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Face mask covering a breathing passage

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128 - Surgery

128200240 - RESPIRATORY METHOD OR DEVICE

128204180 - Means for supplying respiratory gas under positive pressure

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20130042871Breathing Assistance Apparatus - A breathing assistance apparatus is used to deliver gases to a wearer. The breathing assistance apparatus includes: a main body unit having a main body and two side straps connected to the main body, each of the side straps having a strap body, at least one side cushion projecting from the strap body and adapted for contact with the wearer's head, and a buffering space disposed within the side cushion; a head strap unit connected to the side straps; a nasal prong unit mounted to and disposed behind the main body; and an intake unit mounted to and disposed in front of the main body.02-21-2013
20110203591SUPPLEMENTAL GAS DELIVERY DEVICE FOR MASK ASSEMBLY - A supplemental gas delivery device is described for a mask assembly having at least one supplemental gas port, the at least one supplemental gas port including an aperture in communication with an interior of the mask assembly. The mask assembly may include an aperture communicating with an interior of the mask assembly, and a cannula for communicating with the supplemental gas port. The cannula is positioned to deliver supplemental gas adjacent to the patient's nares and/or mouth, to increase an efficacy of treatment for the patient by more directly applying the flow of supplemental gas to the patient's nares. An optional bridging portion may be included to provide a connection between supplemental gas port and the cannula.08-25-2011
20130081631CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-04-2013
20130081628CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-04-2013
20130074845PATIENT INTERFACE AND HEADGEAR - Patient interface components and/or associated head gear and adjustment systems improve sealing and/or patient comfort and/or ease of use. The interface comprising an inflating or ballooning seal. The headgear assembly can be connected to the interface with an elastic component and an inelastic component. The elastic component enabling a course fitting of the interface to the patient and the inelastic component enabling a final fitting of the interface to the patient.03-28-2013
20130081632CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-04-2013
20130081630CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-04-2013
20130032153MASK FOR AN AIR DELIVERY APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - A mask for a system, method, and apparatus for air delivery. A formable mask having an oxygen supply port and exhaled air removal components for the delivery of oxygen enriched air to a user. The formable mask includes formable components and materials to increase comfort and minimize chafing of a wearer. The formable mask further includes a harness to hold the mask in position on a user's head, where said harness minimizes chafing of the user. An oxygen delivery system uses the formable mask and oxygen supply components. Oxygen supply components include a flow rate throttling valve and an O2 reservoir to conserve O2 use and insure O2 availability to a patient.02-07-2013
20130032154PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS - A patient interface system for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a patient interface structure configured to sealingly engage the patient's nares; a pair of strips configured to be connected to opposite sides of the patient interface structure; and adhesive configured to secure the patient interface structure in sealing engagement with the patient's nares. The adhesive may be provided on the strips, and the strips are configured to be adhered to sides of the patient's nose by the adhesive.02-07-2013
20100043798RESPIRATOR MASK - A mask for supplying gas under pressure to an airway of a human including: a flexible manifold shell, being made of a flexible material, the manifold including means for connection to a gas delivery pipe. There are at least two side walls which are at least partially formed by portions of the manifold shell; a flexible face contacting element defining an orifice to accommodate the nose of the human; a first connecting strap having a first end connected to the mask and a second end connectable to a mask retaining strap; and a second connecting strap having a first end connected to the mask and a second end connectable to the mask retaining strap. The first strap and the second strap engage respective side walls of the mask for distributing opposing distortional forces to a substantial portion of the respective side walls when the mask is in use. The connection of the straps to the mask allow forces exerted by the first and second straps are capable of deforming the manifold at least along X and Y axes to create a variety of different mask/orifice shapes. The manifold of the mask has a manifold height and a centroid. The first and second straps engage the mask along a connecting length thereby joining the first and second straps to respective side walls of the mask so that an axis through the centroid normal to the Y axis, intersects with at least part of each strap.02-25-2010
20100108069RESPIRATION MASK ASSEMBLY - A respiration mask assembly including: a mask body having a front part that defines a front opening adapted to communicate fluidly with a gas supply, and a rear part that defines a rear opening opposite to the front opening in a horizontal direction; a forehead support beam extending outwardly from and pivoted to the front part of the mask body so as to rotate relative to the mask body about a first axis transverse to the horizontal direction; and a worm pivoted to the front part of the mask body. The forehead support beam has a toothed pivot end engaging the worm such that rotation of the worm about a second axis transverse to the first axis results in rotation of the forehead support beam about the first axis.05-06-2010
20100108070VENTILATOR MASK AND SYSTEM - A continuous positive air pressure (“CPAP”) or ventilator system includes a mask and an air flow generator. The air flow generator is mounted or provided to the mask's wearer. In one embodiment, air flow generator is mounted on the mask.05-06-2010
20130037031TUBE WITH PROTRUSIONS FOR INFLATABLE HARNESS OF BREATHING MASK02-14-2013
20130037030PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE WITH CHEEKBONE STABILIZATION - A patient interface device (02-14-2013
20130081629CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-04-2013
20120180794RESPIRATORY MASK ASSEMBLY - A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a mask frame having a first cooperating interlocking structure; a mask cushion provided to the frame; a cushion clip to retain the mask cushion on the mask frame, the cushion clip having a second cooperating interlocking structure and being selectively attachable to and detachable from the mask frame, the first and second cooperating interlocking structures interlocking to secure the cushion clip on the mask frame; and an elbow joint provided to the frame and having a swivel tube adapted to connect to a gas delivery conduit. The first and second cooperating interlocking structures include a tab-recess arrangement in which a plurality of tabs are engageable within respective recesses.07-19-2012
20090044807ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION DEVICE FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM HYPOXEMIA OR ANOXEMIA - Artificial respiration device for patients suffering from hypoxemia or anoxemia. According to the invention, the tubular element (02-19-2009
20130087148CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-11-2013
20130087147CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-11-2013
20130087149CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-11-2013
20090301495NASAL CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE AND SYSTEM - An nCPAP device including a generator body defining first and second fluid flow circuits each including a tube and first and second nozzles. The tube defines a passageway forming an axial centerline. The first and second nozzles are associated with the tube and each defines an inlet and an outlet. The inlets are open to a fluid supply, whereas the outlets are open to the passageway. Each nozzle is adapted to emit a fluid jetstream from the outlet along a flow direction axis. The nozzles are arranged such that the flow direction axes are non-parallel relative to each other and relative to the axial centerline. This configuration readily induces vortex shedding during an expiratory phase, thus facilitating jet fluid flow disruption and reducing a patient's work of breathing.12-10-2009
20120216812PATIENT INTERFACE ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED STABILIZATION - A patient interface assembly includes a support member having a central support portion and a pair of cheek mount supports coupled to the central portion. Each cheek mount support applies a force on or on a side of a user's cheekbone. A seal member is coupled to the support portion and seals against the user. An additional nasal support member is provided that includes a first lateral side member operatively coupled to the central support portion and arranged to be disposed along a first side of a user's nose, and a second lateral side member also operatively coupled the central support portion and arranged to be disposed along a second side of a user's nose. At least a portion of the first lateral side member and the second lateral side member is rigid or semi rigid.08-30-2012
20120222678PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE WITH SINGLE-SIDED NASAL COMPONENT - A patient interface device (09-06-2012
20130068230PATIENT INTERFACE WITH TORQUE-RESISTANT CONNECTION - An patient interface that reliably maintains a seal between it and the patient. The patient interface advantageously includes a deformation portion at its point of connection with an air supply, with the deformation portion being relatively more deformable than the other portions of the patient interface in order to resist torque applied by the air supply from disturbing the seal between the patient interface and the patient. While the air supply is pivotably connected with the patient interface and is pivotable about a pivot axis, a torque applied about an axis other than the pivot axis results in deformation of the deformation portion and thus advantageously avoids breaking the seal between the patient interface and the patient.03-21-2013
