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9038636 Laryngeal mask  
A device for maintaining an airway in a patient comprises mask having a peripheral portion that forms a seal with the larynx when the mask is positioned in the laryngo pharynx to thereby prevent...
9027559 Laryngeal mask airway device with airway tube having flattened outer circumference and elliptical inner airway passage  
The disclosed laryngeal mask airway device includes an inflatable cuff and an airway tube. The inflatable cuff defines a central opening at least when inflated. The cuff is insertable through a...
9031638 Multiple channel tracheal tube placement device and technique for using the same  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure such as a carina. The distance...
9023314 Surface treatment for a medical device  
A surface coating for a medical device is provided that may prevent or slow the formation of medical biofilms on the surface of the device. Covalent attachment of certain analogues of N-acyl...
9022024 System and method for airway manipulation  
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the airway, such as to treat obstructive sleep apnea. An implant is positioned within the body with respect to the airway. The spatial...
9022036 Patient ventilating and aspirating system  
A patient ventilating (23) and aspirating system (8) is disclosed that has a suction tube (9) and connector (6) for connecting to a catheter mount that has a scaled passageway (15). The catheter...
9010319 Method and device for supporting and retaining medical appliances  
A device (11) for supporting and retaining medical appliances (10), such as tracheal cannulas and stoma stents, in the neck of a patient comprising supporting means (12) for supporting and...
9010334 Cheek pouch anchor  
The cheek pouch anchor, formed of a resilient filament, fits within a user's cheek pouch. The anchor dynamically spans a user's inter-occlusal space and lip opening as a user's jaws open and...
9010326 Compressible connector for an inner cannula  
A tracheal tube assembly includes an outer cannula configured to be positioned in a patient airway and an inner cannula configured to be disposed inside the outer cannula. The tracheal tube...
9010333 Cuffed medical tubes  
A cuffed silicone tracheostomy tube has two tapered recesses on its outer surface in which opposite ends of a resilient cuff are bonded using an adhesive or solvent. Two shallow ribs extend around...
9010332 Expandable inter vivos tube  
A flexible expandable inter vivos tube includes at least one arched segmented portion, a corresponding movable element and at least one positioning mechanism. The at least one arched segmented...
9004070 Tracheotomy tube set  
A tracheotomy tube set is provided with a tracheotomy tube including: a cannula including a connecting member at a proximal end and a bellows member joining to the connecting member, a balloon...
8997745 Tracheostomy tube combination radial snap and bayonet cannula connector  
A medical device tube having extended retention tabs with notches therein for improved coupling of an inner cannula connector to an outer cannula connector. The medical device tube comprises an...
8991396 Endotracheal tube with two ports  
An endotracheal tube apparatus with two ports. The first port extends from a patient's mouth in a direction substantially in line with the patients oral cavity. The second port extends from a...
8992468 Oral mouthpiece and method for the use thereof  
The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral...
8991397 Airway assembly for tracheal intubation  
In some embodiments, an airway assembly may be used in a procedure that requires tracheal intubation. The airway assembly may include a first conduit, a sleeve, and a stent. The first conduit and...
8978658 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway  
A supraglottic airway of the type used to facilitate lung ventilation and the insertion of endo-tracheal tubes or related medical instruments through a patient's laryngeal opening where the shield...
8978657 Dual-lumen tracheal tube with shaped lumen divider  
Various embodiments of a tracheal tube having a shaped divider disposed therein for separation of a tracheal tube into multiple ventilation lumens are provided. In some embodiments, the divider...
8974486 Device and method for maintaining unobstructed nasal passageways after nasal surgery  
Methods and devices for maintaining nasal passages open after nasal surgery are provided. The post-operative device includes a first tubular member with a first proximal end and a first distal...
8973573 Bite block with airway mount  
A bite block 20 for use during transoral medical procedures has a main lumen 42 and a side mount 110 for receiving a separately inserted airway 160. The airway 110 may be a commercially available...
8968511 Medical device and technique for using the same  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include indicia that facilitate attachment of the cuff relative to...
8957173 Resin product for medical use and respiration-assisting tube  
Disclosed is a respiration-assisting tube whereby tissue damages in vivo can be prevented and, as a result, inflammatory reactions and infections can be avoided. The respiration-assisting tube is...
8955518 Methods, systems and devices for improving ventilation in a lung area  
Methods, systems and devices are described for new modes of ventilation in which specific lung areas are ventilated with an indwelling trans-tracheobronchial catheter for the purpose of improving...
8936025 Tracheostomy tube and technique for using the same  
A molded tracheostomy tube may provide enhanced comfort for a patient. A unitary molded coating over areas of the tracheostomy tube that come into contact with the patient's skin may prevent...
8931477 Adjustable oral airway devices, and adjustable oral airway kits  
Some embodiments include oral airway assemblies that can include a body having an opening extending from a first end of the body to a second end of the body with the body having upper and lower...
