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7263993 Method of use of gas mixtures to achieve washout of nitrogen from the body and mitochondria  
The disclosure details methods and gas mixtures which are useful for washing nitrogen out of the body and mitochondria following acute cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) and allow the reuptake of...
7249617 Vehicle mounted compressed air distribution system  
A pressurized gas system controls a gas flow from one or more gas pressure storage vessels by means of an electronically controlled electro-mechanical shut-off valve located in close proximity to...
7244235 Split-night sleep diagnostic system  
A split-night sleep diagnostic system is provided for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in a single night. The diagnostic system includes a blower, a respiratory interface and a conduit connected...
7235222 Process for treating waste anesthetic gas  
To provide a process and an apparatus for treating a waste anesthetic gas containing a volatile anesthetic and nitrous oxide discharged from an operating room by introducing the gas into an...
7222622 Gas-dispensing device with self-contained gas container having a diffusion membrane  
A gas-dispensing device (2) for dispensing a gas into breathing gas, comprising a membrane (6) through which the gas can diffuse into the breating gas, is described. The gas-dispensing device (2)...
7195016 Transtracheal oxygen stent  
An apparatus and method for implanting a surgical apparatus including a first flange having an opening, a second flange having an opening, and a shaft having a lumen connecting the first and second...
7195017 Collateral ventilation bypass trap system  
A long term oxygen therapy system having an oxygen supply directly linked with a patients lung or lungs may be utilized to more efficiently treat hypoxia caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary...
7195018 Adjustable support system for nasal breathing devices  
Two nasal breathing devices are supplied with continuous positive airway pressure for alleviation of sleep apnea. The two nasal breathing devices are each supported on a spiral flexible supply...
7188621 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...
7186958 Inhaler  
There is an apparatus having a housing, a heating element, a heating element switch, a heating chamber, a heating chamber cover, and a controller. The housing is handheld. The heating element is...
7182082 Respiratory therapy device for keeping free natural respiratory tract of a human body and the use thereof in order to prevent the sound of snoring  
In order to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, the inner respiratory tract is subjected to atmospheric pressure and the outer surrounding area of the respiratory tract is subjected to...
7175645 Nasal support device for domestic mammals 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...
7172557 Spirometer, display and method  
A spirometer coupled to a manual resuscitator. An air tube in the spirometer has a converging section, a laminar flow section and a pressure recovery section. A microcontroller and a display of...
7156099 Nostril filtering system  
A nostril filtering system is described for providing clean, filtered air for breathing in through the nose. The filtering system includes a soft, pliable filter material held in a flexible frame...
7155388 Method and apparatus for characterizing inhalation noise and calculating parameters based on the characterization  
A method for characterizing inhalation noise within a pressurized air delivery system, the method including the steps of: generating an inhalation noise model (912, 1012) based on inhalation noise;...
7146976 Nasal cannula retainer  
A nasal cannula apparatus is provided for use by patients desiring a comfortable arrangement. The nasal cannula apparatus is particularly suited for long-term oxygen users, for extended wear in...
7134434 Pressure support system and method and a pressure control valve for use in such a system and method  
A pressure support system having enhanced noise reduction and a valve assembly for use in pressure support system. The pressure support system includes a pressure generator having an inlet and an...
7118608 Self-powered, wearable personal air purifier  
A self-powered, personally wearable air purifier includes a sequence of packed bed filter media packets having filter media therein of specifically targeted types that will absorb those ambient air...
7114495 Nasal strip with variable spring rate  
A nasal dilator capable of introducing separating stresses in nasal outer wall tissues has a truss of a single body with a resilient member secured therein and a pair of spaced-apart end surfaces...
7108198 Nasal aromatherapy dispenser clip  
An intra nasal dispenser clip for aromatherapy and for dispensing fragrances or aromatically odorous medicine includes a bendable arcuate band extending between distal ends. The ends have a pair of...
7108666 Method and apparatus for performing a forced expiratory maneuver in an infant  
Disclosed is a method and device for performing forced expiratory maneuver in an infant to assess the infant's pulmonary function. Under this method, the infant's lungs are synchronously inflated...
7100600 Fluid filled ampoules and methods for their use in aerosolizers  
A fluid filled ampoule comprises an ampoule body having a top end, a bottom end and a sealed interior containing a liquid. A top tab is coupled to the top end and is removable to create a drain...
7100603 System for providing protection from reactive oxygen species  
Method, apparatus and breathable compositions for protecting a person from reactive oxygen species in the body are described. The invention involves providing a person with a breathing gas...
7089927 System and method for guidance of anesthesia, analgesia and amnesia  
A method for monitoring anesthetization of a patient, includes the steps of removably connecting a plurality of electrodes to the scalp of the patient and administering sufficient anesthesia to the...
7090830 Drug condensation aerosols and kits  
The present invention provides novel condensation aerosols for the treatment of disease and/or intermittent or acute conditions. These condensation aerosols have little or no pyrolysis degradation...
7086397 Patient usable emergency medical kit  
The invention provides an emergency medical kit for use immediately upon the onset of symptoms of an attack of a vascular disease such as a heart attack or a stroke. The emergency medical kit at...
7078016 Delivery of caffeine through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of caffeine through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing caffeine that are used in inhalation therapy. In a composition...
7077141 Airway management method  
An Airway Management Apparatus (AMA) and method for easing the breathing and aiding the alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal axes of the airway of an obese individual in the supine...
7077140 Face mask and method  
A method for preventing a spread of diseases, promoting better breathing, improving comfort and reducing fatigue. The method utilizes a face mask and a noseform of the type disclosed in U.S. Pat....
7070765 Delivery of drug esters through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of drug esters through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing drug esters that are used in inhalation therapy. In a...
7063085 Gas delivery and monitoring system  
The present invention provides a system for a gas delivery and monitoring system for delivering a gas product to a patient and receiving a gas product exhaled from a patient. In an embodiment, the...
7060255 Delivery of alprazolam, estazolam, midazolam or triazolam through an inhalation route  
The present invention relates to the delivery of alprazolam, estazolam, midazolam or triazolam through an inhalation route. Specifically, it relates to aerosols containing alprazolam, estazolam,...
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...