20090007918Method and Apparatus for Monitoring the Condition of a Patient with Diabetes - According to certain example embodiments of this invention, there is provided an apparatus for treatment of a patient with both sleep-disordered breathing and diabetes. A PAP device may be configured to provide a supply of pressurized breathable gas. At least one glycemia sensor also may be provided. A controller may be operable to receive a signal from the at least one glycemia detector and may be further operable to analyze the signal for an indication of a glycemia abnormality (e.g., hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetic coma, etc.). Optionally, when the signal indicates that the patient is experiencing a diabetic event, an alert may be generated and/or a drug delivery unit may administer an appropriate treatment to the patient.01-08-2009
20120111331SYSTEM AND RESPIRATION APPLIANCE FOR SUPPORTING THE AIRWAY OF A SUBJECT - A respiration appliance (05-10-2012
20130160768OXYGEN SUPPLY SYSTEM INTENDED IN PARTICULAR FOR THE FLIGHT CREW OF AN AIRCRAFT - This system is intended for supplying oxygen in particular for the flight crew of an aircraft. It comprises an oxygen source, an oxygen mask as well as a circuit connecting the oxygen source to the said oxygen mask.06-27-2013
20130160769MASK VENT - A mask system includes a mask component including one or more openings for gas washout and a vent component provided to the mask component. The vent component includes one or more tracks or grooves along its outer surface adapted to guide gas washout. The vent component is adapted to cover the one or more openings in the mask component so that gas washout escapes along the one or more tracks or grooves between an outer surface of the mask component and the vent component.06-27-2013
20100263671Respirator System Including Removable Head Suspension - A respirator system is disclosed that includes a foldable head cover assembly including a face seal portion. The respirator assembly further includes a visor assembly attached to the head cover assembly and a head suspension system removably attached to the visor assembly. The visor assembly and the head cover assembly on one hand, and the suspension system on the other, are separable and foldable to enable storing and/or shipping the same separately. A head suspension system is also disclosed.10-21-2010
20120285463QUICK DONNING HEADGEAR - A patient interface for patient ventilation comprises a frame portion and a head strap system. The frame portion is for surrounding oral and nasal regions of a patient. The head strap system is configured for coupling from a left lateral portion of the patient interface, around a posterior skull of a patient, and to a right lateral portion of the frame portion such that in response to donning of the patient interface, the head strap system supplies a securing force to secure the frame portion in a position over nasal and oral cavities of the patient, the head strap is also configured to retain a head-shape when not in use to enable intuitive donning on the patient.11-15-2012
20120285462LATERAL GAS LINE CONFIGURATION - A mask for patient ventilation comprises a frame portion, a front portion, a retention strap, and a gas delivery orifice. The frame portion is for surrounding a respiratory opening of a patient. The front portion is coupled with the frame portion and covers the respiratory opening region. The retention strap is for maintaining positive pressure between the frame portion and the patient. The gas delivery orifice is coupled with the frame portion and configured such that the gas delivery orifice is lateral to the front portion.11-15-2012
20110290253RESPIRATORY MASK SEALING INTERFACE - A sealing interface includes an inner cushion and an outer sheath. The outer sheath substantially seals against the facial contours of the user. The inner cushion and the outer sheath each have a nasal bridge region, left and right cheek regions and either one of an upper lip region or a chin region. In use these regions are aligned with the corresponding nasal bridge region, left and right cheek regions and either the upper lip region or the chin region of a user. The inner cushion includes a hinged region. The hinged region is adapted to flex substantially independently of the inner cushion cheek regions.12-01-2011
20110162650 RESPIRATORY INTERFACE DEVICES - A respiratory interface device (07-07-2011
20100101580SECUREMENT DEVICE FOR CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE APPARATUS - Disclosed is a securement device for securing a nasal pillow of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) apparatus to a user. The securement device includes an adjustable elongated band and a set of grommets. The adjustable elongated band has a first end portion and a second end portion. The adjustable elongated band is adapted to assume a looped position by disposing the first end portion and the second end portion adjacent to each other. Each of the first end portion and the second end portion includes an aperture configured therein. The set of grommets is disposed on the aperture in the first end portion and the second end portion. The set of grommets is adapted to secure the nasal pillow between the first end portion and the second end portion of the adjustable elongated band in the looped position thereof.04-29-2010
20100101581HOLLOW STRUCTURE AND METHOD/TOOL FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A method for producing a filled hollow structure includes producing an open hollow structure of a first material, positioning the open hollow structure on a tool adapted to hold the open hollow structure, filling the open hollow structure with a filler medium, and closing the filled open hollow structure with a second material. A hollow structure may be produced by such method, and a tool may be structured to perform such method.04-29-2010
20100078028PATIENT INTERFACES - The present invention relates to a device for delivering a supply of gases to a patient. The device includes a patient interface and connecting member. The connecting member is preferably a L-shaped swivelled connector that is capable of being fixed into one of two positions, a first position where the connector is freely rotatable within the patient interface, and a second position where an interference between the interface and connector prevents the free rotation of the connector within the patient interface. The present invention further relates to a connector that has outlet means, which includes at least one outlet vent and a funnel, which in use directs and passes a substantial portion gases expired from the patient through the outlet vent or vents.04-01-2010
20100089401Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same - A forehead cushion for a forehead support of a breathing mask arrangement includes a cushion element including a contact surface adapted to contact a patient's forehead and provide a distribution of contact force and a coupling element provided to the cushion element. The coupling element is adapted to couple the cushion element to the forehead support. The cushion element is movable with respect to the coupling element to achieve different contact positions on the patient's forehead.04-15-2010
20100122700COCKPIT OXYGEN SUPPLY DEVICE - A cockpit oxygen supply device includes at least one oxygen mask which is conductively connectable to an oxygen tank, wherein at least one throughput measurement device is arranged in the flow path of the device. A breathing activity of the pilot and/or an undesired outflow from the mask may be recognized with the help of an evaluation device.05-20-2010
20110168182QUICK-DONNING FULL FACE OXYGEN MASK WITH INFLATABLE HARNESS AND SOFT FOLDABLE LENS - A mask and harness system for use in providing breathing oxygen and protection from pollutants for the eyes and respiratory system as might be encountered in high altitude aviation environments. In one preferred embodiment, the mask system has a face seal, a soft flexible lens, a pneumatically-actuated harness, and a regulator with microphone to control the flow of oxygen and to facilitate communications in aircraft flight decks and other aircraft compartments. The system is designed for required five-second donning with one hand and because of the flexible lens, is capable of storage in the relatively preferred on crowded flight decks. It is connected to an oxygen source and, optionally, with aircraft communications. The regulator controls the flow rate of oxygen to the wearer based on altitude and physiological requirements. The regulator includes a valve for purging the condensation-prone moist gases from the lens area and provides positive pressure in the mask. A second preferred embodiment molds the lens and mask seal of a single material having sufficient optical quality and flexibility to accomplish both purposes.07-14-2011
20090266362Rapid Production of Customized Masks - Disclosed herein is a system designed for the rapid preparation of anatomically customized mask employing data from a patient. The data may take the form of a multidimensional image of a target area of a patient's face obtained by optical 3 dimensional imaging, or a dot or line scan form laser imaging, pattern laser photography or stereo photography. Also disclosed is a mask that is designed so as to be unobtrusive and comfortable for the user. The body of the mask is made of a thin layer, so it is lightweight and closely hugs the targeted region upon which it rests (e.g. the nasal region). Methods for producing anatomically customized masks are also described.10-29-2009
20110203592COMPACT CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE APPARATUS AND METHOD - A compact continuous positive airway pressure apparatus and method provide a flatter profile and more compact thickness, including a larger lateral dimension in order to be accommodated in conventional luggage designed to stow laptop computers having a smaller aspect ratio of thickness to length or thickness to width. Air tubing may be coiled within a case or coiled as about a spool-like configuration in the base unit of the device.08-25-2011
