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9038625 Liquid spray device  
A liquid spray device includes a container defining a reception space for receiving a liquid medicine therein, having a discharge outlet for discharging the liquid medicine to an exterior of the...
9038627 Artificial oral airway, esophageal blocker, and pharyngeal airway assembly  
An artificial oral airway, an esophageal blocker, and a pharyngeal airway assembly are disclosed. The artificial oral airway includes a main body and an airway. The airway penetrates the main...
9027551 Dry powder inhalers that inhibit agglomeration, related devices and methods  
Inhalers with fins that deagglomerate dry powder using inspiratory effort of a user of an inhaler. The inhaler fins, at least in steady state conditions, are configured to generate dry powder and...
9022024 System and method for airway manipulation  
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the airway, such as to treat obstructive sleep apnea. An implant is positioned within the body with respect to the airway. The spatial...
9022031 Using estimated carinal pressure for feedback control of carinal pressure during ventilation  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for configuring a ventilator to estimate the carinal pressure to minimize the work of breathing due to a breathing tube. A patient's carina is a...
9022033 Adaptable oxygen regulator system and method with an electronic control device  
A system and method for an adaptable oxygen regulator with an electronic control device is disclosed. In one embodiment, an oxygen regulator system includes an electronic control device which...
9017360 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...
9016279 Oxygen supply system intended in particular for the flight crew of an aircraft  
The system supplies oxygen for a flight crew member of an aircraft and has an oxygen source, an oxygen mask, and a circuit connecting the oxygen source to the oxygen mask. The system is integrated...
9016273 Inhaler aid with reed for minute powdery curative medicine  
The present invention provides an inhaler aid which maximizes utility of an inhaler for the minute powdery curative medicine, and which is used by being attached to the inhaler so that people...
9010334 Cheek pouch anchor  
The cheek pouch anchor, formed of a resilient filament, fits within a user's cheek pouch. The anchor dynamically spans a user's inter-occlusal space and lip opening as a user's jaws open and...
9011700 Systems, devices, and methods for directly energizing water molecule composition  
Systems, devices, and methods for generating energized water molecules and administering same to a human or other biological subject. The system includes a humidifying apparatus, and excitation...
9004066 Respiratory system for inducing therapeutic hypothermia  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling a patient's body temperature and in particular for inducing therapeutic hypothermia. Various embodiments of the system are...
8997742 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with cushion  
A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having a front surface and a rear surface adapted in use to face the patient. A cushion having a side wall...
8985111 Oscillating positive expiratory pressure device  
An oscillating positive expiratory pressure apparatus having a housing defining a chamber, a chamber inlet, a chamber outlet, a deformable restrictor member positioned in an exhalation flow path...
8985109 Method and apparatus for resolving upper airway obstruction, resistance or instability  
A CPAP apparatus has a variable rise time (iii) from a base level of positive air pressure during expiration (EPAP) to a higher level during inspiration (IPAP). The rise time is adjusted in order...
8985098 CPR volume exchanger valve system with safety feature and methods  
A method for regulating gas flows into and out of a patient includes repetitively forcing respiratory gases out of the lungs. Respiratory gases are prevented from entering back into the lungs...
8978654 Personal air filter with amplifier and vibrator  
A personal air filter device having a housing defining a cavity and a central opening including a first and second vent. The device also includes a mouthpiece adjacent to the second vent and...
8978649 Breathing assistance device with several secure respirator modes and associated method  
A breathing assistance device, capable of operating according to several respiratory modes forming a list of possible modes. The device is equipped with a mechanism for selecting a desired mode...
8978646 Inhaler for powdery substances, in particular medicinal substances  
An inhaler for powdery, in particular medical, substances is formed with a suction air channel, which leads to a mouthpiece. The inhaler also has a storage chamber for storing the substance and a...
8972002 Remote closed-loop titration of decongestive therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure  
An apparatus comprises one or more physiological sensing circuits that generate a sensed physiological signal and at least one of the physiological sensing circuits is implantable, a measurement...
8960192 System and method for quantifying lung compliance in a self-ventilating subject  
The lung compliance of a subject that is at least partially self-ventilating is determined. The quantification of lung compliance may be an estimation, a measurement, and/or an approximate...
8955510 Delivery system for therapeutically conditioned air  
An apparatus for delivery of therapeutically conditioned air to a patient may include a hollow flexible tube and at least one clamp attached to the tube. A shape retention wire may be engaged with...
8951226 Mediastinoscopy access, sampling, and visualization kit featuring toroidal balloons and exotracheal method of using  
The present invention provides various systems, a kit, and a method for accessing, sampling within, and visualization of areas within the mediastinal cavity for assisting a surgeon in performing a...
8944057 Method and apparatus for controlling a CPAP device  
A user interface for respiratory apparatus comprises a combination of a menu display (302), push buttons (304, 308, 310) and a rotary control dial (306). The user interface may include a menu...
8944054 Medicine dispensation device  
A medicine dispensation device, in particular a multi-dose powder inhalator, for the dispensing of individual doses of medicine that has a number of medicine chambers contained in a medicine...
