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Surgery October categorized by USPTO classification 10/12

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10/25/2012 > 30 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20120266870 - Drug delivery apparatus and method: A nebulizer (1) comprises one or more removable components (5,7,9,13), for example a mesh assembly (9), mouthpiece, plunger assembly (7) and medication chamber (13), each having an associated data carrier (5a, 7a, 9a). The data carrier (5a, 7a, 9a) can be used to store information indicating the type of removable... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120266871 - Seal for a dispensing apparatus: The present invention relates to a seal for a valve for use in a pharmaceutical dispensing device, which seal is formed from an elastomeric composition comprising: (a) one or more elastomers; and (b) a cross-linking agent comprising an aliphatic dialkyl peroxide and/or an aliphatic perketal peroxide.... Agent: Consort Medical PLC

20120266872 - Nebulizer kit and nebulizer: The present nebulizer kit has a case body having a wall surface with a linear portion. The wall surface can serve as a barrier to change positively toward an aerosol discharge port a stream of aerosol flowing out from an external air introduction path in a direction away from the... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20120266873 - Integrated positive airway pressure apparatus: A gas delivery system that provides positive airway pressure therapy. A mask couples to a patient's face to deliver pressurized gas to an airway of the patient. The mask includes a flow generator system disposed on the mask and that pressurizes the gas, the flow generator including at least one... Agent: Deshum Medical, LLC.

20120266874 - Human healing ability enhancing apparatus and method for actuating human healing ability enhancing apparatus: A human healing ability enhancing apparatus includes an airtight part that is capable of being airtight; a decompression pump that decompresses air pressure in the airtight part and communicates with an exhaust port of the airtight part; and an over-decompression prevention device for preventing over-decompression in which the air pressure... Agent:

20120266878 - Liquid medicine ejection device: A liquid medicine ejection device for ejecting a liquid medicine as liquid droplets to be inhaled by a user includes means for providing information on the ejection to the user without providing means for determining a state of the ejection when a preliminary ejection operation is carried out, the preliminary... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120266877 - Medicament administration device: The invention relates to a medicament administration device (1) comprising a rigid medicament container (2) for a liquid medicament with an outlet (3) for the medicament, a storage means (4) for storing solid particles (5), and a feeding means for feeding solid particles (5) from the storage means (4) into... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120266875 - Medicament container: The invention relates to a medicament container (1) for a liquid medicament, the medicament container (1) comprising a flexible bag (2) with an outlet (4), the bag (2) surrounded by a braid (3), arranged for lengthening and narrowing when being pulled in longitudinal direction (L).... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120266876 - Medicament container: The invention relates to a medicament container (2), comprising a bag (3) with an outlet (4), the bag (3) compressible by a compression means (6), the bag (3) having an inner surface arranged to stick when subjected to the compression means (6). The invention also refers to an arrangement (1)... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120266879 - System and method of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient: Described are methods and systems for delivering pharmaceutical gas to a patient. The methods and systems utilize a high flow valve and a low flow valve in parallel flow paths. The pharmaceutical gas may be provided as a pulse during the first half of the patient's inspiratory cycle.... Agent: Ino Therapeutics LLC

20120266880 - Breathing assistance apparatus: A device for use as part of a breathing assistance system for providing gases to a user. The device may include a fan, an enclosure for receiving a humidification chamber or both. A user interface of the device can indicate the operating mode of the device, whether a peripheral device... Agent:

20120266881 - Method and apparatus for the removal of anaesthetic agents from breathing gas: Method for the removal of volatile anesthetic agents from breathing gas in an apparatus for respirating of patients provided with a closed line or conduit system in which breathing gas may be circulated, comprising leading the breathing gas or a part thereof through a filtering apparatus with activated carbon, wherein... Agent: Alcmair Partners Bv

20120266882 - Apparatus for respiratory support and non-invasive detection of alveolar derecruitment for patients suffering from respiratory failure: Apparatus for respiratory support and non-invasive detection of alveolar recruitment/derecruitment provides air supply to a patient at a base pressure and an additional pressure which can be varied at a frequency of from 5 to 10 Hz and transducers applied to the conduits supplying air to the patient to send... Agent: Politecnico Di Milano

20120266883 - Gas concentrator with removable cartridge adsorbent beds: portable oxygen concentrator designed for medical use where the sieve beds, adsorbers, are designed to be replaced by a patient. The concentrator is designed so that the beds are at least partially exposed to the outside of the system and can be easily released by a simple user-friendly mechanism. Replacement... Agent: Inogen, Inc.

