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Means for mixing treating agent with respiratory gas

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128200240 - RESPIRATORY METHOD OR DEVICE

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
128203150 Particulate treating agent carried by breathed gas 296
128203140 Control means responsive to condition other than user's airway pressure 113
128203260 Means for heating treating agent, respiratory gas, or mixture thereof 79
128203210 Means broken or pierced to supply treating agent 32
128203160 Means for mixing respiratory gas with water vapor and another treating agent 20
128203290 Including face mask covering nose and mouth 18
128203250 Means for varying treating agent/respiratory gas ratio 9
128203280 Including expandable bag, bellows, or squeeze bulb 9
128204140 Respiratory gas passed over surface of liquid treating agent in reservoir 6
128203180 Means for mixing treating agent with oral exhalation and directing mixture into nasal passage 4
20090314293NASAL DELIVERY - A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering substance to a nasal cavity of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece unit (12-24-2009
20100059053APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO REDUCE MICROBIAL INFECTION AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A breathing gas delivery system is provided. The system includes a nasal cannula having a lumen and a nasal prong configured to deliver a gas from the lumen and into at least one nare of a patient through the nasal prong. At least one of the lumen and the nasal prong includes an amount of an antimicrobial agent effective to kill or inhibit growth of microorganisms on one or more surfaces of the nasal cannula. A method of delivering a breathing gas to a patient using the nasal cannula is also provided.03-11-2010
20110259329DELIVERY DEVICES - A breath-actuated delivery device includes a mouthpiece through which a subject in use exhales, an air channel which is in fluid communication with the mouthpiece, and a flexible diaphragm which is disposed in the air channel. The diaphragm provides for at least a restricted air flow through the air channel until a predeterminable actuation pressure is developed in the mouthpiece, and, on generation of the predeterminable actuation pressure in the mouthpiece, provides for an air flow through the air channel.10-27-2011
20130125889Delivery Devices - A breath-actuated delivery device includes a mouthpiece through which a subject in use exhales, an air channel which is in fluid communication with the mouthpiece, and a flexible diaphragm which is disposed in the air channel. The diaphragm provides for at least a restricted air flow through the air channel until a predeterminable actuation pressure is developed in the mouthpiece, and, on generation of the predeterminable actuation pressure in the mouthpiece, provides for an air flow through the air channel.05-23-2013
128203220 Means for supplying, or permitting inhalation of, separate streams of treating agent/respiratory gas mixture through nasal passages 3
20100147298INFANT PACIFIER FLUID DELIVERY DEVICE AND PACIFIER ASSEMBLY - A fluid delivery device for being secured on an infant pacifier comprises a fluid delivery nozzle configured to direct fluid toward an infant's nares and a nozzle support member secured to the fluid delivery nozzle and configured for being secured on the mouth shield of the pacifier.06-17-2010
20090159081Discharge device for nasal application - Discharge device for nasal application of medicaments.06-25-2009
20090101146NASAL DEVICES - A nasal delivery device and a method of delivering substance to a nasal airway of a subject can be used for mass treatment, especially mass vaccination. The delivery device can include an interface unit, as a replaceable unit, having at least one nosepiece unit for fitting to a respective nostril of a subject, a nozzle from which substance is in use delivered, and at least one delivery unit having a substance supply unit for delivering substance to the nozzle of the at least one nosepiece unit. The delivery device can also include an actuation unit for actuating the at least one delivery unit of the interface unit.04-23-2009
128203130 Means for supplying anesthetic under patient's control 3
20090044801Anesthesia Device - A device to administer inhalational anesthesia to a user includes a mouthpiece as a passageway to deliver the anesthesia to the user, a container to hold the anesthesia, a first inlet for inputting the anesthesia into the container, a unidirectional valve in the passageway to be activated by the user to receive the anesthesia. The device includes a second inlet to deliver the anesthesia to the user, and the second inlet includes a valve to control the flow of anesthesia. The valve may be controlled by knob, and the container may be flexible. The passageway may include a flexible segment.02-19-2009
20100269824Respirator And/Or Anesthetic Device - A respirator and/or anesthesia device having a display, a computer, at least one memory and a program and at least one input unit, at least two different user profiles being provided in the memory, depending on the type of user and retrievable as needed, having a determining effect on the representation in the display as well as the input options in the input unit.10-28-2010
20090044802Anesthesia Device - A device to administer inhalational anesthesia to a user includes a passageway to deliver the anesthesia to the user, a container to hold the anesthesia, a first inlet for inputting the anesthesia into the container, a first unidirectional valve in the passageway to be activated by the user to receive the anesthesia. The device includes a second inlet to deliver the anesthesia to the user, and the second inlet includes a mouthpiece for inhalation and exhalation of anesthetic gases by the user and a second unidirectional valve to control the flow of anesthesia to the atmosphere. The container may be flexible. The passageway may include one or more flexible segment.02-19-2009
128204110 Treating agent holder solely supported by head 1
20090194107Mini-nasal mask - A mini-nasal filter including a filter element and an anchoring arrangement adapted to hold the filter element in registration external to, and under, a user's nose. An operable anchoring arrangement includes one or more section of adhesive tape that can be affixed to the user's nose, and/or lip. The filter element may carry a masking scent, or be impregnated with a substance to enhance adherence of particulate matter to the filter. Certain masks may include a bioactive agent to resist germs, bacteria, and viruses, and/or a treatment compound for nasal therapy.08-06-2009
128204130 Treating agent evaporated from extended surface absorbent (e.g., sponge, fibrous wick, screen, etc.) 1
20100051028WICK FOR AN ANESTHETIC EVAPORATOR - A wick for an anesthetic evaporator is provided as a dimensionally stable wick body (03-04-2010
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20130042863DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH OPEN ARCHITECTURAL FRAMEWORK - A medical system includes a sedation system and a central station in communication with the sedation system. The sedation system includes a monitoring unit and a drug delivery unit. The monitoring unit is operable to monitor at least one physiological parameter of a patient. The drug delivery unit is operable to deliver drugs to the patient based on data from the monitoring unit. The central station is operable to store patient related data and access a plurality of sedation systems. The central station may remotely control drug delivery through sedation systems, remotely provide voice instructions through sedation systems, display video feeds from sedation systems, respond to queries from sedation systems, and/or provide other functionalities. The system may also include an instrument that is operable to perform surgical and/or therapeutic procedures on the patient. The sedation system may provide power to the instrument and/or otherwise communicate with the instrument.02-21-2013
20130025592MEDICAMENT DISPENSER DEVICE - According to the invention there is provided a dispenser device for dispensing a medicament, the device including at least one metallic component having at least one non-metallic surface which comes into contact with the medicament during storage or use of the device, in which said non-metallic surface has an interface with the underlying metallic component which substantially comprises metal-fluoride and/or metal carbide moieties.01-31-2013
20090194104Device and method to monitor, track, map, and analyze usage of metered-dose inhalers in real-time - A system and method for accurately and reliably determining and recording the time, date and location where a medication is used, and a system and method for transmitting, collecting, and using that data to improve clinical care, disease management, and public health surveillance. The device allows information concerning drug usage, including the time, date and location of use, to be transmitted to a remote network computer system so that the data can be evaluated to determine current impairment and future risk, and to identify changes in the frequency, timing, or location of medication usage indicative of change in disease control or management, and to examine spatial, temporal or demographic patterns of medication use or absence of use among individuals and groups. In addition, the device may further be configured to transmit signals indicative of its status, condition or other results to the remote network computer system.08-06-2009
20100071690Face warming breath deflecting apparatus - A thermally active breath deflecting apparatus having a flexible base of sufficient width to extend at least to and between the corner portions of the eyes and of sufficient length to extend at least from immediately below the eyes to at least beyond the tip of the nose such that breath from the mouth and nose is prevented from traveling upwardly over the eyes. The apparatus includes a thermal pack that can warm or cool the face. The thermal pack is preferably a heat pack. In an alternate embodiment, the flexible base can include medication such as a decongestant.03-25-2010
20130074838Nitric Oxide Delivery Device - A nitric oxide delivery device including a valve assembly, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include gas data such as gas identification, gas expiration and gas concentration. The transceiver on the circuit of the valve assembly may send wireless optical line-of-sight signals to communicate the gas data to a control module. Exemplary gas delivery mechanisms include a ventilator and a breathing circuit. Methods of administering gases containing nitric oxide are also described.03-28-2013
20130074839SYSTEM FOR USE IN ADMINISTERING INHALED NITRIC OXIDE GAS - Disclosed are systems for use in administering inhaled nitric oxide gas as a therapeutic treatment, where the systems reduce the risk of inducing an increase in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure leading to pulmonary edema in neonatal patients who have hypoxic respiratory failure and are candidates for inhaled nitric oxide treatment, the system comprising a source of pharmaceutically acceptable nitric oxide gas for inhalation, a delivery device suitable for delivering nitric oxide gas from the source to a term or near-term neonate patient, and instructions for use in operating the system.03-28-2013
20130206140MODULAR PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is also adapted to be connected with the patient circuit. The tank is constructed and arranged to be removably connected with the docking assembly, and enables the pressurized flow of breathable gas to pass therethrough. The tank is also adapted to contain a liquid such that a humidity level of the pressurized flow of breathable gas is elevated as the pressurized flow of breathable gas passes therethrough.08-15-2013
20130081617Combination MDI and nebulizer adapter for a ventilator system - An improved medication introducing device for airtight connection in a ventilation circuit or similar emergency respiratory device, including an endo-tracheal tube, the device comprising a tubular manifold including an upstream opening, a downstream opening, a top opening for an MDI (metered dose inhaler) device connection and a bottom opening for a mini-nebulizer device connection. This system provides quick and easy to use ports in a one piece component for introduction of medications and drugs to patients for which an intravenous line cannot be established. The two ports include attached closures or caps to prevent contamination and are sized for friction fit connection of commonly used medication devices. The MDI port includes a toothed lug which operates a mechanical counter in the applicator head of an MDI device.04-04-2013
20120174922RESPIRATOR - A breathing apparatus, including a mask and a neck component. The mask is adapted to substantially surround at least the mouth or nostrils of a user. The neck component is attached to said mask, and adapted to substantially surround the back of the neck of said user. The neck component includes a flow generator to receive unfiltered air from a surrounding environment, filter said unfiltered air, and, provide filtered air to said mask. The breathing apparatus has a ‘low profile’ appearance and is adapted to sit comfortably about the neck of the user.07-12-2012
20100139653Ventilator interface - An adaptor for providing fluid communication between a counter equipped measured dose inhaler (MDI) canister and a ventilator circuit includes a housing, a receiver tube for engaging the valve stem of the canister, and a tab for engaging the counter mechanism. The housing defines a primary lumen which extends between an input limb and an output limb. The limbs are configured to mate with the tubing of a ventilator circuit. The receiver tube defines a receiver lumen therethrough and extends from the exterior of the housing and into the primary lumen. The receiver lumen provides fluid communication between the exterior of the housing and the primary lumen.06-10-2010
20130074837HOUSING FOR SOLID, FLUIDAL SUBSTANCE FOR REMOVING AN UNDESIRED RESPIRATORY GAS COMPONENT OF A RESPIRATORY GAS FLOW AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR VENTILATING LUNGS OF A SUBJECT - A housing for a solid, fluidal substance for removing an undesired respiratory gas component of a respiratory gas flow, the housing comprising a space for receiving the solid, fluidal substance, a wall surrounding part of the space, a first separator surrounding part of the space, the first separator being configured to allow the respiratory gas to flow and to prevent the solid, fluidal substance from escaping from the space through the first separator, a second separator surrounding part of the space, the second separator being configured to allow the respiratory gas to flow and to prevent the solid, fluidal substance from escaping from the space through the second separator; and a limiter disposed between the first separator and the second separator, the limiter being configured to limit movement of the solid, fluidal substance inside the space.03-28-2013
20130032144DOSE DELIVERY DEVICE FOR INHALATION - Methods and devices for delivering a dose, such as a medicament, for inhalation. A dose may be stored by a delivery device and dispersed and delivered in a metered fashion to a subject, such as by the subject inhaling via a mouthpiece of the delivery device. One or more chambers of the device may have a toroidal shape and may be arranged to be selectively opened for fluid communication with a flow path of the delivery device, such as by sliding the chamber relative to a portion of the flow path. The flow path may include a restriction that permits air to bypass the chamber, and/or the chamber may be arranged so that fluid entering the chamber interacts with fluid exiting the chamber so as to enhance dispersion of the dose.02-07-2013
20130032143NEBULIZER KIT AND NEBULIZER - A nebulizer kit includes a case body, a flow channel formation member that covers an opening in an upper area of the case body, and a cylindrical aerosol discharge port that passes through a portion of the top surface of the flow channel formation member located toward the outer edge thereof. The case body and/or the flow channel formation member includes a rotation mechanism that, when the case body has overturned and the aerosol discharge port has become positioned on the lower side in the vertical direction of the top surface of the flow channel formation member, causes the case body to rotate in a circumferential direction to cause the aerosol discharge port to move away from a lower side in the vertical direction. Even if the nebulizer kit has overturned, a liquid within the nebulizer kit is prevented from spilling.02-07-2013
20100043789SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING NITRIC OXIDE - Various systems generating nitric oxide are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, the system includes a first gas source providing nitrogen dioxide mixed in air or oxygen, and a second gas source supplying compressed air and/or compressed oxygen. The system also includes a ventilator coupled to the first and second gas sources, wherein the ventilator is resistant to nitrogen dioxide. The ventilator regulates gas flow and allows for the adjustment of nitrogen dioxide concentration in the gas flow. The system further includes one or more conversion devices operably coupled to the ventilator where the conversion devices convert nitrogen dioxide into nitric oxide. A patient interface delivers nitric oxide to the patient and is operably coupled to the conversion devices. The system allows oxygen and nitric oxide levels to be varied independently.02-25-2010
20130037023CONVERSION OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE (NO2) TO NITRIC OXIDE (NO) - A nitric oxide delivery system, which includes a gas bottle having nitrogen dioxide in air, converts nitrogen dioxide to nitric oxide and employs a surface-active material, such as silica gel, coated with an aqueous solution of antioxidant, such as ascorbic acid. A nitric oxide delivery system may be used to generate therapeutic gas including nitric oxide for use in delivering the therapeutic gas to a mammal.02-14-2013
20130037024Drug and Device Combination System for Flow and Volume Regulated Inhalation and a Method for Treatment of Severe Oral Corticosteroid-Dependent Asthma and Other Respiratory Diseases - 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 with orally administered steroids. The method for administration of the inhalable corticosteroid by a flow rate and volume regulated inhalation. The combination system of the inhalable corticosteroid and the device for regulating flow rate and volume of the inhalable corticosteroid and thus achieving delivery of said inhalable corticosteroid into the small airways of the lungs. The individually programmable device that assures safe and reproducible corticosteroid delivery compliant with treatment protocol.02-14-2013
20130133649Oscillating 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 between the chamber inlet and the chamber outlet, and an oscillation member disposed within the chamber. The deformable restrictor member and the oscillation member are moveable between an engaged position, where the oscillation member is in contact with the deformable restrictor member and an disengaged position, where the oscillation member is not in contact with the deformable restrictor member. The deformable restrictor member and the oscillation member move from the engaged position to the disengaged position in response to a first exhalation pressure at the chamber inlet, and move from the disengaged position to an engaged position in response to a second exhalation pressure at the chamber inlet.05-30-2013
20120180790Systems 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 respiratory pattern of the patient over a plurality of breaths every n07-19-2012
20120180789Integrated, Extendable Anesthesia System - The specification describes anesthesia systems with an integrated, extendable clinical center and clinician/anesthesia office that accommodates for physical separation of clinical and clerical functions. The disclosed anesthesia systems allow for a portion of the system to be brought closer to the patient such that clinical controls can be accessed while tending to the patient airway, without compromising office space available to the clinician or crowding the patient area.07-19-2012
