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 Respiratory therapy apparatus patent thumbnailRespiratory therapy apparatus
respiratory therapy apparatus includes an oscillating expiratory therapy device (100) and pressure and flow sensors (20 and 21) in the patient inlet (7) connected to supply signals to a processor (24). The processor (24) includes artificial intelligence software to correlate the output signals with prescribed values and control a feedback device (26) that prompts the patient accordingly to adjust use of the device as necessary.
Smiths Medical International Limited


 Measuring flow in a respiratory therapy device patent thumbnailMeasuring flow in a respiratory therapy device
A system (10) for measuring subject flow in a respiratory therapy device. The system may include a primary pressure generator (12) connected to a subject circuit (18), and a secondary pressure generator (30) connected to a sensor circuit (36).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Automatic pairing of wireless peripherals in a system such as pressure support respiratory therapy system patent thumbnailAutomatic pairing of wireless peripherals in a system such as pressure support respiratory therapy system
An automatic wireless pairing method includes causing a base unit to wirelessly communicate with a number of wireless peripheral devices and wirelessly receive a peripheral device data signal from each of the wireless peripheral devices, wherein the peripheral device data signal received from each of the wireless peripheral devices is based on one or more measurements made by a sensor of the wireless peripheral device, analyzing in the base unit each of the peripheral device data signals, selecting in the base unit one or more of the wireless peripheral devices based on the analyzing of the peripheral device data signals, and responsive to the selecting step, establishing or maintaining wireless communication according to the wireless communications protocol between the base unit and the selected one or more of the wireless peripheral devices and not the wireless peripheral devices other than the selected one or more of the wireless peripheral devices.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Systems and methods for patient-proximate vapor transfer for respiratory therapy patent thumbnailSystems and methods for patient-proximate vapor transfer for respiratory therapy
Systems, methods, and devices for humidifying a breathing gas are presented. The system includes a source of pressurized breathing gas, a vapor transfer unit external to the source of pressurized breathing gas, a first gas tube connecting the source of pressurized breathing gas to the gas inlet of the vapor transfer unit and having a first length, a liquid supply having a heater that heats liquid, a first liquid tube coupling the liquid supply to the liquid inlet of the vapor transfer unit, and a second gas tube having a second length and connecting the gas outlet to a patient interface.
Vapotherm, Inc.


 Respiratory therapy instrument offering game-based incentives, training, and telemetry collection patent thumbnailRespiratory therapy instrument offering game-based incentives, training, and telemetry collection
A respiratory therapy instrument providing a telehealth platform for pulmonary care includes a housing with opposed extension arms, an airway tube removably clamped between the opposed extension arms, a pair of pressure sensors, and a circuit board retained within the housing. The pressure sensors are in communication with an interior of the airway tube and are configured to detect pulmonary flow data within the airway tube.
Compliant Games, Inc.


 Mask for the respiratory therapy with dedicated access for a nasogastric tube patent thumbnailMask for the respiratory therapy with dedicated access for a nasogastric tube
A mask for the respiratory therapy with dedicated access for a nasogastric tube comprising a shaped shell (12) at least covering mouth, nose and eyes of a patient (11), and provided, along a perimeter (13) which is suitable for being placed in contact against the patient's face, with a sealing gasket (14), said shaped shell (12) being provided with at least one inlet fitting (15) for the mixture of air and oxygen, said mask also comprising a neckpiece (20) provided with a plurality of prongs (21), each joined in a fixed or removable manner to a corresponding fastening point (17), distributed over the perimeter (13) of the shaped shell (12), is provided with a pneumatic-sealed dedicated access (30) for a nasogastric tube (31), wherein the shaped shell (12) bears a hole (32) having sufficient dimensions for the passage of the end of the nasogastric tube.. .
Dimar S.r.i.


