Means For Heating Treating Agent, Respiratory Gas, Or Mixture Thereof Patents (Class 128/203.26)
  • Patent number: 10448456
    Abstract: A compact electronic vaporizer is provided herein with a concealable articulating vaporizer pen for vaporization of liquids that articulates between a closed position inside a protective case and an open position outside of the protective case. The protective case contains a deployable power adaptor configured to charge a battery. The battery may be activated by a battery switch within the protective case. A push button on the exterior of the protective case simultaneously articulates the concealable articulating vaporizer pen and activates the battery switch on the battery to turn on the vaporizer. The vaporizer includes a variable voltage controller configured to select a variable voltage of the battery, providing an improved vaporization experience as the user can select an optimum voltage at which to vaporize. The vaporizer is configured for right-handed users and contains a mouthpiece with round-tip opening to provide for more convenient and ergonomic vaporization by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DES PRODUCTS LTD
    Inventor: Dana E. Shoched
  • Patent number: 10426196
    Abstract: A portable vaporizer is described herein. The portable vaporizer includes a heating assembly having a base and a heating crucible. An extension adapter is coupled to the base of the heating assembly and slidably received within the chamber body. A cartridge receiver is coupled to the chamber body and receives a cartridge therein. A plunger having a head and a threaded shaft is received within the cartridge. The threaded shaft includes a flat edge. A cover having a bore is coupled to the cartridge receiver. The threaded shaft is threadably received through the bore. A mouthpiece having a central bore is received over the threaded shaft. A detent radially extends into the central bore and engages with the flat edge of the threaded shaft. A rotation of the mouthpiece causes an axial movement of the head of the plunger within the cartridge with respect to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GoFire, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter William Calfee, John Jesse Woodbine
  • Patent number: 10314332
    Abstract: An inhalant material container for electronic smoking device is a tube-like storage container with an open top and an open bottom. The container is made of quartz, glass, or other like materials. The container has a frangible seal covering the open top and open bottom and may have exterior channels to promote air flow around the container. The container is removably inserted into the heating chamber of an electronic smoking device. The container is easily removed and replaced for on demand use. The container can be used in conjunction with modular electronic cigarettes and vaporizer and their various components and connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Healthier Choices Management, Corp.
    Inventors: Edwin Balder, Gilbert Cyphert, Daniel Julia
  • Patent number: 10274539
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to articles (and the manufacture thereof) that use electrical energy to heat a material to form an inhalable substance, the articles being sufficiently compact to be considered “hand-held” devices. In certain embodiments, the articles can particularly be characterized as smoking articles. The smoking article can be adapted to detect the status of a cartridge portion of the smoking article. The smoking article includes a control body portion having a control body engagement end, wherein the control body portion houses a control component and a power source therein. The article further includes a cartridge body portion that has a cartridge body engagement end configured to removably engage the control body engagement end of the control body portion. The cartridge body portion houses a consumable arrangement and a heating connection operably engaged therewith comprising at least one heating element and a fusible link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Allen Michael East, Raymond C. Henry, William Robert Collett
  • Patent number: 10201185
    Abstract: A vaporizer device includes a cartridge configured to hold a vaporizable substance, a wick element coupled to the cartridge, where the wick element is configured to contact the vaporizable substance located in the cartridge and an induction heating element inductively coupled to the wick element, where the wick element is configured to heat the vaporizable substance based on induction heating of the wick element by the induction heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Loto Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Bleloch, Neeraj S. Bhardwaj, Gabriel Brown
  • Patent number: 10099916
