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Control Means Responsive To Condition Other Than User's Airway Pressure

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Anesthetic breathing apparatus with target value control of anesthetic agent
12/04/14 - 20140352693 - An anesthetic breathing apparatus has a processing unit, a breathing circuit for providing an inspiratory patient gas mixture of re-breathed gas and/or fresh gas to a patient fluidly connected to the breathing circuit, and a fresh gas supply controllable by the processing unit for supplying a flow of the fresh...

Electrical heater with particular application to humidification and fluid warming
12/04/14 - 20140352694 - A humidifier includes a tub configured to contain a supply of water and a heater including a first polymer film having an electrically conductive circuit provided upon a surface. The first polymer film is electrically insulating and the tub is formed of molded resin and the heater is molded at...

Method and apparatus for humidification of breathable gas with profiled delivery
11/27/14 - 20140345614 - A method and apparatus for delivering breathable gas to a user includes a humidifying unit that is controllable to humidify the gas in accordance with a variable humidity profile such that the gas is delivered to the user at variable humidity levels, e.g., during a treatment session....

Drug dispensing and monitoring system for a ventilator
11/06/14 - 20140326238 - An automated drug delivery and monitoring system for use on mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit is presented. Medication in the form of respirable particles is transported through ventilator circuitry by a delivery unit. Multiple medications may be delivered into the gas flow of the ventilator, with each...

Nasal cannula
10/30/14 - 20140318536 - A gas delivery conduit adapted for fluidly connecting to a respiratory gases delivery system in a high flow therapy system. In one embodiment, a nasal cannula includes a base portion defining a first therapeutic gas passageway, a nozzle disposed adjacent said base portion and defining a second therapeutic gas passageway,...

Nitric oxide delivery device
10/30/14 - 20140318537 - A nitric oxide delivery device including a valve assembly, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include...

Tube for a respirator system
10/23/14 - 20140311487 - A tube for a ventilation system (1) for newborns is provided with a first section (7) comprising a heating wire (14), an electrical conductor (15), and a first connector (9) and a second connector (10), and with a second section (8) comprising a heating wire (16) extending over at least...

Method and system for patient-synchronized ventilatory assist with endotracheal through-flow
10/16/14 - 20140305434 - A ventilatory assist system and method are disclosed. The system comprises a tube for connection to a patient's airway, inspiratory and expiratory tube lumens connected to the tube, an inspiratory air source connected to the inspiration tube lumen, and a controller of air pressure in the expiratory tube lumen. The...

Therapeutic gas delivery device with pulsed and continuous flow control
09/25/14 - 20140283828 - 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...

System for controlling delivery of respiratory gas
09/25/14 - 20140283829 - 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...

Inhalation device, control method and computer program
09/18/14 - 20140261414 - The invention provides an inhalation device using an electrically driven vibratory element for releasing a drug dose into a flow channel, and a controller for activating/deactivating the vibratory element. A sensor arrangement is able to differentiate between inhalation flow and exhalation flow through the flow channel, to assist in forming...

Therapeutic gas delivery device with pulsed and continuous flow control
09/18/14 - 20140261415 - 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...

Thermal cooler & dehumidifier for exhalation path in ventilator system
09/18/14 - 20140261416 - A ventilator system (110) includes: an inhalation filter (120) configured to receive and filter a gas; a humidifier (130) connected to the inhalation filter and configured to adjust a humidity of the filtered gas; a dual-limb patient circuit connected to a patient and configured to supply ventilation to the patient,...

Inhalator system and method
09/11/14 - 20140251330 - 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...

Medical vaporizer and method of monitoring of a medical vaporizer
08/28/14 - 20140238393 - The present application includes an independent and redundant measurement of anesthetic concentration, based on acoustic time-of-flight measurements, added to an anesthetic vaporizer. The redundant anesthetic concentration measurement is used to make the vaporizer inherently safe by design and monitor true vaporizer empty. Further, using an acoustic wave splitting technique and...

Temperature measuring device for a respiratory humidifier
08/28/14 - 20140238394 - A temperature-measuring device for a respiratory humidifier (1) with a liquid container (5) is provided, wherein the temperature-measuring device comprises a flow channel (9) for breathing gas and an infrared detector (21), which is directed from the outside toward the flow channel (9) for the contactless detection of the temperature...