20080271737MAINTENANCE-FREE ANTI-FOG RESPIRATOR - A respirator 11-06-2008
20120055482OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR HEAT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve dissipation of heat formed during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.03-08-2012
20090139525COMFORT LINER FOR PRESSURE FACE MASKS AND NASAL MASKS - Disclosed is a device and method for improving the facial comfort and sealing ability of a full-face mask comprising a liner of soft material, preferably made from moleskin or the like. The disclosed face mask liner provides a superior feel to the user's face compared with standard face masks with air-filled cushion or silicone gasket cuffs, while providing a more comfortable user experience and a superior seal to prevent loss of breathing gas. Also disclosed is a similar device and method for improving the facial comfort of a nasal mask, providing a mask that is more comfortable to the user.06-04-2009
20090314296 SYSTEM FOR REGULATING THE DISPENSING OF COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT PASSENGER OXYGEN SUPPLY - The aircraft emergency oxygen supply system includes one or more sources of supplemental breathable oxygen, one or more inlet valves for one or more breathing devices, connected to the inlet valves, and one or more cabin air pressure transducers. A pressure controller controls the inlet valves in response to the one or more cabin air pressure transducers. One or more second pressure transducers may connected to conduits downstream of inlet valves to be monitored, and the pressure controller may also control operation of the inlet valves in response to the one or more second pressure transducers.12-24-2009
20120067349UNOBTRUSIVE NASAL MASK - A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a sealing portion (03-22-2012
20090044806Forehead Pad for a Breathing Mask and Method for Making the Same - A forehead pad for a breathing mask includes a substantially dimensionally stable first wall element and an elastomer second wall element coupled to the first wall element. The second wall element has a contact zone adapted to contact a surface of a user in use. The first and second wall elements define a filling-material-receiving chamber adapted to receive a filling material.02-19-2009
20080264421Forehead support for facial mask - A forehead support for a respiratory mask assembly includes a cushion frame including one or more openings structured to receive one or more forehead cushions. The one or more openings are angled downwardly, as viewed from the side, so as to properly orient the one or more forehead cushions with respect to the patient's forehead in use.10-30-2008
20090241961BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear includes 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.10-01-2009
20080314388Flexible forehead support - A respiratory mask includes a mask frame and a forehead support provided to the mask frame. The forehead support includes a base extending from the frame. The base includes a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length including a material and/or physical characteristic that allows the base to flex from an original, unloaded position.12-25-2008
20090133698Apparatus for Supporting the Head of a Person Lying Prone or on a Side - An apparatus for supporting the head of a person lying prone or on a side includes a base member that is configured to be worn on the head of the person and to rotate between a plurality of positions relative to a support surface upon which the base member rests. The base member defines at least one support member configured to contact the face of the person. A front support structure is mounted to the base member. The front support structure and the base member are cooperatively arranged to define a space between the front support structure and the face of the person wearing the apparatus. The at least one support member is configured to support the head of the person away from the front support structure when the person is lying prone or on a side and with the base member in any of the plurality of positions.05-28-2009
20090133697Connector system for an apparatus that delivers breathable gas to a patient - A connector system for use with an apparatus that delivers a supply of pressurized breathable air to a patient includes an air delivery conduit including an auxiliary conduit. The air delivery conduit and auxiliary conduit have a first end and a second end. A connector is provided to at least one of the first and second ends. The connector includes an inner tubular wall and an outer tubular wall surrounding the inner tubular wall and being concentric with the inner tubular wall. The inner and outer tubular walls define first and second passages that are isolated from one another. One of the first and second passages is configured to communicate with the air delivery conduit and the other of the first and second passages is configured to communicate with the auxiliary conduit.05-28-2009
20090260631RESPIRATORY GAS SUPPLY CIRCUIT FOR AN AIRCRAFT CARRYING PASSENGERS - The invention relates to a respiratory gas supply circuit for an aircraft carrying passengers, comprising a pressurized source of respiratory gas (R10-22-2009
20130213400PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS - A patient interface structure for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a front plate configured to conform to the shape of the patient's face; a mouth cushion defining a breathing chamber and provided to the front plate and configured to seal around the patient's mouth; and a nasal cushion configured to seal the patient's nasal airways. The nasal cushion is supported by the mouth cushion, does not contact a bridge of the patient's nose in use, and extends at least partially into the breathing chamber. A patient interface system includes a patient interface structure and a patient interface structure positioning system configured to position, stabilize and secure the patient interface structure in sealing engagement with the patient's face.08-22-2013
20130213401EXHAUST GAS ASSEMBLY FOR A PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE - A patient interface device (08-22-2013
20100186747SEAL TESTING DEVICE07-29-2010
20100258128INFANT NASAL INTERFACE MASK - An infant nasal interface mask for use with a nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) system including a mask body and a base. The mask body forms a cavity and is defined by a leading portion, an intermediate shell portion, and a trailing portion. The leading portion terminates in a leading edge forming an aperture open to the cavity and having a generally triangular shape for placement over a patient's nose. The trailing portion includes a bellows segment characterized by an increased flexibility as compared to a flexibility of the intermediate shell portion. The base extends from the trailing portion opposite the leading portion and forms at least one longitudinal passage extending through a thickness of the base and fluidly connected to the cavity. The intermediate shell portion is laterally pivotable relative to the base via the bellows segment.10-14-2010
20120138061NASAL MASK SYSTEM - A mask system includes a frame (06-07-2012
20100000539System and Method for Securing a Gas Delivery Mask Onto a Subject's Head - A system for securing a mask onto a subject's head is provided. The system may include a mask base, a mask latch, and a mask head strap. The mask base may be configured to support a gas delivery conduit for delivering gas to the subject. The mask latch may be pivotally coupled to the mask base about an axis extending generally laterally across the mask base. The mask head strap may be configured to be positioned around a subject's head and coupled to the mask latch such that rotation of the mask latch about the axis and relative to the mask base adjusts the mask head strap.01-07-2010
20100000538MASK ASSEMBLY, AND FRAME AND SWIVEL CONNECTOR THEREFOR - A mask assembly for use in providing a supply of air at positive pressure to the airways of a patient includes a frame and an elbow. The elbow is rotatable with respect to the frame when assembled. The frame includes an elbow-receiving portion. The elbow and elbow-receiving portion of the frame are adapted to include respective interlocking sealing portions and one of the elbow and elbow-receiving portion includes a flexible element that upon assembly flexes to introduce a preload that effects a seal between the respective interlocking sealing portions.01-07-2010
20100000537BREATHING 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.01-07-2010
20100192954MASK - A mask for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of an infant human includes a manifold for supplying air to an aperture in the mask. A shaped membrane structure formed from a thin walled membrane defines an enclosure for receiving at least the nares of an infant human nose and a generally trapezoidal aperture adapted to fit around the nasal area of the infant human. Part of the membrane around the aperture is sufficiently flexible to mould to the shape of the infant human's nasal area or is contoured to generally match the contours around that nasal area whilst the membrane structure itself has sufficient rigidity to support the weight of the backing plate without collapsing. The provision of a generally trapezoidal rather than the generally triangular apertures for fitting around the nares provides a substantially improved fit when the mask is used with infants. The moulding or contouring of the membrane structure around the aperture to match the shape of the infant's facial contours around the nasal area including the provision of a generally planar portion surrounding the aperture is also important in ensuring a comfortable fit and an effective seal. The mask is entirely formed from a flexible elastomeric material for reason of comfort and function.08-05-2010
20090114227Mask cushion and frame assembly - A respiratory mask assembly includes a rigid mask frame and a cushion. A clip secures the cushion to the frame.05-07-2009
