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LOW CYTOTOXICITY SWITCHABLE ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS, MEDICAL DRESSINGS AND SKIN COVERINGS, AND METHODS OF TREATMENT USING SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Low cytotoxicity compositions are disclosed, most particularly for use in adhesive medical products such as wound dressings (100) and medical skin coverings including surgical incision drapes, bacterial barriers without a wound pad for covering wounds and skin closure products. Methods of treatment are also disclosed that use the adhesive medical products, for example on patients with an injury or a long-term medical condition requiring repeated application of dressings, on patients undergoing surgery, on patients after surgery and/or injury requiring a skin covering, and skin closure methods.



DETERMINING THE PARTIAL PRESSURE OF A GAS IN A PRESSURE VESSEL

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

There is disclosed a method and system for determining the partial pressure of at least one gas in a mixture of gasses contained in a pressure vessel, in particular a pressure vessel in the form of a life support pressure chamber/decompression chamber, or a diving gas storage cylinder. The method comprises the steps of: coupling a gas analysis sensor (14) to a pressure vessel (10); directing a portion of the mixture of gasses in the pressure vessel to the sensor for analysis; reducing the pressure of the portion of the mixture which is to be analysed by the sensor to a level which is below the pressure in the vessel but above local atmospheric pressure; operating the sensor to measure the partial pressure of the at least one gas at the reduced pressure level; and using the partial pressure of the at least one gas, measured at the reduced pressure level, to determine the actual partial pressure of said gas in the mixture contained in the vessel.



Filter Material and Face Mask

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a filter material for respirator masks. The filter material comprises a filter material layer that is pleated so as to form a plurality of folds, said filter material layer comprising a filter layer and a first netting layer. The invention is characterized in that the filter material layer comprises a second netting layer disposed on the filter layer on the side opposite to said first netting layer. The invention additionally relates to a respirator mask comprising such a filter material.



Mouthheld filter apparatus

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A mouthheld filter is provided that includes a mouth piece, a valve tube structure and a filter housing. The mouthpiece has a curvilinear mouth shield and bite wings for insertion into a user's mouth and maintenance of a secure position therein. The valve tube structure has a pair of one-way filters to properly direct the air inhaled and exhaled by the user. The filter housing contains either one or both of a particulate filter material within the filter housing and a filter material around a surface of the filter housing. Air inhaled by the user passes through the filter housing and filter material, into the valve tube structure and mouthpiece, and into the user's lungs. Air exhaled by the user passes through the mouth piece, the valve tube structure and out at least one exhaust tube coupled to the valve tube structure and into the environment.



FILTERING FACE RESPIRATOR HAVING OPTIMIZED FACIAL FILTER LOCATION

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A respiratory mask has a filter element that is optimally position relative to the inhale and exhale of a wearer's nose and mouth in relation to the size and shape of the filter allowing a direct pathway of the airflow between the wearer's nose and mouth to the filter. A non-permeable section, incorporated in the filter element, filtering structure, the sealing area or a combination thereof, is used to direct and channel the outer dispersed boundaries of the nasal and oral flow to the filter element. The optimally positioned filter coupled with channeling of the boundary flow through the filter element reduces residency time of exhaled breath in the mask.



RESPIRATOR AND HEAD-MOUNTED PROTECTIVE APPARATUS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed are a respirator and a head-mounted protection apparatus. The respirator includes a respirator body. A breathing passage is formed in the respirator body for airflow when a user breathes. The respirator further includes a filter layer switching device and at least two filter layers of different filtering properties, and the filter layer switching device is installed on the respirator body and is configured to switch filter layers below the breathing passage according to requirements. In use of the respirator, the user can transfer a filter layer of a required performance to a region below the breathing passage using the filter layer switching device based on his requirement for air filtration.



FLOW REGULATION VENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A flow regulation vent for use in controlling a vent flow of washout gas in a system for supplying breathable gas pressurized to within a therapeutic pressure range above atmospheric pressure to a patient in the treatment of a sleep disordered breathing condition is disclosed. The flow regulation vent may include a housing having at least one vent orifice and at least one fixed bleed orifice; and a flap configured to regulate the vent flow of washout gas through the at least one vent orifice, wherein the at least one fixed bleed orifice is not covered by the flap in any position and the flow regulation vent provides a minimum vent flow independent of the position of the flap.