 Seal mask for the respiratory therapy patent thumbnailSeal mask for the respiratory therapy
An improved-seal mask for the respiratory therapy of the type comprising a shaped shell (12) at least covering mouth, nose and eyes of a patient (11), and provided, along a perimeter (13) which is suitable for being placed in contact against the patient's face, with a sealing gasket (14), said shaped shell (12) being provided with at least one inlet fitting (15) for the mixture of air and oxygen, said mask also comprising a neckpiece (20) provided with a plurality of prongs (21), each joined in a fixed or removable manner to a corresponding fastening point (17), distributed over the perimeter of the shaped shell (12), is provided with five fastening points (17) for the neckpiece (20), wherein two upper fastening points (17′) are arranged at the height of the eyes, symmetrically with respect to a sagittal plane, two lower fastening points (17″) are arranged at the height of the chin, symmetrically with respect to a sagittal plane, and a fifth fastening point (17′″) is arranged centrally along an upper edge (18) of the mask suitable for resting on the forehead, namely in the sagittal plane.. .
Dimar S.r.l.


 Control for pressure of a patient interface patent thumbnailControl for pressure of a patient interface
A method of an apparatus control pressure in the patient interface. A vent valve may be used with a respiratory device, where the vent valve may selectively block fluid communication between components, such as the flow generator, the patient interface, and/or the vent.
Resmed Limited


 Nasal cannula with flow restrictor patent thumbnailNasal cannula with flow restrictor
Nasal cannulas for providing respiratory therapy to patients can have a body, two prongs extending from the body, and a gases inlet on one side of the body. There can be a throttle or internal localized reduction in the cross-sectional area of a cavity defined by the internal walls of the cannula body in between the prongs.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited


 Nasal cannula with turbulation elements patent thumbnailNasal cannula with turbulation elements
Nasal cannulas for providing respiratory therapy to patients can have a curved prong section that has turbulation elements on the inside curve of the prong. A flow of breathing gas moving through the prong may incur less resistance and create less noise when flowing through such a prong due to the promotion of favorable flow dynamics..
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited


Respiratory therapy apparatus and methods

respiratory therapy apparatus includes an expiratory therapy device (100) that produces an oscillating resistance to breathing. The device has a vibration sensor (20) mounted on its housing (2) that transmits signals to a receiver (200) indicative of operation of the device.
Smiths Medical International Limited

Compressible respiratory therapy hose and collecting rod for storage

A compressible respiratory gas hose system interconnects a breathing gas source 101 and a patient interface device. The hose system has an open position when a breathing gas flow from the gas source is conducted to the patient interface device and a closed position when the gas flow is blocked.
Innotech Ltd

Outlet connection assembly and making the same

A connection assembly for a respiratory therapy system, comprising: an outlet assembly, said outlet assembly including an outlet housing and a swivelling disc located on said outlet housing, said outlet housing and said swivelling disc defining, at least in part, a recess; an outlet connector located at an end of a tube portion, said outlet connector including an electrical connector; and a cable having a first end to connect to the electrical connector and a second end to connect to at least one electrical component of the respiratory therapy system, said cable having a slack portion, wherein said outlet connector and said swivelling disc are rotatable in unison between a first position and a second position, and wherein the slack portion of the cable extends from the recess and wraps around the swivelling disc as the swivelling disc is rotated from the first position to the second position.. .
Resmed Limited

Respiratory therapy apparatus

A blower comprises a housing, an inlet to receive air, an outlet to deliver a flow of air and a deformable member configured to pump a chamber. The deformable member may be configurable to a first configuration and a second configuration, for example by electrical energy that may be applied as current or voltage.
Resmed Limited

Gas therapy system

A flow generator for use in respiratory therapy can be constructed with a housing. A support fixation arrangement can be fixed to the housing.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

Respiratory therapy apparatus, sensors and methods

respiratory therapy apparatus includes an expiratory vibratory therapy device (100) of the kind that produces an alternating resistance to expiration through the device. The apparatus also includes a sensor (30) that is strapped to the chest of the patient.
Smiths Medical International Limited

Detecting the fit of a patient interface device

A method of detecting the fit of a patient interface device (8) includes determining a plurality of capacitance values when the patient interface device is donned by a user. The patient interface device has a contacting element (14) having a user contacting surface (49), and each of the capacitance values is associated with one of a plurality of locations along at least a portion of the contacting surface, wherein each of the locations has a number of electrode elements (54) associated therewith that are used to determine the capacitance values.