20100006094INHALER - An inhaler includes an inhaler body having an ejection head and an airflow duct forming member for forming an airflow duct on the inhaler body. In an inhalation standby status, the airflow duct forming member is driven to slide so as to be placed at rest on the inhaler body to partly cover the top part of the latter by means of a slide mechanism and make the airflow duct disappear. At this time, the top wall of the airflow duct forming member covers the ejection head to shield it from external air. In an inhalation status, the airflow duct forming member is driven to slide up and produce an airflow duct on the inhaler body. Thus, a compact inhaler that can be switched from an inhalation status to an inhalation standby status and vice versa with ease is realized.01-14-2010
20100006093Secured Anesthetic Device for High Rate Medical Sampling on Small Laboratory Animals - The invention relates to a dual wall cylindrical container comprising a gas distribution source in the lower portion thereof. The cylindrical container is positioned at the lower portion of a frame and comprises at its upper portion two suction sources for potentially pollutant gases. The first source has the highest gas charge and extends from the space defined by the dual wall of the cylinder and is connected to an active-carbon dynamic extraction system. The second source, which is located at an upper level and is charged with residual gases, extends from the gap between the upper edge of the open cylinder and the frame, and is connected to a global network for discharging and processing the charged air. A third suction source extends from two horizontal work planes provided with sieves for suction from the top to the bottom. This last residual gas suction source is also connected to the global network for discharging and processing the charged air. The gas distribution source is provided with a safety device that cuts off the supply of said gases when detecting an abnormality in the polluted gases suction circuits.01-14-2010
20130087143AUTOMATIC HUMIDITY CONTROL IN A PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM - A method of automatically controlling the humidity of a gas stream of a pressure support system (04-11-2013
20090301484METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING A FLUID TO A PATIENT - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for delivering medicated fluid or anaesthetic to a patient. An issue, particularly with small patients, is the issue of dead space in an anaesthetic circuit which can lead to hypoxia and difficulty with achieving anaesthesia. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention minimises or eliminates dead space by introducing fresh gas (e.g. containing anaesthetic) proximal to a respiratory opening of the subject's respiratory tract, and inducing a fluid flow to reduce re-breathing of fluid exhausted from the respiratory tract.12-10-2009
20090301482APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF PRESSURISED GAS - The present invention provides a gas delivery device and system and methods for delivering humidified pressurised gas through a conduit to a subject. The configuration of the elements of the gas delivery device enable the device to be conveniently oriented from a horizontal to vertical position to suit the needs of a user. The gas delivery device may incorporate a Helmholtz resonator for dampening sound of the motor. The conduit may incorporate concentric tubes to allow it to conveniently engage the humidifier at a single aperture. The invention includes a method of operating a blower motor for a gas delivery device using a single Hall sensor.12-10-2009
20090301481Medicant dispenser, and a device and method for monitoring dispensing of a medicant from a dispenser - A medicant dispenser comprises a valve with an actuator movable between a valve closed and a valve open position and through which medicant is selectively released and a device for detecting that medicant has been released. The device comprises a light generator for emitting a beam of light, a sensor for sensing light emitted from the light generator and a counter coupled to the sensor for receiving a signal therefrom and for counting dispensation of the medicant. The sensor is arranged to switch the counter to an operating condition on receipt of light emitted from the light generator. The light generator and the sensor are positioned such that medicant being dispensed interrupts the light beam emitted from the light generator thereby provoking a further signal from the sensor. The counter is arranged to detect variations in the further signal from the sensor indicative of dispensation of the medicant. There is also disclosed a method of monitoring dispensation of a medicant from a medicant dispenser and a device for detecting that medicant has been released from a medicant dispenser.12-10-2009
20090301483Determining Patient-Specific Vapor Treatment and Delivery Parameters - Methods and systems for determining patient specific treatment parameters for delivering vapor to the lung to treat lung tissue. In some embodiments vapor is delivered to the lung to cause coagulative necrosis, inducing fibrosis and thereby reducing the volume of at least one segment of the lung. The delivery parameters can be adjusted depending on the desired degree of injury to be induced in the lung tissue.12-10-2009
20120216805Metered Liquid Droplet Inhaler - A metered liquid droplet inhaling device includes a chassis; a holder releasably connected to the chassis; a container in the holder having a chamber for a composition, an opening for expelling the composition, and a piston; a dose knob accessible outside the chassis for setting a dose to be expelled by accumulating a rotational force; a power supply mechanism for converting the rotational force into an axial force applied to the piston; an activation device connected to the power supply mechanism; a mouth piece connected to the container holder and having a mouth engaging area and an air opening; a droplet generator arranged in the mouth piece and having a plurality of through passing orifices in fluid communication with the opening of the container and with the mouth piece; and a rotation damping member connected to the power supply mechanism for damping an initial pressure peak inside the container.08-30-2012
20130068223METHODS OF DISTRIBUTING A PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT COMPRISING NITRIC OXIDE GAS FOR INHALATION - Disclosed are methods of distributing a pharmaceutical product comprising nitric oxide gas for inhalation.03-21-2013
20130068222ANESTHETIC CIRCUIT AND A METHOD FOR USING THE ANESTHETIC CIRCUIT - An anesthetic circuit is provided for treating a patient. The anesthetic circuit comprises a membrane comprising a polymeric material. In one embodiment, the membrane is at least partially impervious to exhaled molecular anesthetic agent and is substantially pervious to exhaled oxygen and exhaled carbon dioxide. In a further embodiment, a method is provided for anesthetic treatment of a patient.03-21-2013
20090194103ANESTHESIA DEVICE WITH STAND-ALONE VAPORIZER APPARATUS - An anesthesia system is disclosed herein. The system includes an anesthesia machine comprising an anesthesia machine input, and a stand-alone vaporizer connected to the anesthesia machine. The stand-alone vaporizer includes a vaporizer input. The stand-alone vaporizer is configured to produce a selectable concentration of an anesthetic agent. The anesthesia machine input and the vaporizer input may be independently implemented to regulate the concentration of the anesthetic agent from the stand-alone vaporizer.08-06-2009
20090071474Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases - Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon need therefor. Apparatus for administering medical gases is also disclosed including a housing, a cassette associated with the housing containing at least one compressed gas cartridge preferably containing at least an amount of the medical gas substantially as required for a single dose and a patient supply interface to provide the medical gas to the patient.03-19-2009
20110011398CONCENTRATOR FOR INCREASING THE PARTICLE CONCENTRATION IN AN AEROSOL FLOW - A concentrator for increasing the particle concentration in an aerosol flow is described. The concentrator comprises a sculptured acceleration plate with a number of slit-shaped and radially extending acceleration channels and a sculptured deceleration plate with a number of slit-shaped and radially extending deceleration plate channels. Acceleration channel exit openings are spaced from a base surface on an exit side of the acceleration plate and sculptured deceleration channel entry openings are spaced from a base surface on an entry side of the deceleration plate so that a relatively large gap is provided between the acceleration plate base surface and the deceleration plate base surface allowing a waste volume flow to be exhausted through this relatively large gap at low flow resistance. The plurality of openings comprises openings of at least two different lengths.01-20-2011
20110011397MULTIPLE CHAMBERS MASK - The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for gas delivery, in particular, a mask including at least one porous barrier defining at least two chambers in gaseous communication. The porous barrier may include a plurality of pores, which define a tapered shape. The mask may include a pliable nasal cushion. The invention provides a method for providing pressurised gas to a subject by supplying gas from a pressurised source to a mask, transmitting the gas into a first chamber at a first pressure, transmitting the gas into a second chamber at a second pressure through a plurality of pores, and transmitting the gas from the second chamber through a mask exit.01-20-2011
20120192864Ultra Rapid Cycle Portable Oxygen Concentrator - Lightweight, portable oxygen concentrators that operate using an ultra rapid, sub one second, adsorption cycle based on advanced molecular sieve materials are disclosed. The amount of sieve material utilized is a fraction of that used in conventional portable devices. This dramatically reduces the volume, weight, and cost of the device. Innovations in valve configuration, moisture control, case and battery design, and replaceable sieve module are described. Patients with breathing disorders and others requiring medical oxygen are provided with a long lasting, low cost alternative to existing portable oxygen supply devices.08-02-2012
20090007906Methods and Formulations for the Efficient Delivery of Drugs by Nebulizer - Formulations, methods and devices for producing formulations and methods for nebulizer delivery of formulations of water-insoluble drugs and drugs requiring storage in aqueous or other water-miscible pharmaceutically unacceptable vehicles for stability are provided. Also provided are methods for minimizing wastage of drugs administered by nebulizer, and for the achievement of quantitative dosing with diluent from a mass marketed formulations, which because of the mass market is much less costly per dose than formulations manufactured specifically for much lower volume medical use.01-08-2009
20120234321AEROSOLISATION SYSTEM - The invention provides a combination of a micro pump 09-20-2012
20120234320Metered Dose Inhaler Port for Ventilated Patients - There is provided a metered dose inhaler port for a ventilated patient where the port has a critical distance (as defined herein) sufficient to allow a metered dose inhaler to discharge into the port when the metered dose inhaler has a dose counter attached to it. The port must also have a stiffness sufficient to avoid bending upon insertion of the metered dose inhaler stem. The disclosure discusses an elongation of the metered dose inhaler actuator port to allow for use with metered dose inhaler canisters with and without dose counters. This solution maintains the original drug path length and so minimizes changes that might change the drug dispersal characteristics of the port and require governmental approval or re-education of medical personnel.09-20-2012
20130160766METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING RAINOUT - Components for a respiratory treatment apparatus that is capable of providing a humidified respiratory treatment permit a reduction in condensation in a patient interface and/or its gas delivery tubing. In some embodiments, a rainout valve that may be an integrated component of a humidifier output aperture, or coupled thereto, may reduce condensation with a vapor barrier operable to selectively block and permit humidified gas transfer from the humidifier. For example, the barrier may be operable to open in response to a flow of pressurized breathable gas that may be generated by a flow generator of the respiratory treatment apparatus. In the absence of such a generation of pressurized flow, the barrier may prevent a transfer of the humidified gas such as into a conduit for a patient interface by retracting to a closed position. Example vapor barriers may include a resilient membrane, cover, bellows, flap, shutter or other suitable valve.06-27-2013
20120266875Medicament Container - The invention relates to a medicament container (10-25-2012
20090139521ENDOTRACHEAL SURFACTANT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Apparatus for delivering a medicament through an artificial airway connected to a patient ventilation/aspiration system without breaking the ventilation circuit comprises a manifold with an interior chamber communicating with first, second and third ports. The manifold is structured and arranged to maintain an uninterrupted ventilation pathway between the first and second ports and to provide a travel path for a suction catheter between the second and third ports, the second port being adapted for connection to the artificial airway. The apparatus further includes a catheter assembly, including a catheter with a lumen, positioned within a protective sleeve and slidable through a distal end fixture connected to the third port. The catheter assembly is structured and arranged to permit advancement of the distal end of the catheter through the manifold and artificial airway. A syringe and a suction control valve are interchangeably connectable to the proximal end of the catheter assembly.06-04-2009
20110277762PACKAGE - A package for a dispensing device, comprising a protection pouch arranged to enclose the dispensing device. The protection pouch comprises a base section that is arranged to support the dispensing device in the general vertical direction, and the package comprises a support member arranged to essentially elevate the base section of the pouch from a support surface.11-17-2011
20110277761PERSONAL VAPORIZING INHALER WITH INTERNAL LIGHT SOURCE - A personal vapor inhaling unit is disclosed. An electronic flameless vapor inhaler unit that may simulate a cigarette has a cavity that receives a cartridge in the distal end of the inhaler unit. The cartridge brings a substance to be vaporized in contact with a wick. When the unit is activated, and the user provides suction, the substance to be vaporized is drawn out of the cartridge, through the wick, and is atomized by the wick into a cavity containing a heating element. The heating element vaporizes the atomized substance. The vapors then continue to be pulled by the user through a mouthpiece and mouthpiece cover where they may be inhaled.11-17-2011
20100180890INHALER - An inhaler according to the present invention includes the following so that a user can visually confirm the ejection status of medicine: an air flow path communicating with a suction port through which a user inhales medicine; a medicine ejection portion ejecting the medicine supplied to the air flow path; an image sensor picking up the inside of the air flow path; a memory storing image data being the output of the image sensor; writing means storing the image data in the memory; and reading means reading the image data stored in the memory: wherein, the writing means is operated in synchronization with the timing of ejecting the medicine or after passing a predetermined time from ejecting the medicine.07-22-2010
20110277760PERSONAL VAPORIZING INHALER CARTRIDGE - A personal vapor inhaling unit is disclosed. An electronic flameless vapor inhaler unit that may simulate a cigarette has a cavity that receives a cartridge in the distal end of the inhaler unit. The cartridge brings a substance to be vaporized in contact with a wick. When the unit is activated, and the user provides suction, the substance to be vaporized is drawn out of the cartridge, through the wick, and is atomized by the wick into a cavity containing a heating element. The heating element vaporizes the atomized substance. The vapors then continue to be pulled by the user through a mouthpiece and mouthpiece cover where they may be inhaled.11-17-2011
20110271957Delivery of estrogen and bioequivalents thereof via the pulmonary tract - The instant disclosure relates to methods of providing a composition containing estrogen or a biological equivalent thereof to a subject in need of such treatment, wherein a therapeutically effective amount of the estrogen or biological equivalent thereof is administered to the subject via inhalation of an electrohydrodynamic spray.11-10-2011
20110297148ANESTHESIA SYSTEM WITH DETACHABLE ANESTHETIC DISPENSING DEVICE - An anesthesia system for providing a breathing gas enriched with anesthetic has an anesthesia apparatus (12-08-2011
20110139151TRACHEAL TUBE AND TUBE EXTENSION - The present disclosure describes systems that may extend the proximal length of a tracheal tube. A tracheal tube extension system may be provided that includes secure attachment features used to securely couple a tracheal tube to a tracheal tube extension. The tracheal tube extension may be attached to the proximal end of the tracheal tube and includes an upper end connector. The upper end connector may be used to couple the tracheal tube extension to a variety of medical devices such as a ventilator, a manual respirator, a nebulizer, a vaporizer, suctioning equipment, and so forth. The use of the tracheal tube extension enables an increase in working space in the area in front of the tracheal tube, thus allowing for the convenient and rapid access to the various connectors that may be coupled to the patient.06-16-2011
20100275913COMPOSITION FOR INHALATION - The invention relates to a formulation comprising formoterol and budesonide for use in the treatment of respiratory diseases. The composition further contains HFA 227, PVP and PEG, preferably PVP K25 and PEG 1000.11-04-2010
20100101569AUTOMATIC VIDEO INSTILLATOR - An automatic video instillator that can accurately and easily administer inhalation into an airway of an animal by providing images of a throat is provided. An automatic video instillator includes a case defining a space, a guide unit that protrudes frontward from the case to secure an airway of an animal by being inserted through a throat of the animal, an image pickup unit that is installed on a front end of the guide unit to capture images of portions in front of the guide unit, an administration unit that is installed through the case and the guide unit to administer an inhalation, an administration switch for adjusting administration of a predetermined amount of the inhalation directed to the administration unit into the airway of the animal, and an image display unit that is connected to the image pickup unit to allow a user to see the images captured by the image pickup unit.04-29-2010
20120097159MEDICINAL INHALATION DEVICES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF - A composition for modifying a surface of a substrate, the composition comprising: (a) a first polyfluoropolyether silane of the Formula Ia: CF04-26-2012
20100101568Inhalation Anesthetic Device - The present invention relates to an inhalation anesthetic device whereby a patient inhales an anesthetic gas and is smoothly anesthetized. The present invention provides an inhalation anesthetic device that includes an inflatable member that inflates when a gas flows therein, an inhaling pipe through which the gas passes and that is connected to the inflatable member, and a gas container that contains an anesthetic gas and is connected to the inhaling pipe. According to the present invention, a patient is smoothly anesthetized while inflating an inflatable member.04-29-2010
20120186584MEDICAMENT CONTAINER - The invention relates to a medicament container, comprising a bag with an outlet, the bag compressible by a compression means, the bag arranged to be essentially inflexible and arranged for turning flexible in an area subjected to a compression means. The invention further relates to an injection arrangement for delivering a liquid medicament comprising the medicament container.07-26-2012
20090314289Conversion of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) to Nitric Oxide (NO) - Various systems, devices, NO12-24-2009
20090151718Apparatuses and Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Respiratory Conditions - In one embodiment, a respiratory condition device includes a tube that defines a flow path for medicine that is to be delivered to a user respiratory system, a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure changes within the tube, and a medicine delivery device configured to eject medicine into the tube when a pressure drop is detected by the pressure sensor.06-18-2009