20090107504BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - The breathing assistance apparatus has a patient interface with a body section adapted to cover the nose, or nose and mouth of the patient. The apparatus includes a sealing interface, including at least an outer sealing member. The outer sealing member has a periphery that is attached to the body section in a sealing manner. The periphery is substantially rigid compared to the remainder of the outer sealing member. The outer sealing member is adapted to substantially seal around the facial contours of the patient to provide a sealed fluid communication to the respiratory tract of the patient. The sealing interface may also include an inner sealing member.04-30-2009
20130139822MASK SYSTEM - A mask system including a headgear and cushion module and a seal and frame module provided to the headgear and cushion module. The seal and frame module includes a sealing portion adapted to form a seal with the patient's face and a frame portion adapted to form a breathing chamber. The headgear and cushion module includes a cushion region adapted to support and shape the sealing portion and a headgear region adapted to support and stabilize the mask system on the patient's face.06-06-2013
20090065005Nose mask assembly to be worn during sleep having a suspension support bracket and a retractable line - A nose mask assembly to be worn during sleep including a nose mask, an air hose, a suspension support bracket connected to the air hose, a retractable line connected to the air hose, and a ball joint or a flexible silicone rubber tubing member connected to the nose mask for supplying continuous positive air pressure to a user. The nose mask includes an intake port for an air hose, an opening for an exhalation air valve therein, an air chamber for receiving air, and a contoured nose section for fitting on the nose of the user. The nose mask includes holding means in the form of an expandable headband for retaining the nose mask on the head of the user. The intake port includes the ball joint swivel member or a flexible silicone rubber tubing member for swiveling of the air hose relative to the nose section of the nose mask allowing the user to move side to side without having the air hose pulling on the nose mask during sleep movements of the user. The suspension support bracket and the retractable spring-loaded line mechanism are for suspending the air hose over the user's head while sleeping for relieving the nose mask of any pulling action being applied by the suspended air hose during sleep movements of the wearer. The suspension support bracket is connected to a support base plate or a support base bar being located under a CPAP machine which acts as a stabilizing counterweight to the suspension support bracket for suspending the air hose over the head of the user.03-12-2009
20100132711Blower Motor with Flexible Support Sleeve - A double-ended blower includes a blower motor assembly supporting opposed first and second shaft ends. The first and second shaft ends have respective first and second impellers attached thereto and enclosed within first and second volutes, respectively. The first volute is connected to an inlet and the second volute is connected to an outlet. The blower motor assembly is at least partially enclosed within a flexible sleeve, with a radially outer inter-stage gas path extending between the first and second volute, and radially inward of the flexible sleeve.06-03-2010
20110209709COMPACT ORONASAL PATIENT INTERFACE - A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.09-01-2011
20110100368Face mask for endoscopy - A face mask assembly according to the present invention, includes a mask body. The inside of the mask body is of a size and shape to substantially conformally fit over the oral and nasal region of a patient's face. The mask body forms a receptacle and an opening above the receptacle. The face mask assembly also includes an inlet connection device connected to the receptacle and a hose connected to the inlet connection device. The hose is in open communication with the inside of the mask body to supply gas, normally oxygen. The opening formed above the receptacle is of sufficient size and shape to allow use of a medical scope such as an endoscope or a bronchoscope or a transesophogeal echocardiography scope or similar device. A closure flap substantially closes the opening when the opening is not being used for a medical scope. A port, also connected to the receptacle, is used to sample end of tidal carbon dioxide.05-05-2011
20110146687OXYGEN SUPPLY DEVICE - An oxygen supply device includes: an oxygen tank (06-23-2011
20110146686AUTONOMOUS O2 CHANNEL EXTENDING IN THE LONGITUDINAL DIRECTION - The present invention is concerned with a system for the oxygen supply of persons in an aircraft. In order to provide the simplest possible system, which is suitable in particular for a reconfiguration of the seat devices (06-23-2011
20110146684FOAM-BASED INTERFACING STRUCTURE METHOD AND APPARATUS - A cushioning component for use with a mask is constructed of foam material. A patient contacting surface, that is adapted to contact a patient, in use, has a rounded cross sectional profile and a base surface opposed to the patient contacting surface.06-23-2011
20110146685PATIENT INTERFACE AND ASPECTS THEREOF - A patient interface has a single loop headstrap and a mask for covering at least the nostrils of the user. The single loop headstrap extends from the mask at either end. A short length of supple conduit is coupled to the mask by a swivel or ball joint to allow rotation of the conduit relative to the mask through different angles and orientations.06-23-2011
20110209708Ventilation Interface Device - A device comprises a harness configured to secure a mask over a respiratory orifice of a head of a patient; an inflatable cushion, at least a portion of the first inflatable cushion being adjoined to portion of the harness, the first inflatable cushion being positioned over a predetermined area including a portion of a buccinator muscle of a cheek of a patient; and an inflation lumen having a first end and a second end, the first end receiving pressurized air, the second end connected to the first inflatable cushion to provide pressurized air. When pressurized air is provided to the respiratory orifice via the mask, (a) the inflatable cushion is inflated with the pressurized air, (b) a tension between the mask and the head is increased and (c) the pressurized air in the inflatable cushion counters a bowing of the cheeks during inspiration.09-01-2011
20090126739Interchangeable Mask Assembly - A system of breathing arrangements for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes at least first and second cushion components, e.g., full-face, nasal, nasal prongs, nose tip, and/or a combination of any of the above, including a nasal or full-face cushion and nasal prongs/nozzles combination, etc., that are different from one another in at least one aspect, and a common frame assembly configured to support each of the first and second cushion components. Various embodiments are directed to a full-face or nasal mask used with a frame having lateral connector portions having a stiffening member. The mask assembly may include a nose height adjustment device for the height of the cushion, or a cushion adjustment member by which the position of the cushion may be adjusted relative to the frame. The mask assembly may include a chin strap assembly.05-21-2009
20080314387Second Stage Of A Regulator For Scuba Breathing Apparatus - A second stage of a regulator for scuba breathing apparatus which comprises a body having an extension sleeve for delivering a breathing gas mixture to a user and a replaceable mouthpiece element comprising a connecting sleeve, which connecting sleeve of the mouthpiece is elastically deformable and may be fitted on said delivery sleeve of the second stage. According to an embodiment of the invention, there are provided separate and independent pull-out resistant means for mechanically locking the mouthpiece element to the delivery sleeve and separate and independent means for providing a hermetic seal between the mouthpiece element and the delivery sleeve.12-25-2008
20120199129BLOWER - A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a stationary component provided to the housing, an impeller positioned between the inlet of the housing and the stationary component, and a motor adapted to drive the impeller. The housing and the stationary component cooperate to define a volute that directs air towards the outlet. The housing includes a separating wall constructed and arranged to divide the volute into a high speed airpath region and a low speed airpath region.08-09-2012
20120199128FOREHEAD AND NOSE BRIDGE PAD FOR CPAP INTERFACE - A pad is attachable to the forehead part of a CPAP face mask with pockets sewn into the body of the pad. The pad protects the forehead of the wearer and the nose bridge by a flap of material that fits between the seal of the mask and the wearer's nose bridge distributing the pressure from the mask seal. Persons with sleep apnea rely on CPAP therapy to prevent the obstruction in order to continue to breathe while sleeping. The CPAP masks appear medical and strange, especially to a new user of the device. By making the CPAP mask more comfortable with soft padding and also preventing marks and sores, it is more likely that the person will continue their therapy and improve their health. The invention is designed to be colorful, soft and comforting to help people with sleep apnea continue to get the necessary therapy.08-09-2012
20110162651Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask - The present invention provides a vent assembly suitable for use with a respiratory mask of the type used in CPAP treatment. In one embodiment the vent is made of a thin air permeable membrane. Generally, the membrane is thinner than 0.5 mm. The membrane can be made of a hydrophobic material such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The membrane can also be fabricated from expanded PTFE. The expanded PTFE membrane is mounted on a polypropylene scrim. The pores of the membrane have a reference pore size of 10 to 15 microns. In an alternative embodiment, the vent assembly includes a vent constructed from stainless steel. In another embodiment the membrane has a superficial cross-sectional area of approximately 500 mm07-07-2011
