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08/07/2014 > 38 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140216443 - Liquid spray device: A liquid spray device includes a container defining a reception space for receiving a liquid medicine therein, having a discharge outlet for discharging the liquid medicine to an exterior of the container; a spray module disposed in the discharge outlet, and connected electrically to a driving source such that the... Agent:

20140216444 - Metered dose inhaler with an electronic dose counter: A metered dose inhaler with an electronic dose counter, and method of operating and forming the same. In one embodiment, the metered dose inhaler includes a pressurized canister assembly formed with a memory device affixed thereto. The metered dose inhaler also includes a canister housing into which the pressurized canister... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20140216445 - Covering sheet: A covering sheet for covering a skin adhesive surface of a device for holding a tracheostoma device over a tracheostoma of a patient may include a central/medial element for covering the central/medial part of the skin adhesive surface of the device. The covering sheet may include first and second elements... Agent: Atos Medical Ab

20140216446 - Device and method for providing a breathing gas stream: A device 10 for providing a breathing gas stream, which contains a therapeutically active substance, for the mechanical respiration and/or mechanical breathing assistance of a patient, wherein the device 10 has at least one first line 21, through which a first gas stream 31 flows during the operation of the... Agent:

20140216447 - Respirator mask speech enhancement apparatus and method: Speech enhancement apparatus and respirator masks including speech enhancement apparatus, as well as methods of enhancing speech transmission for the wearer of a respirator mask are described herein. In one or more embodiments, the speech enhancement apparatus and methods described herein detect acoustic energy within a first frequency range in... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216448 - Respirator mask speech enhancement apparatus and method: Speech enhancement apparatus and respirator masks including speech enhancement apparatus, as well as methods of enhancing speech transmission for the wearer of a respirator mask are described herein. In one or more embodiments, the speech enhancement apparatus and methods described herein detect acoustic energy within a first frequency range in... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216449 - Device for surfactant administration and ventilation of low birth weight infants: A fluid delivery and airway management device including a tubular member dimensioned for introducing a fluid into a trachea of a mammal, the tubular member having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a middle portion between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The tubular member is dimensioned for... Agent: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute At Harbor-ucla Medical Center

20140216450 - Electronic cigarette: An electronic cigarette includes an absorption stem one end of which forms a mouthpiece end for smoking the electronic cigarette, wherein a filter tip is provided on the mouthpiece end. The present invention has the following advantages. Interference-fitting between the filter tip disposed on the mouthpiece end and absorption stem... Agent:

20140216451 - Pressure based gas leak testing: Gas-pressure-based testing, in some embodiments, features a self-leak-testing module (120) that includes an internal sensor and is configured for measuring, using the sensor, gas leakage (179, 180) from a set of walls that defines respective gas passageways that both exist within the module and are incident to the gas pressure... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140216452 - Nitric oxide reactor and distributor apparatus and method: A reaction and distribution system may include a distributor securable near or in a path correspond to a breathing passage such as the nostrils or the mouth of a user for delivering nitric oxide therapy thereto. The distributor may contain an internal reactor for creating the nitric oxide from reactants.... Agent: Genosys, Inc.

20140216453 - Oxygen concentrator supply line oberpressure protection: A portable oxygen concentrator (10) including a reservoir (26) for storing oxygen-enriched gas and a delivery line (41) for delivering the oxygen-enriched gas from the reservoir to a subject. An oxygen delivery valve (36) communicates with the reservoir via the delivery line. A sensor (48) is in communication with gas... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140216454 - Dose delivery device for inhalation: Methods and devices for delivering a dose, such as a medicament, for inhalation. A dose may be stored by a delivery device and dispersed and delivered in a metered fashion to a subject, such as by the subject inhaling via a mouthpiece of the delivery device. One or more chambers... Agent: Manta Devices, LLC

20140216455 - Respiratory therapy systems and methods using a gas mixing circuit: Systems and methods for mixing at least two gases for delivery to the airway of a subject use a gas mixing circuit having a diffusion portion. The diffusion portion may be configured to elongate the shape of the cross-section of the path through the gas mixing circuit in a particular... Agent:

20140216456 - Dispersion anaesthetic device: The invention concerns a cartridge for an inhalation device for delivering anaesthetic to a human or animal wherein anaesthetic in said cartridge is dispersed in an anaesthetic control release medium; an inhalation device for use with said cartridge and a formulation comprising at least one selected anaesthetic and anaesthetic control... Agent: University College Cardiff Consultants Limited

20140216457 - Inhalation device: The present invention provides for the integration of drug dispersion methods into a drug or medicine delivery system. The drug dispersion methods used include shear (e.g., air across a drug, with or without a gas assist), capillary flow or a venturi effect, mechanical means such as spinning, vibration, or impaction,... Agent: Manta Devices, LLC

20140216458 - Air conditioned and ambient fresh air supply system for respirator users: A portable air conditioning and ambient fresh air supply system that provides ambient fresh or conditioned air to a user wearing a respirator. The apparatus comprises a cabinet having an upper chamber and a lower chamber. The lower chamber holds a refrigerant air conditioning system and the upper chamber holds... Agent:

20140216459 - Wire heated tube with temperature control system for humidifier for respiratory apparatus: A PAP system for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a flow generator to generate a supply of breathable gas to be delivered to the patient; a humidifier including a heating plate to vaporize water and deliver water vapor to humidify the supply of breathable gas; a heated tube... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140216460 - Impeller and motor assembly: A lightweight impeller is provided for use in a pressurised gas source for a CPAP or other breathing assistance apparatus. The impeller can be shroudless or otherwise lightweight.... Agent: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

20140216461 - Oxygen concentrator with dynamic noise control: An oxygen concentrator an inlet opening configured to receive air. The concentrator also includes a compressor configured to pressurize the air received through the inlet opening. An inlet opening restrictor is configured to dynamically change a characteristic of the inlet opening responsive to increased or decreased demand for the pressurized... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140216462 - Cushion assembly: A foam cushion assembly for a patient interface, the foam cushion assembly being adapted to couple with a patient interface frame, the cushion assembly comprising a substantially above the nose seal portion and a mouth seal portion, wherein the cushion assembly comprises a foam cushion arranged to form with the... Agent:

20140216463 - Respiratory protection device harness assembly: A harness assembly for a respiratory protection device is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the harness assembly includes a strap support having an attachment point, a first strap having a first strap attachment element, and a second strap having a second strap attachment element, wherein the first strap attachment element... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216464 - Fertility preservation device: The invention relates to ovary apparatus for regulating the temperature of the ovary; and shielding it from radiation. The main function of the device is to preserve fertility of women treated with chemotherapy by lowering the ovary temperature while the toxic medications circulate in the patients' blood. The current invention... Agent: Mor Research Applications Ltd.

20140216465 - Deployment actuation system: Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a... Agent: Bayer Essure Inc.

20140216466 - Intra-vaginal device withdrawal assembly: An intravaginal device having an aperture and a withdrawal assembly. The withdrawal assembly has a withdrawal member and an obstruction.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140216467 - Fundus bumper mechanical reference for easier mechanism deployment: Intrauterine devices and methods for facilitating deployment thereof using a bumper are disclosed. In one embodiment, an intrauterine device comprises a structure including a first central support member and a deployment mechanism coupled to the first central support member. The intrauterine device further comprises a bumper positioned at a distal... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20140216468 - Bi-radial patient interface: To improve the precision of ophthalmic surgical procedures by reducing corneal wrinkling, a patient interface for an ophthalmic system can include an attachment portion, configured to attach the patient interface to a distal end of the ophthalmic system; a contact portion, configured to dock the patient interface to an eye;... Agent: Alcon Lensx, Inc.

