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8844525 Method and apparatus for detecting and treating heart failure  
Devices and systems provide methods of detecting a heart failure condition of a patient that may be based on one or more respiratory parameters of a patient. In an example embodiment, a monitoring...
8844527 Methods, systems and apparatus for paced breathing  
Methods, systems and/or apparatus for slowing a patient's breathing by using positive pressure therapy. In certain embodiments, a current interim breathing rate target is set, and periodically 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...
8844526 Methods and systems for triggering with unknown base flow  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing novel back-up ventilation that allows the patient to trigger or initiate the delivery of breath. Further, this disclosure describes...
8844531 System, method and respiration appliance for supporting the airway of a subject  
A respiration appliance, system, and method for supporting the airway of a subject as the subject breathes. The flow of gas from the lungs of the subject during exhalation is leveraged to provide...
8826907 Systems and methods for determining patient effort and/or respiratory parameters in a ventilation system  
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a method for respiratory support is described that includes measuring a...
8800558 Session-by-session adjustment of a device for treating sleep disordered breathing  
A method is disclosed for operating a device that treats sleep disordered breathing (SDB) during successive treatment sessions, where the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during...
8800557 System and process for supplying respiratory gas under pressure or volumetrically  
The object of the invention is a device for supplying respiratory gas to a patient according to respiratory cycles, comprising a gaseous flow rate generator provided with a turbine with low...
8801619 Photoplethysmography for determining ventilation weaning readiness  
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a system and method for determining a likelihood of successful ventilator weaning for a patient undergoing mechanical or assisted ventilation....
8794235 System and method for treating ventilatory instability  
A therapy system adapted to treat a patient's ventilatory instability using a ventilatory therapy, a gas modulation therapy, or both. The algorithm implemented by the therapy system monitors the...
8798701 Functional near-infrared spectroscopy as a monitor for depth of anesthesia  
Disclosed are methods and devices for measuring a state of anesthesia in a noninvasive manner. Optical techniques may be used to measure changes in a functional near-infrared (fNIR) signal, where...
8794233 Nitrous oxide anesthetic administration system  
The present invention is a method and system for administering nitrous oxide. The system includes a fluid control system for controlling the flow of nitrous oxide and oxygen to the patient. A...
8789526 Methods and apparatus for controlling mask leak in CPAP treatment  
A method of operating a device for treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB), wherein the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during sleep, includes determining whether treatment...
8789529 Method for ventilation  
The disclosure describes a method for automatically initiating ventilation, controlling ventilation, transitioning a ventilator to subject controlled ventilation, and weaning a subject from...
8789530 Closed loop respiratory support device with dynamic adaptability  
The disclosure provides an automatic system based on the dynamic adaptability strategy for controlling oxygen concentration in blood of patients with fluctuating oxygen needs. The system monitors...
8783250 Methods and systems for transitory ventilation support  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing a transitory ventilation support breath type during ventilation of a patient. The disclosure describes a novel breath type that provides...
8776793 Methods and devices for sensing respiration and controlling ventilator functions  
Improved methods and devices are described for sensing the respiration pattern of a patient and controlling ventilator functions, particularly for use in an open ventilation system. A ventilation...
8776792 Methods and systems for volume-targeted minimum pressure-control ventilation  
The systems and methods include providing a volume-targeted minimum pressure-control breath type during ventilation of a patient. The system and methods provide a novel breath type that allows an...
8770193 Methods and devices for sensing respiration and controlling ventilator functions  
Improved methods and devices are described for sensing the respiration pattern of a patient and controlling ventilator functions, particularly for use in an open ventilation system. An apparatus...
8757153 Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of double triggering during ventilation  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory parameters, analyzing those parameters and providing useful notifications and recommendations to clinicians....
8757152 Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of double triggering during a volume-control breath type  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory parameters, analyzing those parameters and providing useful notifications and recommendations to clinicians....
8752549 Airway pressure release ventilation  
A pressure support system (50) and method includes delivering a first flow of gas (D) to the patient having first and second positive pressure levels that alternate with one another in a plurality...
8752547 Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly  
A method of controlling treatment of respiratory conditions of a patient includes determining a signal representative of patient respiratory flow. The signal is analyzed to determine (i) the...
8755857 Optimized gas supply using photoplethysmography  
The present invention relates to optimized gas supply utilizing photoplethysmography. Flow rate, pressure or amount of gas adjusted as a function of blood oxygen saturation data,...
8752546 System and method for mobilizing occlusions from a breathing tube  
A method for mobilizing an occlusion from a breathing tube is presented. The method includes automatically mobilizing the occlusion from the breathing tube by regulating an inspiratory flow, an...
8750953 Methods and systems for alerting practitioners to physiological conditions  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for monitoring a patient to produce a signal representing a blood oxygen concentration. The signal may be analyzed to determine...
