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8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure  
Described herein is an apparatus that includes an endotracheal tube or airway device having a proximal end and a distal end and an occlusion cuff. The occlusion cuff includes a sensor for helping...
8365729 Computer controlled CPAP system with snore detection  
A CPAP apparatus is provided that determines the presence of a snore by the simplified method of using filtered expiratory noise as the measure of intrinsic device noise and comparing that to...
8365730 Method and system for classification of photo-plethysmographically detected respiratory effort  
Embodiments disclosed herein may include systems and methods for determining a patient's respiratory effort and blood oxygen saturation based on data acquired from a pulse oximetry sensor and...
8365728 Portable gas powered positive pressure breathing apparatus and method  
A portable positive pressure breathing apparatus includes a demand valve with a supply inlet port adapted to be connected to a pressurized source of oxygen and an outlet port adapted to be...
8360060 Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly  
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...
8353291 Systems and methods for compensating for pressure drop in a breathing assistance system  
A breathing assistance system configured to determine pressure drop may include a gas delivery system configured to deliver gas toward a patient, one or more sensors configured to measure one or...
8347878 Aerosol therapy device  
Aerosol therapy device comprising a nebuliser (10) for generating an aerosol and forming an aerosol flow, a first nosepiece (11) for introducing the aerosol flow into one of the two nostrils (12)...
8342178 Device for taking and analyzing breathing gas samples  
A device provided for taking and continuously analyzing and monitoring breathing gas samples from defined, current phases of breathing of a patient is equipped with a breathing gas line (1) and...
8336553 Auto-titration of positive airway pressure machine with feedback from implantable sensor  
Systems and methods for detecting and treating an obstructive sleep apnea event are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may use an electrical output generating ionic polymer metal composite...
8336546 Positive airway pressure system with head control  
The invention is directed to a positive airway pressure (PAP) system with a head mounted harness assembly with a housing and a head position sensor located within or secured to the housing that...
8333708 Positive airway pressure system and method for treatment of sleeping disorder in patient  
Described are a system and a method for monitoring breathing of a patient. The system may include a sensor measuring data corresponding to the patient's breathing patterns and a processing...
8333194 High flow therapy device utilizing a non-sealing respiratory interface and related methods  
A high flow therapy system including a microprocessor, a heating element a non-sealing respiratory interface and a sensor is disclosed. The heating element is disposed in electrical communication...
8327846 Positive airway pressure system with head position control  
The invention is directed to a positive airway pressure (PAP) system with a head mounted harness assembly with a housing and a head position sensor located within or secured to the housing that...
8327849 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...
8316849 Integrated ventilator with calibration  
An integrated respiratory ventilation system and method for its calibration is described. The system includes a ventilator having air conduits, transducers adapted to emit signals proportional to...
8321007 Apparatus and method to determine functional lung characteristics  
An apparatus for determining functional lung characteristics of a patient includes an electrical impedance tomography (EIT) imaging device adapted to record the impedance distribution within a...
8316847 Automatic positive airway pressure therapy through the nose or mouth for treatment of sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders  
A method of providing ventilatory support or treatment of sleep disordered breathing, implemented using an electrically operated and computer controlled fan or blower, a gas delivery tube, and an...
8312877 Modular medical care system  
A modular medical care system, housing a plurality of different modules providing different functions used in delivering healthcare to a patient, includes a plurality of different modules...
8312879 Method and apparatus for airway compensation control  
A method for controlling a mechanical ventilator that is supplying medical gas to a patient via an endotracheal tube. A pressure is measured from a patient end of an endotracheal tube. The...
8307827 Automated inspiratory muscle training for patients receiving mechanical ventilation  
A system and method for automated inspiratory muscle strength exercise includes software for setting a mechanical ventilator for a pressure regulated breath with an initial pressure target that is...
8297281 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...
8297280 Inhaler  
An object of the present invention is to enhance the inhalation efficiency by causing liquid droplets to be borne on an air flow in an early stage of inhalation in an inhaler. According to one...
8281787 Bio-mask with integral sensors  
A system including a mask to detect an EEG signal and to deliver a gas, the mask having a forehead support extending from the body and adapted to contact a forehead surface of the patient during...
8276585 Systems and methods for visualizing pressures and pressure responses to sleep-related triggering events  
Systems and methods for visualizing patient treatment data collected while a patient suffering from sleep-disordered breathing is treated are provided. For example, according to certain example...
8276584 Conserving device for breathable gas  
A pneumatic oxygen conserving device for supplying oxygen to a user via a single-tube cannula is described. Inhalation is sensed by negative pressure in an output line 11 which causes a sensing...
