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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...
9022947 Respiration impedance measuring device and respiration impedance display method  
Continuous measurement of breathing impedance with extremely high precision is enabled by executing noise elimination. A loudspeaker applies an air vibration pressure by an oscillation wave to an...
9008750 Method for determining the ventilation of a lung  
In a method for determining the ventilation of a lung of an object under examination by magnetic resonance imaging, at least two first lung-representing image data sets are acquired at different...
8986216 Process for leak testing, device and respirator  
A process is provided for leak testing in a respirator (10) with overpressure operation. An indicator of a breathing gas consumption is compared with an indicator of an expiration volume and a...
8967140 Controlling drug delivery apparatus  
A drug package comprising a plurality of drug vials containing drugs for delivery to a patient in a drug delivery device; and a data carrier including drug treatment information for use by the...
8936556 Minute ventilation-based disordered breathing detection  
A respiration pattern of a number of respiration cycles is detected and breath intervals (BI) and tidal volume (TVOL) measurements of each of the respiration cycles are respectively determined. An...
8938299 System for treating sleep disordered breathing  
A system is disclosed for applying a treatment therapy for sleep disordered breathing. The system includes a sensing module configured to sense physiologic conditions and an implantable pulse...
8932227 System and method for CO2 and oximetry integration  
The disclosed embodiments relate to a patient monitor for evaluating a patient. The patient monitor may comprise a capnometer that is adapted to receive at least a portion of exhaled flow from the...
8915861 Adaptor for collecting expiratory information and biological information processing system using the same  
An adaptor is adapted to be attached on a face of the subject to collect expiration gas of the subject. An airway case is formed with a chamber, and adapted to be coupled with a carbon dioxide...
8911380 Respiration monitoring system and method  
A respiration monitoring system includes a thermoelectric generator that may be mounted within a mask enclosure or free-standing, covering all or part of the nose and/or mouth of a subject. A...
8914107 Ventilation sensor rate response normalization and calculation  
A cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device can extract ventilation information from thoracic impedance or other information, and adjust a delivery rate of the CRM therapy. A tidal volume of a...
8905024 Flow rate compensation for transient thermal response of hot-wire anemometers  
Systems and methods are described for application of a transitory corrective modification to a hot-wire anemometer flow voltage and/or calculated flow rate to compensate for transient thermal...
8888711 Flow sensor  
A bi-directional flow sensor is adapted for reducing pneumatic noise during pressure sensing with a flow passing through the flow sensor. The flow sensor comprises a hollow, tubular member having...
8858457 Method and device for the automatic evaluation and analysis of a capnogram and computer program for implementing the method as well as computer program product with such a computer program  
A method implemented, e.g., as software and a device operating according to the method for the automatic evaluation and analysis of a capnogram are provided. Measured values for an expired...
8851073 Patient interface having an integrated system for communicating data to a ventilator  
A medical device may include a patient interface for use in a breathing assistance system, an electronic device coupled to the patient interface, and one or more electrical conductors at least...
8834848 Flow and volume regulated inhalation for treatment of severe oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma  
A drug and device combination system used in a method for treatment of patients suffering from severe and oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma and other respiratory diseases requiring a treatment...
8834387 Detection of airway resistance  
An airflow signal corresponding to the breathing of the patient is obtained. A section corresponding to inspiration, having a front portion and a middle portion, is found within the airflow...
8834379 Indicator for fluid resuscitation  
A system for providing an indication of cardiovascular function, includes a respiration input (1) for receiving a respiration-related signal indicative of a physical property of respiration gases...
8814806 Device for determining a condition of flow in a respiration system  
A device for detecting the condition of flow in a respiration system combines the function of a nonreturn valve with the function of flow measurement in a common device. The device includes a...
8808194 Methods and systems for endobronchial diagnostics  
Methods and systems for targeting, accessing and diagnosing diseased lung compartments are disclosed. The method comprises introducing a diagnostic catheter with an occluding member at its distal...
8795189 System and method for determining pulmonary performance from transthoracic impedance measures  
A system and method for determining pulmonary performance from transthoracic impedance measures is provided. Transthoracic impedance measures collected by an implantable medical device are...
8790271 Portable device for calculating consumed calories  
A portable device for measuring a consumed calories includes: a respiration measurement device measuring an amount of air inhaled into a user's nose to acquire and output a respiration signal; a...
8790270 Method device and system for monitoring lung ventilation  
A method of monitoring lung ventilation of a subject is disclosed. The method comprises recording signals from a plurality of sensing location on the chest of the subject, at least a portion of...
8771205 Cough detector  
A device for detecting and counting coughing events is provided. In one embodiment a sensor for sensing and transducing low frequency and high frequency mechanical vibrations, sends signals to a...
8775093 Pattern recognition system for classifying the functional status of patients with pulmonary hypertension, including pulmonary arterial and pulmonary vascular hypertension  
A method employing pattern recognition techniques for identifying the functional status of patients with Pulmonary Hypertension is described. This method describes a process by which sets of...
8753286 Spirometer with replaceable flow tube  
The invention relates to a spirometer for measuring pulmonary respiration of a test subject, comprising a body and a sensor unit, wherein the sensor unit can be interchanged with further sensor...
