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1. WO2020140121 - TRACHEOSTOMY SUPPORT SYSTEM

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CLAIMS

What is claimed are techniques and structures as described and shown, including:

1. A system, comprising:

a multilayered pad configured to be disposed between a shield of a tracheostomy tube and a target, wherein the multilayered pad comprises:

a layer of material configured to provide contact with the target, and at least one expandable compartment disposed on the layer of material and configured to provide contact with the shield of a tracheostomy tube, wherein the at least one expandable compartment is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the at least one expandable compartment and the at least one expandable compartment is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment.

2. A system, comprising:

a multilayered pad configured to be disposed between a shield of a tracheostomy tube and a target, wherein the multilayered pad comprises:

a layer of material configured to provide contact with the target, and an expandable layer of material disposed on the layer of material and configured to provide contact with the shield of a tracheostomy tube, wherein the expandable layer of material is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the expandable layer of material and the expandable layer of material is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the expandable layer of material,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the expandable layer of material.

3. A system, comprising:

a base section; and

at least one expandable compartment disposed on the base section, wherein the at least one expandable compartment is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the at least one expandable compartment and the at least one expandable compartment is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment.

4. A system, comprising:

a base section; and

an expandable layer of material disposed on the base section,

wherein the expandable layer of material is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the expandable layer of material and the expandable layer of material is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the expandable layer of material,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the expandable layer of material.

5. A system, comprising:

a multilayered pad configured to be disposed between a shield of a tracheostomy tube and a target, wherein the multilayered pad comprises:

a first layer of material configured to provide contact with the target, a second layer of material configured to provide contact with the shield of a tracheostomy tube, and

at least one expandable compartment disposed between the first layer of material and the second layer of material,

wherein the at least one expandable compartment is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the at least one expandable compartment and the at least one expandable compartment is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment.

6. A system, comprising:

a multilayered pad configured to be disposed between a shield of a tracheostomy tube and a target, wherein the multilayered pad comprises:

a first layer of material configured to provide contact with the target, a second layer of material configured to provide contact with the shield of a tracheostomy tube, and

an expandable layer of material disposed between the first layer of material and the second layer of material,

wherein the expandable layer of material is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the expandable layer of material and the expandable layer of material is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the expandable layer of material,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the expandable layer of material.

7. A system, comprising:

a base section;

a top section; and

at least one expandable compartment disposed between the base section and the top section,

wherein the at least one expandable compartment is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the at least one expandable compartment and the at least one expandable compartment is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the at least one expandable compartment,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment.

8. A system, comprising:

a base section;

a top section; and

an expandable layer of material disposed between the base section and the top section,

wherein the expandable layer of material is configured to expand when a gas or a liquid is added to the expandable layer of material and the expandable layer of material is configured to contract when a gas or a liquid is removed from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

an interface configured for addition or removal of at least one of:

a gas,

a liquid, or

a gas and a liquid

to or from the expandable layer of material,

wherein the system further comprises

at least one pressure sensor configured to be communicatively coupled to a device configured to control the amount of the gas or the liquid in the expandable layer of material,

wherein the device is configured to receive pressure data from the at least one pressure sensor in a form of digital or analog signals and is further configured, based on the pressure data, cause the device to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the expandable layer of material.

9. The system as in any of claims 3, 4, 7, or 8, wherein the base section is configured to be disposed on one of:

a chest of a person,

an articulating stand,

a support arm,

a support table, or

a support surface .

10. The system as in any of claims 7 or 8, wherein the top section is configured to have a trough adapted for contact with at least one of:

a tube of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, a connection of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a lung ventilator, a tracheostomy tube, a connection of a tracheostomy tube, or an element of a tracheostomy tube.

11. The system as in any of claims 7 or 8, wherein the top section is configured to have a hollow channel inside the top section, wherein the hollow channel is adapted for contact with at least one of:

a tube of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, a connection of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a lung ventilator, a tracheostomy tube, a connection of a tracheostomy tube, or an element of a tracheostomy tube.

12. The system of claim 3, wherein the at least one expandable compartment is configured to have a trough adapted for contact with at least one of:

a tube of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, a connection of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a lung ventilator, a tracheostomy tube, a connection of a tracheostomy tube, or an element of a tracheostomy tube.

13. The system of claim 3, wherein the at least one expandable compartment is configured to have a hollow channel inside the at least one expandable compartment, wherein the hollow channel is adapted for contact with at least one of:

a tube of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, a connection of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a lung ventilator, a tracheostomy tube, a connection of a tracheostomy tube, or an element of a tracheostomy tube.

14. The system of claim 4, wherein the expandable layer of material is configured to have a trough adapted for contact with at least one of:

a tube of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, a connection of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a lung ventilator, a tracheostomy tube, a connection of a tracheostomy tube, or an element of a tracheostomy tube.

