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10/02/2014 > 25 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140290647 - Intranasal administration of agents with pro-inflammatory activity for the therapy of neurological disorders: The invention concerns a product consisting of distilled water or of an aqueous solution hypotonic or substantially isotonic with respect to blood plasma or, less preferably, hypertonic with respect to blood plasma, to be administered on the nasal mucosa according to a specific operation mode in order to cause an... Agent:

20140290646 - Therapy appliance: A therapy appliance, in particular for use for administering medicaments by nasal inhalation, includes a ventilation tube, on the input side of which is attached an aerosol generator connected to a medicament container, which aerosol generator is connected to a control unit. The ventilation tube is attached at the end... Agent: Nli Gmbh

20140290648 - Dispenser: The present invention relates to dispensers, in particular to dispensers for dispensing a dose of a gaseous, gas borne or droplet substance from a substance source and dispensers comprising dosage counters. The present invention therefore provides: a dispenser for dispensing a dose of a gaseous, gas borne or droplet substance... Agent:

20140290649 - Medical device tube having a suction lumen and an associated suctioning system: Various embodiments of a tracheal tube having a suction lumen are provided. For example, the suction lumen may be associated with two spaced apart pressure transducers, whereby a pressure drop between the transducers indicates that the suction lumen is free of blockages and a characteristic lack of pressure drop and/or... Agent:

20140290650 - Vapor dispenser system: A handheld vapor dispenser with rapidly interchangeable vapor tubes extending outside of the dispenser housing. A first exemplary embodiment uses a battery and a timing circuit to volatize the vapor-producing material and a positive air pressure source, such as a squeeze bulb, to expel the vapor from the tube. A... Agent:

20140290651 - Crude neon with nitrogen and oxygen as a hyperbaric intervention breathing mixture: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and apparatus for to using crude neon with oxygen and nitrogen as a hyperbaric intervention breathing mixture. Embodiments include providing a work environment under pressure; performing work operations within the pressurized work environment; and providing a breathing mixture created from crude neon... Agent:

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20140290654 - 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:

20140290653 - Powder inhaling device: A powder inhaler having reservoirs containing a dose of powder and formed on a flexible blister strip having a base layer with cavities and a closure layer. The base layer containing empty blisters rolls up around a first rotary receiver element, and the closure layer peeled off the base layer... Agent: Aptar France Sas

20140290655 - Tub for humidifier: A humidifier includes a tub configured to hold a supply of water. The tub includes a tub lid and a tub base adapted to be coupled to the tub lid. The tub further includes a base plate formed of a heat conducting material and adapted to be coupled to the... Agent:

20140290656 - Method and device for carrying out a signal-processing viewing of a measurement signal that is correlated to the respiratory activity of an individual: The invention relates to a method and device for carrying out a signal-processing viewing of a measurement signal that is correlated with the respiratory activity of an individual, for example, of a measurement signal that is correlated with the respiratory gas. The aim of the invention is to provide solutions... Agent: Resmed R&d Germany Gmbh

20140290657 - 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: Covidien Lp

20140290658 - Methods and apparatus for providing ventilation to a patient: The present technology relates to methods and apparatus to provide ventilation to patients. In particular, the present technology relates to changing ventilator parameters to match changing patient metabolic demand.... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140290659 - Reversing valve and high frequency oscillation airflow generator: The invention provides a reversing valve for reversing a fluid flow, comprising a valve housing defining a cylindrical chamber, at least four passage outlets being formed in the valve housing and opening into the cylindrical chamber, and further comprising a valve core being received rotatably and hermetically within the cylindrical... Agent:

20140290660 - Harleyhex carbon dioxide balanced foldable respiratory treatment chamber: One embodiment of a collapsible chamber that is used to house a small animal while administering respiratory medications prescribed by Veterinarians that allows atmospheric air to flow in and carbon dioxide to flow out while the animal is receiving respiratory treatment. The chamber: maintains a medically sanitary environment; keeps the... Agent:

20140290661 - Breathing airbag device: A breathing airbag device includes a filter airbag, an inner holding stand, a nose holder, a mouth holder, and two elastic straps, wherein the filter airbag is adapted for interacting with and filtering the outside air, the inner holding stand is adapted for supporting and fixing the nose holder and... Agent:

20140290662 - Filter material and face 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.

