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Means For Sensing Condition Of User's Body

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Ventilator turbine-based volume-controlled ventilation method
03/26/15 - 20150083135 - A ventilator turbine volume-controlled ventilation method comprises the main steps of: the ventilator is started up, a control unit in the ventilator issues a rotation speed U control instruction to a turbine driver, the turbine driver drives a turbine motor, and then the control unit detects the breathing state of...

Turbine ventilator pressure-controlled ventilation method
03/12/15 - 20150068527 - A turbine ventilator pressure-controlled ventilation method comprising the following steps: a ventilator is started up, a control unit in the ventilator controls a turbine motor to rotate at rotational speed U, the turbine motor provides the ventilator with a hyperbaric gas; a detector unit detects the breathing state of a...

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy target pressure comfort signature
03/12/15 - 20150068528 - A comfort signature that naturally adapts delivered pressure to patient breathing by measuring comfort directly from the source is disclosed. Pressure is measured at the patient interface and is used to provide a comfortable and suitable target pressure adjustment that is synchronized with patient respiration....

Zero pressure start continuous positive airway pressure therapy
03/12/15 - 20150068529 - A respiratory assistance device is disclosed. There is a patient interface for coupling to a patient respiratory passageway, and a selectively regulated therapeutic gas flow source in pneumatic communication with the patient over the patient interface. A controller is connected to the therapeutic gas flow source and is receptive to...

Apparatus for assisted ventilation and corresponding regulation method
03/05/15 - 20150059752 - An apparatus, for assisted ventilation (1), includes at least one ventilatory device (2) connected to and controlled by a driver (3), and at least one sensor device (4) connected to the driver (3) and adapted to provide it with a signal of electrical activity produced by the diaphragm. The apparatus...

System and method for controlling insufflation pressure during inexsufflation
03/05/15 - 20150059753 - The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for controlling insufflation pressure during inexsufflation of a subject. The system inexsufflates the subject such that tidal flow and/or tidal volume are monitored during insufflation, and insufflation pressure is adjusted to maintain the flow rate of the pressurized flow of breathable...

System and method for power of breathing real-time assessment and closed-loop controller
03/05/15 - 20150059754 - A system, method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for retrieving a breathing reference value, assessing a breathing value of a test subject via a ventilator, identifying a difference between the breathing reference value and the breathing value of the test subject and generating a setting adjustment value to adjust...

Apparatus and methods for ventilatory treatment
03/05/15 - 20150059755 - Disclosed is an apparatus for treating a respiratory disorder, configured to compute a measure of typical recent ventilation such that a rate of adjustment of the measure of typical recent ventilation is reduced as a measure of recent uncompensated leak increases. Also disclosed is an apparatus for treating a respiratory...

Systems and methods for optimizing medical care through data monitoring and feedback treatment
03/05/15 - 20150059756 - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a decision support solution to medical professionals to optimize medical care through data monitoring and feedback treatment are provided herein. In another embodiment, a computer-implemented method for modeling patient outcomes resulting from treatment in a specific medical area includes receiving patient-specific data associated...

Method and apparatus for improving the comfort of cpap
02/19/15 - 20150047639 - A low-cost CPAP apparatus in which, upon detection of the transition from inhalation to exhalation, the blower motor is de-energized to allow it to freewheel. When the pressure in the patient mask (or whatever interface is utilized) reaches a minimum pressure level during exhalation, the motor is re-energized and its...

Exhalation valve and respiratory assistance device
02/12/15 - 20150040904 - Exhalation valve including a diaphragm for opening and closing an outlet of an exhalation flow path for guiding exhaled air to the outside air, a back chamber provided opposite the exhalation flow path in the diaphragm and forming a space together with the diaphragm, and a pump unit fixed to...

Systems and methods for providing ventilation
02/12/15 - 20150040905 - Systems and methods for providing ventilation assistance or control are disclosed. Systems and methods for providing randomized ventilation are disclosed. Methods for operating a ventilation system while preventing or reducing the occurrence of ventilator associated lung injury are disclosed. Devices, systems, and methods for providing passive ventilation are disclosed....

Systems and methods for intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation integrated in a ventilator
01/29/15 - 20150027445 - System and methods for providing respiratory therapy include predetermined and/or automatically determined perturbations of levels of pressure, flow, and/or other gas parameters integrated and/or combined (Start with a supplied pressurized flow of breathable gas for a subject. The perturbations are intended to improve secretion management through intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation integrated...

