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A self-contained, high capacity nebulizer, having automatic mixing and temperature control features is provided, and its method of use. The nebulizer is designed for use in conjunction with mechanical respirators, ventilators, or breathing machines, and for this purpose will use electrical signals generated by or received from the respirator to automatically control and synchronize the nebulizing and mixing functions such that nebulization occurs only during the exhalation phase of the respiratory function to load the gas passageway of the respirator to the patient with a standardized dose of medicinal aerosol. Upon commencement of the inhalation phase, the aerosol in the gas passageway is ventilated into the lungs of the patient to which it is attached.

Title
Intermittent signal actuated nebulizer synchronized to operate in the exhalation phase, and its method of use
Application Number
71202
Publication Number
5322057
Application Date
January 24, 1991
Publication Date
June 21, 1994
Inventor
James C Hathaway
Sacramento
CA, US
James I C Lee
Sacramento
CA, US
Otto G Raabe
Davis
CA, US
Agent
Limbach & Limbach
Assignee
Vortran Medical Technology
CA, US
IPC
B05B 17/06
F16K 31/26
A62B 7/04
A61M 16/00
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