07497215 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 12 patents.

A medical ventilator includes a pressure generator for increasing a pressure of gas that produces heat during the operation thereof. A heat sink spaced from the pressure generator is provided for absorbing heat from the pressure generator. A bacteria filter requiring heating in excess of an ambient temperature for the effective operation thereof is coupled in thermal communication with the heat sink. A heat pipe is coupled in thermal communication with the heat sink and the pressure generator for conveying at least part of heat produced by the pressure generator to the bacteria filter via the heat sink.

Title
Medical ventilator with compressor heated exhalation filter
Application Number
10/742382
Publication Number
7497215 (B1)
Application Date
December 19, 2003
Publication Date
March 3, 2009
Inventor
Mabini M Arcilla
San Diego
CA, US
Steve Han
Upland
CA, US
Gardner J Kimm
Carlsbad
CA, US
Patrick Nguyen
Carlsbad
CA, US
Agent
Michael W Haas
Assignee
Koninklijke Philips Electronics
NL
IPC
F16K 31/02
F24J 3/00
A62B 23/02
A62B 7/10
A62B 7/00
A61M 16/00
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