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8151790 Volume exchanger valve system and method to increase circulation during CPR  
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...
8146591 Capnometry system for use with a medical effector system  
Disclosed is a capnometry apparatus for receiving respiratory gas from a respiratory cannula positioned on a patient. An integrated host controller alerts a user if the capnometry apparatus is...
8146592 Method and apparatus for regulating fluid flow or conserving fluid flow  
Fluid flow regulators and fluid conservers are disclosed. An exemplary fluid conserver may be operated in one of an intermittent mode of operation and a continuous mode of operation. Further, the...
8136521 Auto-titration bi-level pressure support system and method of using same  
A bi-level pressure support system and method of treating disordered breathing that optimizes the pressure delivered to the patient during inspiration and expiration to treat the disordered...
8122884 Double-ended blower and volutes therefor  
A double-ended variable speed blower for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) ventilation of patients includes two impellers in the gas flow path that cooperatively pressurize gas to desired...
8122883 Medical ventilator and method of controlling same  
Embodiments of the present invention described and shown in the specification and drawings include a system and method for monitoring the ventilation support provided by a ventilator and...
8122885 Adjustment of ventilator pressure-time profile to balance comfort and effectiveness  
The invention is a ventilator whose servo-controller adjusts the degree of support by adjusting the profile of the pressure waveform as well as the pressure modulation amplitude. As the...
8113197 Respiratory mask assembly  
A flow regulation vent for venting washout gas to atmosphere and for regulating flow from a pressurized gas supply includes a fixed portion adapted to engage a gas supply conduit; a spring force...
8113198 Self-contained breathing system  
A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source...
8109269 Method of automatically controlling a respiration system and a corresponding respirator  
A method of automatically controlling a respiration system for proportional assist ventilation with a control device and with a ventilator. An electrical signal is recorded by electromyography...
8109268 Device for detecting a gas volume flow  
A device is provided for detecting a gas volume flow, especially for a respirator. The device includes a flow sensor, which surrounds a lumen for guiding the gas volume flow, and the flow sensor...
8109272 Carbon dioxide-sensing airway products and technique for using the same  
An airway device is provided that may track the flow of respiratory gases through the device with sensing elements at a plurality of locations along the gas flow path of the device. Such a device...
8104471 Apparatus and method for surveying flow signals  
The invention is directed to an apparatus and a method for surveying and analyzing flow signals that can be picked up by means of flow measuring arrangements in the flow through breathing gas...
8104470 Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disordered breathing  
Methods and systems involve coordinating therapies used for treating disordered breathing. Disordered breathing therapies may include cardiac electrical stimulation therapy and external...
8100123 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...
8091549 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...
8085144 Equipment and method for identifying, monitoring and evaluating equipment, environmental and physiological conditions  
A system and method are disclosed for identifying monitoring and evaluating hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions. The system may be worn by safety personnel to detect equipment conditions...
8079363 Inhaler  
An inhaler and a direct current power supply voltage control device with a relatively simple structure that output a predetermined drive voltage according to a specified time interval to a drive...
8070853 Apparatus and method of providing concentrated product gas  
In one aspect, a product gas concentrator is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus may include: a first process separating absorbable components from a source gaseous mixture, a second...
8066004 System and method for providing a breathing gas  
Systems and methods for providing a breathing gas are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes sensing a sensed parameter associated with delivery of the breathing gas, changing a control...
8066003 Method for improving control and detection precision of tidal volume by a calculation introduced with R value  
The present invention discloses a method for improving control and detection precision of tidal volume by introducing R value, comprising the steps of: a plateau pressure Pplate is used to...
8061354 Apparatus and method for supplying a respiratory gas  
An apparatus for supplying a respiratory gas to a patient within the scope of the diagnosis and/or the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders includes an electronic signal processing...
8061351 Dose dispensing system and apparatus  
A dispensing system for medication comprising a dispenser (55, 56) into which the canister (60) of medication is placed. The dispenser has a locking mechanism for selectively preventing dispensing...
8061353 Method and apparatus for delivering a dose of a gaseous drug to a patient  
A method and device that can vary the dose of a gaseous drug provided to a patient based on a comparison of the normal resting breath rate for each individual patient and the current breath rate...
8056559 Characterisation of mask systems  
A method and a CPAP apparatus for characterizing mask systems provided. The CPAP apparatus can be calibrated by including sensors configured to measure flow and pressure. When the flow generator...
8056556 Inhaler nozzle maintenance apparatus and method  
A medication dispenser includes a thermal drop generator ejector head. Medication is maintained in a pressurized container connected to a valve under the control of control electronics and to a...
8042537 Method of providing interactive pressure support  
A method of employing a pressure generating system that provides a pressure therapy to the pulmonary system of a patient and to enable the patient to interact with the pressure support system, for...