MOISTURE TRAP ASSEMBLY FOR RESPIRATORY CIRCUI

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A moisture trap assembly for a respiratory circuit comprises a flow connector unit comprising an inlet tube in fluid connection with an outlet tube and an annular lid comprising an air tight seal. The inlet and outlet tubes are adapted to fit the respiratory circuit. A receptacle is removably attached to the annular lid for collecting condensed moisture, wherein the receptacle comprise an actuator member configured to actuate the air tight seal of the annular lid upon attachment.



FLEXIBLE LOW DEADPACE RESPIRATORY NOSEPIECE FOR GAS SAMPLING CANNULAE AND METHOD OF MANUFAC

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A respiratory nosepiece (10) and method of manufacturing the respiratory nosepiece, the respiratory nosepiece including a first nasal prong (110) with a first channel (112) extending there through, and a first side port (130) connectable to tubes (192, 194) having different first and second diameters. The first side port has a second channel (131) extending there through and in communication with the first channel. The second channel includes a first section (134) having the first diameter, a second section (136) having the second diameter, a first step (135) between the first and second sections, and a second step (137) between the second section and an end (133) of the second channel. The first and second channels are formed during injection molding by pins (412, 422, 431, 441) having flat pin-on-pin geometry to reduce resin flash within the channels.



PATIENT INTERFACE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A patient interface comprises a frame, a headgear, a manifold and two nasal prongs. The frame may be recessed from the face of the patient, and preferably from the manifold so that the manifold may deform or move with respect to the face of the patient. The manifold may be further configured to be compliant in the direction of engagement with the patient's face, such as in the anterior direction. These features may allow the manifold to engage with the face of the patient, such as the upper lip, without exerting a significant pressure which may lead to patient discomfort. The manifold may also be configured to be rotatable with respect to the frame, for example by a grip feature which may be configured to be held in one hand for rotation.



CUSHION FOR PATIENT INTERFACE DEVICE, BREATHING MASK WITH CUSHION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A patient interface device and cushion for the device are respectively disclosed, for preferred CPAP and BiPAP breathing masks. The cushion has a composite structure with an open rounded polygonal profile defining a mask side layer and a slip-resistant fibrous patient side layer, with an intermediate barrier layer positioned between the first and second layers. The layers are integrally bonded together into a three-dimensional conformation defining a J-shaped cross section and an inboard patient side curl opening into an air chamber juxtaposed with one or more of the patient's airways. The body exhibits flexibility between about 4 and about 10 Taber Stiffness Units. Method and apparatus for making the cushion are further described.



TRACHEOSTOMY GUARD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A tracheostomy guard couples with a patient interface to reduce the risk of occlusion of the patient interface. The tracheostomy guard has features that may prevent accidental disconnection from the patient interface while enabling suction to be applied to a patient. The tracheostomy guard may prevent patient secretions from being communicated with a caregiver in use.



NASOPHARYNGEAL DEVICE FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The system and method for reducing or eliminating obstructive sleep apnea in patients with the use of a nasopharyngeal device. The nasopharyngeal device has an obturator including reversibly expandable projections located at a distal end and a guide portion on a proximal end. The reversibly expandable projections are adapted to maintain patency of the nasopharyngeal airway by advancing anteriorly the soft palate. The nasopharyngeal device also has a tube that has a proximal end, a distal end, and a passage through which at least a portion of the obturator may be inserted.



INTUBATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS BASED ON AIRWAY PATTERN IDENTIFICATION

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An intubation system of the present disclosure intubates based on an airway pattern indicating a trachea opening. The airway pattern is determined from analysis of airway data detected by a trachea identifying device disposed on a moveable guide stylet of the intubation system. A navigation element is generated based on the airway pattern. In one embodiment, the airway pattern is a gas exchange pattern indicating a trachea opening. In another embodiment, the trachea opening transition pattern is a topographic pattern indicating a trachea opening. The guide stylet is capable of moving in a plurality of degrees of freedom in the airway following the guidance from the navigation element.



OSCILLATING POSITIVE EXPIRATORY PRESSURE DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A respiratory treatment device comprising at least one chamber, a chamber inlet configured to receive air into the at least one chamber, at least one chamber outlet configured to permit air to exit the at least one chamber, and a flow path defined between the chamber inlet and the at least one chamber outlet. A restrictor member positioned in the flow path is moveable between a closed position, where a flow of air along the flow path is restricted, and an open position, where the flow of air along the flow path is less restricted. A vane in fluid communication with the 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 air along the flow path.



