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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...
8371291 Flow modification device  
An air flow device includes a flow passage having opposite ends. The flow passage (30) is divided into a plurality of sequential portions between the ends including an inlet portion (42) extending...
8371293 Bladder cushion, forehead cushion, headgear straps, headgear cap and/or chinstrap  
A cushion for a patient interface includes two or more bladders arranged in concentric relation. Each of the bladders includes a face-contacting portion adapted to engage the patient's face, and...
8365736 Nasal devices with respiratory gas source  
Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic...
8365730 Method and system for classification of photo-plethysmographically detected respiratory effort  
Embodiments disclosed herein may include systems and methods for determining a patient's respiratory effort and blood oxygen saturation based on data acquired from a pulse oximetry sensor and...
8365725 Dry powder inhalers that inhibit agglomeration, related devices and methods  
The disclosure describes methods and inhalers that deagglomerate dry powder using inspiratory effort of a user of an inhaler. Inhaler fin and mesh configurations are described that facilitate...
8365722 Multi-layer pneumostoma management system and methods for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
A flexible pneumostoma management device maintains the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma. The pneumostoma management device includes a...
8365726 Tub for humidifier  
A humidifier includes a tub. The tub includes a base plate; a tub base; a seal between the base plate and the tub base; and a latch mechanism that connects the base plate to the tub base so that...
8365727 Respiratory therapy system with electromechanical driver  
A respiratory therapy system includes a driver unit and a patient interface device. The driver unit is adapted to deliver pressurized gas flow from a source to the patient interface device. At...
8365734 Multi-port, intubation-permitting, oxygen mask  
A versatile, multi-port, intubation-permitting oxygen mask is provided including two diaphragms (nasal and oral) each configured with a continuous, flexible, modifiable membrane from which an...
8361204 Vacuum-pressure swing absorption concentrator  
A vacuum-pressure swing absorption concentrator includes a motor driven compressor having pressure and vacuum heads that are connected to a pressure reservoir and a vacuum reservoir respectively....
8360054 Demand valve device for use by diverse and selectively connectable fluidic connector  
Device comprising a demand valve (1) for delivering breathable gas to a diver and a fluidic connector (2, 5) that can be selectively connected to the demand valve (1), the demand valve (1)...
8360055 Fluid-product dispensing device  
An inhaler comprising: at least one cover element (11, 12) that is movable between a closed position and an open position; individual reservoirs formed on a reservoir substrate; movable support...
8356592 Chin pivot patient interface device  
A patient interface device that includes a body portion comprising a pair of arms and a chin support. A first end portion of each arm in the pair of arms is coupled to an opposite end of the chin...
8356596 Device for supplying a respirator with breathing gas  
A device for supplying a respirator with breathing gas is designed in a modular design. To accomplish the object, a cover plate (9), a distributor plate (20) and a half shell body (11) are provided...
8356595 Apparatus for deploying oxygen masks  
An apparatus for deploying oxygen masks that includes a pre-packaged modular system that does not require manual repacking of oxygen masks by aircraft technicians. The cartridge is for use with a...
8353289 Using motor speed in a PAP device to estimate flow  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining airflow through a PAP device while applying PAP therapy. The actual speed of a blower 6 is measured. The desired motor current IDES required for...
8353288 Patient care unit with a reclining surface  
A patient care unit (1) with a reclining surface has one or more docking devices designed as inductive coupling sites (7) for medical technical devices (10, 11, 12), which consume electrical energy...
8353291 Systems and methods for compensating for pressure drop in a breathing assistance system  
A breathing assistance system configured to determine pressure drop may include a gas delivery system configured to deliver gas toward a patient, one or more sensors configured to measure one or...
8353845 Apparatus and method for delivery of an aerosol  
An apparatus for measuring lung ventilation, comprising: a pressure device to measure volume of air flow; an aerosol-generating device that provides aerosol particles to be released at a determined...
8353290 Compact continuous positive airway pressure apparatus and method  
A compact continuous positive airway pressure apparatus and method provide a flatter profile and more compact thickness, including a larger lateral dimension in order to be accommodated in...
8353287 Disposable drug solution cup for an ultrasonic nebulizer  
A nebulizer includes a piezoelectric transducer for aerosolizing a drug solution in a disposable cup module disposed above the transducer. Acoustic waves generated by the transducer propagate...
8347878 Aerosol therapy device  
Aerosol therapy device comprising a nebuliser (10) for generating an aerosol and forming an aerosol flow, a first nosepiece (11) for introducing the aerosol flow into one of the two nostrils (12)...
8347879 Fluid dispensing device  
A fluid dispensing device is disclosed having a housing and a fluid discharge device. The fluid discharge device is arranged to be actuated by one or more levers so as to apply a force transversely...
8347883 Manual controlled bi-phasic intrapulmonary percussive ventilation and methods  
The method and system ventilates a patient's airway during the inspiratory phase and expiratory phase from a source of pressurized gas, typically from a compressor. The system and method supplies,...
8348102 Dispenser with lateral actuator  
A fluid product dispensing device has a reservoir containing fluid and dispenser head with a dispensing orifice. The reservoir moves relative to the dispenser head to cause dispensation. The...
8347881 Pneumostoma management device with integrated patency sensor and method  
A flexible pneumostoma management device maintains the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma. The pneumostoma management device includes a...
8347880 Pneumostoma management system with secretion management features for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
A flexible pneumostoma management device maintains the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma. The pneumostoma management device includes a...
8342172 Instrumented metered-dose inhaler and methods for predicting disease exacerbations  
The present invention is directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring inhaled drug usage to predict when an acute attack or exacerbation of a disease, such as a respiratory disease, is...
8342182 Functional assessment and treatment catheters and methods for their use in the lung  
Lung conditions are diagnosed and optionally treated using a functional assessment catheter or a functional lung assessment and treatment catheter. A flow restrictive component is initially placed...
8342170 Liquid ejection method and liquid ejection apparatus  
The present invention provides a liquid ejection method and a liquid ejection apparatus which enables small droplets each of diameter at most 10 μm to be stably ejected and which allows a ...
8342177 Spill resistant humidifier for use in a breathing assistance system  
An apparatus for providing humidification in a breathing assistance system may include a first container at least partially defining a first volume for housing an absorbent material, a second...
8342171 Breath-controlled inhalation therapy device  
A breath-controlled inhalation therapy device includes an obturation mechanism, obturating a nozzle opening through which a pressurised gas, preferably pressurised air, is issued when the device is...
8342173 Nasal dilator with cushion layer and variable spring rate  
A nasal dilator capable of introducing separating stresses in nasal outer wall tissues has a resilient member and a pair of spaced-apart end surfaces which can be forced toward one another from an...
8342175 Inhaler for powdery substances, in particular medicinal substances  
An inhaler for powdery, in particular medicinal, substances includes a suction air channel, which leads to a mouthpiece. The inhaler also has a storage chamber for storing the substance and a...
8342174 Inhaler for powdery substances, in particular medicinal substances  
An inhaler for powdery, in particular medical, substances is formed with a suction air channel, which leads to a mouthpiece. The inhaler also has a storage chamber for storing the substance and a...
8342370 Dosage dispensing canister  
A one dose at a time, non-pressurized fluid dispensing canister from which the or each dose is dispensed as a result of two surfaces (21, 22) of the canister moving towards one another under the...