Respiratory therapy device for home use
08/14/14 - 20140224247 - A respiratory therapy device in accordance with this disclosure includes a blower box and a patient circuit. The blower box is configured to provide aerosol and pressurized gas for delivery to a patient airway. The patient circuit is configured to deliver the aerosol and pressurized gas from the blower box...

Dispersion anaesthetic device
08/07/14 - 20140216456 - 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...

Control of humidifier chamber temperature for accurate humidity control
06/19/14 - 20140166005 - A breathing assistance system is provided for delivering a stream flow of heated, humidified gases to a user. The system includes a humidifier unit which holds and heats a volume of water, and which in use receives a flow of gases from a gases source via an inlet port. The...

Apparatus for supplying respiratory gas and a method for controlling the apparatus
06/19/14 - 20140166006 - An apparatus for supplying a respiratory gas includes a conveyor device for conveying the respiratory gas, a conduit for feeding the respiratory gas conveyed by the conveyor device to a person, and a humidification device for humidifying the respiratory gas. A sensor device is configured to generate a signal indicative...

Method and system for the delivery of carbon dioxide to a patient
06/12/14 - 20140158124 - A method and system for delivering a gas containing carbon dioxide to a patient are described. The method comprises measuring a physiological parameter of breathing stability in the patient; determining an optimal gas delivery parameter based on the physiological parameter of breathing stability; and delivering the gas to the patient...

Breathing assistance apparatus
06/12/14 - 20140158125 - The present invention provides a breathing assistance apparatus that has a convenient and effective method of cleaning internal conduits inside the apparatus. The breathing assistance apparatus is preferably a gases supply and humidification device. The cleaning method is a method of disinfection that is automated so minimal training is required...

Methods and apparatus for ionization therapy
05/29/14 - 20140144438 - Devices and systems provide methods of controlling breathable gas generation such as for a respiratory treatment and/or for controlling ionization of the gas. In an example, a controller of a respiratory treatment apparatus controls generation of a supply of ionized air. The apparatus may include a flow generator to generate...

Dosimetric therapeutic gas delivery system for rapid dose monitoring and control
05/29/14 - 20140144439 - The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and...

Dosimetric therapeutic gas delivery method with feed back control for rapid dosimetry adjustment and optimization
05/29/14 - 20140144440 - The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and...

Dosimetric therapeutic gas delivery method for rapid dosimetry adjustment and optimization
05/29/14 - 20140144441 - The disclosure describes a technique for monitoring patient utilization of inhaled Nitric Oxide as well as waste exhaust of Nitric Oxide in gases exhaled from patient lungs. By monitoring the real dose provided to a patient, actual compliance with therapeutic target doses may be monitored to improve patient safety and...

Gas regulator with integrated sensors
05/15/14 - 20140130799 - A gas regulator is described. The gas regulator includes a gas inlet having an attachment mechanism for attaching to a gas container, a gas outlet in fluid communication with the gas inlet and further in fluid communication with a gas delivery system, a pressure regulator, a pressure sensor and a...

Surgical humidifier control
05/01/14 - 20140116433 - Some embodiments provide for humidifier control systems and methods configured to adjust power to a heater plate in a surgical humidifier to account for changes in flow rate to provide a consistent output, to provide functionality for different modes of use, and to provide accurate control over temperature and/or humidity...

Inhalation anesthetic vaporizer
03/27/14 - 20140083420 - A vaporizer includes a thermally conductive anesthetic container and a temperature sensor positioned in the container and in the liquid anesthetic. A breathing-gas delivery tube has a delivery end positioned in the liquid anesthetic at least about 5 mm beneath the top surface of the liquid anesthetic. A heater is...

Methods and system for humidifier control using enthalpy-based calculation
03/06/14 - 20140060533 - A respiratory humidification system that controls the humidity of the outlet gases using an enthalpy based calculation is disclosed herein. The respiratory humidification system includes a controller that can receive data from one or more of an enthalpy sensor, a flow sensor and a temperature sensor. The controller can also...

