Abstract: A therapeutic vaporizer inhalation bag attachment system with an integrated valve includes a body having a lumen extending between the two openings of the body, a bag coupling, and a valve positioned within the lumen. A first end of the body may include a mouthpiece and the second end of the body may include bag coupling to attach an inhalation bag. The body may include a plurality of cooling ribs extending in parallel with the lumen along an outer surface of a sidewall of the body.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating neurological conditions such as attention deficit disorder, autism, and Parkinson's disease. More particularly, methods and apparatus used to stimulate the 8th cranial nerve, particularly for treatment of such diseases and disorders.
Abstract: A gas generator includes a water tank, an electrolysis device, a condensate filter, a humidification device, and a pump device. The electrolysis device is coupled to the water tank to electrolyze electrolyzed water accommodated in the water tank to generate a hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas. The hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas is condensed and filtered out electrolyte in the hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas by the condensate filter to generate a filtered hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas. The humidification device accommodates supplementary water and is connected to the condensate device for humidifying the filtered hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas, The supplementary water is pumped back to the water tank from the humidification device by the pump device; therefore, the electrolyte absorbed in the condensate filter is flushed back to the water tank for reducing the consumption of the electrolyte.
Abstract: An apparatus and system for manipulating soft tissue may include a support member and a raised member. The support member includes a support surface disposed between a first end of the support member and a second end of the support member. The support member is elongated in a lengthwise direction between the first end of the support member and the second end of the support member. The raised member includes an outer surf ace disposed opposite an inner surface. The inner surf ace is supportable by the support surface of the support member. The outer surf ace of the raised member is configured to rotate along at least a portion of a user's body in response to movement of the raised member along the user's body. The raised member is repositionable along the support surf ace of the support member in the lengthwise direction.
Abstract: A pleated molded filtering face piece respirator to be worn upon the face of a wearer and for providing filtering including at least one layer of moldable flexible plastic material formed from openwork flexible plastic material for providing a plurality of perforations for allowing for the free passage of air through the openwork plastic. A layer of moldable filter material for filtering impurities in the air, the one layer of flexible plastic material formed from openwork flexible plastic material and the layer of filter material for filtering impurities in the air lying one on top of the other to form a moldable multilayer of flexible plastic material and filter material. The moldable multilayer of flexible plastic material and filter material are pleated into pleated material and molded to form the pleated filtering face piece respirator to a desired configuration where the one layer of openwork flexible plastic material forms a support layer to carry the layer of filter material.
Abstract: The present invention provides a snorkel having smaller respiratory dead space or volume. The snorkel includes a mouthpiece and a tube with an inhalation lumen and an exhalation lumen. A distal one-way inhalation valve is placed inside the inhalation lumen; and a distal one-way exhalation valve is placed inside the exhalation lumen. The invention also provides a method for reducing the volume of a respiratory dead space in a snorkel.
Abstract: A remote diagnosis management system is utilized for a plurality of massage bath devices and includes at least one processor executing steps of: receiving a remote trigger event of each of the massage bath devices, wherein the remote trigger event is generated by a control unit of each of the massage bath devices or by at least one of a maintenance-worker and a user of each of the massage bath devices; analyzing the remote trigger event to generate an analyzed result; remotely operating at least one state of each of the massage bath devices according to the analyzed result; requesting authorization from the user of each of the massage bath devices before the step of remotely operating the at least one state of each of the massage bath devices; and scheduling at least one remote diagnosis of the massage bath devices.
Abstract: A vibrating glass massager includes a glass vibration head having a base end, a free end, and a wall defining a hollow interior compartment that is closed at the vibration head free end and open at the vibration head base end. A vibration motor assembly is disposed in the vibration head interior compartment. A resilient vibration-transmitting interface is disposed between the vibration motor assembly and the vibration head wall. A non-glass base includes a base housing. The base housing and the vibration head base end are joined in interlocking relationship at a head-base connection interface. A power source and a control circuit are disposed in the base housing. The control circuit is electrically connected to the power source and to the vibration motor assembly. The glass vibration head is operable to deliver vibrations received from the vibration motor assembly via the vibration transmitting interface.
Abstract: An oral airway includes a first component having a first guiding surface and a second component having a second guiding surface. The first component and the second component are adapted to be removably coupled together such that the first guiding surface and the second guiding surface collectively define and encompass an interior passage through the oral airway that is dimensioned to direct, for example, a fiber-optic scope or an endotracheal tube extending through the interior passage for tracheal intubation. The first and second components are configured to be decoupled and independently removed from a patient's mouth without disrupting an endotracheal tube that has been extended through the conduit for tracheal intubation. The first and second components may be maintained in coupled disposition by an interlocking mechanical structure. The first and second components also may be maintained in coupled disposition by magnetism.
Abstract: A method of operating a device for treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB), wherein the device provides continuous positive airway pressure during sleep, includes applying a treatment pressure to a patient, monitoring the patient for speech output, generating a signal in response to detected speech of the patient, and, in response to the signal, reducing the treatment pressure applied to the patient.
