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6123072 Method and apparatus for breathing during anesthesia  
A method and apparatus are provided for ventilation of patients during general anesthesia. Breathing gas is supplied to the patient during anesthesia at a controlled volume above the functional...
6121881 Protective mask communication devices and systems for use in hazardous environments  
Protective mask communication systems are provided for use in hazardous environments, e.g., firefighting and hazardous waste clean-up operations. The systems allow wearers of protective masks...
6119684 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...
6119686 Apnea detection for medical ventilator  
An apnea detection system is disclosed for use with a medical ventilator and which detects the volume of gas delivered by the ventilator to a patient and also the volume of gas exhaled by the...
6116241 Method and apparatus for determining when a partially or completely collapsed lung has been opened  
A method and an apparatus for determining when a partially or completely collapsed lung has been opened are based on the fact that in the course of opening an alveolus by supplying a gas pressure,...
6109260 Nitric oxide administration device with timed pulse  
A respiratory therapy apparatus is disclosed that delivers a pulsed volume of NO containing therapeutic gas to a patient upon each inhalation of the patient. The NO delivery system includes...
6102038 Exhalation valve for mechanical ventilator  
An exhalation valve assembly for use in the mechanical ventilation of respiratory patients in which the PEEP valve and the exhalation valve are combined into a single valve mechanism, and which...
6098615 Method of reproducibly effecting a patient's glucose level  
Devices, packaging and methodology for efficiently and repeatably creating aerosolized bursts of an insulin containing formulation are disclosed. Devices are hand-held, self-contained units which...
6098620 Device for aerosolizing narcotics  
Devices, packaging and methodology for efficiently and repeatably creating aerosolized bursts of an analgesic (e.g., narcotic) containing formulation are disclosed. Devices are hand-held,...
6095986 Disposable anti-fog airway adapter  
A disposable anti-fog airway adapter for use with a mainstream respiratory gas analyzer which provides a measurement of a patient's inhaled and exhaled gases. The airway adapter includes windows...
6095140 Ventilator triggering device  
A device for triggering the inspiratory phase of a ventilator having a three-way connector with an inspiratory conduit and an expiratory conduit, each communicating with the ventilator and with a...
6092205 Device for automatically locking a power button in a computer  
A device for automatically locking a power button in a computer is to prevent a power button from operating by someone when the user uses a mouse. The device has a power button blocking part 100...
6089105 Tubing connector  
In a respiratory air flow measuring monitor, a tubing connector for connecting lumen tubing to the analyzer module includes a connector housing for attaching the tubing connector to the analyzer...
6085747 Method and apparatus for controlling sleep disorder breathing  
A method and device for controlling sleep disorder breathing utilizes variable multiple level pressures. A pressure source supplies compressed breathable gas at a relatively low pressure to the...
6082357 Mechanical ventilator  
A mechanical ventilator for ventilating a patient employs an air displacement member mounted for oscillating motion in a chamber; preferably the chamber is semi-cylindrical and the air...
6079412 Process and device for controlling and assisting natural breathing and mechanical respiration  
Procedure of mechanical support of natural respiration and process of an artificial respiration with simultaneous registration of mechanical cardiac action via measurement of electric impedance...
6076519 Passive inspiratory nebulizer system  
A hand-held nebulizer system is provided which nebulizes during the patient's inspiration cycle only. The system includes a universal sensor port adapter which is adapted to fluidly connect an...
6073630 Exhalation valve assembly  
A reciprocating pump particularly useful in ventilator apparatus includes a piston reciprocatable axially within a cylinder and dividing its interior into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber, a...
6067983 Method and apparatus for controlled flow sampling from the airway  
An apparatus and method for controlled flow sampling from the airway includes a mouthpiece, or a connector attached to a tube inserted in the subject's trachea, either of which is used to capture...
6062216 Sleep apnea detector system  
An apnea monitor and system for treatment includes a detector in a fixed console that projects a detection beam at a sleep surface. The detection beam is reflected off a patient on the surface and...
6044843 Moisture resistant airway adapter for monitoring constituent gases  
An airway adapter comprising a tubular portion having opposing windows in a predetermined spaced configuration. The windows have at least one surface which interacts with moisture condensed...
6041780 Pressure control for constant minute volume  
A method and apparatus for ventilating a patient wherein the inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) is adjusted as a function of minute volume. The IPAP is gradually adjusted over extended...
6024088 Breath synchronization control unit for gas feeder  
A breath-synchronization control unit for a gas feeder, capable of reliably detecting inhalation and supplying a gas, which serves to control the gas feeder to supply a gas from a gas source in...
6024090 Method of treating a diabetic patient by aerosolized administration of insulin lispro  
The need for the delivery of insulin by injection can be reduced or eliminated by delivering an aerosolized monomeric insulin formulation. Repeatability of dosing and more particularly the...
6014969 Disposable package for use in aerosolized delivery of antibiotics  
A disposable package, tape, and cassette are provided which makes it possible to hold and disperse therefrom liquid, flowable formulations including aqueous formulations (solutions or dispersions...
