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8166972 Antiseptic mask and method of using antiseptic mask  
The invention is an antiseptic mask, comprising a canister configured to store an antiseptic agent, one or more filters adapted to receive the antiseptic agent and a housing comprising a passageway...
8166967 Systems and methods for intubation  
An intubation device is provided. The intubation device comprises a movable guide having a guide extension, and a guide tip; at least one trachea condition sensor to detect a trachea condition...
8161967 Bougie device  
A bougie device for guiding insertion of an endotracheal tube into an airway of a person, comprises an elongate body of shape memory and self-lubricating material, for example Teflon™. A...
8162921 Method and device for nasal irrigation and drug delivery  
A method and device for nasal irrigation and drug delivery wherein fluid held in a canister is atomized via a compressed air supply to create particles sized for penetration and retention in the...
8161971 Nasal and oral patient interface  
A patient interface for communicating fluids to and/or from a patient's nasal cavity and/or oral cavity is disclosed. In addition, a patient interface for fluid and physiological function...
8161966 Respiratory muscle endurance training device and method for the use thereof  
A respiratory muscle endurance training device (RMET) includes a chamber and a patient interface. In one implementation, one or both of a CO2 sensor or a temperature sensor can be coupled to the...
8156829 Methods of acoustic measurement and control of pharmaceutical sprays  
Methods of modulating a characteristic of a pharmaceutical compound spray by acoustic measurement and control of the pharmaceutical spray are disclosed. The methods include analyzing a selected...
8158773 RNAi modulation of RSV and therapeutic uses thereof  
The present invention is based on the in vivo demonstration that RSV can be inhibited through intranasal administration of iRNA agents as well as by parenteral administration of such agents....
8156934 Device for securing airway tubing to a patient  
An airway tube securing device (ASTD) having a tubular constrictor attached to an oral piece and a fastener for fastening the ASTD to the face of a patient provides for the correct placing and...
8157128 Indicating device  
A dispenser for dispensing metered dosages of a substance from a container includes a dispenser housing having a top, a bottom, and a wall defining an elongated cavity open at the top and extending...
8156933 Cloud nebulizer  
A nebulizer apparatus according to the present invention has an enclosure including a primary chamber of ambient air, a medicant chamber and a secondary chamber. The secondary chamber is for...
8156937 Portable ventilator system  
A portable ventilator uses a Roots-type blower as a compressor to reduce both the size and power consumption of the ventilator. Various functional aspects of the ventilator are delegated to...
8151794 Aerosol delivery system  
Ventilator circuit aerosol delivery systems used to administer medication to a patient are disclosed. In one implementation, a metered dose inhaler (“MDI”) ventilator assembly may include a hou...
8151795 Method of demand valve oxygen therapy for rapid abort of cluster headache  
Methods for easing the duration of pain experienced by patients during a cluster headache are disclosed including providing a high-pressure source of substantially pure oxygen, applying the oxygen...
8151791 Methods and devices for performing an emergency or non-emergency tracheotomy  
Methods and devices for performing emergency and non-emergency tracheotomies are disclosed. In one embodiment, a device for performing an emergency tracheostomy includes a dilator having a...
8151790 Volume exchanger valve system and method to increase circulation during CPR  
A method for regulating gas flows into and out of a patient includes repetitively forcing respiratory gases out of the lungs. Respiratory gases are prevented from entering back into the lungs...
8146598 Medical device tube having a flange with opposing support ears for improved alignment and retention of an inner cannula in an outer cannula  
A medical device tube having opposing support ears for improved coupling of an inner cannula to an outer cannula. The medical device tube comprises an outer cannula having opposing support ears on...
8147760 Portable chemical oxygen generator  
A portable apparatus is provided which generates high purity breathable oxygen. The oxygen is produced in a reaction chamber from the reaction between an oxygen generating composition and a...
8146586 Liquid ejection cartridge and liquid ejection device  
Provided are a liquid ejection cartridge and a liquid ejection device each having a simple structure capable of surely mixing a plurality of liquids. An example of the liquid ejection cartridge...
8146594 Flat-folded personal respiratory protection devices  
A personal respiratory protection device that includes a multi-layered structure and first and second means for attaching a headband. The multilayered structure includes a filter medium and is...
8146592 Method and apparatus for regulating fluid flow or conserving fluid flow  
Fluid flow regulators and fluid conservers are disclosed. An exemplary fluid conserver may be operated in one of an intermittent mode of operation and a continuous mode of operation. Further, the...
8146591 Capnometry system for use with a medical effector system  
Disclosed is a capnometry apparatus for receiving respiratory gas from a respiratory cannula positioned on a patient. An integrated host controller alerts a user if the capnometry apparatus is...
8146587 Method for nasal irrigation and drug delivery  
A method of treating neoplasms of the nasal cavity. Fluid containing corticosteroids held in a canister is atomized via a compressed air supply to create particles sized for penetration and...
8142544 Adsorbent bed pressure balancing for a gas concentrator  
A system and a method are described for monitoring pressure imbalances in the adsorbent beds of a portable gas concentrator. Using the programmability features found in modern portable...