8267085 Leak-compensated proportional assist ventilation  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for leakage when during delivery of gas from a medical ventilator in a proportional assist mode to a patient. The technology...
8261742 Method and apparatus for adjusting desired pressure in positive airway pressure devices  
Systems and methods for adjusting a desired pressure in a positive airway pressure (PAP) device are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes: a) providing breathing gas under positive...
8256418 Determination of leak during CPAP treatment  
In a CPAP or positive pressure ventilation system, leak is determined at each instant by a lookback for a time as long as single breath to establish the start of an averaging window over which...
8256419 Method and device using myoelectrical activity for optimizing a patient's ventilatory assist  
The present invention relates to a method and device for determining a level of ventilatory assist to a ventilator-dependent patient, in which a critical threshold of a respiration-related feature...
8251061 Methods and systems for control of gas therapy  
A gas therapy system involves sensing the blood gas concentration of the patient and adapting a gas therapy based on the sensed gas concentration. Disordered breathing may be detected bases on...
8251062 Breathing assistance device, and method of regulation  
A breathing assistance device having: a turbine for generating flow of pressurized respiratory gas, a duct for carrying pressurized gas to a patient, a mechanism to control gas pressure capable of...
8230857 Expiratory pressure regulation in a ventilator  
The invention pertains to a ventilator that delivers a flow of gas to an airway of a user, and to communicate a flow of gas from the airway of the user in a controlled manner. The ventilator...
8230858 Controlling the operation of a respiratory gas monitor  
A method for controlling a respiratory gas monitor device, which includes at least one respiratory gas analyzer, a gas sampling line, a gas pump for sucking sample(s) of respiratory gas from the...
8228187 Wireless monitoring device  
An exemplary embodiment of a wireless monitoring device includes a sensitive patch with a sensor for sensing a body part and generating a signal. A wireless transmitter includes a first connection...
8225789 Pressure support ventilation of patients  
A methodology and apparatus for determining ventilator settings including an end expiratory pressure setting, pressure swing, resistive unloading and target ventilation for delivering ventilatory...
8225796 Respiratory therapy system including a nasal cannula assembly  
A nasal cannula, for supplying a respiratory gas to a patient, comprising: a pair of spaced apart supply lines which each have a head at one end thereof with a discharge opening therein. The...
8220456 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...
8221319 Medical device for assessing intravascular blood volume and technique for using the same  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for determining a physiologic parameter of a patient. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention include methods and...
8220458 Artificial airway interfaces and methods thereof  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing artificial airway interfaces for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations....
8220457 Administration of CPAP treatment pressure in presence of apnea  
A method and CPAP apparatus for automatically adjusting a continuous positive airway treatment pressure delivered to a patient responds in different manners according to the type of breathing...
8215302 Discontinuous positive airway pressure device and method of reducing sleep disordered breathing events  
A Discontinuous Positive Airway Pressure (DPAP) device and method of using the same for reducing sleep disordered breathing events, such as sleep apnea and snoring. The DPAP device provides...
8201558 Method for operating an anesthesia or ventilation apparatus having a trigger function and device therefor  
A method for operating an anesthesia/ventilation apparatus (11) avoids cardiogenic triggering of a triggered ventilation stroke. An apparatus (11) for carrying out the method of the invention is...
8186346 Self-automated titration system and method  
A method of titration using a combination continuous flow and pulse flow portable oxygen concentration system (system) with a patient includes: a) providing the system in a continuous flow mode...
8186344 Method and system to control mechanical lung ventilation  
The present disclosure refers to a system to control mechanical lung ventilation with volume band, more particularly a system to manage respiratory cycles in patients. Preferably, said respiratory...
8181649 Tube system for ventilation appliances  
The invention relates to a three-arm tube system for a ventilation appliance suitable for invasive ventilation. Such a ventilation appliance includes an active inhalation valve and an active...
8176915 End-tidal gas estimation system and method  
An apparatus and method of using an end-tidal gas value taken from an non-intubated patient that includes measuring a plurality of gas concentration values, determining an end-tidal gas value from...
8172766 Integrated sleep diagnosis and treatment device and method  
The present invention relates to an integrated sleep diagnosis and treatment device, and more particularly to an integrated apnea diagnosis and treatment device. The present invention additionally...
8166972 Antiseptic mask and method of using antiseptic mask  
The invention is an antiseptic mask, comprising a canister configured to store an antiseptic agent, one or more filters adapted to receive the antiseptic agent and a housing comprising a...
8166971 End-tidal gas estimation system and method  
An apparatus and method of indicating the reliability of an end-tidal gas value that includes measuring a plurality of gas concentration values, measuring a plurality of ventilation values,...
8156937 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...