07878980 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 57 patents.

A gas flow diverter for increasing the turbulence of an incoming respiratory gas flow through a respiratory gas sensor is provided. The diverter is positioned at a patient or inlet end of a tube section of the sensor in order to divert the respiratory gas flow from the patient generally equally across the cross-sectional area of the tube section. The diverter can be formed integrally as a part of the sensor, or can be releasably attached to the sensor or to an adapter that is releasably connected to the inlet end of the sensor for use in situations in which the volume of the incoming respiratory gas flow from the patient is greatly reduced due to the size of the patient, i.e., when the patient is an infant.

Title
Gas flow diverter for respiratory monitoring device
Application Number
10/863697
Publication Number
7878980 (B2)
Application Date
June 8, 2004
Publication Date
February 1, 2011
Inventor
Robert H Ricciardelli
Waukesha
WI, US
Agent
Boyle Fredrickson S C
Assignee
Treymed
WI, US
IPC
A61B 5/08
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