20100224195Air Delivery Conduit - An air delivery conduit for conveying breathable gas from a positive airway pressure device to a patient interface includes a tubular wall structure constructed from a textile material. A reinforcing structure may be provided to the wall structure that is structured to prevent kinking or collapsing of the wall structure. The wall structure may include a warp having a plurality of lengthwise textile warp threads arranged in a circle and a weft having a textile weft thread that is woven through the warp threads.09-09-2010
20100199992CUSHION INSIDE A CUSHION PATIENT INTERFACE - A patient interface device that includes a mask shell and a cushion assembly. The cushion assembly includes a seal cushion and a support cushion. The seal cushion contacts a first area of a patient's face to form a seal therewith. The support cushion defines a second area over a face of such a patient when the patient interface device is being worn. The second area overlaps at least a portion of the first area.08-12-2010
20100139661AIR BREATHING HOSE WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL WIRING - An integrated air hose assembly for a self-contained breathing apparatus. The air hose assembly includes a plurality of electrical wires embedded between an outer layer and an tube assembly. The tube assembly includes an inner tube forming a central air passage and an intermediate layer. Corresponding helical grooves are disposed in the outer surface of the intermediate layer and the inner surface of the outer layer, and the electrical wires are arranged therein in spaced relationship to one another.06-10-2010
20120204876FLUID FLOW CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE EMPLOYING SAME - A fluid flow control apparatus for use in, for example, a patient interface, is provided that includes a main conduit structured to receive a pressurized fluid and a nozzle assembly coupled to the main conduit. The nozzle assembly includes an external nozzle element having a contoured top surface and a main bore in fluid communication with an interior of the main conduit, an internal nozzle element received within the main bore, wherein a gap is provided between the internal nozzle element and the external nozzle element, and a switching element selectively moveable between a first position and a second position, wherein in the first position, the switching element is positioned below the contoured top surface of the external nozzle element, and wherein in the second position, at least a portion of the switching element is positioned adjacent to or above the contoured top surface of the external nozzle element.08-16-2012
20080216838Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface - A nasal ventilation interface including a pair of tubes configured to deliver a ventilation gas. The tubes are attachable at a first end to a ventilation gas supply hose and engageable at a second end with a person's nostril. A coupler is configured to align the pair of tubes with the person's nostrils, wherein each tube has an absence of pneumatic interconnection with the other tube.09-11-2008
20110259335Headgear Support for Respirator Mask - A self supporting head mounted harness for mounting a respirator mask on the face of a user, the harness including a harness body having a material stiffness sufficient to enable the harness to be retained and self supported on the head of a user independent of whether or not the mask is attached to the harness.10-27-2011
20100024825PATIENT INTERFACES - The present invention relates to a device for delivering a supply of gases to a patient. The device includes a patient interface and connecting member. The connecting member is preferably a L-shaped swivelled connector that is capable of being fixed into one of two positions, a first position where the connector is freely rotatable within the patient interface, and a second position where an interference between the interface and connector prevents the free rotation of the connector within the patient interface. The present invention further relates to a connector that has outlet means, which includes at least one outlet vent and a funnel, which in use directs and passes a substantial portion gases expired from the patient through the outlet vent or vents.02-04-2010
20090173349NASAL VENTILATION INTERFACE - A ventilation interface may include the following elements: a cushion, shell, forehead support, supply tubes, an adapter or Y-connector and a nasal cannula, which may also include nasal inserts, and connectors. Each of the elements of the ventilation interface may also include ribs of wire, stiffener or other bendable material having a greater rigidity than the material composing the main body of each element. These bendable portions may be capable of retaining multiple desired bent shapes in multiple desired directions.07-09-2009
20090241962VENTILATOR LEAK COMPENSATION - A ventilator including a pneumatic system for providing and receiving breathing gas, and a controller operatively coupled with the pneumatic system. The controller is operable to control circulation by the pneumatic system of breathing gas to and from a patient, and to adjust at least one of a volume and pressure of breathing gas delivered to the patient, such adjustment being based upon elastic properties of a component used to fluidly couple the pneumatic system to a patient.10-01-2009
20120305002VENTILATION INTERFACE - A respiration assist mask having an input gas feed tube, a ventilation interface, a facial interface and nasal inserts. The gas feed tube can connect to the ventilation interface and form a seal. The ventilation interface may be joined with the facial interface to form a seal between the ventilation interface and the facial interface, as well as between the facial interface and the face of a user. Additionally, nasal inserts may be inserted into a portion of the facial interface and form a seal between the inserts and the facial interface.12-06-2012
20120305001INTERFACE - A user interface comprising a non-sealing nasal cannula and a mask arranged about the nasal cannula, the mask including a seal configured with a user's face to allow the interface to be pressurised, the cannula configured to deliver breathing gases to the nares of a user at a flow rate exceeding the intended user's peak inspiratory flow requirements so that the mask and the user's pharynx are flushed continuously with fresh breathing gases to reduce dead space.12-06-2012
20120305000AdaptAir: A Universal Fit Nasal Interface - A nasal interface and method for delivering continuous positive airway pressure in newborns and infants are provided herein using a universal fit nasal interface that is easily adapted and operated together with a generic nasal cannula.12-06-2012
20120304999MASK ASSEMBLY SUPPORTING ARRANGEMENTS - A mask assembly includes nasal interface, e.g., in the form of a pair of nozzles, at least one joining portion provided to each side of the nasal interface, and a headgear coupled or otherwise provided to or extending from the joining portion, that is looped around the patient's ears. The joining portion is small and compact and may be readily affixed to an existing nasal arrangement, i.e., retrofitted. The joining portion and the headgear can be formed in separate components, or they can be formed as an integral or one-piece arrangement.12-06-2012
20100122701Mask ports - Mask ports 05-20-2010
20120111333RESPIRATORY DEVICE COMPRISING A FASTENING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a device for respiration which consists at least of one body that delimits an inner chamber from an outer chamber, a region for sealing the device against parts of the face of a patient, fastening elements for positioning the device on the patient's head and a connection for supplying respiratory gas. The device is equipped with an actuator, which when adjusted, changes the distance of at least one part of the device from at least one part of the body of the patient.05-10-2012
20090151727Apparatus For Deploying Oxygen Masks - An apparatus for deploying oxygen masks that includes a pre-packaged modular system that does not require manual repacking of oxygen masks by aircraft technicians. The cartridge is for use with a manifold having a passageway in fluid communication with a source of breathable gas. The cartridge includes an end wall, a sidewall extending from the end wall and terminating at a distal end adjacent to an opening. A flexible member defines a chamber inside the cartridge. The chamber is in fluid communication with the passageway when the cartridge is coupled to the manifold. The flexible member has an outlet. A mask assembly is disposed inside the cartridge. The mask assembly has a hose coupled to the outlet of the flexible member. A cover is removably attached to the distal end of the at least one side wall.06-18-2009
20110094513OXYGEN MASK - An oxygen mask comprises an oxygen supply unit and an attachment unit which is to be attached to a periphery of a nose or a nose and a mouth of a patient. The attachment unit includes an opening which communicates with external air and which is formed at a position to which, when the oxygen mask is attached to the patient, at least one of the nose and the mouth of the patient is opposed.04-28-2011
20120152255PAP SYSTEM - Systems, devices and methods of use adapted for treatment of respiratory disease or sleep disordered breathing include a patient interface (06-21-2012
20120111332BREATHING APPARATUS - A breathing apparatus includes an air delivery assembly and a nasal interface. The air delivery assembly includes at least one passage couple to a supply of air. The nasal interface includes a resilient pad having a first side configured to releasably couple with the air delivery assembly. A second side of the resilient pad is configured to engage at least a portion of a users nose. The nasal interface further includes a first air passage and a second air passage. The first air passage and the second air passage are configured to provide an air pathway between the air delivery assembly and a respective first nasal passage and second nasal passage of the user.05-10-2012