Gas dispenser with diffusing nosepiece
02/27/14 - 20140053835 - Described here are hand-held, low flow devices for dispensing a therapeutic gas. The devices may be configured to include a gas control assembly for delivering a defined volume of gas at a controlled pressure and flow rate. A nosepiece may be included in the device that is formed of a...

Nitric oxide delivery device
02/27/14 - 20140053836 - A nitric oxide delivery device including a valve assembly, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include...

Gas delivery method and apparatus
02/27/14 - 20140053837 - An apparatus, method and system for delivering CO2 into an inspiratory gas stream to formulate a blended respiratory gas in a manner that continuously maintains a target CO2 concentration in a volume of the inspired respiratory gas, for example, over the course of a breath or a volumetrically definable part...

Gas delivery device and system
02/20/14 - 20140048063 - A gas delivery system including a gas delivery device, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include...

Gas delivery device and system
02/20/14 - 20140048064 - A gas delivery system including a gas delivery device, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include...

Medicant delivery system
02/13/14 - 20140041658 - An improved medicant delivery system 100 is disclosed wherein the carrier for the medicant is a fluid that can be atomized or vaporized by exposure to heat. The system provides for repeatable dose of medicant, can be stored in any orientation, and/or has an ability to maximize energy efficiency....

Apparatus and methods for providing humidity in respiratory therapy
01/09/14 - 20140007871 - The present inventions provide respiratory therapy apparatus that introduce water into the pressurized air delivered to a user during various positive airway pressure therapies and corresponding methods. The respiratory therapy apparatus may be configured to administer one or more positive airway pressure therapies, including: continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP),...

Device and method for tempering and humidifying gas, especially respiratory air
01/09/14 - 20140007872 - A device and a process for the heating and humidification of gas, especially respiratory gas. Fluid from a fluid reservoir is supplied to a sprinkling type chamber where, for the purpose of humidification, it is moved through the gas. The point is that the fluid is heated by a temperature...

System and method of remotely monitoring and/or managing the treatment of a plurality of subjects with aerosolized medicament
01/02/14 - 20140000599 - Therapy regimes of a plurality of subjects are remotely monitored and/or managed, wherein the therapy regimes include reception of aerosolized medicament. This enables users such as medical care providers, researchers, clinic administrators, and/or other users to monitor and/or manage the therapy regimes of the plurality of subjects through a centralized...

Humidifier with liquid ingress protection
01/02/14 - 20140000600 - A pressure support device includes a humidification system (10) to control the humidity of a pressurized flow of breathable gas generated by the pressure support device. The humidification system includes a liquid storage chamber (32) and a humidification chamber (34). When in an operational orientation, liquid travels from the liquid...

Gas blender for blending at least two different gases, method for blending at least two different gases and medical device
12/26/13 - 20130340753 - The present invention pertains to a gas blender for blending at least two different gases, the gas blender comprising a first gas control valve (10) for supplying a first gas, a second gas control valve (20) for supplying a second gas, a pressure vessel (40) in fluid communication with the...

Method and arrangement for generating a gas stream comprising nitric oxide
12/12/13 - 20130327329 - The invention relates to the field of nitric oxide generation. The present invention particularly relates to a method for generating a stream of gas, the gas comprising oxygen and nitric oxide. According to the invention, an intermittent stream of oxygen comprising gas having at least one gap is provided, in...

Oscillating positive expiratory pressure device
11/28/13 - 20130312746 - An oscillating positive expiratory pressure apparatus having a housing defining a chamber, a chamber inlet, a chamber outlet, a deformable restrictor member positioned in an exhalation flow path between the chamber inlet and the chamber outlet, and an oscillation member disposed within the chamber. The deformable restrictor member and the...

System and method of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient
11/21/13 - 20130306068 - A method and system for delivering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient. The method and system provide a known desired quantity of the pharmaceutical gas to the patient independent of the respiratory pattern of the patient. The preferred pharmaceutical gases are CO and NO, both of which are provided as...

Low cost cpap flow generator and humidifier assembly
11/14/13 - 20130298908 - A method for controlling a humidifier of a CPAP device including a controller, the method including controlling a heating element in the humidifier with command signals from the controller, sensing a temperature of a fluid in the humidifier with a sensor in the humidifier that transmits signals to the controller,...