Ultrasonic measurements for monitoring patients using respiratory therapy delivery devices

Systems and methods for delivering therapy and/or medicament to a subject use one or more sensors to generate signals that represent characteristics of ultrasonic energy emitted during the use of respiratory medicament delivery devices. Parameters based on these signals indicate energy amplitude in one or more frequency ranges.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Filtration unit useable in a respiratory therapy device

A filtration module for comprises a filter housing defining two or more filter compartments. The housing has an input side with a gas inlet in fluid communication with each of the filter compartments and a gas outlet in fluid communication with each of the filter compartments.
Hill-rom Services Pte Ltd.

Respiratory therapy apparatus and methods

A vibratory pep respiratory therapy device (100) includes a valve element (11) on a rocker arm (12) that opens and closes an opening (10) during exhalation through the apparatus. An accelerometer (20) including a piezoelectric beam (22) supported at one end (23) is mounted on the outside of the housing (2) of the device to respond to vibration transmitted though the housing caused by oscillating movement of the rocker arm (12).
Smiths Medical International Limited

Respiratory therapy apparatus and methods

respiratory therapy apparatus includes device (100) with a rocker arm (12) supporting a valve (11) that opens and closes an expiration opening (10) so that an oscillating resistance to flow is produced accompanied by an alternating sound at the frequency of oscillation. The apparatus also includes a sensor (20) with a microphone (21) that detects sound from the device (100) transmitted through air.
Smiths Medical International Limited

Fluid mixing structure

A respiratory therapy system can have a flow generator adapted to provide gases to a patient. A gas passageway can be located in-line with the flow generator.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

Automatically adjusting headgear for patient interface

A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

Nasal cannula assemblies and related parts

Nasal cannula assemblies for providing respiratory therapy to patients are provided. A nasal cannula assembly can include a cannula, an optional manifold, a gas supply tube, and a securement mechanism.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

Rainout protection for respiratory therapy including humidification

A system for providing respiratory therapy to a subject using a subject interface (180). The system responding and/or adapting to a detection of the subject exerting a heat influence on the system, e.g.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Transvascular diaphragm pacing systems and methods of use

Transvascular diaphragm pacing systems (tops) and methods are disclosed for providing respiratory therapy to a patient. The tdps can provide rapid insertion and deployment of endo vascular pacing electrodes in critically ill patients who require intubation and invasive ppmv in order to support the physiological requirements of she human ventilatory system.
Simon Fraser University

Heated nebulizer adapter for respiratory therapy

Systems, methods, and devices are described for heating nebulizer adapters. In certain embodiments, a nebulizer adapter includes a cup having an interior wall defining a gas mixing chamber, an exterior wall, and a fluid cavity disposed between the interior wall and the exterior wall.
Vapotherm, Inc.

Subject interface appliance heating system

Systems and methods for heating a flow of breathable gas during delivery to a subject use a subject interface appliance (184) that carries an interface heating system (160). The subject interface appliance further comprises an interface body (185) and a rechargeable power source (170).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Discreet respiratory therapy system

A device provides respiratory treatment such as for sleep disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions in a discreet configuration to provide a minimally invasive system. The system may include a flow pressurizer apparatus configured to generate a pressurized flow of air through a small bore delivery conduit toward a patient interface.
Resmed Limited

System and limiting flow and/or pressure compensation during limited flow respiratory therapy

The present disclosure pertains to a pressure support system (10) configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject (12). The system (10) is configured to treat obstructive sleep apnea, other sleep disordered breathing, and/or other respiratory issues with limited flow respiration therapy, and/or other therapies.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Inline adapter for a respiratory therapy device