20090151721DISPENSING DEVICE - A dispensing device for dispensing a number of doses of medication to a patient, comprising a dispensing mechanism for dispensing the medication by actuation of the dispensing mechanism from a non-dispensing position to a dispensing position, a dose counter for counting the number of doses dispensed by said device, a first battery-less arrangement for providing power to said dose counter in response to the actuation of said dispensing mechanism, and an electronic display for displaying a dose indication, characterised in that the device includes a second battery-less arrangement for providing power to said electronic display when said dispensing mechanism is in said non-dispensing position.06-18-2009
20090151720SMALL ANIMAL ANESTHESIA SYSTEM - An anesthesia system includes a main unit (06-18-2009
20090151719METHODS 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 catheter and a distal tip on the ventilation catheter. One or more sensors may detect a breathing cycle and the control system may operate the ventilator in synchrony with the breathing cycle. The distal tip may deliver the ventilation gas superiorly from the transtracheal ventilation catheter towards an upper airway, inferiorly from the transtracheal ventilation catheter towards a lung, or a combination of both. The ventilation catheter may be a transtracheal catheter, a trans-oral catheter or a trans-nasal catheter.06-18-2009
20090145431LIQUID FORMULATION EJECTION DEVICE - There is provided a liquid formulation ejection device which improves reliability of inhalation even in a case where a preejection is performed and resolves a concern about hygiene. The liquid formulation ejection device (06-11-2009
20090095291DEVICE FOR ADSORBING AND DESORBING ANESTHETIC - A device for adsorbing and desorbing anesthetic shall be improved in respect of the anesthetic supply. A sampling device (04-16-2009
20100083960Activating Mechanism - The present invention relates to a Device for a medical delivery device, which medical delivery device comprises a housing (04-08-2010
20100083961BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear comprises a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user's nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.04-08-2010
20100089393LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY DEVICE WITH DRUG DELIVERY MEANS - The invention relates to a laryngeal mask airway device to facilitate lung ventilation in a patient comprising an airway tube extending from a proximal end to a distal end and opening, at the distal end, into the interior of a hollow mask portion shaped to fit readily in use into the actual and potential space behind the larynx and to seal around the circumference of the laryngeal inlet without penetrating into the interior of the larynx, wherein the device comprises a conduit adapted to direct a liquid substance through the glottic opening. The invention further relates to a kit comprising the laryngeal mask airway device and a method for using the laryngeal mask airway device.04-15-2010
20110168176RESPIRATOR OR ANESTHESIA APPARATUS - A pneumatic connection for connecting two modules (07-14-2011
20090205654ANESTHESIA DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - An anesthesia device has a device (08-20-2009
20110168175CARTRIDGE SYSTEM - An inhaler including a pre-inserted cartridge (07-14-2011
20090277445System For Improving Air Quality In An Aircraft Pressure Cabin - A system for improving the air quality in a pressure cabin of an aircraft comprises a recirculation air circuit by means of which a portion of the cabin air, referred to as recirculation air, is withdrawn from the pressure cabin, filtered and then recirculated into the pressure cabin. To increase the oxygen partial pressure of the air fed back into the pressure cabin, the quantity of recirculation air is passed wholly or partially through a nitrogen generator (11-12-2009
20090293871LIQUID EJECTION METHOD AND LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS - The present invention provides a liquid ejection method and a liquid ejection apparatus which enables small droplets each of diameter at most 10 μm to be stably ejected and which allows a sufficient number of droplets to be ejected per unit time. A heater is allowed to generate heat to eject a main droplet and a liquid column from an ejection port; the liquid column is to be separated into a plurality of sub-droplets. A relationship (L12-03-2009
20110203582Medical air tubing connection system - A medical air tubing and anti-mismatch fluid distribution system is provided for preventing the inadvertent connection of a feed line to an incorrect source of fluid. The fluid distribution system includes an adapter that is connected permanently to the fluid supply and has an outlet end that is compatible with a coupling member on the feed line. The coupling member on the feed line is compatible with the adapter but is not compatible with the other coupling member of the second fluid supply. A feed line assembly includes a feed line with a connector fixed to a first end and a nebulizer or other medical device fixed to a second end to form a one piece, integrally formed unit. The second fluid supply can include an adapter that is different from the first adapter so that the coupling members of the feed lines are compatible only with the appropriate adapter for the desired fluid source.08-25-2011
20100282254DRUG EJECTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A drug ejecting apparatus comprises a drug ejection apparatus which has an ejection port and an element which generates energy for ejecting a drug from the ejection port; a drug containing unit which is connected to the drug ejection apparatus, and contains the drug; a movable wall which is attached to an end of the drug containing unit, and is displaced by difference between pressures from the inside and outside of the drug containing unit; and a control unit which displaces the movable wall, wherein the drug ejection apparatus is filled with the drug, and inside pressure of the drug containing unit is made into a negative pressure state in advance of ejecting of the drug, by displacing the movable wall by the control unit.11-11-2010
20110203585ACTIVATED CARBON SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING USE OF DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE (DMSO) BY REMOVAL OF SAME, RELATED COMPOUNDS, OR ASSOCIATED ODORS - Several embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for removing compositions comprising dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or related compounds, or odors associated with same. In several embodiments, the systems include activated carbon filters, adsorbents, odor adsorbing fabrics, masks, clean air members and clean air supply assemblies. Methods for reducing the concentration of a DMSO metabolite, or the odors associated with said DMSO metabolite are provided in some embodiments. In some embodiments the systems and methods facilitating the treatment of traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis, spinal cord trauma, and neurodegenerative illnesses with compositions comprising DMSO.08-25-2011
20100275915METHOD FOR REDUCING ODOR USING COORDINATED POLYDENTATE COMPOUNDS - A method for reducing odor is provided. The method comprises forming a coordination complex between a transition metal and a polydentate compound, and contacting the coordinated complex with an odorous compound. The transition metal provides one or more active sites for capturing the odorous compound. In some embodiments, the polydentate compound may be a polyalkylimine, such as polyethyleneimine, polypropyleneimine, or a dendrimer thereof.11-04-2010
20110203584SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE (DMSO) OR RELATED COMPOUNDS, OR ODORS ASSOCIATED WITH SAME - Preferred embodiments of the invention relate to systems for removing dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or related compounds, or odors associated with same. The systems include adsorbents, odor adsorbing fabrics, masks, clean air members and clean air supply assemblies.08-25-2011
20120291779FLOW SENSOR AND AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE - An aerosol delivery system (e.g., MDI or nebulizer for delivering aerosolized medication to a patient) includes a temperature sensor in an aerosol output pathway of the system. A controller determines that an aerosol generator of the system has released aerosol when the sensor senses a predetermined temperature change in the pathway. The temperature sensor may also comprise a thermal flow sensor that includes a heater and upstream and downstream temperature sensors. The controller compares the upstream and downstream temperatures to determine the presence, direction, and/or magnitude of fluid flow in the pathway. The controller may use the aerosol detection and/or flow detection to monitor compliance with desired use of the system and/or provide real-time instructions to a user for proper use of the system. The controller may record the aerosolization and flow data for later analysis.11-22-2012
20090165786TRANSPULMONARY SYSTEMIC COOLING USING LIQUID MISTS - A method for transpulmonary cooling by providing a liquid having a boiling point of 38-300° C., more preferably 38-250° C., more preferably 38-200° C., more preferably 38-150° C., more preferably 38-80° C. The liquid is nebulized to form a mist. The mist is optionally cooled below room temperature and delivered to the airway of a patient so that the patient inhales the mist. The mist causes systemic cooling by evaporative heat loss when inhaled at room temperature and additionally by direct heat transfer when inhaled below room temperature. Compositions and medical devices for transpulmonary cooling are also provided.07-02-2009
20090165785ANESTHETIC ABSORBING CIRCLE - The present invention relates to an anesthetic absorbing circle, comprising: a first common tube, providing an anesthetic gas mixture; an inspiration branch, connected to the first common tube and delivering the anesthetic gas mixture to a patient end; an expiration branch, connected to the first common tube and sending back the expired gas from the patient end to the first common tube; a second common tube, connected with the inspiration branch and the expiration branch at its first end and connected with the patient end at its second end; and a flow sensor, wherein the flow sensor is disposed in the first common tube. Thus, according to the present invention, the flow sensor can conduct bidirectional monitoring, the flow sensor is remote from patients, and water accumulation at the probe will not appear; in addition, the probe can be easily detached and disinfected at a high temperature, and can be used between adults and children.07-02-2009
20080289628Method and Apparatus for Lung Volume Estimation - In a method, ventilator and ventilator control unit for determining an end-expertorial lung volume (EELV) for a mechanically ventilated patient, a breathing gas is provided to the patient that has a first fixed N2/O2 gas composition, at least until the N2/O2 gas composition in air expired from the patient is constant. At least once, at a first predetermined point in time, the N2/O2 gas composition in the breathing gas is changed to a second fixed composition. The change in the N2/O2 gas composition exhaled by the patient for each breath is measured until a second point in time at which the level of expired O11-27-2008
20110203583METHODS FOR FACILITATING USE OF DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE (DMSO) BY REMOVAL OF SAME, RELATED COMPOUNDS, OR ASSOCIATED ODORS - Several embodiments of the invention relate to methods for removing compositions comprising dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or related compounds, or odors associated with same. In several embodiments, systems including activated carbon filters, adsorbents, odor adsorbing fabrics, masks, clean air members and clean air supply assemblies are provided in order to perform said methods. In some embodiments the systems and methods facilitating the treatment of traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis, spinal cord trauma, and neurodegenerative illnesses with compositions comprising DMSO.08-25-2011
20120291778MEDICAMENT CONTAINER - The invention relates to a medicament container for a liquid medicament. The medicament container comprises a deformable bag with an outlet and at least one deformation member consisting of a shape memory alloy. The at least one deformation member is arranged to deform the deformable bag when the shape memory alloy passes from a first phase into a second phase by a phase transition, thereby changing the shape of the deformation member and squeezing a dose of the medicament through the outlet out of the bag.11-22-2012
20100126506MODULAR PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is also adapted to be connected with the patient circuit. The tank is constructed and arranged to be removably connected with the docking assembly, and enables the pressurized flow of breathable gas to pass therethrough. The tank is also adapted to contain a liquid such that a humidity level of the pressurized flow of breathable gas is elevated as the pressurized flow of breathable gas passes therethrough.05-27-2010
20100275914LIQUID EJECTION DEVICE - A liquid ejection device of the present invention includes an inhaling port portion, an ejection head for ejecting a liquid to be inhaled by a user through the inhaling port portion, a first sensor for detecting an action of the user relating to inhalation, a second sensor for detecting another action of the user relating to inhalation, the second sensor being different from the first sensor, and a determining portion for determining an operation of ejecting the liquid of the ejection head in response to both a first signal output from the first sensor and a second signal output from the second sensor, wherein the determining portion enables ejection of the liquid from the ejection head when both the first signal and the second signal are signals indicating inhalation intention of the user.11-04-2010
20130118488Nasal Therapeutic System - A nasal therapeutic system comprising a nasal dilator that prevents the outer wall tissue of the nasal passages of the nose from drawing in during breathing having a truss member with an aromatherapy means, which includes a flexible strip of material having a plurality of regions, and an intermediate segment, the regions are adapted to engage the outer wall tissue of nasal passages of the nose, wherein the intermediate segment is configured to traverse a portion of a nose located between the first and second nasal passages, and a pad can be provided to prevent and/or limit adhesion of the intermediate segment to the nose, wherein the truss member further includes resilient bands secured to the strip of material adjacent opposite edges of the intermediate segment, to stabilize the outer wall tissue and thereby prevent the outer wall tissue of the nasal passages from drawing in.05-16-2013
20080236577Humidification in Breathing Circuits - A method for humidifying gas in a ventilator circuit 10-02-2008
20080271736Wireless veterinary anesthesia monitoring system - A wireless veterinary anesthesia monitoring system which provides a wireless anesthesia monitoring platform configured to locate veterinary anesthesia equipment and wireless veterinary surgical monitoring equipment in a single constructional form useful in the anesthesia and surgical monitoring of animals.11-06-2008
20080264414METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSERVING ANESTHESIA, HEAT AND MOISTURE - A method for absorbing an anesthetic, heat and moisture in an anesthesia system is disclosed herein. The method includes providing a first material configured to absorb an anesthetic transferred from a patient. The method also includes providing a second material configured to absorb heat and moisture transferred from the patient. The method also includes combining the first material with the second material in order to produce a single composite material adapted to generally simultaneously absorb the anesthetic, heat and moisture.10-30-2008
20110005521DISPENSING DEVICE - A medicament dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament includes an actuator housing having a longitudinally extending cavity and a container disposed in the cavity and having a cylinder with a first outer diameter. The cylinder is adapted to hold the medicament. The container is reciprocally movable relative to the actuator housing along a longitudinal axis. An indicating device includes an indicator housing having a tubular portion connected to said container, with the indicating device being reciprocally movable with the container relative to the actuator housing. The tubular portion has a second outer diameter that is of substantially the same diameter as the first outer diameter. A longitudinally extending side wall has a viewing window formed therein. An indicator is rotatably mounted in the indicator housing, with a surface thereof having indicia visible through the viewing window.01-13-2011
20090188494DRUG EJECTION APPARATUS, ESTIMATION OF EJECTION PERFORMANCE THEREOF, AND METHOD OF DRUG EJECTION - A drug ejection apparatus comprises a drug ejection assembly having an ejection port and an element for generating energy for ejecting a drug through the ejection port, a drug container connected with the drug ejection assembly for holding the drug, a pressure sensor unit for sensing a pressure change in the inside of the drug container in correspondence with ejection of the drug through the drug ejection assembly, and a drive control unit for deciding driving conditions of the element for ejecting a prescribed amount of the drug by reference to an output level of the pressure sensor unit on driving the element under prescribed conditions.07-30-2009
20090084378NOSE MASK - A nose mask for applying an anesthesia gas to a laboratory animal in a casing means includes an anesthesia tube, an outer wall which is disposed outside the anesthesia tube to form a space therebetween and an anesthesia recovery system having an anesthesia recovery port open to the space. The anesthesia tube includes an anesthesia supply section which opens to an wall of the anesthesia tube so that the anesthesia is applied to the laboratory animal by inserting the nose of the laboratory animal, an anesthesia introducing section for introducing the anesthesia gas to the anesthesia tube, and an anesthesia discharging section for discharging the anesthesia gas from the anesthesia tube.04-02-2009
20090183736METHOD OF ANESTHESIA - Inhaled anesthetics with otherwise desirable properties but which are too extensively degraded by passage through absorbents containing calcium hydroxide plus sodium hydroxide (such as soda lime) can be used as anesthetics by substituting absorbents containing calcium hydroxide but devoid of sodium hydroxide or containing minimal amounts of sodium hydroxide.07-23-2009
20090211576SAFETY AND ABUSE DETERRENT IMPROVED DEVICE - Modifications of an inhaler and method of use thereof are described. In some embodiments, an inhaler may include one or more systems and/or methods that function to inhibit a child from accessing medicant from an inhaler. A system may function to inhibit a child from accessing an opening of an inhaler from which medicants are dispensed. In some embodiments, a system may inhibit a child from removing a cap for an inhaler. A system may function to inhibit a child from actuating an activation mechanism for an inhaler. A system may function to inhibit a user and/or a child from accidentally actuating an activation mechanism for an inhaler multiple times possibly resulting in an overdose. A system may function to inhibit an activation mechanism for an inhaler from actuating after the activation mechanism has been actuated a predetermined number of times. An inhaler may include a security fitting which functions to permanently plug an inhaler once a prescribed user is finished with the inhaler.08-27-2009
20090199852Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device - A continuous positive airway pressure device which includes:—an inflatable breathable air reservoir provided with an air inlet/outlet; —a pressurised gas reservoir arranged to apply a predetermined substantially constant pressure on the breathable air reservoir, irrespective of the degree of inflation of the breathable air reservoir.08-13-2009
20090199853Therapeutic device - A therapeutic device (08-13-2009
