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 ...

Gerald E McGinnis: Spring loaded exhalation valve. Brown Flick & Peckham, November 3, 1981: US04298023 (96 worldwide citation)

An exhalation valve for inhalation therapy includes a base member provided with an exhalation port encircled by a valve seat for a valve closure disc, the center of which is connected to the inner end of a pin extending outwardly away from the disc and slidably mounted in a sleeve spaced from the di ...

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.

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 ...

Gerald E McGinnis: Resuscitation apparatus. Carothers & Carothers, December 24, 1985: US04559940 (54 worldwide citation)

A resuscitation apparatus including improved mouth and nasal seal means and improved gas flow passage maintaining configurations.

Gerald E McGinnis: Endotracheal tube with pressure controlled inflatable cuff. Carothers & Carothers, February 26, 1985: US04501273 (49 worldwide citation)

One end of an endotracheal tube is encircled by an inflatable cuff, to which is connected a tubule that extends toward the opposite end of the tube and into a valve housing having an air inlet bore from which passages extend to the tubule and to an inflatable member. The bore contains valve means no ...

Gerald E McGinnis: Pressure relief valve. Carothers & Carothers, April 25, 1989: US04823828 (32 worldwide citation)

An inhalation/exhalation valve for use in conjunction with a medical respiration apparatus to maintain an adjustable positive end expiration pressure through incorporation of novel valving elements including a novel, adjustable spring for establishing and maintaining the threshhold pressure of exhal ...

Gerald E McGinnis: Tracheostomy tube and retainer. Lanz Medical Products Corporation, Brown Murray Flick & Peckham, October 26, 1976: US03987798 (32 worldwide citation)

The proximal portion of a tracheostomy tube extends through an opening in the central body of a retaining member that is held against the front of the neck of a patient. A pair of laterally spaced struts at opposite sides of the opening are connected at one end to the central body. Means rigidly con ...

Gerald E McGinnis: Air chamber leg exercising device. Monicor, Brown Flick & Peckham, May 27, 1980: US04204675 (23 worldwide citation)

A pair of laterally spaced foot treadles are hinged at their front ends to one end of a hollow base and normally are held in an inclined position by springs. Mounted between each treadle and the base is a normally inflated flexible air chamber that communicates with an air inlet and an air outlet in ...

Maurice I Zeldman, Gerald E McGinnis: Tracheal tube with disposable cannula. Lanz Medical Products Corporation, Brown Murray Flick & Peckham, April 6, 1976: US03948274 (16 worldwide citation)

A tracheal tube having straight inner and outer end portions integrally connected by a curved central portion contains a cannula that can be removed from one end. The cannula is a normally straight one-piece flexible tube of plastic circumferentially corrugated from approximately its inner end outwa ...