System and method of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient
11/14/13 - 20130298909 - A method and system for delivering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient. The method and system provide a known desired quantity of the pharmaceutical gas to the patient independent of the respiratory pattern of the patient. The preferred pharmaceutical gases are CO and NO, both of which are provided as...

Directional flow sensor inhaler
11/07/13 - 20130291864 - An fluid sensor to activate and control various components of an inhalation device. The fluid sensor includes an acoustic element, such as a microphone, positioned within said inhalation device to detect fluid within the device and output signals representative of the frequency, direction and/or amplitude of the fluid. These signals...

Humidifier
10/31/13 - 20130284169 - A humidifier includes a heating element including a porous structure of electrically resistive and thermally conductive material configured to substantially vaporise liquid that is passed through the porous structure. The porous structure has a liquid inlet and a vapour outlet. The humidifier further includes an outer housing surrounding at least...

Anesthetic vaporizer for a breathing apparatus and method for operation thereof to vaporize a liquid anesthetic agent
10/24/13 - 20130276782 - In an anesthesia vaporizer for vaporizing an anesthetic agent liquid and a method of vaporizing an anesthetic agent liquid in an vaporizer, an evaporation unit evaporates the anesthetic agent, a delivery unit intermittently adds a volume of said liquid to the evaporation unit in order to evaporate at least a...

Inhaler controlled by mobile device
10/17/13 - 20130269694 - An apparatus for providing nebulized medicant to a user is disclosed. The apparatus may include an air intake for drawing an air flow into the inhalation device. The apparatus may also include a medicant reservoir for receiving liquid medicant. The apparatus may further include a nebulizer for nebulizing the liquid...

Breathing apparatus detection and purging
10/10/13 - 20130263850 - Described are methods for safer nitric oxide delivery, as well as apparatuses for performing these methods. The methods may include detecting the presence or absence of a nasal cannula, and stopping the delivery of nitric oxide or providing an alert if the cannula is disconnected. The methods may also include...

System and method for administering humidified gas to a ventilated patient
10/10/13 - 20130263851 - Provided are systems for humidifying gas delivered to a patient. A humidifier unit (107) is provided located proximal to a patient interface (105) of a patient circuit (103). The humidifier unit includes a chamber that receives water from a water source (109), a heat source disposed within the chamber, a...

Portable medical gas delivery system
08/29/13 - 20130220319 - An apparatus for producing gas for use in medical applications. The apparatus includes a compressed gas unit having at least one container of compressed gas and a solenoid valve. An adjustable pressure regulator communicably connected to the gas container, separate and distinct from the solenoid valve, is adjusted to control...

System and method of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient
07/25/13 - 20130186396 - Described are methods and systems for delivering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient. The methods and systems provide varying quantities of pharmaceutical gas delivered to the patient in two or more breaths based on the monitored respiratory rate or changes in the patient's respiratory rate....

Ventilator respiratory variable-sized gas accumulator
07/25/13 - 20130186397 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a system that includes an accumulator for storing a gas mixture. The disclosure further describes a novel approach for a fast delivery of a change in gas mixture to a patient by utilizing a variable-sized accumulator....

Humidified gases delivery apparatus and methods for controlling same
07/11/13 - 20130174841 - The invention relates to a method of determining water level in a humidifier chamber that is part of a humidified gases delivery apparatus and system. The method comprising the steps of delivering power to a heater plate, varying the power delivered to the heater plate, measuring the rate of change...

Therapeutic vaporizer
07/11/13 - 20130174842 - A therapeutic vaporizer is disclosed having two or more housing portions configured to form an inner cavity. The housing portions are movable between an open and closed position, such that at least a portion of the inner cavity is enclosed when the housing portions are in the closed position. The...

Apparatus for supplying gases to a patient
05/30/13 - 20130133651 - An apparatus for the supply of humidified gases to a patient is disclosed that comprises a gases supply passage downstream of a humidified gases supply, and upstream of a patient in use, where at least one sensor is embedded in or located on the outside of the wall of the...

Respirator
05/16/13 - 20130118489 - An breathing or anesthesia apparatus and a process for operating a breathing or anesthesia apparatus are provided in which only a very low energy consumption occurs outside of the operating times. The breathing or anesthesia apparatus (1) is put into an energy-saving mode and a function pretest is performed before...

