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06/30/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110155128 - Nasal spray and tissue dispenser: A spray package including: a container defining a cavity, the cavity having first and second compartments; a spray projection having an orifice in fluid communication with the first compartment; the container having an outlet in communication with the second compartment; a therapeutic liquid disposed in the first compartment and being... Agent:

20110155129 - Enhanced eductor design: The present invention provides for an enhanced eductor element that significantly increases the amount of pressure generated at the siphon tube without significantly increasing the flow resistance through the eductor. The invention further provides for breath-actuated inhalation devices comprising the enhanced eductor element as an actuation mechanism.... Agent: Map Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20110155130 - Dronabinol treatment for migraines: In various embodiments, the present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and methods of administering such compositions to treat migraines.... Agent: Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20110155131 - Medical vaporizer and method of control of a medical vaporizer: An anesthetic vaporizer and a method of control thereof includes measuring a composition of the carrier gas with a first sensor and measuring a composition of a combined gas with a second sensor, and using these values with a controller to operate a flow valve for the regulation of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20110155132 - Humidification of respiratory gases: A humidifier (14) for humidifying a flow of breathable gas to be delivered to a patient includes a chamber (16) configured to receive the flow of breathable gas; a tub (20) configured to contain a supply of water, the tub being configured to be inserted into the chamber; a lid... Agent: Resmed Limited

20110155133 - Mask pressure regulation in cpap treatment and assisted respiration by dynamic control of mask vent flow: An air delivery system includes an air flow generator to provide a pressurized flow of air, a patient interface to provide a seal with the patient's face in use, an air delivery conduit to interconnect the air flow generator and the patient interface, and a controllable vent valve to control... Agent: Resmed Limited

20110155134 - Session-by-session adjustment of a device for treating sleep disordered breathing: A method is disclosed for operating a device that treats sleep disordered breathing (SDB) during successive treatment sessions, where the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during sleep. The method comprises the steps of applying a constant treatment pressure during a first session and deriving a sleep disorder index (SDI)... Agent:

20110155136 - Gas inspiratory and expiratory device and respiratory mask having the same: A gas inspiratory and expiratory device for a respiratory mask includes a tubular housing having top and bottom ends, an air chamber formed between the bottom and top ends, a vent hole for fluid communication of the air chamber with ambient atmosphere, and a passage hole for fluid communication of... Agent: Galemed Xiamen Co., Ltd

20110155135 - Isolation valve for a closed suction device: An isolation valve for a closed suction device has a body and a valve. The body has a communicating channel, a patient end connector, a breathing circuit connector and a suction tube connector. The communicating channel has a chamber and an opening. The patient end connector, the breathing circuit connector... Agent: Vitaltec Corporation

20110155137 - Filtering face-piece respirator having an auxetic mesh in the mask body: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that has a harness 14 and a mask body 12. The mask body 12 includes a support structure 16 and a filtering structure 18. The support structure 16 contains an auxetic mesh 20 that has been molded into an intended cup-shape configuration, and the filtering... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110155138 - Mask: A mask is revealed. The mask includes an upper construction surface and a lower construction surface, respectively disposed above and under a middle construction surface and having a main body that is arranged above and under a middle construction surface. The upper construction surface and/or the lower construction surface further... Agent:

20110155139 - Cushion for a patient interface: A respiratory mask is provided having an outer shell coupled to a cushion for the delivery of a gas to a user. The cushion of the respiratory mask has at least one pleat disposed in the cushion in order to provide varying degrees of flexibility and support about the cushion.... Agent: Ric Investments, LLC

20110155140 - Respiratory patient interfaces: Various embodiments of respiratory patient interfaces that may be used to treat a variety of disorders involving upper airway obstruction, such as, without limitation, Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), obstructive sleep hypopnea, and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). A number of the embodiments employ a nasal pillow assembly including a frame... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.v.

20110155141 - Wearable article that stiffens upon sudden force: A wearable article made from a nonwoven fabric that includes a plurality of coated fibers. The coated fibers have an exterior surface and a coating composition on at least a portion of the exterior surface. The coating composition includes an aminofunctionalized silane and a dialdehyde, where the weight percent of... Agent:

20110155144 - Adjustable mandibular protrusion splint for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea: A two-part mandibular protrusion splint (1) for preventing at least one of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The mandibular protrusion splint (1) comprises both a lower part (2) and an upper part (3) and each part includes a shaping and flexurally rigid tray (2a, 3a) which is open, during use,... Agent:

20110155142 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for constraining and/or supporting tissue structures along an airway: Systems and methods implant structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth. The structures can be sized and configured to resist buckling of tissue structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth in a cranial direction. The systems and methods can also be sized and configured,... Agent: Sileomed, Inc.