An adapter apparatus (24, 80) for a respiratory therapy system (2) having a pressure generating device (4) and an electrical tube assembly (22) coupled to a patient interface device (8) includes a first end having a first port member (66, 94) structured to be fluidly coupled to the electrical tube assembly, a second end having a second port member (70, 88) structured to receive a flow of breathing gas generated by the pressure generating device, the adapter apparatus being structured to deliver the flow of breathing gas to the electrical tube assembly through the first port member, and a wire assembly having a first electrical connector (76, 104) structured to be electrically coupled to the electrical tube assembly and a second electrical connector structured to be electrically coupled to the pressure generating device in order to provide an electrical connection between the electrical tube assembly and the pressure generating device.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Multi function docking module for a pressure support therapy system

A charging and data transfer method for use in a pressure support system adapted to provide a regimen of respiratory therapy to a patient includes establishing a near-field wireless coupling interface between a pressure generating device base unit of the pressure support system and a wireless peripheral device (32) of the pressure support system, transferring energy from the pressure generating device base unit to the wireless peripheral device over the near-field wireless coupling interface and using the transferred energy in the wireless peripheral device to charge an energy storage device (72) of the wireless peripheral device, and transferring pairing information between the pressure generating device base unit and the wireless peripheral device over the near-field wireless coupling interface.. .

Automatic pairing of wireless peripherals in a system such as pressure support respiratory therapy system

An automatic wireless pairing method includes causing a base unit to wirelessly communicate with a number of wireless peripheral devices and wirelessly receive a peripheral device data signal from each of the wireless peripheral devices, wherein the peripheral device data signal received from each of the wireless peripheral devices is based on one or more measurements made by a sensor of the wireless peripheral device, analyzing in the base unit each of the peripheral device data signals, selecting in the base unit one or more of the wireless peripheral devices based on the analyzing of the peripheral device data signals, and responsive to the selecting step, establishing or maintaining wireless communication according to the wireless communications protocol between the base unit and the selected one or more of the wireless peripheral devices and not the wireless peripheral devices other than the selected one or more of the wireless peripheral devices.. .

Breathing tube assemblies with adjustable elbow

Breathing tube assemblies for use with a respiratory therapy device, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (cpap) device, includes an elbow that permits adjustment of a position of the breathing tube assembly relative to the respiratory therapy device. In some arrangements, the breathing tube assembly includes a breathing tube and a swivel elbow.

Transvascular diaphragm pacing systems and methods of use

Transvascular diaphragm pacing systems (tdps) and methods are disclosed for providing respiratory therapy to a patient. The tdps can provide rapid insertion and deployment of endovascular pacing electrodes in critically ill patients who require intubation and invasive ppmv in order to support the physiological requirements of the human ventilatory system.
Simon Fraser University

Adaptive patient circuit compensation with pressure sensor at mask apparatus

Systems and methods for providing respiratory therapy overcome various effects of transport delay within tubing of a respiratory therapy device by virtue of estimating and compensating for, e.g., a pressure drop in such tubing.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Nasal interfaces for respiratory therapy

Patient interfaces for respiratory therapy in the form of nasal interfaces or nasal masks include features that enhance or provide lateral stability of the interface. At least some of the embodiments provide multiple facial contact points or areas located in the general areas of the user's cheeks and/or upper lip.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

Bypass respiratory therapy and anesthesia

The present invention provides a bypass system for respiratory therapy and anesthesia comprising a first bypass conduit for receiving a gas flow and for receiving a filtration device. The bypass system also has an activation means for redirecting the gas flow within the first bypass conduit.