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer includes a heating element and a microcontroller; the microcontroller monitors or measures external or ambient temperature and uses that as a control input. The control input automatically controls the power delivered to the heating element to ensure that the heating element operates at its optimal temperature. Where ambient temperatures are monitored or measured as very cold, then the power to the heating element is automatically increased to compensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 9999245
    Abstract: Present disclosure relates to electronic cigarettes having concealable mouthpiece and methods of using the same. In certain embodiments, the electronic cigarette includes: an E-liquid storage tank for storing E-liquid, a concealable mouthpiece assembly having a concealable mouthpiece to be concealed in a mouthpiece cover, a vaporizer assembly, and an E-liquid separation mechanism. The E-liquid storage tank is positioned on the E-liquid separation mechanism and the E-liquid separation base is rotatably positioned on a vaporizer base. The E-liquid separation mechanism has the E-liquid separation base and an E-liquid separation silicone gel ring to separate the E-liquid from the E-liquid storage tank from the vaporizer assembly. When a user rotates the E-liquid storage tank against the vaporizer base in a first direction, the concealable mouthpiece is raised upward for user to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9924992
    Abstract: An instrument and method for tissue thermotherapy including an inductive heating means to generate a vapor phase media that is used for interstitial, intraluminal, intracavity or topical tissue treatment. In one method, the vapor phase media is propagated from a probe outlet to provide a controlled vapor-to-liquid phase change in an interface with tissue to thereby apply ablative thermal energy delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tsunami MedTech, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 9453586
    Abstract: A valve assembly (I) for controlling the supply of water to a reservoir. The assembly (I) has a main body (2) having a floor (4) and side walls (3), an upper float (15) pivotably mounted within the main body (2) and a lower float (21) pivotably mounted beneath the main body (2). The floor (4) of the main body (2) having an aperture. The upper float (15) is upwardly movable to a position to shut off the water supply to the reservoir; and the lower float (21) is movable upwardly to seal the aperture in the floor (4) of the main body (2) thereby to prevent water draining from the main body through said aperture or from prematurely filing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Hydrogarden Wholesale Supplies Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Jones, Stephen Bryce Rusling
  • Patent number: 9233217
    Abstract: A personal vapor device having a disguised appearance is disclosed. The personal vapor device has an outer housing and removable lid that replicate the look of a conventional drinking container, such as a water bottle or drinking cup with a straw. An atomizing device, such as a cartomizer, is contained and concealed within the open interior of the outer housing. A mouthpiece extends through the removable lid and into the open interior. Atomized liquid from the cartomizer is delivered to the mouthpiece for delivery to the user. A power supply and a control circuit are contained within the open interior and, along with the atomizing device, are concealed within the outer housing. The disguised vapor device can be used without drawing attention to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jason S. Jones
  • Patent number: 9220294
    Abstract: A method of purifying at least one of THC and CBD from a cannabis-containing composition includes heating the cannabis-containing composition to a temperature sufficient to volatilize at least one of THC and CBD into a vapor and condensing the vapor on a substrate. A drug delivery cartridge includes a substrate coated with at least one of THC and CBD and configured to allow for passage of air through the cartridge to volatilize at least one of THC and CBD for inhalation by a user to induce a medicinal or therapeutic effect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy McCullough
  • Publication number: 20150144136
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering humidified breathing gas to a patient are provided. The apparatus includes a humidification system configured to deliver humidified breathing gas to a patient. The humidification system includes a vapor transfer unit and a base unit. The vapor transfer unit includes a liquid passage, a breathing gas passage, and a vapor transfer device positioned to transfer vapor to the breathing gas passage from the liquid passage. The base unit includes a base unit that releasably engages the vapor transfer unit to enable reuse of the base unit and selective disposal of the vapor transfer unit. The liquid passage is not coupled to the base unit for liquid flow therebetween when the vapor transfer unit is received by the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: William F. Niland, Owen S. Bamford, Felino V. Cortez, JR.