20120266886 - Cushion for patient interface: A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120266887 - Double-ended blower and volutes therefor: A variable speed blower for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) ventilation of patients includes two impellers in the gas flow path that cooperatively pressurize gas to desired pressure and flow characteristics. Thus, the blower can provide faster pressure response and desired flow characteristics over a narrower range of motor speeds,... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120266884 - Exhaust port assembly that minimizes noise: A deflector mechanism (20) for use with a respiratory interface device (8) is provided. The interface device includes a cushion (8a), a mask frame (8b) supporting the cushion, a patient circuit (6) coupled to the mask frame adapted to carry a flow of gas, and an exhaust port (10) integrated... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120266885 - Non-invasive ventilation mask and use thereof: The present invention relates to a non-invasive-ventilation-mask to patients with and ongoing endoscopic procedure without interrupting the procedure, without removing the endoscopic probe and without requiring endotracheal intubation.... Agent:

20120266888 - Automatic water removal device and method: A device and method is provided for automatically removing water or accumulated moisture from a breathing circuit. The device includes a housing with breathing circuit flow entry and exit ports and a water drainage port. A buoyant body in the housing can mate with a float valve seat to seal... Agent: Teleflex Medical Incorporated

20120266889 - Breathing air production and distribution system: A breathing air production and filtration system has an air generation assembly and a distribution assembly. The generation assembly has a compressor and filtration components to generate breathing air. The distribution assembly has collection pots with multiple connections for manifolds. For their part, the manifolds have multiple connectors for the... Agent: Total Safety Us, Inc.

20120266890 - Butterfly nasal interface: A nasal interface including a hard base and a soft pad portion with angled butterfly wing portions. The soft pad portion is connected to the hard base portion, and in some arrangements, can be removed from the hard base portion. The soft pad portion includes a bellows positioned between a... Agent: Sleep Science LLC

20120266891 - System for transtracheal administration of oxygen: A system for transtracheal administration of supplemental oxygen to a patient in need of continuous long tem oxygen therapy comprising a cannula (1), a transtracheal catheter (3) and an absorbing preformed disk (30), placed under a fixing flange (11) in order to absorb possible secretions.... Agent: Covidien Ag

20120266892 - Tethered implant and related method of use: An implant configured for insertion and placement within a fallopian tube of a female during a sterilization procedure. The implant includes an implant body having proximal and distal ends and a tether. The tether is attached to the implant body and extends a distance away from the implant body. The... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20120266893 - Vasectomy devices, kits, and methods of using same: Conventional vasectomy techniques suffer from a number of disadvantages, including, for example, a substantial risk for the development of hematomas and swelling, a potential for spontaneous regeneration and undesired resumption of fertility, a need for a highly skilled surgical professional, as well as a long recovery period, accompanied by severe... Agent:

20120266894 - Medical support pillow for facilitating tracheal intubation on obese patient: A medical support pillow for facilitating tracheal intubation on obese patient comprises a base section, an upper pad, a left arm rest, and a right arm rest. The base section comprises a head section, a back section, and an indentation. The head section and the back section are connected to... Agent:

20120266895 - System and method for percutaneous palate remodeling: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the palatal tissue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the soft palate and may be secured to other surrounding, less mobile structures such as the hard palate or the mucosa overlying the hard palate. The implant may be manipulated... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120266896 - Bruxism protective device: A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs extending rearward and adapted to be positioned around the outer surfaces of a person's upper gums and teeth, and... Agent:

20120266897 - Bruxism protective device: A one-piece molded bruxism treatment device which in upright orientation has top and bottom parts, including: an elongated band having a generally U-shape defining a closed front end part and legs extending rearward and adapted to be positioned around the outer surfaces of a person's upper gums and teeth, and... Agent:

20120266898 - Immobilization device: A device for immobilizing a patient for a medical test or operation includes a molding element that is convertible from a flexible, elastic form to a rigid form by the application of a vacuum. The molding element is attached to the patient by an elastic layer while in the flexible,... Agent: Isys Medizintechnik Gmbh

20120266899 - Patient positioning system: A method, system, and apparatus for positioning a patient. A set of arm positioning sleeves is provided. Each arm positioning sleeve in the set of arm positioning sleeves is wrapped around a portion of an arm of a user lying on an operating table. One end of each body strap... Agent: Goldwall LLC

  
10/18/2012 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20120260913 - Nebulizer: A nebulizer is proposed which comprises an insertable container and a securing means for holding the container in the nebulizer such that the container can move back and forth but can not be separated. The securing means is formed by a metal unitary part. The securing means forms a transportation... Agent: Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

20120260914 - Method and apparatus for altering and or minimizing underwater noise: To reduce or eliminate the startle response in aquatic life, embodiments of the present invention alter the sound produced by a diver's exhaled bubbles by adjusting up or down the frequency of the sound produced by the bubbles.... Agent:

20120260915 - Nasal devices: A nasal delivery device and a method of delivering substance to a nasal airway of a subject can be used for mass treatment, especially mass vaccination. The delivery device can include an interface unit, as a replaceable unit, having at least one nosepiece unit for fitting to a respective nostril... Agent: Optinose As

20120260917 - Dry powder inhaler: The present invention relates to an inhaler which is appropriate for delivery of medicament in dry powder form used in respiratory diseases, particularly in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, the present invention relates to an inhaler which includes a blister package appropriate for carrying the medicament... Agent:

20120260916 - Dry-powder inhaler: An inhaler for delivering dry-powder medicament to a patient from an open blister pocket of a blister pack. The inhaler includes a housing for enclosing used and unused portions of the blister pack together with a medicament dispensing mechanism. The inhaler also includes a manifold through which air can be... Agent:

20120260918 - Method of controlling a powered air purifying respirator: A method of controlling a powered air purifying respirator blower system to detect a low air pressure high airflow event is disclosed. The blower system comprises a fan powered by an electric motor, controlled by an electronic control unit for delivering a forced flow of filtered air to a user.... Agent:

20120260919 - Diaphragm: A diaphragm for a lung demand valve, including a chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear (CBRN) layer which is sufficiently resistant to the permeation of at least some CBRN agents and a resilient layer which is resiliently deformable. The CRBN layer is arranged to restrict the permeation of at least some... Agent: Draeger Safety Uk Limited

20120260920 - Face mask having welded thermoplastic mask body: A respirator 10 that includes a mask body 12 and at least one filter cartridge 24. The mask body 12 has a central portion 14 and a peripheral portion 16. The filter cartridge 24 is attached to the rigid central portion 16. The peripheral portion 14 is made from a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120260921 - Endotracheal tube with bronchoscope viewing port: Provided is a side-by-side dual lumen ventilation tube and viewing tube combination. The ventilation tube can be sized similar to conventional endotracheal tubes and the viewing tube can be sized to receive a bronchoscope of a desired size. Also provided are methods of using the dual lumen medical device such... Agent:

20120260922 - Topical use of hydroxytyrosol and derivatives for the prevention of hiv infection: o

20120260923 - Apparatus and method for migrating anatomic parts: An apparatus has an anatomic positioner for migrating an anatomic part. The anatomic positioner has a mechanism for joining the apparatus to a side of a patient platform. A support member joins to the mechanism and extends longitudinally along the side. A breaking assembly moves longitudinally along the support member.... Agent: Design Md LLC.