Patient interface systems

A patient interface structure for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a front plate configured to conform to the shape of the patient's face; a mouth cushion defining a breathing chamber and provided to the front plate and configured to seal around the patient's mouth; and a nasal cushion configured to seal the patient's nasal airways. The nasal cushion is supported by the mouth cushion, does not contact a bridge of the patient's nose in use, and extends at least partially into the breathing chamber.
Resmed Limited

System and improved compliance in respiratory therapy

Systems and methods to provide respiratory therapy may determine a target pressure level in a current therapy session on the successful completion and/or compliance of a patient (for example for at least a threshold amount of respiratory therapy) during one or more prior therapy sessions. By gradually increasing the provided pressure level, patients may improve compliance, comfort, and/or other indicators of how well-tolerated the respiratory therapy is for a patient..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Nebulizer systems, respiratory therapy

Nebulizer systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a body, a breathing gas inlet and outlet, and a barrier.
Vapotherm, Inc.

Packaging system for patient interface system

A packaging tray for a patient interface system, the patient interface system adapted to provide respiratory therapy, the packaging tray comprising: at least one cushion assembly region, each shaped to conform to at least a portion of a cushion assembly; a tube region shaped to conform to at least a portion of a tube; and a positioning and stabilising structure region shaped to conform to at least a portion of a positioning and structure.. .
Resmed Limited

Respiratory therapy apparatus

An inspiratory exerciser apparatus has a loop shape housing with a mouthpiece 1, an air inlet 2, an outlet 3 and a spring-loaded valve 4 that provides a restriction to inhalation through the inlet. The apparatus includes an electronics unit 60 that records use of the apparatus for download to a remote computer, such as via a connector port 65 or by wireless means.
Smiths Medical International Limited

Heart rate coherence using respiratory therapy devices

Systems and methods for improving the heart rate coherence and/or heart rate variability of a subject use a respiratory therapy device to provide breathing cues that prompt a subject to breathe such that various respiratory and coronary parameters are aligned, for example in phase.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Patient interface assembly for respiratory therapy

A patient interface assembly includes a housing that defines an inlet port and an outlet port. A jet pump receives pressurized gas flow from the inlet port and delivers the gas flow to the outlet port.
Carefusion 2200, Inc.

Gas delivery conduit for a respiratory therapy system

A delivery conduit (6a,6a′,6b,6c) for delivering a flow of gas in a respiratory therapy system (2) includes an elongated wall member (22,34) made of a textile material, and a support member (24, 36, 36′, 36″, 42, 50, 58, 64, 70) extending along at least a portion of the length of the wall member. The support member engages either the inner surface or the outer surface of the wall member, and engages less than the entirety of the inner surface or the outer surface of the wall member such that a plurality of portions of the wall member are not engaged by the support member and at the plurality of portions the wall member is the only barrier to the gas within the delivery conduit..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

System and pressure support therapy with shaped airflow

The present disclosure pertains to an airflow shaping system (10) configured to deliver a shaped, pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject (12). In some embodiments, the system comprises a pressure generator (14), a subject interface (16), a flow shaper (18), one or more sensors (20), one or more processors (22), electronic storage (24), a user interface (26), and/or other components.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Systems and methods for providing respiratory therapy with varying flow rates

Systems and methods for providing respiratory therapy with varying flow rates are disclosed. A system comprises a source of breathing gas, a patient interface, and a flow control device.
Vapotherm, Inc.

Starting pressure for respiratory therapy devices

Systems and methods for providing respiratory therapy to a subject respond and/or adapt to the detection of an occurrence of a respiratory event. For example, the pressure level of a pressurized flow of breathable gas may be increased responsive to the occurrence of one or more apneas.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Respiratory therapy condensation adaptor

Systems, devices, and methods for coupling a tracheostomy tube to a source of humidified breathing gas are disclosed. An adaptor includes a housing, a tracheostomy tube connection device, and a baffle.
Vapotherm, Inc.

Systems and methods for intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation integrated in a ventilator

System and methods for providing respiratory therapy include predetermined and/or automatically determined perturbations of levels of pressure, flow, and/or other gas parameters integrated and/or combined (start with a supplied pressurized flow of breathable gas for a subject. The perturbations are intended to improve secretion management through intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation integrated with ventilation therapy..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Respiratory gas flow sensor with sampling port

The accurate measurement of inspired and expired gas volume flow and gas composition are important in respiratory therapy. Combining the two measurement functions often results in excessive deadspace and/or in the two measurement systems adversely affecting each other.

