Gerald E McGinnis: Respiratory mask. Carothers & Carothers, March 13, 1990: US04907584 (236 worldwide citation)

A respiratory mask having a flexible seal that encompasses a space which is formed and adapted to receive nasal or nasal and oral portions of a user's face, the mask also having a rigid support extending continuously adjacent the perimeter of the flexible seal to support a portion thereof against ra ...

Andreas G Tzakis: Apparatus and method for preforming anastomosis fastener securement of hollow organs. Carothers & Carothers, February 23, 1993: US05188638 (187 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis fastening technique wherein an annular fastener securing anvil is positioned over the end portion of a first hollow body organ to be joined to a second hollow body organ end or side portion and this first organ end is everted outwardly back over the anvil thereby forming a cuff. The a ...

John B Downs: Method and apparatus for ventilatory therapy. Carothers & Carothers, September 27, 1988: US04773411 (107 worldwide citation)

A novel respiratory method and apparatus permits ventilatory therapy in patients requiring respiratory assistance by establishing a substantially continuous positive airway pressure to enhance functional residual capacity, and a periodic release of the substantially continuous positive airway pressu ...

Roger B Dannenberg, Andrew P Witkin, Robert N Fisher: Method and apparatus for interactive audience participation by audio command. Stadium Games, Carothers & Carothers, November 30, 1999: US05993314 (101 worldwide citation)

An interactive audience participation system which utilizes audio command signals, such as loudness or sound intensity, transmitted by different audience groups. These respective audio command signals are detected to determine the aggregate of the signals for each group and then the detected aggrega ...

Evgeny V Shun ko: RF plasma inductor with closed ferrite core. Carothers & Carothers, December 7, 1999: US05998933 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to RF (radio frequency) inductive coupling plasma (ICP) inductors having an actual primary winding (powered directly by an RF source) wound around a closed ferrite core, and a virtual closed secondary winding formed around this ferrite core in a plasma contained within ...

Gerald E McGinnis: Medical gas flow control valve, system and method. Carothers & Carothers, March 26, 1991: US05002050 (80 worldwide citation)

An exhaust valve and method for use in medical ventilation and anesthesiology therapy wherein the valve combines gas delivery and controlled exhalation or exhaust functions; also certain medical gas administering systems incorporating the novel valve and method.

Vaughn R Johnston: Stripper packer. Washington Rotating Control Heads, Carothers & Carothers, December 4, 1984: US04486025 (76 worldwide citation)

A stripper packer having a mounting collar to which a stripper rubber is releasably secured by compressive clamping means in a manner such that the compressively deformed stripper rubber is maintained in releasable fluid pressure-tight face sealing engagement with the mounting collar.

Gerald E McGinnis: Endotracheal tube holder. Carothers & Carothers, May 17, 1988: US04744358 (74 worldwide citation)

An endotracheal tube holder including an endotracheal tube platform portion having a clamp for clamping an endotracheal tube into a tube channel wherein the tube platform portion is supported with respect to the patient's head by the face plate frame secured to the face of a patient by a harness wor ...

Sonja J Wright: Thermal applicator method. Wright Linear Pump, Carothers & Carothers, December 24, 1991: US05074285 (73 worldwide citation)

A thermal applicator method using a support garment which encloses a human extremity such as an arm or a leg and includes a plurality of pockets adapted to receive thermal elements for retaining such thermal elements adjacent a specified portion of the human extremity and the combination of such a t ...

Eugene N Scarberry: Pump apparatus. Respironics, Carothers & Carothers, April 23, 1991: US05009635 (64 worldwide citation)

A pump apparatus such as a stomach pump or the like having a variable volume pumping chamber in the form of a resiliently flexible bulb with a one way flow check valve disposed within the bulb to preclude backflow therefrom, and a second check valve downstream of the resilient bulb, preferably withi ...