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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...
6840238 Assembly for fixing a tube for medical purposes to a patient's mouth  
The invention relates to an assembly for fixing a tube for medical purposes to a patient's mouth, the tube being fixed to the patient's head. According to the invention the assembly comprises a...
6840116 Kelvin sensed hot-wire anemometer  
A Kelvin sensed hot-wire anemometer includes four electrically conductive pins and a filament welded to all four pins, preferably using a single filament. A current source is coupled to the two...
6837237 Magnetic nasal tube bridle system and related method  
A bridle system for placing and securing a nasal tube in a patient includes a flexible member having a magnet attached to or secured within a first end thereof for insertion into a nare of a...
6837243 Automatic transfer regulator for hose-line respirator  
An automatic transfer regulator for automatically switching between a primary (hose line) breathing air source and a secondary source (escape cylinder). A pressure sensing system detects the line...
6828910 Apparatus for monitoring gas concentrations  
A patient monitoring system has a patient monitor with a screen and mainstream gas input connector configured to receive a mainstream gas concentration signal from a mainstream gas analyzer. A...
6828577 Unit dose syringe shield and measuring applicator  
An apparatus that acts as a shield for radiopharmaceuticals and protects individuals from radioactivity includes a first body with a first hollow core, a second body with a second hollow core and a...
6823867 Pouch for the blower unit of a powered air purifying respirator  
A pouch is provided for the blower unit of a powered air-purifying respirator system, to isolate the blower unit from hazardous material such as potentially-explosive dust or gas. The pouch has an...
6820613 Process and device for controlling the breathing gas supply  
A process is provided for controlling at least one parameter of the breathing gas supply of a respirator with a patient connected to it as well as to a corresponding control device. The respiration...
6811768 Use of inhaled NO as anti-inflammatory agent  
A method for lessening or preventing non-pulmonary ischemia-reperfusion injury or inflammation in a mammal by identifying a mammal which has ischemia-reperfusion or is at risk for developing...
6803031 Delivery of erectile dysfunction drugs through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of erectile dysfunction drugs through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing erectile dysfunction drugs that are used in...
6792942 Sleep silencer  
A sleep silencer serves for eliminating snore by holding in a mouth. The sleep silencer comprises a hollow tube which includes a front tube and a rear tube. One end of the front tube has an...
6776155 Nasal ventilation as a treatment for stroke  
A new treatment and apparatus for acute and chronic treatment is described here which incorporates nasal ventilation, with or without concomitant drug therapy, using continuous positive airway...
6769429 Nasal dilation device  
A nasal dilation device includes a single, integral strip of flexible resilient material having a central portion for positioning over and in engagement with the top of an individual nose and...
6763827 Emergency air system for kayaks  
An emergency air system for kayaks is disclosed. The emergency air system can be coupled to a kayak skirt or may be coupled to the body of the kayak. The air system includes a breathing tube which...
6755194 Stowage systems, particularly for oxygen masks  
Stowage systems having boxes with covers are addressed. Exemplary systems include mechanisms for biasing covers toward their closed positions and for blocking, or maintaining, covers in their open...
6749845 Modulated release particles for lung delivery  
A polymeric construct is disclosed. The construct comprises a polysaccharide polymer having a selected medicament associated therewith. The medicament thus present is provided in a slow release form.
6740307 Delivery of β-blockers through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of beta-blockers through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing atenolol, pindolol, esmolol, propranolol, or metoprolol...
6726598 Pulmonary exercise device  
A pulmonary exercise device includes a tubular body with an air inlet, an air outlet and a mouthpiece. The air inlet is closed by a one-way valve arrangement which is resiliently biased using a...
6725860 Monitoring process for metering different gaseous anesthetics  
A monitoring process for the reliable metering of different gaseous anesthetics uses a gaseous anesthetic monitor designed as only a single-channel monitor for determining the concentration of only...
6723132 Artificial lung device  
An artificial lung for humans and other mammals inserted within the body or placed externally. The artificial lung comprises an electrically actuated three-way valve, a casing containing parallel...
6708688 Metered dosage inhaler system with variable positive pressure settings  
A metered dosage inhaler system with variable positive pressure settings has a hollow housing with a front portion with a cylindrical protruding user adaptor portion, a top face having apertures, a...
6702769 Device and method for inducing sputum  
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 when vibrated. The...
6698427 Comfort ring for patient medical mask  
A medical mask assembly includes a medical mask and a comfort ring releasably mated to the mask. The mask includes a interior surface and an exterior surface and a mating edge where the two meet....