RESUSCITATION ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING MASK, MONITORING ARRANGEMENTS, AND DIGITAL MODULE DETACHABLY ARRANGED AS PART OF THE MASK

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A resuscitation arrangement and method for resuscitation of humans, preferably infants, wherein said arrangement for resuscitation comprises a mask adapted to fit over the nose and mouth of said human, monitoring arrangements adapted to monitor at least one parameter chosen from flow, volume, leakage, and pressure within said mask and a digital module adapted to enable measurement of at least one of the parameters. The monitoring arrangement comprises at least one passive sensor component and an active sensor component, wherein the digital module is adapted to be detachably arranged as a part of said mask and the passive sensor component is arranged within the mask and the active sensor component is arranged in the digital module.



Container, Indicator Device, and Nebulizer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A nebulizer as well as a container and an indicator device for such a nebulizer are proposed. The indicator device is fixedly mounted from the bottom of the container and comprises a piercing element for opening an aeration of the container. The indicator device and its piercing part are preferably actuated by axial movement of the indicator device and container within the nebulizer.



Valved Medical Aerosol Holding & Delivery Chamber

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A non linear, medicated aerosol holding and delivery chamber without sealing valves at the aerosol inlet and outlet ends. There is a low pressure actuated, vacuum relief, drain check valve at the bottom end of the chamber and an overpressure relief valve at the top end adjacent the mouthpiece opening. The vacuum relief, drain check valve has a radial support plate beneath it that allows for the creation of a vortex in the aerosol plume. The drain check valve also provides for the complete return of any condensed aerosol to the nebulizer when closed. The overpressure relief valve efficiently allows dispelling of the patient's air. Both valves aid in the decrease of the MMAD of the medicated aerosol particles. There is no truly enclosed volume defined by the body of the chamber as the mouthpiece is open into the top of the chamber body, free of any valves.



HEATING UNIT FOR USE IN A DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Drug supply units are disclosed which comprise substrates having a plurality of holes formed therein.



ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRACTOR AND/OR POSITIONER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A sterile pressure pad assembly system, kit and method uses a cage assembly comprising an enclosure and a pad assembly configured as a generally rectangular pad disposed adjacent the patient's limb near the joint to be extended and/or distended. The pad may be affixed by adhesive to the outer surface of an arcuate side and formed from suitable foam and cell structure materials that can be sterilized such as, for example, polyurethane-based foam. The enclosure of the cage assembly is configured with one or more ridges to sufficiently optimize a material strength to the arcuate side of the enclosure so as to not crush under pressure from the surgical distractor unit and/or the weight of the patient's limb of the patient when the sterile cage assembly and pad support a limb of a patient on a support bar as a surgical distractor unit positions the pad in abutment with a popliteal area of a patient's knee joint during a medical procedure.



PROTECTIVE COVER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A protective cover for the protection against contamination from body and/or irrigation fluid during treatment of wounds/ulcers includes a first opening to be placed on a patient and a second opening for inserting a handpiece. The protective cover includes a fluid-tight and flexible hollow body that defines a treatment chamber having a shape that adapts to motion of a handpiece. The hollow body may include a stiffening element for keeping the first opening in an open state during treatment. Additionally, a device for the irrigation of wounds or ulcers, such as for debriding dead body tissue by way of a micro water jet, may include a hand-operated lance with a nozzle for producing an irrigation fluid jet, such as a micro water jet. The lance may be inserted through the second opening of the protective cover so that the nozzle is located within the treatment chamber of the protective cover.



Apparatus for Improved Breathing

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus for improved breathing is provided. The apparatus may include an improved oral appliance, an improved mask, an improved coupler to couple an oral appliance to a mask, and/or a combination of these improvements.



NEGATIVE PRESSURE GENERATING DEVICE AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides a negative pressure generator comprising a vacuum pump having an intake end and an exhaust end, a soundproofing module having a compartment for accommodating the vacuum pump, the soundproofing module being configured to insulate noise and vibration generated when the vacuum pump is in operation, and a silencing tube module comprising a flexible intake tube having one open end communicating with the intake end of the vacuum pump and a flexible exhaust tube having one open end communicating with the exhaust end of the vacuum pump, the silencing tube module being configured to reduce noise generated at the intake end and/or the exhaust end of the vacuum pump when the vacuum pump is in operation. The negative pressure generator can provide a vacuum source to an oral interface device to favorably create a negative pressure environment in a user's oral cavity so that the patency of the user's upper airway is maintained.