20120067345Nasal Dilation Method And Device - A nasal dilator adapted to stretch facial skin, including a resilient layer and attachment means. The resilient layer has an equilibrium configuration and a plurality of nonequilibrium configurations. Portions of the resilient layer are disposed upon a plurality of points upon the facial skin. The facial skin may be stretched by attaching the nasal dilator in a nonequilibrium configuration to the facial skin by the attachment means and allowing the nasal dilator to stretch the facial skin as the resilient layer moves towards the equilibrium.03-22-2012
20110220104COLLATERAL PATHWAY TREATMENT USING AGENT ENTRAINED BY ASPIRATION FLOW CURRENT - A method and system for increasing the flow resistance of collateral pathways in the lung by employing aspiration to establish an artificial convective flow current between compartments in the lung in order to entrain and deliver a clogging agent preferentially to the collateral pathways. The method may sometimes be performed after lung has been assessed for the presence of collateral pathways.09-15-2011
20120118286NASAL AIRWAY MANAGEMENT DEVICE - An airway management device including a hollow flexible tube. The tube defines a lumen extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is configured to be coupled to a ventilator and/or anesthesia circuit. An opening is provided at or near the distal end to allow passage of air and/or anesthesia therethrough. The tube is configured to be expanded radially after insertion through a patient's nasopharyngeal passageway when the distal end of the tube is positioned proximate the patient's hypopharynx. The device may include an inflatable outer sleeve surrounding and extending along the length of the tube. When the outer sleeve is in a deflated state, the distal end of the tube may be inserted through a patient's nasopharyngeal passageway. When the distal end of the tube is positioned proximate the patient's hypopharynx, the outer sleeve may be inflated and expanded. The device may include an inflatable cuff attached at or near the distal end of the tube and including an opening fluidly coupled with the opening and lumen of the tube to allow passage of air and/or anesthesia therethrough. When in a deflated state, the inflatable cuff may be inserted through the patient's nasopharyngeal passageway. When in an inflated state, the inflatable cuff may expand to form a seal around the patient's supraglottic laryngeal inlet. An intermediate inflatable cuff having a larger diameter than other portions of the outer sleeve when inflated may be positioned along the length of the tube between the proximal and distal ends. The respective inflatable elements of the device may be concurrently or separately inflatable.05-17-2012
20090139520APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PULMONARY DRUG DELIVERY - A pulmonary drug delivery device including a drug delivery tube that defines a flow path, a droplet ejection device configured to eject droplets of medication into the flow path, and a fan that generates airflow within the flow path, the airflow being configured to carry the ejected medication droplets along the flow path.06-04-2009
20090260625METHODS, 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 ventilation and reducing hyperinflation in that specific lung area, and for redistributing inspired air to other healthier lung areas, for treating respiratory disorders such as COPD, ARDS, SARS, CF, and TB. Trans-Tracheobronchial Segmental Ventilation (TTSV) is performed on either a naturally breathing or a mechanical ventilated patient by placing a uniquely configured indwelling catheter into a bronchus of a poorly ventilated specific lung area and providing direct ventilation to that area. The catheter can be left in place for extended periods without clinician attendance or vigilance. Ventilation includes delivery of respiratory gases, therapeutic gases or agents and evacuation of stagnant gases, mixed gases or waste fluids. Typically the catheter's distal tip is anchored without occluding the bronchus but optionally may intermittently or continuously occlude the bronchus. TTSV is optionally performed by insufflation only of the area, or by application of vacuum to the area, can include elevating or reducing the pressure in the targeted area to facilitate stagnant gas removal, or can include blocking the area to divert inspired gas to better functioning areas.10-22-2009
20090260624LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD CARTRIDGE - A liquid ejection head to be used for an inhaler ejecting a liquid and making a user inhale the liquid includes: an ejection element having a liquid feeding opening, electrothermal transducer rows that are arrayed on both sides thereof respectively so as to sandwich the liquid feeding opening and are formed of a plurality of electrothermal transducers, and ejection nozzles for ejecting the liquid being provided on parts opposing to the electrothermal transducers respectively; and an external connecting terminal member for applying an electrical signal to the plurality of the electrothermal transducers, wherein, the external connecting terminal member is arranged so that a width direction in one end of its longitudinal direction matches with a direction of the electrothermal transducer rows and has a region for external connecting terminal on the other end of the longitudinal direction.10-22-2009
20100154792Device For Clamping A Fluidic Component - A fluidic component is arranged in an elastomeric shaped part the contour of which is matched to the outer contour of the component and to the inner contour of a holder. The elastomeric shaped part is chamfered towards the fluidic component on its pressure side. When the holder is assembled the elastomeric shaped part is deformed by a projection provided on a mating part and is put under uniformly distributed internal tension, after which the elastomeric shaped part surrounds the fluidic component to its full height.06-24-2010
20100163031Indicating Device with Warning Dosage Indicator - An indicating device suitable for indicating the number of dosages of a substance that have been dispensed from or remain in a container includes at least one first indicator member incrementally moveable to a plurality of positions and a second indicator member moveable in response to a predetermined number of movements of the at least one first indicator member. The at least one first indicator member includes primary dosage indicia adapted to indicate the number of dosages of substance that have been dispensed from or remain in the container. The second indicator member includes secondary dosage indicia adapted to indicate that less than a minimum predetermined number of dosages of substance remain in the container. In one preferred embodiment, the primary dosage indicia are configured as numerical indicia and the secondary dosage indicia are configured as color indicia. In another aspect, a device for dispensing dosages of a substance includes a dispenser housing and a container disposed in the dispenser housing. The indicating device is located adjacent to and is actuated by one or the other of the top or bottom of the container. A method for indicating the number of metered dosages of medicaments dispensed from or remaining in the container is also provided.07-01-2010
20100163029Method for administering an inhalable compound - A method may include dispensing a dose of an inhalable compound according to a dosing instruction set; and maintaining a hands-free article for dispensing the inhalable compound in an operable dispensing position.07-01-2010
20100163027Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of use of an inhalation device configured to dispense a bioactive agent to an individual and presenting at least one artificial sensory experience to monitor at least one desired effect of the bioactive agent on the individual.07-01-2010
20130213396DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DEPLETING ACIDIC GASES FROM GAS MIXTURES - The invention relates to a device (08-22-2013
20100170508NASAL DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD - A nasal drug delivery device includes a pump that supplies drug containing fluid to a spray port. The pump is actuated by the user pressing on an externally accessible actuator. The actuation force from the user can be transmitted to the pump in a controlled fashion such that the pump sees a more consistent actuation force. Additionally or alternatively, the forward direction of the device's housing and/or the direction of actuator motion can be oriented with respect to the device's direction of spray so that the device can be conveniently held by a user for optimum results.07-08-2010
20110232638PHASIC RESPIRATORY THERAPY - A respiratory therapy system that includes a gas delivery device enabled to deliver a quantity of oxygen-enriched gas and a quantity of insufflation gas is disclosed. The respiratory therapy system further provides a transtracheal catheter coupled to the gas delivery device. Additionally, the gas delivery device is enabled to deliver the quantity of insufflation gas during a first portion of a breathing cycle of a patient and to deliver the quantity of oxygen-enriched gas during a second portion of the breathing cycle.09-29-2011
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20100252036MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICES - The invention relates to improvements in or relating to medicament delivery devices. In particular, this invention relates to a communications device which may be fitted to an electronic medicament delivery device. The invention may be particularly suitable for use with electronic medicament inhalers such as those used for the treatment of diabetes, or respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis.10-07-2010
20100242958MEDICINAL INHALATION DEVICES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF - A medicinal inhalation device having a non-metal coating coated on at least a portion thereof, and onto which non-metal coating an at least partially fluorinated compound is then covalently bonded.09-30-2010
20100163030ADAPTERS FOR USE WITH AN ANESTHETIC VAPORIZER - A system includes an anesthetic agent container. The system also includes an adapter including a spout with a first end and a second end mounted on the container. The spout has a flow path extending between the first end and the second end, and a valve is disposed in the flow path, the valve being rotatable between a first position wherein flow is prevented through the adapter and a second position wherein flow is allowed through the adapter.07-01-2010
20100218762METHOD FOR STORING THE INHALATION ANESTHETIC AND CONTAINER THEREOF - A use of a material made of cyclic olefin copolymers and graft copolymers of ethylene and octene for producing a container for storing inhalation anesthetic agents, and said container comprising a container body and a container cap, wherein the internal surface material of said container body is made of cyclic olefin copolymers and graft copolymers of ethylene and octene.09-02-2010
20100199985PORTABLE 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 connected to the inlet of a patient's breathing appliance. The demand valve further includes a reference chamber and a valve assembly responsive to the reference chamber/appliance inlet pressure differential for connecting/disconnecting the inlet port to and from the outlet port. At least one manually adjustable back pressure regulator is connected to the pressure source and the reference chamber for setting the pressure in the reference chamber (and inlet to the breathing appliance) at a selected level above atmospheric pressure.08-12-2010
20110056490ANESTHESIA SYSTEM - An anesthesia system is provided including an anesthesia apparatus, an anesthetic dispenser with an anesthetic reservoir, at least one dispensing parameter detection means, a contactless interface between the anesthesia apparatus and the anesthetic dispenser for transmitting data, especially the dispensing parameters, and for supplying the at least one dispensing parameter detection means with energy. The data and energy transmission takes place by means of electromagnetic field forces.03-10-2011
20090107494SYSTEMS, 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, absorption of oxygen during inhalation, and clearance of carbon dioxide during exhalation are improved. If required, the exhalation procedure of the patient can be arrested or slowed by a countercurrent to avoid a collapse of the respiration paths. An apparatus including an oxygen pump can be connected to an oxygen source and includes a tracheal prosthesis that can be connected via a catheter. The respiration detections sensors are connected to a control unit for activating the oxygen pump. The tracheal prosthesis includes a tubular support body with a connection for the catheter, and the sensors are associated with the support body. The tracheal prosthesis and jet catheter are dimensioned so the patient can freely breathe and speak without restriction.04-30-2009
20090071473Semi-automatic emergency medication dose nebulizer - A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system conveniently useable in an emergency to deliver the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber quickly, reliably, and with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication.03-19-2009
20100294277Container and Pharmaceutical Product - An anesthetic container includes a receptacle for holding the anesthetic and having a wall defining an interior space and a passage in fluid communication with the interior space. The container also includes a valve assembly that is attachable or is attached to the receptacle to control flow of anesthetic through the passage in the receptacle to a vaporizer. The valve assembly has a closed configuration when the flow of anesthetic from the receptacle is limited and an open configuration when the flow of anesthetic is enabled. The valve assembly is constructed so that at least the surface of any component of the assembly that will come into contact with the anesthetic on its storage or passage from the receptacle to the vaporizer is made of a metal or low-density polyethylene, and provides a fluid-tight seal to prevent the escape of the anesthetic without the use of a gasket in the closed configuration.11-25-2010
20120125328Conversion of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) to Nitric Oxide (NO) - Inhalation of low levels of nitric oxide can rapidly and safely decrease pulmonary hypertension in mammals. A nitric oxide delivery system that converts nitrogen dioxide to nitric oxide employs a surface-active material, such as silica gel, coated with an aqueous solution of antioxidant, such as ascorbic acid.05-24-2012
20100300437MANUFACTURE OF METERED DOSE VALVE COMPONENTS - Use of metal powder injection molding for the manufacture of a metal valve component, such as a valve stem or a valve body, of a metered dose dispensing valve for use in a medicinal pressurized metered dose dispenser, such as an inhaler.12-02-2010
20110000486VALVE FOR AN AEROSOL DEVICE - The invention relates to a valve for an aerosol device. More specifically the invention relates to a valve for an aerosol device for a Metered Dose Inhaler. The valve assembly (01-06-2011
20110023875CONNECTOR FOR COUPLING A TRACHEAL TUBE TO AN AUXILIARY DEVICE - Various embodiments of a connector assembly are provided to removably couple a proximal end of a tracheal tube to components associated with a ventilator or an anesthesiology machine The disclosed embodiments include a compression fitting, which creates an airtight seal between walls of the tracheal tube and components of the compression fitting, thus allowing air to flow to and from a patient.02-03-2011
20110030682DEVICE FOR FLOW RATE LIMITATION AT LOW DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURES - The invention relates to a device for the flow rate limitation at low differential pressures, in particular for the limitation of the inhalation volume flow during the inhalation of therapeutic aerosols, comprising a housing with at least an inlet opening, at least an outlet opening and a flow channel arranged therebetween, wherein the flow channel is restricted by a flexible wall extending along the flow channel, characterised in that the flexible wall has a control area of less than 100 mm02-10-2011
20110108028FLOAT VALVE SYSTEM FOR A RESPIRATORY HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM - A float valve system for controlling an amount of liquid in a chamber is disclosed that includes a first valve seat and a second valve seat. Liquid enters the chamber in a first direction to the first valve seat and is transferred in a second direction to the second valve seat. First and second actuating members are provided to selectively open and close the first valve seat and the second valve seat, respectively. A first float is coupled to the first actuating member so as to close the first valve seat upon fluid in the chamber reaching a first predetermined level and a second float is coupled to the second actuating member so as to close the second valve seat upon fluid in the chamber reaching a second predetermined level that is different from the first predetermined level.05-12-2011
20110079222BROAD-BAND, LOW FREQUENCY, HIGH-AMPLITUDE, LONG TIME DURATION, OSCILLATING AIRWAY PRESSURE BREATHING APPARATUS AND METHOD UTILIZING BUBBLES - It has been discovered that high amplitude, low frequency, broadband spectrum pressure oscillations of sufficient time duration can help stabilize lung volumes and improve gas exchange in a patient receiving ventilation assistance by helping to recruit and stabilize alveoli. A novel device is presented which can produce pressure oscillations having high amplitudes, a low broad-band frequency spectrum and long time duration. Additionally, the device can maintain a patient's mean airway pressure at one or more controlled levels. The device can control the oscillatory amplitude, frequency range and composition, time duration, and mean airway pressure levels by adjusting certain device parameters, such as the angle and depth of the device in a fluid. A device and mechanical system for remotely adjusting and measuring the angle of the device in a fluid are also disclosed. Furthermore, a device and system are disclosed that can deliver pressure oscillations having high amplitudes, a low broad-band frequency spectrum, long time duration, and multiple mean airway inspiratory and expiratory pressure levels. The device and system also provide means for controlling respiration timing in a patient, including: breaths per minute, inspiratory time, and the ratio of inspiratory to expiratory time.04-07-2011
20110209702Proportional Solenoid Valve For Low Molecular Weight Gas Mixtures - This disclosure describes systems and methods for ventilating a patient with a gas mixture containing a low molecular weight gas, such as helium. The disclosure describes a novel proportional solenoid valve for controlling a low molecular weight gas mixture in a medical ventilator with reduced leakage.09-01-2011
20110247616SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING MEDICAMENT INTO A VENTILATOR CIRCUIT - A drug delivery adapter is configured to facilitate the delivery of one or more medicaments to a subject being ventilated by a circuit (not shown). The circuit may be a ventilator circuit, or the like, configured to convey a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of the subject. The ventilator circuit may form a flow path between a pressure generator and the airway of the subject to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas from the pressure generator to the airway of the subject. The drug delivery adapter, in particular, is configured to enable the delivery of one or more medicaments into the pressurized flow of breathable gas being conveyed to the subject by the circuit without compromising the integrity of the circuit through the introduction of ambient air. To facilitate this delivery, the drug delivery adapter is configured to dock one or more types of medicament dispenser.10-13-2011
20110247614RESPIRATOR - A respirator or anesthesia apparatus, for the artificial respiration of a patient, has a gas delivery device, at least one gas line for forming a breathing air line system, at least one gas mixing means with a mixed gas tank and at least two inlet openings with a shut-off member each for separately feeding at least two different gases to be mixed into the mixed gas tank and for subsequently feeding the mixed gas into the breathing air line system. The mixed gas tank is provided with at least two separate outlet openings for releasing the mixed gas from the mixed gas tank and for subsequently feeding it into the breathing air line system.10-13-2011
20120240924DELIVERING DILUTED OXYGEN TO A PATIENT - A device for delivering diluted oxygen to a patient is provided. The device comprises a configurable oxygen delivery unit and multiple orifices in the configurable oxygen delivery unit. Each of the orifices has a size which pertains to a particular oxygen concentration. The configurable oxygen delivery unit is structured to enable selectively altering the oxygen concentration without requiring replacement of any components in a respiratory circuit.09-27-2012
