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Electric Control Means

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Blower filter device
10/23/14 - 20140311490 - A blower filter device (50) for a respirator system (1) has a filter unit (31) receiving an air filter (30) and a blower unit (65) drawing in the filtered air and generating discharged air. The blower unit has a blower (53) and a driving motor (54). An improved respirator system...

Cushion with selectively variable softness/stiffness
09/25/14 - 20140283832 - 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...

Gas flow detector and positive airway pressure apparatus containing the same
09/18/14 - 20140261421 - The disclosure provides a gas flow detector comprising a conduit, a first and a second pressure gauges. The conduit includes a flexible pipe, a first and a second connecting pipes. The flexible pipe has a contraction portion, a throat and an expanding portion. Further, the throat is sandwiched between the...

Device for providing breathable gas
09/18/14 - 20140261422 - The present technology relates to a kit comprising a device for providing breathing gas to a patient and a specific facing as well as to a method of setting the mode of operation of such a device....

Portable oxygen system
09/18/14 - 20140261423 - A container for storing oxygen under pressure is disclosed that includes a chamber adapted to be worn around a user's waist and adapted for supplying oxygen to the user; the chamber defining a volume to contain oxygen under pressure; wherein the chamber is defined by a central portion extending between...

Methods and systems for venitilation with unknown exhalation flow and exhalation pressure
08/14/14 - 20140224250 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing novel back-up ventilation. Further, this disclosure describes systems and methods for delivering ventilation when exhalation pressure and/or exhalation flow are unknown or unreliable by the ventilator....

Ventilator apparatus
06/26/14 - 20140174443 - One or more embodiments of the presently described invention provides a ventilator including a timing device, an electric power source and a flow control device. The timing device is electronically controlled and is capable of controlling a period of time that a fluid is delivered to a patient. The timing...

Combination enhanced therapy
05/01/14 - 20140116438 - A Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) device includes a flow generator that generates a supply of pressurized air. The flow generator includes a programmable controller. The programmable controller is adapted to allow continuous access to at least one active operating mode and selective access to at least one dormant operating mode....

Cpap interface and backup devices
04/24/14 - 20140109907 - Described herein are combined active PAP/passive EPAP interface devices to transmit positive air pressure from a PAP source to the user, but provide passive EPAP when the PAP source is disabled. These interface device may continue to provide benefit to the user even if the PAP source becomes disconnected or...

System for regulating the dispensing of commercial aircraft passenger oxygen supply
04/24/14 - 20140109908 - The aircraft emergency oxygen supply system includes one or more sources of supplemental breathable oxygen, one or more inlet valves for one or more breathing devices, connected to the inlet valves, and one or more cabin air pressure transducers. A pressure controller controls the inlet valves in response to the...

Cable connector for use with a rotating connection
04/17/14 - 20140102453 - A respirator system includes a regulator for use in connection with a facepiece of the respirator system. The regulator includes an interface. The respirator system further includes a hose assembly including a hose for carrying breathing gas to the regulator and a cable for carrying at least one electrical wire...

Managing an active strap system for a face mask
04/03/14 - 20140090646 - A method for managing a set of active straps for a positive airway pressure (PAP) mask including detecting a pressure value with a pressure sensor, analyzing the pressure value with a processor for identifying an adjustment of the set of active straps, and performing the identified adjustment with the set...

Breathing-gas delivery and sharing system and method
04/03/14 - 20140090647 - A device, system, and method for isolating a ventilator from one or more patients in which the delivery conditions of gas delivered to an isolation device from a ventilator may drive the delivery of breathing-gas delivered to one or more patients, the breathing-gas having the same or different delivery conditions....

Vent arrangement for respiratory mask
03/13/14 - 20140069428 - A control system provides automated control of gas washout of a patient interface, such as a mask or nasal prongs. A gas washout vent assembly of the system may include a variable exhaust area, such as one defined by gears, radial exhaust revolvers and/or flow diverters for a conduit having...

Sensor and valve integrated into a patient interface
03/13/14 - 20140069429 - An improved patient interface assembly and pressure support system integrate a pressure sensor and a valve into the patient interface assembly and employs closed loop control between the sensor and the valve in order to limit delay between the time at which a condition indicative of abnormal breathing or flow...