HAND COVER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A hand cover includes a protective housing secured to an adjustment mechanism. The protective housing inhibits contact between the hand and the external environment. The adjustment mechanism secures the hand cover to the user. An optional upper access aperture provides air circulation and access to the hand. An optional lateral access aperture also provides access to the hand. An optional positioning mechanism helps maintain the hand cover in place. Attachment anchors for restraints or exercise bands may be provided and devices for orienting and securing IV lines may be provided.



METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TREATING A HYPER-INFLATED LUNG

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and device to improve lung function in a patient having restricted ventilation. The device may include an implantable airway bypass device that relieves trapped air. The method may include a treatment procedure that minimizes irritation of tissue to control healing processes.



BREACH DETECTION IN SOLID STRUCTURES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An implantable device includes at least one solid structure having an external surface and a volume beneath the surface. One or more of a first conductor or set of conductors is disposed externally and/or internally on or within the structure and an array of elongate electrically conductive elements are disposed radially outwardly within the volume. A breach is detected when a conductive fluid intrudes into the volume through the surface.



PROTECTIVE MOUTH GUARDS AND RELATED METHODS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A laminated mouth guard may include a shape memory layer, one or more of a cushion layer and a puncture resistant layer, and an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer may be gelatinous and may include a polymer. For example, the adhesive layer may include one or more of PVP, polyethyloxazoline, carboxypolymethylene, guar gum, and a hydrogel. In addition to the adhesive layer, the laminated mouth guard may include a sheet material comprising at least one of LDPE, HDPE, LDPP, HDPP, polyurethane, PVA, cotton, silicone rubber and non-woven PE.



Lens Frame Lock WM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A respirator full face mask formed from plastic and aluminum with a multi-compound curved face seal having a superior configuration for facial fit. The present invention is also directed to provide a full face respirator as a protective device can be used in construction field, painting, asbestos handling, working in tanks, confined spaces and any type of work where a person needs to keep hazardous materials or particulates out of their respiratory system. The device of this invention includes a picatinny style clamp and rail to join together the two halves of the lens frames to the rest of the respirator.



AIRCRAFT CREW MEMBER PROTECTIVE BREATHING APPARATUS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A self-contained breathing device for use in fighting fires comprising a hood for covering a wearer's head, a membrane for sealing the hood to create a breathing chamber inside the hood, and a source of oxygen disposed inside the hood. The source of oxygen is connected to the user by a conduit inside of the hood, and another conduit directs user-exhaled carbon dioxide to the source of oxygen. The breathing device includes a visual indicator inside of the hood that reacts to the presence of a gas within the hood and provides visual feedback to the user based on a quantity of the gas present in the hood.



WEARING TOOL FOR BREATHING MASK, AND BREATHING MASK

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

For reducing a discomfort feeling brought by wearing a breathing mask, a wearing tool for the breathing mask which covers nostrils of a user and supplies gas for breathing to the nostrils comprises a pair of connecting members each of which has a longitudinal shape and has a first end portion which is connected to the breathing mask, and a pair of fixing members each of which is connected to a second end portion of the fixing member and is plugged in the tragus of the user. Hence a discomfort feeling due to restraining around the head of the user can be reduced.



MASK SYSTEM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A mask system has a shroud module with headgear connectors adapted to removably attach to respective headgear straps of headgear; and a cushion module, including a frame defining a breathing chamber; and a cushion to form a seal with the patient's face in a nasal bridge region, a cheek region and a lower lip/chin region of the patient's face. The cushion is constructed of a first, relatively soft, elastomeric material and the frame is constructed of a second material that is more rigid than the cushion, and a nasal bridge portion of the cushion includes one or more folds to provide in use a higher level of adaptability or flexibility to the nasal bridge region of the cushion module relative to another region of the cushion module. The shroud module and the cushion module are configured to be removably coupleable to one another.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A GAS MIXTURE TO A CHILD

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention concerns an apparatus for delivering a gas mixture to the nasal airways of a spontaneously breathing child, the apparatus comprises a soother (11), a body (1) forming a mixing chamber attached to the soother and adapted for positioning over the nostrils of the child, at least one gas delivering hose (2) attached to the body forming the mixing chamber for supplying gas to the mixing chamber, wherein the mixing chamber has access to the surrounding air and is adapted for mixing the supplied gas with the surrounding air in order to provide a gas mixture for nasal inhalation, and wherein the body forming the mixing chamber comprises an edge portion (8) with at least one non-contact section, which is adapted for having no contact with the child when the apparatus is in use thereby providing access from the surrounding air to the mixing chamber.