20110155143 - Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea prevention and treatment device: A snoring and obstructive sleep apnea prevention and treatment device has an oral device portion with a centrally disposed plate portion. The plate portion has a suction cup on its tongue facing side which helps hold it in place and to keep the tongue from moving back towards the throat,... Agent:

20110155145 - Medical lens assemblies and sterile drapes with a lens assembly: Medical lens assemblies and sterile drapes with a lens assembly are presented herein. In one embodiment, a lens assembly includes an annular lens housing that is attachable to a medical drape. The lens housing is configured to releasably attach to a medical device, such as a surgical microscope. An annular... Agent:

20110155146 - Mouthpiece and related systems and methods: Mouthpiece retention systems and methods are shown and described. In one example, a mouthpiece includes a guard shaped to fit in a wearer's mouth and a magnet. In other examples, the mouthpiece includes a semi-rigid grip having a proximate end attached to the guard and a distal end securing the... Agent:

20110155147 - Quasi-triangular in-ear device: The in-ear device is shaped to fit a wearer's ear morphology. The device includes a main body having at least three generally convex sides, an innermost face and an outermost face. A first side is shaped to fit the tragus of a wearer's ear, and a second side is shaped... Agent:

20110155148 - Shoulder immobilizer and fracture stabilization device: A shoulder immobilizer (20) includes a semi-rigid or rigid orthosis, in the form of an arm support (22), which supports the upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrist of a patient. A bolster (24) is positioned between the patient and the arm support (22). A body strap (26) extends around the... Agent: Cradle Medical, Inc.

20110155149 - Percutanous methods for creating native tissue venous valves: Percutaneous methods of forming a venous valve from autologous tissue are disclosed. The methods include percutaneously creating one or two subintimal dissections for forming one or two flaps of intimal tissue. In one method, a puncture element is delivered by a catheter based delivery system to a treatment site where... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

  
06/23/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110146670 - Nebuliser for ventilation machines and a ventilation machine comprising such a nebuliser: Atomizer for a ventilation machine with a ventilator (100), comprising a body (1, 2) with a first connection (10) for connecting the atomizer to a ventilator (100) and a second connection (31) for connecting the atomizer to a line (103) leading to a patient, wherein the body forms a flow... Agent: Pari Pharma Gmbh

20110146671 - Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of delivering the same: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a chemical compound or a herb extract or the combination having at least one of the activities of antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, anti-cancer, promoting membrane healing or immunomodulating, for the treatment and prevention of a disease of a mammal. The present... Agent:

20110146672 - Breathing aid: In accordance with the principles of the present invention, breathing aid is provided. The breathing aid includes a middle portion that defines a breathing aperture that provides air flow out of the mouth of the user. An incisor is defined on the top of the middle portion and sized to... Agent:

20110146674 - Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway: Devices and methods for delivering substances to lung tissue through an extra-anatomic passage created in an airway.... Agent: Broncus Technologies, Inc.

20110146673 - Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The methods and devices disclosed altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of individuals having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.... Agent: Broncus Technologies, Inc.

20110146675 - Diving snorkel-mounted water stopper with multiple separated air valve openings independently controllable by float units arranged in one-to-one correspondence thereto: A diving snorkel-mounted water stopper includes a sleeve unit defining a plurality of circumferentially spaced receiving chambers and a plurality of separated air valve openings corresponding to the tops of the receiving chambers; a ring-shaped housing externally located around the sleeve unit and having a plurality of air intakes formed... Agent:

20110146677 - Aerosol formulation for copd: The stable aerosol solution formulations comprising glycopyrronium chloride are useful for administration to patients with COPD and other respiratory conditions.... Agent: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.a.