System as well as process for transmitting data and/or device-specific parameters between a blower filter device of a blower filter system and a computer
03/06/14 - 20140060538 - A system includes a blower filter system (20), having a blower filter device (1), a head piece (21) and a flexible connection hose (22), connecting the blower filter device (1) and the head piece to one another in a fluid-communicating manner. A computer (30) is separated in space from the...

Underwater tank monitoring and communication apparataus, methods and systems
02/20/14 - 20140048068 - Transmitter and receiver devices and related methods are provided for monitoring air supplies and optionally directions of a group of divers. A transmitter device includes an acoustic transmitter, and may have a housing with two nonconcentric generally cylindrical portions of different diameters. The transmitter device may send brief sonic data...

Underwater tank monitoring and communication apparatus, methods and systems
02/20/14 - 20140048069 - Transmitter and receiver devices and related methods are provided for monitoring air supplies and optionally directions of a group of divers. A transmitter device includes an acoustic transmitter, and may have a housing with two nonconcentric generally cylindrical portions of different diameters. The transmitter device may send brief sonic data...

Breathing assistance device comprising a gas regulating valve and associated breathing assistance method
02/13/14 - 20140041661 - The invention relates to a breathing assistance device for a patient, the device including: a source of respiratory pressurised gas; a gas transmission duct comprising a distal end coupled to said source and a proximal end coupled to the patient; a gas regulating valve interposed in the gas transmission duct...

Remotely controlled positive airway-pressure apparatus and method
01/16/14 - 20140014110 - A CPAP system and method may include a base comprising a flow generator, a respiratory interface, and an elongated flexible conduit extending to connect the base to the respiratory interface. The CPAP system may further include a remote user interface controlling at least certain aspects of the flow generator. For...

Breathing assistance device comprising a gas regulating valve and associated breathing assistance method
01/09/14 - 20140007876 - The invention relates to a breathing assistance device for a patient, the device including: a source of respiratory pressurised gas; a gas transmission duct comprising a distal end coupled to said source and a proximal end coupled to the patient; a gas regulating valve interposed in the gas transmission duct...

Virtual ventilation screen
01/02/14 - 20140000605 - A method for displaying ventilator data at a remote device. The method includes accessing ventilator data of a ventilator associated with a patient, by a remote device; and displaying the ventilator data, at the remote device....

Methods and systems for mimicking fluctuations in delivered flow and/or pressure during ventilation
01/02/14 - 20140000606 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for a ventilator-derived CPAP system that mimics the flow and/or pressure oscillations or fluctuations of the B-CPAP system creating a breath type referred to herein as a mimicked-bubble-CPAP (M-CPAP) mode. Further, the disclosure describes systems and methods for delivery of other breath types with...

Method and system for operating a patient ventilation device
12/19/13 - 20130333702 - A patient ventilation system including a ventilation interface and a ventilation source pneumatically coupled to a patient over the ventilation interface is disclosed. There is a controller that regulates airflow delivery from the ventilation source to the patient according to one or more predefined treatment configuration settings. The controller has...

System and method for adaptive high frequency flow interrupter control in a patient respiratory ventilator
12/05/13 - 20130319414 - A method and system for controlling fluid flow settings by receiving a precondition pressure wave function, representative of a precondition frequency, a precondition amplitude and a precondition pressure of the fluid flow in the system, establishing an operating pressure wave function, representative of an operating frequency, an operating amplitude and...

Using motor speed in a pap device to estimate flow
11/28/13 - 20130312750 - A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining airflow through a PAP device while applying PAP therapy. The actual speed of a blower 6 is measured. The desired motor current I DES required for the actual speed to approach or maintain a desired speed is used, together with the actual...

Insufflation/exsufflation airway clearance appartus
11/28/13 - 20130312751 - An MIE apparatus has a blower, a direction valve, an oscillator, and a mask hose connector. The blower is connected to the direction valve, which is connected to the oscillator, which is connected to the hose connector. During insufflation, a direction valve connects exhaust of a blower to an oscillator,...

Data collection system and method using parametric-based sampling rates
10/03/13 - 20130255681 - The present disclosure relates to a system and method for sampling parametric data provided with a patient monitoring device. A disclosed method includes sampling parametric data associated with a patient and adjusting a sampling interval during the sampling of the parametric data based on a change in a frequency of...

