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7059322 Low deadspace airway adapter  
An airway adapter suitable for use with patients having low tidal volumes, e.g., neonates, which minimizes deadspace in the airway and promotes smooth flow of gases through the adapter. The adapter...
7055520 Device and method for detecting the flow of a gas  
A device for detecting the flow of a gas from an opening comprising a chamber with an inlet, the chamber carrying a pressure displaceable member with an inner face exposed to the interior of the...
7051736 Endotracheal tube pressure monitoring system and method of controlling same  
An endotracheal tube pressure monitoring system for an endotracheal tube having at least pressure sensor in communication with a major lumen of the endotracheal tube, and a pressure monitoring...
7052680 Delivery of compounds for the treatment of Parkinsons through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of antiparkinsons drugs through an inhalation route. In a method aspect of the present invention, an antiparkinsons drug is administered to a patient...
7052679 Delivery of antipsychotics through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of antipsychotics through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing antipsychotics that are used in inhalation therapy. In a...
7045119 Delivery of diazepam through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of compounds for the treatment of anxiety disorders and symptoms of such disorders through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols...
7040322 Combination artificial airway device and esophageal obturator  
A combination artificial airway device and esophageal obturator (10) includes a esophageal cuff (16) and supraglottic cuff (14) that are inflated in a sequence to provide quick isolation of the...
7034692 System and method for transparent early detection, warning, and intervention during a medical procedure  
The present invention relates, in general, to prevention of false, annoying, or oversensitive alarms, providing early detection by a sensitive test, generating silent, semi-overt, or overt alarm...
7032589 Portable ventilator  
A portable ventilator for providing an air-recipient with compulsory respiration is provided with an outlet manifold and a single-expansion-chamber muffler configured so that airflow through an...
7029658 Delivery of antidepressants through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of antidepressants through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing an antidepressant that are used in inhalation therapy....
7017573 Methods and apparatus for relieving headaches, rhinitis and other common ailments  
Apparatus, methods, and kits for treating symptoms associated with common ailments, such as headaches, rhinitis, asthma, epilepsy, nervous disorders and the like, are provided. The apparatus...
7018621 Delivery of rizatriptan or zolmitriptan through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of compounds for the treatment of migraine and headache through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing rizatriptan or...
7014840 Delivery of sumatriptan, frovatriptan or naratriptan through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of anti-migraine compounds through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing sumatriptan, frovatriptan, or naratriptan that...
7011094 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use  
A flow control device includes a sealing component that can be positioned within a bronchial lumen. The sealing component can comprise two or more overlapping segments that are movable relative to...
7007689 Inhalation device  
An actuator for a pressurised metered dose inhaler, including: a tubular section (38) providing an outlet through which medicament is in use inhaled; and a nozzle block (42) including a tubular...
7008615 Delivery of anti-migraine compounds through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of anti-migraine compounds through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing lidocaine, verapamil, diltiazem, isometheptene,...
7005121 Delivery of compounds for the treatment of migraine through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of a migraine headache drug through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing a migraine headache drug that are used in...
6997184 Cool air inhaler  
A cool air inhaler for use in treating croup, having a body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall forming an enclosed space open at an upper portion of the body wherein the upper portion...
6997918 Methods and devices for obstructing and aspirating lung tissue segments  
The present invention provides improved methods, systems, devices and kits for performing lung volume reduction in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or other conditions...
6986347 Apparatus and method for providing a conscious patient relief from pain and anxiety associated with medical or surgical procedures  
A care system and associated methods are provided for alleviating patient pain, anxiety and discomfort associated with medical or surgical procedures. The system comprises: at least one patient...
6984214 Device and method for inducing sputum and collecting samples  
A device for thinning lung secretions comprises a housing, a reed disposed in the housing, and an acoustical resistance. The reed produces a low-frequency audio shockwave in a range of about 12 Hz...
6976491 Gag-less airway for snoring prevention  
An oral application for snoring prevention which has a flattened tube with an unobstructed airway and ridges on the inferior surface for pulling the tongue forward out of the path of the airway...
6976487 Ventilatory method utilizing body length-based parameter calculations  
A method and apparatus for operating a ventilator in a primary electronic mode or in a back-up pneumatic mode during primary electronic mode failure. A method and apparatus for operating a...
6973928 Tank retaining device  
A tank retaining device for inhibiting a scuba tank from slipping downwardly in reference to a buoyancy control device. The tank retaining device includes a ring member having a diameter smaller...
6968843 Clearing modes of operation of medical engineering devices  
A process and system are provided for clearing modes of operation of a medical engineering device, especially modes of operation on a respirator (1), such as IMV (Intermittent Mandatory...
6959708 Method for co-application of gases and drugs to potentiate their action in relieving headaches, angina and other ailments  
Apparatus, methods and kits for treating symptoms associated with common ailments such as headaches, rhinitis, asthma, epilepsy, nervous disorders and the like, are provided. The apparatus includes...