  • Patent number: 9038631
    Abstract: A humidifier has a base unit with an engagement face that is configured to interface with a flow generator. The humidifier also has a tank configured to be removably received by the base unit and hold a volume of liquid. The tank has a side wall with an air inlet. The humidifier further has an air flow passage configured to receive an air connector of the flow generator at the engagement face of the base unit. The air flow passage is axially offset from a tank inlet. In addition, a cross-section of the airflow passage inlet and a cross-section of the tank air inlet are substantially perpendicular to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Roderick Bath, Geoffrey Crumblin, Michael Thomas Janiak, Dan Kao, Barton John Kenyon, Perry David Lithgow, Rohan Neil Primrose, Jim Saada, John Michael Snow, Duncan Lovel Trevor-Wilson, Alexander Virr, Arthur Kin-Wai Yee
  • Patent number: 9038632
    Abstract: A humidifier has a base unit with an engagement face that is configured to interface with a flow generator. The humidifier also has a tank configured to be removably received by the base unit and hold a volume of liquid. The tank has a side wall with an air inlet. The humidifier further has an air flow passage configured to receive an air connector of the flow generator at the engagement face of the base unit. The air flow passage is axially offset from a tank inlet. In addition, a cross-section of the airflow passage inlet and a cross-section of the tank air inlet are substantially perpendicular to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Crumblin, Michael Thomas Janiak, Dan Kao, Barton John Kenyon, Perry David Lithgow, Rohan Neil Primrose, Jim Saada, John Michael Snow, Duncan Lovel Trevor-Wilson, Alexander Virr, Arthur Kin-Wai Yee
  • Publication number: 20150128941
    Abstract: A therapy system configured to wash out or flush out the oral and/or nasal cavity to reduce the effective dead space and reduce the work of breathing. The system may displace the expired air in the oral and/or nasal cavity with atmospheric air, or air with altered concentrations, for example, increased humidity, or oxygen levels. A sealed oral interface is provided to the mouth of a patient to supply a volume of pressurized gas. A control system to synchronize the supply of pressurized gas with the patients respiratory cycle. The supply of respiratory gas may be provided during only a portion of the respiratory cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Liam Holley, Glenn Richards, Peter Wlodarczyk, Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 9016274
    Abstract: A device for vaporizing and delivering an aerosol agent includes a heat generator, a heat conductor in fluid (airflow) communication with the heat generator, and a substrate holder in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. The heat generator is a handheld, portable torch and the heat conductor defines an annular heat conducting chamber surrounding a substrate disposed within the substrate holder that supports the aerosol agent and an aerosol forming agent. Another device is a handheld, battery-powered heat generator including a heating element in heat conducting relation with a substrate holder. The heating element is a nichrome heating coil wound about the substrate disposed within the substrate holder and electrically coupled to the battery. Another device further includes an auxiliary heat generator having an auxiliary heating element formed by a finely woven wire mesh positioned adjacent the substrate and electrically coupled to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20150107591
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for permitting consumption of alcohol vapors is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a heating chamber, a vessel disposed above the heating chamber, the vessel including an aperture, the aperture adapted to receive alcohol in liquid form to be placed in the vessel an to receive a straw and a heating element disposed in the heating chamber the heating element heats the liquid alcohol in the vessel, converting the liquid into a vapor to be inhaled via the straw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: 37 Investment, LLC
    Inventor: Julie G. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20150101606
    Abstract: A device for vaporizing and delivering an aerosol agent includes a heat generator, a heat conductor in fluid (airflow) communication with the heat generator, and a substrate holder in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. The heat generator is a handheld, portable torch and the heat conductor defines an annular heat conducting chamber surrounding a substrate disposed within the substrate holder that supports the aerosol agent and an aerosol forming agent. Another device is a handheld, battery-powered heat generator including a heating element in heat conducting relation with a substrate holder. The heating element is a nichrome heating coil wound about the substrate disposed within the substrate holder and electrically coupled to the battery. Another device further includes an auxiliary heat generator having an auxiliary heating element formed by a finely woven wire mesh positioned adjacent the substrate and electrically coupled to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20150059745
    Abstract: A respiratory assistance apparatus has a gases inlet configured to receive a supply of gases, a blower unit configured to generate a pressurised gases stream from the supply of gases; a humidification unit configured to heat and humidify the pressurised gases stream; and a gases outlet for the heated and humidified gases stream. A flow path for the gases stream extends through the respiratory device from the gases inlet through the blower unit and humidification unit to the gases outlet. A sensor assembly is provided in the flow path before the humidification unit. The sensor assembly has an ultrasound gas composition sensor system for sensing one or more gas concentrations within the gases stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Dean Antony Barker, Mikael Douglas Stewart, Peter Geoffrey Hawkins, Kevin Peter O'Donnell, Russel William Burgess
  • Publication number: 20150059748