Motorized blower assemblies, and methods of making same

A motorized blower assembly (1) is provided for use in respiratory therapy applications. The active motor sub-assemblies (6, 7, 9) are encapsulated within an over-molded thermoplastic material (5) with selected vibration-dissipative and thermally-conductive properties.

Humidification of ventilator gases

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.

Systems for patient support, monitoring and treatment

A patient support system, such as a bed, stretcher, wheelchair or the like, has an electronic control system and a user interface. The electronic control system and the user interface control bed functions, such as articulation of the head, seat, and leg sections of the bed deck, and control and/or monitor the operation of medical equipment, such as heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, sequential compression therapy devices, chest wall oscillation devices, respiratory therapy devices, blood oxygen monitors, and the like.

Hose management system for a respiratory therapy device

A hose management system (30) for use with a system adapted to provide respiratory therapy. The system includes an elongated, flexible second hose (22).

Collapsible patient conduit a respiratory therapy system

An elongated flexible conduit (4) includes an flow element (24) having a first elongated wall segment (32) and a second elongated wall segment (44) that are connected together at their sides to form a wall (28) that is continuous in a circumferential direction perpendicular to the direction of elongation (8). The flow element is movable between a first configuration and a second configuration (68), with the first configuration being an expanded configuration, and with the second configuration being a collapsed configuration.

Automatic patient synchrony adjustment for non invasive ventilation

Automatically adjusting the trigger sensitivity of a respiratory therapy system includes detecting errors that indicate the trigger sensitivity should be increased, as well as detecting errors that indicate the trigger sensitivity should be reduced. Error detection may be based on the determined muscle pressure of a subject during an inhalation, an attempted inhalation, and/or a suspected attempt of an inhalation..

Mask for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient

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 from gas entry port, and vent holes to direct washout gas at an angle.. .

Water chamber for a respiratory therapy apparatus and a partition of the water chamber

A water chamber for a respiratory therapy apparatus has a base casing, a cover casing and a partition. The partition makes the air flows downward, turns around and then goes up to prolong the route and the time of the air passing through the water chamber.

Systems and methods for combined respiratory therapy and respiratory monitoring

Provided are systems and methods for combined respiratory therapy and respiratory monitoring. A respiratory therapy and respiratory monitoring apparatus as described herein may include a spacer portion having first and second ends, wherein the first end includes a patient interface and the second end includes a respiratory therapy device.

Respiratory therapy device for home use

A respiratory therapy device in accordance with this disclosure includes a blower box and a patient circuit. The blower box is configured to provide aerosol and pressurized gas for delivery to a patient airway.

Respiratory therapy systems and methods using a gas mixing circuit

Systems and methods for mixing at least two gases for delivery to the airway of a subject use a gas mixing circuit having a diffusion portion. The diffusion portion may be configured to elongate the shape of the cross-section of the path through the gas mixing circuit in a particular direction and/or orientation.

Flexible handle assembly for a battery

A removable battery assembly is configured to provide electrical power to a device. The device may include, for example, an oxygen concentrator, a ventilator, a respiratory therapy device, an electromagnetic radiation therapy device, a nebulizer, and/or other devices.

Non-invasive ventilation measurement

Determining the lung compliance and lung resistance of a subject undergoing respiratory therapy using non-invasive ventilation requires taking the presence of leaks into account. In particular, variable and unintentional leaks at or near a subject interface appliance may be dynamically determined based on an average resistance of the leak orifice of the subject..

High frequency chest wall oscillation system

A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (hfcwo) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (pep) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like.

Combination respiratory therapy device, system, and method

A combination respiratory therapy management system creates a combined respiratory therapy prescription that can be executed by a combined respiratory therapy device to provide multiple coordinated respiratory therapies to a patient. The system can update the combined respiratory therapy prescription and implement the updates while the combined respiratory therapy device is in use.