20110146676 - Operating room/intervention room: A hospital layout comprising a plurality of adjacent OR/intervention rooms (46, 48) uniquely configured and equipped to perform surgical and other interventional procedures, with adjacent intubation rooms (52) configured and equipped to prepare patients for procedures to occur in the OR/intervention rooms and at least one extubation room (54) adjacent... Agent: Nbbj Design LLP

20110146678 - Process for improving crystallinity: This invention provides a process for increasing the crystallinity of at least one solid material which is less than 100% crystalline, comprising contacting said solid material with solvent in which the solid material is insoluble or poorly soluble (a non-solvent); and applying ultrasound to the solid material when in contact... Agent:

20110146679 - Respirator: A respirator with a breathing gas block (2) and with breathing gas ducts (13, 15, 17) and with a heater has the electric components located outside of the breathing gas-carrying areas. A heated distributor plate is flatly in contact on the underside of the breathing gas block (2) and has... Agent: Drager Medical Ag & Co. Kg

20110146680 - Silicone catheter containing chlorhexidine gluconate: r

20110146681 - Adaptive flow sensor model: The disclosure describes a novel approach of estimating patient sensor data for sensors in sensor tubing or sensor lines during purging or autozeroing or any other situations under which no measurement is provided by the sensor.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110146682 - Sensor apparatus and method to regulate air flow in a powered air purifying respirator: A probe assembly of a sensor is arranged in an airflow channel. A first probe of the assembly has an inlet. The inlet is at a first point in the airflow channel. A second probe of the assembly has an inlet. The inlet is in fluid communication with the airflow... Agent:

20110146683 - Sensor model: The disclosure describes a novel approach of utilizing a model-based approach for estimating a parameter at the wye without utilizing a sensor at the wye in the circuit proximal to the patient.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110146686 - Autonomous o2 channel extending in the longitudinal direction: The present invention is concerned with a system for the oxygen supply of persons in an aircraft. In order to provide the simplest possible system, which is suitable in particular for a reconfiguration of the seat devices (12), the system has at least one oxygen line, one oxygen feed, and... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh

20110146684 - Foam-based interfacing structure method and apparatus: A cushioning component for use with a mask is constructed of foam material. A patient contacting surface, that is adapted to contact a patient, in use, has a rounded cross sectional profile and a base surface opposed to the patient contacting surface.... Agent: Resmed Limited

20110146687 - Oxygen supply device: An oxygen supply device includes: an oxygen tank (10); a pipe (20) which is connected to the oxygen tank; an oxygen mask (30); and a joint (40) which detachably connects the oxygen mask to the pipe, wherein the joint includes a socket (41) provided for the pipe and a plug... Agent:

20110146685 - Patient interface and aspects thereof: A patient interface has a single loop headstrap and a mask for covering at least the nostrils of the user. The single loop headstrap extends from the mask at either end. A short length of supple conduit is coupled to the mask by a swivel or ball joint to allow... Agent:

20110146688 - Respiratory mask: A respiratory mask includes: a mask body for covering a part of a user's face; left and right wing portions, extending respectively from two opposite sides of the mask body and each having a rear surface adapted for attachment to the user's face; and an adhesive layer formed on the... Agent: Galemed Xiamen Co., Ltd.

20110146689 - Cuffless tracheal tube: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube ventilating device includes a sealing portion near a distal end of the tube. The sealing portion has an electroactive polymer configured to undergo a clinically effective change in volume, thickness, or both upon application of an electrical potential. Such a change in volume,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110146690 - Supraglottic fixation device for endotracheal tubes: According to various embodiments, an endotracheal tube ventilating device with a sealing cuff includes an anchoring device. The anchoring device may be secured to the tube above the sealing cuff and extend outwardly from the tubular body. In addition, the anchoring device may be configured to be positioned completely within... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110146691 - Tracheal catheter with suction lumen port in close proximity to the cuff: Endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes have an inflatable cuff for sealing the trachea so that a patient may be ventilated through a respiratory lumen of the tube. As a result of sealing the trachea outside of the tube, liquids accumulate above the cuff. If these liquids are allowed to move into... Agent:

20110146692 - Implant delivery device: Devices and methods are disclosed for the delivery of a compressible implant into a bodily lumen. The delivery device includes an enlarged section that is configured to house the implant during delivery thereof into a patient. In certain embodiments, the implant is kept within the delivery device in a substantially... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20110146693 - Intrauterine delivery system for contraception: The invention relates to a method for contraception and for reducing menstrual problems and inducing amenorrhea, wherein an intrauterine delivery device is used for the controlled release of a combination of progestogen or a drug having a progestogenic activity and at least one therapeutically active substance capable of preventing or... Agent:

20110146694 - Patient extremity drape: A drape for covering a patient extremity. The drape comprises (a) a flexible tube having at least one open end and (b) an elongated bandage. At least one end portion of the elongated bandage is permanently affixed in a position on the outer surface of the tube.... Agent:

20110146695 - Penile foreskin restraining device and method: The penis foreskin restrictive device for an uncircumcised male wearer comprises a thin-walled sleeve of elastic material and has a diameter to firmly embrace the penis of the wearer when the penis is in the non-erection state. When applied, the sleeve is spaced from the glans penis so that during... Agent:

  
06/16/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110139150 - Aerosol generating means for inhalation therapy devices: The invention describes an aerosol generator for inhalation therapy devices, in which an oscillatable assembly, consisting of at least a membrane and an oscillation generator, is mounted in an encapsulating means such that at least the membrane is exposed for the supply of liquid and the generation of an aerosol,... Agent: Pari Pharma Gmbh

20110139149 - Bottle for sinus cavity rinse: A vessel for use in rinsing a user's nasal cavities includes a main body, a spout, a self-sealing nozzle, and a flow control valve actuable by the user. The spout extends off of the main body and the elastomeric nozzle attached to the spout defines an outer skirt having a... Agent: Water Pik, Inc.

20110139151 - Tracheal tube and tube extension: The present disclosure describes systems that may extend the proximal length of a tracheal tube. A tracheal tube extension system may be provided that includes secure attachment features used to securely couple a tracheal tube to a tracheal tube extension. The tracheal tube extension may be attached to the proximal... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110139152 - Antibiotic microparticles for inhalation: Powder formulations for inhalation which comprise microparticles containing an antibiotic and magnesium stearate are useful for the treatment of bacterial infections associated with certain pulmonary diseases.... Agent: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.a.

20110139153 - Breathing assistance device with several secure respirator modes and associated method: A breathing assistance device, capable of operating according to several respiratory modes forming a list of possible modes. The device is equipped with a mechanism for selecting a desired mode from a group of modes that can be selected. The device also includes a mechanism for realizing a configuration diagnostic... Agent: Resmed Paris

20110139154 - Identification system and method for mask and ventilator components: Components of a CPAP or other patient ventilation apparatus have a remotely-readable identification tag encoded with component identification. data. The flow generator controller is programmed to receive data derived from the identification tag from a tag reader, and to adapt functions of the flow controller to coordinate with the component.... Agent: Resmed Limited

20110139155 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring the cardiovascular condition of patients with sleep disordered breathing: A method for relating to each other cardiovascular and sleep disordered breathing conditions of a patient. The patient's heart rate and/or detailed echocardiogram data is monitored and recorded continuously or periodically together with sleep disordered breathing information on similar time scales. Changes in the patient's heart rate associated with changes... Agent:

20110139156 - 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:

20110139157 - System and method of delivering emergency breathable gas supply to underground mines: A system for delivering a sustainable emergency supply of breathable gas to a chamber in an underground mine includes a source of breathable gas, a pipe system for transporting the breathable gas buried below the mine floor in fluid connection with the gas source, and a regulator that controls the... Agent: Micon

20110139158 - Unidirectional valves and filtering face masks comprising unidirectional valves: A unidirectional valve for use with a filtering face mask. The valve can include a flap, and a valve seat. The flap can be cantilevered and can flex away from a seal surface of the valve seat to an open position. The valve can further include a housing that at... Agent: 3m Innovative Poperties Company

20110139159 - Method and apparatus for preventing occlusion of a tracheal tube suction lumen: There is provided a medical tube lumen plug, comprising: a plug, comprising: a body configured to be mechanically coupled to a lumen of a medical tube; and a protrusion configured to extend external to the medical tube, wherein the protrusion is configured to prevent occlusion of an aperture, wherein the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110139160 - Method of facilitating inhalation of controlled quantities of exhaled air: A method of intercepting controlled quantities of air exhaled from at least one of two nostrils on an individual's nose to permit inhalation of the intercepted air, including the steps of: providing an air flow intercepting apparatus; and placing the air flow intercepting apparatus in an operative position relative to... Agent:

20110139161 - Health aid device: A tubular device for being disposed on a penis of a user is provided. The tubular device includes a proximal end to facilitate disposition of the tubular device on the penis and a distal end substantially opposite the proximal end. Further, the tubular device includes a wall defining a hollow... Agent:

20110139162 - Bruxism protective device: t

20110139163 - Vibration apparatus for stimulating paranasal sinuses: A vibration device includes a vibrating element positioned to stimulate the paranasal sinuses of a user when the user is wearing the device. The device includes a control assembly for powering the vibrating element, the control assembly including at least one battery, a control switch for varying the voltage supplied... Agent:

  
06/09/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110132354 - Method for nasal irrigation and drug delivery: The present invention provides a method of treating neoplasms of the nasal cavity. Fluid containing corticosteroids held in a canister is atomized via a compressed air supply to create particles sized for penetration and retention in the nasal cavity under pressure that is able to stent open the soft tissues... Agent:

20110132355 - Treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with nebulized beta 2-agonist or combined nebulized beta 2-agonist and anticholinergic administration: Inhalation solutions for administration of beta 2-agonists or combinations of muscarinic antagonists and beta 2-agonists for the treatment of breathing disorders, such as COPD, are provided. The inhalation solutions are administered by nebulization, particularly with a high efficiency nebulizer.... Agent:

20110132356 - Compositions for pulmonary delivery of long-acting b2 adrenergic receptor agonists 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: Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.

20110132357 - Compositions, methods & systems for respiratory delivery of two or more active agents: Compositions, methods and systems are provided for pulmonary or nasal delivery of two or more active agents via a metered dose inhaler. In one embodiment, the compositions include a suspension medium, active agent particles, and suspending particles, in which the active agent particles and suspending particles form a co-suspension within... Agent: Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.

20110132359 - Compactable inhaling device: The invention relates to an inhaling device, especially for administration of inhaled treatments for management of bronchopulmonary disorders, comprising a substantially tubular, axial reservoir that delimits an inhaling chamber, of which a first end is joined to a dosing aerosol containing an active principle, and of which a second, opposite... Agent:

20110132358 - Inhaler: An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive a strip of blisters each having a puncturable lid and containing a dose of medicament for inhalation by a user, a mouthpiece through which a dose of medicament is inhaled by a user and, an actuator operable to sequentially move... Agent: Vectura Delivery Devices Limited

20110132360 - Ventilator device: A ventilator with integrated breathing air humidifier has atleast two defined air pathways provided in the breathing air humidifier, wherein the breathing air humidifier is installed and fixed on a horizontal surface of the ventilator. The ventilator with integratable breathing air humidifier has a breathing air humidifier with atleast a... Agent: Weinmann Gerate Fur Medizin Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110132363 - Breathing assistance apparatus: A breathing assistance apparatus operates in alternating inhalation and expiratory phases wherein a) the control means of the apparatus comprise selection means capable of selecting a pressure parameter or a flow rate parameter to define; b) the reference value for the gas source, the selection means are controlled by an... Agent: Resmed Paris

20110132361 - Ventilation system with removable primary display: The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilator system. The disclosure describes a novel respiratory system including a removable primary display and system status display. Further, the disclosure describes a novel method for displaying ventilator information and a novel method for controlling a ventilator system.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132362 - Ventilation system with system status display including a user interface: The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilator system. The disclosure describes a novel respiratory system including a removable primary display and system status display. Further, the disclosure describes a novel method for displaying ventilator information and a novel method for controlling a ventilator system.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132364 - Ventilator respiratory gas accumulator with dip tube: This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator for storing a gas mixture. The disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator located away from the flow path that reduces or eliminates pockets... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132366 - Ventilator respiratory gas accumulator with purge valve: This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator for storing a gas mixture. This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator located away from the flow path that reduces/eliminates pockets of an... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132365 - Ventilator respiratory gas accumulator with sampling chamber: This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator for storing a gas mixture. The disclosure describes a novel approach for determining the concentrations of gas found in the accumulator by utilizing a sampling chamber. The disclosure further describes a novel approach... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132367 - Ventilator respiratory variable-sized gas accumulator: This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator for storing a gas mixture. The disclosure further describes a novel approach for a fast delivery of a change in gas mixture to a patient by utilizing a variable-sized accumulator.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132370 - Blood glucose regulation through control of breathing: A respiratory treatment apparatus (1) provides blood glucose monitoring and breathing control based on detected blood glucose information. In an example embodiment, a flow generator provides a flow of breathable gas at a pressure above atmospheric to a patient interface according to a pressure treatment control protocol such as a... Agent: Resmed Limited

