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US20140261425 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...
US20140014111 METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO MANAGE CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA BY CONTROLLING ACCUMULATED RETROGRADE VOLUME  
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...
US20150080642 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A WAKEFUL SLEEP DETECTION ALARM  
The present disclosure pertains to waking a subject from a period of wakeful sleep by modulation of a flow of breathable gas being delivered to the airway of the subject, with the modulation being...
US20150208968 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF PATIENT HEALTH BASED ON RECOVERY RESPONSES FROM OXYGEN DESATURATION  
A system (10) for assessing the health of a patient includes one or more sensors (32) which generate medical data representing a patient's oxygen saturation and a health assessment system (12)...
US20130312754 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZABLE AUTOMATED CONTROL OF FRACTION OF INSPIRED OXYGEN AND/OR POSITIVE END EXPIRATORY PRESSURE TO MAINTAIN OXYGENATION  
A pressurized flow of breathable gas is delivered to the airway of a subject in accordance with a therapy regimen. The therapy regimen may be designed to maintain oxygenation of the subject. The...
US20120209089 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING DYSPHAGIA  
Dysphagia of a subject (12) is treated. The treatment of dysphagia may include providing cues to the subject (12) that prompt the subject to swallow, and monitoring the response of the subject...
US20110247620 Portable Oxygen Delivery Device  
Disclosed are devices, systems, and methods, including an oxygen delivery device that includes an oxygen delivery module, at least one sensor to detect patient breathing, and a controller...
US20140048072 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...
US20120000466 System and Method for Improved Treatment of Sleeping Disorders using Therapeutic Positive Airway Pressure  
Described is a method and system providing therapeutic positive airway pressure to a particular area of patient's airways. The system may include a flow generator and a processing arrangement. The...
US20120283592 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS LUNG FUNCTION ASSESSMENT IN PARALLEL SUBJECTS  
The present invention relates to a lung function assessment system, a mechanical ventilator and method that allows simultaneously measurements of lung function and provides simultaneously...
US20140109909 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...
US20140326242 SYSEMS AND METHODS FOR USING PARTIAL CO2 REBREATHING INTEGRATED IN A VENTILATOR AND MEASUREMENTS THEREOF TO DETERMINE NONINVASIVE CARDIAC OUTPUT  
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...
US20100300445 VENTILATOR CONTROL SYSTEM UTILIZING A MID-FREQUENCY VENTILATION PATTERN  
Systems and methods are provided for providing ventilation to a patient. An air source is configured to provide pressurized air to a patient through a patient circuit according to a ventilation...
US20140276174 CORRELATING A CONDITION OF A SUBJECT WITH A DEGREE OF SLEEP APNEA BEING EXPERIENCED BY THE SUBJECT  
A system can perform the following procedure as part of a plan to treat sleep apnea, according to an embodiment. The system monitors a degree to which an airway of a subject is open, and monitors...
US20140000609 RESPIRATORY KNOWLEDGE PORTAL  
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...
US20150090265 LEAK DETERMINATION IN A BREATHING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM  
Systems and methods for estimating a leak flow in a breathing assistance system including a ventilation device connected to a patient are provided. Data of a flow waveform indicating the flow of...
US20150231349 Sleep Detection for Controlling Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy  
A method for detecting sleep for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is disclosed. Discrete values of a control signal generated by a pressure controller to regulate delivered...
US20130047989 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADJUSTING TIDAL VOLUME DURING VENTILATION  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a tidal volume that adjusts based on patient compliance. The disclosure describes a novel breath type or setting for...
US20130228180 DUAL PRESSURE SENSOR CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) THERAPY  
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) apparatus for respiratory assistance of a pattern is disclosed. There is a blower having an output connectible to a ventilation mask wearable by the...
US20150165143 CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY AUTO-TITRATION  
Adapting a patient to an airway pressure support therapy is disclosed. An initial prescription pressure level is derived from a respiratory disturbance index diagnosis. A pressure ramping slope is...
US20130118494 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HEART FAILURE TREATMENT  
Methods and apparatus for assessing the condition of and treating patients for heart failure by the delivery of continuous positive airway pressure are disclosed. Treatment of obstruction due to...
US20150101608 TOROIDAL RING VENTILATOR  
The toroidal ring ventilator system is a compact and portable artificial respiration system. A vortex ring generator delivers a FiO2 mix from an air-oxygen blender to the patient during the...
US20150083135 VENTILATOR TURBINE-BASED VOLUME-CONTROLLED VENTILATION METHOD  
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...
US20150165145 DETERMINATION OF APNEA/HYPOPNEA DURING CPAP TREATMENT  
CPAP treatment apparatus is disclosed having a controllable positive airway pressure device. A sensor generates a signal representative of patient respiratory flow that is provided to a...
