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7727160 Ventilator patient synchronization  
A method and apparatus that provides an expert system for determining respiratory phase during ventilatory support of a subject. Discrete phase states are partitioned and prior probability...
7726314 Nebulizer, filter or inhalant mask encouraging use thereof  
The present invention is a generally conical nebulizer, aerosol, filter or inhalant face mask for sealing against the atmosphere a wearer's mouth and nose, the improvement comprising a...
7721735 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...
7721736 Self-contained micromechanical ventilator  
The portable ventilator of the present invention provides a hands-free ventilatory support device in critical care, emergency, and resource-limited environments. The portable ventilator utilizes...
7717112 Positive airway pressure therapy management module  
A positive airway pressure therapy management module includes a user interface, a controller and memory. The module may include ports that capture data from a PAP device and/or from sensors. The...
7717110 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. A characteristic that varies based on variations of the flow of the breathing gas is monitored and used to...
7717111 Device for supplying a respiratory gas  
The invention relates to a device for supplying a respiratory gas to a patient within the scope of the diagnosis and/or the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders. The invention especially...
7717113 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...
7708015 Process for the automatic recording of pressure-vs.-volume curves during artificial respiration  
A process, system and device are provided for automatically recording pressure-vs.-volume curves during artificial respiration with a respirator. The inspiration pressure is increased during the...
7699053 Powered air-purifying respirator system  
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for operating powered air-purifying respirators safely in explosive atmospheres. The apparatus and method utilize a current control means for sensing a current...
7691070 Apparatus for monitoring the presence of secretions in the respiratory system of a patient  
An apparatus for monitoring the presence of secretions in an artificial respiratory system comprises at least one sensing element (20) to detect waves generated by said secretions and output a...
7690378 Methods, systems and devices for monitoring respiratory disorders  
Methods, systems and devices are provided for monitoring respiratory disorders based on monitored factors of a photoplethysmography (PPG) signal that is representative of peripheral blood volume....
7689275 Method and apparatus for determining an EMG signal  
A method and apparatus for filtering an electromyogram (EMG) signal from a raw signal which includes a contribution from an electrocardiogram (EKG) signal is disclosed. The method includes the...
7669598 Remote control and tactile feedback system and method for medical apparatus  
A system and method are for monitoring control signals provided to a medical apparatus bases upon tactile feedback from the apparatus. The system and method employ a monitoring signal indicative...
7669599 Mask ports  
Mask ports 180 for attaching supplemental oxygen tubes 510 or measurement devices to a respiratory mask are downwardly directed and recessed into the base 110 of the mask frame 100. The ports may...
7661428 Determination of leak and respiratory airflow  
Methods and apparatus for determining leak and respiratory airflow are disclosed. A pressure sensor (34) and a differential pressure sensor (32) have connection with a pneumotach (24) to derive...
7661426 Method for controlling the pressure supplied by a CPAP device, CPAP device and storage medium  
The present invention relates to a method for controlling the pressure supplied by a CPAP device. The method comprises repeated measurement of a respiratory air flow during operation of the device...
7654261 Automated system and device for management and dispensation of respiratory therapy medications  
A computerized, mobile respiratory therapy medication dispensing device, apparatus, system, and method having a mobile housing having a plurality of different size drawers for storing and...
7640932 Nasal cannula for acquiring breathing information  
A method of monitoring breathing of a patient with a nasal cannula. The method comprising the steps of forming the nasal cannula with at least one nare, and at least one nare having a primary...
7621270 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...
7621271 Device for the measurement of oxygen consumption  
Device for the measurement of oxygen consumption which, by use of a mixing chamber of small dimensions, allows compensation of the time delay between the measurement of the ventilation VE and that...
7617824 Ventilator adaptable for use with either a dual-limb circuit or a single-limb circuit  
A ventilator of the present invention includes a housing, a gas flow generator disposed in the housing, a gas outlet port provided on an exterior surface of the housing, and a first conduit...
7607432 Apparatus and method for the treatment of an upper airway flow limitation  
An apparatus and a method for the treatment of an upper airway flow limitation, the apparatus including a means to detect an interruption in an upper airway inspiratory flow rate of the patient...
7596413 Coordinated therapy for disordered breathing including baroreflex modulation  
An approach to providing disordered breathing therapy involves the use of a plurality of therapy devices to deliver a coordinated disordered breathing therapy regimen to the patient. The plurality...
7594508 Ventilation system employing synchronized delivery of positive and negative pressure ventilation  
A ventilation system is adapted to synchronize the delivery of both positive pressure ventilation and negative pressure ventilation to a patient. The ventilation system is structured to produce a...
