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8974771 Apparatus and method for aerosol delivery to the lungs or other locations of the body  
This disclosure relates to an apparatus useful for the delivery of aerosols, such as those containing drugs, to the lungs or other locations in the body. The disclosure also relates to methods of...
8973573 Bite block with airway mount  
A bite block 20 for use during transoral medical procedures has a main lumen 42 and a side mount 110 for receiving a separately inserted airway 160. The airway 110 may be a commercially available...
8973571 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...
8973572 Press-type medical nebulizer and pressing means thereof  
In a press-type medical nebulizer and a pressing means thereof, the nebulizer includes a medicament container having an intake channel and a medical spray generator. The pressing means includes a...
8974382 Medical tube retaining device  
A new medical tube guiding device, the device including a first patient engaging portion configured to engage a zone of an upper jaw of the patient and a second patient engaging portion configured...
8973784 Dispensing device  
A system of medicament dispensers includes a plurality of dispenser housings each having a unique first indicia and a plurality of containers each having a unique second indicia. The unique second...
8972002 Remote closed-loop titration of decongestive therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure  
An apparatus comprises one or more physiological sensing circuits that generate a sensed physiological signal and at least one of the physiological sensing circuits is implantable, a measurement...
8967140 Controlling drug delivery apparatus  
A drug package comprising a plurality of drug vials containing drugs for delivery to a patient in a drug delivery device; and a data carrier including drug treatment information for use by the...
8960188 Nebulizer  
A nebulizer includes an insertable container and a securing mechanism for holding the container in the nebulizer such that the container can move back and forth but can not be separated. The...
8960189 System and method for monitoring a metered dose inhaler  
A system and method for dispensing metered doses of medicament to a subject that monitors one or more aspects of the dispensation. The medicament is aerosolized for dispensation to the subject so...
8960192 System and method for quantifying lung compliance in a self-ventilating subject  
The lung compliance of a subject that is at least partially self-ventilating is determined. The quantification of lung compliance may be an estimation, a measurement, and/or an approximate...
8955512 Method of forming an aerosol for inhalation delivery  
The present invention relates to the inhalation delivery of aerosols containing small particles. Specifically, it relates to a method of forming an aerosol for use in inhalation therapy. The...
8955510 Delivery system for therapeutically conditioned air  
An apparatus for delivery of therapeutically conditioned air to a patient may include a hollow flexible tube and at least one clamp attached to the tube. A shape retention wire may be engaged with...
8955518 Methods, systems and devices for improving ventilation in a lung area  
Methods, systems and devices are described for new modes of ventilation in which specific lung areas are ventilated with an indwelling trans-tracheobronchial catheter for the purpose of improving...
8950394 Preservative-free single dose inhaler systems  
An aerosolization system includes a squeezable container having a resilient container body. The container is configured to deliver a unit dosage of a liquid when squeezed a single time. The system...
8950396 Dispensing device (CAT)  
A dispensing device, a storage device and a method are proposed for dispensing a formulation as a spray. The formulation is dispensed by means of a gas stream. To improve the dispensing effect,...
8950395 Aerosol generator  
An aerosol generator comprising a body, a mouthpiece on the body and a delivery mechanism delivers aerosol for inhalation by a consumer into the mouthpiece by turning the mouthpiece and body...
8950393 Nebulizer  
A nebulizer which has an insertable container and a counter device for counting operations of the nebulizer, and is opened for replacing the container. A securing device having locking portions...
8951226 Mediastinoscopy access, sampling, and visualization kit featuring toroidal balloons and exotracheal method of using  
The present invention provides various systems, a kit, and a method for accessing, sampling within, and visualization of areas within the mediastinal cavity for assisting a surgeon in performing a...
8944057 Method and apparatus for controlling a CPAP device  
A user interface for respiratory apparatus comprises a combination of a menu display (302), push buttons (304, 308, 310) and a rotary control dial (306). The user interface may include a menu...
8944054 Medicine dispensation device  
A medicine dispensation device, in particular a multi-dose powder inhalator, for the dispensing of individual doses of medicine that has a number of medicine chambers contained in a medicine...
8944048 Apparatus and methods of providing diatomic oxygen (O2) using ferrate(VI)-containing compositions  
Methods of generating oxygen (O2) are described in which ferrate(VI) is combined with an acid.
8944055 Inhaler  
An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive a strip having a surface and a plurality of blister pockets depending from said surface. Each blister pocket contains a dose of...
8944050 Inhalation airflow regulation devices and methods of using the same  
Inhalation airflow regulation devices and inhalers are disclosed. Methods of making and using inhalation airflow regulation devices are also disclosed.