20110132368 - Display of historical alarm status: This disclosure describes embodiments of alarm systems and methods for use in devices such as medical ventilators. Embodiments described provide for an apparatus of an interactive multilevel alarm system. Embodiments of the alarms also provide, at a glance, current alarm and device status information and historical alarm information to the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132369 - Ventilation system with system status display: The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilator system. The disclosure describes a novel system including a removable primary display and system status display. Further, the disclosure describes a novel method for displaying ventilator information and a novel method for controlling a ventilator system.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110132371 - Alarm indication system: This disclosure describes embodiments of alarm systems and methods for use in devices such as medical ventilators. Embodiments described provide for an apparatus of an interactive multilevel alarm system. Embodiments of the alarms also provide, at a glance, current alarm and device status information and historical alarm information to the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett, LLC.

20110132372 - Intra-nasal air filtration devices and methods: An intra-nasal air filtration device includes a filter material. The filter material is sized to fit a nasal vestibule of a user, is resilient such that it expands after compression for insertion into the nasal vestibule, and blocks passage of airborne particles while permitting passage of air during inhalation by... Agent:

20110132373 - Biohazard mask filter: An exhalate filter medium for a biohazard mask is made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and surrounding layers of a wicking material and an antimicrobial material. The exhalate filter may be contained in a removable and replaceable cartridge snap-fit into the surface of a biohazard mask.... Agent: Lincoln Advanced Technologies, LLC

20110132374 - Molded monocomponent monolayer respirator: A molded respirator is made from a monocomponent monolayer nonwoven web of continuous charged monocomponent meltspun partially crystalline and partially amorphous oriented fibers of the same polymeric composition that have been bonded to form a coherent and handleable web which further may be softened while retaining orientation and fiber structure.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110132375 - System and method for forming a custom-molded medical mask: A custom medical mask includes a substantially rigid custom-fitted sealing ridge that has been shaped to correspond to a compressed shape of soft tissues of a user's face. The sealing ridge includes first, second, and third ridges. The first ridge corresponds to a first portion of the user's face extending... Agent: Airway Technologies, LLC

20110132376 - Topical antiviral formulations: The present invention relates to formulations of nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), preferably [2-(6-Amino-purin-9-yl)-1-methyl-ethoxymethyl]-phosphonic acid (tenofovir, PMPA), or a physiologically functional derivative thereof, suitable for topical application and their use in the prevention of HIV infections.... Agent: International Partnership For Microbicides, Inc.

20110132377 - Therapeutic device for inducing blood pressure modulation: A Kinetic Recliner Bed or Chair apparatus intended for enhancing blood circulation, and lymph and neural fluid flow throughout a person's body. The person is placed supinely in a comfortable and relaxed state on a bed or chair member that is driven, either at the nominal cyclic rate of a... Agent:

20110132378 - Systems and methods for controlling position: Systems and methods for controlling the position of a user of a wearable positional therapy device are provided. The wearable position therapy device can be configured to monitor and store physiological signals that can be used to assess sleep quality and sleeping position of a user. The device can be... Agent: Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc.

20110132379 - Head-shape remodelling instrument: A cranial orthosis for infants, which can not only prevent the brachycephaly and plagiocephaly but also correct a brachycephalic head into a scaphocephalic head, is provided. The cranial orthosis includes a protective outer cover that is formed of a hard material and having an inner surface formed in a scaphocephalic... Agent:

20110132380 - Mouth guard: A mouth guard comprising a top mouth piece for engaging the top teeth and a bottom mouth piece for engaging the bottom teeth. The mouth guard also comprises a central section having one or more ports for receiving an endotracheal tube, oral gastric tube, and/or oral suction tube. In a... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas

  
06/02/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110126826 - Cradle for semi-automatic emergency medication dose nebulizer: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple... Agent:

20110126827 - Inhaler: An inhaler (1) is proposed for delivering a preferably powdered formulation from a blister strip (3) having a plurality of blister pockets (4). The inhaler comprises a life span blocking device (31) which blocks opening of a cover (15) of the inhaler in a blocking state by means of locking... Agent: Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

20110126828 - Personal air purifier: This invention relates to a personal air purifier having a housing with a filtering-and-purifying unit, a fan and an air-velocity-controlling unit therein. Under the control of the air-velocity-controlling unit, the fan can draw air through an air inlet into the housing and supply it via the filtering-and-purifying unit and a... Agent:

20110126829 - Apparatus and system for a battery pack assembly used during mechanical ventilation: This disclosure describes methods and apparatus for indicating battery cell status on a battery pack assembly used during mechanical ventilation. Embodiments described herein seek to provide methods for indicating battery cell status on the exposed exterior of a battery assembly pack both when the battery is in use and when... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110126830 - Delivery devices: A delivery device for delivering a metered amount of substance, the delivery device comprising: a mouthpiece (17) through which a user in use exhales; an outlet (19) through which substance is in use delivered; a housing (21) fluidly connected to the mouthpiece and the outlet, such, that exhalation by the... Agent: Optinose As

20110126831 - Portable essence vaporizer: The portable essence vaporizer according to the present invention comprises a heat source for heating up an air flow which is passed through a substance from which the essence is to be extracted and is supplied to the user, and it comprises a heat exchanger which provides heat generated by... Agent:

20110126833 - Closed loop control system for a high frequency oscillation ventilator: A control system for a high frequency oscillating ventilator (HFOV) includes an oscillator controller and a mean airway pressure (MAP) controller. The HFOV includes a reciprocating piston which is adapted to generate positive and negative pressure waves for delivery to a patient airway. The oscillator controller comprises a pair of... Agent:

20110126832 - Exhalation valve assembly: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110126834 - Exhalation valve assembly with integral flow sensor: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110126835 - Exhalation valve assembly with integrated filter and flow sensor: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110126837 - Exhalation valve assembly with integrated filter: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110126836 - Exhalation valve assembly with selectable contagious/non-contagious latch: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20110126838 - Respiratory nasal mask with pivotable arm for holding and orientating the forehead support: A respiratory mask, in particular a nasal mask, comprising a mask body (1) with an internal chamber (10), an expansion part (2) being arranged on the mask body (1) and projecting upwardly from said mask body (1), said expansion part (2) comprising a traversing orifice (3), a holding arm (4)... Agent: Air Liquide Medical Systems

20110126840 - Adjustable oral airway devices, and adjustable oral airway kits: Some embodiments include oral airway assemblies that can include a body having an opening extending from a first end of the body to a second end of the body with the body having upper and lower portions in one cross section. A flange can be included that extends from the... Agent:

20110126839 - Respiratory facemask with sliding endotracheal tube holder: A respiratory therapy facemask configured to be positioned against a patient's face and adjacent the patient's mouth, includes a face plate configured for attachment to the patient and defining an opening, the face plate including a laterally extending track defining a slot. A tube rest assembly is configured for being... Agent:

20110126841 - Patient interface device: A patient interface device that includes a support member sized and configured to span at least a portion of a patient's face while remaining below the patient's eyes responsive to the patient interface device being donned by such a patient and a sealing assembly operatively coupled to the support member... Agent: Ric Investments, LLC

20110126842 - Compacted sexual-transmitted-disease controller brief: A compacted sexual-transmitted-disease controller brief which encases the lower abdomen, pelvic region (including genitalia and anus) and upper thigh regions of a user. The compacted controller brief is comprised of a waist enclosure, a pelvic enclosure, left and right upper thigh enclosures and a condom enclosure that are each compacted... Agent:

20110126844 - Device for positioning a surgical tool in the body of a patient: The present disclosure relates to a device for positioning and/or orienting, in the body of a patient, a surgical tool carried by a tool-holder, including a platform capable of being placed on the body of the patient, an orientable carrier, at least one part of which is rigidly connected to... Agent: Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Mexico

20110126843 - Limb support device: One embodiment comprises a limb support device that includes a vertical support, a base connected to a lower end of the vertical support and a head portion connected to an upper end of the vertical support. In this embodiment, the base includes a set of foldable legs that can be... Agent:

20110126845 - Surgical cover having integrated fluid barrier: The invention relates to a disposable surgical cover having a fluid impermeable base cover material with a lower side facing the patient during use and an upper side, wherein the upper side comprises an absorbent layer, a first absorbent region, and at least one second absorbent region. For this purpose... Agent:

20110126846 - Original ear popper stopper pressurized headset: The present invention device provides a device designed to prevent ear pain or discomfort due to air pressure changes when flying, comprising a head unit resembling a set of lightweight headphones, featuring an adjustable bridge that allows the unit to be worn by adults and children alike. The unique aspects... Agent:

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