6694969 Method to improve oxygenation in subjects suffering impaired oxygenation  
A method for improving oxygenation in subjects having essentially healthy lungs, as evidenced by the absence of a diagnosis of lung disease or injury, but having reduced alveolar gas exchange area....
6694970 Adhesive strip for opening nasal passages  
A device for opening nasal passages is provided. The device including: a strip of material having an adhesive on one surface thereof for applying the strip across a human nose; at least one biasing...
6679250 Combination inhalation therapeutic and exhalation measuring device  
A combination spirometer or peak flow meter and nebulizer system is provided. Utilization of common elements, on a time sharing basis is accomplished by the combined instrumentation. The sharing of...
6675839 Filling method  
A method, and apparatus, for introducing a measured dose of powdered material into a dispensing device. The dispensing device includes two components which are relatively moveable between a first...
6676681 Reusable nasal support devices for animals and methods  
The present invention is directed to nasal support devices and methods. In particular, the invention provides reusable nasal support devices and method for animals.
6669712 Nasal oxygen cannula with supply tube management  
A nasal cannula support device includes a generally L-shaped strut having a long leg and a short leg. The long leg of the device generally conforms to the ridge pole of the nose and is in an...
6666208 Set for inserting a shunt valve into a shunt between the oesophagus and the trachea  
The invention relates to a set for inserting a shunt valve into a surgically produced connecting channel between the trachea and the oesophagus of a laryngectomee. The shunt valve has at least two...
6666209 Method and system of calibrating air flow in a respirator system  
A method and apparatus for calibrating the air flow in a respirator system is provided. The method provides for the establishment of control set points in a true calibration protocol through the...
6663649 Breathing assistance improvements  
Assistance for breathing is provided for both humans and animals by providing for a member to adhere along only one or separately both sides of a nose and having a shape so that a part of the...
6655376 Aspiration screening process for assessing post surgery patient's risk for pneumonia  
Whether a post surgery intubated patient is at risk for aspiration-based pneumonia is determined by requiring the patient to inhale an aerosol of tartaric acid that will stimulate a sensory...
6651652 Method for identifying respiration attempts by analyzing neuroelectrical signals, and respiration detector and respiratory aid system operating according to the method  
A respiratory aid system has a device arranged for connection to a living creature in order to facilitate, support and/or control the respiration of the living creature. The device can be a...
6651654 X-salizer an exerciser for the lungs  
A mode of providing halotherapy to the lower respiratory tract that includes the step of operating a plastic apparatus and inhaling. The plastic apparatus contains sodium chloride (common table...
6634353 Methods of treating respiratory disorders  
A method of treating a patient having a malocclusion between the upper and lower mandibles, and obtaining optimum relative positioning of the mandibles. The treatment is useful in correcting...
6631714 Tissue dilator devices, methods of fabrication of tissue dilators, and methods of use for tissue dilators  
The invention is directed to devices and methods for tissue dilators. The present invention encompasses a large variety of discrete structure, all intended to be applied externally to a subject for...
6629529 Method for maintaining airway patency  
A method is provided for effecting improved airway ventilation of a patient which involves delivering a momentary pulse, thrust or bolus of pressurized air into the patient's airway at commencement...
6626172 Device for insertion into the human nose  
A device for insertion into the human nose, characterised by having at least one elastically deformable plate-like base element with an inner side and an outer side and with a substantially...
6626168 Nebulizing assembly for infants  
A nebulizing assembly for infants for delivering inhalable medication to infants and toddlers. The nebulizing assembly for infants includes a mask with a perimeter edge adapted to be positioned...
6612306 Respiratory nitric oxide meter  
A respiratory nitric oxide meter includes a respiratory connector designed to be supported in contact with a subject and to pass respiratory gases as the subject breathes. A flow pathway receives...
6598603 Method for treating respiratory diseases  
The invention provides a novel method of treating respiratory diseases, e.g., pediatric asthma, in a continuing regimen with not more than one daily dose of the drug budesonide using a nebulizer.
6596260 Aerosol container and a method for storage and administration of a predetermined 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...
6595207 Oxygen diffuser for patient oxygen delivery system  
An oxygen diffuser for a lightweight oxygen delivery system for a patient, the oxygen delivery system being of the type comprising a mount for seated engagement on a patient's head or ear, an...
6588420 Pediatric oxygenation device  
Oxygen is supplied to a pediatric patient through a plaything coupled to an oxygen source. Oxygen is dispensed through the plaything through one or more oxygen ports which allow the patient to...