20140290663 - Patient interface device including a modular hub interface: A patient interface device includes a cushion member having a first side, a second side, and a first outer perimeter. The first side is structured to form a seal with a patient's face for delivering a flow of breathing gas to the patient. A modular hub is attached to the... Agent:

20140290664 - Patient interface device with nose bridge adjustment: A patient interface device includes a bladder assembly having a headgear bladder member, a nose bridge bladder member, and a connecting tube member provided between the headgear bladder member and the nose bridge bladder member. The headgear bladder member is in sealed fluid communication with the nose bridge bladder member... Agent:

20140290665 - Method for storing a respiratory mask and respiratory equipment including a respiratory mask and a storage element: Embodiments provide methods for storing a respiratory mask. In one embodiment, the respiratory equipment may include a respiratory mask having a front side and a rear side and a cavity having an opening in the rear side. There may also be provided an inflatable harness adapted to maintain the respiratory... Agent: Zodiac Aerotechnics

20140290667 - Sitting tool and chair: A sitting tool includes a seat panel, which includes a first seating face and second seating face extending contiguously from the first seating face toward front of the sitting tool. The second seating face forms a step higher than the first seating face with its end face disposed on the... Agent:

20140290666 - Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by injection of the flexor retinaculum: An apparatus and method for identifying the flexor retinaculum of the carpal tunnel, injecting an effective amount of an agent into at least a portion of flexor retinaculum or tissue adjacent thereto, wherein the agent is configured to weaken the flexor retinaculum. The system may further include means for increasing... Agent: John M. Agee, Trustee Of The John M. Agee Trust Of August 15, 1996

20140290668 - Adjustable breathing device: According to one embodiment, a breathing device includes an oral appliance arch, a post, and first and second masks that are separately adjustable relative to the oral appliance arch. The first mask defines a first interior space and is configured to deliver gas to a user's nose when the first... Agent:

20140290669 - Custom mouthguard: An apparatus and a method are provided for a custom mouthguard to protect a user's teeth from damage due to incident forces. The mouthguard comprises a hard plastic tray portion which is custom fitted to the user's upper teeth, a soft plastic layer molded over the hard plastic tray, a... Agent:

20140290670 - Enhanced patient-orienting alternating pressure support apparatus: Described herein are systems and apparatuses for enhanced comfort through contact pressure reduction. In particular, the systems and apparatuses disclosed herein prevent or otherwise mitigate pressure by actively orienting a patient over an anatomy-specific pressure-mitigating contact surface on which the patient rests. A pressure-mitigating contact portion of the contact surface... Agent: Turncare, Inc.

  
09/25/2014 > 32 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140283820 - Method for esophageal drug delivery: To deliver a medication and its active ingredients to the esophagus, a nasal irrigator, which is capable of delivering medicated fluid that coats the whole nasal and paranasal sinus cavities, is used. The nasal irrigator forces an aerosol mist of the medicated fluid into the nasal cavity above the inferior... Agent:

20140283821 - Introducer for surgical airway catheters: In one embodiment, an introducer has a round handle; a first curved, flattened (i.e., oval) section connected to the handle; a first straight, unflattened (i.e., circular) section connected to the first curved section; a second curved, flattened section connected to the first straight section; and a last straight, unflattened section... Agent:

20140283822 - Mask for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient: A mask for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient may include one or more of the following improvements: rigidizer provided to headgear strap, locking clip/clip receptacle headgear connection, keyed headgear buckles, lotion dispenser on frame, rotatable prongs to adjust orientation, alignment indicators provided to prong, cushion and/or frame, chin... Agent:

20140283823 - Electronic cigarette: The present invention provides an electronic cigarette device includes an inhalation pole and a power supply pole. The inhalation pole includes an inhalation tube and an atomizer disposed in the inhalation tube for producing smoke. Wall of the inhalation tube defines at least three ventilation holes as inlets of channel... Agent:

20140283825 - Inhaler: The present disclosure relates to an inhaler component for producing a steam/air mixture or/and condensation aerosol in an intermittent and inhalation- or pull-synchronous manner, the inhaler component including: a housing; a chamber arranged in the housing; an air inlet opening for the supply of air from the surroundings to the... Agent:

20140283824 - Portable hand-held vaporizer heating assembly: A portable hand-held vaporizer assembly having a body shaped to fit substantially within a standard-sized clothing pocket, the body including an airflow chamber, the airflow chamber having a distal end and a proximal end; and a spiral body coupling the distal end to the proximal end. The spiral body defines... Agent: Vaporfection International Inc.

20140283827 - Connectors for connecting components of a breathing apparatus: A breathing apparatus includes components, including, but not limited to, a flow generator, a patient interface, and a delivery conduit. A connector for connecting components of the breathing apparatus includes a male connector, including a recess, extending from a first component, and a female connector, including a lever pivotally connected... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140283826 - Quick release magnetic clasp for continuous positive airway pressure interface devices: A respiratory mask for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. The device is suitable for use by the elderly and/or persons of limited dexterity who otherwise may not be able to effectively manipulate standard attachment devices of the type found on commonly available CPAP masks. The device utilizes both magnetic... Agent:

20140283829 - System for controlling delivery of respiratory gas: A respiratory gas delivery system (10) is disclosed. The respiratory gas delivery system (10) comprises a wearer interface (16) through which respiratory gas is supplied to a wearer's airway and a gas conditioning device (24) for conditioning the respiratory gas upstream of the interface (16) in a direction of gas... Agent:

20140283828 - Therapeutic gas delivery device with pulsed and continuous flow control: Described are methods and devices for therapeutic or medical gas delivery that utilize at least one proportional control valve and at least one binary control valve. The proportional control valve may be in series with the binary control valve to provide a valve combination capable of pulsing therapeutic gas at... Agent: Ino Therapeutics LLC

20140283830 - Flowmeter: A flowmeter comprises a lower valve body (1), a throttle assembly, a flow tube assembly, an upper valve body (2), and a pressure fluctuation suppression assembly. An air inlet, an air outlet and an air flow channel connecting the air inlet and the air outlet are arranged in the lower... Agent: Beijing Aeonmed Co., Ltd.

20140283831 - Vent arrangement for respiratory mask: A control system (706) provides automated control of gas washout of a patient interface, such as a mask or nasal prongs. A gas washout vent assembly (60) of the system may include a variable exhaust area such as one defined by overlapping apertures of the assembly or a conduit having... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140283832 - Cushion with selectively variable softness/stiffness: A cushion (16) for use with a mask (10) in delivering a flow of breathing gas to a user includes a first portion adapted to contact a surface of a user, a second portion adapted to be coupled to a mask shell (18), and a wall portion extending between the... Agent:

20140283833 - Automatic patient synchrony adjustment for non invasive ventilation: Automatically adjusting the trigger sensitivity of a respiratory therapy system includes detecting errors that indicate the trigger sensitivity should be increased, as well as detecting errors that indicate the trigger sensitivity should be reduced. Error detection may be based on the determined muscle pressure of a subject during an inhalation,... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140283835 - Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance: The apparatus provides for the determination of the instantaneous phase in the respiratory cycle, subject's average respiration rate and the provision of ventilatory assistance. A microprocessor (16) receives an airflow signal from a pressure transducer (18) coupled to a port (17) at a mask (11). The microprocessor (16) controls a... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140283836 - Methods and apparatus for controlling mask leak in cpap treatment: A method of operating a device for treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB), wherein the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during sleep, includes determining whether treatment pressure at the patient interface is below a desired value, in response to the determining, increasing pressure generated by the flow generator, in response... Agent:

20140283834 - Portable ventilator secretion management system: A patient ventilator secretion management system is disclosed. The system has a valve with an input in pneumatic communication with a therapeutic breathing gas source. The valve has variable positions, each of which corresponds to a specific flow rate of gas being output therefrom. A patient ventilation interface is in... Agent: Breathe Technologies, Inc.

20140283837 - High concentration nasal oxygen mask: A high concentration nasal oxygen mask for delivering high concentrations of oxygen to a patient via the nasal passages of the patient. The high concentration nasal oxygen mask includes a mask portion for enclosing the nose of the patient, an oxygen reserve bag for receiving a supply of oxygen from... Agent:

20140283838 - Diving equipment: Diving equipment includes a compressed air bottle connected to a breathing apparatus and an inflatable jacket via which buoyancy is balanced by the jacket being connected to the compressed air bottle to be inflated or to an outlet to be deflated. A monitoring device is activated via a control valve... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140283839 - Advanced supported liquid membranes for carbon dioxide control in extravehicular activity applications: There is disclosed a portable life support system with a component for removal of at least one selected gas. In an embodiment, the system includes a supported liquid membrane having a first side and a second side in opposition to one another, the first side configured for disposition toward an... Agent:

20140283840 - Remaining service life indication system for gas masks cartridges and canisters: Gas masks and canisters for gas masks have a chemical sorbent that protects the respiratory system of the wearer from gaseous compounds. The remaining service indication systems for respiratory protections systems provide a warning to the wearer that the capacity of the chemical sorbent to adsorb or absorb further compounds... Agent:

20140283841 - Ergonomically formed headgear straps: A method for geometrically forming a portion of a headgear to conform to a selected portion of an intended user's head. The method includes determining a triangular region on the portion of the headgear that generally coincides with the selected portion of the intended user's head. The triangular region being... Agent:

20140283842 - Interface comprising a nasal sealing portion: An interface for positive pressure therapy includes a mask assembly and a headgear assembly. The mask assembly comprises a mask seal that is adapted to underlie the nose. The mask seal extends up the lateral sides of the nose. The mask seal has a primary seal below the nose and... Agent:

20140283843 - Nasal mask system: A mask system includes a cushion for a mask that seals at its upper extent in a region of the nose that is generally above the tip of the nose or pronasale, and extends across a portion of the cartilaginous framework, alar or flares of the patient's nose, e.g., not... Agent:

20140283844 - Intra-uterine contraceptive device: The present invention relates to an improved intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) characterized by comprising polymer based material 1, and flexible structure 2, wherein the flexible structure 2 comprises one or more of tubelets 3, wherein the tubelets 3 are interconnected by connecting means 4, wherein the tubelets 3 are provided... Agent:

20140283845 - Boot with lockable strap: A method includes placing a patient's foot in a boot comprising a cam buckle, a pad, and a retention strap. The retention strap is placed over the top of the foot, and the pad is arranged relative to the top of the foot. Pressing on the pad positions the foot... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140283846 - Device for maintaining a patient in a position and methods of using it: The invention provides methods and devices for maintaining a patient in a position in which the patient's torso can be moved during surgery, for example by which the sternum can be closed after open chest surgery. The device comprises two contact members for contacting a respective scapula and support means... Agent:

20140283847 - Negative pressure wound treatment dressings and systems: Dressings, systems, and methods to facilitate the application of reduced pressure to an extremity, such as heel, on a patient are provided. In one instance, a dressing for treating an extremity on a patient includes a drape envelope, a transport manifold, and a pouch. The drape envelope has an outer... Agent:

20140283848 - Oral appliance system: An oral appliance system for a human mouth comprises at least one maxillary appliance and at least one mandibular appliance that can be removably anchored to teeth of a maxilla and mandible, respectively. Respective biasing members are carried by the at least one maxillary appliance and the at least one... Agent:

20140283849 - Jaw range limiter and method for weight loss: A dental apparatus for limiting how far a person can open their mouth to hamper eating is disclosed. A first tooth interface is affixed to at least one upper tooth and a second tooth interface is affixed to at least one lower tooth in proximity to the first tooth interface.... Agent:

20140283850 - Implanted iv port protection device: A port protection device mainly comprised of a rigid back plate with a shock absorbing pad adhered underneath, the device being held in place against the chest of the child by using elastic straps and latching clasps. The absorbing pad provides a consistent soft contact area with the skin and... Agent:

20140283851 - Laminated bandage comprising an activated carbon cloth: The present invention relates to multi-layer products and methods utilising such products. Embodiments of the present invention have utility in the prevention and/or healing of wounds and skin disorders. More particularly, although not exclusively, the present invention relates to products and methods which have utility in the veterinary field. Embodiments... Agent:

  
09/18/2014 > 70 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20140261468 - Transplantation methods: Methods and systems are provided for transplantation of a biological material to a plurality of recipients from a plurality of donors. One or a series of paired donations are made, where one or more donors and/or recipients can be international in origin. Improved care and cost savings are obtained by... Agent:

  
09/11/2014 > 68 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20140251319 - Thermal material nebulizing system: A system for thermal regulation of a nebulizer is provided. The system includes a container to house a nebulizer and a thermal material together. The thermal material acts to chill a liquid located inside the nebulizer, in order to deliver a chilled mist to a patient for therapeutic purposes, such... Agent:

20140251320 - Aerosol generating and delivery device: Particular aspects provide novel atomizers for generating particles over a broad range of MMAD size distributions, the eliminating the requirement for an impaction baffle in generating the desired particle sizes. In particular aspects, the atomization means communicates with a remote particle filter member configured and positioned to provide for particle... Agent: Kurve Technology, Inc.

20140251321 - Inhaler mouthpiece: A detachable mouthpiece for an inhaler apparatus constructed to convey an aerosolized substance into a user's lungs via the user's mouth. The detachable mouthpiece includes a detachable mouthpiece body having a first distal end defining a first opening and a second distal end. The detachable mouthpiece also includes a feature... Agent:

20140251322 - Breathing systems: A heat exchange apparatus (26) for condensing water from a flow of respiratory gas is disclosed. The apparatus (26) comprises a first portion having an inlet (28) and a second portion having an outlet (30), the inlet (28) and outlet (30) being connectable to a breathing system (10) and the... Agent:

20140251323 - Single-sided modular oxygen cannula and gas/air delivery system: A portable gas delivery system includes a mouthpiece or nosepiece, a gas delivery pack and a medical cannula tubing assembly. The mouthpiece has an upper region with a one nose port and a lower region with a mouth port. The nosepiece conceals the cannula and includes at least one nose... Agent:

20140251325 - Electronic cigarette preventing its nozzle from falling off: The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette preventing its nozzle from falling off, comprising a shell with a hollow inner chamber. The shell is configured with an atomizer, a cylindrical liquid storage component and a storage battery and a cup holder therein, and has its one end to be... Agent:

20140251324 - Method and device for heating control of an electronic cigarette: A method and device for heating control of an electronic cigarette are provided, wherein, the method includes steps as below: S1. sensing whether there is a smoke signal via a sensor or a switch, if yes, executing step S2; S2. activating a timer to record time and turn on a... Agent:

20140251326 - Vaporizer assembly and cartridge: A personal vapor inhaling unit is disclosed. An electronic flameless vapor inhaler unit that may simulate a cigarette has a cavity that receives a cartridge in the distal end of the inhaler unit. The cartridge brings a substance to be vaporized in contact with a wick. When the unit is... Agent:

20140251327 - Respirator negative pressure fit check devices and methods: A respiratory mask body defining a breathable air zone for a wearer and having a shut-off valve is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the mask body includes one or more inlet ports configured to receive one or more breathing air source components. The shut-off valve is operable between a closed... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140251328 - Methods and systems for managing a patient move: This disclosure describes systems and methods for managing a move of a patient being monitored or treated by a medical system, such as a medical ventilator. The disclosure describes a novel approach for preventing a patient from being moved from a first location to second different location that is connected... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140251329 - Fresh gas entrainment port on the inspiratory limb of a high frequency oscillatory ventilator: An entrainment port regulates the flow of gas and/or medicine into an inspiratory limb of a high frequency oscillatory ventilator (H0FOV) to improve the oxygen content of the air entering a patient. The entrainment port is connected to an oxygen source and uses entrained oxygen therefrom to enter the inspiratory... Agent:

20140251330 - Inhalator system and method: A hand-held, portable inhalator device is disclosed. The device has a mouthpiece with a chamber operatively coupled to a medication inlet and a fluid outlet. A valve is disposed about the fluid outlet and is configured to open when subjected to a first threshold level of positive pressure permitting egress... Agent:

20140251331 - Humidifying respiratory gases: A device for humidifying respiratory gases. The device includes: a humidification component that holds a water volume; and a heating element that converts received electrical energy to electromagnetic radiation, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is transferred to the water volume, thereby heating the water volume to achieve a heated water volume.... Agent: Carefusion 207, Inc.

20140251332 - Ambient aerosol manifold for inline oxygen mask: Disclosed is a device whereby a nebulizer may be operatively connected to a non-rebreather oxygen mask so that inhalation therapy treatments may be provided to a patient wearing the mask without compromising the mask's integrity. The invention basically comprises an ambient aerosol manifold that is operatively inserted in fluid-communicating relation... Agent:

20140251333 - Exhalation scavenging therapy mask: A respiratory mask for a medical patient including a shell and a flow coupling is disclosed. The shell includes an upper portion configured to cover a nose of the patient and a lower portion configured to cover a mouth of the patient, where an internal surface of the shell defines... Agent:

20140251335 - Adhesive devices and methods for improving breathing and/or sleep using such devices: Devices and methods are provided for inhibiting mouth breathing and/or improving nasal breathing, e.g., for PAP users or users with other sleeping problems. In an exemplary embodiment, an adhesive device is provided that includes an elongate membrane comprising first and second ends and side edges extending between the first and... Agent:

20140251336 - Condensation reduction and management systems in a gas flow delivery system: Condensation management techniques for a gas flow delivery system. The techniques include providing a radiant barrier associated with patient circuit and/or a patient interface, providing a water trap and/or an absorbent insert in the patient interface device, or a combination of these techniques. The radiant barrier prevents condensation from forming... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140251334 - Sleep apnea mask cover: The present invention is related to a cover for a CPAP mask formed from an insulating material. The cover is adapted to fit over a frame of a CPAP mask without contacting a wearer of the CPAP mask and to mitigate the formation of condensation on an interior of the... Agent:

20140251337 - Patient interface device having cam wheel adjustment mechanism: A patient interface device includes a support structure, a pivot arm pivotably coupled to the support structure and structured to pivot about an axis, a patient coupling member, such as a mask or a forehead support, coupled to the pivot arm, and a cam wheel rotateably coupled to the support... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140251338 - User interface device providing improved load distribution functionality background of the invention: A cushion member for a user interface device is provided. The cushion member is structured to provide a load distribution functionality responsive to the cushion member being donned by the user, wherein at least a portion of the cushion member has a local stiffness of less than or equal to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140251339 - Secretion clearing ventilation catheter and airway management system: A pulmonary secretion clearing ventilation catheter and related airway management system is disclosed. The ventilation catheter has a double lumen portion which each lumen of the double lumen portion operably secured to an airway management system so that inspiratory fluid (air/oxygen mixtures, with or without added water vapor) is delivered... Agent:

20140251340 - Patient interface device for being connected to a patient's respiratory system and associated methods: A patient interface device is described for delivering a gas to a patient, the patient interface comprising a fastening means for fastening the patient interface to the user, the fastening means consisting of an element adapted for engaging the user's nose during use, wherein the fastening means is adapted for... Agent:

20140251341 - Arm cuff for reducing shoulder impingement: The present application is directed to methods and devices for reducing shoulder impingement for a person in a lying position. The device may comprise a generally tubular cuff having an inner radius defining an open passage through the cuff and extending from a proximal end to a distal end, an... Agent:

20140251342 - Eye protection device for patients undergoing general anesthesia in during medical and/or surgical procedures: An eye cover is provided that attaches to an air pump that provides a constant high humidity environment to the eyes, and protects the eyes especially during periods of anesthesia.... Agent: Sojo Medical

20140251343 - Method and device for treating obstructive sleep apnea: Methods and devices comprised of a collapsible insert member and shaping member for treating obstructive sleep apnea are described. The insert member is placed in the tongue or other tissue forming the airway of the patient and has a lumen to accommodate the shaping member. The shaping member is inserted... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20140251344 - Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: The invention relates to devices and methods for reforming tissue surrounding the airway of a subject suffering from obstructive sleep apnea so as to open the airway and alleviate the occurrence of apneic events. Devices comprise a combination of resiliently deformable material and bioerodible material. The deformable portion of the... Agent:

20140251345 - Surgical drape: A surgical drape includes two movable pockets allowing a smaller diameter and therefore saving space on an operating room table. A first smaller pocket extending from the drape is formed near the nose of the drape and includes an exit port for a lumen connected to a device inside the... Agent:

20140251346 - Surgical drape with separable elements: The present disclosure relates to a novel surgical drape to be used in a surgical setting, and more specifically to a drape that includes one or more of the following: (1) a patient drape for use with a standalone non-draped image acquisition device; (2) a patient drape for use with... Agent:

20140251347 - Conformable therapeutic shield for vision and pain: A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to... Agent: Nexisvision, Inc.

20140251348 - Method for making and using a comfort guard for orthodontic treatments: A comforting mouth guard is disclosed for use after indirect bonding of orthodontic brackets onto teeth of a patient and installation of orthodontic wires between the brackets. The mouth guard includes an indirect bonding tray having a wall of soft material and molded-in channels defined in the soft material of... Agent:

20140251349 - Contamination containment device: A cough containment device is described, which may be a cup member having a top lid and filter joining portion, a second cap joining member for containment and a tissue holder. The invention is for coughing and sneezing and in the form of a cup with a hollow end at... Agent:

20140251350 - Medical immobilization devices: An immobilization device includes a torso brace positioned around a subject's torso, a leg brace configured to be coupled around a respective leg of the subject, a connecting rod for each leg brace and at least one torso-brace joint assembly. Each joint assembly is coupled to the torso brace and... Agent:

20140251351 - Orthopedic method for immobilizing a portion of a subject: An orthopedic immobilization method using a device having a torso brace positioned around a subject's torso, a leg brace positioned around a respective leg of the subject, a connecting rod for each leg brace and at least one torso-brace joint assembly. Each joint assembly is coupled to the torso brace... Agent:

20140251352 - Backboard cover and methods of covering a backboard: A backboard and backboard cover combination is provided for encapsulating and protecting a backboard from contamination. The backboard is a traditional construction having a top, bottom and rim. Preferably the backboard has one or more holes for ease of carry or for affixing straps. The cover has a length and... Agent:

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