Methods and apparatus with improved ventilatory support cycling
01/22/15 - 20150020808 - A ventilator that delivers air at different pressures to a patient during inspiratory and expiratory cycles of breathing and that cycles from inspiratory to expiratory operation when the patient's respiratory flow passes a threshold level. The threshold generally increases form the beginning of inspiration to the end of inspiration. The...

Ventilatory assistance for treatment of cardiac failure and cheyne-stokes breathing
01/15/15 - 20150013679 - Method and apparatus for the treatment of cardiac failure, Cheyne Stokes breathing or central sleep apnea are disclosed. A subject is provided with ventilatory support. Respiratory airflow is determined. From the respiratory airflow are derived a measure of instantaneous ventilation (for example half the absolute value of the respiratory airflow)...

Method for calibrating the level of oxygen in respiratory gas related to the level of oxygen in the blood circulation of an individual
01/08/15 - 20150007823 - The present invention relates to a method for calibrating, or adjusting, the level of oxygen in respiratory gas related to the level of oxygen in the blood circulation of the individual, comprising providing a level of oxygen in the gas flow passing into, or out, of the respiratory system of...

Compensation of breath delivery
01/01/15 - 20150000665 - The present invention relates to a method of delivering gas during ventilation of a patient using a system for breath delivery. The method of gas delivery includes real-time compensation of gas compression losses, in the current breath delivery phase, and gas leakage losses. The present invention further relates to a...

System and method for circuits to allow cpap to provide zero pressure
01/01/15 - 20150000666 - A system comprises a respiratory delivery arrangement adapted to cover at least one respiratory orifice of a patient. The system also comprises a first conduit having a first end and a second end, the second end connected to the respiratory delivery arrangement. A positive pressure is provided to the respiratory...

Methods and apparatus for the systemic control of ventilatory support in the presence of respiratory insufficiency
01/01/15 - 20150000667 - A method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance to a spontaneously breathing patient an error signal (56) is computed that is the difference between a function of respiratory airflow (54) over a period of time and a target value (52). Using a servo loop, air is delivered to the patient...

Methods and systems for adaptive adjustment of ventilator settings
12/25/14 - 20140373845 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing optimized adjustment of a ventilator based on an estimated net value of patient effort. The disclosure describes a novel breath type that delivers a target airway pressure calculated based on an estimated patient muscle effort. A net value of patient muscle effort...

Breathing apparatus
12/25/14 - 20140373846 - The present invention relates to improvements to powered air purifying respirators (PAPR). PAPR are known generally for use in polluted environments. A typical PAPR comprises a powered impellor arranged to draw air from the atmosphere, a filter element and a mask to provide the filtered and pressurized air to the...

Medical console
12/18/14 - 20140366878 - A personal medical console is connectable to a plurality of different sensor devices and different effector devices and configured to monitor operation of one or more sensor devices and control operation of one or more effector devices. The sensor devices sense physiological characteristics. The medical console is configured to receive...

Use of multiple spontaneous breath types to promote patient ventilator synchrony
12/18/14 - 20140366879 - The present disclosure combines the advantages of a hybrid mode of ventilation with an automatic determination of an appropriate spontaneous breath type in response to one or more patient based criteria. Specifically, when the ventilator is delivering a spontaneous breath type, a determination may be made as to whether predetermined...

Apparatus and method for oxygen delivery
12/04/14 - 20140352697 - The oxygen delivery apparatus comprises: an oxygen tank; an outlet valve unit configured to include a variable flow valve capable of variably controlling the amount of oxygen, a pressure sensor, and a control unit controlling the operation of the outlet valve unit on the basis of a signal from the...

Systems and methods for determining patient effort and/or respiratory parameters in a ventilation system
11/27/14 - 20140345616 - Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes measuring a pressure, providing a measured pressure, measuring an inlet flow and an outlet flow, and providing a measured net flow. A relationship between...

Passive gas regulating valve for a respiratory system
11/27/14 - 20140345617 - The invention relates to a gas regulating valve (1) for a respiratory system comprising:—a main path between an inlet (2) and an outlet (3), and—an evacuation path between the outlet (3) and an evacuation orifice (4), characterised in that:—the main path is provided with at least a non-return valve for...