20120260924 - Mouthguard: An improved mouthguard is provided for use by individuals having orthodontic appliances, such as braces. The mouthguard comprises an outer guard portion and an inner subguard portion. The subguard provides a barrier between the outer guard and the user's braces, thereby allowing the outer guard to be custom fit to... Agent:

20120260925 - System and method for supporting a drooping head and rehabilitating the muscle groups at cause: A system and method for supporting a user's head in an upright position. A strap is provided that has a first end, a second end, a first attachment section proximate the first end, a second attachment section proximate the second end, and a center section. The center section of the... Agent: Footloose Dancewear, Inc. D/b/a Prima Soft

  
10/11/2012 > 22 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20120255544 - Bepotastine compositions: Novel compositions including bepotastine besilate and a corticosteroid are provided, compositions including at least about 0.008% w/v benzalkonium chloride, and compositions including hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose E15 LV.... Agent: Ista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20120255545 - Aerosol delivery system: A ventilator assembly includes a housing defining an inhalation interior space and an exhalation interior space separate from the inhalation interior space. A ventilator port is positioned at a first location of the housing and defines a first passageway in communication with the inhalation interior space and the exhalation interior... Agent: Trudell Medical International

20120255546 - Portable vaporizer: A portable vaporizer includes a main body, a removable herbal attachment configured to vaporize and herb, a removable cigarette attachment configured to vaporize the contents of a cigarette, wherein the main body is configured to attach interchangeably to the removable herbal attachment and the removable cigarette attachment.... Agent: Visionary Road

20120255547 - Apparatus for respirating of patients: Apparatus for the respirating of patients with means for the circulating in one direction in a line system of gas, with supplies for the various components of the gas and with a line system part in which a carbon dioxide absorber device is provided, whereby the line system further is... Agent: Alcmair Partners Bv

20120255549 - Counter for a fluid or powder dispenser device: A dose counter, the counter having a base body, with a rotary counter element assembled in the base body on a pin forming the axis of rotation. The rotary counter element co-operating with an actuator member adapted to cause the rotary counter element to turn each time the actuator member... Agent: Valois Sas

20120255548 - Dry powder inhalers: Dry powder inhalers include electronic displays, readers and/or counters that can decrement dose amounts, inhibit misuse, read data on drug containment devices and/or communicate with remote devices. The dry powder containers can include at least a pair of cooperating generally tubular members, including an inner member and a generally tubular... Agent:

20120255550 - Breathing circuit system: A breathing circuit system for supplying a breathable gas from a breathable gas supply system to a patient interface. The system comprises a heated conduit, comprising a hose and a hose heating system associated with the hose, and a plurality of adapter elements. The hose heating system is provided for... Agent: Plastiflex Group

20120255551 - respiratory assistance device: The present disclosure relates to a respiratory assistance device comprising a main tube, forming a main channel, respiratory gas supplying auxiliary channels, deflection means for the respiratory gas coming from the auxiliary channels, sealing means for ensuring a sealed fluid communication between a patient's trachea and the main channel, as... Agent:

20120255552 - Method and apparatus for treating cheyne-stokes respiration: A system and method for delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient. The system monitors a characteristic that varies based on variations of the flow of the breathing gas and determines a Target Flow for the gas to be delivered to the patient based on... Agent: Ric Investments, LLC

20120255553 - Ventilation interface for sleep apnea therapy: The ventilation interface for sleep apnea therapy interfaces a ventilation device to the patient's airways. The ventilation interface includes a pair of nasal inserts made from flexible, resilient silicone which are oval shaped in cross-section and slightly tapered from a base proximal the ventilation supply to the distal tip end.... Agent: Innomed Technologies Inc.

20120255554 - Medical system: A respiratory anesthesia mask has an exposed face. The mask has an interior periphery in a continuous loop to fit a face of a patient. The mask having a centrally located exterior cylinder adapted to couple with a source of respiratory anesthesia gas. The mask has an intermediate section in... Agent:

20120255555 - Inflation and monitoring assembly for a pressure cuff: An assembly structured to inflate a retaining or pressure cuff of a medical device of the type associated with artificial airway tube and concurrently monitor pressure therein. A pump assembly is movably connected to a casing and structured to force fluid flow, for inflation of a pressure chamber of the... Agent:

20120255556 - Fallopian tube filter: Apparatuses and methods are provided for a removable, non-permanent indwelling contraceptive fallopian tube filter that provides an immediate, customized anatomically-fit barrier between sperm and egg to prevent pregnancy without the use of drugs, hormones, or altering the anatomy.... Agent:

20120255557 - Wound care apparatus and methods for making the same: A wound care apparatus having a first surface for supporting a first portion of a patient's leg, and a second surface for supporting a second portion of a patient's leg, the apparatus enabling a healthcare professional to provide unaided treatment to the patient's leg.... Agent:

20120255558 - Tissue guard for medical applications: A tissue guard for medical applications. The tissue guard may include a tissue shielding portion having a central area and a peripheral area, and an attachment portion that is coupled to the shielding portion and adapted to couple to a medical tool. The attachment portion may include a first prong... Agent:

20120255560 - Apparatus for prevention of snoring and improved breathing: According to one embodiment, a dental device is provided. The dental device comprises an arch configured to engage at least some of the teeth of a user's dental arch and having a midline that aligns substantially with the anterior midline of the user's mouth when the arch is inserted in... Agent: Airway Technologies, LLC

20120255559 - Custom dental appliance and method of creating a custom dental appliance: According to one embodiment, a dental device is provided. The dental device comprises an arched frame configured to be positioned proximate to the occlusal surface of a user's dental arch such that the arched frame extends beyond the cuspids of the user's dental arch. The arched frame defines a plurality... Agent: Airway Technologies, LLC

20120255561 - Devise for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment: A device for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment has an oral elastic glove portion adapted to removably cover a free moving portion of a user's tongue. Three vacuum suction cups are used to attach the device to the hard palate and the dorsal and ventral surfaces of the tongue... Agent:

20120255562 - Surgical incise drapes and methods for their application: A surgical incise drape of the invention comprises: an essentially transparent or translucent extensible film having opposite first and second major surfaces and opposite first and second side edges; a pressure-sensitive adhesive adhered to at least a major portion of the first major surface of the extensible film; an extensible... Agent: Entrotech, Inc.

20120255563 - Universal oral appliance with a universal coupler: According to one embodiment, a universal oral appliance is provided. The universal oral appliance comprises an arched frame configured to be positioned proximate to the occlusal surface of a user's dental arch such that the arched frame extends beyond the cuspids of the user's dental arch when the arched frame... Agent: Airway Technologies, LLC

20120255564 - Earplug having a resilient core structure: An earplug for insertion into an ear canal of a user has a front, a back, a side extending between the front and the back, a longitudinal axis, and a transverse axis. A core structure is selectively moveable from an un-deformed position to a deformed, insertable position suitable for insertion... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120255565 - Medical backboard: A medical backboard comprising a front board, a rear board, and one or more polypropylene honeycomb inserts situated between the front and rear board. The front board comprises a head recess, a torso recess, and a foot/heel recess for the insertion of gel pads. The front board comprises a plurality... Agent:

  
10/04/2012 > 33 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20120247458 - Dispensing device: A dispenser includes a dispenser housing, an indicating device connected to the dispenser housing and a container removably engaged with the dispenser housing. The container and the dispenser housing remain connected as the container is moved between an engaged position and a disengaged position relative to the dispenser housing. The... Agent:

20120247459 - Snorkel and mouthpiece assembly thereof: A snorkel and a mouthpiece assembly of the snorkel are disclosed, in which the mouthpiece assembly includes a main body, a mouthpiece and a whistle. The mouthpiece is connected to the main body; and the whistle has a pivoting portion and a blowing portion opposite to the pivoting portion, in... Agent: Qbas Co., Ltd.

20120247462 - Antibiotic formulations, unit doses, kits, and methods: An aqueous or powder composition includes anti-gram-negative antibiotic or salt thereof being present at an amount ranging from about 100 mg/ml to about 200 mg/ml. Another aqueous or powder composition includes anti-gram-positive antibiotic or salt thereof being present at a concentration ranging from about 0.6 to about 0.9 of the... Agent: Bayer Healthcare Ag

20120247460 - Metered dose inhaler spacer: A metered dose inhaler (MDI) spacer has a body that defines a dose receiving chamber. A proximal end portion coupled between the body and a mouth port through which a metered dose may be inhaled by a user of the MDI spacer. A distal end portion is coupled with the... Agent:

20120247461 - Sorbing granular material and process for producing sorbing granular material: A sorbing granular material (20) is provided including a plurality of particles of granular material (5). The particles of granular material (5) are mixed at least partly with magnetizable particles (10), so that in case of magnetization of the magnetizable particles (10), the particles of granular material (5) form a... Agent: Dr&#xc4 Ger Safety Ag & Co. Kgaa

20120247463 - Bi-functional inhaling device: The bi-functional inhaling device has an elliptic shape in the frontal, lateral and transversal plane and includes a lower part and an upper part, a lower cap being located at the lower part to accommodate inside a cartridge made up of a lower cap, a strip of absorbent material, a... Agent:

20120247466 - Drug delivery device: The present invention discloses a device useful for facilitating delivery of drugs or medicaments to the respiratory system of a user. The device comprising a mechanism for interrupting the airflow during inhalation or exhalation performed by the user through the device by generating pressure pulses within the respiratory system of... Agent: Respinova Ltd.

20120247464 - Inhalation apparatus: An inhaler is instantly activated upon its removal from a cover or cover unit, and by rotating a cartridge component of the inhaler with respect to a mouthpiece portion, so as to create a flow pathway for ambient air and particles. The cartridge component includes a chamber, whose contents typically... Agent: Mannkind Corporation

20120247465 - Medicament dispensing device, medicament magazine therefor and method of removing a medicament from a medicament chamber: A medicament dispensing device, a medicament magazine thereof, and a method of removing a medicament from the medicament magazine. The inhaler has a mouthpiece (9) and an air channel (4) connected thereto, as well as a medicament magazine with at least one medicament chamber containing a powdered medicament. A drive... Agent: Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

20120247467 - Method and apparatus for respirating of patients: Method and apparatus for respirating patients, with means for circulating gas in a conduit system, for varying the pressure in the line system, for measuring the gas flow, with connecting means for the patient and supplies for the components of the gas and for withdrawing carbon dioxide, with a first... Agent: Alcmair Partners Bv

20120247468 - Nose cannula heated/humidified gas delivery system: A low flow heated/humidified respiratory gas delivery system, especially useful for low flow rates as preferred in the treatment of neonate and other such patients, wherein the respiratory gas is heated and humidified as desired for delivery to the patient and the temperature is monitored at the point of delivery... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20120247469 - Infant pacifier for oxygen delivery: An oxygen delivery apparatus for delivery of oxygen to an infant from a source includes a mouthpiece having a body portion and lip-engaging flange portions which surround the body portion and a nipple which extends to one side of the central body portion for acceptance by the mouth of an... Agent:

20120247470 - Automatic identification of a patient interface device in a pressure support system: A pressure support system includes a pressure generator, a pressure sensor, a flow sensor, and a controller cooperating with the pressure sensor and the flow sensor to control operation of the pressure generator. The controller is structured to automatically identify a patient interface device in use with the pressure support... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120247471 - Systems and methods for automatic adjustment of ventilator settings: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a ventilation system is disclosed that includes a computer readable medium including instructions for operating in a hybrid mode. These instructions include measuring patient effort during a spontaneous breath type and deriving a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120247472 - Systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders: A method for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders with a sleep therapy auto-titrator for in-home use by the patient includes the step of collecting, recording and analyzing sleep data in real time with the auto-titrator. Corrective action is provided in real time to the patient to mitigate sleep events based... Agent:

20120247473 - Apparatus for aspirating the sputum in tracheotomy patients and inner cannula for a tracheal cannula: In order to make automatic suctioning of sputum in tracheotomy patients possible, the suctioning device includes a tracheal cannula having an external cannula and an internal cannula guided therein. The internal cannula is formed with suction openings for internal suctioning and is spaced apart from the external cannula to form... Agent: Gesundheitsmanager Gmbh

20120247474 - Face mask apparatus and system: A mask-type apparatus facilitates air filtration. In accordance with one or more embodiments, a mask includes a shell and a filter coupled to the shell. The shell secures the filter to a user's face, with the filter being between the shell and the user. In some implementations, the filter and... Agent:

20120247475 - Cushion for ventilation interface: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a cushion for a ventilation interface is disclosed. A ventilation mask can include a mask body adapted to matingly engage with the cushion. The cushion can be a double-membrane cushion having an outer sealing membrane and an inner membrane, both of which... Agent: Mergenet Solutions, Inc.