8028701 Respiratory monitoring  
A patient interface in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention is configured to be at least partially carried by a patient and to receive gas exhaled by the patient. The patient...
8028695 Apparatus and system for reducing mechanical ventilator noise  
A sound dampening apparatus to be disposed in pneumatic connection with a respiratory support system. The respiratory support system may comprise a source of medical gas, a plurality of pneumatic...
8025052 System and method of monitoring respiratory events  
A system and method of monitoring a patient, that in one embodiment, comprises determining a flow of gas generated by respiration of the patient, identifying a respiratory event entry and a...
8021309 Algorithm for automatic positive air pressure titration  
An algorithm for measuring the breathing of a patient for diagnosing breathing disorders and for controlling a breathing aid device for treating a patient. Sensors record pressure and flow rates...
8020555 System and method for improved treatment of sleeping disorders using therapeutic positive airway pressure  
Described is a method and system providing therapeutic positive airway pressure to a particular area of patient's airways. The system may include a flow generator and a processing arrangement. The...
8015971 Method and apparatus for humidification of breathable gas with profiled delivery  
A method and apparatus for delivering breathable gas to a user includes a humidifying unit that is controllable to humidify the gas in accordance with a variable humidity profile such that the gas...
8011365 Mechanical ventilation in the presence of sleep disordered breathing  
A method for controlling operation of a CPAP apparatus. The apparatus has a blower (2), a patient interface (6), an air delivery conduit (8) for delivering air from the blower (2) to the patient...
8011366 Method for acclimating a CPAP therapy patient to prescribed pressure  
A method for acclimating a CPAP therapy patient to a prescribed pressure while the patient falls asleep. During an initial startup period, the CPAP apparatus applies a therapeutic IPAP pressure to...
8012240 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Apparatus and method of providing concentrated product gas
 
In one aspect, a product gas concentrator is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus may include: a first process separating absorbable components from a source gaseous mixture, a second...
8006696 Monitor for measuring improvement in involuntary breathing  
The present invention is a breathing improvement monitor that continuously measures involuntary breathing. The monitor is a sensor apparatus that is attached to a patient's mask which is connected...
7997271 Apparatus and method for mask free delivery of an inspired gas mixture and gas sampling  
This disclosure is of a mask-free device for supplying sufficient gas to a medical patient and for more accurately sampling the exhalation gas of the patient. The device includes a flexible body...
7992557 Gas supply device for sleep apnea  
An apparatus is provided for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. The apparatus measures and/or calculates the inspiratory air flow,...
7992561 Carbon dioxide-sensing airway products and technique for using the same  
An airway device is provided that may track the flow of respiratory gases through the device with sensing elements at a plurality of locations along the gas flow path of the device. Such a device...
7992556 Drug delivery in association with medical or surgical procedures  
Disclosed are various methods and devices for facilitating medical and/or procedures that are performed without “general anesthesia,” which is also described in the specification as the state of...
7987848 System and method of integrating anesthesia agent monitoring in a respiratory carestation  
The present invention is a system and method for integrating anesthesia agent monitoring in a respiratory carestation, wherein the respiratory carestation is configured to be compatible with a...
7987847 Characterisation of mask systems  
A method and a CPAP apparatus for characterizing different mask systems, e.g., masks and hoses, are provided. The apparatus can be calibrated for different mask systems and hoses by including...
7981193 Method of controlling a gas separating apparatus  
A method of controlling an apparatus for separating product gas and non product gas from an air supply, the concentration of the product gas produced by the apparatus being variable depending on a...
7983730 Method for acquiring respiratory disease-related analysis data, oximeter system, operation program product for oximeter system, oximeter, and oxygen supply system  
An oximeter system includes a blood oxygen saturation detector for detecting blood oxygen saturation information of a subject, a body motion detector for detecting body motion information of the...
7971588 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator  
A method of treating a patient with a pulmonary disease, where the method includes delivering a dose of aerosolized medicament intermittently to a ventilator circuit coupled to the respiratory...
7967012 Ventilatory assistance for treatment of cardiac failure and Cheyne-Stokes breathing  
Method and apparatus for the treatment of cardiac failure, Cheyne Stokes breathing or central sleep apnea are disclosed. A subject is provided with ventilatory support, for example positive...
7967759 Endoscopic system with integrated patient respiratory status indicator  
The system 10 includes an endoscopic probe 20 and an expired air sampling device 24 functionally connected to a control console 28. In use, the endoscopic probe 20 is routed through a body lumen...
7963283 Myoelectrically activated respiratory leak sealing  
The method and system are for sealing/unsealing (regulating) airway leaks occurring between the ventilator circuit and respiratory airways during lung ventilatory support in response to...
7958892 Air delivery system  
An air delivery system includes a controllable flow generator, a primary controller, and an auxiliary controller. The flow generator is operable to generate a supply of pressurized breathable gas...