Respiratory therapy device and filtration units therefor

A respiratory therapy device comprises a pneumatic control unit connectable to a source of medical grade oxygen for supplying oxygen to a first control unit outlet port at a first set of conditions and to a second control unit outlet port at a second set of conditions. First and second transfer conduits are in fluid communication with the first and second outlet ports.

Quiet nasal cannula

Devices for providing respiratory therapy to a patient are disclosed. One device includes first and second elongated lumens and a nosepiece.

System and limited flow respiratory therapy

Methods and system of respiratory therapy treat sleep apnea by particular elevated pressure levels during the end of exhalation phases. Inhalation pressure levels may thus be significantly reduced and be, on average, lower than the exhalation pressure levels..

Pressure adjustment in a respiratory therapy device

Sleep apnea can be treated with pressure support therapy using a target pressure level. Detected respiratory events during consecutive multi-session testing period are compared to determine statistical metrics covering gradual changes in therapy efficiency.

Unlocking a respiratory therapy mode

A respiratory therapy device is configured, e.g. By a care provider, such that a second therapy mode different from the current therapy mode is unlocked, under predetermined circumstances and a third therapy mode different from the current and the second therapy mode is unlocked, under predetermined circumstances.

Configuration of respiratory therapy modes

A respiratory therapy device is configured, such that it switches from one therapy mode to another therapy mode. The mode parameters for the latter therapy mode are based on usage information gather during the former therapy mode..

Pulse oximetry in respiratory therapy patient interface

Provided are systems and methods for utilizing blood oxygenation information with respiratory therapy. These systems and methods may provide respiratory therapy to a patient (119), which may include providing a flow of gas to a patient via a patient interface.

Method and neural stimulation with respiratory feedback

A neural stimulation system controls the delivery of neural stimulation using a respiratory signal as a therapy feedback input. The respiratory signal is used to increase the effectiveness of the neural stimulation, such as vagal nerve stimulation, while decreasing potentially adverse side effects in respiratory functions.

Discreet respiratory therapy system

A device provides respiratory treatment such as for sleep disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions in a discreet configuration to provide a minimally invasive system. The system may include a flow pressurizer apparatus configured to generate a pressurized flow of air through a fine bore delivery conduit toward a patient interface.

Apparatus and methods for providing humidity in respiratory therapy

The present inventions provide respiratory therapy apparatus that introduce water into the pressurized air delivered to a user during various positive airway pressure therapies and corresponding methods. The respiratory therapy apparatus may be configured to administer one or more positive airway pressure therapies, including: continuous positive airway pressure therapy (cpap), bi-level positive airway pressure therapy (bpap), auto positive airway pressure therapy (autopap), proportional positive airway pressure therapy (ppap), and/or other positive airway pressure therapies.

Patient interface device having a fabric pouch for a cushion

A system is structured to provide a regimen of respiratory therapy to a patient having an airway. The system includes a gas flow generator structured to generate a flow of breathing gas, a patient interface device structured to communicate the flow of breathing gas to the airway of the patient, and a patient circuit structured to couple the gas flow generator to the patient interface device.

Coordinated use of respiratory and cardiac therapies for sleep disoredered breathing

Methods and systems involve coordinating therapies used for treating disordered breathing. Disordered breathing therapies may include cardiac electrical stimulation therapy and external respiratory therapy as well as other therapies for treating disordered breathing in a patient.

Method and treatment of sleep disorders

A system for therapy may include a mask (200) for a patient having a frame, cushion, forehead support and a light (100). The mask is connectable to a respiratory treatment apparatus, such as a flow generator, to receive breathable gas for a respiratory therapy.