20120240927Gas Delivery Device And System - A gas delivery system including a gas delivery device, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include gas data such as gas identification, gas expiration and gas concentration. The transceiver on the circuit of the valve assembly may send wireless optical line-of-sight signals to communicate the gas data to a control module. Exemplary gas delivery mechanisms include a ventilator and a breathing circuit. Methods of administering gas are also described.09-27-2012
20110146676OPERATING ROOM/INTERVENTION ROOM - A hospital layout comprising a plurality of adjacent OR/intervention rooms (06-23-2011
20110100362Pneumatic Shunt Resistance and Gas Mixer - This invention relates to pneumatic shunt resistance, comprising a block (05-05-2011
20110073108Portable Sedation Apparatus And Related Method - Various embodiments of the invention may provide a breathing and/or anesthetic unit that is portable, compact, inexpensive, and convenient, and which may expedite medical procedures by allowing a health care provider to quickly sedate a patient. Such a unit may be ideal for minor medical procedures needing mild or moderate analgesia/sedation (e.g., <30 minutes) in various fields. Such a unit may include (i) a handheld gas supply container including a therapeutic amount of anesthetic gas; (ii) a mask; (iii) a single-use, uninterruptable flow coupler to couple the mask to the supply container; and (iv) a handheld, self-contained, recovery gas container, including a negative pressure, coupled to the mask.03-31-2011
20110067695SLAVE WHEEL COUNTER MECHANISM USEABLE WITH AN INHALER - A counter mechanism useable with a dry powder inhaler is disclosed. The mechanism features first and second indicator members rotatable about a central axis. The indicator members have counting indicia visible to indicate inhaler doses remaining or dispensed. A coupling transmits rotary motion from the inhaler to the second indicator member when the inhaler is charged with a dose. A slave wheel, rotatable about an axis offset from the central axis, has a drive transfer wheel on one face and a gear on an opposite face. The gear engages the second indicator member, the drive transfer wheel intermittently engages and rotates the first indicator member in response to rotary motion of the second indicator member.03-24-2011
20110061650ANESTHESIA DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR OPERATING AN ANESTHESIA DEVICE - An anesthesia device and a process are provided with which a breathing gas, which is present in a breathing circuit and which is especially enriched with an anesthetic, can be removed rapidly and in a cost-effective manner. The breathing circuit comprises an inspiratory breathing gas duct and an expiratory breathing gas duct, for receiving an expired breathing gas, a Y-piece, which is designed as a Y-piece that can be closed, for connecting the inspiratory and expiratory breathing gas ducts with a patient. At least one breathing gas supply system introduces breathing gas into the breathing circuit. A breathing gas outlet duct is provided with a breathing gas outlet valve. A breathing gas reservoir intermediately stores breathing gas. A PEEP valve is arranged upstream of the breathing gas reservoir in the direction of flow of the breathing gas. A breathing gas delivery is arranged downstream of the breathing gas reservoir in the direction of flow of the breathing gas. An air inlet introduces ambient air into the breathing circuit. The air inlet is arranged between the PEEP valve and the breathing gas delivery. A control is provided at least for controlling the ambient air entering through the air inlet, the breathing gas delivery, the PEEP valve and the breathing gas outlet valve for removing breathing gases from the breathing circuit.03-17-2011
20110061649DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING RESPIRATORY AND OTHER DISEASES - A method and device to prevent and cure body diseases caused by infection factors such as: bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites as well as preventing fat accumulation in body blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol level in the blood and destroying body organs cancer cells is done by inhaling vapors of fresh crushed or sliced garlic or vapors of synthetic allicin.03-17-2011
20110030681DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE - A dispenser for administering a pharmaceutical substance in the form of a plurality of separate unit doses of the substance, comprising a housing, an actuator, a delivery outlet for administering at least one unit dose at a time, a transport mechanism for bringing the unit doses sequentially in operative association with the delivery outlet and a delaying arrangement to impose a lockout interval between administering sequential doses02-10-2011
20110000487NEBULISING DEVICE FOR USE IN A CPAP-SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a modified nebulizing device for generating a nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and addition of nebulized drug which can be carried out simultaneously and in synergy without loosing a substantial amount of nebulized drug. Further, the present invention also discloses a nebulizing device and a nebulizing attachment device usable in a system for generating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and simultaneously and in synergy adding of nebulized drug without loosing a substantial amount of nebulized drug.01-06-2011
20100252037METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR NON-INVASIVE OPEN VENTILATION WITH GAS DELIVERY NOZZLES WITHIN NASAL PILLOWS - A non-invasive ventilation system may include a nasal interface. The nasal interface may include a left outer tube with a left distal end adapted to impinge a left nostril, at least one left opening in the left distal end in pneumatic communication with the left nostril, and a left proximal end of the left outer tube in fluid communication with ambient air. The left proximal end of the left outer tube may curve laterally away from a midline of a face. A right outer tube may be similarly provided. One or more left jet nozzles may direct ventilation gas into the left outer tube, and one or more right jet nozzles may direct ventilation gas into the right outer tube. The jet nozzles may be in fluid communication with the pressurized gas supply.10-07-2010
20110253138INHALER WITH AUDIBLE INDICATOR MEANS - The disclosure relates to an inhaler comprising an outlet through which doses of medicament may be dispensed. The inhaler also comprises a dispensing mechanism having a primed state, in which it is ready for dispensing a dose, and a fired state, in which it has dispensed a dose. In one aspect, the inhaler also comprises a disabler which, after the final dose has been dispensed, is activated to disable the dispensing mechanism from generating a sound which has been audible when the dispensing mechanism has moved from its primed state to its fired state. In a second aspect, the disabler prevents the dispensing mechanism from being in its primed state when an outlet cover is in an open position, whereby a not ready indication is presented to the user.10-20-2011
20100263665DOSE COUNTER MECHANISM - An apparatus for counting doses of a dispenser (10-21-2010
20110146677AEROSOL FORMULATION FOR COPD - The stable aerosol solution formulations comprising glycopyrronium chloride are useful for administration to patients with COPD and other respiratory conditions.06-23-2011
20090126731PATIENT INTERFACE ASSEMBLY FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPY - A patient interface assembly includes a housing that defines an inlet port and an outlet port. A jet pump receives pressurized gas flow from the inlet port and delivers the gas flow to the outlet port. A nebulizer is fluidly coupled to the outlet port and positioned to introduce medication into the gas flow and deliver medicated gas flow to a patient.05-21-2009
20110041846LIQUID HOLDER, AND INHALATION APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME - A liquid holder for holding a liquid comprises an outlet formation part for formation of outlet port for discharging the liquid held in the liquid holder, and a pressure differential-reducing member for reducing a predetermined pressure differential between the inside and outside of the liquid holder; the pressure differential-reducing member including a first member which moves for reducing the first predetermined pressure differential and a second member which reduces a second pressure differential less than the first predetermined pressure differential.02-24-2011
20110041845Dose Counter and Recording Method - A dose counter for a metered dose inhaler includes a force sensor, an electronic controller, a memory for storing data indicative of a remaining number of doses and an electronic display device coupled to the controller for displaying the remaining number of doses. The dose counter is attached or integrated into a base of a canister containing medicament such that force applied to the base of the canister is registered by the force sensor, the controller being configured to measure force applied to the dose counter when depressing the canister and being responsive to measured force to decrement the remaining number of doses stored in the memory and shown on the display device.02-24-2011
20110041844NOZZLE AND INHALER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A NOZZLE02-24-2011
20110041843ADAPTOR AND BREATHING ASSIST DEVICE USING THE SAME - An adaptor includes a housing and a plurality of blades disposed inside the housing. The adaptor can be utilized with a breathing assist device such as a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Air flowing through an air flow path defined by the two ends of the housing is delivered for use. The blades within the housing are aligned in a direction parallel to the air flow path. The blades within the housing can be parallel, zigzag or chevron shape and are designed to facilitate condensation of water from the air flowing over the blades. The adaptor will reduce rain-out effect in the breathing device.02-24-2011
20110253137System to control a patient's ventilator or anesthesia machine - A system for the control of a ventilator or an anesthesia delivery machine for an intubated patient, wherein the intubated patient has an endotracheal tube inserted into the airway passage, the endotracheal tube having a controllably inflatable annular cuff thereon, wherein the cuff is monitored and controlled by a pressure control unit, the system including: a patient-disturbed signal arrangement for providing a feedback to the ventilator or anesthesia delivery machine through the pressure control unit to delay pressure changes directed to the cuff by the ancillary devices.10-20-2011
20110253136TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS10-20-2011
20110162644METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING CLEAN BREATHABLE GAS - The invention features methods and apparatus for the treatment of asthma patients. A controlled supply of breathable air delivered to a patient interface or mask (07-07-2011
20100319692EJECTION HEAD CARTRIDGE AND INHALATION APPARATUS THE SAME IS ATTACHABLE THERETO - The invention provides an ejection head cartridge and an inhalation apparatus that limit turbulence in an air stream and reduce the probability of collisions of ejected drug in an air flow channel so that the drug can be conveyed in a uniform air stream. An ejection head cartridge 12-23-2010
20100319691VACUUM AND POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTRATHORACIC PRESSURE REGULATION - Medical techniques include systems and methods for administering a positive pressure ventilation, a positive end expiratory pressure, and a vacuum to a person. Approaches also include treating a person with an intrathoracic pressure regulator so as to modulate or upregulate the autonomic system of the person, and treating a person with a combination of an intrathoracic pressure regulation treatment and an intra-aortic balloon pump treatment.12-23-2010
20100282255MEDICINE EJECTION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - Provided are a medicine ejection device capable of realizing appropriate ejection by surely setting an inner pressure of a medicine tank at a negative pressure in an initial period of every ejection time, and a control method for the medicine ejection device. A medicine container section that contains medicine is coupled to a medicine ejection section including nozzles from which the medicine is ejected, and elements which generate energy for ejecting the medicine from the nozzles. A plug as a movable wall positionally shifts so that a capacity of the medicine container section can increase or decrease in accordance with a predetermined pressure difference between an inside and outside of the medicine container section. Prior to opening a head cap, the capacity is increased so as to generate pressure variations in a negative pressure direction, which have a larger value than a value equivalent to the predetermined pressure difference.11-11-2010
20120031401LIGHT BLOCKING CONTAINER WITH VIEWING WINDOW FOR PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOUNDS - Several embodiments of the present invention provide a container (02-09-2012
20110114091TEE CONNECTOR FOR SUPPLYING AEROSOL - A Tee connector for supplying aerosol includes: a Tee-shaped tube having a transverse tube portion and a longitudinal tube portion, the transverse tube portion having inlet and outlet ports and being formed with a top opening and a bottom opening, the bottom opening being aligned with the top opening and being connected fluidly to the longitudinal tube portion; a cover closing detachably the top opening; a valve including a valve plate which is movable downward to close the bottom opening and upward to open the bottom opening; and a spring disposed within the transverse tube portion and urging the valve plate so that the valve plate is moved downward to close the bottom opening.05-19-2011
20100180891Reservoir System for Gas Delivery to a Patient - An oxygen delivery system is provided that employs a reservoir for holding oxygen or an oxygen and medicine mixture while the patient is not inhaling. The reservoir generally prevents waste and reduces cost and helps prevent the patient from re-inhaling the previously exhaled gases.07-22-2010
20110048418DISPENSING APPARATUS - A dispensing apparatus comprises: a housing suitable to receive in use a pressurised dispensing container capable of dispensing metered doses of a product; and a dose counter; wherein the dispensing apparatus further comprises a hydraulic system for activating the dose counter based on movement of the received pressurised dispensing container.03-03-2011
20100163028Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include monitoring at least one health attribute of an individual during an artificial sensory experience, associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual, and modifying at least one of an inhalation device-dispensed bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on associating a characteristic of the artificial sensory experience with the at least one health attribute of the individual.07-01-2010
20090308385METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METERED DOSE DISPENSING - This application discloses a dose counter device of the type for use on an aerosol dispensing assembly having an aerosol container and an actuator. The dose counter device is used for indicating the release of a dose of aerosol medication caused by the application of a force, in an axial direction, on the aerosol dispensing assembly. The dose counter device has a cap, a slider and a first counter ring. The cap is moved in a first direction along an axis of the container, which causes movement of the slider in a first linear direction laterally, relative to the axis of the container, as a function of the movement of the cap in the first direction. The first counter ring is rotated through a first arc in a first circumferential direction about the axis of the container, as a function of the movement of the slider in the first linear direction. The cap is then moved in a second opposite direction, which causes the slider to move in a second opposite linear direction, which in turn causes rotation of the first counter ring through a second arc in the first circumferential direction about the axis of the container A sum of the first and second arcs of movement of the first counter ring defines a circumferential extent of movement of the first counter ring relative to the cap that indicates a single dose of aerosol medication dispensed from the container.12-17-2009
20090293870Dose Information Device - The present invention relates to a device to be used with a medical administration device, which administration device comprises administration drive means for administrating a prescribed dose of medicament; mechanical dose setting means for setting a prescribed dose of medicament to be administered, including a mechanical indicating member (12-03-2009
20080216828HEATING UNIT FOR USE IN A DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE - Drug supply units are disclosed which comprise substrates having a plurality of holes formed therein.09-11-2008
20100206306SELF-SENSING DISPENSING DEVICE - The present self-sensing dispensing device includes: power supply means, a liquid dispensing element comprising an actuator and a dispensing aperture through which liquid is to be dispensed by activation of the actuator, electronic control means operable to control the actuator, liquid supply means connecting with a liquid reservoir to supply liquid to the liquid dispensing element, valving means allowing or blocking liquid to flow from the reservoir to the liquid dispensing element, wherein the actuator operates to execute in itself at least a dispensing function and a detecting function, the detecting function detecting at least characteristics external to the self-sensing dispensing device and causing the actuator to generate a command signal, and wherein the electronic control means is operable to control the valving means and the actuator based on the reception of the command signal.08-19-2010
20100024813Aromatherapy Method - A fragrance dispensing device is provided which is suitable for incorporation into a plush figure or when affixed with a nozzle can be inserted into a person's nose to provide aromatherapy or other herbal medications. In one of the preferred embodiments of this invention, the fragrance dispensing device comprises a hollow body in the form of a sphere or a ball having a slit valve or a one-way valve disposed within the wall of the hollow body. A scented cartridge is inserted into the hollow body through the valve or some other resealable opening in the hollow body. In a preferred embodiment of this invention, the fragrance dispensing device has the hollow body encompassed within a compressible container. Once the hollow body is charged with the fragrance cartridge, the container can be compressed so as to force a discrete charge of scented air from within the hollow body, into its surrounding core material. The amount of fragrance dispensed from within the hollow body is based, in part, upon the volume of the hollow body and the partial pressure of the fragrance within the cartridge. Thus, if the fragrance is highly volatile, more fragrance will be present in the discrete charge emitted from the hollow body. Where additional scent is desired, the hollow body can be repeatedly compressed to discharge additional discrete charges of fragrance into the environment.02-04-2010
20100024812INHALER - A cartridge having an ejection head for ejecting medicine and a reservoir as integral parts thereof is provided with an electric connection section on a lower surface of a junction forming section thereof to be brought into contact with an inhaler body. As the cartridge is put into the inhaler body and secured to the latter by means of a cartridge fixing member, the electric connection section of the cartridge is brought into contact with an electric connection section arranged on a top surface of a cartridge mounting section of the inhaler body to establish electric connection between the cartridge and the inhaler body.02-04-2010
20100018526NITRIC OXIDE REACTOR AND DISTRIBUTOR APPARATUS AND METHOD - A reaction and distribution system may include a distributor securable near or in a path correspond to a breathing passage such as the nostrils or the mouth of a user for delivering nitric oxide therapy thereto. The distributor may contain an internal reactor for creating the nitric oxide from reactants. Alternative embodiments may rely on a line delivering nitric oxide to the distributor from a remote generator such as a cannister carried in a pocket or placed/at the bedside of a user.01-28-2010
