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Craig Schlawin, David B Lura: Switch overlay in a piston ventilator. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, September 26, 2000: US06123073 (114 worldwide citation)

A patient ventilator is connected with two stand-by switches wherein activation of both switches is required for stopping the ventilating function. The preferred stand-by switches are in the form of membrane switches in which a conductive dome is positioned and spaced between respective layers havin ...


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John M Farbarik: Systems and methods for providing noise leveling in a breathing assistance system. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, July 3, 2012: US08210174 (113 worldwide citation)

A breathing assistance system having active noise control may include a gas delivery system, a patient interface, a connection system, and a noise control system. The gas delivery system may supply breathing gas to a patient via the connection system and the patient interface. The noise control syst ...


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Philippe Perine, Julien Gentner, Benjamin Desfossez, Pascal Nicolazzi, Yves Gaudard, Hossein Nadjafizadeh: Systems and methods for managing pressure in a breathing assistance system. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, May 22, 2012: US08181648 (111 worldwide citation)

A breathing assistance system for providing breathing assistance to a patient is provided. The breathing assistance system may include a ventilation system for supplying a gas flow, a conduit operatively coupled to the ventilation system, and a pressure sensor configured to measure the pressure of t ...


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Douglas R Ogden: Start-up ramp system for CPAP system with multiple ramp shape selection. Respironics, W Scott Carson, November 4, 1997: US05682878 (111 worldwide citation)

A start-up ramp system for CPAP and bilevel CPAP devices. The system offers the patient a choice of at least two, time-pressure ramp paths over a predetermined, fixed, initial time interval to a predetermined, fixed, initial therapeutic pressure. Both the initial time period and initial therapeutic ...


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Bruce C Johnson: Nasal dilator with areas of adhesive engagement of varying strength. Creative Integration & Design, Kinney & Lange P A, August 5, 1997: US05653224 (108 worldwide citation)

A nasal dilator that prevents the outer wall tissue of the nasal passages of the nose from drawing in during breathing comprises a truss member. The truss member includes a flexible strip of material having a first end region, a second end region and an intermediate segment. The first and second end ...


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Bruce C Johnson: Dilator with peel force reducing structure. Creative Integration & Design, Kinney & Lange P A, March 18, 1997: US05611333 (107 worldwide citation)

A dilator formed with a truss with a pair of spaced-apart end surfaces that provides a restoring force therebetween if forced toward one another, this restoring force provided by a resilient band extending between the opposite ends of the truss with a plurality of notches located at each of the ends ...


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Ralph Anderson, Nurit Yehushua, Paul Smargiassi, Paul Thompson, Fred Moore: Human lung ventilator system. Infrasonics, Gregory Garmong, September 26, 1995: US05452714 (106 worldwide citation)

A patient ventilator system provides a controllable flow and volume of a mixed inhalation gas to a patient, and receives exhaled gas from the patient. The ventilator system includes gas flow controllers that mix air and oxygen, and provide the mixture to the patient with a controllable inhalation cy ...


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Warren R Jewett, Frederick A Ebeling: Counter for fluid dispensers. IEP Group, Kane Dalsimer Sullivan Kurucz Levy Eisele and Richard, April 22, 1997: US05622163 (105 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is of a device for indicating the number of fluid dispensations remaining in a container for holding and dispensing metered quantities of the fluid. The device is a hermetically-sealed unit which is assembled with the dispenser portion or component of the container and includes microp ...


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Jerome D Muchin: Nasal dilator. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 20, 1996: US05546929 (105 worldwide citation)

A nasal dilator for preventing outer wall tissue of nasal passages of a nose from drawing in during breathing. There is a spring member for bridging a human nose, the spring member extending over the bridge and at least partly beyond the bridge on both sides of the bridge. A pad with an adhesive sur ...


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Jean S Tumolo: Premature baby headband for supporting nasal cannulas and oxygen feed tubes. William T Hough, February 23, 1993: US05188101 (104 worldwide citation)

A premature baby elastic strip-like headband having expansion limiting structure with opposite ends of which one end has male hook-like multiple alternate attaching elements and of which a remaining opposite end has female loop-like attaching elements detachably securable to one-another at optionall ...