20120247476 - Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece: A respiratory mask has an adjustable forehead support member that is simple and inexpensive to manufacture. The forehead support member may be adjusted by rotating a forehead pad about an off-center bore or by bending an angular adjustment beam. The mask has a mask cushion with an accordionate membrane having... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120247477 - Tracheal tube with connector insert: A tracheal tube assembly includes a connector body, a cannula extending from the connector body, and an insert that provides rigidity to the connector body and retains the cannula in the connector body. The cannula has an upper end that fits between conforming tapered sections of the connector body inner... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120247478 - Tracheostomy tube assemblies having spherical bearing elements: Various embodiments of tracheostomy tube assemblies including a first subassembly and a flange subassembly are provided. The first subassembly includes a connector and a first spherical bearing element coupled to a first end of the connector. The first spherical bearing element includes at least two protrusions radially offset about a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120247479 - Valving a respiratory gas pathway with a catheter balloon: A respiratory valve device includes a catheter balloon configured for being disposed in a respiratory gas pathway and valving the respiratory gas pathway.... Agent:

20120247480 - Flow splitting ncpap device: A nCPAP device includes an net configured for receiving a single gas jet flow. The single gas jet flow supplies gas for both nares. The device also includes a flow splitter configured for proportionally splitting said gas jet flow into two channels for the both nares according to one or... Agent:

20120247481 - Cervical occluder: A device for occluding a cervix has an elongated conduit sized and shaped to extend from a proximal end outside the vagina to a distal end near the cervix. A loop sized to fit around an exocervix is provided at the distal end. The loop is sufficiently flexible to be... Agent: Eastern Virginia Medical School

20120247482 - Adjustable head restraint system: A head/occipital support system for emergency response use, intended to be employed in conjunction with a cervical collar. The system achieves very favorable stowabilty while still providing a wide range of height adjustability to accommodate a range of patients with decreased loading on the head/spine alignment. The system also includes... Agent:

20120247484 - Heel support for multiple patient orientations: A heel support for elevating the heel and bony prominences of a patient's lower limbs in multiple patient orientations. The heel support includes a plurality of apertures for floating the ankles and bony prominences when the patient is positioned on her side. The heel support additionally includes one or more... Agent:

20120247483 - System and apparatus for supporting a patient during back surgery: A system and apparatus for supporting a patient during back surgery includes a pelvic support cushion and a chest support cushion. The pelvic support cushion and chest support cushion work together hold the patient away from the table, creating space between the patient's abdomen and a surgical table, thereby reducing... Agent:

20120247486 - 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: Airway Metrics LLC

20120247485 - Oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea: The oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea provides greater comfort to the user and maintains an open air passage through the mouth by preventing the tongue from blocking the windpipe during sleep. The appliance has a mouthpiece including a frame of hard material and a tooth tray of... Agent:

20120247488 - Disposable apparatus for securing a patient: Embodiments of an apparatus are described. In one embodiment, the system is an apparatus for securing a patient to a board. The apparatus includes a board and a disposable cover that covers at least a portion of the board. The disposable cover includes a securing mechanism for securing the cover... Agent:

20120247487 - Methods and products for reducing tissue trauma using water-absorbing stress-distributing materials: Methods and products for protecting tissue of a patient during a surgical procedure that involve making an incision in the tissue and retracting the tissue to make a larger opening, wherein the methods and products use a water-absorbing stress-distributing layer.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120247489 - Sterile surgical adaptor: A sterile drape with integrated sterile adaptor, a telerobotic surgical system, and method of use are provided for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

20120247490 - Orthodontic protraction headgear appliance protective cover assembly: The present invention is a protective cover assembly, pattern, and method for use for installation upon an external orthodontic headgear protraction appliance having a chin cup interface and a forehead pad interface. The present invention comprises two aspects of a protective cover assembly, a protective chin cup cover assembly and... Agent:

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