    Abstract: A humidifier for a respiratory apparatus includes a first cover, a second cover engaged with the first cover and a partition plate. The first cover defines an air inlet. The second cover defines a chamber configured to contain at least some amount of water. A heater is configured to heat the water to generate humidified air in the chamber. The partition plate is partly sandwiched between the first cover and the second cover. The partition plate defines an air outlet. Air input via the air inlet is humidified by being mixed with the humidified air and thereafter ejected through the air outlet. The air entering via the air inlet is divided by the partition plate into a plurality of flows having different flow velocities, thereby form a plurality of flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: CHIA-HSIANG HSIAO, CHIH-TSAN CHIEN, YING-CHIEH HSU, MING-CHENG CHANG, HSIN-WEI CHEN, WEN-BIN SHEN, SHU-CHI LIN, YI-CHEN LU
  • Publication number: 20150047637
    Abstract: An air warming apparatus operable to provide a user breathing air wherein the air is warmer than that of the user's environment. The air warming apparatus includes a filtered air intake operably coupled to an intake manifold. A lower air transport assembly circumferentially surrounds a user's torso and is adjacent thereto and provides the first phase of air warming for air flowing therethrough. A return manifold operably couples the lower air transport assembly and the upper air transport assembly and further contains a humidifier therein. The upper air transport assembly is surroundably mounted to the user and provides the second phase of air warming. An upper chamber of the intake manifold operably couples the upper air transport assembly and the breathing assembly. The breathing assembly includes a mouthpiece and a breathing valve that is operable to control the air flow through the air warming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: David Peters
  • Publication number: 20150040897
    Abstract: A respiratory humidifier (1) for a ventilation system is provided, the humidifier comprising: a housing (2), which is designed essentially in the shape of an “L” with a horizontal and a vertical part (4, 6) and a projecting portion (10) extending from the free end of the vertical part (6) toward the horizontal part (4), and which comprises a control unit, a user interface (12), and a heating plate (8), wherein the user interface (12) is arranged on the projecting portion (10) and the heating plate (8) is arranged on the horizontal part (4); and a liquid container (3), which is designed essentially in the shape of a “U”, comprising a recess (7) and a bottom plate (24) as well as two connector elements (5), each of which establishes a connection with a breathing tube; wherein the heating plate (8) can be heated for heating the liquid in the liquid container (3), and the bottom plate (24) can be brought into contact with the heating plate (8); wherein the liquid container (3) can be slid in such a way onto th
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HAMILTON BONADUZ AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Buechi
  • Patent number: 8944056
    Abstract: A humidifying apparatus utilizing a semi-permeable membrane portion within a gas conduit where the direction of gas flow within a central lumen is given by an arrow. The humidification apparatus has a helical configuration for the semi-permeable membrane portion, a structural reinforcing member or members, a water channel and a heating element. The helical configuration of an outer wall may be similar to conventional conduits that are in common use in respiratory apparatus. Thus the humidification apparatus may be readily substituted into existing respiratory device by exchanging the gas conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Donald Darkin, Nathan John Row, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Publication number: 20150020805
    Abstract: A flow generator and humidifier construction is described, including a flow generator construction adapted to reduce noise output compared to known flow generators of comparable size. The flow generator includes a chassis forming first and second muffler volumes and a venturi-shaped connection portion, and a metal/polymer composite material blower enclosure which suppresses noise from the blower. The flow generator may be programmed to include a reminder system including a menu from which the user may request a reminder to take specific action, e.g., replace a component, call a physician, and/or enter patient data card, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Barton John KENYON, Arthur Kin-Wai YEE, Geoffrey CRUMBLIN, Perry David LITHGOW, Alexander VIRR, Donald Angus RICHMOND, Mark John PAYNE, Jim SAADA, John Michael SNOW, Duncan Lovel TREVOR-WILSON, Andrew Roderick BATH, Michael Thomas JANIAK, Dan KAO, Marek Tomasz SAPULA, Simone Marie JEHA, Andrew Charles MURRAY
  • Publication number: 20150020803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for maintaining patient temperature during an anaesthetic procedure. Patients, particularly small patients, can lose body temperature when undergoing surgery or other procedures where they are anaesthetised. The process of breathing the cool anaesthetic gas contributes to the temperature loss of the patient. An anaesthetic apparatus of the present invention is arranged to warm the gas being provided for the patient to breathe, to facilitate maintaining body temperature. An inspired limb of an anaesthetic circuit comprises tubing with a heating conductor for heating the inspired gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Colin Dunlop
  • Publication number: 20150007817
    Abstract: A mixer-heater device provides controllable reduction in aerosol droplet size. Additionally, an intermittent delivery mode for administering an aerosol to a patient may take into account patient expiration and reduce aerosol losses without prolonging treatment time. Depositional losses in aerosol delivery systems may be reduced by streamlining the three dimensional geometry of conduits which change stream direction or flow path diameter. Ventilation systems may also benefit from streamlined components, in particular Y-connectors, with resulting advantages such as reduced rebreathed CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Inventors: Philip Worth Longest, Michael Hindle
  • Patent number: 8910630
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new technology that enables administration of Cannabis to patients for medical purposes. In one embodiment, this invention is a component of a system of technologies, processes and concepts that creates a new method of producing, delivering, administering and regulating the use of medical cannabis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: PalliaTech, Inc.