7591265 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...
7588031 Measurement of a fluid parameter in a pressure support system  
A pressure support system has a motor, a switching element that supplies power to motor windings, and a blower coupled to the motor. Rotation of the blower elevates a pressure of fluid in a...
7584752 Device and process for controlling a respirator  
A device and a process for determining the change in the functional residual capacity (FRC) in a simple manner. Based on a first respiration phase for mechanical respiration, a recruitment...
7578294 Nasal continuous positive airway pressure device and system  
An nCPAP device including a generator body defining first and second fluid flow circuits each including a tube and first and second nozzles. The tube defines a passageway forming an axial...
7574246 Method and apparatus for the administration of CO  
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the administration of carbon monoxide (CO) to a patient. It allows the safe and effective use of carbon monoxide as a medicament.
7568483 Patient interface with respiratory gas measurement component  
A patient interface assembly for use with gas monitoring. The patient interface includes a mask shell having a portion that seals against the face of a patient and a mask attachment coupled to an...
7562657 Method and apparatus for non-invasive prediction of intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) in patients receiving ventilator support  
The present invention describes a method and apparatus for non-invasive prediction of the “intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure” (PEEPi) which is secondary to a trapping of gas, over and...
7556038 Systems and methods for controlling breathing rate  
A method and corresponding system for providing breathing cues includes monitoring respiration of a user and determining a user breathing frequency including an inspiration portion and an...
7537005 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...
7533670 Systems, methods and apparatus for respiratory support of a patient  
Spontaneous respiration is detected by sensors. An additional amount of oxygen is administered to the lungs via a jet gas current at the end of an inhalation procedure. Breathing volume,...
7530353 Apparatus and method for determining and displaying functional residual capacity data and related parameters of ventilated patients  
A ventilator for ventilating a patient has means integrated therewith for carrying out a determination of the functional residual capacity of the patient using an inert gas wash in/wash out...
7527054 Apparatus and method for controlling fraction of inspired oxygen  
A method and apparatus for operating a ventilator to control the fraction of pressure inspired oxygen (FiO2) to a patient that includes: providing a ventilator controller that includes a software...
7523752 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...
7520279 Pressure support ventilation of patients  
A methodology and apparatus for determining a target ventilation setting for delivering ventilatory support based upon a function of measured PCO2. Patient ventilation is measured over time during...
7516742 Method and apparatus for delivery of inhaled nitric oxide to spontaneous-breathing and mechanically-ventilated patients with intermittent dosing  
A device and method is disclosed for delivering NO to a patient. The device utilizes a single controller that controls two separate flow controllers to deliver an oxygen-containing gas and a...
7516743 Continuous positive airway pressure device and configuration for employing same  
A portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device is adapted for delivering gas under pressure to a patient. The CPAP device comprises a portable housing assembly, a motor blower unit...
7513875 Method and system for managing mechanical respiratory ventilation  
A system and computer implemented method for operating a respiratory ventilator ventilating a subject. One or more body signals obtained from the subject indicative of the subject's ventilation...
7500481 Apparatus to assist a patient's breathing with a variable ramp period to rise to treatment pressure  
An apparatus (1) to assist a patient's respiration by delivering air to a patient through a mask (20), including a ramp module (10) connected to a control unit (2) to provide the control unit with...
7490603 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin  
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...
7487773 Gas flow control method in a blower based ventilation system  
The invention is directed to a system and method for controlling the flow of gas from a medical ventilator into a patient's lungs. The control system provides for a non-linear feedforward...
7487774 Adaptive patient trigger threshold detection  
The present invention is a method and system for adaptively detecting a patient trigger threshold. The system and method uses fuzzy-logic control algorithm to detect an appropriate trigger...
7487775 Arrangement and method for controlling operational characteristics of medical equipment  
An arrangement and method is provided for controlling operational characteristics of medical equipment. A pressure sensor associated with the caregiver is arranged to sense changes in air pressure...
7484508 Method and device for monitoring and improving patient-ventilator interaction  
Method and apparatus for non-invasively determining the time onset (Tonset) and end (Tend) of patient inspiratory efforts. A composite pressure signal is generated comprising the sum of an airway...
7481216 Emergency oxygen system for aircraft passengers  
An emergency oxygen system is provided for aircraft passengers. The system includes at least one oxygen mask (2), with a sensor (4) for detecting at least one breathing characteristic value of a...
7478635 Breathing assistance apparatus  
The present invention may include an integral, separable or separate humidifier (100) which may be selectively configured to an inoperative or operative state. The switch over is dependent on the...