US 11,654,253 B2
Systems and methods for therapeutic intrathoracic pressure regulation
James Homuth, Corcoran, MN (US); Greg Voss, Lakeville, MN (US); Anja Metzger, Stillwater, MN (US); and Keith G. Lurie, Minneapolis, MN (US)
Assigned to ZOLL Medical Corporation, Chelmsford, MA (US)
Filed by ZOLL Medical Corporation, Chelmsford, MA (US)
Filed on Dec. 1, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/108,064.
Application 17/108,064 is a continuation of application No. 16/022,922, filed on Jun. 29, 2018, granted, now 10,874,809.
Application 16/022,922 is a continuation of application No. 14/978,412, filed on Dec. 22, 2015, granted, now 10,034,991, issued on Jul. 31, 2018.
Application 14/978,412 is a continuation of application No. 13/720,858, filed on Dec. 19, 2012, granted, now 9,238,115, issued on Jan. 19, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/577,565, filed on Dec. 19, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2021/0244899 A1, Aug. 12, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61M 16/00 (2006.01); A61M 16/08 (2006.01); A61M 16/10 (2006.01); A61M 16/20 (2006.01); A61M 16/01 (2006.01); A61M 16/12 (2006.01); A61B 5/087 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61M 16/18 (2006.01); A61M 16/22 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 16/00 (2013.01) [A61B 5/087 (2013.01); A61B 5/4836 (2013.01); A61M 16/0009 (2014.02); A61M 16/0063 (2014.02); A61M 16/0066 (2013.01); A61M 16/0069 (2014.02); A61M 16/0078 (2013.01); A61M 16/0081 (2014.02); A61M 16/01 (2013.01); A61M 16/024 (2017.08); A61M 16/0816 (2013.01); A61M 16/0875 (2013.01); A61M 16/0891 (2014.02); A61M 16/1065 (2014.02); A61M 16/12 (2013.01); A61M 16/204 (2014.02); A61M 16/208 (2013.01); A61M 16/209 (2014.02); A61M 16/0012 (2014.02); A61M 16/0072 (2013.01); A61M 16/0084 (2014.02); A61M 16/1015 (2014.02); A61M 16/1055 (2013.01); A61M 16/18 (2013.01); A61M 16/22 (2013.01); A61M 2016/0027 (2013.01); A61M 2016/0036 (2013.01); A61M 2016/0042 (2013.01); A61M 2205/05 (2013.01); A61M 2206/10 (2013.01); A61M 2230/432 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method of providing intrathoracic pressure regulation to a patient, comprising:
coupling the patient's airway to a ventilation source;
coupling the patient's airway to a gas mover configured to allow retrograde airflow from the ventilation source to the patient's airway while simultaneously compelling airflow from the patient's airway;
providing positive pressure to the patient's airway from the ventilation source during operation of the gas mover; and
lowering intrathoracic pressure within the patient's chest during ventilation using the gas mover.