Abstract: Mask seal having an embedded mounting member for engaging a mounting member on a mask shell to mount the seal and shell together. Headstrap retention bracket having an indentation for wedgedly engaging a mask shell cylinder to removably mount headstraps to the shell, the indentation circumscribed by an outward wall. Triangular mask seal of styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene copolymer modified with mineral oil.
Abstract: Carbon dioxide indicator for receiving gas containing carbon dioxide and for providing a visible indication of the presence of carbon dioxide in the gas, the indicator includes a connector for removably connecting the indicator to a source of gas containing carbon dioxide and which connector is for communicating at least a portion of such gas to the indicator. The carbon dioxide indicator may be a disk indicator and the connector may be a male luer or a locking male luer. The carbon dioxide indicator may include removable ultraviolet radiation shielding permitting the carbon dioxide indicator to be preassembled to a patient's respiratory or breathing circuits or to a resuscitator.
Abstract: Apparatus and process for forming dual hose cuffs for being split to provide one hose cuff on one length of hose, particularly a corrugated hose, and another hose cuff on another length of hose, particularly a corrugated hose. Cuffs, or hose cuffs, formed by such process. Hose, particularly corrugated hose, provided with cuffs formed by such process.
Abstract: Carbon dioxide indicator for receiving gas containing carbon dioxide and for providing a visible indication of the presence of carbon dioxide in the gas, the indicator includes a connector for removably connecting the indicator to a source of gas containing carbon dioxide and which connector is for communicating at least a portion of such gas to the indicator. The carbon dioxide indicator may be a disk indicator and the connector may be a male luer or a locking male luer.
Abstract: Process for manufacturing a breathing bag including a connector portion and a distensible portion including the steps of providing moldable material, forming a portion of the moldable material into the connector portion of the breathing bag and forming another portion of the moldable material into the distensible portion of the breathing bag. The moldable material may be provided by extruding a parison of thermoplastic material; the connector portion of the breathing bag may be formed by compression molding and the distensible portion of the breathing bag may be formed by blow molding or blow and vacuum molding; such distensible portion and connector portions are formed or molded integrally. A breathing bag made by such process.
June 21, 2002
Date of Patent:
April 12, 2005
Vital Signs, Inc.
Jack H. Britten, Mark E. Woelfel, Richard Kennedy
Abstract: Plastic article having at least one side provided with a coating for increasing the melting point of the article and for increasing temperature induced plastic flow characteristic of the article. Process of and apparatus for manufacturing such article.
Abstract: Dual chamber apparatus including a body providing a first chamber containing liquid, a closure closing the first chamber and a second chamber containing a body of material including a portion extending out of the second chamber, upon the closure being removed and the liquid being discharged from the first chamber the body of material for engaging and reacting with the liquid. The apparatus may be embodied as spot remover apparatus with the liquid being liquid spot remover and with the body of material being absorbent material for absorbing the liquid spot remover upon being discharged and removing a spot. Process of manufacturing such apparatus.
Abstract: Apparatus for venting a container containing a fluid and including a poppet mounted to the bottom of a cap or flap mounted to a housing for being mounted to the container, a fastener for fastening the cap of flap to the housing and which fastener may be a fusible fastener for unfastening the cap or flap and for venting the container to the atmosphere upon heat applied externally to the container reaching a predetermined temperature. The poppet venting the container to the atmosphere upon the pressure in the container reaching a predetermined pressure and the poppet may be a combination poppet for venting the container to the atmosphere upon pressure in the container reaching a predetermined pressure and for venting the container to the atmosphere upon a vacuum in the container reaching a predetermined vacuum.
Abstract: A colored light filter for providing a single colored light upon light being transmitted thereto and including a lamination of an at least substantially clear plastic material provided with colored dye and an at least substantially clear thermosetting material. A manufacturing process for laminating an at least substantially clear plastic material provided with colored dye and an at least substantially clear thermosetting material together to provide the color light filter.
Abstract: Apparatus for practicing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including a torso, a breast plate, a lung, and a hollow head including a mouth means, the breast plate is mounted pivotally to the torso, the lung resides intermediate the torso and the breast plate and is mounted to the torso and extends into the hollow head member and a second head member mounted to the first head member for sliding arcuate movement with respect thereto to perform jaw thrusts in the practice of CPR. Apparatus simulating the human head. Stackable torsos with breast plates mounted thereto and stackable head members each comprising a portion of a head.
Abstract: Apparatus for locking or latching a used hypodermic needle in a needle sheath; an adapter for locking to a needle sheath to entrap a hypodermic needle between the adapter and a needle sheath, a needle sheath for receiving a used hypodermic needle, and the combination of the adapter and the needle sheath. A kit including a syringe barrel, a syringe needle, an adapter and a needle sheath. Combination syringe needle and cantilever latching apparatus, such combination in further combination with a needle sheath and a further kit including such combinations and a syringe barrel.
Abstract: Multi-lumen hose including a substantially transparent tubular member provided with at least one colored inner partition dividing the tubular member into a plurality of lumen and wherein the colored inner partition is optically perceptible through the tubular member by the human eye or by optical apparatus known to the art for recognizing color.
Abstract: The present invention may include a switchplate provided with an opening surrounded by a front surface provided with a first portion of a decorative design, and a decorative design member provided with a second portion of the decorative design and for being applied to the front surface of an electric switch received within the opening to provide a complete, or at least substantially complete, decorative design; and processes of making the same and a decorative design switchplate kit comprising the same.