US20140190481 Acoustic Ventilation and Respiratory Booster Machine  
An acoustic ventilator using feedback control is designed to generate and exert a desired mixture of pressure oscillations into a supply of gas entering a subject's airways to maintain optimal...
US20130239961 APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE BREATHING ASSISTANCE  
An apparatus, a computer program, a method and a system for portable breathing assistance. The apparatus, computer program, method, and system are directed to a portable breathing system for...
US20150047639 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE COMFORT OF CPAP  
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...
US20140007877 CHILDBIRTH LABOR COACH WITH PACED BREATHING  
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...
US20130125891 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC REGULATION OF OXYGEN FLOW RESPONSIVE TO AN OXIMETER  
A system is provided for regulating a flow of oxygen to a patient where the system may include an oximeter for measuring the patient's blood oxygen level and/or heart rate; a controller for...
US20130025597 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING A VENTILATED PATIENT WITH AN OXIMETER  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring the ventilation of a patient being ventilated by a medical ventilator. The disclosure describes a novel approach for triggering the...
US20150018648 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING PATIENTS ON VENTILATION  
A system for monitoring a patient on ventilation including a ventilator system, a pulse oximeter, an information processing system, and a display device. The ventilator system is configured to...
US20150231350 Detection of Patient Interface Disconnect for Controlling Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy  
Methods for detecting a patient disconnecting from a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy device are disclosed. A cyclical pressure difference signal is derived based upon...
US20110240021 RESPIRATOR OR ANESTHESIA SYSTEM  
A respirator or anesthesia system for respirating a patient (20) includes a gas delivery device (3); at least one gas line (4) for forming a breathing air line system, especially a breathing air...
US20110155134 SESSION-BY-SESSION ADJUSTMENT OF A DEVICE FOR TREATING SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING  
A method is disclosed for operating a device that treats sleep disordered breathing (SDB) during successive treatment sessions, where the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during...
US20140318543 SESSION-BY-SESSION ADJUSTMENT OF A DEVICE FOR TREATING SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING  
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...
US20130037028 SESSION-BY-SESSION ADJUSTMENT OF A DEVICE FOR TREATING SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING  
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...
US20110132370 BLOOD GLUCOSE REGULATION THROUGH CONTROL OF BREATHING  
A respiratory treatment apparatus (1) provides blood glucose monitoring and breathing control based on detected blood glucose information. In an example embodiment, a flow generator provides a...
US20140196719 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...
US20110226247 Parameter Optimization in Sleep Apnea Treatment Apparatus  
A method and apparatus for the optimized treatment of obstructive sleep apnea includes a controller coupled to an information storage device, a sensor and a pressure source. The pressure source is...
US20150007823 METHOD FOR CALIBRATING THE LEVEL OF OXYGEN IN RESPIRATORY GAS RELATED TO THE LEVEL OF OXYGEN IN THE BLOOD CIRCULATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL  
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,...
US20110139155 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING THE CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITION OF PATIENTS WITH SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING  
A method for relating to each other cardiovascular and sleep disordered breathing conditions of a patient. The patient's heart rate and/or detailed echocardiogram data is monitored and recorded...
US20140332010 PORTABLE DISCONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (DPAP) DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME  
A portable, rechargeable, discontinuous positive airway pressure (DPAP) device for use by an individual as a breathing assist device. The DPAP device comprises a sensor for tracking an exhalation...
US20130199532 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO SPONTANEOUS RESPIRATION SUBSEQUENT TO A RESIRATORY EVENT  
A pressurized flow of breathable gas is delivered to the airway of a subject in accordance with a therapy regime. Responsive to the subject resuming respiration after a respiratory event, delivery...
US20130269697 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING BREATHING TRANSITIONS  
A pressurized flow of breathable gas is delivered to the airway of a subject in accordance with a therapy regimen. One or more fluid parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas are...
US20140066749 MEDICAL GATING USING POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICES  
A medical apparatus includes: a breathing device comprising an air pressure generator for generating air pressure, a tube for delivering the air pressure to a patient, and a sensor configured to...
US20140261424 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...
US20140116442 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...
US20110071444 Discontinuous Positive Airway Pressure Device And Method Of Reducing Sleep Disordered Breathing Events  
A Discontinuous Positive Airway Pressure (DPAP) device and method of using the same for reducing sleep disordered breathing events, such as sleep apnea and snoring. The DPAP device provides...
US20120152252 AUTO-TITRATION BI-LEVEL PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME  
A bi-level pressure support system and method of treating disordered breathing that optimizes the pressure delivered to the patient during inspiration and expiration to treat the disordered...
US20130174847 DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN CLOSED AND OPEN AIRWAY APNEAS AND TREATING PATIENTS ACCORDINGLY  
A method of controlling treatment of respiratory conditions of a patient includes determining a signal representative of patient respiratory flow. The signal is analysed to determine (i) the...