8944050 Inhalation airflow regulation devices and methods of using the same  
Inhalation airflow regulation devices and inhalers are disclosed. Methods of making and using inhalation airflow regulation devices are also disclosed.
8939146 Protective helmet for air extraction from snow  
An apparatus and system are disclosed to extract breathable air from snow via a protective helmet. The apparatus includes a protective structure, at least one air intake cavity, and a mouthpiece....
8939145 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea  
An apparatus and method for treating sleep apnea and/or snoring is provided. The apparatus includes an appliance sized and structured to be placed in the pharyngeal region of a human or animal and...
8931482 Breathing apparatus with compensation of the ambient pressure  
A breathing apparatus includes a filter, a motor and a blower driven by the motor. The filter is disposed ahead of the blower and the blower is configured to generate an air volume flow over the...
8925549 Flow control adapter for performing spirometry and pulmonary function testing  
A breathing circuit for a tracheostomized patient provides respiratory care and pulmonary function testing. The breathing circuit includes a flow control adapter that directs an inspiratory flow...
8926647 Removable anchored lung volume reduction devices and methods  
An intra-bronchial device may be placed and anchored in an air passageway of a patient to collapse a lung portion associated with the air passageway. The device includes an obstructing member that...
8919340 Hand-held potassium super oxide oxygen generating apparatus  
An oxygen generating apparatus that includes a container containing potassium super oxide, an inhale valve, and an inhale valve filter between the potassium super oxide and the inhale valve. The...
8919341 Inhaler  
An inhaler, particularly a powder inhaler, for administering a medicament in the form of inhalable substances, substance formulations or mixtures, with a mouthpiece (2) and a magazine that...
8915248 Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method with an oxygen assisted venting system  
An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air...
8910633 Method for estimating leaks from ventilator circuits  
Gas leakage from a ventilator circuit and patient interface is estimated by a method that relies on breath-by-breath or time-to-time variability in the pattern of pressure delivery by the...
8910626 Chin pivot patient interface device  
A patient interface device that includes a body portion comprising a pair of arms and a chin support. A first end portion of each arm in the pair of arms is coupled to an opposite end of the chin...
8905030 Tracheal tube with connector insert  
A tracheal tube assembly includes a connector body, a cannula extending from the connector body, and an insert that provides rigidity to the connector body and retains the cannula in the connector...
8905022 Dry powder inhalers  
A dry powder inhaler (1) is disclosed comprising first and second medicament reservoirs (2, 2a) and respective rotatable first and second metering members (5, 5a), which are urged into sealing...
8899232 Method and apparatus for improving the comfort of CPAP  
A low-cost CPAP apparatus in which, upon detection of the transition from inhalation to exhalation, the blower motor is de-energized to allow it to freewheel. When the pressure in the patient mask...
8887715 Low dose pharmaceutical powders for inhalation  
The invention relates to a method of delivering an agent to the pulmonary system of a compromised patient, in a single breath-activated step, comprising administering a particle mass comprising an...
8887720 Delivery of ultra pure nitric oxide (NO)  
A system for delivering a therapeutic amount of nitric oxide can include a reservoir including a restrictor with a length of at least 0.5 inch and at most 2 inches covered by a metal sheath, a gas...
8887721 Attenuation of vasoactive oxygen carrier-induced vasoconstriction  
Compositions and methods for preventing or reducing vasoconstriction in a mammal following administration of an artificial oxygen carrier (e.g., a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier) are disclosed....
8881724 Device and method for graphical mechanical ventilator setup and control  
An input device for a clinician to control and modify the operation of a mechanical ventilator comprises a graphical display, a representation of a respiratory therapy trajectory to be delivered...
8881726 Method of relieving pain associated with fractured ribs  
A method of relieving pain resulting from breathing in a patient with fractured ribs, wherein the pain interrupts the sleeping of the patient. A positive airway pressure machine is attached to the...
8875705 Protocol and methods for pulsating drug delivery  
An air delivery device (ADD) for applying fluid pressure pulses (FPP) to the mouth cavity of a patient at a predetermined frequency according to a protocol The ADD, comprises: a) an air blower for...
8851074 Breathing mask  
A breathing mask has a mask body, a mounting bracket and a universal connecting tube. The mask body has a first universal socket bracket having a first spherical recess. The mounting bracket is...
8851072 Supplemental air diffusion devices, kits and methods  
A supplemental air diffusion device is shaped and configured to be attached to the body or clothing of a patient below the head and deliver supplemental air toward the mouth and nose of the...
8844521 Air/oxygen ventilator system and method  
Provided is a portable ventilator system, including a ventilator supply system having a ventilator mask, an air/oxygen source and an air/oxygen regulator system, and including a communications...
8844520 Nebulizer apparatus and method  
A nebulizer for efficiently and reliably delivering aerosolized fluid to an inhaling patient is disclosed. The nebulizer includes a fluid channel air inlet and fluid channel air inlet valve...
8846112 Methods of distributing a pharmaceutical product comprising nitric oxide gas for inhalation  
Disclosed are methods of distributing a pharmaceutical product comprising nitric oxide gas. The methods include supplying a source of nitric oxide gas to a medical provider, informing the medical...