20120145148MODULAR AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM - An adapter for use in a breathing circuit including a housing with a conduit having a ventilator port adapted to be coupled to a breathing circuit and a patient port adapted to communicate with a patient interface. A medicament container receptacle communicates with the conduit between the ventilator port and the patient port. The receptacle includes a support block having a well shaped to receive a valve stem extending from a container of medicament and an actuator finger extending upwardly in the receptacle adjacent the support block. The actuator finger is adapted to actuate a dose counter coupled to the container.06-14-2012
20090173346DOSE COUNTER - This application discloses a dose counter for use in connection with a device adapted for metered dispensing of a medication. The dose counter has a first count indicator that has a first indicia bearing surface, with the first count indicator being rotatable about a first axis. The dose counter also has a second count indicator that has a second indicia bearing surface, with the second count indicator being rotatable about a second axis. The second axis is disposed at an obtuse angle with respect to the first axis, and the first and second indicia bearing surfaces align at a common viewing area to collectively present at least a portion of a medication dosage count.07-09-2009
20090173345Medicine Dispensation Device - The invention concerns a medicine dispensation device, in particular a multi-dose powder inhalator, for the dispensing of individual doses of medicine as depicted in exemplary FIG. 07-09-2009
20120037155Novel Auxiliary Chamber for Inhaled-Drugs - An auxiliary chamber for inhaled-drugs includes a hollow tube body and a hollow side tube; and a unidirectional air valve which only allows air from an inlet flowing to an outlet end is located at the inlet end of the hollow tube body, wherein the outlet end of the hollow tube body is connected to an endotracheal tube. The hollow side tube connects with a lateral hole of the hollow tube body at one end, and a special universal adapter at the other end. The special universal adapter has a small through hole which is used to accommodate an inhaler therein to release inhaled drugs in the inhaler into the hollow tube body, and the inhaled drugs moves from the inlet end with air flow to the outlet end after entering the hollow tube body to help patients with respiratory failure take medicine.02-16-2012
20120304987SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING THERAPEUTIC DELIVERY OF AEROSOLIZED MEDICAMENT TO A PLURALITY OF SUBJECTS TO BE MONITORED - A server is configured to be communicatively linked with drug delivery devices used by a plurality of different subjects to receive aerosolized medicament as part of a therapy regime. The server provides a user with a user interface that enables the user to access therapy information related to the therapy of a plurality of different subjects. This may facilitate the monitoring of therapy received by the plurality of subjects.12-06-2012
20120304989METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BACKSPILL PREVENTION - A backspill prevention apparatus prevents water from a humidifier portion of a positive airway pressure (PAP) device from reaching a blower motor of a PAP device. The backspill prevention apparatus can include a variety of different devices, and is placed somewhere along an air passageway between a blower motor and a humidifier portion of a PAP device.12-06-2012
20120304988Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Device - A respiratory treatment device comprising at least one chamber, a chamber inlet configured to receive exhaled air into the at least one chamber, at least one chamber outlet configured to permit exhaled air to exit the at least one chamber, and an exhalation flow path defined between the chamber inlet and the at least one chamber outlet. A restrictor member positioned in the exhalation flow path is moveable between a closed position, where a flow of exhaled air along the exhalation flow path is restricted, and an open position, where the flow of exhaled air along the exhalation flow path is less restricted. A vane in fluid communication with the exhalation flow path is operatively connected to the restrictor member and is configured to reciprocate between a first position and a second position in response to the flow of exhaled air along the exhalation flow path.12-06-2012
20100319690RECEIVER WITH VALVES - An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as an anesthetic, from the outlet port of a reservoir to a machine while effectively and conveniently minimizing the release of anesthetic. In one embodiment, the apparatus and system can include a first valve movable between a first position and a second position; a first housing surrounding the first valve; a second valve slidably connected to the first valve and movable between a third position and a fourth position; and a second housing which surrounds the second valve; wherein the apparatus defines a first opening, a second opening, and a receiver passage between the first and second openings. In another embodiment, a movable plunger can be slidably connected to the second valve.12-23-2010
20100101570MODULAR AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM - In a modular medicament delivery system, a dispenser housing has a support block with a well and an orifice communicating with the well. A first container assembly includes a valve stem shaped to be received by the well in the support block. The first container assembly has a first exterior shape. A second container assembly includes a valve stem shaped to be received by the well in the support block. The second container assembly has a second exterior shape that is different than the first exterior shape. An insert member is adapted for mounting to the dispenser housing in the cavity and defines an interior space shaped to receive the second exterior shape of the second container. Methods of assembling the system, a system kit and a device are also provided. A medication delivery device includes first and second end pieces and a collapsible chamber disposed therebetween.04-29-2010
20120103330MEDICINAL INHALATION DEVICE - A medical inhalation device or a component thereof having a diamond-like glass coating comprising hydrogen and on a hydrogen free basis about 20 to about 40 atomic percent of silicon, greater than 39 atomic percent of carbon, and less than 33 down to and including zero atomic percent of oxygen.05-03-2012
20110155130Dronabinol Treatment for Migraines - In various embodiments, the present invention provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and methods of administering such compositions to treat migraines.06-30-2011
20120006323NASAL DEVICES - A nasal delivery device for and a method of delivering a substance, in particular one of a liquid, as a suspension or solution, or a powder containing a medicament, especially systemic or topical pharmaceuticals, or a vaccine to the nasal airway of a subject.01-12-2012
20120012107APPARATUS FOR RESUSCITATION - An application for a disposable support/resuscitation system is disclosed includes a pressurized gas inlet and a pressure relief device interfaced to the pressurized gas inlet. The pressure relief device has a first pressure relief valve that opens at a setable gas pressure and, optionally, has a second pressure relief valve that opens at a pre-determined maximum gas pressure. A manometer is interfaced to the pressure relief valve, a manually operated valve is interfaced to the manometer, and a patient interface port is interfaced with the manually operated valve. The manually operated valve selectively controls administration of the pressurized gas to the patient and both the manometer and the manually operated valve are in close proximity to the patient.01-19-2012
20120055472DOSE COUNTER - A dose counter device for an inhaler registers when a dose is delivered. The dose counter is adapted to mount on the distal end of the inhaler. The inhaler includes a canister comprising an inhaler housing. The dose counter device comprises a device trigger provided in an electron circuit on the distal end of the canister. The electron circuit further comprises an acoustic sensor also provided on the distal end of the canister. A force sensor is adapted to activate the acoustic sensor when a force is applied to the distal end of the canister. The acoustic sensor registers dose delivery when it picks up a sound.03-08-2012
20120111323COUNTER - A counter comprising: a first ring member having first indicia and a second ring member having second indicia, each of said first and second ring members being rotatable in increments about a common axis, one or both of said first and second indicia indicating a count; a drive mechanism for rotating said first ring member; and a coupling mechanism for releasably coupling said first ring member to said second ring member, to allow said first and second ring members to rotate cooperatively when coupled and to allow independent rotating of said first ring member when not coupled; wherein said coupling mechanism comprises first and second engagement means, said first engagement means being movable radially outwardly and radially inwardly relative to said axis.05-10-2012
20120204873MONITORING DEVICE FOR A THERAPY DEVICE AND PROCESS - A monitoring device for monitoring a therapy device, for example, an anesthesia device or a respirator, is provided by which an alarm device for triggering an alarm when the value drops beyond a warning limit (08-16-2012
20120204872INHALATION APPARATUS - An inhalation device utilizing a controlled oxygen concentration selected which entrains air to modify a source gas, such as pure oxygen at 100% down to different selected levels of lower oxygen concentrations with a high total gas flow being achieved for inhalation without being perpendicular to the breathing orifices and allowing eating and suctioning without interference thus maintaining a constant uninterrupted oxygenation supply during eating and or suctioning is provided, which is adapted for disposal adjacent a nose and a mouth of a subject, including a nose hood connected to a chamber. The chamber has a central portion defining a longitudinal axis oriented perpendicular to the nose hood. A mixing section delivers fluid to a first end portion of the chamber in a fluid flow path configured to travel in a direction along the longitudinal axis and exit from a second end portion, coaxial with the first end portion. The central portion defines an opening aligned with and facing the nose in a configuration such that the fluid is inhalable from the central portion to the nose without direct impact by said fluid to the breathing orifices.08-16-2012
20120204870BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - Breathing assistance apparatus for treating sleep apnoea are described. More specifically, nasal interface for the supply of respiratory gases, but most particularly positive pressure gases are described. The nasal interfaces may include various forms of nasal pillows or nasal plugs. Associated elements such as manifolds or housings to hold or secure the pillows or plugs, or headgear are also disclosed.08-16-2012
20120152243Breathing Apparatus - A tent-like structure has a compact configuration and can be expanded to an expanded configuration large enough totally to enclose a patient. A recirculating gas supply arrangement supplies a mixture of oxygen and helium to the inside of the structure. The structure may contain exercise equipment, such as a static cycle, so that the patient can exercise in the gas mixture. The structure could also be used over a swimming pool. A weight or other means at the lower end of the structure helps to seal it with the floor surface and reduce escape of gas.06-21-2012
20110061651FORMOTEROL SUPERFINE FORMULATION - A metal container and a method of preparing a metal container for a pharmaceutical formulation where the active ingredient is formoterol, a stereoisomer of formoterol, and a physiologically acceptable salt of formoterol, in a solution of a liquefied HFA propellant.03-17-2011
20120204871Stable, non-corrosive formulations for pressurized metered dose inhalers - Pharmaceutical pressurized metered dosing inhalers (MDIs) are disclosed containing at least one dissolved halide substance, a suspended drug substance and a co-solvent, stabilized chemically and also against metal corrosion by the addition of an acid, an unsaturated suspending agent and water.08-16-2012
20120152242METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PORTABLE FLUID DELIVERY FOR ANIMALS - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and apparatus for supplying a fluid, including but not limited to oxygen and/or medications to a non-human animal in a configuration that does not require a human to hold a component on the animal.06-21-2012
20120103329Trigger Mechanism for a Drug Delivery Device - The invention relates to a trigger mechanism for a drug delivery device comprising at least one energy storing element, an actuation element and a series of cascaded trigger elements. The trigger elements are pre-stressed with increasing pre-stressing and coupled to the at least one energy storing element such that the trigger elements, upon exerting a sufficient actuation force (Fa, U) on the actuation element, cause a cascaded release of increasing portions of energy stored in the at least one energy storing device. At least one of the trigger elements is equipped with a latch element directly coupling at least two trigger elements such that the latch element restrains at least one of these trigger elements to its pre-stressed state before exerting the actuation force (Fa, U).05-03-2012
20120103328Dose Setting Element for a Drug Delivery Device and Drug Delivery Device with Dose Setting Element - The invention relates to a dose setting mechanism (05-03-2012
20100095961METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUAL INPUT AND HAPTIC OUTPUT OF PATIENT CRITICAL OPERATING PARAMETERS IN A BREATHING APPARATUS - A manual input-output device in a breathing apparatus, such as an anesthesia system, has a manual input for adjusting at least one patient critical operating parameter of the breathing apparatus. The manual input-output device is programmable for a haptic feedback and has an operating member for the manual input and a manual output, a detecting unit that detects a movement of the operating member, and a haptic feedback unit that applies a mechanical output to the operating member depending on the movement detected. The manual input-output device can be used for adjusting an opening pressure level of an adjustable pressure limiting (APL) valve.04-22-2010
20110088692Discharging device - The invention relates to a discharging device for discharging liquids, an outer housing (04-21-2011
20110180067PROTOCOL AND METHODS FOR PULSATING DRUG DELIVERY - An air delivery device (ADD) for applying fluid pressure pulses (FPP) to the mouth cavity of a patient at a predetermined frequency according to a protocol The ADD, comprises: a) an air blower for blowing air into a pressure chamber via a first opening (inlet); b) airflow occluding means (AOM) provided in fluid communication with said pressure chamber; said AOM located between said first opening and a second opening (outlet) of said pressure chamber; c) a patient mouthpiece or Face Mask, in fluid communication with said second opening (outlet); and, d) means for controlling AOM, adapted to interrupt and release said airflow at a predetermined frequency and pressure, thereby applying said FPPs to the mouth cavity of a patient according to a predetermined protocol during operation.07-28-2011
20090173344CPAP system and method of use - A system and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) by means of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP) system in which is included an ultra-violet light source to remove bacteria and contaminants which may cause respiratory infection in a patient being treated. The ultravoilet light source is contained in a specially designed chamber comprising aluminum or equivalent suitable materials. The ultraviolet chamber is positioned directly downstream of a humidification unit and includes specially positioned baffles to protect connecting elements and other system components from any possible damage.07-09-2009
20110108029BREATHING CIRCUIT - A breathing circuit is described for the supplying of low pressure oxygen to a patient that is at risk of hypoxia. The breathing circuit includes a patent airway maintaining device, a first tube that includes a substantially rigid elbow and connectors and a flexible tubular extension. An inflatable bag is coupled to the first tube and has a pressure relief valve that exhausts into the atmosphere. A second tube has a first end that terminates in proximity to the patent airway maintaining device and a second opposed end that terminates external to the first tube. A third tube connects an external source of oxygen to the second tube. A method for an oxygen breathing circuit is also described that further includes the use of a carbon dioxide monitor and the inflatable bag for assisted breathing. The breathing circuit uses only non-metallic polymer or composite type materials.05-12-2011
20120125327Nasal Passage Strip - A nasal passage covering is provided to adhere to opposite sides of the lower nose. The covering further has a filtering material designed to cover the nostrils to filter air coming into the body.05-24-2012
20120247462ANTIBIOTIC FORMULATIONS, UNIT DOSES, KITS, AND METHODS - An aqueous or powder composition includes anti-gram-negative antibiotic or salt thereof being present at an amount ranging from about 100 mg/ml to about 200 mg/ml. Another aqueous or powder composition includes anti-gram-positive antibiotic or salt thereof being present at a concentration ranging from about 0.6 to about 0.9 of the water solubility limit, at 25° C. and 1.0 atmosphere, of the anti-gram-positive antibiotic or salt thereof. Other embodiments include unit doses, kits, and methods.10-04-2012
20100051025ATTENUATION OF VASOACTIVE OXYGEN CARRIER-INDUCED VASOCONSTRICTION - Compositions and methods for preventing or reducing vasoconstriction in a mammal following administration of an artificial oxygen carrier (e.g., a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier) are disclosed. The methods include administering to a mammal a composition containing an artificial oxygen carrier in combination with one or more of a nitric oxide-releasing compound, a therapeutic gas containing gaseous nitric oxide, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, and/or a soluble guanylate cyclase sensitizer.03-04-2010
20120132201Medical Device Comprising Mechanical-Electrical Transducing Means - The present invention relates to a medical device for administering a dose of a medicament to a user, comprising: 05-31-2012
20100186739Device for Delivering Medicament - The present invention relates to a device for the delivery of predetermined doses of liquid medicament to a patient, which medicament is intended to be inhaled by the patient or intended to be injected into the body of the patient. The device is adapted to be in a medicament delivery state and in a medicament non-delivery state. When the device is in a medicament delivery state, said device is adapted to drive a piston into a cartridge containing the liquid medicament to be delivered, with a force that is above or equal to a predetermined minimum force value and below a predetermined maximum force value. The minimum force value is the lowest force value needed to deliver the predetermined dose and the maximum force value is the first force value at which it exists a risk of damaging the cartridge or the components of the device. Further, more of the spring force is brought to an efficient output torque ensuring that a predetermined volume of medicament is expelled from a cartridge.07-29-2010
20120247460METERED DOSE INHALER SPACER - A metered dose inhaler (MDI) spacer has a body that defines a dose receiving chamber. A proximal end portion coupled between the body and a mouth port through which a metered dose may be inhaled by a user of the MDI spacer. A distal end portion is coupled with the body. A combined one-way and flow rate control valve coupled with the distal end portion is configured for permitting external airflow into and prohibiting internal airflow out of the dose receiving chamber. A collar coupled with the distal end portion is configured for receiving an actuator shaft of a metered dose inhaler and for forming a seal about an aerosol nozzle of the metered dose inhaler such that a metered dose of medication is admissible into the dose receiving chamber via the collar while airflow into and out of the dose receiving chamber via the collar is prohibited.10-04-2012
