||WO||WO/2014/142681 - NASAL CANNULA ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED PARTS||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000040||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||O'CONNOR, Mark Thomas|
Nasal cannula assemblies for providing respiratory therapy to patients are provided. A nasal cannula assembly can include a cannula, an optional manifold which may be removable, a gas supply tube, and a securement mechanism. Securement mechanisms can include headgear straps, cheek pads, or an adhesive nose strip. A nasal cannula assembly can also include a lanyard, lanyard clip, and/or lanyard connector to help support the weight of a main gas delivery conduit.
||WO||WO/2014/142677 - MEDICAL COMPONENTS WITH MICROSTRUCTURES FOR HUMIDIFICATION AND CONDENSATE MANAGEMENT||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000036||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||HERMEZ, Laith, Adeeb|
New medical circuit components and methods for forming such components are disclosed. These components include microstructures for humidification and/or condensate management. The disclosed microstructures can be incorporated into a variety of components, including tubes (e.g., inspiratory breathing tubes and expiratory breathing tubes and other tubing between various elements of a breathing circuit, such as ventilators, humidifiers, filters, water traps, sample lines, connectors, gas analyzers, and the like), Y- connectors, catheter mounts, humidifiers, and patient interfaces (e.g., masks for covering the nose and face, nasal masks, cannulas, nasal pillows, etc.), floats, probes, and sensors in a variety of medical circuits.
||WO||WO/2014/142682 - A RESPIRATORY ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAID DEVICE||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000041||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||TATKOV, Stanislov|
A method of controlling a flow rate of gases supplied to a patient by a respiratory assistance device includes controlling the supply gases flow rate so as to deliver gases to the patient according to a predetermined gases pressure/flow rate profile for at least a portion of the breathing cycle. A profile may be achieved that provides the patient with a particular benefit or therapy.
||WO||WO/2014/142679 - DRYING EXPIRATORY LIMB WITH TAILORED TEMPERATURE PROFILE AND MULTI-LUMEN CONFIGURATION||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000038||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||MILNE, Robert, Andrew, David|
A drying expiratory limb of a breathing circuit is provided that is configured to increase or optimize drying of a gas to reduce or prevent condensation. The drying expiratory limb can include a wall that is at least partly made of a breathable material configured to allow transmission of water vapor but substantially prevent transmission of liquid water. The wall includes first and second openings in the wall, the openings respectively configured to receive a gas at a first temperature and a first relative humidity and to allow the gas to exit having a second temperature and a second relative humidity. The drying expiratory limb can be configured to tailor the temperature drop of the gas along the wall to maintain a relative humidity within a targeted range and/or to maintain the gas temperature above its dew point temperature.
||WO||WO/2014/142674 - A HUMIDIFIER FOR A RESPIRATORY ASSISTANCE DEVICE, A RESPIRATORY ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS AND APPARATUS||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000033||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||VAN SCHALKWYK, Andre|
This invention relates to a humidifier for a respiratory assistance device, a respiratory assistance device comprising a humidifier and related methods and apparatus. The invention particularly provides arrangements for generating vapour by impinging light on metallic and/or carbon based material, particularly in the form of nanoparticles.
||WO||WO/2014/142678 - CATHETER MOUNT WITH SUCTION PORT||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000037||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||MILLAR, Gavin, Walsh|
A catheter mount is configured to be attached to a respiratory apparatus. The catheter mount includes a plurality of ports in fluid communication with each other. The plurality of ports include an interface poll configured to connect to an interface tube, a conduit port configured to connect to a conduit tube, and at least one suction port configured to allow insertion of a suction catheter. The at least one suction port can be positioned to allow the suction catheter, when inserted, access to both the interface port and conduit port.
||WO||WO/2014/142680 - COMPONENTS FOR MEDICAL CIRCUITS||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000039||FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED||MILNE, Robert Andrew David|
An expiratory limb is provided that is configured to remove humidified gases from a patient and configured to provide improved drying performance by providing a tailored temperature profile along the limb. Limbs for providing humidified gases to and/or removing humidified gases from a patient are also provided, the limbs having improved gas residence time at constant volumetric flow rate. The improved residence time can be achieved by providing a limb comprising multiple lumens.
||WO||WO/2014/142673 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING PAYMENT TRANSACTION RECONCILIATION||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000032||GOLLAN, Melissa Linda||GOLLAN, Melissa Linda|
A method for facilitating payment transaction reconciliation is provided. The method includes receiving a purchasing entity identifier at a point of sale. Payment transaction information associated with the purchase, and the purchasing entity identifier, are transmitted to a financial institution providing the payment service used to make the purchase. Merchant transaction information is also transmitted to the financial institution, with the purchasing entity identifier, to be recorded against the payment transaction information.
||WO||WO/2014/142676 - IMPROVEMENTS IN AND RELATING TO LIGHTING SYSTEMS||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000035||NICHOLLS, Lee Anthony||NICHOLLS, Lee Anthony|
According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a removable light source including a light emitting source, a connector for electrically connecting the removable light source to a mains lighting circuit, a secondary power source and a control circuit configured to receive an on/off signal, whereby the control circuit is configured to power the light emitting source on if power is being supplied to the removable light source by the mains lighting circuit, OR power is provided by the secondary power source and the control circuit receives an on signal and power the light emitting source off if power being supplied to the removable light source by the mains lighting circuit ceases and the control circuit does not receive an on signal, OR power is being supplied by the secondary power source and the control circuit receives an off signal.
||WO||WO/2014/142675 - NANOFIBRE AND BIOACTIVE COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED METHODS||18.09.2014||
||PCT/NZ2014/000034||ACTIVE FIBRES LIMITED||VILE, Glenn Francis|
Described herein are compositions in nanofibre form including one or more bioactive compounds releasably incorporated thereon. In one embodiment a composition is described comprising at least one nanofibre and at least one bioactive compound. The nanofibres are formed from a base material that is solubilised with the bioactive or bioactives in an aqueous based solvent solution and the base material and bioactives are together spun via electrospinning to form dry fibres with the bioactives chemically bonded to the nanofibres and the bioactives remaining stable during storage of the composition under ambient conditions substantially free of moisture. On exposure to moisture, the nanofibres dissolve, thereby releasing the bioactives.