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9038633 Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding high delivered tidal volume  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory data to provide useful notifications and/or recommendations. Indeed, many clinicians may not easily identify...
9027552 Ventilator-initiated prompt or setting regarding detection of asynchrony 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....
9028423 Distinguishing closed and open respiratory airway apneas by complex admittance values  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for determining the occurrence of a closed or open apnea. Respiratory air flow from a patient is measured to give an air flow signal. The determination of an...
9022030 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....
9022028 Oxygen supply device  
An oxygen supply device, preferably a pilot oxygen supply device, has an oxygen source and at least one oxygen mask. A breathing regulator is arranged between the oxygen source and the oxygen...
9022031 Using estimated carinal pressure for feedback control of carinal pressure during ventilation  
This disclosure describes systems and methods for configuring a ventilator to estimate the carinal pressure to minimize the work of breathing due to a breathing tube. A patient's carina is a...
9022032 System for controlling apnea  
An implanted stimulation device or air control device are activated by an external radar-like sensor for controlling apnea. The radar-like sensor senses the closure of the air flow cavity, and...
9016277 Compressed air control device for a CPAP device and corresponding CPAP system  
A compressed air control device for a CPAP device comprises a pressure measuring device for measuring a variation of the pressure in a hollow body of the CPAP device and for generating a...
9010327 Energy relief control in a mechanical ventilator  
The present invention relates to a solution for controlling the pressure/flow of breathing gas to a mechanical ventilator (4) by using an energy of breathing analysis and further to provide a...
9004065 Device for providing a breathing gas  
A device for providing a breathing gas, in particular to a device for conditioning a breathing gas for stimulating weight reduction of a breathing creature. The device includes a gas supply...
9004069 Method of detecting endotracheal tube misplacement  
A method of intubating a subject is disclosed. The method comprises inserting an endotracheal tube into the tracheal airway of the subject; inflating a cuff associated with the endotracheal tube...
8991392 Pressure adjustment method for CPAP machine  
A positive airway pressure apparatus is automatically adjusting. Pressure increases in response to apnea events when the apparatus is in one or more responsive states. Pressure does not increase...
8991393 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...
8985106 Methods and devices for the detection of hypopnoea  
Automated methods provide hypopnea detection for determining a hypopnea event and/or a severity of a hypopnea event. In some embodiments, a calculated short-term variance of a measured respiratory...
8985111 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...
8985108 Mechanical ventilation mask fit status indication  
Indicating fit status of a mask in communication with a respiratory assistance device is disclosed. Upon initiating a therapeutic gas delivery from the respiratory assistance device to the mask,...
8985109 Method and apparatus for resolving upper airway obstruction, resistance or instability  
A CPAP apparatus has a variable rise time (iii) from a base level of positive air pressure during expiration (EPAP) to a higher level during inspiration (IPAP). The rise time is adjusted in order...
8985107 Method, arrangement and computer program product for respiratory gas monitoring of ventilated patients  
A method, device, and computer program product for improving accuracy of a respiratory gas measurement from a subject ventilated at a predetermined respiration rate through a ventilator. A...
8985098 CPR volume exchanger valve system with safety feature and methods  
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...
8973578 Apparatus for respiratory support and non-invasive detection of alveolar derecruitment for patients suffering from respiratory failure  
Apparatus for respiratory support and non-invasive detection of alveolar recruitment/derecruitment provides air supply to a patient at a base pressure and an additional pressure which can be...
8973574 System for respiratory emergencies  
A portable resuscitation system is provided. The system includes a housing for enclosing a ventilation device and a vital signs tracking device. The housing is anatomically designed for use as a...
8960192 System and method for quantifying lung compliance in a self-ventilating subject  
The lung compliance of a subject that is at least partially self-ventilating is determined. The quantification of lung compliance may be an estimation, a measurement, and/or an approximate...
8955513 Automatic continuous positive airway pressure treatment system with fast respiratory response  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for providing continuous positive airway pressure for treating sleep apnea. The method comprises the steps of providing a breathing gas flow...
8950399 Method for automatically controlling a ventilation or breathing system as well as a corresponding ventilation or breathing system  
A method is provided for automatically controlling a ventilation or breathing system with a ventilation unit (7), which is controlled by a control unit (5), in order to deliver an assist pressure...
8944052 Apparatus and methods for delivery of therapeutic agents to mucous or serous membrane  
A method, apparatus, and system are provided for mucous membrane therapy. The method includes receiving at least one body signal from a patient; detecting a condition of the patient based on the...