8141551 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...
8141550 Dispensing device  
A dispenser includes a dispenser housing, an indicating device connected to the dispenser housing and a container removably engaged with the dispenser housing. The container and the dispenser...
8136520 Occlusion device  
An obturator for a bronchial tube or tubule of a human or animal lung includes a blocking element (92) and a securing element (90). The blocking element serves to seal the tube or tubule against...
8136521 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...
8136527 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface  
A nasal ventilation interface including a pair of tubes configured to deliver a ventilation gas. The tubes are attachable at a first end to a ventilation gas supply hose and engageable at a second...
8136526 Methods and devices to induce controlled atelectasis and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction  
Lung conditions are treated by implanting a flow restrictor in a passageway upstream from a diseased lung segment. The restrictor will create an orifice at the implantation site which inhibits air...
8136519 Device for dispensing a fluid product  
A fluid dispenser device comprising: a reservoir (1) of fluid to be dispensed; a dispenser member (2), such as a pump or a valve, mounted on said reservoir (1); and a body (3) that is suitable for...
8132712 Metered-dose inhaler  
A metered dose inhaler dose counter, the counter includes: an actuator; a rotary gear wheel having a plurality of ratchet teeth; a driver for driving the rotary gear in a step-wise fashion in...
8127772 Nebulizer method  
An artificial cigarette, inhaler or other nebulizer device may include a housing, an air passage into the housing, a fog generator chamber within the housing connected to the air passage, a liquid...
8127764 Respiratory mask cushion and mask using same  
A seal and a mask using a seal that includes a first end portion adapted to be coupled to a seal support, a second end portion adapted for sealing engagement with a face of a user, and a sidewall...
8127763 Dry powder inhaler with aeroelastic dispersion mechanism  
A dry powder inhaler for delivering medicament to a patient includes a housing defining a chamber for receiving a dose of powdered medicament, an inhalation port in fluid communication with the...
8122886 Respiratory mask assembly with vent  
A mask (10) for use with a system for supplying breathable gas pressurized above atmospheric pressure to a human or animal's airways. The mask (10) includes a mask shell (12) which is, in use, in...
8122882 Rainout reduction in a breathing circuit  
A breathing circuit includes inspiratory and expiratory limbs, each having a respective electrically energizable heating circuit. The heating circuits are independently and selectively electrically...
8122889 Methods and systems for improving airway patency  
An oral device for improving airway patency comprises a tongue constraint and a negative pressure source. The tongue constraint engages the patient's tongue to maintain a clear region below the...
8122890 Methods and systems for saliva management with an oral device  
An oral device for improving airway patency comprises a tongue constraint and a negative pressure source. The tongue constraint engages the patient's tongue to maintain a clear region below the...
8122880 Inhaler that uses focused acoustic waves to deliver a pharmaceutical product  
An improved method and apparatus for delivering medication to the lungs is described. Acoustic ink printing technology is modified to operate as an inhaler that generates tiny droplets near a...
8118024 Mechanical ventilation system utilizing bias valve  
A portable mechanical ventilator having a ROOTS® blower is configured to provide a desired gas flow and pressure to a patient circuit. The mechanical ventilator includes a flow meter operative to ...
8119105 Aerosol container and a method for storage and administration of a pre-determined amount of a pharmaceutically active aerosol  
The invention relates to an aerosol container for pharmaceutically active aerosols that are to be administered in predetermined amounts and that are supplied in the container in the form of a...
8113204 Microdosing device  
A microdosing device with a dosing chamber for the at least temporary reception of a liquid quantity, and with which is associated at least one discharge opening is provided. A vibrating unit in...
8113194 Breath-controlled inhalation therapy device  
A breath-controlled inhalation therapy device includes an obturation mechanism, obturating a nozzle opening through which a pressurized gas, preferably pressurized air, is issued when the device is...
RE43174 Aerosol delivery apparatus  
An apparatus and method for performing positive pressure (PP) therapy alone or in combination with an aerosol delivery apparatus. The positive pressure apparatus includes a positive pressure valve...
8115049 Dressing and an epidermal positioning mechanism and method for using same  
An epidermal positioning mechanism for use with an application to a predetermined epidermal surface. The epidermal positioning mechanism comprises a strip of material having a first end portion of...
8113198 Self-contained breathing system  
A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of...
8109269 Method of automatically controlling a respiration system and a corresponding respirator  
A method of automatically controlling a respiration system for proportional assist ventilation with a control device and with a ventilator. An electrical signal is recorded by electromyography with...
8109270 Dispensing valve for breathing gas  
A dispensing valve with admission pressure compensation and a safety device for maximum pressure limitation of the admission pressure. To accomplish the object, a deformation zone (18), which can...
8104467 Rapid orotracheal intubation guide  
A rapid orotracheal intubation guide device is disclosed that facilitates orotracheal intubation or direct orotracheal visualization without resting the device on the subject's tongue and that,...