December 14, 2015
Date of Patent:
September 1, 2020
ResMed Pty Ltd
Philip Rodney Kwok, Ron Richard, Rohan Mullins, Chee Keong Phuah, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Adrian Barnes, Christopher Kingsley Blunsden, Benriah Goeldi
Abstract: A portable vibrating roller includes an outer roller structure having a plurality of grooves and ribs. A hollow cylindrical bore extends longitudinally through the shell. A vibration system having a first end cap and a second end cap fits within the bore. A battery positioned within the shell near one end cap provides electrical power to a motor positioned within the shell near the other end cap to cause the motor to rotate an output shaft at a plurality of angular velocities to rotate an eccentric mass located approximately midway between the two end caps. The rotating eccentric mass causes vibration. A motor control circuit receives input power from a battery and selectively provides output power to the motor in response to the operation of a switch on the first end cap. The output power is varied to control the angular velocity of the output shaft of the motor and to thereby control a frequency of vibration caused by the eccentric mass.
Abstract: Devices and methods for allowing for improved assisted ventilation of a patient. The methods and devices provide a number of benefits over conventional approaches for assisted ventilation. For example, the methods and devices described herein permit blind insertion of a device that can allow ventilation regardless of whether the device is positioned within a trachea or an esophagus. In addition, the methods and device allow for timed delivery of ventilations based on a condition of a thoracic cavity to increase the amount and efficiency of blood flow during a resuscitation procedure.
Abstract: An elevation device for the performance of CPR includes a base and a support coupled to the base that is configured to incline relative to the base so as to bend an individual at the individual's waist, thereby elevating an individual's heart, head, and shoulders relative to horizontal. The elevation device includes a chest compression device coupled with the support. The chest compression device includes a compression surface that is configured to interface with the individual's chest. The chest compression device is coupled to the support such that the chest compression device is configured to repeatedly compress the chest by applying force that is uniformly distributed across the compression surface during each chest compression and while the head, heart, and shoulders are elevated such that the compression surface does not shift position on the chest while the heart, head, and shoulders are elevated and chest compressions are being performed.
Abstract: Provided is a facial massage device including: a massage head (1) that includes: a bearing element (20) that is intended to be placed against the face and that defines a bearing surface (S), at least one massage finger (21), each including a working head (22) intended to come into contact with the face and each being mobile between: a retracted position (R) in which the working head (22) is located short of the bearing surface (S) towards the inside of the massage head (1), an extended position (E) in which the working head (22) is located beyond the bearing surface (S) towards the outside of the massage head (1), means (25) for manoeuvring each massage finger (21) designed to move each of the massage fingers (21) alternately between the extended position (E) and the retracted position (R) thereof, and a drive housing (2) that carries the massage head (1) and that includes an electric motor (6) that actuates drive means (7) designed to transmit the drive from the electric motor (6) to the manoeuvring means (2
Abstract: A CPAP apparatus in which the swing in pressure at the patient interface is adjusted by regulating the air flow from the flow generator through an air delivery conduit taking into account a pressure drop representative of the inertance of the airflow in the air delivery conduit during the increase of air flow from the flow generator.
Abstract: A solution bottle contains: a body and an applying head. The body includes a holder, a first sleeve, and a second sleeve. The holder has an accommodation chamber configured to accommodate a spray can, the first sleeve is secured on a top of the holder, and the second sleeve is connected with an inner wall of the first sleeve. The second sleeve has a connection hole arranged on a bottom thereof and fitting with the spray can, and the second sleeve has a receiving groove configured to house the applying head and communicating with the fitting hole. Thereby, the solution bottle is capable of massaging and applying the solution (such as medicine agent or cosmetics) on the user's body.
Abstract: Dispensing systems for a ventilator circuit having a ventilator flow circuit with a normal inhalation flow path with a heat and moisture exchanger (HME), a flow sensor in communication with the ventilator circuit, an automated drug dispensing system with an actuator and a pressurized canister residing upstream of the HME, a bypass inhalation flow path residing downstream of the pressurized canister, and at least one electromechanical valve residing in the inhalation flow path to selectively open the valve which can be normally closed to define a closed bypass path. At least one controller opens the at least one electromechanical valve to open the bypass inhalation flow path and close the normal inhalation flow path through the HME only when the flow sensor indicates air flow is in an inhalation direction. Once the valve is open, the actuator dispenses medication through the bypass inhalation flow path to the patient.
Abstract: A link extends between a distal member and a proximal member of a wearable device, such as an exoskeleton, orthosis or prosthesis for a human lower limb. One or other of the distal member and the proximal member includes a crossing member. The link extends from the crossing member of the distal member or the proximal member, to the other of the distal member or the proximal member. Actuation of the link translates to a force at the distal or proximal member that is normal to a major longitudinal axis extending through the distal and proximal members. In one embodiment, a sliding link of a device configured for use with a human joint tracks two degrees of freedom of the joint.
December 16, 2014
Date of Patent:
February 18, 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hugh M. Herr, Luke M. Mooney, Elliott J. Rouse, Jiun-Yih Kuan, Kenneth A. Pasch
Abstract: Methods of administering therapeutic gases containing high concentrations of nitric oxide, particularly concentrations above 2,000 ppm. The therapeutic gas may be administered at a certain dosing rate, such as less than 166 micrograms of nitric oxide per second. Also, methods of administering a therapeutic gas containing nitric oxide to a patient, wherein a dose of nitric oxide is administered from a portable device that includes a delivery system and a mini-cylinder. Methods can also include intermittent administration of nitric oxide pulses.
Abstract: A breathing system for an aircraft crew member or passenger may include a face-fitting device, a storage area added to a seat headrest for retaining the face-fitting device in a storage position apart from the head, and a back portion for retaining the face-fitting device on the user's head when the breathing system is used. The back portion is retained on the headrest by a removable fixing mechanism when the face-fitting device is in the storage position, and the removable fixing mechanism is released upon the tightening the face-fitting device on the user's head.