Methods and systems for compensation of tubing related loss effects
10/03/13 - 20130255682 - A method for ventilating a patient with a ventilator includes consecutively delivering a plurality of substantially equal volume amounts into a closed ventilator circuit during a ventilator self-test, receiving a pressure measurement for each volume delivery, calculating a change in pressure for each volume delivery, consecutively releasing a plurality of...

Respiratory gas supply circuit for an aircraft carrying passengers
09/26/13 - 20130247913 - The invention relates to a respiratory gas supply circuit for an aircraft carrying passengers, comprising a pressurized source of respiratory gas (R1, R2) and a supply line (2, 3), said circuit further comprising on said supply line a regulating device (12, 30) for controlling the supply in respiratory gas to...

Ventilator leak compensation
07/25/13 - 20130186400 - A ventilator including a pneumatic system for providing and receiving breathing gas, and a controller operatively coupled with the pneumatic system. The controller is operable to control circulation by the pneumatic system of breathing gas to and from a patient, and to adjust at least one of a volume and...

Methods and systems for adaptive base flow and leak compensation
07/04/13 - 20130167842 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing adaptive base flow scheduling during ventilation of a patient to optimize patient-machine synchrony and accuracy of estimated exhaled as well as inhaled tidal volumes. Further, this disclosure describes systems and methods for providing adaptive inspiratory trigger threshold scheduling during the adaptive base...

System and method for providing a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject with stochastic fluctuations
05/30/13 - 20130133654 - A pressurized flow of breathable gas is delivered to the airway of a subject to facilitate respiration by the subject. To enhance the effectiveness of the pressurized flow of breathable gas, stochastic fluctuations in the level of pressure at or near the airway of the subject are created. These stochastic...

Breathing assistance device with several secure respirator modes and associated method
05/23/13 - 20130125890 - A breathing assistance device, capable of operating according to several respiratory modes forming a list of possible modes. The device is equipped with a mechanism for selecting a desired mode from a group of modes that can be selected. The device also includes a mechanism for realizing a configuration diagnostic...

User interface for breathing apparatus
05/09/13 - 20130112202 - A user interface for a breathing apparatuse has a contact-sensitive screen operable to cause a change in the operation of the breathing apparatus based on touch input from an operator. The contact-sensitive screen has a first touch area through which a breathing apparatus setting can be changed by the touch...

Bladder cushion, forehead cushion, headgear straps, headgear cap and/or chinstrap
05/09/13 - 20130112203 - A cushion for a patient interface includes two or more bladders arranged in concentric relation. Each of the bladders includes a face-contacting portion adapted to engage the patient's face, and each of the bladders is adapted to be pressurized independently from one another. At least one of the bladders is...

Bi-directional ventilator communication
05/02/13 - 20130104893 - A method for bi-directional ventilator communication includes receiving a communication, at the ventilator, from a medical entity, wherein the communication is associated with ventilator manipulation. The method also includes transmitting ventilator information, by the ventilator, to the medical entity wherein the ventilator information is associated with the ventilator manipulation....

Automatic implementation of a ventilator protocol
05/02/13 - 20130104894 - A method for implementing a ventilator protocol on a ventilator. The method includes accessing the ventilator protocol, and automatically implementing the ventilator protocol on the ventilator via a touch screen display of the ventilator....

Implementing ventilator rules on a ventilator
05/02/13 - 20130104895 - A method for implementing ventilator rules on a ventilator. The method includes accessing ventilator rules for the ventilator; determining a mode of operation of the ventilator; and in response to the determined mode of operation, implementing at least one of the ventilator rules....

Powered air purifying respirator
04/18/13 - 20130092164 - A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) for delivering a forced flow of filtered air to a wearer is disclosed. The PAPR comprises a turbo unit with turbo unit components including a fan, an electric motor, and an electronic control unit having a wireless electronic control transceiver, the fan being driven...

Ventilation systems and methods
04/11/13 - 20130087146 - A ventilator includes a compressor, a storage vessel, a valve assembly communicating with the compressor, the storage vessel, and an inhalation line. A controller directs the valve assembly between a storage configuration where ventilation gas is delivered from the compressor into the storage vessel, and a delivery configuration where ventilation...

Valve and method to relieve gaseous pressure and arrangement for ventilating lungs
03/14/13 - 20130061852 - A valve is provided for relieving a gaseous pressure of a branching unit in flow communication with lungs of a subject. The valve comprises an inlet port in flow communication with the branching unit, an outlet port configured to release pressure by discharging a gas flow from the inlet port,...

