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8408211 Method of facilitating inhalation of controlled quantities of exhaled air  
A method of intercepting controlled quantities of air exhaled from at least one of two nostrils on an individual's nose to permit inhalation of the intercepted air, including the steps of:...
8408204 Positive pressure systems and methods for increasing blood pressure and circulation  
In one embodiment, the invention provides a medical method for treating a person and comprises repeatedly compressing the person's chest. While repeatedly compressing the person's chest, the method...
8408200 Flow resistance modulated aerosolized active agent delivery  
The present invention is directed to methods and devices for delivering an active agent formulation to the lung of a human patient. The active agent formulation may be in dry powder form, it may be...
8409168 Pulmonary occlusal stent delivery catheter, loading system and methods of use  
Methods, systems and devices are provided for performing lung volume reduction in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or other conditions where isolation of a lung segment...
8408203 System and methods for ventilating a patient  
System and methods for ventilating a patient are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises steps of placing a ventilator in a mode capable of delivering respiratory gas based on at least...
8409152 Faceted nasal seal  
A nozzle for a nasal rinse device includes a collar that forms a conduit. The collar is configured to attach the nozzle to the nasal rinse device. An outlet aperture defined by the collar is on a...
8402970 System and method for integrated high frequency oscillatory ventilation  
An integrated ventilation system is presented. The integrated ventilation system includes a high frequency ventilation module configured to be operationally coupled to a ventilation system, where...
8402968 Respiratory system for inducing therapeutic hypothermia  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling a patient's body temperature and in particular for inducing therapeutic hypothermia. Various embodiments of the system are...
8402964 Neonatal colorimetric carbon dioxide detector  
A neonatal colorimetric carbon dioxide detector has a colorimetric carbon dioxide detector membrane having a pH-sensitive chemical indicator that undergoes colorimetric change in the presence of...
8402966 Air purifying respirator having inhalation and exhalation ducts to reduce rate of pathogen transmission  
A filter mask includes an oronasal cup, an inhalation directional cover, and an exhalation diverter body. The oronasal cup encloses a nose and mouth of a user. The oronasal cup is fluidly coupled...
8397714 Dispensing device  
An inhaler is provided with a restricting member to prevent unintentional actuation of the inhaler. Also provided is an inhaler with an extensible strap joining a dust cap to the housing of an...
8397712 Nebulizer apparatus and method  
A nebulizer for efficiently and reliably delivering aerosolized fluid to an inhaling patient is disclosed. The nebulizer includes a fluid channel air inlet and fluid channel air inlet valve...
8397719 Pressure support system with upstream humidifier  
A pressure support system (10) comprises a humidifier (20) adapted to increase the amount of water vapor entrained in a supply of breathing gas, and a positive air pressure device (30) fluidly...
8397713 Mouthpiece and flow rate controller for intrapulmonary delivery devices  
This invention relates to a therapeutic device and method of administering precisely measured doses of a therapeutic substance via inhalation to pediatric and adult patients. More specifically, the...
8397720 Respirator and a process for operating a respirator  
Operating a respirator with an inspiration pressure-vs.-time curve (1), which has an airway target pressure (paw—target) and a PEEP (3), in which the inspiration pressure-vs.-time curve (1) r...
8397718 Inhaler comprising a base having at least one sealed cavity containing medicament  
An inhaler which comprises a base having at least one sealed cavity containing medicament and a foil portion comprising two sides, one side being attached to the base for sealing the medicament...
8397722 Control of supplied pressure in assisted ventilation  
Methods and apparatus for detecting the occurrence of a potential or actual overpressure during assisted ventilation are described. A blower (10) supplies pressurized gas to a conduit (12), and in...
8393328 Airway assembly and methods of using an airway assembly  
Many embodiments of an airway assembly and methods of using an airway assembly are disclosed. In one embodiment, an airway assembly includes an outer tube, an inner tube disposed coaxially with the...
8393322 Inhaler comprising a base having a plurality of medicament containing sealed cavities  
An inhaler which comprises a base having a plurality of consecutive sealed cavities containing medicament. Foil portions are on one side attached to the base for sealing the medicament within...
8393320 Blower motor with flexible support sleeve  
A double-ended blower includes a blower motor assembly supporting opposed first and second shaft ends. The first and second shaft ends have respective first and second impellers attached thereto...
8387614 Atomizer  
An atomizer for a fluid, in particular, a fluid for medical aerosol therapy. In order to allow simplified operation and improved safety in use, the atomizer has a counter device for counting the...
8387615 Inhaler cap strap  
An inhaler (1) for dispensing doses of medicament from a container under user activation said inhaling which comprises a body (7) which includes a mouthpiece (5) through which the medicament is...
8387612 Self-contained heating unit and drug-supply unit employing same  
Heating units, drug supply units and drug delivery articles capable of rapid heating are disclosed. Heating units comprising a substrate and a solid fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic metal...
8387895 Inhalation nebulizer  
The aerosol generator of an inhalation therapy device according to a preferred embodiment of the invention continuously produces an aerosol at a generation rate of about 0.2 ml/min to about 1.5...
