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8517010 Nebuliser system  
A nebulizer 1 particularly for home use includes a housing 2 having an aerosol generator 3 mounted therein. The housing is closed by a hinged cap 4 and has an outlet 5 through which aerosol...
8517019 Method and apparatus for metered dose dispensing  
This application discloses a dose counter device of the type for use on an aerosol dispensing assembly having an aerosol container and an actuator. The dose counter device is used for indicating...
8518457 Use of inhaled gaseous nitric oxide as a mucolytic agent or expectorant  
Methods and devices for treating excess mucus accumulation in mammals by administering gaseous inhaled nitric oxide or nitric oxide releasing compounds as a mucolytic agent or expectorant are...
8517026 Nasal inserts  
An odor preventing nasal insert and method of insertion into a nasal cavity to prevent odors from reaching the olfactory region by directing them to bypass the olfactory region, thereby decreasing...
8517009 Methods and apparatus for delivering aerosolized medication  
A pulmonary drug delivery device having one or more vortexing elements which impart beneficial flow characteristics to an inspiratory air flow carrying a medicament into the patient's lungs.
8517981 Method and apparatus for prevention of apnea  
Embodiments provide a continuous monitor of a patient's oxygenation and/or respiration coupled to a device configured to stimulate the patient's respiratory drive and/or summon medical assistance....
8517016 Method of determining lung condition indicators  
A method and a microprocessor controlled device for use in medical evaluation of the pulmonary system. The method and device incorporate two different non invasive evaluative techniques. Passive...
8511300 Inhaler  
A passive inhaler for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip with a plurality of blister pockets is proposed. The inhaler has a flow resistance of at least 75000...
8511304 Medicament dispenser  
There is provided a medicament dispenser for use with plural elongate form medicament carriers, each having multiple distinct medicament dose portions carried thereby, the dispenser having a...
8511306 Ventilation system with system status display for maintenance and service information  
The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilator system. The disclosure describes a novel respiratory system including a removable primary display and system...
8511299 Metering system and method for aerosol delivery  
An apparatus for metering the delivery of an aerosol. The apparatus has a variable acoustic source and a microphone, both acoustically coupled to a volume having a fluid region and an air region....
8512434 Molded monocomponent monolayer respirator  
A molded respirator is made from a monocomponent monolayer nonwoven web of continuous charged monocomponent meltspun partially crystalline and partially amorphous oriented fibers of the same...
8511307 Administration of CPAP treatment pressure in presence of apnea  
CPAP treatment apparatus is disclosed having a controllable flow generator (34, 38, 40) operable to produce breathable gas at a treatment pressure elevated above atmosphere to a patient by a...
8511305 Redundant power control for respiratory system heaters  
A humidification system is provided for a respiratory system is provided with a controller having two processors that monitor the operation of each other and of heating elements in the respiratory...
8506577 Two-phase surgical procedure for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
A two-phase surgical procedure is disclosed for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease The first phase is a procedure to induce creation of a localized pleurodesis...
8506935 Respiratory drug condensation aerosols and methods of making and using them  
Described herein are respiratory drug condensation aerosols and methods of making and using them. Kits for delivering condensation aerosols are also described. The respiratory drug aerosols...
8505548 Simulated cigarette device  
A simulated cigarette device (1) comprising an elongate housing (3) having an inhaling outlet at one end (5) and a refill inlet. A reservoir (7) extends along a substantial portion of the housing...
8505531 Hand operated articulated intubation stylet  
Hand operated articulated intubation stylet including an articulated stylet member with a link at its distal end, a L-shaped lever with a downward depending handle for tautening a flexible wire for...
8505773 Indicating device  
A dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament from a container includes a dispenser housing having a support block defining a longitudinal axis and an indicator housing...
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...