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6626176 Method and device for switching the inspiration or expiration phase during CPAP therapy  
A method and a device for switching to the inspiration or expiration phase during CPAP therapy are disclosed. By means of a first high threshold value and a second low threshold value non-specific...
6622726 Breathing apparatus and method  
A positive airway pressure assist breathing apparatus or ventilator system has a gas delivery unit, an inspiration line connected to the output of the gas delivery unit for connecting the gas...
6612307 Oxygen conserver  
An oxygen conserver having sensing and delivery ports simultaneously connected with a patient by a dual cannula. Inhalation by a patient produces a partial vacuum to move a sensing diaphragm to a...
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...
6606993 Integrated physiologic sensor system  
An embodiment of the present invention comprises a system for monitoring the physiologic status of a plurality of individuals wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mask. Each SCBA...
6604523 Apparatus and methods for enhancing cardiopulmonary blood flow and ventilation  
According to the invention, methods and devices for increasing cardiopulmonary circulation induced by chest compression and decompression when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation are...
6603273 Fast accelerating flow generator power supply  
Methods and apparatus for the supply of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation by motor-driven blowers, and having fast acceleration between treatment pressures, are described. A blower (12)...
6601583 Ventilator wherein operation is modifiable dependent on patient sounds  
A ventilator for respiratory care, intended for connection to a patient, avoids needless alarms, caused by a patient's attempts to speak and needless suffering because of the patient's inability...
6595212 Method and apparatus for maintaining airway patency  
A method is provided for effecting improved airway ventilation of a patient during sleep which involves delivering a burst or pulse of pressurized air through the patient's nose and into the...
6588423 Method and device responsive to myoelectrical activity for triggering ventilatory support  
A method and device for triggering ventilatory support to assist the patient's respiration. Myoelectrical activity of a patient's respiratory-related muscle is sensed to detect respiratory effort,...
6581595 Positive airway pressure device with indirect calorimetry system  
A device and method for applying positive airway pressure to a patient includes an indirect calorimetry system for measuring a patient's resting energy expenditure (REE). The device includes a...
6575163 Method for calculating the instantaneous inspired volume of a subject during ventilatory assistance  
The apparatus provides for the determination of the instantaneous phase in the respiratory cycle, subject's average respiration rate and the provision of ventilatory assistance. A microprocessor...
6568391 Oxygen therapy apparatus  
An oxygen therapy apparatus for supply of oxygen to patients. The device comprises an inlet port (17) for receiving high pressure oxygen from a cylinder and an outlet port (1) for supplying oxygen...
6546930 Bi-level flow generator with manual standard leak adjustment  
An apparatus for delivering a breathing gas to a patient includes a display, a storage device programmed to hold different purge hole leak profiles for a variety of mask types, and a selection...
6536433 Directional valve  
A directional valve for respiratory devices has a valve body and a valve seat whose contact surface with the valve body is primarily horizontal. In order to enhance and reinforce the directional...
6537228 Apnea detector with artifact rejection  
A method and apparatus in an apnea detector monitor impedance pneumographic respiratory signals and heart rate of a patient. Magnitudes of excursions of the respiratory signals are monitored to...
6536424 Anatomical mouthpiece with retaining wings and method of use  
A mouthpiece includes a wall having an anterior section and a plurality of posterior sections. Retaining wings are coupled to the anterior section. The retaining wings conform to the anatomy of...
6532960 Automatic rise time adjustment for bi-level pressure support system  
An apparatus and method for a bi-level positive airway pressure support in which the rise time from the expiratory positive airway pressure to the inspiratory positive airway pressure is...
6532956 Parameter variation for proportional assist ventilation or proportional positive airway pressure support devices  
A system and method for providing a pressure support therapy administered to a patient, where at least one parameter associated with the pressure support therapy is varied according to a time-base...
6532958 Automated control and conservation of supplemental respiratory oxygen  
Methods and systems for supplying supplemental oxygen to patients for use in sub-acute care which maintains healthy blood oxygen content in the patients by controlled dosing of oxygen with a...
6530372 Automatic respiration under positive airway pressure  
The present invention provides an automated respiration method involving positive airway pressure. The method comprises a step for measuring the respiratory gas flow and comparing it with a...
6526974 Pressure control in CPAP treatment or assisted respiration  
The pressure of breathable gas exiting a flow generator is controlled by adjusting the efficiency of the flow generator. In one embodiment, a baffle plate of a control element can restrict the...
6526973 Apparatus and methods for assisting cardiopulmonary resuscitation  
According to the invention, methods and devices for increasing cardiopulmonary circulation induced by chest compression and decompression when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation are...
6516800 Neonatal patient ventilator circuit  
A disposable neonatal patient ventilator circuit for an automatic ventilator. All components that are exposed to contamination from the patient are packaged together in a disposable unit external...
6484719 Method for providing ventilatory assistance in a spontaneously breathing subject  
The apparatus provides for the determination of the instantaneous phase in the respiratory cycle, subject's average respiration rate and the provision of ventilatory assistance. A microprocessor...
6475156 Apparatus for the diagnosis or treatment of respiratory sleep disorders and operating process  
The apparatus includes a motorized turbine making it possible to deliver a stream of respiratory gas under variable or constant pressure into a patient circuit linked to a user. In the process an...