20100059058CPAP mask - A CPAP mask, within which is disposed a membrane that effectively separates air and carbon dioxide within a face mask into two air chambers, and a one-way air escape valve plate is fitted to an air vent at one end of the face mask. Accordingly, when air is input into the CPAP mask through a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) ventilator, one portion of the air expels the CO03-11-2010
20100095966BREATHING MASK AND METHODS THEREOF - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a breathing mask for alleviating conditions causing sleep apnea and avoiding onset claustrophobia in a patient often caused by a breathing mask. In one embodiment of the present invention, a breathing mask comprises an overhead gear assembly comprising an overhead receptor and a hose attachment connected to the overhead receptor, and a patient interface coupled to a connector valve of the overhead gear assembly, wherein the hose attachment is positioned outside of a line of sight of a user, when the breathing mask is utilized by the user.04-22-2010
20120125339PATIENT INTERFACE ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM USING SAME - A patient interface assembly that includes a patient interface device, a headgear, and pivoting coupling member joining the interface device to a headgear assembly. In one embodiment, the patient interface device is a nasal cushion that includes a formable support mounted to the nasal cushion for providing support and adjustment of the nasal cushion to improve fit and comfort. In a further embodiment, a pair of rigid connecting members couple the patient interface device to the headgear.05-24-2012
20120125338DUAL TUBE MASK WITH NASAL CANNULA - A dual tube mask system having a shell attached to a frame where the shell has a primary port that is connected to a machine for blowing breathable gas to the mask through a tube. A nasal cannula is disposed within the shell and is connected to a source of oxygen.05-24-2012
20120132208CUSHION ASSEMBLY FOR A RESPIRATORY MASK - A mask cushion or a mask assembly therewith provides a comfortable and effective seal for provision of a gas therapy by a respiratory treatment apparatus. The mask cushion (05-31-2012
20120132209PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS - A headgear for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes at least a strap (05-31-2012
20090078259RETRACTABLE TUBE FOR CPAP - A retractable tube for use in a respiratory apparatus for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient has an internal diameter of about 30 mm or less, a weight of about 500 g/m or less, and an unextended length of about 2 m or less. The retractable tube includes a portion that is extensible in a range of about 40%-400% in response to force applied to the tube, and the extensible portion is configured to return the tube to its unextended length in the absence of force applied to the tube. A respiratory apparatus for delivering a flow of pressurized breathable gas includes a flow generator to generate the flow and a patient interface to deliver the flow to the patient's airways. The flow generator and the patient interface are connected by a retractable tube. A method of delivering a flow of pressurized breathable gas includes connecting the flow generator and the patient interface using a retractable tube.03-26-2009
20120073576METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION WITH NASAL INTERFACE - A nasal ventilation interface including a pair of tubes configured to deliver a ventilation gas. The tubes are attachable at a first end to a ventilation gas supply hose and engageable at a second end with a person's nostril. A coupler is configured to align the pair of tubes with the person's nostrils, wherein each tube has an absence of pneumatic interconnection with the other tube.03-29-2012
20120186586Vertical Drop Out Box Method And Apparatus - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for storing breathing masks in a tall and narrow space and deploying the masks from that space. The apparatus may be embodied as a removable cartridge containing a breathing mask assembly housed within a frame. The cartridge is comprised of a first side and second side which can move relative to the frame. The first side includes a hinge. In operation, the cartridge slides relative to the frame and rotatably opens via the hinge after the cartridge substantially exits the frame. A breathing mask is released to a user after the first and second halves rotatably separate.07-26-2012
20120279502PATIENT INTERFACE WITH FOREHEAD SUPPORT SYSTEM - A patient interface having a forehead support adjustably. The forehead support assembly includes a support arm that is adjustably mounted to the mask shell, thereby allowing the adjustment of the distance between the forehead support bracket and the mask shell in order to adjust for patients of different sizes. A forehead support bracket is pivotally connected to the support arm. The pivoting forehead support bracket is self-aligning to allow the forehead pad to remain parallel to the patient's forehead at all times, thus enhancing comfort and stability. The forehead support bracket is removable from the support arm, allowing the headgear (with support bracket attached) to be donned separately from the mask and support arm. The forehead support bracket in one embodiment has a forehead pad formed from the headgear itself.11-08-2012
20120227743PASSENGER OXYGEN MASK - The passenger oxygen mask is provided for emergency situations on board an aircraft. The mask body is designed collapsible at least in sections. An axial overall height of the mask body is reduced by way of the one or more mask sections. This simplifies the accommodation of the oxygen mask or even permits a smaller constructional size of the preparation device.09-13-2012
20120227744PATIENT INTERFACE ASSEMBLY WITH SIMULTANEOUS MASKSTRAP ADJUSTMENT - A patient interface assembly that includes a patient interface device and a headgear. The headgear includes a first headgear strap and a second headgear strap having first end portions connected to opposite sides of the patient interface device. Second end portions of the first headgear strap and a second headgear strap are coupled to a first beam member and a second beam member respectively. The first and second beam members extend behind a head of such as user during use and are joined together via an adjustment mechanism that allows the overall length of the first beam and the second beam to be selectively adjusted.09-13-2012
20120266887DOUBLE-ENDED BLOWER AND VOLUTES THEREFOR - A variable speed blower for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) ventilation of patients includes two impellers in the gas flow path that cooperatively pressurize gas to desired pressure and flow characteristics. Thus, the blower can provide faster pressure response and desired flow characteristics over a narrower range of motor speeds, resulting in greater reliability and less acoustic noise.10-25-2012
20120266884EXHAUST PORT ASSEMBLY THAT MINIMIZES NOISE - A deflector mechanism (10-25-2012
20120266885NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION MASK AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a non-invasive-ventilation-mask to patients with and ongoing endoscopic procedure without interrupting the procedure, without removing the endoscopic probe and without requiring endotracheal intubation.10-25-2012
20120325217OXYGEN MODULE - The present disclosure provides a flexible oxygen supply system which can easily be adapted to different seat layouts and which is significantly improved with regard to test and maintenance possibilities. An oxygen module according to the present disclosure generally comprises an oxygen source, a mask and a tube between the oxygen source and a mask. The oxygen module further comprises fastening elements for fastening in a supply duct of an aircraft, and a locking element by means of which the cover of the oxygen module can be locked.12-27-2012
20120266886CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.10-25-2012
20120318271REPLACEABLE NASAL PILLOW KIT - A kit for fitting a patient interface device (12-20-2012
20120318270NASAL INTERFACE - A nasal cannula for use in a system for providing a flow of respiratory gases to a user is described. The nasal cannula comprises a body made from a pliable material. The body has an inlet and at least one nasal prong fluidly connected to the inlet. In use a conduit providing a flow of gases to the cannula is connected to the inlet, and the nasal prong is inserted into a user's nostril. The cannula is arranged to direct the flow of gases from the nasal prong towards the front wall of the user's nasal passage within the user's nose.12-20-2012
20120318269BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS - A patient interface that is comfortable for a user to wear is disclosed. The patient interface includes a forehead rest and cushion. In particular the cushion includes a deformable resilient member that when compressed creates a uniformly and gradually increasing force while evenly distributing the pressure on the forehead of the patient.12-20-2012
20120080035ADJUSTABLE MASK SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS - An adjustable mask system (04-05-2012
20110247625BREATHING ASSISTANCE DEVICE - The present method, system, and device relate to a breathing assistance device comprising a hollow body defining an inner chamber, provided with a breathing gas input and output, and an abutment member, intended to abut against one part of a patient and wrapped by a flexible membrane. The membrane is inserted on the outer surface of the hollow body and is able to be interposed between the abutment member and the part of the patient on which it abuts. The hollow body comprises communication ports facing to the membrane, in order to enable the breathing gas passage from the chamber to an intermediate space formed between the membrane and the outer surface of the body.10-13-2011
20100229869ERGONOMIC AND ADJUSTABLE RESPIRATORY MASK ASSEMBLY WITH FRAME - A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having a front surface and a rear surface, opposite the front surface, and adapted in use to face the patient. The frame defines an inner wall and an outer wall extending from the rear surface, the inner and outer walls being spaced to define a channel therebetween. A cushion is removably attachable to the frame such that the cushion and frame are repeatably engagable with and disengagable from one another. The cushion includes a side wall to be inserted into the channel of the frame, the side wall having a first interlocking surface that engages a second interlocking surface provided in the channel when the cushion and frame are engaged with one another. The first and second interlocking surfaces interlock with one another to removably attach the cushion to the frame.09-16-2010
