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Means For Sensing Condition Of User's Body

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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...

Ventilatory assistance for treatment of cardiac failure and cheyne-stokes breathing
03/13/14 - 20140069430 - 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 and a measure of longterm average ventilation. A target ventilation...

Ventilator sychronization indicator
03/06/14 - 20140060539 - A method and apparatus determine a phase angle between a first signal based on ventilator airflow for a breath and a second signal based upon ventilator firing for the breath. Based on the phase angle, an indication of a nature of dis-synchrony of airflow and ventilator firing is provided....

Method and system for automated spontaneous breathing trial
03/06/14 - 20140060540 - The disclosure relates generally to a method and a system for acquiring patient parameters of a plurality of patient parameter relationship expressions and performing an automated spontaneous breathing trial. In the event of a successful trial, constructive notice of the success is provided....

Method and system for evaluation of patient breathing stages
03/06/14 - 20140060541 - The disclosure relates generally to a method and a system for acquiring patient parameters and indicating the status of patient parameter relationship expressions for a selected breathing stage from a plurality of breathing stages....

Human-machine synchronization method and device of invasive ventilator operating in noninvasive ventilation mode
02/27/14 - 20140053840 - A human-machine synchronization method and device of an invasive ventilator operating in a noninvasive ventilation mode. The method includes steps of: measuring an airway pressure, an inspiratory flow, and an expiratory flow; calculating a gas leakage flow according to a pre-established gas leakage estimation model and by using the airway...

Respiratory device and method for controlling a respiratory device
02/20/14 - 20140048070 - A respiratory device having a respiratory gas source, a control unit and a connecting device for connecting to a respiratory mask. The control unit is connected to a sensor for detecting a measurement parameter. The control unit has a step generator for specifying a stepped modification of the pressure that...

Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of fluctuations in resistance
02/20/14 - 20140048071 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring ventilatory parameters, analyzing ventilatory data associated with those parameters, and providing useful notifications and/or recommendations to clinicians. For example, many clinicians may not easily identify or recognize data patterns and correlations indicative of a fluctuation in resistance during mechanical ventilation of a...

Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of fluctuations in compliance
02/20/14 - 20140048072 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory data to provide useful notifications and/or recommendations. Indeed, many clinicians may not easily identify or recognize data patterns and correlations indicative of certain patient conditions or the effectiveness of ventilatory treatment. Further, clinicians may not readily determine appropriate adjustments...

Self-contained breathing apparatus
02/13/14 - 20140041662 - Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for improving the Weight/Duration ratio of Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) by decreasing the amount of fresh breathing gas required from the system by saving exhaled air that is low in carbon dioxide in a reservoir and reusing it at the subsequent inhalation. Electronic control...

Ventilator-initiated prompt or setting regarding detection of asynchrony during ventilation
02/06/14 - 20140034054 - This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory parameters, analyzing those parameters and providing useful notifications and recommendations to clinicians. That is, modern ventilators monitor, evaluate, and graphically represent multiple ventilatory parameters. However, many clinicians may not easily recognize data patterns and correlations indicative of certain patient...

Selective ramping of therapeutic pressure in a patient breathing apparatus
02/06/14 - 20140034055 - 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 ramping controller is connected to the therapeutic gas flow source and is receptive...

Ventilation system with a two-point perspective view
02/06/14 - 20140034056 - The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilator system. The disclosure describes a novel respiratory system including a primary display and system status display. Further, the disclosure describes a novel method for displaying ventilator information....

Discreet respiratory therapy system
01/23/14 - 20140020687 - A device provides respiratory treatment such as for sleep disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions in a discreet configuration to provide a minimally invasive system. The system may include a flow pressurizer apparatus configured to generate a pressurized flow of air through a fine bore delivery conduit toward a patient...

Methods to transition adjacent to or in conjunction with a secondary airway perssure therapy
01/23/14 - 20140020688 - A pressure support system (10) including a pressure generator that generates a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a subject and a processor (22) configured to execute computer program modules. The modules include a first mode module (32) controls the pressure generator according to a first mode of therapy wherein...

Methods and systems to manage central sleep apnea by controlling accumulated retrograde volume
01/16/14 - 20140014111 - Methods and systems to treat Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) and/or central sleep apnea (CSA) include monitoring retrograde breathing and detecting respiratory events. Based on the occurrences of certain respiratory events, a target volume of rebreathing is adjusted to reduce arousals as well as CSR/CSA....

Childbirth labor coach with paced breathing
01/09/14 - 20140007877 - A system (10) configured to prompt a subject (12) to consciously alter one or more breathing parameters during childbirth. The system includes a pressure generator (14) that generates a pressurized flow of breathable gas for delivery to an airway of the subject during childbirth and a processor (22) that controls...

Detection of ventilation sufficiency
01/09/14 - 20140007878 - Automated methods provide a ventilation sufficiency assessment to evaluate patient respiration. In some embodiments, a ventilation histogram maybe determined from a measure of patient respiratory flow. Based on the histogram or associated ventilation data, hypoventilation or hyperventilation occurrences may be detected. For example, a kurtosis index and/or skewness index may...

Ventilator suction management
01/02/14 - 20140000607 - A method for ventilator suction management. The method includes accessing data associated with a patient, wherein the patient is associated with a ventilator; analyzing the data; and determining that suction is needed on the patient based on the analyzed data....

Modifying ventilator operation based on patient orientation
01/02/14 - 20140000608 - A method for modifying ventilator operation based on patient orientation. The method comprising monitoring patient orientation of a patient, wherein the patient is associated with a ventilator; and modifying ventilator operation of the ventilator based on the patient orientation....

Respiratory knowledge portal
01/02/14 - 20140000609 - A monitoring system for multiple medical ventilators is provided. In one aspect, the monitoring system includes a memory that includes instructions, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to receive data for a plurality of medical ventilators, and identify a configuration for each of the plurality...

System, apparatus and method for supplying gases
01/02/14 - 20140000610 - A system, apparatus and methods are provided for supplying gases to a user. The supply includes a sub-therapeutic mode and a pressure support mode for delivering therapy to a user. A flow diversion device or valve switches from a first mode corresponding with the sub-therapeutic mode of the system to...

Systems and methods for treating sleep apnea
01/02/14 - 20140000611 - Sleep apnea can be treated using positive airway pressure. Methods and systems for determining a level of airway obstruction allow beneficial adjustments to the level of expiratory positive airway pressure used to treat a subject....

Apparatus and method for supplying a respiratory gas
01/02/14 - 20140000612 - An apparatus for supplying a respiratory gas to a patient within the scope of the diagnosis and/or the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders includes an electronic signal processing device for generating a pressure control signal on the basis of indicative signals relating to the breathing activity and/or the physiological state...