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1. (WO2004026382) APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING HUMIDIFIED GASES

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/026382    International Application No.:    PCT/NZ2003/000214
Publication Date: Apr 1, 2004 International Filing Date: Sep 17, 2003
IPC: A61M 16/00
A61M 16/10
A61M 16/16
Applicants: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
KRAMER, Martin, Paul, Friedrich
MAKINSON, Ian, Douglas
BIGGS, Philip, James
DICKINSON, Philip, John
Inventors: KRAMER, Martin, Paul, Friedrich
MAKINSON, Ian, Douglas
BIGGS, Philip, James
DICKINSON, Philip, John
Title: APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING HUMIDIFIED GASES
Abstract:
An apparatus for delivering humidified gases has a connection manifold (8) adapted to connect with inlet (5) and outlet (6) ports of a slide-on water chamber (2) in a single slide on motion. Connection of the gases inlet (5) and gases outlet (6) ports as well as any additional electrical and/or pneumatic connections are all made in the same slide on motion. The water chamber (2) may include inwardly extending elongate extension tubes (30,31) and at least one of the extension tubes may also have an air bleed aperture (33) to aid filling of the chamber (2).