20100051026Ventilator With Controlled Purge Function - This disclosure describes systems and methods for purging narrow diameter sensor tubing in a ventilation system. Among other aspects, this disclosure describes ventilation systems in which a sensor tube purge module utilizes a ventilator-generated signal to synchronize the purging of sensor tubes with the delivery of respiratory therapy. Through the signal, purging is prevented from occurring during inspiration and during events such as ventilation maneuvers. Purging may be further improved by monitoring the pressure of the gas used to purge the sensor tubes in order to prevent purges being performed when the pressure is too high or too low. One way to achieve this is by purging the sensor tubes using gas discharged from an accumulator, in which the pressure in the accumulator is monitored and controlled by the sensor tube purging module.03-04-2010
20120312301DOSE INDICATOR DEVICE - Dose indicator device for metered dose inhalers having a base, inner wheel, outer wheel, drive, transmission cog and flexible cover. The drive, inner wheel and outer wheel are concentrically, rotatably mounted about a first rotation axis. The cog rotates about a second axis parallel to the first. The inner wheel has inner annular surface primary indexing teeth and one or more outer annular surface secondary indexing teeth. The outer wheel has indexing teeth on an inner annular surface. The cog has gear teeth engageable with outer wheel indexing teeth and engageable by one or more inner wheel secondary indexing teeth. The drive has one or more arms engageable with primary indexing teeth. The flexible cover being flexible downwardly wherein, in use, downward drive movement is accompanied by drive rotation about the first axis, the rotation causing inner wheel rotation by interengagement of the drive and the primary indexing teeth.12-13-2012
20100269823LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD DEVICE - A liquid discharge head includes an energy generating element which generates energy to be used to discharge a liquid; and a plurality of discharge ports which is formed for each energy generating element and allows the liquid to be discharged therethrough. The plurality of discharge ports have regions where the angles of contact with the liquid are different around the discharge ports, and the regions in the discharge ports where the contact angles are relatively small are formed at different positions in the plurality of discharge ports, and the liquids discharged from the plurality of discharge ports are discharged in directions away from each other.10-28-2010
20120118287METHODS AND DEVICES FOR THE DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC GASES INCLUDING NITRIC OXIDE - Gas packages for the delivery of therapeutic gases, and in particular gaseous nitric oxide (gNO) are provided herein. The gas packages comprise one or more of a gas reservoir, interface layer, sealing layer, and holding container. The interface layer regulates discharge of the therapeutic gas from the gas reservoir to the external environment. The sealing layer and/or holding container prevent evolution of the gas until the sealing layer is compromised or the holding container is opened. The gas packages and methods for using them are useful for the treatment, alleviation, and prevention of various disease and non-disease, medical and non-medical, conditions in humans and animals,05-17-2012
20120255547APPARATUS FOR RESPIRATING OF PATIENTS - Apparatus for the respirating of patients with means for the circulating in one direction in a line system of gas, with supplies for the various components of the gas and with a line system part in which a carbon dioxide absorber device is provided, whereby the line system further is provided with a by-pass line for leading of the respiratory gas outside of the line system part with the absorber device, characterized in that a control unit is provided by means of which the operating of the closing means takes place in dependence on one or more measurements of the concentration of carbon dioxide in the respiratory gas in the line system, and wherein the line system is provided with a circulation blower.10-11-2012
20120186585VIBRATORY PEP THERAPY SYSTEM WITH MEDICATED AEROSOL NEBULIZER - A positive oscillatory expiratory air pressure respiratory therapy device which is adapted to receive a nebulizer for administering aerosolized medicant for selective administration during oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy.07-26-2012
20120186583Sliding Track and Pivot Mounting System for Displays on Anesthesia Machines - An anesthesia workstation includes a sliding track system attached to the front of the anesthesia workstation for the mounting of one or more displays. The displays are horizontally slidable along the front of the anesthesia workstation along the sliding track. In addition, the sliding track system includes pivot points which enable outward pivoting of the displays up to 90 degrees. Sliding and pivoting of the displays is possible both independently and simultaneously. The sliding track system allows the anesthetist to slide and pivot the displays across the front of the workstation along the length of the track to the most preferable viewing position. Additional storage space is positioned within the anesthesia workstation behind the displays and becomes exposed and accessible when the displays are manipulated via the sliding track system.07-26-2012
20120260915NASAL DEVICES - A nasal delivery device and a method of delivering substance to a nasal airway of a subject can be used for mass treatment, especially mass vaccination. The delivery device can include an interface unit, as a replaceable unit, having at least one nosepiece unit for fitting to a respective nostril of a subject, a nozzle from which substance is in use delivered, and at least one delivery unit having a substance supply unit for delivering substance to the nozzle of the at least one nosepiece unit. The delivery device can also include an actuation unit for actuating the at least one delivery unit of the interface unit.10-18-2012
20100326436INHALER - There is provided an inhaler capable of allowing a medicine to effectively reach a target site even when a plurality of types of medicines having different target sites is used in the same inhaler. In a control unit (CPU) of a housing, a medicine identification portion identifies the type of medicine stored in a medicine storing portion of a cartridge. A determination portion determines an air inhalation volume when the medicine is inhaled based on the type of medicine identified by the medicine identification portion. A medicine ejection portion is arranged in an air flow path. The medicine ejected from the medicine ejection portion is inhaled by a user from a suction port. A display portion of the housing informs the user of the inhalation volume determined by the determination portion.12-30-2010
20110120461TRANS-FILL METHOD AND SYSTEM - A trans-fill method and system comprising obtaining therapeutic gas from a therapeutic gas source, compressing the therapeutic gas from the therapeutic gas source in at least two stages to create an intermediate therapeutic gas stream and a high pressure therapeutic gas stream, supplying therapeutic gas to a patient from the intermediate therapeutic gas stream, and filling a cylinder with the therapeutic gas from the high pressure therapeutic gas stream substantially simultaneously with supplying therapeutic gas to the patient.05-26-2011
20110000485Ventilating tube and stylet system - A ventilation system and method with a ventilating tube, a stylet removably disposed within the ventilating tube, and a proximal housing. A proximal housing includes a proximal end that connects to the ventilating tube, a distal end that connects to a ventilating machine, a lumen between the proximal end and distal end, an external wall between the proximal end and distal end, a filter contained within the external wall, surrounding the lumen, and connecting the proximal end and distal end, and a cavity between the filter and the external wall. A proximal housing contains at least one detection element and can be sensitive to carbon dioxide. The same proximal housing contains at least one treatment element to heat, cool, humidify, dehumidify, or provide medication to the lumen of the proximal housing.01-06-2011
20110017210Dose counter with lockout mechanism - A medicament dispenser, in particular a metered dose inhaler, which is able to count the number of time the dispenser is activated and then disable the device, which then prevents any additional medicament from being dispensed. Additional embodiments include a medicament dispenser which are adapted to display either the number of activations that have occurred or the number of activations remaining.01-27-2011
20120266876Medicament Container - The invention relates to a medicament container (10-25-2012
20120266877Medicament Administration Device - The invention relates to a medicament administration device (10-25-2012
20120266878LIQUID MEDICINE EJECTION DEVICE - A liquid medicine ejection device for ejecting a liquid medicine as liquid droplets to be inhaled by a user includes means for providing information on the ejection to the user without providing means for determining a state of the ejection when a preliminary ejection operation is carried out, the preliminary ejection operation ejecting an amount of the liquid medicine smaller than an amount ordinarily ejected. The liquid medicine ejection device enables improved reliability of ejection and comfort of a user by carrying out preliminary ejection before inhalation and by making it possible for the user to visually or auditorily check an ejection state of minute liquid droplets with a relatively simple structure to see whether or not the preliminary ejection is carried out correctly.10-25-2012
20110226242RESPIRATORY DRUG DELIVERY APPARATUS WHICH PROVIDES AUDIO INSTRUCTIONS - A respiratory drug delivery apparatus that includes a housing for holding a source of a medication, wherein the housing has a patient interface portion for delivering one or more doses of the medication to an airway of a patient, and a sound generator coupled to the housing. The sound generator is adapted to generate one or more audible instructions in response to an actuation signal. The actuation signal may generated in response to a manual actuation performed by the patient, or in response to the detection of an event relating to operation of the apparatus.09-22-2011
20120080030Mouthpiece and Flow Rate Controller for Intrapulmonary Delivery Devices - This invention relates to a therapeutic device and method of administering precisely measured doses of a therapeutic substance via inhalation to pediatric and adult patients. More specifically, the invention relates to a therapeutic device and method of administering inhaled medication which delivers a controlled flow rate to a mouthpiece for administration of medicament to young children and adults with a diminished capacity, at a rate of about 25.8 L/minute to 30.2 L/minute.04-05-2012
20120080029Discharge device for pharmaceutical media - In order to obtain a compact construction, in the case of a discharge device (04-05-2012
20110247615RESPIRATOR - A respirator or anesthesia apparatus for the artificial respiration of a patient is provided with a gas delivery device, at least one gas line for forming a breathing air line system, at least one device for measuring a volume flow of a gas according to the differential pressure method with a flow channel, a first pressure-measuring point and a second pressure-measuring point. The second pressure-measuring point is arranged in the direction of flow of the gas to be measured after the first pressure-measuring point at the flow channel. Furthermore, the flow channel is split into at least two separate partial flow channels in the direction of flow of the gas to be measured between the first pressure-measuring point and the second pressure-measuring point.10-13-2011
20120318263ANESTHESIA VAPORIZER SYSTEM AND METHOD - An anesthetic vaporizer system is disclosed herein. The anesthetic vaporizer system includes a pump, and a controller operatively connected to the pump. The controller is configured to generally simultaneously control both a frequency and a stroke of the pump in order to regulate the delivery of an anesthetic agent in the liquid phase. The anesthetic vaporizer system also includes a vaporization chamber in fluid communication with the pump. The vaporization chamber is adapted to vaporize the anesthetic agent delivered by the pump.12-20-2012
20120285449PRESSURIZED VESSEL OF NITRIC OXIDE (NO) - A pharmaceutical product can include a pressure vessel containing a pressurized gas including at least about 1% nitric oxide.11-15-2012
20100170509BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - A pressure regulating device includes a housing having a gases inlet adapted to in use be in fluid communication or integrated with a breathing assistance apparatus which conveys gases to an infant or a neonate requiring breathing assistance, an outlet adapted to be in use in fluid communication with said infant, and an aperture which enables the venting of a portion of gases that in use are passing through the housing from the inlet to the outlet. A tube inlet on the housing is adapted to receive a surfactant delivery device therethrough to enable administration of surfactant to the infant or neonate. A sealing mechanism seals around the surfactant delivery device and is adapted to normally fluidically seal the tube inlet and in use allow the surfactant delivery device to pass through the tube inlet.07-08-2010
20120138054 INHALER - An inhaler comprising a reservoir of an inhalable composition. A housing contains the reservoir and has an outlet end and an opposite end. A composition flow path for the flow of the composition extends from the reservoir along the flow path and out of a composition outlet at the outlet end of the housing. A flexible diaphragm within the housing defines an air flow path from an air inlet to an air outlet at the outlet end of the housing, the diaphragm extending past the air flow inlet towards the opposite end separating the air flow path on one side of the diaphragm from the remainder of the housing on the opposite side of the diaphragm. A valve element is movable with the diaphragm and biased by a biasing force into a position in which it closes the composition flow path, wherein suction on the outlet end reduces the pressure in the air flow chamber thereby lifting the valve element against the biasing force to open the composition flow path; and wherein the biasing force is arranged to close the composition flow path once the suction ceases.06-07-2012
20120138053GAS DISPENSER FOR DISPENSING ACCURATE DOSES OF THERAPEUTIC GAS FROM A RESERVOIR CONTAINING HIGHLY COMPRESSED THERAPEUTIC GAS - Described here are devices for intranasally delivering therapeutic gases to a patient. The devices may include a measurement chamber, a combination of pressure regulators and a sequencing mechanism that controls valves associated with the pressure regulators. When implemented in a hand-held dispenser, the hand-held dispenser may reliably deliver consistent doses of gas regardless of the unknown state and pressure of the therapeutic gas in the measurement chamber.06-07-2012
20130008440HUMIDIFICATION OF RESPIRATORY GASES - A tub is configured to contain a supply of water and be inserted into a chamber of a humidifier. The tub includes a tub base configured to contain a supply of water and a tub lid connected to the tub base. The tub lid includes an inlet configured to receive a flow of breathable gas to be humidified and an outlet for the humidified flow of breathable gas. The tub further includes a water level indicator configured to indicate a level of the supply of water in the tub base. The water level indicator includes an inclined portion configured to direct the flow of breathable gas from the inlet away from the outlet. The water level indicator may be visible through the inlet.01-10-2013
20130008441ADAPTERS FOR USE WITH AN ANESTHETIC VAPORIZER - Adapters are provided for establishing fluid communication between an anesthetic agent container and an anesthetic vaporizer having a fluid port. The adapter may be mountable on the vaporizer to cooperate with the spout of an anesthetic agent container or may be mountable on an anesthetic agent container to cooperate with the fluid port of an anesthetic vaporizer to provide a sealing and/or retaining relationship therebetween.01-10-2013
20100163032NASAL FORMULATIONS OF METOCLOPRAMIDE - Nasal formulations of metoclopramide, which remain stable and/or colorless upon storage over a period of time, are provided. Also provided are methods of treating disorders treatable with metoclopramide, comprising administering the nasal solutions to patients in need thereof.07-01-2010
20100163026Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of at least one health-related condition and presenting an indication of at least one artificial sensory experience and an indication of at least one inhalation therapy at least partially based on the accepting at least one indication of a health-related condition.07-01-2010
20100163025Methods and systems for presenting an inhalation experience - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of a bioactive agent-dispensing inhalation device and presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience at least partially based on accepting an indication of a bioactive agent-dispensing inhalation device.07-01-2010
20130019867ANESTHESIA MACHINE AND SYSTEM - An anesthesia machine is disclosed herein in accordance with an embodiment. The anesthesia machine may include a gas mixer, and an anesthesia machine connector pneumatically coupled with the gas mixer. The anesthesia machine connector may be adapted to selectively receive a pneumatic circuit. The anesthesia machine may be operable in a first mode when the pneumatic circuit is decoupled from the anesthesia machine connector. The first mode may comprise the transfer of a gas from the gas mixer to a first destination. The anesthesia machine may be automatically converted to a second mode when the pneumatic circuit is coupled with the anesthesia machine connector. The second mode may comprise the transfer of the gas from the gas mixer to a second destination.01-24-2013
20120240926DOSE COUNTER FOR A METERED-DOSE INHALER - A dose counter for counting doses of medicament dispensed by or remaining in a metered-dose inhaler. The dose counter includes a rotatably mounted first gear wheel having ratchet teeth and a display coupled to the first gear wheel, the display having a visible array of dose counting indicia indexable in response to rotary motion of the first gear wheel. The dose counter further includes an actuator mechanism having a first ratchet drive pawl for engaging the ratchet teeth of the first gear wheel in response to the dispensation of a medicament dose, and a second ratchet drive pawl for engaging the ratchet teeth of a gear wheel coupled to the display. In use, a first ratchet tooth of the first gear wheel is rotatably driven by the first pawl and then a second ratchet tooth of the gear wheel coupled to the display is rotatably driven by the second pawl.09-27-2012
20120240925DOSE COUNTER FOR A METERED-DOSE INHALER - A dose counter for counting does of medicament dispensed by or remaining in a metered-dose inhaler. The dose counter includes a rotatably mounted gear wheel having a circular arrangement of ratchet teeth defining a root circle and a display coupled to the gear wheel, the display having a visible array of dose counting indicia indexable in response to rotary motion of the gear wheel. The dose counter further includes an actuator mechanism having a driver for rotatably driving the gear wheel in response to the dispensation of a medicament dose, the driver being arranged to engage the ratchet teeth of the gear wheel. The actuator mechanism includes an actuator shaft mounted for linear movement in response to the dispensing of a dose of medicament. In use, the travel of the driver along the root circle of the gear wheel exceeds the corresponding linear movement of the actuator shaft.09-27-2012
20080236576METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING DRUG RESERVOIR OVERFILL - A reservoir for an anesthetic vaporizer is disclosed herein. The reservoir includes an open interior and a high-pressure channel in communication with the open interior. The high-pressure channel is configured to transfer an anesthetic agent from a storage container into the open interior when a pressure level within the storage container exceeds a pressure level within the open interior. The reservoir also includes a low-pressure channel in communication with the open interior. The low-pressure channel is configured to transfer the anesthetic agent from the storage container into the open interior when the pressure level within the storage container is less than or approximately equal to the pressure level within the open interior. The low-pressure channel and the high-pressure channel are configured to prevent the open interior from being overfilled with the anesthetic agent under conditions wherein the pressure level within the storage container exceeds the pressure level within the open interior.10-02-2008
