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1. (WO2018178331) MOISTURE WICKING CONDUIT AND SYSTEM CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/178331    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/058287
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 31 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61M 16/08
A61M 39/08
F16L 11/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: HLOPICK, Stephen George
HAIBACH, Richard Thomas
Title: MOISTURE WICKING CONDUIT AND SYSTEM CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
A conduit for use in a pressure support system for communicating a flow of pressurized gas to the airway of a patient includes a first strip of a first material disposed helically about a central longitudinal axis such that subsequent helical convolutions of the first strip are disposed adjacent each other, and a second strip of a second material disposed helically about the central longitudinal axis along the first strip. The second strip is coupled between the subsequent helical convolutions of the first strip so as to form a hollow conduit. The first material is structured to prevent the passage of fluids therethrough. The second material is structured to allow passage of a liquid therethrough while inhibiting passage of gases therethrough.