Dual Lumen Endobronchial Tube Device

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides improved dual lumen endobronchial tube devices. The dual lumen endobronchial tube devices feature a universal design for left or right mainstem bronchus insertion. The dual lumen endobronchial tube devices also feature enhanced balloon cuff designs to minimize dislodgement while maintaining proper airway sealing. The present invention also includes water activated lubricious coating inside the shaft to reduce friction during insertion of a bronchoscope into the airway. The present invention also provides improved double clamps that prevent the accidental clamping of both tubes of a Y-adapter.



LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUBE OR CATHETER PLACEMENT

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present disclosure relates to a leak detection system and method for tube or catheter placement. The system and method includes acoustically sensing a leak in the seal between a tube or catheter within a body and the body cavity against which it is sealed, assisting the user in adjusting the system until the leak has been substantially sealed, and establishing system parameters to be used thereafter to maintain the system in an operating state that will substantially prevent leakage, all using a noninvasive acoustic technique.



DELIVERY DEVICES

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A delivery device for delivering a metered amount of substance (L) in response to exhalation by a user, the delivery device comprising: a mouthpiece (5) through which the user in use exhales; an outlet (45) from which substance Is delivered; and a dispensing unit (35) which is operable to dispense a metered amount of substance through the outlet in response to exhalation by the user through the mouthpiece, wherein the dispensing unit comprises a body member (37) which includes a cavity (39) for containing a metered amount of substance, an outlet nozzle (43) which is fluidly connected to the cavity from which substance is in use delivered, and a dispensing (41) member which is movably disposed in the cavity and configured to be driven through the cavity by a driving pressure created by exhalation of the user, such as to cause substance to be delivered from the outlet nozzle.



AEROSOL GENERATOR

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A liquid reservoir (100) of a nebulizer has a funnel portion (102) with ribs (103, 104) extending downwardly along a side wall towards a reservoir outlet (105). The ribs (103, 104) prevent the formation of air bubbles between the aperture plate and medication as any trapped air will be expelled along the geometry formed by the rib or groove and reservoir wall. Bubble formation is therefore prevented with only modification of the wall internal surface configuration of the reservoir.



Integrated Armboard and Wrist Support Apparatuses and Methods of Use

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention includes an apparatus, to be used during a medical procedure to support a patient's arm, which generally includes an armboard and an optional wrist support device attached to a patient that may be removably connected to the armboard, and a general method of use.



Ear Insert for Relief of TMJ Discomfort and Headaches

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An expansible ear canal insert for treating TMJ disorders and headaches which acts directly on the TMJ and associated ligament and muscle structures to reduce stress and loads placed on the articulator disc located between the temporal bone and the mandible, as well as supportive muscles and ligaments near the TMJ. The insert is adapted to expand by application of body heat. In the expanded condition, the insert provides support to the TMJ and associated ligament and muscle structures.



APPARATUS FOR SEXUAL ACTIVITY USAGE

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus for sexual activity usage between a first user, the wearer, having a body orifice, such as but not exclusive to a vagina, an anus or a mouth, and a second user having a body-extending member, such as but not exclusive to a penis, a tongue or a finger, the apparatus comprising: a garment assembly being configured to be worn by the first user, the wearer, relative to the body orifice of the first user, the wearer; and a fluid-impenetrable receiver being configured to: form, at least in part, an entryway being configured to receive, at least in part, the body-extending member of the second user; be affixed to the garment assembly at a fixed position and fixed orientation relative to the body-extending member; and be spaced apart from and be positioned and remain entirely outside of the body orifice of the first user once the first user wears the garment assembly in such a way that transfer of a sexually-transmittable fluid between the first user and the second user and physical contact with any orifice is reduced. This action will mimic conventional sexual intercourse without the penetration of a body-extending member into a body orifice.



ORAL MOTION PRESERVATION DEVICE

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A device for the treatment of bruxism may include an articulation plate worn on one of the upper or lower jaw and a bite plate worn on the other of the upper or lower jaw, coupled by posts extending from one of the bite plate or articulation plate into housings in the other of the bite plate or articulation plate. First articulating components on one of the bite plate or articulation plate may engage second articulating components on the other of the bite plate or articulation plate to allow for 360 degree articulating motion. Removable bite pads between the bite plate and the teeth received in the bite plate, and/or between the articulation plate and the teeth received in the articulation plate may provide cushioning and impact absorption, and may be removed and replaced to promote good oral hygiene and avoid excessive wear.