Inductance compensation in a pressure support system
03/07/13 - 20130056006 - A system and method for delivering a flow of gas to an airway of a patient (54). The system includes a gas flow generator (52) and a patient circuit (56) comprising a conduit (100) that communicates the flow of gas to a patient. A sensor (62) is configured to measure...

High frequency oscillation ventilator control system
02/21/13 - 20130042868 - A high frequency oscillation ventilator including an oscillating piston control system and a mean airway pressure control system. The oscillating piston control system and the mean airway pressure control system are closed-loop control systems. The oscillating piston control system is independent of the mean airway pressure control system....

Breathing assistance system with multiple pressure sensors
02/21/13 - 20130042869 - A method for managing pressure in a breathing assistance system configured to provide breathing assistance to a patient via a patient connection system is provided. The method may include receiving one or more first pressure sensor signals from a first pressure sensor, and analyzing the one or more first pressure...

Air purifier apparatus
02/14/13 - 20130037027 - The invention relates to a modular, portable, air purifier and mask device capable of supplying filtered or otherwise conditioned airflow to an individual. More specifically, the present invention provides a modular air purification system that allows for the selection of multiple types of air treatment modules, power modules and mask...

Method and system for visualizing mechanical ventilation information
02/07/13 - 20130032149 - A medical system having a ventilator is provided. The medical system includes a memory for storing one or more patient and ventilation parameters. A processor is programmed to organize the one or more patient parameters into at least one of past patient and ventilation parameters, present patient and ventilation parameters,...

Determination of leak during cpap treatment
01/24/13 - 20130019868 - A respiratory treatment apparatus and method in which a leak is determined by using an averaging window. The window starts at the present time and extends back in time to a point determined according to a current one of progressively detected phase measures of a first respiratory cycle and a...

Breathing assistance device, and method of regulation
01/24/13 - 20130019869 - A breathing assistance device may include a turbine for generating flow of pressurized respiratory gas, a duct for carrying pressurized gas to a patient, and a mechanism to control gas pressure capable of elaborating a pressure setting for the turbine. The turbine is connected to a speed sensor for acquiring...

Safe standby mode for ventilator
01/10/13 - 20130008443 - A ventilator with a safe standby mode is provided. The safe standby mode allows a user to disconnect a patient from the ventilator, without the ventilator generating alarms and while maintaining previously entered ventilation parameters. In addition, while in the safe standby mode, a patient connection status is monitored, and...

Breathable gas inlet control device for respiratory treatment apparatus
01/10/13 - 20130008444 - A breathable gas inlet control device permits flow regulation at the inlet of a flow generator for a respiratory treatment apparatus such as a ventilator or continuous positive airway pressure device. The device may implement a variable inlet aperture size based on flow conditions. In one embodiment, an inlet flow...

Recognition system for an apparatus that delivers breathable gas to a patient
12/06/12 - 20120304994 - An adapter for use with a flow generator includes a conduit attachable to the outlet of the flow generator and an identifying element supported by the conduit and providing an identifying feature unique to a specific peripheral component attachable to the flow generator. The identifying feature is communicatable to the...

Breathing assistance apparatus
11/22/12 - 20120291783 - Breathing assistance apparatus includes a gases supply unit adapted to, in use, deliver a stream of pressurised gases from an outlet. The gases supply unit is adapted to vary the pressure of the stream of pressurised gases. A supply path includes a flexible self-supporting gases transportation pathway having a first...

Smart connections
11/15/12 - 20120285455 - A mask for patient ventilation comprises a frame portion, a retention portion, and a connector portion. The frame portion is for surrounding a respiratory opening of a patient. The retention portion is for maintaining positive pressure between the frame portion and the patient. The connector portion is for connecting delivery...

Ventilator breath display and graphic user interface
11/08/12 - 20120279501 - The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status. The user interface includes a graphic representation of a breath cycle that displays the breath cycle...

Method of controlling a powered air purifying respirator
10/18/12 - 20120260918 - 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....

Automatic identification of a patient interface device in a pressure support system
10/04/12 - 20120247470 - 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...

Breathing apparatus
09/27/12 - 20120240932 - An apparatus including a blower configured to provide a supply of breathing gas, and a delivery tube configured to deliver the supply of breathing gas to a user breathing interface. The delivery tube has an inside diameter of about 15 mm or less. The apparatus also including a control system...