8740805 System and method for anticipating the onset of an obstructive sleep apnea event  
Systems and methods for detecting a general breathing event and for anticipating an onset of an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) event. The method for detecting a general breathing event includes...
8740808 Adaptive temperature sensor for breath monitoring device  
A system and method for sleep monitoring, diagnosing and sensing temperature and pressure for a breathing cycle of a patient including a sensing device suitable for both nasal and oral breath...
8728000 Method and device for carrying out a signal-processing viewing of a measurement signal that is correlated to the respiratory activity of an individual  
The invention relates to a method and device for carrying out a signal-processing viewing of a measurement signal that is correlated with the respiratory activity of an individual, for example, of...
8728059 System and method for assuring validity of monitoring parameter in combination with a therapeutic device  
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for assuring validity of monitoring parameters in combination with a therapeutic device. An exemplary embodiment of the present technique...
8721560 Implantable medical device with sleep apnea detection control and method  
A method for use in an implantable medical device comprises the steps of monitoring respiration with an amplifier having a gain, generating a moving apneic threshold based on recent respiration...
8721561 Method and apparatus for analyzing pulmonary performance  
A pulmonary testing device and method are provided that measure an inspired volume of a selected gas component. In one configuration, the selected gas component is injected into the device in an...
8696589 Method and system for heart failure status evaluation based on a disordered breathing index  
An evaluation of heart failure status is provided based on a disordered breathing index. Patient respiration is sensed and a respiration signal is generated. Disordered breathing episodes are...
8696592 Breath biofeedback system and method  
A breath biofeedback method and system for encouraging a subject to modify respiration. The system includes a thoracic volume input module measuring thoracic volume data of the subject and a...
8692677 Wake-up assisting apparatus and wake-up assisting method  
Disclosed herein is a wake-up assisting apparatus including: an electrode which comes into contact with the parietal of the human body; a signal processing part which detects brain waves through...
8670943 Systems and methods for applying scaling laws of tree structures  
Methods are provided for determining flow resistance within at least a portion of a vessel, whereby at least a partial biological tree image is obtained and resistance is calculated therefrom...
8668901 Use of a glucocorticoid composition for the treatment of severe and uncontrolled asthma  
Methods, devices and compositions for treatment of severe and uncontrolled asthma are provided by which high amounts of an inhaled corticosteroid are directed to the small airways of the lower...
8663127 Method and device for determining a volume related to the lungs of a patient  
A device is directly or indirectly connectable to a patient for determining a volume related to the lungs of the patient. The device has an inspiration part through which a breathing gas passes...
8657757 System and methods for the measurement of lung volumes  
A method for determining a pulmonary volume change includes: receiving a respiration event from a subject in an airflow chamber; interrupting the respiration event by an occlusion of the airflow...
8652065 Breathing transition detection  
Detecting transitions in a breathing cycle which includes using a second derivative 54 of a flow waveform 51 to find breathing transitions 51c in the waveform 51.
8646447 Systems, methods, and/or apparatuses for non-invasive monitoring of respiratory parameters in sleep disordered breathing  
In certain example embodiments, an air delivery system includes a controllable flow generator operable to generate a supply of pressurized breathable gas to be provided to a patient for treatment...
8641637 Method of measuring an acoustic impedance of a respiratory system and diagnosing a respiratory disease or disorder or monitoring treatment of same  
The present invention provides a method of measuring an acoustic impedance of a respiratory system. The method comprises selecting a frequency range for an acoustic wave, directing the acoustic...
8639313 System for the assessment of sleep quality in adults and children  
Systems and methods for assessment of sleep quality in adults and children are provided. These techniques include an apparatus worn above the forehead containing the circuitry for collecting and...
8636671 Wearable respiration measurement apparatus  
A wearable respiration measurement apparatus including: an eyeglass frame having a nose flap which is formed in such a manner as to cover a user's nose; and an induced current generation device...
8632473 Detecting worsening heart failure based on fluid accumulation with respiratory confirmation  
A medical device monitors a level of fluid accumulation, e.g., pulmonary edema, and one or more respiratory parameters of the patient to detect worsening heart failure. The medical device may use...
8627821 Method and device for decreasing contamination  
Methods and devices to determine rate of particle production and the size range for the particles produced for an individual are described herein. The device (10) contains a mouthpiece (12), a...
8628480 Methods and systems for monitoring respiratory data  
This invention provides methods and systems for non-invasively determining the presence (and amount) or absence of dynamic hyperinflation in a subject. The invention is based on a novel...
8607797 Airflow restriction system  
Airflow restriction systems are described herein which may be used to treat various disorders by creating expiratory positive airway pressure while providing for patient comfort regardless of the...
8603007 Data binning method and system for estimating respiratory airflow from body sound signal  
Data binning methods and systems for estimating a subject's respiratory airflow from a body sound signal detected by an acoustic sensor on the subject's body. The methods and systems operate in a...
8603006 Method and apparatus for detecting ineffective inspiratory efforts and improving patient-ventilator interaction  
A method and system for detecting an ineffective effort of a patient being mechanically ventilated by a ventilator comprises (i) monitoring a respiratory flow of air of the patient after said...