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7478634 Respiratory booster machine and method for enhancing ventilation  
The respiratory booster machine is configured to generate and transmit particularly designed and timely delivered vibrations to the lungs of a subject to improve ventilation, augment diffusion of...
7475685 Method and device for detecting leaks in respiratory gas supply systems  
The invention relates to a method and a device for detecting leaks in respiratory gas supply systems. Both the pressure and the volume flow of the respiratory gas are detected and the relevant...
7472702 Method and device responsive to diaphragmatic activity for adjusting positive pressure assist during expiration  
A method and device for controlling positive pressure assist to a patient during expiration, measure a level of electrical activity of a patient's respiration-related muscle during expiration. In...
7469697 Feedback system and method for sleep disordered breathing therapy  
Methods and systems involve monitoring one or more patient conditions using a monitoring device that is fully or partially implantable. Feedback information is developed based on the monitored...
7471259 Tank antenna  
An air tank for a self-contained breathing apparatus that incorporates a coil antenna for use in a magneto-inductive system. The coil antenna is formed as a part of the tank. The antenna is...
7462154 Sensor for measuring carbon dioxide in respiratory gas  
A sensor main unit 1 is axially split into three sub-segments. A light-emitting element 2 is attached to one end portion, and a light-receiving element 3 is attached to the other end portion. A...
7451762 Pressure sensing device with test circuit  
A pressure sensing device for coupling to a cannula and receiving respiratory breathing information from a patient to be monitored. The pressure sensing device comprising an exterior housing...
7448381 Respiration control apparatus  
A respiration control apparatus connected to a controlled body includes a respiration circuit having an inhalation circuit and an exhalation circuit. The inhalation circuit includes a first...
7448382 Pressure support system with active noise cancellation  
A medical device, such as a respiratory treatment device, having an active acoustic noise cancellation system. In one embodiment, the noise minimizing system includes at least one detector...
7448375 Method of treating diabetes mellitus in a patient  
Dosages of inhaled insulin are controlled within a narrow range by controlling the total volume of air inhaled by a patient. By repeatedly delivering aerosolized insulin with the same total...
7438073 Air assistance apparatus for computing the airflow provided by only means of pressure sensors  
An apparatus (1) to assist a patient's respiration by delivering air to a patient through a mask, the mask designed to be connected to a first extremity of a tube, the apparatus including: a...
7435220 Monitoring, system for cardiac surgical operations with cardiopulmonary bypass  
A monitoring system for cardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass comprising: a processor operatively connected to a heart-lung machine; a pump flow detecting device connected to a pump of...
7431035 Respiration-synchronous gas supplying device  
As a unit which functions to prevent variations in the respiration phases of a user, erroneous recognition due to disturbances such as vibrations of the supply unit and wind, discomfort to the...
7422014 Airflow monitor and breathing device and method  
An airflow monitor and breathing device having a flexible main band, an elongate main lead wire, and a nasal lead wire set, wherein the flexible main band, the main lead wire, and the nasal lead...
RE40402 Non-invasive method for optimizing the respiration of atelectatic lungs  
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus to identify alveolar opening and collapse of a lung. To automatically generate the settings of ventilator parameters in a simple and gentle way,...
7387124 Method of and device for snore detection  
The present invention provides a snore detection device comprising a pressure sensor for detecting vibration generated by the human body with respiration, a sound sensor for detecting sound...
RE40365 Portable emergency oxygen and automatic external defibrillator (AED) therapy system  
This invention provides a medical diagnosis and therapy system particularly adapted for the combined uses of emergency cardiac defibrillation and pulmonary oxygen administration, including...
7370650 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,...
7367337 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...
7367339 Neural networks in sedation and analgesia systems  
The present invention comprises systems and methods for handling large amounts of data prone to ambiguity and artifact in real-time in order to ensure patient safety while performing a procedure...
7353824 Self contained breathing apparatus control system for atmospheric use  
An electronic controller having at least one microprocessor controls the solenoid operated valve adding oxygen to the breathing loop of a closed circuit mixed gas rebreather with carbon dioxide...
7347205 Method for use with the pressure triggering of medical ventilators  
A method for providing a pressure reference level for pressure triggering a ventilator responsive to a spontaneous breathing attempt by a patient. In the method, the patient connection of the...
7341059 Breathing assistance apparatus  
A connector for resuscitating an infant or neonate is disclosed. The pressure is varied between Peak Inspiratory Pressure (PIP) and Peak End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) by the occlusion of the PEEP...
7337776 Methods for easing pain and anxiety from atrial or ventricular defibrillation  
Methods for easing a patient's pain and anxiety from atrial or ventricular defibrillation are disclosed. The methods include causing the patient to inhale a medical gas prior to activation of a...
