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Respiratory Therapy-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Patient interfaces
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
August 31, 2017 - N°20170246411

An interface for positive pressure respiratory therapy includes a mask assembly having a mask seal and a mask shell. The mask assembly is positioned lower than and exposes a bridge of the user's nose. The mask seal includes first and second portions on respective first and second sides of a nasal region that contact opposing sides of the user's nose. ...
Remote diagnostics of respiratory therapy devices
Resmed Limited
August 24, 2017 - N°20170239432

A system and method is disclosed for performing diagnostics on patient devices (720). The patient devices (720) may include respiratory therapy devices that operate in accordance with instruction sets, such as software or firmware. A server (710) may maintain a database of diagnostic data (718) indicating faults in one or more of a plurality of patient devices (720). The server (710) may transmit this diagnostic data (718) ...
Patient interface for respiratory therapy
Resmed Limited
August 10, 2017 - N°20170224943

Apparatus to permit a delivery of a flow of breathable gas to a patient's airways. In one version, a coupler extension may include a seat portion to permit use of a mask with a nasal cannula. In some versions, the coupler extension is configured to conduct the flow of gas to prongs of a nasal cannula. The seat portion can ...
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Self-optimising respiratory therapy system
Resmed Limited
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209657

Methods or systems (7000) are implemented for treatment with or monitoring use of respiratory pressure therapy device(s). The device may be for a respiratory disorder. A processor, such as a processor of a server communicating with the therapy device, may analyse data relating to respiratory therapy delivered by the device. The processor may generate data in the processor representing a ...
Flow mixers for respiratory therapy systems
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
July 13, 2017 - N°20170197057

A flow of gases in a respiratory therapy system can be conditioned to achieve more consistent output from sensors configured to sense a characteristic of the flow. The flow can be mixed by imparting a tangential, rotary, helical, or swirling motion to the flow of gases. The mixing can occur upstream of the sensors. The flow can be segregated into ...
Methods and systems for obtaining desired oxygen concentrations and air flows during respiratory therapy
Vapotherm, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170182278

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described that indicate an amount at which various gas flow rates should be manually adjusted in order to achieve targeted total flow rates and concentration levels.
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Respiratory therapy assemblies
Smiths Medical International Limited
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157346

An expiratory respiratory therapy assembly includes a therapy device (20) that provides an oscillating resistance to expiratory flow. A variable restrictor r is connected to the breathing inlet (7) of the therapy device. The restrictor r includes a manually-displaceable slider (117) that is movable to cover varying proportions of an inspiratory aperture (115) in the restrictor so as to provide a variable resistance to ...
Respiratory therapy apparatus and methods
Smiths Medical International Limited
June 01, 2017 - N°20170151402

Respiratory therapy apparatus has a short conduit (10) with a mouthpiece (13) at one end and open to atmosphere at its opposite end (11). One end of a cylinder (22), (110, 203) opens into the conduit (10) and contains a piston (21, 111, 205) slidable along the cylinder. The piston (21, 111, 205) carries a permanent magnet (24) that interacts with a magnetic field produced by electromagnetic coils (25, 26), 101-109 surrounding the cylinder. The coils ...
Remote respiratory therapy device management
Resmed Limited
May 18, 2017 - N°20170136198

A system and method for updating patient devices is disclosed. The patient devices (720, 730, 740) may include respiratory therapy devices (4000) that operate in accordance with instruction sets (726), such as software or firmware. A server (710) may maintain a database of configuration data (718) indicating the versions of the software and firmware that is currently installed on the patient devices (720, 730, 740). The server (710) may also transmit ...
Mask
Resmed Limited
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128687

A mask for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient may include one or more of the following improvements: rigidizer provided to headgear strap, locking clip/clip receptacle headgear connection, keyed headgear buckles, lotion dispenser on frame, rotatable prongs to adjust orientation, alignment indicators provided to prong, cushion and/or frame, chin flap with bellows arrangement, vent holes positioned away ...
Dynamic control of respiratory therapy devices
Hill-rom Services Pte Limited
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128317