Methods, systems and apparatus for paced breathing
11/06/14 - 20140326241 - Methods, systems and/or apparatus for slowing a patient's breathing by using positive pressure therapy. In certain embodiments, a current interim breathing rate target is set, and periodically the magnitude of a variable pressure waveform that is scaled to the current interim breathing rate target is increased if the patient's breathing...

Sysems and methods for using partial co2 rebreathing integrated in a ventilator and measurements thereof to determine noninvasive cardiac output
11/06/14 - 20140326242 - Systems and methods for providing a ventilator for partial CO2 rebreathing using exhaust valves integrated in a ventilator system to increase a CO2 rebreathing volume of a subject. Non-invasive measurements of CO2 parameters and partial CO2 rebreathing are used to determine noninvasive cardiac output parameters of the subject....

Automatic control system for mechanical ventilation for active or passive subjects
10/30/14 - 20140318541 - A method and an apparatus for controlling a ventilator to automatically adjust ventilation assistance to an active or passive subject. The method includes determining volume and flow rate of gas to the patient during inspiration on an ongoing basis, and generating control signals in proportion to the volume and flow...

Patient monitoring and drug delivery system and method of use
10/30/14 - 20140318542 - Disclosed is a patient monitoring and drug delivery system and associated methods for use during diagnostic, surgical or other medical procedures. The functionality of the invention enables many time consuming and laborious activities to be minimized or moved to a part in the procedure where time is not as critical....

Session-by-session adjustment of a device for treating sleep disordered breathing
10/30/14 - 20140318543 - A method is disclosed for operating a device that treats sleep disordered breathing (SOB) during successive treatment sessions, where the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during sleep. The method comprises the steps of applying a constant treatment pressure during a first session and deriving a sleep disorder index (SOl)...

Electrically stimulated mask and/or associated components
10/23/14 - 20140311492 - A respiratory assistance component is disclosed that changes shape when an electrical charge is provided. The amount of electrical charge that is applied may be based on values, characteristics, or user controlled parameters of the respiratory assistance system. The component may be all or part of a patient interface, a...

Method and device for carrying out a signal-processing viewing of a measurement signal that is correlated to the respiratory activity of an individual
10/02/14 - 20140290656 - 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...

Method for ventilation
10/02/14 - 20140290657 - 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...

Methods and apparatus for providing ventilation to a patient
10/02/14 - 20140290658 - 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....

Portable ventilator secretion management system
09/25/14 - 20140283834 - 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...

Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance
09/25/14 - 20140283835 - 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...

Methods and apparatus for controlling mask leak in cpap treatment
09/25/14 - 20140283836 - 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...

Methods and systems for phase shifted pressure ventilation
09/18/14 - 20140261424 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing pressure ventilation with a shifted pressure profile during ventilation of a patient. The disclosure describes a novel breath type that phase shifts the rise time of the delivered pressure profile to improve patient comfort and patient-ventilator synchrony....

Wearable positive airway pressure (pap) with primary and bolus airflow
09/18/14 - 20140261425 - This invention can be embodied as a wearable self-contained device that provides energy-efficient Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This device includes a primary airflow member and a bolus airflow member which operate together in a coordinated manner to provide just the right amount of pressure...

Dual pressure sensor patient ventilator
09/18/14 - 20140261426 - A patient ventilation apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an inlet port connectible to an oxygen source with pressurized oxygen enriched gas. An outlet port is connectible over a gas delivery conduit to a patient interface configured for fitment on a patient respiratory passageway. A valve is in pneumatic communication...

Vent device for use with a respiratory device
09/18/14 - 20140261427 - A vent device for a respiratory device, comprising one or a plurality of vents configured with a variable aperture size for communicating a flow of breathable gas. Said vent device being configured so that the cross section profile exposed to the flow of breathable gas communicating through the vent does...

Method and system for controlling breathing
08/28/14 - 20140238399 - The present invention relates to a method and a system for controlling breathing of a patient. A system for controlling breathing of a patient includes a respiratory conduit. The respiratory conduit is configured to be coupled to a patient interface device and is further configured to be coupled to a...

Methods for prediction of ventilation treatment inadequacy
08/21/14 - 20140230818 - Ventilatory systems and methods are disclosed including a ventilator and at least one sensor in communication with the ventilator. The sensor is configured to monitor a chest wall movement of a patient during ventilation. The ventilator is configured to provide an alarm to a clinician upon detection by the sensor...