7334578 System for automatically weaning a patient from a ventilator, and method thereof  
A patient ventilator system for automatically weaning a patient from a ventilator.
7325545 System and method for the automatic detection of the expiratory flow limitation  
The present invention refers to a system and a method for the automatic detection of the expiratory flow limitation of a subject. In an embodiment thereof the system for the automatic detection of...
7322356 Combination sleep apnea treatment  
A method for treating a patient diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea includes identifying a patient as having sleep apnea susceptible to a first positive airway treatment which is at a first...
7320321 Self-contained micromechanical ventilator  
The portable ventilator of the present invention provide a hands-free ventilatory support device in critical care, emergency and resource limited environments. The portable ventilator utilizes...
7320320 Determination of patency of the airway  
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...
7316231 Resuscitation kit system and method and pre-use protocols for a sedation and analgesia system  
The present invention provides a sedation and analgesia system having an emergency medical kit, where the medical kit is designed to meet the specific needs of medical emergencies related to the...
RE39966 Apparatus and method for generating pressure changes in a mammalian oral/throat cavity  
Predetermined pressure changes in the oral and throat cavity is achieved by inducing at least a partial vacuum in the mouth and throat area of a mammal in temporal coordination with the mammal's...
7308894 Apparatuses and methods for providing a conscious patient relief from pain and anxiety associated with medical or surgical procedures according to appropriate clinical heuristics  
A care system and associated methods are provided for alleviating patient pain, anxiety and discomfort associated with medical or surgical procedures. The system comprises: at least one patient...
7305988 Integrated ventilator nasal trigger and gas monitoring system  
An arrangement and method for detecting spontaneous respiratory effort of a patient receiving ventilatory support by a breathing circuit. The nasal cannula control system includes a nasal cannula...
7305987 Procedure for the control of a respirator device as well as apparatus for monitoring  
The procedure and the apparatus serve for the control of a respirator device which is used for the supply of breathable gas to a patient. At least one sensor for the capture of the time-wise...
7306657 Oxygen concentrating apparatus  
An oxygen concentrating apparatus including an output variable type compressor. Oxygen-concentrated gas may be supplied either continuously or synchronized with inhalation or timing of...
7302950 Patient interface for respiratory apparatus  
A patient interface assembly adapted to be connected to a gas supply pump to deliver breathable gas to the inlet of a patient's respiratory system comprises a supply conduit, a patient interface,...
7296573 Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient  
A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system involves applying a gain to flow rate of...
7275542 Bag-valve resuscitation for treatment of hypotension, head trauma, and cardiac arrest  
A device for manipulating intrathoracic pressures comprises a compressible bag structure, and an interface member coupled to the bag structure. A one way forward valve is coupled to the bag...
7275540 MRI/NMR-compatible, tidal volume control and measurement systems, methods, and devices for respiratory and hyperpolarized gas delivery  
Ventilator systems include: (a) a mass flow controller; (b) a gas delivery valve in communication with the mass flow controller and configured to selectively dispense a plurality of different...
7270128 Method and apparatus to counterbalance intrinsic positive end expiratory pressure  
The invention prevents dynamic airway compression during ventilatory support of a patient. The respiratory airflow is determined by measurement or calculation, and a measure of the degree of...
7270126 Ventilator breath display and graphic user interface  
The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of...
7267122 Method and apparatus for providing variable positive airway pressure  
A method and apparatus for treating a breathing disorder and, more particularly, a method and apparatus for providing a pressurized air flow to an airway of a patient to treat congestive heart...
7246618 Ventilation method and control of a ventilator based on same  
The invention provides an improved ventilation method and method for controlling a ventilator apparatus in accordance with same. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method of...
7222623 Portable drag compressor powered mechanical ventilator  
A ventilator device and system comprising a rotating compressor, preferably a drag compressor, which, at the beginning of each inspiratory ventilation phase, is accelerated to a sufficient speed...
7222624 Dual sensor oxygen therapy device  
Methods and apparatus for supplying respiratory oxygen to a patient where the oxygen flow is monitored so as to be control and conserve in response to the patient's pulse rate and blood hemoglobin...
7213594 Method and system to determine nasal resistance to airflow  
A method and related system to determine nasal resistance to airflow. Some of the exemplary embodiments may be a method comprising measuring an attribute of airflow through a first naris of a...
7210478 Ventilator monitor system and method of using 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 that is...
7198679 Method for determining an aspiration flow and time  
In a method and apparatus for determining an aspiration flow and an aspiration time during aspiration of a dead space, the aspiration is made more effective by determining the volume of the dead...
7188621 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...
7186221 Positive airway pressure system and method for treatment of sleeping disorder in patient  
Described are a positive airway pressure system and method for treatment of a sleeping disorder in a patient. The system includes a generator, a sensor and a processing arrangement. The generator...