Medical Protective and Exercise Restraint Systems and Methods

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Intended to prevent self-extubation of nasal or oral tubes of an awake patient who may reflexively attempt removal of such and allow the early mobilization and exercise necessary for preservation of as much muscle strength as possible, promotion of diaphragmatic motion necessary for liberation from a ventilator, reduction of patient stress allowing for sedation minimization and improved cognition for reduction of delirium and post-intensive care syndrome, and relief of medical staff and healthcare dollars to focus more on healthcare rather than on protection from self-harm.



Exhaust Air Transfer Device for Open System Underwater Diving

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Apparatus for use during open system diving to support underwater human respiration. In accordance with various embodiments, an open system breathing apparatus to support underwater human respiration includes a stage-2 regulator configured to supply air from an air source to an underwater diver, and a bubble diffuser adapted to receive exhaust air from the air/water separator. The bubble diffuser has an enclosed housing with a sidewall having a plurality of apertures extending therethrough and a plurality of external discharge tubes respectively coupled to the plurality of apertures and extending away from the sidewall to maintain bubble separation as the exhaust air exits the housing through the external discharge tubes as an array of bubbles into the surrounding water.



ON-SHORE PRESSURE HELMET

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A valve includes an inlet to allow gas to enter the valve; an overpressure system to provide an overpressure; and a reclaim outlet to allow gas from the valve to exit the valve. Optionally, the reclaim outlet can connect to a reclaim system or a dump system which can be used for recovering the gas flowing through the valve.



DIAPHRAGM

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A diaphragm for a lung demand valve, including a CBRN layer which is sufficiently resistant to the permeation of at least some CBRN agents and a resilient layer which is resiliently deformable. The CRBN layer is arranged to restrict the permeation of at least some CBRN agents through the diaphragm, and the resilient layer is arranged to allow the diaphragm to be resiliently deformed.



T-Device with One-Way Valve, Flow-Occlusion/Release System, and Pressure Release Valve

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Device for use in the medical field as technical pulmonary re-expansion instrument sand comprising a T-body with one-way valve, a flow occlusion/release system, and pressure release valve, for use with patients with an artificial airway, be this an orotracheal tube or tracheostomy cannula.



GAS HUMIDIFICATION ARRANGEMENT

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A humidification arrangement can be configured to have multiple compartments with each compartment having at least one moisture source and at least one heater. The compartments can be thermally isolated and can be controlled such that the moisture output of both the first and second compartments is set to a function of the same set of input signals.



HUMIDIFIER TUB FOR CPAP DEVICE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A humidifier includes a humidifier tub with an air inlet and an air outlet. An uppermost end of the air outlet terminates at an exit port positioned in a plane disposed below the air inlet. The air inlet is configured so that air enters the humidifier tub through the air inlet in a lateral direction. The humidifier also includes a base plate provided to a bottom of the humidifier tub. The base plate and humidifier tub define a water chamber adapted to receive a volume of liquid water. The humidifier tub further includes a guidance structure adapted to direct air entering the humidifier tub via the air inlet to swirl downwardly and around within the water chamber and into contact with the liquid water before exiting the exit port.



APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING AEROSOLIZED MEDICATION

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus for delivering an aerosolized medication to a patient on a ventilation circuit. The apparatus comprise a multi dose metered syringe preloaded with the aerosolized medication such as albuterol. The syringe comprises a Luer lock at a bottom tip, which is removably attachable to a carbon dioxide sampling port of an endotracheal tube. A plunger adapted to be fitted inside the syringe and actuated for delivering a predefined dose of the aerosolized medication into the endotracheal tube, without disconnecting the ventilation circuit. The delivery of aerosolized medication is synchronized with oxygen inspiration for optimal delivery.



SMALL ANIMAL IMAGING DEVICE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An anesthesia mask configured to be worn on an animal's head. The mask includes a contoured surface that substantially follows the contours of a portion of the animal's head and defines a cavity that at least partially receives the head. One or more outlets in communication with the nose and/or the mouth are formed in the contoured surface. The mask includes a first opening configured to receive anesthesia and at least one channel that conducts the anesthesia from the first opening to the outlet(s). The mask may include an airflow collection system that includes inlet(s) formed in the contoured surface, a second opening connectable to a vacuum device, and passageway(s) configured to conduct an unused portion of the anesthesia from the inlet(s) to the second opening. The mask may include a body portion and a removable bite bar component that include first and second portions, respectively, of the contoured surface.



Animal Respiratory Treatment Masks and System

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention involves masks and systems for providing respiratory treatments to various animals including horses, mules and ponies. The masks are low in cost due to simple designs, a very low thickness requiring less material and the systems include the masks of the invention.