6012450 Intrapulmonary delivery of hematopoietic drug  
A method of treating human patients is provided by the intrapulmonary delivery of a formulation containing a hematopoietic drug. The formulation is automatically released in an aerosolized form...
6009871 Ventilating apparatus  
A ventilating apparatus includes a closed breathing loop (3) which is supplied with the gases needed for ventilation via a metering unit (9). The ventilating apparatus is improved in such a manner...
6000395 Avalanche and hyothermia protective system  
An avalanche and hypothermia protective system for detecting emergency situations and instances when a user is severely compromised by adverse atmospheric and climactic extremes, e.g. entombment...
6000397 Method and device for detecting a variation in a flowing medium  
In a method for detecting a variation, such as a variation in the concentration of a substance, in a flowing medium, a sample of the medium is made to flow past a sensor for detecting the...
5970973 Method of delivering insulin lispro  
The need for the delivery of insulin by injection can be reduced or eliminated by a method whereby an aerosolized insulin formulation is delivered to a patient's lungs and the rate at which the...
5960792 Device for aerosolized delivery of peptide drugs  
A method of treating human patients is provided by the intrapulmonary delivery of a pharmaceutically active peptide formulation. The formulation is automatically released in an aerosolized form...
5957124 Dynamic particle size control for aerosolized drug delivery  
Devices, packaging and methodology for creating aerosols are provided which allow for efficient and repeatable delivery of drugs to the lungs of a patient. Devices are hand-held, self-contained...
5954050 System for monitoring and treating sleep disorders using a transtracheal catheter  
An apparatus for augmenting ventilation of a patient and monitoring the patient's breathing patterns uses a transtracheal catheter. A substantially constant flow of oxygen/air is supplied through...
5953713 Method and apparatus for treatment of sleep disorder breathing employing artificial neural network  
A method and apparatus for treating sleep disorder breathing is disclosed having improved ability to accurately detect pharyngeal wall vibration or other apneic events. An interface or mask is...
5949337 Dual controlled personal alert safety system  
The present invention pertains to a small, lightweight personal alert safety system which has a self-contained battery powered electrical and electronic circuit which is automatically activated...
5937853 Ventilator for respiratory treatment  
A ventilator for respirator treatment includes a gas delivery unit and a regulating unit arranged to control the gas delivery unit to deliver gas to a patient according to prescribed parameter...
5937855 Flow regulating valve in a breathing gas delivery system  
A flow regulating system including a valve and a method for maintaining a constant gas flow rate at varying gas pressure by means of differential gas pressure applied to opposed sides of a valve...
5937854 Ventilator pressure optimization method and apparatus  
A method and apparatus for ventilator pressure and optimization administers fixed stepwise pressure changes to the lungs of a patient and measures the lung volume change resulting from each...
5934272 Device and method of creating aerosolized mist of respiratory drug  
Devices, packaging and methodology for efficiently and repeatably creating aerosolized bursts of a formulation of respiratory drug are disclosed. Devices are hand-held, self-contained units which...
5931161 On-airway respiratory gas monitor employing transformed infrared signals  
The respiratory gas analyzer (10), in one embodiment, is used for in-stream analysis of a patient breathing circuit (12). The analyzer includes a source (12) of infrared illumination, a modulator...
5931160 Ventilator control system and method  
A ventilator control system controls a ventilator pneumatic system in a medical ventilator. The ventilator control system includes a user interface, a memory and a processor. The user interface...
5931159 Lung ventilator  
A lung ventilator for supplying a mixture of oxygen and air to a patient as inspiration gas. The lung ventilator includes a compressor having an intake line for taking in oxygen and gas and...
5931162 Ventilator which allows spontaneous inhalation and expiration within a controlled breathing mode  
A ventilator has an inspiration section for supplying respiratory gas to a respiratory system of a patient and an expiration section for conveying respiratory gas from the respiratory system is...
5931163 Valve for setting the flow of a flow medium  
A device with a valve for setting the flow of a flow medium, which has a passage channel with an inlet opening and with an outlet opening for the flow medium, and with a tongue-like valve element,...
5925831 Respiratory air flow sensor  
The air flow sensor for a respiratory air flow measuring systems includes a tubular member for providing an air passageway for the flow of air between a patient and a ventilator. The passageway...
5926779 Portable diving computer  
Diving computer includes a pressure sensor, a timer, a processing unit and a display screen. The processing unit processes the pressure and time data according to a given algorithm and shows on...
5918597 Peep control in a piston ventilator  
A piston ventilator is provided which advantageously monitors the positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in a patient circuit for supplying breathable gas to a patient, and controls a shiftable...
5915381 Breathing apparatus and method for controlling same  
In a method and apparatus for controlling breathing of a patient, momentary compliance is calculated during an inspiration. The calculated momentary compliance is then compared to a threshold...
5915378 Creating an aerosolized formulation of insulin  
Devices, packaging and methodology for efficiently and repeatably creating aerosolized bursts of an insulin containing formulation are disclosed. Devices are hand-held, self-contained units which...
5904141 Sleep apnea treatment apparatus with reset feature  
Improved methodology and apparatus for the clinical study and treatment of sleep apnea which incorporates one or more of the following features: (1) application of mono-level, alternating high and...