15. The system of claim 4, wherein the expandable layer of material is configured to have a hollow channel inside the expandable layer of material, wherein the hollow channel is adapted for contact with at least one of:

a tube of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, a connection of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a ventilator circuit of a lung ventilator, an element of a lung ventilator, a tracheostomy tube, a connection of a tracheostomy tube, or an element of a tracheostomy tube.

16. The system as in any of claims 1, 3, 5, 7, 12, or 13, wherein the system includes at least another expandable compartment.

17. The system as in claim 16, wherein the at least another expandable compartment is

configured to expand independently from the at least one compartment.

18. The system as in any of claims 16 or 17, wherein the at least another expandable

compartment is configured to contract independently from the at least one compartment.

19. The system as in any of claims 16, 17, or 18, wherein the interface is further configured for addition or removal of the gas or the liquid to or from the at least another expandable compartment.

20. The system as in claim 19, wherein the interface is further configured for addition or removal of the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment independently from the addition or removal of the gas or the liquid to or from the at least another expandable compartment.

21. The system as in any of claims 16, 17, 18, or 19, wherein the device is further configured, to cause the device remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment and the at least another expandable compartment.

22. The system as in claim 21, wherein the device is configured to remove or add the gas or the liquid to or from the at least one expandable compartment independently from adding or removing the gas or the liquid to or from the at least another expandable compartment.

23. The system as in any of claims 1-22, wherein the system includes at least one temperature sensor.

24. The system as in any of claims 1-23, wherein the system includes at least one heating element.

25. The system as in claim 23, wherein the system includes at least one heating element.

26. The system as in any of claims 1-25, wherein the system includes at least one chemical sensor configured to sense at least one of:

an ion concentration,

a protein concentration,

a creatine phosphokinase (CPK) concentration,

a hypoxia-induced factor 1 alpha (HIF1 -alpha) concentration,

a matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) concentration,

a zinc concentration, or

a pH level.

27. The system as in any of claims 1-26, wherein the system includes at least one sensor configured to sense moisture.

28. The system as in any of claims 1-27, wherein the system includes a unit communicatively coupled to and configured to receive a reading in a form of a digital or analog signal from at least one of:

a pressure sensor,

a temperature sensor,

a chemical sensor,

a chemical sensor of Claim 26,

a sensor configured to sense moisture,

a sensor configured to sense skin potential,

a sensor configured to sense skin conductance,

a sensor configured to sense skin resistance, or

a sensor configured to sense skin impedance.

29. The system as in any of claims 1-28, wherein the system includes an indicator element configured to emit at least one of:

an audible signal,

a palpable signal,

a visual signal,

an electric signal, or

an electromagnetic signal.

30. The system as in claim 29, wherein the indicator element emits when a reading from at least one of:

a pressure sensor,

a temperature sensor,

a chemical sensor,

a chemical sensor of Claim 26,

a sensor configured to sense moisture,

a sensor configured to sense skin potential,

a sensor configured to sense skin conductance,

a sensor configured to sense skin resistance, or

a sensor configured to sense skin impedance

satisfies a condition.

31. The system as in any of claims 1-30, wherein the system includes at least one actuator configured to produce vibrational movements.

32. The system as in any of claims 1-31, wherein the system includes at least one gyroscope.

33. The system as in claim 32, wherein the gyroscope is configured to provide motion

stabilization for the system.

34. The system as in claim 28, wherein the unit is further communicatively coupled to and configured to receive a reading in a form of a digital or analog signal from at least one of: a heating element,

an actuator configured to produce vibrational movements, or

a gyroscope.

35. The system as in claim 29, wherein the indicator element emits when a reading from at least one of:

a heating element,

an actuator configured to produce vibrational movements, or

a gyroscope

satisfies a condition.

36. The system as in any of claims 1-35, wherein the at least one pressure sensor is disposed proximate to a tracheostomy tube.

37. The system as in any of claims 1-36, wherein the pressure sensor is configured to sense pressure.

38. The system as in any of claims 1-37, wherein the pressure sensor is configured to sense pressure exerted on a target.

39. The system as in any of claims 1-38, wherein the interface of the tracheostomy support system is disposed on at least one of: the base section, the at least one expandable compartment, the at least another expandable compartment, the expandable layer of material, the top section, the first layer of material, or the second layer of material.

40. A method of compensating a pressure exerted on a target which includes providing a system as in any of claims 1-39.

41. A method of compensating a pressure exerted on a target including a system as in any of claims 1-40.

42. A method of compensating a pressure exerted on a target including a system as described in this patent document.

43. A material, article, device or method of manufacture thereof including a system as

described in this patent document.