6474333 Method for purging a medical fluid administration system  
A method for purging an undesired fluid, such as NO2, from a fluid gas administration system, such as an NO gas administration system. In normal operation, the system supplies NO to the patient...
6467479 Method and apparatus for delivering a measured of a gas  
The present invention uses a ventilator and a series of valves to deliver a special gas into a patient. The present invention finds use in the field of MRI imaging. Attached to the tube extending...
6459933 Remote control arrhythmia analyzer and defibrillator  
A method for providing medical treatment to a patient at a location away from a medical facility comprises monitoring at least one physical parameter of a patient that is located away from a...
6457472 Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory support to a patient  
A ventilatory support system which controls the flow of breathing gas to a patient based on the physiological requirements of the patient is disclosed. Gas pressure in the trachea of the patient...
6446630 Cylinder filling medical oxygen concentrator  
Apparatus for use with a medical oxygen concentrator for supplying oxygen enriched air to a patient and to a cylinder filler. The apparatus includes a flow control valve which is controlled by a...
6439229 Pressure support ventilation control system and method  
A system and method of controlling the termination of the inhalation phase in a pressure support ventilation system is disclosed, in which an expiratory trigger sensitivity, or ratio of...
6431171 Controlliing gas or drug delivery to patient  
An apparatus is provided for controlling gas delivery to a patient, to maintain effective respiratory function. The apparatus includes sensors for monitoring one or more physiological variables...
6427690 Combined oxygen regulator and conservation device  
A combination flow regulator and conservation device, for oxygen gas or oxygen concentrated gas, attachable to an oxygen tank or wall outlet of a master oxygen system and containing a gas...
6425396 Sensing valve motion limiting mechanism for respiratory equipment  
Respiratory equipment coupled in interruptible fluid communication between a recipient and a source of pressurized respiratory gas and adapted for controlling delivery of the pressurized gas to...
6415792 Anesthesia machine with head worn display  
An anesthesia machine with a head worn display includes a gas delivery system and a patient monitor system cooperating in such a manner as to monitor the anesthesia and vital parameters of a...
6411843 Method and apparatus for producing a model EMG signal from a measured EMG signal  
A model EMG signal is produced from a measured EMG signal that includes a patient's EMG signal and ECG signal by processing the measured EMG signal to produce a logic signal that is in a first...
6398739 Device and method for nonclinical monitoring of breathing during sleep, control of CPAP treatment and preventing apnea  
Patient may operate a CPAP system to deliver appropriate airway pressure home. A patient's apnea problem can be diagnosed at home without supervision with a CPAP device which delivers a...
6397845 Apparatus for gas delivery  
An apparatus for controlling gas delivery to a patient is disclosed, wherein delivery is adapted to maintain a physiological sleep state. The apparatus includes a monitoring device that monitors...
6394088 Oxygen-delivery system with portable oxygen meter  
An oxygen-delivery system comprises a portable oxygen meter including a low-pressure oxygen inlet, a low-pressure oxygen outlet, and an exhale-inhale sensing port, an oxygen-supply source...
6392555 Medical equipment warning device  
The medical equipment warning device is employed in combination with a power operated medical treatment machine such as a sleep apnea treatment machine. The warning device includes a DC relay with...
6390092 Device and method for using oscillatory pressure ratio as an indicator for lung opening during high frequency oscillatory ventilation  
A method for detecting optimal lung volume and determining the maximum lung compliance of a patient on high frequency oscillatory ventilation includes the steps of measuring the peak-to-peak...
6390088 Aerosol inhaler  
In an aerosol inhaler it is proposed that a thermal sensor 5 be arranged in the region of the atomization nozzle 4, which sensor, following the actuation of an actuating element and the triggering...
6378520 Variable pressure and flow control for a pneumatically-operated gas demand apparatus  
Pneumatically operated gas demand equipment coupled in interruptible fluid communication between a recipient and a source of pressurized respiratory gas and adapted for controlling delivery of the...
6371113 Zero flow pause during volume ventilation  
An improved system for making an accurate determination of the patient's compliance and airway resistance by ensuring that the flow to and/or from the patient at the end of a ventilator pause is,...
6371114 Control device for supplying supplemental respiratory oxygen  
Methods and systems for supplying supplemental oxygen to patients for use in sub-acute care which maintains healthy blood oxygen content in the patients by controlled dosing of oxygen with a...
6371115 Device for the supply of a gas from a respirator/anaesthesia device to a bedridden patient  
A device for the supply of a gas from a respirator/anaesthesia device to a bedridden patient has at least one gas tube and a connecting interface, which can be connected to the patient, and an...
6363933 Apparatus and method for controlling the administration of CPAP treatment  
Methods and apparatus for determining the occurrence of an apnea, patency and/or partial obstruction of the airway are disclosed. Respiratory air flow from a patient is measured to give an air...
6360745 System and method for controlling the start up of a patient ventilator  
The invention is directed to a ventilation control system and method of powering up a patient ventilator for detecting if a patient is connected to the ventilator when the ventilator is initially...
6357438 Implantable sensor for proportional assist ventilation  
A ventilator system using an implantable respiration sensor ventilator and a method for providing a proportional respiration assist are provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The...