20100229868PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS - A headgear for positioning a patient interface structure for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airways of a patient includes at least one flexible strap loop which is attachable to the patient interface structure by a forked region of the at least one strap loop that is mountable on the patient interface structure. The at least one strap loop positions the patient interface structure on the face of the patient. The forked region includes two forks adapted to be attached to an upper and lower portion on the patient interface structure. The two forks are connected by a bridge so that the forked region is divided into a first region and a second region, and the first region is mountable on the patient interface structure. An elbow for a patient interface system for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a first portion having a first end configured to be connected to the patient interface system; and a second portion having a second end configured to be connected to a tube that delivers the flow of breathable gas. An outer circumferential wall includes a plurality of perpendicular steps formed therein and a plurality of vent holes are provided perpendicular to the plurality of perpendicular steps.09-16-2010
20100229867VENTILATION SYSTEM AND CONTROL THEREOF - A ventilator device (09-16-2010
20100229866GAS MASK ASSEMBLY WITH SWIVEL CONNECTOR - A connection assembly for joining a gas supply line to an article, the assembly comprising a first member having first and second ends, inner and outer walls; and a through passage between said ends; a second member having first and second ends, the second end engagable with the first member via the first end of the first member, the second end of the first member connectable to the article and the first end of the second member connectabte to a gas line; wherein the connection between the first and second members is arranged to allow relative movement between the first and second members such that either of the first and second members are each able to rotate axially relative to the other member through a 360 degrees arc about longitudinal axes through each member and to each move relative to the other member between a first disposition where the longitudinal axes of the first and second members are in alignment and at least one second disposition where at least the second member is disposed at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the first member.09-16-2010
20120318272CUSHION INSIDE A CUSHION PATIENT INTERFACE - A patient interface device that includes a mask shell and a cushion assembly. The cushion assembly includes a seal cushion and a support cushion. The seal cushion contacts a first area of a patient's face to form a seal therewith. The support cushion defines a second area over a face of such a patient when the patient interface device is being worn. The second area overlaps at least a portion of the first area.12-20-2012
20120090613Breathing Apparatus - A breathing apparatus comprising: an inlet configured to receive pressurised gases, an outlet configured to diffuse the pressurised gases within the dead space of a face mask, a detachable nozzle manifold configured to pass the pressurised gases from the inlet to the outlet, and a seal configured to substantially air tight seal the nozzle manifold between a user's face and a bottom inner surface of the mask.04-19-2012
20120090612Cushion and mask therefor - A cushion includes a substantially triangularly shaped frame from which extends a membrane. The frame has a scalloped edge by which the cushion is affixed to a mask body. The membrane has an aperture into which the wearer's nose is received. The membrane is spaced away from the rim of the frame. The wearer's nose is received through the aperture into the chamber within the mask body. The shape of the seal forming portion is particularly suited to effectively seal the difficult region of the facial contour that is the crease between the sides of the nose and the face.04-19-2012
20120285461INTERCHANGEABLE INSERTS - In a mask for patient ventilation, a frame portion is included for surrounding a respiratory opening of a patient. A retention strap is coupled with the frame portion for maintaining positive pressure between the frame portion and the respiratory opening of the patient. A removable insert is configured to physically attach and detach from the frame portion without requiring removal of the frame or the retention strap from the patient.11-15-2012
20120285464NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION FACIAL SKIN PROTECTION - A non-invasive ventilation patient interface comprises a fresh gas entry port, a frame, and a zygomatic facial interface. The fresh gas entry port is configured for coupling with a fresh gas supply. The frame is configured for coupling with a head strap system, wherein the head strap system is configured for supplying a securing force to secure the patient interface in a position over a respiratory opening of a patient. The zygomatic facial interface is coupled with the frame and configured for spreading the securing force away from a nasal bridge of the patient and onto left and right zygomatic arch regions of the patient.11-15-2012
20120325219PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE WITH TUBING ASSEMBLY - A patient interface device (12-27-2012
20120325218VENTILATION MASK WITH INTEGRATED PILOTED EXHALATION VALVE - In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a mask for achieving positive pressure mechanical ventilation (inclusive of CPAP, ventilator support, critical care ventilation, emergency applications), and a method for a operating a ventilation system including such mask. The mask of the present invention includes a piloted exhalation valve that is used to achieve the target pressures/flows to the patient. The pilot for the valve may be pneumatic and driven from the gas supply tubing from the ventilator. The pilot may also be a preset pressure derived in the mask, a separate pneumatic line from the ventilator, or an electro-mechanical control. The mask of the present invention may further include a heat and moisture exchanger (HME) which is integrated therein.12-27-2012
20120138060PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS - A patient interface system includes a nasal seal of flexible material to communicate with at least one airway of the patient, and a primary headgear from which the nasal seal is suspended, said primary headgear having at least one aperture though which at least a portion of the nasal seal is inserted with the primary headgear wrapping about at least one portion of the nasal seal in a sling-like fashion.06-07-2012
20130008448PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE EMPLOYING A FLOATING ADJUSTABLE ARM - A device and method of providing positive pressure support that employs a patient interface device (01-10-2013
20130008446HEADGEAR FOR MASK ASSEMBLY - A mask system for use between a patient and a structure to deliver a breathable gas to the patient includes a mask assembly including a frame, a cushion provided to the frame, and optionally an elbow provided to the frame. Headgear is removably attached to the mask assembly to maintain the mask assembly in a desired position on a patient's face. The headgear includes a top strap, crown straps which cooperate to form a round shape adapted to accommodate a crown of the patient's head, and bottom straps.01-10-2013
20130008447NASAL ASSEMBLY - A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. A pair of second connector portions are removably and rotatably connected to respective first connector portions of the frame and are in communication with respective inlet conduits, e.g., directly or via angle connectors. A headgear assembly is removably connected to the pair of second connector portions and/or the angle connectors so as to maintain the frame and the nozzle assembly in a desired adjusted position on the patient's face.01-10-2013
20130008445RESPIRATORY ASSISTANCE MASK - According to the present device, system, and method, the respiratory assistance mask comprising a hollow body bounding an internal chamber provided with a respiratory gas inlet and outlet, and a bearing member is remarkable in that it also comprises: a flexible membrane inserted on said bearing member and being able to be interposed between said bearing member and the face of said patient: and a multi-perforated internal skirt inserted, thru one of its two contours, on said bearing member and surrounded, at least partially, by said flexible membrane, the free contour of said skirt extending in direction of said internal chamber.01-10-2013
20130014760RESPIRATORY MASK WITH RIBBED CONTACTING SURFACE - A patient interface device (01-17-2013
20080245369Patient Interface Device - A patient interface device that includes a support member sized and configured to span at least a portion of a patient's face while remaining below the patient's eyes responsive to the patient interface device being donned by such a patient. A sealing assembly is attached to the support member via a snap assembly associated with the support member and the sealing assembly. The snap assembly allows the sealing assembly to selectively attach to the support member.10-09-2008
20080236588SUPPORT DEVICE FOR RESPIRATORY INTERFACE - A patient interface support that supports a patient interface of a PAP device and generates a pre-selected engagement pressure at the patient interface to create a seal between the patient interface and the patient's airflow passages when the interface support is in use while alleviating the strain on the patient's head. The patient interface support comprises a base for attachment to a support surface; and, a support extension having a joint; a patient interface mount; and, biasing means. The joint movably connects the support extension to the base, the patient interface mount supports the patient interface, and the biasing means generates a pre-selected engagement pressure at the patient interface to create a seal between said patient interface and the patient's airflow passages when said interface support is in use.10-02-2008