    Inventor: William W. Todd
  • Patent number: 8905082
    Abstract: A limb for a breathing circuit manufactured from very thin walled polymer materials has an elongate axial reinforcing spine lying freely inside the conduit and fixed to each end connector. The spine is laterally compliant but axially stiff. The spine provides resistance to tensile and compressive loads on the conduit, including that induced by prevailing internal pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventor: Nathan Lee Gray
  • Patent number: 8905023
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering humidified breathing gas to a patient are provided. The apparatus includes a humidification system configured to deliver humidified breathing gas to a patient. The humidification system includes a vapor transfer unit and a base unit. The vapor transfer unit includes a liquid passage, a breathing gas passage, and a vapor transfer device positioned to transfer vapor to the breathing gas passage from the liquid passage. The base unit includes a base unit that releasably engages the vapor transfer unit to enable reuse of the base unit and selective disposal of the vapor transfer unit. The liquid passage is not coupled to the base unit for liquid flow therebetween when the vapor transfer unit is received by the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vapotherm, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Niland, Owen S. Bamford, Felino V. Cortez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8893715
    Abstract: A breathing assistance apparatus and method of controlling a breathing assistance apparatus is disclosed. Particularly, the breathing assistance apparatus is controlled such that it has a drying cycle to enable drying of the tubing that supplies gases to a user and prevent the harboring of pathogens within the tube. The drying cycle is preferably operated automatically by internal controllers in the apparatus. However, it may be manually activated by pressing a button on the apparatus. The drying cycle is preferably activated at the end of a user's treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Jon Payton, Kevin Peter O'Donnell, Christopher Simon James Quill, Ian Douglas Makinson, Emily Joy Drake, Craig Karl White, Virginia Louise Glover
  • Publication number: 20140338666
    Abstract: 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 patients receiving respiratory therapy. Device disclosed herein also relates to tubing for delivering humidified ventilator air. The tubing includes an air passage and a heat blanket that envelops and warms up the air passage. The tubing thus prevents or decreases water condensation and loss of humidity of humidified air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Children's Hospital Central California
    Inventors: Nadarasa Visveshwara, Stanley Stumpf, Paul Barghouth, Kin-Tong Gao, Katarina Short, Michael Urner
  • Publication number: 20140326240
    Abstract: A warming vapor pad to treat respiratory syncytial virus infections in babies, children and adults includes a fabric impregnated with a topical ointment providing medicated vapors to enhance nasal inhalation, with the fabric being superimposed on an elastic thermal wrap for application as a single integrated unit placed on a sitting or reclining user's chest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Rita A. Debski
  • Publication number: 20140318535
    Abstract: Breathing devices deliver at least one treatment to a subject and include at least two components comprising at least one of a ventilation unit for supplying a gas to the subject, a humidification unit for humidifying a gas supplied to the subject, a nebulizer unit for supplying a medication to the subject, a suction unit for suctioning a portion of an airway of the subject, and a cough assist unit for simulating a cough within the subject. Methods of providing a treatment to a subject may be provided with a breathing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Science Medical, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Bullock, Jeffrey L. Bullock
  • Publication number: 20140311489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a humidifier for humidifying medical gases, comprising a humidification module including a control unit, wherein the humidification module is adapted for receiving a humidification chamber. Furthermore, the humidification module is further adapted to sense and/or receive information upon connection of the humidification chamber and/or additional equipment such as hoses, power supply pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel HEINE, Markus Gruendler, Christoph Gruendler, Philipp Hiereth, Martin Busch
  • Patent number: 8851071
    Abstract: A respiration humidifier (1), including a humidifying chamber (21), an inlet (10) for feeding breathing air (5) to be humidified into the humidifying chamber (21), an outlet (11) for releasing the humidified breathing air (9) from the humidifying chamber (21), a bottom (19) limiting the humidifying chamber (21) for receiving water (18) to be evaporated, water (4), which is received by the bottom (19) in the humidifying chamber (21) and is to be evaporated for humidifying the breathing air (5) and at least one distributor (2) with capillary and/or suction action, which is arranged in the humidifying chamber (21) such that this is in contact with the water (4) to take up water (4) in the distributor (2) and is in contact with the breathing air in the humidifying chamber (21) for evaporating the water (4) taken up on the surface of the distributor (2) into the breathing air (5). The respiration humidifier allows a high evaporating capacity to be reached with homogeneous air-vapor mixture at a low design effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur Kuo, Kai Brieger, Tobias Otte
