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Gardner J Kimm, Glen N Gee, Paul J Fennema, Warren G Sanborn: System and method for flow triggering of pressure supported ventilation. Puritan Bennett Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 10, 1992: US05161525 (250 worldwide citation)

The system and method for flow triggering pressure supported ventilation include a source of a predetermined, preinspiratory, constant flow of breathing gas to a patient, one or more flow sensors for measuring the rate of gas flow in a flow path communicating with the patient, means for determining ...


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Gardner J Kimm, Glen N Gee, Paul J Fennema, Warren G Sanborn: System and method for flow triggering of pressure supported ventilation by comparison of inhalation and exhalation flow rates. Puritan Bennett Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 26, 1997: US05660171 (237 worldwide citation)

The system and method for flow triggering pressure supported ventilation include a source of a predetermined, preinspiratory, constant flow of breathing gas to a patient, one or more flow sensors for measuring the rate of gas flow in a flow path communicating with the patient, means for determining ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device and method for treating obstructed breathing having a delay/ramp feature. ResCare, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, June 4, 1996: US05522382 (231 worldwide citation)

An air flow device and a method useful for the treatment of upper airway disordered breathing. The invention provides an airflow device having a means for delivering variable pressure levels of breathable air to a patient's respiratory system with a means for controlling the time during which the de ...


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Otto G Raabe, James I C Lee, James C Hathaway: Intermittent signal actuated nebulizer synchronized to operate in the exhalation phase, and its method of use. Vortran Medical Technology, Limbach & Limbach, June 21, 1994: US05322057 (225 worldwide citation)

A self-contained, high capacity nebulizer, having automatic mixing and temperature control features is provided, and its method of use. The nebulizer is designed for use in conjunction with mechanical respirators, ventilators, or breathing machines, and for this purpose will use electrical signals g ...


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Mark C Estes, John H Fiore: Method and apparatus for providing proportional positive airway pressure to treat sleep disordered breathing. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, July 16, 1996: US05535738 (216 worldwide citation)

A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and other respiratory disorders. The system involves applying separate and independent gains to flow rates of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during ...


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John P Daleiden: Resuscitator having directional control valve with internal "PEEP" adjustment valve. Specialty Packaging Licensing Company, Dallett Hoopes, May 5, 1992: US05109840 (207 worldwide citation)

The directional control valve housing in a squeeze bag resuscitator includes a duck-bill element which permits inhaling from the bag as the duck-bill opens, and spontaneous exhaling as the periphery of duck-bill is pushed away from its seat. An adjustable spring urges the periphery against its seat ...


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Ronald J Zdrojkowski, Frank V Blazek, John Raymond Pujol: Flow regulating valve and method. Respironics, J Stewart Brams, November 11, 1997: US05685296 (204 worldwide citation)

A flow regulating system including a valve and a method for maintaining a constant gas flow rate through a patient circuit to ambient exhaust at varying gas pressure by means of differential gas pressure applied to opposed sides of a valve diaphragm.


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Gardner J Kimm, Glen N Gee, Paul J Fennema, Warren G Sanborn: System and method for flow triggering of breath supported ventilation. Puritan Bennett Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 21, 1995: US05390666 (180 worldwide citation)

The method for flow triggering breath supported ventilation is accomplished by providing a system comprising a source of a predetermined, preinspiratory, constant flow of breathing gas and connecting such to a patient breathing attachment. One or more flow sensors measure the gas flow rate in a flow ...


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Stephen D Flynn: Valve for breathing device. O Two Systems International, George A Rolston, November 18, 1986: US04622964 (161 worldwide citation)

A breathing valve having a valve chamber connectable to a gas supply and to a breathing device, a gas flow opening for exit of exhaled gases through which atmospheric air may be inducted into the chamber, a valve member in the chamber, a one-way flow opening in the valve member through which gas may ...


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Wallace F Cook: Resuscitator bag. Intertech Resources, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Bicknell, October 4, 1988: US04774941 (159 worldwide citation)

A resuscitation apparatus for use during medical procedures is disclosed. The device comprises a squeeze bag having a gas inlet and a gas outlet, and a specifically configured valve joined to the bag over the gas outlet. The valve housing includes a squeeze bag port in flow communication with the ga ...