20080223369PERSONAL OXYGEN AND AIR DELIVERY SYSTEM - A portable gas delivery system includes a mouthpiece, a gas delivery pack and a tubing assembly. The mouthpiece has an upper region and a lower region extending therefrom. The upper region includes a least one nose port. The lower region includes a mouth port. The gas delivery pack has a gas storage region, a gas compression region, or a combination thereof. The tubing assembly operably attached to the mouthpiece and the gas delivery pack for delivering gas from the gas delivery pack to the mouthpiece.09-18-2008
20130133659MASK SYSTEM - A mask includes a shroud; a cushion module that engages the shroud, the cushion module including a frame and a full-face cushion adapted to engage the patient's face generally along nasal bridge, cheek, and chin regions of the patient's face, the frame at least partly defining a breathing chamber; an elbow connected to the frame in a releasable and rotatable manner, the elbow being adapted to be connected to an air delivery tube to deliver breathable gas to the patient; and headgear removably attachable to the shroud, wherein: the frame includes an opening, the elbow including a distal end releasably inserted into the opening of the frame with a snap-fit, thereby connecting the elbow to the frame, whereby the connection between the elbow and the frame also maintains the shroud in engagement with the frame.05-30-2013
20130092168CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE - A cushion for a patient interface that delivers breathable gas to a patient includes a base wall structured to be connected to a frame, an underlying support cushion extending away from the base wall towards the patient's face in use, and a membrane provided to substantially cover at least a portion of the underlying cushion. The membrane is adapted to form a continuous seal on the patient's face. The underlying cushion has a spring-like connection with the base wall. The underlying cushion and/or base wall define a spring constant that varies along a length of the seal.04-18-2013
20130092169RESPIRATORY MASK ASSEMBLY - A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame, a forehead support, and an adjustment mechanism including a single finger-operated push button to allow selective adjustment of the forehead support relative to the frame. The frame includes a support arm and a housing provided to a free end of the support arm. The housing includes a front side including a closed configuration, a rear side, and a receiving space extending from the rear side and structured to slidably receive a slider of the forehead support. The forehead support is slidably mounted for linear movement in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the support arm. The single finger-operated push button includes a portion that extends through an opening provided in a top side of the housing.04-18-2013
20130133661CPAP MASK AND SYSTEM - A continuous positive air pressure (“CPAP”) or ventilator system includes a mask and an air flow generator. The air flow generator is mounted or provided to the mask's wearer. In one embodiment, air flow generator is mounted on the mask.05-30-2013
20130133660MASK SYSTEM - A cushion module provided to a frame module for delivery of a supply of gas at positive pressure to be delivered to a patient's airways, the cushion module comprising a main body and a cushion, the main body defining a breathing chamber and having an exterior surface adapted to directly engage with a surface of the frame module, wherein the main body and the cushion together comprise a co-molded, integrated component, the main body comprising a molded polycarbonate material adapted to directly contact the frame module and the cushion comprises a molded silicone material adapted to interface with patient's face, and wherein the molded polycarbonate material of the main body is a more rigid material than the molded silicone material of the cushion.05-30-2013
20130139821PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE STORAGE SYSTEM - A patient interface storage system (06-06-2013
20130146059ERGONOMIC AND ADJUSTABLE RESPIRATORY MASK ASSEMBLY WITH FRAME - A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having a front surface and a rear surface, opposite the front surface, and adapted in use to face the patient. The frame defines an inner wall and an outer wall extending from the rear surface, the inner and outer walls being spaced to define a channel therebetween. A cushion is removably attachable to the frame such that the cushion and frame are repeatably engagable with and disengagable from one another. The cushion includes a side wall to be inserted into the channel of the frame, the side wall having a first interlocking surface that engages a second interlocking surface provided in the channel when the cushion and frame are engaged with one another. The first and second interlocking surfaces interlock with one another to removably attach the cushion to the frame.06-13-2013
20130146060CUSHION FOR A PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE - A cushion (06-13-2013
20130174848OXYGEN REGULATOR TO DELIVER BREATHING GAS IN AN AIRCRAFT - Oxygen regulator (07-11-2013
20100307502PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEMS - A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.12-09-2010
20130152936PORTABLE PATIENT INTERFACE SYSTEM - A portable patient interface system (06-20-2013
20130152937PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE WITH A FRAME ASSEMBLY HAVING A DOUBLE-Y SUPPORTING STRUCTURE - A patient interface device (06-20-2013
20130152938PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE WITH AUTO-ADJUSTING CUSHION - A patient interface device (06-20-2013
20130125895NASAL INTERFACE DEVICE - A nasal interface device and a method of use are disclosed. The device includes a facial adaptor configured to be secured to the nose of a user and having two nostril pads having open channels configured to be inserted into nostrils of the use and a piercing/swivel adaptor configured to interact with the facial adaptor through the two nostril prongs. The piercing/swivel adaptor is further configured to be coupled to an airway tube, the airway tube is configured to supply air/gas to the user.05-23-2013
20130118500MANAGING AN ACTIVE STRAP SYSTEM FOR A FACE MASK - A method, system or computer usable program product for managing a set of active straps for a positive airway pressure (PAP) mask including detecting a pressure value with a pressure sensor, analyzing the pressure value with a processor for identifying an adjustment of the set of active straps, and performing the identified adjustment with the set of active straps.05-16-2013
20130186403Breathing Assistance Apparatus Having Floating Function - A breathing assistance apparatus includes a main body unit, a head strap unit, a nasal prong unit, and an intake unit. The main body unit has a rearwall, a frontwall, a connecting wall connected between the rearwall and the frontwall to define a chamber thereamong. The connecting wall has a rearwall-connecting portion connected to the rearwall, and a frontwall-connecting portion connected between the frontwall and the rearwall-connecting portion and having a thickness smaller than that of the rearwall-connecting portion so as to allow for floating movement of the frontwall relative to the rearwall.07-25-2013
20120017909SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSERVING OXYGEN IN A BREATHING ASSISTANCE DEVICE - A system and method for conserving oxygen in a breathing assistance device are disclosed. A method may include delivering breathable gas with a first average oxygen concentration during a first portion of an inhalation phase for a patient. The method may also include delivering breathable gas with a second average oxygen concentration during a second portion of an inhalation phase for a patient.01-26-2012
20130192601Flow-Inflating Mask Interface for Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation - A flow-inflating respiratory face mask is disclosed that includes a thin, pliant skirt that surrounds the base of the face mask. The skirt inflates automatically when the face mask receives external pressurized air. The skirt is compliant, soft, and adapts easily to the topography of the face which produces a good fit and adds to the comfort of the patient.08-01-2013
20130199536BREATHING MASK FOR FEEDING A BREATHING GAS TO A MASK USER AND DISCHARGE DEVICE FOR DISCHARGING BREATHING GAS - A breathing mask arrangement for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a reinforcement element, a mask engaged with the reinforcement element and having a mask base body defining a mask interior and a sealing lip structured to engage a patient's face, a forehead rest including forehead padding that is structured to engage a patient's forehead, and a fixing mechanism to fix the forehead rest relative to the reinforcement element. The mask base body and the sealing lip are two pieces that are fixedly attached to one another. The forehead rest is moveably coupled to the reinforcement element to allow movement of the forehead rest relative to the reinforcement element. The forehead rest includes a pair of coupling structures structured to be coupled to an upper head band arrangement and the reinforcement element includes a pair of coupling structures structured to be coupled to a lower head band arrangement.08-08-2013
20130199537MASK SYSTEM - A mask system for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a nares portion and a mouth portion and an inlet conduit connected to at least one of the nares portion and the mouth portion to deliver the pressurized, breathable gas. The mask system is adapted to selectively utilize the nares portion and/or the mouth portion in a first mode utilizing both the nares portion and the mouth portion, and in a second mode utilizing the nares portion and not utilizing the mouth portion.08-08-2013
20130199538FLUID COUPLING CONDUIT WITH EXHAUST GAS NOISE REDUCTION - A fluid coupling conduit (08-08-2013

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