Pressure support system with mask fit feedback display
09/27/12 - 20120240933 - A pressure support system configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject is further configured to provide information to a user position, fit or seal between the subject and the patient interface through which the pressurized flow of breathable gas is delivered. Such...

Energy-harvesting respiratory method and device
09/20/12 - 20120234323 - This invention is a method, device, and system to provide respiratory assistance to people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), or other respiratory conditions, comprising harvesting and storing energy from gas outflow during exhalation and using that stored energy to increase gas inflow during inhalation. In an example, this invention may...

Cpap systems
09/13/12 - 20120227738 - A CPAP system includes a flow generator (10), a patient interface (50), an air delivery conduit (20) that interconnects the flow generator and the patient interface, wherein the air delivery conduit has an internal diameter of less than 19 mm. Preferably the air delivery conduit has an internal diameter of...

Constant mass oxygen addition independent of ambient pressure
08/02/12 - 20120192866 - A constant mass oxygen addition device for use with a re-breathing apparatus is disclosed for use by individuals venturing into harsh environments, particularly the underwater environment, that remains unaffected by ambient pressure changes. This constant mass oxygen addition device comprises an intermediate chamber which is first pressurized with regulated pressure...

Patient-controlled ventilation
08/02/12 - 20120192867 - A method of controlling a ventilator is disclosed that includes the steps of providing a patient with a ventilator patient control interface through which a patient controls at least one control parameter of a ventilator and configuring a processor to control the ventilator in response to the ventilator patient control...

Brushless fan motor and positive airway pressure breathing apparatus using the same
07/19/12 - 20120180792 - A brushless fan motor includes a case, a tubular part disposed in the case and fixed at a bottom of the case, at least a bearing disposed in the tubular part, a toric coil surrounding the tubular part, and a rotating assembly. The rotating assembly includes a turntable, a rotating...

System and method for providing mechanical ventilation support to a patient
07/12/12 - 20120174925 - A system for providing mechanical ventilation support to a patient and includes a mechanical ventilator. A breathing circuit is pneumatically connected between the mechanical ventilator and a patient connection. An inspiratory check valve is disposed within an inspiratory limb of the breathing circuit. A fresh gas manifold provides fresh gas...

Peep regulation for a breathing apparatus
07/05/12 - 20120167884 - A breathing apparatus has an expiratory flow sensor unit, an expiratory pressure sensor unit, an expiratory pressure regulator, and an expiratory control unit operatively connected to the expiratory pressure sensor unit for a feedback control of an expiratory pressure during an expiratory phase of a breathing cycle. The expiratory control...

Ambu-bag automation system and method
06/14/12 - 20120145151 - A device for automatically squeezing and releasing an AMBU-bag is disclosed. A device has a housing and a mechanical compression squeezer in the housing. There are openings in the housing for inlet tubes and outlet tubes of AMBU-bag to pass in and out of the housing. A powered actuator powers...

Ventilator system and method
05/03/12 - 20120103336 - A ventilator is disclosed herein. The ventilator may include a blower, and a controller operatively connected to the blower. The controller is configured to automatically identify an optimal target inspiratory and expiratory pressure level for the treatment of a sleep related breathing disorder. The controller is also configured to regulate...

Characterisation of mask systems
04/19/12 - 20120090610 - A method and CPAP apparatus characterizes different mask systems, e.g., masks and hoses. The CPAP apparatus can be calibrated for different mask systems and hoses by including sensors that measure flow and pressure at a flow generator of the apparatus. When the generator is fitted to a new mask system,...

System and method for entraining the breathing of a subject
04/12/12 - 20120085347 - A respiration appliance (10) is configured to entrain the breathing of the subject. The breathing of the subject is entrained to modulate the autonomic nervous system of the subject to decrease sympathetic nerve activity and/or to reduce sympathetic/parasympathetic balance in order to provide relaxation to the subject. The respiration appliance...

Breathing assistance device with linear actuated gas regulating valve
04/12/12 - 20120085348 - A breathing assistance device includes a gas regulating valve (1300). The gas regulating valve is operated by a linear actuator (1330). The linear actuator may include a movable member that moves an obstruction member between an open position and a closed position. The linear actuator is isolated from a gas...