US Patent No: 5,063,922

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Ultrasonic atomizer

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The invention concerns an ultrasonic atomizer (10), which is intended for an inhalation treatment apparatus for persons suffering from respiratory diseases. The ultrasonic atomizer (10) comprises an atomizer device (11) provided with a drug container (12) as well as an ultrasonic oscillator (13) connected to the container (12), the oscillator preferably comprising an oscillating crystal. The atomizer device (11) is provided with a duct passing into the patient, advantageously a mouth piece and an air-inlet duct (15). The atomizer device (11) comprises a pressure detector (36) directly connected to it or a duct (16) that is connected to the atomizer device (11) and passes to the pressure detector (36) and transmits the pressure of the breathing air. The pressure detector (36) detects the changes in pressure resulting from inhalation or exhalation of the patient, whereby, starting from the beginning of the inhalation stage, atomizing can be switched on by the apparatus. The ultrasonic atomizer (10) comprises a regulating device (18) connected to the atomizer (11), by means of which regulator the operation of the ultrasonic oscillator (13) is regulated. The regulating device (18) and the atomizing device (11) are interconnected by means of an electrical connection (17), whereby, through this connection (17), an electrical oscillation can be supplied to the crystal present in the ultrasonic oscillator. The electric oscillation can be coverted to mechanical oscillation of the crystal. The apparatus comprises circuitry for switching on of the ultrasonic oscillator (13) at least when the inhalation stage of the patient begins. Also, a timing device (44) is provided, by which the duration of operation of the ultrasonic oscillator (13) can be regulated as desired.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETALA-HAMEEN KEUHKOVAMMAYHDISTYS R.Y.3100 HAMEENLINNA1
ETELA-HAMEEN KEUHKOVAMMAYHDISTYS R.Y.13100 HAMEENLINNA, FI2

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Hakkinen, Taisto Hameenlinna, FI 7 439

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Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND (1)
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4,396,015 Medication control device for use in treating lungs 22 1980

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6,112,746 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 246 1997
6,240,921 Automated stop/start control in the administration of CPAP treatment 24 1997
6,253,764 Control of delivery pressure in CPAP treatment or assisted respiration 26 1997
6,152,129 Determination of leak and respiratory airflow 79 1997
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6,138,675 Determination of the occurrence of an apnea 65 1997
6,635,021 Method and apparatus useful in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea of a patient 36 1997
6,532,957 Assisted ventilation to match patient respiratory need 54 1997
6,123,082 Device for preventing or reducing the passage of air through the mouth 46 1997
6,029,665 Determination of patency of airway 57 1997
6,332,463 Flow estimation and compensation of flow-induced pressure swings in CPAP treatment and assisted respiration 39 1997
6,494,207 Harness assembly for a nasal mask 72 1997
6,044,844 Mask and harness assembly 146 1997
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6,119,693 Forehead support for facial mask 235 1998
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6,557,556 Forehead support for facial mask 36 2002
6,701,927 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 78 2002
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7,207,335 Mask and vent assembly therefor 22 2003
7,302,950 Patient interface for respiratory apparatus 32 2003
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6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 8 2003
7,234,466 Forehead support for facial mask 15 2003
7,069,933 Breathing mask and mask cushion therefor 10 2003
7,320,320 Determination of patency of the airway 3 2003
D550351 Elastic gas washout vent for a respiratory mask 2 2004
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7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 19 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 7 2004
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7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 5 2005
7,644,713 Method and apparatus for determining instantaneous leak during ventilatory assistance 20 2006
7,926,487 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 9 2006
8,056,561 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 1 2006
7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 11 2006
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8,636,006 Mask 0 2007
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7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 12 2007
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8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 25 2010
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8,757,162 Nasal assembly 0 2010
8,528,558 Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 0 2011
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 2 2011
8,646,450 Forehead support for a facial mask 0 2011
8,522,783 Cushion and mask therefor 1 2011
8,733,351 Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance 0 2011
8,684,000 Administration of CPAP treatment pressure in presence of apnea 0 2012
8,794,239 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,613,280 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,213 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
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8,752,547 Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly 0 2012
8,528,561 Mask system 0 2013
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6,467,476 Liquid dispensing apparatus and methods 45 2000
6,543,443 Methods and devices for nebulizing fluids 52 2000
6,550,472 Devices and methods for nebulizing fluids using flow directors 52 2001
7,100,600 Fluid filled ampoules and methods for their use in aerosolizers 15 2001
6,948,491 Convertible fluid feed system with comformable reservoir and methods 18 2001
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6,732,944 Base isolated nebulizing device and methods 36 2001
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