Game-based incentive spirometer and a quantifying and recording performance

An incentive spirometry device designed to assist patients with respiratory therapy by means of an electronic air flow sensor that provides patients with visual or other positive feedback when they inhale or exhale at a predetermined flow rate or volume and sustain the act for a predetermined minimum time period. The objectives are to increase transpulmonary pressure and inspiratory volumes, improve inspiratory muscle performance, and re-establish or simulate the normal pattern of pulmonary hyperinflation.

System and providing feedback to a subject receiving respiratory therapy via a client device associated with the subject

Feedback information is provided to a subject regarding reception of pressure support therapy, and/or other respiratory support therapy. The feedback information may indicate compliance to a respiratory therapy regimen.

Method and controlling neural stimulation during disordered breathing

A neural stimulation system controls the delivery of neural stimulation using a respiratory signal as a therapy feedback input. The respiratory signal is used to increase the effectiveness of the neural stimulation, such as vagal nerve stimulation, while decreasing potentially adverse side effects in respiratory functions.

Nebulizer for use in mechanical respiratory ventilation therapy

A nebulizer for use in mechanical respiratory therapy that allows for the introduction of medicaments in the form of aerosols into the system without causing interruption to the therapy being provided to the patient.. .

Component for conveying gases

This invention provides for a component forming a part of a breathing tube, or forming the breathing tube, for example as a part of a breathing circuit for respiratory therapy. The component comprising a tubular body having a foamed wall.

Respiratory therapy device having standard and oscillatory pep with nebulizer

A respiratory therapy device has both a standard positive expiratory pressure (pep) device and an oscillatory pep device packaged together. A manually operable member is movable to select which of the standard and oscillatory pep device is placed in communication with a patient's airway.

Gas delivery conduit management system

An apparatus (22) for managing a gas delivery conduit (14) of a respiratory therapy includes a socket member (28) having a main body portion (32) and a first coupling portion (40). The main body portion is structured to receive and hold a portion of the gas delivery conduit in a manner such that the gas delivery conduit slides along the main body portion.

Patient interface systems

A patient interface structure for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a front plate configured to conform to the shape of the patient's face; a mouth cushion defining a breathing chamber and provided to the front plate and configured to seal around the patient's mouth; and a nasal cushion configured to seal the patient's nasal airways. The nasal cushion is supported by the mouth cushion, does not contact a bridge of the patient's nose in use, and extends at least partially into the breathing chamber.

Mask system

A mask system for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a nares portion and a mouth portion and an inlet conduit connected to at least one of the nares portion and the mouth portion to deliver the pressurized, breathable gas. The mask system is adapted to selectively utilize the nares portion and/or the mouth portion in a first mode utilizing both the nares portion and the mouth portion, and in a second mode utilizing the nares portion and not utilizing the mouth portion..

Systems and methods for providing respiratory therapy

Systems and methods for respiratory therapy are disclosed. The system may include a nebulizer, an adaptor, and a nasal cannula.

Humidifying gas for respiratory therapy

A system for providing humidification to gas to be provided to a patient to support breathing including: a humidification component configured for adding water vapor to the gas; and a humidification component controller coupled with the humidification component and configured for receiving humidification target value information, the humidification component controller including: a humidification target value determiner configured for determining, based on received humidification target value information, a humidification target value of at least two possible humidification target values, the humidification target value identifying a humidification level setting corresponding to the patient.. .

Bypass heat and moisture exchanger

A heat and moisture exchanger (hme) device for respiratory therapy, the device comprising a housing defining a passageway for the flow of respiratory gas, where the housing can include a ventilator side port, a patient side port, a first pathway defined within the housing, and a second pathway defined within the housing, a medium located within the first pathway and a valve configured to selectably impede fluid flow through one of the first pathway and second pathway during use. The hme can further include a knob configured to position the valve.



Respiratory Therapy topics:
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Respiratory
  • Compliance
  • Neural Stimulation
  • Side Effects
  • Ventilation
  • Nasal Cannula
  • Transparency
  • It Management
  • Nasal Prong
  • Ventilator
  • Endotracheal Tube
  • Phrenic Nerve
  • Pep Therapy
  • Nasal Prongs


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