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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...
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...