20080223364Dry powder aerosol generator - Dry powder aerosol generators and related methods are provided. The dry powder aerosol generator includes a dispersion chamber having an internal cavity therein capable of receiving a dry powdered drug. The dispersion chamber includes a dosing port defined therein that is in fluid communication with the internal cavity. A dosing chamber for receiving a test subject is attachable to the dosing port, such that, when an airflow is created within the internal cavity, any dry powdered drug contained therein may fluidize and travel into the dosing chamber to provide opportunity for inhalation of the dry powdered drug by a test subject contained within the dosing chamber.09-18-2008
20130174840NEBULISER FOR VENTILATION MACHINES AND A VENTILATION MACHINE COMPRISING SUCH A NEBULISER - Atomizer for a ventilation machine with a ventilator, comprising a body with a first connection for connecting the atomizer to a ventilator and a second connection for connecting the atomizer to a line leading to a patient, wherein the body forms a flow channel from the first connection to the second connection; and an atomizing device for atomizing a fluid; characterized in that the atomizing device is disposed between the first connection and the second connection in the flow channel and adapted so that the fluid can be atomized substantially parallel to, and preferably in, the flow direction from the first connection to the second connection.07-11-2013
20110259326INHALER WITH INDEXING LINKED TO MOVEMENT OF COVER - The disclosure relates to a medical dispenser, comprising an outlet and a plurality of sealed compartments containing medicament to be sequentially aligned with and dispensed through said outlet. Movement of an actuator sequentially causes mechanical energy to be built up and then released and converted into an indexing movement of the compartments. The disclosure also relates to an indexing method for a medical dispenser.10-27-2011
20120247461SORBING GRANULAR MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SORBING GRANULAR MATERIAL - A sorbing granular material (10-04-2012
20130133650GAS-BASED TREATMENT FOR INFECTIVE DISEASE - A gas mixture for treatment of a mycobacterial infection and methods thereof, wherein the gas mixture comprises hydrogen. In certain applications, the gas mixture further comprises oxygen and optionally an inert or anaerobic gas, preferably selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, helium, argon, carbon dioxide, and mixtures thereof. The methods for treatment comprise direct inhalation of the gas mixture comprising hydrogen and oxygen, intubation of a patient with a double lumen endotracheal tube thereby supplying one lung with an anaerobic gas, and administration of a gas mixture comprising hydrogen and oxygen in a hyperbaric setting. Also provided is a method of sterilization of a 05-30-2013
20130112197OPERATING METHOD FOR AN AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE AND AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for operating an aerosol delivery device (05-09-2013
20130139814INHALER ASSIST DEVICE - The present invention is directed to an inhaler assist device shaped and dimensioned for supporting a metered dose inhaler and an associated anti-static chamber in a manner allowing for assisted compression of the metered dose inhaler to dispense a dosage therefrom. The inhaler assist device includes an L-shaped housing assembly pivotally connected to a lever actuator. The housing assembly includes a planar base wall and lateral side walls extending from base wall, wherein the base wall and the lateral side walls create a cavity shaped and dimensioned for receipt of the metered dose inhaler and an anti-static chamber.06-06-2013
20100275912 AEROSOL DEVICE - The invention relates to an aerosol device. More specifically the invention relates to an aerosol device for a Metered Dose Inhaler. The aerosol device (11-04-2010
20110214671INHALER ASSEMBLY - The present invention provides an inhaler assembly for providing medications in aerosol form to animals, especially equines. The inhaler assembly comprises a holder adapted to retain at least two diffusion canisters containing either substantially the same or different drug formulations. The canister holder has an outlet in communication with the inlet of a spacer. The spacer, in turn, has an outlet in communication with a mask such that, in use, medication from at least one of the canisters can be dispensed into the spacer for inhalation in aerosol form via the mask.09-08-2011
20130146053VENTILATION CIRCUIT ADAPTOR AND PROXIMAL AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM - An adaptor for delivering an active agent to a patient with concomitant positive pressure ventilation includes an aerosol flow channel having an aerosol inlet port and a patient interface port, and defining an aerosol flow path from the aerosol inlet port to and through the patient interface port; and a ventilation gas flow channel in fluid communication with the aerosol flow channel and having a gas inlet port and a gas outlet port, and defining a ventilation gas flow path from the gas inlet port to and through the gas outlet port, wherein the ventilation gas flow path is at least partially offset from the aerosol flow path and at least partially encircles the aerosol flow path. Systems and methods for delivering an active agent to a patient with concomitant positive pressure ventilation incorporate the adaptor.06-13-2013
20130146054PORTABLE HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM AND ADAPTOR THEREFORE - An adaptor (06-13-2013
20080196716Mouthpiece and Flow Rate Controller for Intrapulmonary Delivery Devices - This invention relates to a therapeutic device and method of administering precisely measured doses of a therapeutic substance via inhalation to pediatric and adult patients. More specifically, the invention relates to a therapeutic device and method of administering inhaled medication which delivers a controlled flow rate to a mouthpiece for administration of medicament to young children and adults with a diminished capacity, at a rate of about 25.8 L/minute to 30.2 L/minute.08-21-2008
20080196715NASAL MASK FOR CARBON DIOXIDE GAS MEASUREMENT - A nasal mask is adapted to attached on a face of a subject so as to cover a nose of the subject. A shell has a contact edge adapted to be brought into close contact with the face of the subject, thereby forming a sealed space therein. An attachment portion is disposed in the shell and has an inner space. The attachment portion is configured to detachably engage with a sensor disposed outside the shell and operable to measure concentration of carbon dioxide gas expired from the nostrils. A guide member is disposed inside the shell and forming a passage adapted to introduce expired gas from the nostrils into the inner space. The shell is formed with an inlet adapted to introduce external gas into the sealed space. The expired gas is guarded by the guide member from the external gas introduced through the inlet. The attachment portion is formed with an outlet adapted to discharge the expired gas from the inner space to the sealed space.08-21-2008
20110226241INTERMITTENT DOSING OF NITRIC OXIDE GAS - A method and corresponding device are described for combating microbes and infections by delivering intermittent high doses of nitric oxide to a mammal for a period of time and which cycles between high and low concentration of nitric oxide gas. The high concentration of nitric oxide is preferably delivered intermittently for brief periods of time that are interspersed with periods of time with either no nitric oxide delivery or lower concentrations of nitric oxide. The method is advantageous because at higher concentration, nitric oxide gas overwhelms the defense mechanism of pathogens that use the mammalian body to replenish their thiol defense system. A lower dose or concentration of nitric oxide gas delivered in between the bursts of high concentration nitric oxide maintains nitrosative stress pressure on the pathogens and also reduces the risk of toxicity of nitric oxide gas.09-22-2011
20110247617MOUTHPIECE FOR AN INHALER - The invention relates to a mouthpiece for a medical device. The mouthpiece extends along a first axis from a rear portion to a front portion with a middle portion arranged therebetween. The rear portion is for attachment to a medical device and the front portion is for inserting into the mouth of a user. The middle portion has a cross section parallel with a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. The cross section extends in a direction substantially parallel with a second axis from a first limit to a second limit and has a width substantially perpendicular to both the first and second axes. The cross section includes a divergent portion between the first limit and a widest limit, at which the width is a maximum, and a convergent portion between the widest limit and the second limit. The widest limit is a first distance from the first limit and a second distance from the second limit and the first distance is greater than the second.10-13-2011
20100294276Anesthetic Vaporizer Filling System - A system for the delivery of a liquid anesthetic agent to a sump of an anesthetic vaporizer includes a filler assembly rotatable about a pivot point. The filler assembly further includes a sump valve that controls fluid communication between the filler assembly and the sump. An adapter is coupled with the filler spout and includes a sealing surface that forms a seal against fluid communication between the anesthetic bottle and the adapter. The filler assembly, the filler spout, and the adapter are rotated about the pivot point along the rail. The rotation of the filler assembly, the filler spout, and the adapter about the pivot point opens the sump valve and the seal between the adapter and the anesthetic bottle.11-25-2010
20100307491Inhaler Comprising A Base Having At Least One Sealed Cavity Containing Medicament - An inhaler which comprises a base having at least one sealed cavity containing medicament and a foil portion comprising two sides, one side being attached to the base for sealing the medicament within the cavity. A separating element is attached to the other side of the foil portion for separating the foil portion from the cavity, the separating element having a first end and an opposite second end, wherein the separating element is movable to an intermediate tilted position in which said first end is moved-away from the cavity. The separating element is further movable from the intermediate tilted position to a removed position in which also said second end is moved-away from the cavity so that the foil portion is removed from the cavity which is thereby uncovered so that medicament contained therein is enabled to become entrained in a fluid flow.12-09-2010
20100307490PATIENT CASSETTE WITH VARIABLE PATIENT CIRCUIT VOLUME - A flexible patient cassette that can be optimized for different types of breathing circuits, different drive circuits and different patient categories has a first inlet arranged to be connected to a drive circuit, and at least a second inlet arranged to be connected to a patient connector, the first and second inlets being pneumatically connected with each other through a gas conducting passage constituting a patient circuit having a certain volume. The patient cassette has a volume-varying arrangement for varying the patient circuit volume to allow that volume to be varied in dependence of at least one of the type of breathing circuit in which the patient cassette is used; the type of drive circuit to which the patient cassette is connected; the tidal volume of a patient connected to the patient connector.12-09-2010
20120272957System and Method of Controlling the Delivery of Medical Gases to a Patient - A system for controlling the delivery of medical gases includes a digital signal processor that receives at least one ventilation parameter value change, calculates a fresh oxygen flow rate, total fresh gas flow rate into the breathing circuit, and a reference oxygen flow rate representative of a predetermined oxygen concentration delivered to a patient. A graphical display presents the calculated fresh oxygen flow rate, total fresh gas flow rate, and reference oxygen flow rate. A method of controlling the delivery of medical gases to a patient includes calculating a total fresh gas flow rate into the breathing circuit, calculating a fresh oxygen flow rate into the breathing circuit, calculating a reference oxygen flow rate representative of a predetermined oxygen concentration delivered to the patient and presenting the total fresh gas flow rate, the fresh oxygen flow rate, and reference oxygen flow rate on a graphical display.11-01-2012
20120272956AIRWAY PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICES - A positive pressure airway device for providing resistance in an air pathway for a patient exhaling. The device includes an inhalation passageway for letting air into the device when a patient breathing through the device inhales, and an exhalation passageway for passing air out of the device when a patient breathing through the device exhales. The device preferably includes an inhalation valve to allow air to flow into, but not out of, the inhalation passageway, and an exhalation valve to allow air to flow out of the exhalation passageway only when a patient using the device exhales with an expiratory air pressure greater than a pre-determined pressure. A variable pressure spring may control the force needed to open the exhalation valve.11-01-2012
20120272955Automatic Tracheostomy Suctioning and Nebulizer Medication Delivery System - Computer automated systems for suctioning tracheostomy patients, monitoring the physiological signs of a patient and administering a prescribed dose of medication to the tracheostomy patient.11-01-2012
20100313884Actuation Counter - There is provided an actuation counter comprising a driver feature having one or more driver elements, which driver feature is arranged for drivable movement in response to an actuation; and a count member including one or more drive receipt elements arranged thereon for receipt of drive from said one or more driver elements of the driver feature for drivable movement of the count member. The driver feature includes one or more brake elements arranged to selectively interact with the count member to prevent overrun thereof when registering a count of an actuation. The actuation is suitably arranged for use with a drug dispenser device.12-16-2010
20110232637POWDER INHALER - Inhaler for inhaling powdered medicaments from capsules, comprising 09-29-2011
20130152925DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF AN AEROSOL TO A PATIENT ON VENTILATORY SUPPORT - A device and system for delivering an aerosol to a patient on ventilatory support comprise a contact component 06-20-2013
20130152924NOZZLE AND INHALER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A NOZZLE - A nozzle, an inhaler with a nozzle and a method for producing a nozzle are proposed. The nozzle comprises two holes formed in a flat plate. Then, the plate is deformed such that the axes of the holes intersect so that jets of fluids generated by the holes impinge with each other.06-20-2013
20130180524NASAL DELIVARY DEVICE - It is one object of the present invention to provide an air-intake actuated device adapted for delivering a substance to a nasal cavity of a subject, comprising: 07-18-2013
20110303222LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND INHALER - The present invention provides a liquid ejection head that includes a plurality of rows of liquid ejection ports 12-15-2011
20110303221Inhaler - 1. Inhaler.12-15-2011
20110308518PRESSURE SUPPORT DEVICE USER INTERFACE - A pressure support device (12-22-2011
20130186395SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESPIRATORY THERAPY - Systems and methods for respiratory therapy are disclosed. The system may include a nebulizer, an adaptor, and a nasal cannula. The nebulizer is operable to generate an aerosolized medicament and pass the aerosolized medicament through a nebulizer outlet port. The adaptor has a nebulizer coupling port configured to be coupled to the nebulizer outlet port. The nasal cannula is configured to provide a flow of breathing gas from a breathing gas source to the patient. The nasal cannula comprises at least one nasal prong and an attachment device positioned adjacent the at least one nasal prong. The attachment device is configured to secure the adaptor outlet port adjacent an outlet of the nasal prong. The method includes securing a nasal cannula to the patient, attaching an adaptor to the nasal cannula, generating an aerosolized medicament, transferring the aerosolized medicament into the adaptor, and providing a flow of breathing gas to the patient.07-25-2013
20120017901ATRAUMATIC NASAL TUBE FOR NON-INVASIVE RESPIRATORY SUPPORT - An atraumatic nasal tube for non-invasive respiratory support (NIV-CPAP), having one central tube (01-26-2012
20120017900Counter - The present invention provices a counter comprising: a first member disposed in at least a partial helical turn about a longitudinal axis of an entity whose movements and/or contents are to be counted, said first member having an indicium or indicia indicative of a count; a second member extending generally in the direction of said longitudinal axis, said second member being operatively disposed in overlapping relationship under and over one or more portions of said at least partial helical turn of said first member; and means to effect relative movement between said first and second members, said movement comprising a relative incremental rotation about said longitudinal axis.01-26-2012
20120017899FLOW CONDITIONER FOR A COMPACT, LOW FLOW RESISTANCE AEROSOL GENERATOR - A flow conditioner for generating and diluting an aerosol comprising a first inlet adapted to receive a first volume flow of pressurized gas is described. A second inlet is adapted to receive a second volume flow of dilution gas and a third inlet adapted to receive a fluid to be converted into an aerosol. A nozzle is connected to the first and third inlet and has a nozzle orifice for outputting a first aerosol. A first dilution gas flow partitioner comprises a first set of openings penetrating the first flow partitioner and a second dilution gas flow partitioner that is spaced apart from the first dilution gas partitioner and comprises a second set of openings penetrating the second flow partitioner. The nozzle orifice is positioned in the proximity of the second dilution gas flow partitioner.01-26-2012
20120017898METHOD OF ADMINISTERING A SUBSTANCE TO THE THROAT - A pharmaceutical product in the form of an anti-snoring substance includes a container containing the anti-snoring substance, the anti-snoring substance being in the form of a solution pre-concentrate. The container is made by a blow-fill-seal technology, wherein the container material is Polyethylene or Polypropylene. The container includes a body portion containing the anti-snoring substance and a fluid outlet portion configured to deliver the anti-snoring substance.01-26-2012
20130199525INHALER CAP STRAP - An inhaler for dispensing doses of medicament from a container under user activation said inhaling which comprises a body which includes a mouthpiece through which the medicament is dispensed and a cap which can be place in a position to substantially occlude the mouthpiece. The cap is attached to said body by a strap which pivots from said body, said cap being arranged to slide on the strap such that the cap must translate away from the mouthpiece prior to the pivoting of the strap.08-08-2013
20130199526AEROSOL THERAPY DEVICE - The present invention relates to an aerosol-therapy device, comprising a casing, a compressor group mounted in the casing and air intake and delivery means respectively to and from said compressor group.08-08-2013
20130098360COMPONENTS FOR MEDICAL CIRCUITS - Breathable medical circuit components and materials and methods for forming these components are disclosed. These components incorporate breathable foamed materials that are permeable to water vapor and substantially impermeable to liquid water and the bulk flow of gases. The disclosed materials and methods can be incorporated into a variety of components, including tubes, Y-connectors, catheter mounts, and patient interfaces and are suitable for use in a variety of medical circuits, including insufflation, anesthesia, and breathing circuits.04-25-2013

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