  • Publication number: 20140290655
    Abstract: A humidifier includes a tub configured to hold a supply of water. The tub includes a tub lid and a tub base adapted to be coupled to the tub lid. The tub further includes a base plate formed of a heat conducting material and adapted to be coupled to the tub base and a seal positioned between the base plate and the tub base. The tub also includes a retaining mechanism with at least one projection that projects from the tub base and is configured to force the base plate against the seal so that the seal is secured against the tub base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: John Michael SNOW, Simon Robert CORK, John ZEKIC, Benjamin John HUNTER
  • Patent number: 8844522
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment apparatus provides respiratory treatment with improved power management control to permit more efficient power consumption and power supply units, such as battery powered operation. In one embodiment, power management prioritizes the flow generator (104) over other accessories such as the heating elements (111, 135) of a humidifier (112) and/or a delivery tube. The flow generator may control operations of the heating elements as a function of a detected respiratory cycle. For example, the timing of operation of the heating elements may be interleaved with the portion of an inspiratory phase of the respiratory cycle to permit the flow generator to operate during a peak power operation without a power drain or with a lower power drain from these components. Operations of distinct sets of components of the system (e.g., different heating elements) may also be interleaved to prevent simultaneous peak power operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Ronald James Huby, Andrew Roderick Bath, John David Oates
  • Publication number: 20140261418
    Abstract: A preheating device is installed to the pipeline connecting between an air pressure source and a humidifier to increase the temperature of the gas entering the humidifier and to reduce the relative humidity. The gas can fully mix with vapor generated by a heated water carrier within a short time, thereby preventing the humidifier from excessively outputting condensed water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Neo HUANG
  • Patent number: 8833363
    Abstract: An ejection liquid capable of being stably ejected based on a system using thermal energy even if the liquid contains at least one selected from the group consisting of proteins and peptides, and a method and an apparatus for ejecting the liquid containing at least one selected from the group consisting of proteins and peptides using this system are provided. The applicability of the liquid for use in an inkjet system using thermal energy is improved by adding at least one selected from the group consisting of amino acids and salts thereof and a surfactant to an aqueous solution containing at least one selected from the group consisting of proteins and peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Masada, Masaru Sugita, Hideki Kaneko, Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140238396
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inhaler component for forming a vapour-air mixture and/or condensation aerosol by vaporizing a liquid material and optionally condensing the vapour formed, including: a heating element for vaporizing a portion of the liquid material; a wick for automatically supplying the liquid material to the heating element, wherein the wick comprises at least two end sections arranged apart from each other; a first capillary gap for automatically supplying the liquid material to the wick, wherein a first end section of the wick projects into the first capillary gap. In order that the heating element can be supplied more quickly and ore reliably with the liquid material, a second capillary gap is provided, which receives therein the second end section of the wick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BATMark Limited
    Inventor: Helmut BUCHBERGER
  • Patent number: 8813747
    Abstract: A vaporizer system that supplies clean, heated air to vaporizable material by directing ambient air from an area surrounding the vaporizer system through a secure air passageway that leads the air through a pump, a heat source, and then onto the vaporizable material. The air passageway prevents the interaction of the air with possibly emissive components. The heated air drives out active ingredients from the vaporizable material, which may be subsequently captured in a removable container or inhaled directly. The vaporizer system includes an air chamber surrounding the receptacle for receiving the material to be vaporized which isolates the material from environmental disturbances. The removable container attaches to a valve, which attaches to the top of the vaporizer system. The valve is configured to be operable between three positions with the use of only one finger and a thumb of one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: HexBG, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Gibson, Michael Hexter, Kent Sands
  • Patent number: 8813744
    Abstract: An anesthetic vaporizer and a temperature compensation unit are disclosed. The temperature compensation unit, which cooperates with a vaporizing chamber having a bottom wall, includes a first device connected to the bottom wall of the vaporizing chamber for contacting with liquid anesthetic agent in the vaporizing chamber and changing in length according to temperature change of the liquid anesthetic agent, and a second device connected to the vaporizing chamber. A gas flow gap through which a gas flow passes is formed between the first and second devices. The gas flow gap becomes larger as temperature of the liquid anesthetic agent rises and smaller as the temperature of the liquid anesthetic agent drops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Donghua Chen, Daoming Gong, Zhiwei Qiao
