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A medical ventilator system and method that triggers, cycles, or both based on patient effort, which is determined from cross-correlating patient flow and patient pressure. The medical ventilator is also controlled such that sensitivity to a patient initiated trigger increases as the expiratory phase of the breathing cycle progresses. The present invention also provides adaptive adjustment of cycling criteria to optimize the cycling operation.

Title
Medical ventilator triggering and cycling method and mechanism
Application Number
10/997533
Publication Number
7000612 (B2)
Application Date
November 24, 2004
Publication Date
February 21, 2006
Inventor
Karrie McGuigan
San Marcos
CA, US
Gardner J Kimm
Carlsbad
CA, US
Mehdi M Jafari
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Agent
Michael W Haas
Assignee
RIC Investments
DE, US
IPC
A61M 16/00
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