8932261 Valve assembly for respiratory systems  
An adapter assembly including a manifold and a valve assembly. The valve assembly includes a seat and a valve body having a circular base and a wall. The wall extends from a trailing side of the...
8925549 Flow control adapter for performing spirometry and pulmonary function testing  
A breathing circuit for a tracheostomized patient provides respiratory care and pulmonary function testing. The breathing circuit includes a flow control adapter that directs an inspiratory flow...
8905030 Tracheal tube with connector insert  
A tracheal tube assembly includes a connector body, a cannula extending from the connector body, and an insert that provides rigidity to the connector body and retains the cannula in the connector...
8905029 Airway system with carbon dioxide sensor for determining tracheal cuff inflation and technique for using the same  
An airway management device is provided that may adjust the inflation level of a cuff associated with an endotracheal tube. The cuff inflation may be adjusted in response to an increase in carbon...
8899235 Tracheal tube connector devices and methods  
Various embodiments of tracheostomy tube assemblies including a cannula, a cap, and a flange are provided. The cannula includes a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end being adapted to be...
8899225 Percutaneous dilational device having balloon retention mechanism  
A device for dilating an opening through the tracheal wall of a patient includes a loading dilator. A balloon catheter is received in the lumen of the dilator such that the balloon extends distal...
8893719 Intra-oral continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) interfaces  
The present invention provides intra-oral interfaces, systems and methods for preventing sleep apnea, the interfaces comprises a conduit adapted to receive continuous positive airway pressure...
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...
8887717 Introducer for surgical airway catheters  
An introducer for a surgical airway catheter has a proximal handle; a curved, rod-shaped main section; an opening-enlarging region; and a rod-shaped distal tip, sized to receive the catheter tube....
8887718 Low profile heat and moisture exchanger device for tracheotomy and speaking valve  
A heat moisture exchange device received on a speaking tube mounted on an end of a tracheotomy tube. The heat moisture exchange device has a housing in which the air moves in a turbulent manner...
8887716 Supraglottic tube for inserting a larynx mask  
A supraglottic tube is provided, which despite certain softness has high compressive strength in the proximal distal direction and an adjustable radius of curvature. The supraglottic tube includes...
8887730 Dual-lumen tracheal tube with assembly portion  
The present disclosure describes systems and methods having a dual-lumen tube with an assembly end. The assembly end may be molded and coupled to an extruded portion of the tube to form a complete...
8888748 Tube-fixing plaster  
A fixing plaster (10) for fixing tubes, hoses or catheters, in particular a tube-fixing plaster (10) for fixing endotracheal tubes in particularly user-friendly form.
8887729 Tracheostomy tube assemblies having spherical bearing elements  
Various embodiments of tracheostomy tube assemblies including a first subassembly and a flange subassembly are provided. The first subassembly includes a connector and a first spherical bearing...
8881734 Cheek path airway  
The cheek path airway fits a path between a user's lips and through the user's cheek pouch and rear-jaw gap, avoiding the user's bite. It provides supplemental air to a user's rear-mouth cavity...
8886290 Method and system for determining placement of a tracheal tube in a subject  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure, such as a carina. The...
8880150 System for determining an orientation of a tracheal tube in a subject  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining an orientation of the inserted tube in a subject. The orientation information may provide an...
8863746 Device and method for placing within a patient an enteral tube after endotracheal intubation  
The present invention is directed to a novel device and method for providing a disposable endotracheal intubation device for use with an auxiliary passageway serving as a guide for the placement...
8857436 Intermittent low-pressure orotracheal intubation device  
An orotracheal intubation device (1) for intermittent low-pressure ventilation of a patient provided with an inflatable cuff (3) including two lines of holes (2,5) communicating with the...
8845617 Respiratory access port assembly with push button lock and method of use  
A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The...
8844535 Multiple cannula systems and methods  
The preferred embodiments provide, e.g., a high quality flexible tracheostomy tube assembly including an outer tracheostomy cannula and a disposable, flexible inner cannula. In preferred...
8820319 Guide device for tracheal intubation  
A guide adapted for facilitating insertion of a medical device into the trachea of a patient is disclosed. The guide includes an integral curved-shaped member having at least a first leg at one...
8813751 Probe for medical use  
A probe for medical use comprising a tube (1) and a cuff (3) located around the tube (1) in a region of its external wall, the cuff (3) being inflatable through a conduit (5) arranged at the wall...
8813750 Self-sizing adjustable endotracheal tube  
There is disclosed an endotracheal tube which has a minimal cross-sectional profile for easy viewing of anatomical features during intubation. After the tube is placed into the trachea, the tube...
8812081 Time of flight based tracheal tube placement system  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure, such as a carina. The...