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8505681 Method and apparatus for altering and or minimizing underwater noise  
To reduce or eliminate the startle response in aquatic life, embodiments of the present invention alter the sound produced by a diver's exhaled bubbles by adjusting up or down the frequency of the...
8499763 Connector for coupling a tracheal tube to an auxiliary device  
Various embodiments of a connector assembly are provided to removably couple a proximal end of a tracheal tube to components associated with a ventilator or an anesthesiology machine. The disclosed...
8499759 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...
8499762 Apparatus for alleviating pressure on ears while using oxygen  
An oxygen tubing holder may support oxygen tubing away from a person's ears by providing a clip that may attach to a hat, headband or the like. The oxygen tubing holder may be placed near the ears,...
8495998 Inhaler  
A portable, handheld breath-actuated inhaler comprises a generally cylindrical body that comprises body portions 1, 3 that receive a canister 2 of pressured fluid such a nicotine to be inhaled in...
8495999 Airway intubation device  
An airway intubation device having a one-piece molded body of biocompatible material with an ergonomically designed hand piece for left hand manipulation. The body includes a cap piece and...
8496635 Container with a squeezed nozzle and lever  
A container includes a nozzle having rubber elasticity in a constriction part, and a lever for nipping the nozzle indirectly. The nozzle has a storage part, a base, and a valve. The storage part is...
8490622 Closed suction catheter adapter with flush arrangement  
A respiratory apparatus including an adapter assembly and a catheter assembly. The adapter assembly includes ventilator, respiratory, access, and flush ports. The access port includes a conduit...
8491602 Single-phase surgical procedure for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
A single-phase surgical procedure is disclosed for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In a single-phase technique the pleurodesis is formed at the same time as...
8485179 Oscillating positive expiratory pressure device  
An oscillating positive expiratory pressure device comprising a housing enclosing at least one chamber, a chamber inlet configured to receive exhaled air into the at least one chamber, and a...
8486972 Sublingual fentanyl spray  
The present invention is directed to sublingual formulations containing fentanyl, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or derivative thereof, suitable for administration to a patient, and...
8486043 Inhalation drug delivery  
Described here are unit dose containers, methods, and kits for treating asthma and other pulmonary conditions by nebulization. The unit doses of active agents are provided in a low volume...
8485194 Oral airway  
An oral airway for insertion into a mouth and pharynx of a patient to provide a breathing pathway and for cooperating with either an anesthesia breathing connector, a suction tube, or a nasal...
8482418 Method and apparatus for monitoring and treatment of sleep-related conditions  
Treatment of sleep conditions is disclosed, particularly snoring, sleep apnea and the related problem of dozing while driving or engaging in activity requiring full attention. Also disclosed are...
8479739 System and method for managing difficult airways  
A system and method for endotracheal intubation of airways are disclosed. A malleable stylet having a distal end and a proximal end, a charged coupled device (CCD) at the distal end and a...
8479725 Nebuliser  
A nebulizer for a fluid which has a conveying tube for conveying fluid and a method for producing a thick-walled capillary. The conveying tube or the capillary is of multipart and/or double-walled...
8482415 Interactive multilevel alarm  
This disclosure describes embodiments of alarm systems and methods for use in devices such as medical ventilators. Embodiments described below provide for an apparatus of an interactive multilevel...
8479726 Breathing assistance apparatus  
The breathing assistance apparatus has a patient interface with a body section adapted to cover the nose, or nose and mouth of the patient. The apparatus includes a sealing interface, including at...
8479727 Enhanced chemical/biological respiratory protection system  
The invention utilizes a chemical/biological hood with a filter-blower system that is attached to the chemical/biological hood. The filter-blower system provides overpressure to the hood only. The...
8479731 Method and apparatus for indicating the absence of a pulmonary embolism in a patient  
A method and apparatus for determining the presence or absence of a pulmonary embolism (PE) in a patient. The breathing gas CO2 partial pressure (PCO2) during the expiration of breathing gases by...
8474447 Inhaler device  
The invention relates to a hand-held device (1), as depicted in exemplary FIG. 4, for metered dispensing of sprayable substances, particularly medicaments for inhalation, with a cartridge (3) that...
8474458 Ergonomic chin support for medical headgear  
An ergonomic chin support is designed for use in combination with medical headgear. The headgear has flexible straps adapted for locating a ventilation interface on a patient. The ergonomic chin...
8474449 Variable length pneumostoma management system 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 flange...
8475369 Integrated pressure and temperature cannula  
The invention is an integrated thermal and pressure device and method for detecting breathing patterns. The device has a manifold, two parallel nasal cannulas stemming from the manifold, and at...
8474455 System and method for circuit compliance compensated volume assured pressure control in a patient respiratory ventilator  
A system for circuit compliance compensated volume assurance pressure control in a patient respiratory ventilation circuit, having a patient circuit volume estimator for estimating a patient...
