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David R Rich, John L Sandor: Low volume sample cell and gas monitoring system using same. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, April 8, 2004: US20040065835-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A sample cell, which is a component of a gas monitoring system, includes a sample cell body and a sample cell core installed therewith. The sample cell is coupled to a sampling tube that communicates with an airway of a patient. Gas from the sampling tube passes through the sample cell such that the ...


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Robert W Murdoch, Valery Kravets, Scott Banks: Air flow control in a gas fractionalization system and associated method. Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, November 21, 2002: US20020170428-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for improving the efficiency of a gas fractionalization system of the type having a compressor having an inlet for receiving air from the ambient environment. The system includes a sensor for sensing a parameter indicative of the flow of concentrated gas delivered from the gas fr ...


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Ralph E Kopacko, Zachary D Paul, Shari S Barnett: Respiratory mask. Respironics, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, January 30, 2003: US20030019496-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A respiratory mask having a flexible, mask seal portion for engagement with the face of a user, a gel forehead cushion and a rotatable elbow coupling having integral exhaust ports. The mask seal portion has a thin section which permits the mask to more easily adapt to the contour of the face of the ...


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James T Russell: Microspectrometer gas analyzer. Respironics, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, March 6, 2003: US20030043373-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A robust, compact spectrometer apparatus for determining respective concentrations or partial pressures of multiple gases in a gas sample with single as well as multiple and even overlapping, absorption or emission spectra that span a wide spectral range.


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Lauren R Ziegler, Dirk Von Hollen: Interactive character for use with an aerosol medication delivery system. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, May 6, 2004: US20040084045-A1

An interactive character associated with a metered dose inhaler that includes a medication dispensing canister and a canister holder. The interactive character includes a base portion adapted to be coupled to a canister such that actuation of the canister to dispense a medication requires providing ...


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Richard J Lordo: Patient interface device or component selecting system and method. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, July 8, 2004: US20040133604-A1

A patient interface device selection system that includes a database storing a plurality of sets of data. Each set of data in the plurality of sets of data is associated with a unique patient interface device or a component thereof. A patient data collection system, such as a measuring device, acqui ...


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Eric W Starr, Bernard Pennock, Mouhyieldin Kandis: Method and apparatus for determining cardiac output. Respironics, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, September 2, 2004: US20040171950-A1

A method and apparatus for use in determining the cardiac output. The method include quantitatively measuring the patient's airflow, a first parameter indicative of the percent oxygen inhaled and exhaled by the patient, and a second parameter indicative of the patient's fractional arterial oxygen co ...


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Peter D Hill: Method and apparatus for providing variable positive airway pressure. Respironics, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, November 11, 2004: US20040221848-A1

A method and apparatus for treating a breathing disorder and, more particularly, a method and apparatus for providing a pressurized air flow to an airway of a patient to treat congestive heart failure in combination with Cheyne-Stokes respiration and/or sleep apnea or other breathing disorders. A po ...


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Bernie F Hete, Thomas A McCann, Gardner J Kimm: Insufflation system and method. Respironics, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, November 11, 2004: US20040221854-A1

An insufflation system that includes a first tube that inserts into a patient's airway for providing a primary flow of breathing gas to such a patient. At least one insufflation catheter is provided in or within the first tube for delivering a flow of insufflation gas to the patient. In one embodime ...


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Stefanie Lattner, Douglas M Mechlenburg: Vestibular stimulation system and method. Respironics, Michael W Haas Intellectual Property Counsel, Respironics, October 28, 2004: US20040215236-A1

An apparatus and method in which the portions of the labyrinth associated with the labyrinthine sense and/or the nerves associated therewith are stimulated to perform at least one of the following functions: augment or control a patient's respiratory function, open the patient's airway, induce sleep ...