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Means For Sensing Condition Of User's Body

Means For Sensing Condition Of User's Body patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

09/18/14 - 20140261424 - Methods and systems for phase shifted pressure ventilation
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....

09/18/14 - 20140261425 - Wearable positive airway pressure (pap) with primary and bolus airflow
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...

09/18/14 - 20140261426 - Dual pressure sensor patient ventilator
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...

09/18/14 - 20140261427 - Vent device for use with a respiratory device
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...

08/28/14 - 20140238399 - Method and system for controlling breathing
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...

08/21/14 - 20140230818 - Methods for prediction of ventilation treatment inadequacy
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...

08/21/14 - 20140230819 - Systems and methods for monitoring patients for risk of ventilator associated events
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...

07/31/14 - 20140209097 - Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea
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...

07/17/14 - 20140196719 - Oxygen conservation system for commercial aircraft
An emergency oxygen supply system for use on aircraft in the event of a loss in cabin pressure is configured for delivering allotments of oxygen and timing the delivery such allotments to each passenger so as maximize the efficiency of the transfer of such oxygen into the passenger's bloodstream. The...

07/03/14 - 20140182589 - Method and apparatus for treating cheyne-stokes respiration
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...

06/19/14 - 20140166014 - Administration of cpap treatment pressure in presence of apnea
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)...

06/12/14 - 20140158132 - Methods of monitoring oxygenation by positive end expiratory pressure using photoplethysmography
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...

06/05/14 - 20140150791 - Combination respiratory therapy device, system, and method
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...

06/05/14 - 20140150792 - System for providing flow-targeted ventilation synchronized to a patient's breathing cycle
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...

06/05/14 - 20140150793 - Mechanical ventilation in the presence of sleep disordered breathing
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...

05/29/14 - 20140144445 - Substantially constant positive airway pressure systems and methods for treating sleep apnea, snoring, and other respiratory disorders
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....

05/29/14 - 20140144446 - Respiratory therapy device and filtration units therefor
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...

05/22/14 - 20140137867 - Secretion clearing patient airway management system
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...

05/22/14 - 20140137868 - Capacitive sensor
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...

05/08/14 - 20140123979 - Systems and methods for monitoring, managing, and preventing fatigue during ventilation
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....

05/08/14 - 20140123980 - Automated hypoxia recovery system
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,...

05/01/14 - 20140116439 - Breathing apparatus and method for support ventilation
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...

05/01/14 - 20140116440 - Electronic apparatus control using a breathing assistance apparatus
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...

05/01/14 - 20140116441 - Method and apparatus for assisting airway clearance
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...

05/01/14 - 20140116442 - Systems, methods, and/or apparatuses for non-invasive monitoring of respiratory parameters in sleep disordered breathing
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...

04/24/14 - 20140109909 - Pressure adjustment in a respiratory therapy device
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...

04/24/14 - 20140109910 - System and method for limited flow respiratory therapy
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....

04/17/14 - 20140102454 - Configuration of respiratory therapy modes
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....

04/17/14 - 20140102455 - Unlocking a respiratory therapy mode
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...

04/03/14 - 20140090648 - Method and apparatus for treating apnea/hypopnea
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...

03/27/14 - 20140083426 - Systems and methods for controlling a ventilator
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...

03/20/14 - 20140076317 - Pulse oximetry in respiratory therapy patient interface
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....

03/20/14 - 20140076318 - Method and apparatus for assessing sleep quality
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...

03/20/14 - 20140076319 - Positive airway pressure system with head position control
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...

03/13/14 - 20140069430 - Ventilatory assistance for treatment of cardiac failure and cheyne-stokes breathing
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...

03/06/14 - 20140060539 - Ventilator sychronization indicator
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....

03/06/14 - 20140060540 - Method and system for automated spontaneous breathing trial
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....

03/06/14 - 20140060541 - Method and system for evaluation of patient breathing stages
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....

02/27/14 - 20140053840 - Human-machine synchronization method and device of invasive ventilator operating in noninvasive ventilation mode
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048070 - Respiratory device and method for controlling a respiratory device
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048071 - Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of fluctuations in resistance
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048072 - Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of fluctuations in compliance
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...

02/13/14 - 20140041662 - Self-contained breathing apparatus
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...

02/06/14 - 20140034054 - Ventilator-initiated prompt or setting regarding detection of asynchrony during ventilation
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...

02/06/14 - 20140034055 - Selective ramping of therapeutic pressure in a patient breathing apparatus
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...

02/06/14 - 20140034056 - Ventilation system with a two-point perspective view
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....