Systems and methods for monitoring patients for risk of ventilator associated events
08/21/14 - 20140230819 - A system for monitoring a patient on ventilation includes a ventilator system configured to provide mechanical ventilation in accordance with a FiO2 setting and a PEEP setting, a temperature sensor configured to sense body temperature, one or more input devices configured to receive patient information, e.g., WBC count information, an...

Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea
07/31/14 - 20140209097 - Apparatus for relieving dyspnoea in an ambulatory exercising subject comprises a housing to be worn on the subject, and within which a variable speed air blower motor is located for delivering an air supply to the subject through a mouthpiece at a pressure similar to average intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure...

Oxygen conservation system for commercial aircraft
07/17/14 - 20140196719 - 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...

Method and apparatus for treating cheyne-stokes respiration
07/03/14 - 20140182589 - A system and method for delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient. The system monitors a characteristic that varies based on variations of the flow of the breathing gas and determines a Target Flow for the gas to be delivered to the patient based on...

Administration of cpap treatment pressure in presence of apnea
06/19/14 - 20140166014 - CPAP treatment apparatus is disclosed having a controllable flow generator (34, 38, 40) operable to produce breathable gas at a treatment pressure elevated above atmosphere to a patient by a delivery tube (32) coupled to a mask (30) having connection with a patient's airway. A sensor (44, 50, 56, 58)...

Methods of monitoring oxygenation by positive end expiratory pressure using photoplethysmography
06/12/14 - 20140158132 - The present invention relates to novel lip/cheek probes for detection of pulse-based differences in light absorbence across the vascularized tissue of a lip or cheek of a patient. These probes are fabricated to provide signals to estimate arterial oxygen saturation, and/or to obtain other photoplethysmographic data. The present invention also...

Combination respiratory therapy device, system, and method
06/05/14 - 20140150791 - A combination respiratory therapy management system creates a combined respiratory therapy prescription that can be executed by a combined respiratory therapy device to provide multiple coordinated respiratory therapies to a patient. The system can update the combined respiratory therapy prescription and implement the updates while the combined respiratory therapy device...

System for providing flow-targeted ventilation synchronized to a patient's breathing cycle
06/05/14 - 20140150792 - An open system provides breath-synchronized, flow-targeted ventilation to augment respiration by a self-breathing patient. A sensor detects a physical property of a patient's respiratory cycle. A processor monitors the sensor and controls a gas source to deliver oxygen-containing gas through a tube extending into the patient's airway with the flow...

Mechanical ventilation in the presence of sleep disordered breathing
06/05/14 - 20140150793 - A method for controlling operation of a CPAP apparatus. The apparatus has a blower, a patient interface, an air delivery conduit for delivering air from the blower to the patient interface, a sensor for determining the pressure in the patient interface, and a control mechanism that causes air to be...

Substantially constant positive airway pressure systems and methods for treating sleep apnea, snoring, and other respiratory disorders
05/29/14 - 20140144445 - Substantially constant positive airway pressure systems and methods mediate the variations in pressures that occur within a conventional CPAP mask during inhalation and exhalation cycles, and thereby reduce discomfort....

Respiratory therapy device and filtration units therefor
05/29/14 - 20140144446 - A respiratory therapy device comprises a pneumatic control unit connectable to a source of medical grade oxygen for supplying oxygen to a first control unit outlet port at a first set of conditions and to a second control unit outlet port at a second set of conditions. First and second...

Secretion clearing patient airway management system
05/22/14 - 20140137867 - A pulmonary secretion clearing airway structure and related airway management system is disclosed that 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 to the...

Capacitive sensor
05/22/14 - 20140137868 - A capacitive sensor for measuring pressure comprises a fixed charge plate integral to a printed circuit board, a flexible charge plate that is grounded, a conductive donut-shaped adhesive spacer between the charge plates, a lid, a non-conductive donut-shaped adhesive spacer between the second charge plate and the lid, means of...

Systems and methods for monitoring, managing, and preventing fatigue during ventilation
05/08/14 - 20140123979 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for determining patient fatigue during ventilation of a patient. The disclosure describes novel notification and/or management of patient fatigue during ventilation. Further, the disclosure describes system and methods for preventing diaphragm fatigue or weakness....

Automated hypoxia recovery system
05/08/14 - 20140123980 - Disclosed are methods and systems for detecting and remedying a potential hypoxic state. A wearable hypoxic state detector includes an SpO2 sensor configured to measure a user's oxygen saturation, an oxygen reservoir, an oxygen conduit positioned to deliver oxygen from the oxygen storage reservoir to the user's inhalation flow path,...