20140216469 - Mandibular appliance with oxygen: A dental oral appliance to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with snoring or sleep apnea comprising, a mandibular structure configured to removably affix the appliance to the upper and lower teeth, structure attached to said mandibular structure to advance the lower teeth forward, and one or... Agent:

20140216470 - Intermandibular/maxillary ventilation device: An improved ventilation device that can be inserted into the mouth of a patient to provide an airway through the oral pharyngeal cavity includes: (a) a mouthpiece having an interior portion that is bounded by top and bottom surfaces, outer and inner semi-elliptically-shaped perimeter surfaces and two end surfaces, wherein:... Agent:

20140216471 - Intra-oral appliance and methods of using same: The present invention provides a system and method for correcting facial features and oral function in a subject. Also provided are a plurality of intra-oral appliances, which make up the system. The intra-oral appliances each include an appliance body configured for engaging one or more of the gingival-buccal area, the... Agent: Lanfried Ortho Technology, LLC

20140216479 - Dust mask: The present invention relates to a dust mask. The dust mask of the present invention comprises: a mask main body in a shape enclosing the nose and mouth areas; a ring-shaped eyepiece, the outer perimeter of which is bound to the periphery of the main body; and a shape retainer... Agent:

20140216478 - Multilayered nonwoven fabric with anti-allergic effect: Provided are a multi-layered nonwoven fabric, comprising: an outer layer formed of a spunlaced nonwoven fabric including at least one of a bamboo fiber and a polyethyleneterephthalate (PET)-based fiber; a middle layer formed of a melt blown nonwoven fabric; and an inner layer formed of a melt blown nonwoven fabric... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216472 - Personal protective equipment strap retaining devices: A strap retaining device having an actuation arm that may engage a retaining tab is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the strap retaining device includes a frame, a retention tab pivotally connected to the frame, and an actuation arm connected to the frame and having a first actuation element movable... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216476 - Personal protective equipment strap retaining devices: A strap retaining device having an actuation arm that may engage a retaining tab is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the strap retaining device includes a frame, a retention tab pivotally connected to the frame, and an actuation arm connected to the frame and having a first actuation element movable... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216477 - Pleated filtering face piece respirator: A pleated molded filtering face piece respirator to be worn upon the face of a wearer and for providing filtering including at least one layer of moldable flexible plastic material formed from openwork flexible plastic material for providing a plurality of perforations for allowing for the free passage of air... Agent: Moldex-metric, Inc.

20140216474 - 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

20140216473 - Respiratory mask having a clean air inlet chamber: A respiratory mask body defining a first chamber and a second chamber is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the mask body includes one or more inlet ports adapted to receive one or more breathing air source components in communication with the first chamber and a fluid intake communication component allows... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216475 - Sleeve-fit respirator cartridge: A respirator apparatus includes a respirator body, a filter cartridge receiver integral with and extending from the respirator body, and a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge includes a nozzle element being integral with the filter cartridge. The respirator body and filter cartridge are configured to be fluidically coupled through sleeve-fit... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140216480 - Electroactive polymer systems: A device includes a core, a membrane, at least one first electrode coupled to the core, at least one second electrode coupled to the core or the membrane and a collapsible electroactive polymer element. The collapsible polymer element is configured to extend from or extend around at least a portion... Agent: Personics Holdings, LLC.

07/31/2014 > 38 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.
07/24/2014 > 17 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140202454 - Inhaler component: The invention relates to an inhaler component for forming a vapour/air mixture or/and condensation aerosol by evaporation of a liquid material (18) and, if appropriate, condensation of the formed vapour, comprising: an electric heating element for evaporating a portion of the liquid material (18); a wick with a capillary structure,... Agent: Batmark Limited

20140202455 - Method and apparatus for controlling a ventilation therapy device: A method and apparatus provide closed-loop control of the operation of a ventilator device based on physiological parameters received from and/or through a patient monitor device, which is a separate and discrete device from the ventilator device.... Agent:

20140202453 - Process for manufacturing an integrated membrane of nozzles in mems technology for a spray device and spray device using such membrane: A process for manufacturing a membrane of nozzles of a spray device, comprising the steps of laying a substrate, forming a membrane layer on the substrate, forming a plurality of nozzles in the membrane layer, forming a plurality of supply channels in the substrate, each supply channel being substantially aligned... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20140202458 - Metered dose atomizer: An atomizer has a venturi nozzle positioned at an outlet end of an air line and has a discharge end and is oriented horizontally when in use and forms a mixing chamber at its discharge end. A valve is positioned at a canister port and actuable to allow a metered... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20140202457 - Metered dose nebulizer: A nebulizer includes a venturi nozzle positioned at the outlet end of an air line and oriented horizontally and located within a patient's oral cavity when in use. A canister port is located at the inlet end of the air line and receives a gas canister. A valve is actuable... Agent: Pneumoflex Systems, LLC

20140202456 - Nasal delivery: A nasal delivery device for and a method of delivering a substance to a nasal cavity of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a delivery unit for delivering a flow entraining a substance to one nostril of a subject, the delivery unit including a nosepiece for fitting to a nostril... Agent: Optinose As

20140202459 - Intubation device: The invention relates to a blade for intubation devices, the blade comprising an elongated tongue with a proximal end and a distal end, a guiding part extending perpendicularly from an upper surface of the tongue and from the proximal end in direction of the distal end, whereas the tongue is... Agent: Swengg Co.

20140202460 - Wire heated tube with temperature control system, tube type detection, and active over temperature protection for humidifier for respiratory apparatus: A PAP system for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a flow generator to generate a supply of breathable gas to be delivered to the patient; a humidifier including a heating plate to vaporize water and deliver water vapor to humidify the supply of breathable gas; a heated tube... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140202461 - Oxygen compressor with boost stage: An oxygen concentration and compression system includes an oxygen concentrator, a boost stage, a compressor, and a portable container. The boost stage receives oxygen enriched gas at a first pressure from the oxygen concentrator. The boost stage includes a pressure increasing device that increases the pressure of the oxygen enriched... Agent: Invacare Corporation

20140202462 - Medical tubes and methods of manufacture: The disclosure relates to medical tubes and methods of manufacturing medical tubes. The tube may be a composite structure made of two or more distinct components that are spirally wound to form an elongate tube. For example, one of the components may be a spirally wound elongate hollow body, and... Agent: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

20140202463 - Patient interface device: A patient interface device (e.g., nasal pillows, a nasal mask or a full-face mask) for delivering breathable gas to a patient has a frame with a main body and a side frame member provided on each lateral side of the main body, each side frame member including a first connector... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140202464 - Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly: A respiratory mask assembly including a frame and a cushion provided to the frame. The cushion including a non-face contacting portion removably attached to the frame and a face-contacting portion adapted to engage a patient's face. The face-contacting portion includes a side wall, a rim extending from the side wall... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140202465 - Flexible forehead support: A respiratory mask includes a mask frame and a forehead support provided to the mask frame. The forehead support includes a base extending from the frame. The base includes a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length including a material and/or physical characteristic that allows the base... Agent: Resmed Limited

20140202466 - Patient interface device with limited support area on the face: A patient interface device includes a support member, a sealing assembly attached to the support member, and a pair of contacting members. The contacting members are coupled to the support member on each side of the sealing assembly. The contacting members are each configured and arranged to contact the user... Agent: Ric Investments, LLC.

20140202467 - Condom cover shield: The Condom Cover Shield (CCS) is a flexible tube that is fitted over a condom during the condom manufacturing process. This protective closed end tube is rolled up with the new condom therefore allowing the condom/shield combination to be installed onto the penis in the same manner a condom alone... Agent:

20140202468 - Flexible undergarment for preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases during sexual activity: A flexible undergarment that is worn prior to a date under a normal undergarment. The flexible undergarment has a front portion connected with a back portion, forming a hip portion and two leg portions. The flexible undergarment covers at least a portion of the wearer's lower body. The flexible undergarment... Agent:

20140202469 - Adjustable facial conforming face mask: An adjustable face mask having a body conforming substantially to the facial structure of a wearer. The face mask is provided with a neck protector and removable filter and with a strip of fabric designed to push air down to the sides of the wearer's face in order to eliminate... Agent: Balboa Manufacturing Company, LLC

07/17/2014 > 12 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140196718 - Disposable electronic cigarette: The present disclosure relates to a disposable electronic cigarette. The disposable electronic cigarette includes a housing, a battery assembly and an atomization device. The housing is hollow, and defines openings at two opposite ends. The battery assembly and the atomization device are connected, and disposed inside the housing. The atomization... Agent: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.