8944285 Indicating device  
A dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament from a container includes an indicator housing having an interior and an opening communicating with the interior. A first...
8939146 Protective helmet for air extraction from snow  
An apparatus and system are disclosed to extract breathable air from snow via a protective helmet. The apparatus includes a protective structure, at least one air intake cavity, and a mouthpiece....
8940271 Transmucosal administration of drug compositions for treating and preventing disorders in animals  
The invention includes compositions for transmucosal administration to an animal comprising at least one active agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. A preferred active agent is...
8939145 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea  
An apparatus and method for treating sleep apnea and/or snoring is provided. The apparatus includes an appliance sized and structured to be placed in the pharyngeal region of a human or animal and...
8936021 Ophthalmic fluid delivery system  
A method of safely delivering an ophthalmic fluid to an eye, the method including targeting the eye with an ophthalmic fluid misting device and activating an ultrasonic generator to deliver the...
8931482 Breathing apparatus with compensation of the ambient pressure  
A breathing apparatus includes a filter, a motor and a blower driven by the motor. The filter is disposed ahead of the blower and the blower is configured to generate an air volume flow over the...
8931477 Adjustable oral airway devices, and adjustable oral airway kits  
Some embodiments include oral airway assemblies that can include a body having an opening extending from a first end of the body to a second end of the body with the body having upper and lower...
8931476 Inhaler  
An inhaler, such as a breath-actuated metered-dose inhaler, for delivering medicament to a patient. The inhaler includes a housing for holding the medicament and having an air inlet and a...
8925555 Method and system for vaporization of a substance  
A smoking device for generating and releasing smoking vapor free from contamination into the mouth of a user comprising a mouthpiece for providing vapor for inhalation to a user including a...
8925549 Flow control adapter for performing spirometry and pulmonary function testing  
A breathing circuit for a tracheostomized patient provides respiratory care and pulmonary function testing. The breathing circuit includes a flow control adapter that directs an inspiratory flow...
8926647 Removable anchored lung volume reduction devices and methods  
An intra-bronchial device may be placed and anchored in an air passageway of a patient to collapse a lung portion associated with the air passageway. The device includes an obstructing member that...
8925544 Portable nebulizer device  
A nasal nebulizer with a main canister for receiving fluid and an insert with a fluid channel includes a contiguous pressurized air supply source. The fluid channel may be a tapered tube...
8920849 Skin treatment method and system  
A skin treatment method which includes ionizing oxygen and then mixing the ionized oxygen with saline solution to produce an energized saline solution is disclosed. The method further includes...
8919340 Hand-held potassium super oxide oxygen generating apparatus  
An oxygen generating apparatus that includes a container containing potassium super oxide, an inhale valve, and an inhale valve filter between the potassium super oxide and the inhale valve. The...
8919341 Inhaler  
An inhaler, particularly a powder inhaler, for administering a medicament in the form of inhalable substances, substance formulations or mixtures, with a mouthpiece (2) and a magazine that...
8919493 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...
8915248 Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method with an oxygen assisted venting system  
An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air...
8915245 Nebulizer systems, apparatus and methods for respiratory therapy  
Nebulizer systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a body, a breathing gas inlet and outlet, and a barrier. The body is sized to be positioned within an adaptor of the...
8910633 Method for estimating leaks from ventilator circuits  
Gas leakage from a ventilator circuit and patient interface is estimated by a method that relies on breath-by-breath or time-to-time variability in the pattern of pressure delivery by the...
8910627 Apparatus for the aerosolization of large volumes of dry powder  
The claimed subject matter relates to a device for dosing and aerosolization of aerosolizable material. The device comprises: a body with an aerosolization channel with a distal attachment portion...
8910626 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...
8910625 Inhalation device for use in aerosol therapy  
An inhalation device having a base unit, a mouthpiece, and an aerosol head is provided. The base unit has an air inlet, an air outlet opening, a groove for receiving the mouthpiece, and key lock...
8910629 Delivery of gases to the nasal airway  
A delivery device for providing therapeutic gas to the nasal airway of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece (21) for fitting to one nostril of the subject; a mouthpiece (23)...
8905017 Reservoir and atomizer  
A reservoir and a nebulizer having such a reservoir are proposed. The reservoir comprises a closure for a fluid chamber with a medicament formulation that is formed by two closure members welded...
8905030 Tracheal tube with connector insert  
A tracheal tube assembly includes a connector body, a cannula extending from the connector body, and an insert that provides rigidity to the connector body and retains the cannula in the connector...
8905020 Spacer and components therefor  
A spacer for delivering a medicinal substance is provided having a chamber having a tubular body defining a first reservoir, the top end of the body narrowing to define a single unobstructed...