  • Publication number: 20140224249
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for administering a volatilizable medicament, comprising a thermally stable, chemically inert, highly porous matrix media, preferably fused or sintered quartz wool, housed in a small container, which can be heated to high temperatures to volatilize the active ingredients for inhalation by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Forrest Vaughan Landry
  • Patent number: 8789525
    Abstract: A humidifier includes a tub configured to hold a supply of water. The tub includes a tub lid and a tub base adapted to be coupled to the tub lid. The tub further includes a base plate formed of a heat conducting material and adapted to be coupled to the tub base and a seal positioned between the base plate and the tub base. The tub also includes a retaining mechanism with at least one projection that projects from the tub base and is configured to force the base plate against the seal so that the seal is secured against the tub base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: John Michael Snow, Simon Robert Cork, John Zekic, Benjamin John Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140182583
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for humidifying ventilation gas. Systems and methods may include a nasal interface apparatus for receiving ventilation gas from gas delivery tubing and for humidifying ventilation gas. The nasal interface apparatus may have one or more channels within the nasal interface to deliver gas from a gas delivery circuit to a patient's nose; one or more structures in fluid communication with the one or more channels to direct ventilation gas to the patient's nose; and a hygroscopic material within the nasal interface in the flow path of the ventilation gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Breathe Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Wondka, Joseph Cipollone, George A. Kassanis, Todd W. Allum, Enrico Brambilla
  • Publication number: 20140174442
    Abstract: A humidification canister for humidifying a breathing gas, the humidification canister includes a fluid supply configured to supply a fluid and a first gas flow path in fluid communication with the fluid supply. A first gas flow path is configured to humidify the breathing gas with the fluid. A second gas flow path at least partially surrounds the first gas flow path. A method of insulating a breathing gas in a humidification canister using a gas is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Vapotherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Felino V. Cortez, JR., Owen S. Bamford, William F. Niland, George McGarrity, Carl Buyer, Kenneth Miller, Peter Boyd
  • Publication number: 20140171728
    Abstract: An air humidifier (90) for generating humidified breathing air for a patient includes a boiling pot (92) for receiving a defined water volume (91). The air humidifier (90) has a partition (93), the partition having at least one perforation (97). The partition with perforation (93) is designed to be arranged above a water surface of the defined water volume in the boiling pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Draëger Medical GmbH
    Inventor: René CASPARY
  • Publication number: 20140158129
    Abstract: A therapeutic vaporizer inhalation bag attachment system with an integrated valve is disclosed. The attachment system 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 method of using the inhalation bag attachment system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Clovershield, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Irving Pratt, JR., Joshua Smith Young
  • Publication number: 20140158128
    Abstract: A fluid preconditioning apparatus used to pretreat fluids for an air disbursement machine. A first portion includes a first outlet for a treated gas, a second outlet for a treated liquid, a third outlet for a hose and a cover. A second portion includes a first inlet to receive a gas, a second inlet to receive liquid, a gas treatment chamber, a gas flow generator for moving the gas from the first inlet through the gas treatment chamber and the first outlet. The second portion also includes a liquid treatment chamber that connects to the second inlet, and a liquid flow generator for moving the liquid from the second inlet through the liquid treatment chamber and the second outlet. The gas treatment chamber treats gas by filtering and disinfecting the gas and the liquid treatment chamber creates the treated liquid by filtering and disinfecting the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Heimel
  • Patent number: 8739788
    Abstract: A method of regulating a temperature within a vaporizer heating assembly includes providing a vaporizer heating assembly that includes a vapor inhalation device shaped to contain a vapor and deliver the vapor to a user's mouth without expelling the vapor into the atmosphere, an airflow chamber mechanically coupled to the vapor inhalation device, a heating chamber disposed within the airflow chamber, a fan in fluid communication with an air passageway defined by an interior surface of the airflow chamber and an exterior surface of the heating chamber, a temperature probe disposed proximate, but not in direct physical contact with the airflow chamber, and a temperature controller thermally coupled to the temperature probe and communicatively coupled to the heating chamber, the temperature controller operable to control a temperature output of the heating chamber in response to temperature information received from the temperature probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Vaporfection International, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Yomtov