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Nelson Donald S, Mecca Roger, Swedlow David: Method and apparatus for preventing occlusion of a tracheal tube suction lumen. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Nelson Donald S, Mecca Roger, Swedlow David, NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT, May 22, 2008: WO/2008/060497 (1 worldwide citation)

There is provided a medical tube lumen plug, comprising: a plug, comprising: a body configured to be mechanically coupled to a lumen of a medical tube; and a protrusion configured to extend external to the medical tube, wherein the protrusion is configured to prevent occlusion of an aperture, wherei ...


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Matlock George, Moore Donald L: Medical device tube having a flange with opposing support ears for improved alignment and retention of an inner cannula in an outer cannula. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Matlock George, Moore Donald L, NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT, April 5, 2007: WO/2007/038562 (1 worldwide citation)

A medical device tube having opposing support ears (204,206) for improved coupling of an inner cannula (314) to an outer cannula (104) . The medical device tube comprises an outer cannula (104) having opposing support ears (204, 206) on an outer cannula (104) connector flange (202) attached to a pro ...


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Eghbal Darius, Coakley Joseph, Matlock George L, Raridan William: Compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Eghbal Darius, Coakley Joseph, Matlock George L, Raridan William, NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT, February 15, 2007: WO/2007/019420 (1 worldwide citation)

A unitary sensor is provided that includes a frame upon which electrical and optical components may be disposed and a coating, such as an overmolded coating provided about the frame. The unitary sensor includes one or more diaphragm structures formed from thin regions of the coating material and dis ...


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Farbarik John M: Systems and methods for reducing power losses in a medical device. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Farbarik John M, NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT, December 6, 2007: WO/2007/140203 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for reducing power loss in a medical apparatus may include multiple power sources (14), a power source switch matrix (22), a diode (36), and a diode bypass switch (34). The power source switch matrix may control whether each power source is currently providing power to the power load. The d ...


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Clark R Baker: System and method for detection of unstable oxygen saturation. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, c o Fletcher Yoder PC, August 2, 2007: US20070179369-A1

Methods and systems are described for simplified detection of unstable oxygen saturation of a patient by analysis of statistical variations in blood oxygen. One method for automatic detection of unstable oxygen saturation of a patient using a pulse oximeter comprises receiving at least a single time ...


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Markus Weiss, William T Denman: Auto-inflation cuffs. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, c o Fletcher Yoder PC, May 24, 2007: US20070113857-A1

A medical ventilation device comprising a cannula having proximal and distal ends; an inflatable cuff adapted to be inflated to an inspiratory pressure, the cuff attached to and surrounding a portion of the cannula toward the distal end thereof; an inspiratory pressure inflation tube having first an ...


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Clark R Baker, Joseph M Schmitt, Shannon E Campbell, Nick Durr, Carine Hoarau, Rafael Ostrowski, Martin Debreczeny: Method for evaluating extracellular water concentration in tissue. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, c o Fletcher Yoder PC, May 24, 2007: US20070118027-A1

The present disclosure provides systems, devices, and/or methods for assessing body fluid-related metrics and/or changes therein. The disclosure further provides systems, devices, and/or methods for correlating body fluid-related metrics in a particular tissue with the corresponding whole-body metri ...


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Wayne Schuessler, Karin Feit, Michael Vardanega, Dennis Chivetta, Thomas Kappel: Inflatable blanket for use in cardiac surgery. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, c o Fletcher Yoder PC, May 24, 2007: US20070118195-A1

A method of performing cardiac surgery on a patient's heart, including covering a patient with an inflatable blanket for a forced air convection system, the inflatable blanket having at least one separable seal line within the blanket. The separable seal line may be separated to form a slit. A patie ...


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Ethan Petersen, William Shea, Bradford B Chew: Multi-bit ADC with sigma-delta modulation. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, c o Fletcher Yoder PC, June 14, 2007: US20070132618-A1

There is provided a pulse oximeter circuit including a feedback circuit configured to receive a digital output signal of a multi-bit sigma-delta modulator and generate a pulse width modulated signal (PWM). The PWM signal is directed to a first switching circuit and a D flip-flop. The first switching ...


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Joseph M Schmitt, Martin Debreczeny: Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, c o Fletcher Yoder PC, June 7, 2007: US20070129614-A1

Devices and methods for measuring body fluid-related metric using spectrophotometry that may be used to facilitate diagnosis and therapeutic interventions aimed at restoring body fluid balance. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a device for measuring a body-tissue water content metri ...