Device and process for providing moistened breathing gas
05/09/13 - 20130112198 - A respiration moistener (1) has an inlet (3), into which incoming gas (2) to be moistened can be fed. Vapor (21) is mixed with the incoming gas (2) in a mixing chamber (4). Moistened outgoing gas (5) flows out of an outlet (6). In cases in which the temperature of...

Method and device for supplying at least one medical gas to a patient receiving artificial respiration with the aid of an anesthesia machine
05/02/13 - 20130104885 - A device and method for administering at least one medical gas (NO) to a patient anesthetized and mechanically ventilated by means of an anesthesia machine. The anesthesia machine produces a respiratory gas flow (O2/N2) in a feed line. Gas pulses of the medical gas (NO) are supplied to said respiratory...

Water out alarm
05/02/13 - 20130104886 - The present invention provides for an improved method of determining a water out condition in a humidified gases supply apparatus. The method includes a two step process including a primary determination of a water out condition and a secondary determination of a water out condition. This primary determination is made...

Method and device for supplying at least one medical gas to a patient receiving artificial respiration with the aid of a ventilator
04/25/13 - 20130098361 - A device and method for administering at least one medical gas (NO) to a patient mechanically ventilated by means of a ventilator. The ventilator produces a respiratory gas flow (O2/N2) in a feed line. Gas pulses of the medical gas (NO) are supplied to said respiratory gas flow. The gas...

Method and device for supplying at least one medical gas to a patient receiving artificial respiration with the aid of a ventilator
04/18/13 - 20130092159 - A device and method for administering at least one medical gas (NO) to a patient mechanically ventilated by means of a ventilator. The ventilator produces a constant respiratory gas flow (O2/N2) in a feed line. Gas pulses of the medical gas (NO) are supplied to said respiratory gas flow. The...

Cannabis drug delivery and monitoring system
04/11/13 - 20130087144 - This invention relates to a new technology that enables administration of Cannabis to patients for medical purposes. In one embodiment, this invention is a component of a system of technologies, processes and concepts that creates a new method of producing, delivering, administering and regulating the use of medical cannabis....

Method and device for supplying at least one medical gas to a patient receiving artificial respiration with the aid of a ventilator
04/11/13 - 20130087145 - A device and method for administering at least one medical gas (NO) to a patient mechanically ventilated by means of a ventilator. The ventilator produces a constant respiratory gas flow (O2/N2) in a feed line. Gas pulses of the medical gas (NO) are supplied to said respiratory gas flow. The...

Humidifying gas for respiratory therapy
04/04/13 - 20130081618 - A system for providing humidification to gas to be provided to a patient to support breathing including: a humidification component configured for adding water vapor to the gas; and a humidification component controller coupled with the humidification component and configured for receiving humidification target value information, the humidification component controller...

Breathing assistance apparatus
04/04/13 - 20130081619 - A humidifier and humidity sensor is disclosed for use with a breathing assistance apparatus. The humidity sensor preferably includes means to sense absolute humidity, relative humidity and/or temperature at both the patient end and humidifier end. The humidifier may also include provision to both control independently the humidity and temperature...

Nitrous oxide anesthetic administration system
03/28/13 - 20130074840 - The present invention is a method and system for administering nitrous oxide. The system includes a fluid control system for controlling the flow of nitrous oxide and oxygen to the patient. A nitrous oxide and oxygen supply, vacuum source, a breather bag, and a nasal delivery interface system are fluidly...

Method for determining partial pressure of a gaseous constituent and regulator of breathing mask for aircraft occupant
12/27/12 - 20120325207 - A method for determining a characteristic such as partial pressure or percentage of a gaseous constituent in a first gas mixture flow (32) in a flow chamber (30) where flows alternatively said first gas mixture flow (32) and a second gas mixture flow (34) comprising the following steps: a) introducing...

Anesthesia vaporizer system
12/20/12 - 20120318264 - An anesthetic vaporizer system is disclosed herein. The anesthetic vaporizer system may include a sump adapted to retain an anesthetic agent. The anesthetic vaporizer system may also include a level sensor disposed at least partially within the sump. The level sensor is configured to generate an optical beam, and to...