20140196717 - Electronic cigarette adopting organic cotton: An electronic cigarette adopting organic cotton includes a liquid storage component and an atomizing device, the atomizing device includes a hollow spiral heating wire, a liquid guiding member inserted in the heating wire, the liquid guiding member is made of non-fiberglass organic cotton materials; the atomizing device further includes a... Agent:

20140196716 - Electronic cigarette device and electronic cigarette thereof: The present invention discloses an electronic cigarette including connected first and second bodies. Opposing ends of the first and second stem bodies are respectively provided with matched first and second insertion members making the first and second stem bodies be stably connected with each other. Herein, a side wall of... Agent:

20140196719 - Oxygen conservation system for commercial aircraft: An emergency oxygen supply system for use on aircraft in the event of a loss in cabin pressure is configured for delivering allotments of oxygen and timing the delivery such allotments to each passenger so as maximize the efficiency of the transfer of such oxygen into the passenger's bloodstream. The... Agent: Be Intellectual Property, Inc.

20140196720 - Nasal cushion including a confortable septum/nare seal: A cushion (16) for use with a mask in delivering a flow of breathing gas to a user includes a first portion (38) adapted to be coupled to a mask shell (22), a second portion (36) adapted to contact a surface of a user, and a wall portion (40) extending... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140196721 - Pressure release means and placement indicator for inflatable catheter or respiratory gas supply retention means: Under- and overinflation of retention balloons and cuffs for catheters including Foley catheters, and for endotracheal tubes, tracheostomy tubes, laryngeal mask airways and similar devices is correlated with hospital acquired infections and with patient injury. In this patent, a solution that correctly inflates inflatable retention devices is taught, whereby a... Agent:

20140196722 - Tracheal tube system for enhanced patient comfort: A tracheal tube system includes a tracheal tube assembly having a cannula configured to be positioned in a patient airway, and a connector coupled to the proximal end of the cannula. The tracheal tube assembly further includes a flange member secured about the cannula. The flange member includes an interior... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140196723 - Bridle delivery system, method, and apparatus for securing nasal tubes: Systems, methods, and apparatus for securing nasal tubes are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a bridle, a magnetic portion connected to the bridle, a delivery probe, a retrieval probe, and a clamp. The delivery probe includes an elongated member having proximal and distal ends, the distal end configured to deliver... Agent: Corpak Medsystems, Inc.

20140196724 - Tracheal dilation apparatus and method of manufacture: A tracheal dilator system and method of manufacture are provided, suitable for dilating a passageway into a patient airway. In one embodiment, a medical system having a tracheal dilator is provided. The tracheal dilator includes a first plurality of openings and a guide lumen configured to provide a pathway for... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140196726 - Integral mouthguard oxygen mask: A single use, disposable, oxygen mask having an integral mouthguard/bite-block, and an oxygen intake port having a right angle is placed centrally on a side of the mask along with a right angle port to facilitate an endoscopic procedure. A patient biting down on the bite-block portion of the mouthguard... Agent:

20140196725 - Mouthguard assembly: A mouthguard assembly is provided. The mouthguard assembly includes a generally curved mouthguard for insertion into a user's mouth having an outer portion and inner portion, a channel formed within the outer or inner portion of the mouthguard, and an attachment means housed within the channel. The user can extend... Agent:

20140196727 - Corded hearing protective device and method of manufacturing the same: A hearing protective device is provided including a first sound attenuating element, a second sound attenuating element, a flexible elongated member connecting the first sound attenuating element and the second sound attenuating element, and a knot formed in the flexible elongated member, the knot is untied by moving the first... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

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