8939149 Air delivery system  
An air delivery system is provided. The air delivery system includes a PAP device having a flow generator, a patient interface, a processor and a connector, and at least a removable sensing device...
8939148 Process for the automatic control of a respirator  
A process is provided for the automatic control of a respirator for changing over (triggering) between consecutive phases of respiration (inspiration and expiration phases), wherein a pneumatic...
8939150 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...
8931483 Determination of apnea/hypopnea during CPAP treatment  
CPAP treatment apparatus is disclosed having a controllable positive airway pressure device. A sensor generates a signal representative of patient respiratory flow that is provided to a...
8925545 Methods and devices for treating sleep apnea  
A ventilation apparatus for treating sleep apnea is provided. A ventilator controlled by a control system may deliver ventilation gas through a ventilation gas delivery circuit to a ventilation...
8925546 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...
8919344 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...
8915249 Systems and methods for conserving oxygen in a breathing assistance device  
A system and method for conserving oxygen in a breathing assistance device are disclosed. A method may include delivering breathable gas with a first average oxygen concentration during a first...
8910633 Method for estimating leaks from ventilator circuits  
Gas leakage from a ventilator circuit and patient interface is estimated by a method that relies on breath-by-breath or time-to-time variability in the pattern of pressure delivery by the...
8910632 Energy trigger  
A method and apparatus for facilitating breathing using a mechanical breathing gas ventilator is presented. The patient effort is deduced from a measured flow signal and analyzed with respect to...
8905025 Closed loop control system for a high frequency oscillation ventilator  
A control system for a high frequency oscillating ventilator (HFOV) includes an oscillator controller and a mean airway pressure (MAP) controller. The HFOV includes a reciprocating piston which is...
8899231 Methods for providing expiratory pressure relief in positive airway pressure therapy  
A method of operating a CPAP apparatus in which the interface pressure is controlled to rapidly drop at the start of expiration by an expiratory relief pressure (ERP) that is independent of...
8900353 Oxygen concentrator system  
An oxygen concentrator system includes a portable unit and a base unit. The portable unit includes an air separation device. The base unit includes a vacuum pump. The portable unit is moveable...
8899232 Method and apparatus for improving the comfort of CPAP  
A low-cost CPAP apparatus in which, upon detection of the transition from inhalation to exhalation, the blower motor is de-energized to allow it to freewheel. When the pressure in the patient mask...
8893716 Disposable breathing assistance device with manometer  
A disposable breathing assistance device with manometer for monitoring the pressure within the device is capable of providing CPAP and in some embodiments includes a deflection face to prevent...
8893717 Systems and methods of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient  
Methods and systems for delivering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient. The methods and systems provide a known desired quantity of the pharmaceutical gas to the patient independent of the...
8887724 Oxygen sensor seat assembly, oxygen sensor assembly, and anesthesia machine  
An oxygen sensor seat assembly, an oxygen sensor assembly, and an anesthesia machine are disclosed.
8881727 System and method for providing feedback to a subject regarding reception of positive airway support therapy  
A system and method provide feedback to a subject regarding compliance to a positive airway pressure support therapy regime. The feedback is provided to the subject in real-time (or near...
8881725 Method and device for determining a level of ventilatory assist to a patient  
A method and device determine a level of mechanical ventilatory assist to be delivered to a patient. A patient's neural respiratory drive is measured and multiplied by an existing amplification...
8875708 Ventilation device and method for CPR  
Embodiments are directed to a ventilation device and method to be used on a patient during CPR. In one embodiment, the ventilation device comprises a housing having at least one opening for...
8869795 Methods and apparatus for the sytematic control of ventilatory support in the presence of respiratory insufficiency  
A method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance to a spontaneously breathing patient An error signal (56) is computed that is the difference between a function of respiratory airflow...
8870784 Precision of xenon content measurement in a ventilatory anesthesia apparatus  
The invention relates to an apparatus for the ventilatory anaesthesia of a patient by administration of a gas containing gaseous xenon that comprises a main gas circuit (CP) and a means for...
8863742 Control unit and display unit for an EMG controlled ventilator  
A control unit for controlling a ventilator that provides EMG controlled ventilation to a patient receives EMG signals from an esophageal catheter inserted into the patient and selects, dependent...
8857430 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 Respiratory airflow is...
8844524 CPAP mask and system  
A continuous positive air pressure (“CPAP”) or ventilator system includes a mask and an air flow generator. The air flow generator is mounted or provided to the mask's wearer. In one embodiment,...