A user inputs information into a respiratory therapy device during an initial therapy session such as a total number of therapy cycles to be performed during the therapy session and other therapy parameters for each of the therapy cycles, such as target pressure(s) and frequency setting(s). Thus, some of the parameters are adjusted in real-time by the user ...
Respiratory medicament and therapy data system and method of use
Hill-rom Services Pte Limited
May 11, 2017 - N°20170127945

A respiratory medicament and therapy data system capable of using a “breath actuated” monitoring device that monitors patient interactions with all respiratory therapy and drug delivery devices. It generates a signal based on the magnitude, direction and duration of the inhalation and exhalation pressures generated by a patient. This allows the tracking and wireless reporting of ...
Humidification of ventilator gases
Hill-rom Services Pte Limited
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119992

Devices disclosed herein relate to humidification systems for making humidified ventilator air. The humidification system provides an elongated air path that increases both the surface area and time for air-water interaction, and thus increases efficiency of humidification. The humidification system also enables even distribution of heat and inhibition of bacterial growth within the system, thus improves comfort and safety for ...
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Respiratory therapy devices
Smiths Medical International Limited
February 02, 2017 - N°20170028160

An expiratory therapy device (100) has a disc (21) mounted at right angles in the expiratory gas passage (9). The disc (21) is rotated about an axis at right angles to the passage (9) by an electric motor (23) at a speed that is independent of the respiratory pressure exerted by the patient during use. The motor (23) and its control (30) are located in a drive unit (25) ...
Coordinated control of hfcwo and cough assist devices
Hill-rom Services, Pte Ltd.
February 02, 2017 - N°20170027813

A respiratory therapy apparatus includes components operable to simultaneously provide a high frequency chest wall oscillation (hfcwo) therapy and a mechanical insufflation/exsufflation (mie) therapy to a patient. The respiratory therapy apparatus includes a controller that controls a synchronization of the hfcwo therapy and the mie therapy to provide respiratory therapy to the patient to effectively clear mucous or induce ...
Respiratory therapy systems, sensors arrangements and methods
Smiths Medical International Limited
January 26, 2017 - N°20170020776

A respiratory therapy system includes a vibratory expiratory therapy device through which the patient exhales to set up vibrations within the chest. An array of piezoelectric vibration sensors is mounted on the patient's chest and supplies vibration outputs to a processor, which in turn provides an output to a display indicative of impedance of different regions of the chest.
Compact dual limb diaphragm valve system and method
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
January 19, 2017 - N°20170014594

The system described comprises a respiratory therapy flow device, a respiratory circuit, and an exhalation valve. The device includes an exhalation pressure control port. The exhalation valve is removably engaged with the exhalation pressure control port and the respiratory circuit. The valve comprises a lid, a diaphragm, and a housing body. The housing body comprises a ramped lock configured to ...
Systems and methods for providing respiratory therapy
Vapotherm, Inc.
January 19, 2017 - N°20170014593

Systems and methods for respiratory therapy are disclosed. The system may include a nebulizer, an adaptor, and a nasal cannula. The nebulizer is operable to generate an aerosolized medicament and pass the aerosolized medicament through a nebulizer outlet port. The adaptor has a nebulizer coupling port configured to be coupled to the nebulizer outlet port. The nasal cannula is configured ...
Reducing hypercapnic respiratory failure during mechanical ventilation
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
January 19, 2017 - N°20170014588

Systems and methods provide respiratory therapy to a subject through a pressurized flow of breathable gas. Timing and other characteristics of pressure and flow levels provided during inhalations and exhalations are adjusted in order to increase the volumetric rate of expulsion of co2.
Pressure range adjustment for respiratory therapy device
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
January 19, 2017 - N°20170014587

An automatic positive airway pressure (autopap) therapy device can be configured such that the minimum and/or maximum pressures deliverable by the device can automatically change. The minimum and/or maximum pressures can change as a function of pressures delivered over the course of the current therapy session and/or over the course of prior therapy sessions. The minimum and/...
A humidifier for a respiratory therapy device
Resmed Limited
January 05, 2017 - N°20170000968

A humidifier for humidification of air to be delivered to a patient's airways may include a humidification chamber, a reservoir and a water delivery mechanism. The humidification chamber may include a water retention feature such as a wick that encloses part of the flow path, a heating element for heating the humidification chamber, and an air flow baffle configured to ...
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