8382008 Optimized and miniaturized aerosol generator  
An optimized and miniaturized aerosol generator preferably includes a transducer plate, at least one transducer, a level float, a fluid container, at least one aerosol output member and an air...
8383157 Preparation of chitin and derivatives thereof for cosmetic and therapeutic use  
The invention relates to novel chitin derivatives and their use in medical treatments of plastic surgery, dermocosmesis and therapy, in particular it relates to natural chitin derivatives, like...
8381726 Safety system and method of an underground mine  
Disclosed are a safety system and method of an underground mine. In one embodiment, a method of safety of a mine structure includes expediting an air extraction process from an emergency support...
8381731 Medical tubing stabilization device  
A medical stabilization device that directs medical tubing onto a compressible foam block where it is attached and stabilized to the patient's body allowing it to be secured against excessive...
8381719 Medicament delivery system with dose indicator and oversleeve actuator  
A delivery assembly for dispensing a medicament from a container includes a dispenser housing having a longitudinally extending peripheral wall defining an interior surface. A container includes a...
8381730 Medical device and technique for using the same  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include indicia that facilitate attachment of the cuff relative to...
8381725 Breathing assistance device with several secure respirator modes and associated method  
A breathing assistance device, capable of operating according to several respiratory modes forming a list of possible modes. The device is equipped with a mechanism for selecting a desired mode...
8381723 Broad-band, low frequency, high-amplitude, long time duration, oscillating airway pressure breathing apparatus and method utilizing bubbles  
It has been discovered that high amplitude, low frequency, broadband spectrum pressure oscillations of sufficient time duration can help stabilize lung volumes and improve gas exchange in a patient...
8381728 Self-cleaning and sterilizing endotracheal and tracheostomy tube  
The self-cleaning and sterilizing endotracheal and tracheostomy tube may include a combination of an endotracheal tube or a tracheostomy tube and a suction catheter that decreases the tendency of...
8382665 Endotracheal tube placement system and method  
An endotracheal tube placement system and method is provided including a placement-assistive handle, an oral anchor, a mechanized advancer, a video system, an endotracheal tube lock, an...
8382644 Device for diaphragmal resistive breathing training  
A training device for diaphragmal breathing exercises, the device including (a) a beaker having a substantially cylindrical shape, with a bottom on one end and an opening on the other end; (b) an...
8381721 Dry powder inhalers with dual piercing members and related devices and methods  
A dry powder inhaler includes a dose container assembly having a dose container disk with opposing upper and lower surfaces, a first row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a first...
8381732 Nasal interface device  
A nasal interface device and a method of use are disclosed. The device includes a facial adaptor configured to be secured to the nose of a user and having two nostril pads having open channels...
8375940 Storage system for powdered pharmaceuticals and inhaler equipped with this system  
In order to improve the administration of powdered pharmaceuticals, the invention proposes a storage system for powdered pharmaceuticals, in particular for use or integration in a powder inhaler,...
8375952 Device and method for unilateral lung ventilation  
A system for unilateral lung ventilation includes an endotracheal tube and a blocking device for blocking the bronchus of a non-ventilated lung to prevent a ventilation medium from entering the...
8375943 Process for transient and steady state delivery of biological agents to the lung via breathable liquids  
The present invention includes a transient method of delivering a biological agent in a breathable liquid to a lung of a patient. The present invention includes a steady state method of delivering...
8375948 Method and system of air extraction process from an emergency support system  
Several methods and a system of air extraction process from an emergency support system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of safety of a structure includes expediting an air extraction...
8380296 Automatic activation of medical processes  
Systems and methods involve automatic activation, de-activation or modification of therapies or other medical processes based on brain state. A medical system includes a sensor system having one or...
8371289 Inhaler  
An inhaler includes a medicine cartridge having at least an ejection head and a first electrical connection section for supplying the ejection head with electric power necessary for ejecting...
8371292 Use of ciclesonide for the treatment of respiratory diseases  
The invention relates to new method of treatment of respiratory diseases, in particular the treatment of asthmatic children.
8371294 Method and apparatus for driving a transducer of an inhalation device  
An inhaler is disclosed wherein medicament in a flat-bottomed container is aerosolized with a vibrator piezoelectric transducer. The transducer is driven by a signal that excites multiple harmonic...
8371304 Continuous positive airway pressure device and method  
A continuous positive airway pressure system features a housing forming an airway chamber, and an air pressure inlet and an air pressure outlet. The housing further defines internally a pair of...
8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure  
Described herein is an apparatus that includes an endotracheal tube or airway device having a proximal end and a distal end and an occlusion cuff. The occlusion cuff includes a sensor for helping...
8371290 Device for delivery and regulation of volatile fluids into inspiratory gas  
An apparatus for discharging fluid for a subject breathing. The apparatus includes a fluid cavity for conveying a fluid to be discharged; a valve for guiding the flow of fluid through the fluid...
8371299 Ventilator aerosol delivery  
The delivery of a medicament to a mechanically ventilated patient may include the steps of delivering a respiratory maneuver to such a patient, monitoring the physiological effects of the...
8371302 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame  
A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having a front surface and a rear surface, opposite the front surface, and adapted in use to face the...