Breathing apparatus and method for support ventilation
05/01/14 - 20140116439 - In a method and breathing apparatus for providing support ventilation to a spontaneously breathing patient a pressure and/or a flow is monitored based on pressure and/or flow measurements, and efforts to inhale or exhale by the patient are detected based on changes in the monitored pressure and/or flow. When a...

Electronic apparatus control using a breathing assistance apparatus
05/01/14 - 20140116440 - A breathing gases supply apparatus 1 can comprise a blower 103/105 and breathing circuit for delivering breathing gases to a patient. The apparatus also can comprise a first controller 109, the controller 109 configured to receive input from at least one sensor 110-112 indicative of patient breathing, and a transmitter...

Method and apparatus for assisting airway clearance
05/01/14 - 20140116441 - A method of assisting a patient with airway clearance includes providing a positive pressure insufflation gas flow to the patient during an insufflation phase, following completion of the insufflation phase, causing the patient to enter an expiratory hold condition wherein the patient is prevented from exhaling, providing an abdominal thrust...

Systems, methods, and/or apparatuses for non-invasive monitoring of respiratory parameters in sleep disordered breathing
05/01/14 - 20140116442 - In certain example embodiments, an air delivery system includes a controllable flow generator operable to generate a supply of pressurized breathable gas to be provided to a patient for treatment and a pulse oximeter. In certain example embodiments, the pulse oximeter is configured to determine, for example, a measure of...

Pressure adjustment in a respiratory therapy device
04/24/14 - 20140109909 - Sleep apnea can be treated with pressure support therapy using a target pressure level. Detected respiratory events during consecutive multi-session testing period are compared to determine statistical metrics covering gradual changes in therapy efficiency. Adjustments to the target pressure level are based on changes in variability, and maybe made in...

System and method for limited flow respiratory therapy
04/24/14 - 20140109910 - Methods and system of respiratory therapy treat sleep apnea by particular elevated pressure levels during the end of exhalation phases. Inhalation pressure levels may thus be significantly reduced and be, on average, lower than the exhalation pressure levels....

Configuration of respiratory therapy modes
04/17/14 - 20140102454 - A respiratory therapy device is configured, such that it switches from one therapy mode to another therapy mode. The mode parameters for the latter therapy mode are based on usage information gather during the former therapy mode....

Unlocking a respiratory therapy mode
04/17/14 - 20140102455 - A respiratory therapy device is configured, e.g. by a care provider, such that a second therapy mode different from the current therapy mode is unlocked, under predetermined circumstances and a third therapy mode different from the current and the second therapy mode is unlocked, under predetermined circumstances. The user of...

Method and apparatus for treating apnea/hypopnea
04/03/14 - 20140090648 - Methods and/or apparatuses for treating sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are provided. In particular, systems and/or methods are provided which may temporarily boost the pressure of a supply of breathable gas provided by an AutoSet device for the treatment of hypopnea. In certain example embodiments, a supply of breathable is provided to...

Systems and methods for controlling a ventilator
03/27/14 - 20140083426 - A method and system for controlling a ventilator is disclosed. Oxygen saturation values from pulse oximeters may be used to adjust the settings of a ventilator. Multiple sensors and multiple oxygen saturation values in a fault tolerant pulse oximeter configuration may be used to provide a backup value or confidence...

Pulse oximetry in respiratory therapy patient interface
03/20/14 - 20140076317 - Provided are systems and methods for utilizing blood oxygenation information with respiratory therapy. These systems and methods may provide respiratory therapy to a patient (119), which may include providing a flow of gas to a patient via a patient interface. Blood oxygenation information for the patient is then obtained....

Method and apparatus for assessing sleep quality
03/20/14 - 20140076318 - Systems and/or methods for assessing the sleep quality of a patient in a sleep session are provided. Data is collected from the patient and/or physician including, for example, sleep session data in the form of one or more physiological parameters of the patient indicative of the patient's sleep quality during...

Positive airway pressure system with head position control
03/20/14 - 20140076319 - The invention is directed to a positive airway pressure (PAP) system with a head mounted harness assembly with a housing and a head position sensor located within or secured to the housing that detects the position of a patient's head, and communicates this head position information to a controller of...