6957651 System for simulating metabolic consumption of oxygen  
A method and system are provided for simulating the metabolic consumption of oxygen contained in a breathable gas. A variable volume chamber cyclically increases/decreases in volume to receive the...
6955170 Automated respirator fit testing method and system  
A system and method for the remote administration of respirator fit tests are disclosed, along with a system and method for administering qualitative respirator fit tests to two or more test...
6945247 Method of treating cardio pulmonary diseases with no group compounds  
Treatment of pulmonary disorders associated with hypoxemia and/or smooth muscle constriction and/or inflammation comprises administering into the lungs as a gas compound with an NO group which does...
6941950 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use  
Disclosed are methods and devices for regulating fluid flow to and from a region of a patient's lung, such as to achieve a desired fluid flow dynamic to a lung region during respiration and/or to...
6935345 Method for generating small bubbles for a smoke-filled air stream  
The present invention is a small bubble generator in a water stage cleaning and cooling a smoke filled air stream. A demister is a second embodiment of the invention to remove entrained water...
6935336 Systems and methods to facilitate the delivery of drugs  
A method for administering a drug to a patient comprises coupling a valve system to the patient's airway. The valve system is configured to prevent or impede respiratory gases from flowing into the...
6935334 Enhancing therapeutic effectiveness of nitric oxide inhalation  
Methods for reducing, partially preventing or completely preventing nitric oxide (NO) inhalation-related impairment of HPV in a mammal are disclosed. The methods include administering a...
6935335 System and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea  
There is disclosed a system and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea by terminating an obstructive sleep apnea event before the cessation of breathing occurs. The system comprises one or...
6929006 Device and process for metering breathing gas  
A respirator with a tidal volume-measuring device (6) between a respiration bag (8) and a patient adapter (2) provides accurate metering of the tidal volume. The device includes a first...
6923079 Recording, transmission and/or playback of data representing an airflow  
Data representing one or more characteristics of an input airflow (e.g., an airflow associated with a human being, such as breath or an airflow resulting from motion of the human being, or a wind...
6920876 Device for administration of nitric oxide to horses spontaneously breathing  
The present invention is directed to a nitric gas dispenser for mammals on the run. The dispenser has a housing that contains a valve mechanism. The valve mechanism is interconnected between a...
6910479 Airway treatment apparatus with bias line cancellation  
An airway clearance system and method produces high frequency chest wall oscillations (HFCWO) and increased airflow velocities through the air passages to clear the lungs of mucus. The system...
6907877 Suspended inhaler retainer  
A medication inhaler is provided with a lanyard that is formed into a wearer neck encircling loop. A wearer is thereby able to carry the medication inhaler about his or her neck so that it is...
6904909 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures  
An implantable flow control element is provided which prevents air from entering an isolated portion of a patient's lung. The element may permit air to escape from the isolated portion so that the...
6899102 Strap for nasal cannula and method of holding cannula tubes  
A securement device for a nasal cannula having a nosepiece and first and second cannula tubes. An elongated strap having a first end and a second end and a first surface and a second surface. The...
6889691 Auto CPAP  
A method for the detection and treatment of disordered breathing during sleep employs an artificial neural network (ANN) in which data related to breathing gas flow are analyzed. A respiratory...
6889688 Portable air delivery system and method of using same  
An air delivery system includes a coupling mechanism that is adapted to be connected between a source of oxygen-enriched air and an air cannula that can be worn by a user. The coupling mechanism...
6888101 Heater for optical gas sensors, gas sensors including the heater, and methods  
A heater for a window of an optical gas sensor is provided. The heater may be positioned over a portion of the window or may form at least a portion of the window. Alternatively, the heater may be...
6883516 Method for generating an aerosol with a predetermined and/or substantially monodispersed particle size distribution  
A method is provided for generating an aerosol. The method includes preparing a solution formed of a first component in a liquid component such that after volatilization of the liquid component by...
6880557 Breathing method and apparatus  
A breathing apparatus (10) including a mouthpiece (13) and a carbon dioxide removal area (18) disposed between the mouthpiece and an air reservoir chamber (19). The chamber is preferably filled...
6863066 Adjustable nasal dilator filter  
A adjustable nasal dilator filter incorporating unique insertable symmetrical loops with electrical and mechanical design features for improving breathing, air filtration, sleep and snoring which...
6860268 Pediatric ventilation mask and headgear system  
A nasal or full-face mask and headgear system for improving pediatric compliance of ventilation therapy, including CPAP or BiPAP, and sized for pediatric use is provided. Each mask has a shallow...
6860263 Band nasal dilator  
A banded nasal dilator is described. In a typical embodiment, the banded nasal dilator includes an elongated band that can wrap around the back of a user's head. Each end of the band includes a...
6851626 Methods and devices for nebulizing fluids  
Devices and methods for nebulizing a fluid are described. A replaceable fluid assembly may include a reservoir and a fluid cartridge. The reservoir may be detachable from the fluid cartridge and...