8474450 Enhancements introduced into prolonged tracheal cannulation processes  
A method for positioning a cannula for permanent implant through the orifice or tracheostoma in a fully aligned manner with the help of an inserter. The inner end or suprastomal extension of the...
8474457 Harnesses  
A harness for use with breathing apparatus has: a flexible hip plate 12 and a flexible bandolier-style shoulder panel 14, linked together by a strap 15, and a waist belt 16 fastenable by a sprung...
8474448 Metered dose inhaler  
The present invention provides an improved metered dose inhaler utilizing the property of the aerosol canister. The metered dose inhaler includes: a housing body (2); an aerosol canister (3)...
8469027 Apparatus and method for identifying FRC and PEEP characteristics  
A patient ventilator for assisting a clinician in determining a suitable PEEP for the patient. The amount of the lung volume recruited/de-recruited at various levels of PEEP may be determined for...
8469025 Apparatus for humidifying a respiratory gas  
The invention concerns an apparatus for supplying a respiratory gas, a humidifying apparatus, a respiratory gas tube and a connecting apparatus therefor. The apparatus of the invention includes a...
8464706 Drug delivery apparatus  
A drug delivery apparatus comprising: a drug delivery device for selectively delivering drug-laden air or air not laden with the drug; a sensor for monitoring the breathing pattern of a patient; a...
8464708 Pneumostoma management system having a cosmetic and/or protective cover  
A pneumostoma management system which includes a pneumostoma management device and a cover. The pneumostoma management device maintains the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of...
8464710 Device for aiding intubation  
A device for aiding intubation of a patient comprising a generally ovular palate bridge having a flexible convex surface to allow the device to conform to a roof of a patient's mouth and a flexible...
8464709 Cheek path airway and cheek pouch anchor  
The cheek pocket anchor, formed of a resilient filament, fits within a user's cheek pouch. The anchor dynamically spans a user's inter-occlusal space and lip opening as a user's jaws open and...
8464713 Automated inspiratory muscle training for patients receiving mechanical ventilation  
A system and method for automated inspiratory muscle strength exercise includes software for setting a mechanical ventilator for a pressure regulated breath with an initial pressure target that is...
8464707 Compliance monitor and method  
A compliance monitor (20) is attachable to or forms part of a drug delivery device, such as an inhaler (2). The monitor comprises a flexible portion (38) to enable a switch which is actuated by a...
8459253 Dose counter  
A dose counting device for use with a medicinal metered dose dispensing device, the device including an actuator having at least one finger that is designed for reciprocal movement comprising an...
8459252 Aerosol medication inhalation system  
An apparatus for use in conjunction with a metered dose inhaler which includes a novel valve system to aid in the delivery of aerosolized medicament to a subject. The apparatus also includes a...
8460248 Endoscopic bite guard and related methods of use  
A medical device may include a bite guard assembly configured to restrict sliding movement of an elongated member relative to the bite guard assembly. The bite guard assembly may include a main...
8459254 Nasal dilator  
A nasal dilator holds air passages within the nose of a person wearing the dilator by pulling outward on a pair of adhesive attachment pads attached to the person's cheeks at each side of his nose....
8460215 Systems and methods for predicting potentially difficult intubation of a subject  
Systems and methods for predicting potential difficult intubation of a subject acquire, using a facial structure analysis system, facial structure data of the subject. The systems and methods also...
8459255 Respiratory muscle training device  
A respiratory muscle training device includes a chamber (1) containing a variable orifice valve assembly (3). An inlet (9) is provided at a first side of the valve assembly permitting air to be...
8459262 Manual ventilation with electronically controlled APL valve  
A breathing apparatus for ventilating the lungs of a patient with breathing gas, has: a breathing circuit configuration; a mechanical ventilation system; a manual ventilation system provided with a...
8459261 Side-stream respiratory gas monitoring system and method  
A side-stream respiration monitoring system includes a sensor, a monitor, and a display. The sensor is constructed to engage respiration flows having a variable flow amounts and acquire a...
8454624 Device for removing a lodged mass  
A device for removing a mass lodged in a choking victim's throat comprises a manifold, piston, spool, and latch. The manifold has first, second, and third conduits in selective fluid communication...
8457715 System and method for determining placement of a tracheal tube  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure such as a carina. The...
8453643 Ventilation system with system status display for configuration and program information  
The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilation system. The disclosure describes a novel respiratory system including a removable primary display and system...
8457716 Time of flight based tracheal tube placement system and method  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure, such as a carina. The...
8453638 One-piece 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...
8453637 Pneumostoma management system for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
A pneumostoma management system for maintaining the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma. The pneumostoma management system includes a two-part...