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8539947 Powder inhaler  
An inhaler for inhaling powdered medicaments from capsules, having: a lower part which is cup-shaped, a plate latched to the lower part to close off the lower part, a capsule holder arranged on the...
8539945 Dose counter and recording method  
A dose counter for a metered dose inhaler includes a force sensor, an electronic controller, a memory for storing data indicative of a remaining number of doses and an electronic display device...
8539944 Devices and methods for nebulizing fluids for inhalation  
A method of delivering a nebulized fluid for inhalation, including providing an aerosol generator, providing a container containing a fluid to be nebulized, providing a reservoir in fluid...
8540660 Swallowing air pulse therapy mouthpiece and method for the use thereof  
An oral appliance for administering a stimulus, such as a substance, to the mouth of a user includes a flexible tube having an inlet portion, a first curved portion forming an ear loop connected to...
8534284 Respiratory therapy device  
A respiratory therapy device including a housing and an interrupter valve assembly. The housing is sized for handling by a patient and defines a patient breathing passage extending from a patient...
8534287 Methods for tracheostomy visualization  
Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of...
8534286 Nasal continuous positive airway pressure device and system  
An nCPAP device including a generator body defining first and second fluid flow circuits each including a tube and first and second nozzles. The tube defines a passageway forming an axial...
8534280 Patient interface member for use in an aerosol inhalation system  
A device for use in an aerosol inhalation system for delivering aerosolized medication includes a housing that is operatively connected to a source of aerosolized medication such that the...
8534278 Endoscopic bite block  
According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention there is provided a bite block assembly adapted for capnography and oxygen delivery to a subject, the bite block assembly including a...
8534277 Device, system and method for targeting aerosolized particles to a specific area of the lungs  
The present invention is directed to the administration of aerosolized particles to specific area of the lungs, and in particular to the targeted delivery of aerosolized pharmaceutical formulations...
8528543 Spacer for connecting inhaler device to mask  
A spacer for connecting an inhaler device to a mask, including an elongated cylindrical first member extending along a central axis between a proximal end adapted to receive an inhaler device and a...
8528544 Inhaler  
The present invention prevents liquid droplets from colliding with each other and prevents changes in the liquid droplet size, and prevents degeneration of medicinal solutions from occurring in the...
8528545 Inhaler device that reduces the risk for miscounting a dosage  
Inhaler device (10) comprising an actuator body (20) and an inhaler canister assembly (70), the inhaler canister assembly (70) is comprised of a canister (30) with a metering valve at a valve end...
8528546 Monitoring device for a therapy device and process  
A monitoring device for monitoring a therapy device, for example, an anesthesia device or a respirator, is provided by which an alarm device for triggering an alarm when the value drops beyond a...
8529594 Nasal support device and method  
The present disclosure provides a device and method for facilitating air flow in the nasal passage of a domestic animal. The nasal support device (NSD) disclosed herein is useful for facilitating...
8528551 Acclimatization therapy for first time users  
Systems, methods, and/or apparatuses for acclimatizing a user to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy are provided. Generally, a sub-therapeutic treatment pressure is provided initially. It may...
8528557 Continuous positive airway pressure device  
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...
8528553 Method and device for determining the PEEP during the respiration of a patient  
The invention relates to a device for the automated determination of the PEEP of a patient. Said device comprises sensors and a suitable electronic system for determining a pressure-volume...
8528554 Inverse sawtooth pressure wave train purging in medical ventilators  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for purging narrow diameter sensor tubing, occasionally referred to as “sensor lines,” in a ventilation system. The disclosure describes a novel app...
8528549 Device for dispensing a plurality of unitary doses of dry powder, and inhaler comprising such device  
A device for dispensing a plurality of unitary doses of dry powder includes: first and second supports, an indexing mechanism adapted to move the first and second supports, the indexing mechanism...
8522785 Inextensible headgear and CPAP or ventilator mask assembly with the same  
A headgear (200) for a respiratory mask (202) of a ventilator or CPAP device is provided. The headgear includes a strap portion (204, 206) formed of a substantially inextensible material. The strap...
8522780 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...
8522774 Aerosol apparatus, in particular for children  
An aerosol apparatus including a nebulizer device and a mask suitable for receiving a substance substantially in the sol state from the nebulizer device is described. The apparatus also includes a...
8522787 Ultrasound-based tracheal tube placement device and method  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include features that facilitate detection or visualization of the...
8522782 High flow therapy device utilizing a non-sealing respiratory interface and related methods  
A high flow therapy system including a microprocessor, a heating element a non-sealing respiratory interface and a sensor is disclosed. The heating element is disposed in electrical communication...
8522777 Inhaler  
An inhaler for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip with a plurality of blister pockets. The used part of the blister strip with empty blister pockets is wound onto...
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...