8746248 Determination of patient circuit disconnect in leak-compensated ventilatory support  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for detecting disconnect conditions in a ventilator. The disclosure describes a model-based enhancement to conventional disconnect detection. The...
8746247 System and method for treating lung disease using positive pressure airway support  
A method of treating lung disease, such as asthma or COPD, is provided that includes delivering positive pressure support to an airway of a patient during a plurality of respiratory cycles, and...
8739789 Respiratory apparatus with improved flow-flattening detection  
In a respiratory apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea and other disorders associated with an obstruction of a patient's airway and which uses an airflow signal, an obstruction index is generated...
8733347 Device for detecting the improper adjustment of a ventilatory support machine used on a mammal  
A device for detecting the improper adjustment of a ventilatory support machine used on a mammal. The device (12) includes measuring elements (40) for taking a measurement, as a function of time,...
8733351 Method and apparatus for providing 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...
8720441 Determining patient-ventilator breath contribution index in spontaneously breathing, mechanically ventilated patients  
The present invention relates to a system and method for determining a patient-ventilator breath contribution index in a spontaneously breathing, mechanically ventilated patient. A patient's...
8720442 Systems and methods for managing pressure in a breathing assistance system  
A breathing assistance system for providing breathing assistance to a patient is provided. The breathing assistance system may include a ventilation system for supplying a gas flow, a conduit...
8720440 System and method of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient  
A method and system for delivering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient. The method and system provide a known desired quantity of the pharmaceutical gas to the patient independent of the respiratory...
8714152 Ventilator with limp mode  
A method of operating a ventilator that includes steps of (a) providing a specified ventilation therapy to a patient through a ventilator according to a specification; (b) determining and storing...
8714154 Systems and methods for automatic adjustment of ventilator settings  
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and devices for respiratory support. As one example, a ventilation system is disclosed that includes a computer readable...
8714153 Method for selecting a device adapted to treat disordered breathing  
A method for selecting a device adapted to treat disordered breathing includes determining a number of characteristics associated with at least a portion of the airway of a patient, comparing each...
8707952 Leak determination in a breathing assistance system  
Systems and methods for estimating a leak flow in a breathing assistance system including a ventilation device connected to a patient are provided. Data of a flow waveform indicating the flow of...
8707953 Respiratory apparatus with improved flow-flattening detection  
In a respiratory apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea and other disorders associated with an obstruction of a patient's airway and which uses an airflow signal, an obstruction index is generated...
8701665 Automatic control system for mechanical ventilation for active or passive subjects  
A method and an apparatus for controlling a ventilator to automatically adjust ventilation assistance to an active or passive subject. The method includes determining volume and flow rate of gas...
8701664 Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea  
Apparatus (1) for relieving dyspnoea in an ambulatory exercising subject comprises a housing (3) to be worn on the subject, and within which a variable speed air blower motor (5) is located for...
8701663 System and method for determination of transpulmonary pressure in a patient connected to a breathing apparatus  
A breathing apparatus (1) is disclosed that is adapted to determine a transpulmonary pressure in a patient (125) when connected to said breathing apparatus. A control unit (105) is operable to set...
8695593 Weaning and decision support system for mechanical ventilation  
A system for mechanical ventilation treatment is described. In one embodiment the system provides advice on treatment and/or weaning of patients from mechanical ventilation based on the patient's...
8695594 System and method of automated lung recruitment maneuvers  
A method of providing a recruitment procedure to a patient includes monitoring at least one derecruitment event. A score is calculated for the at least one derecruitment event. A derecruitment...
8695595 Method and apparatus for treating Cheyne-Stokes respiration  
A system and method for delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient. The system monitors a characteristic that varies based on variations of the flow of the breathing gas and...
8695599 Control valve for respiratory devices  
The invention relates to a respiratory device for keeping a patient breathing artificially or support his or her breathing naturally. Said respiratory device comprises an air inlet, an air source,...
8695587 Controlled inhaler for distributing inhalant according to inhalation velocity  
An inhaler is provided that includes a controller, a driver, an atomizer and one or more sensors for detecting information about a velocity of inhalation of a user of the inhaler. The controller...
8695596 Weaning from ventilation using capnography  
Devices and systems for monitoring weaning of a subject from a respiratory ventilator including a processing logic configured to characterize distinct patterns in a series of CO2 waveforms, the...
8689787 Apparatus for respiratory support and non-invasive detection of alveolar derecruitment for patients suffering from respiratory failure  
There is described an apparatus (1) for respiratory support and non-invasive detection of alveolar derecruitment for patients suffering from respiratory failure. Such an apparatus (1) generally...
8689788 Oxygenation procedures for newborns and devices for use therein  
The present invention relates to methods and systems for resuscitation of an infant which maintains healthy blood oxygen saturation values in the infant by titration of supplemental oxygen...