Control of Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure within each Breath

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Bradley Fuhrman, M.D.
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David Snow
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In obstructive lung diseases, airways tend to become compressed during exhalation, leading to the trapping of air and respiratory failure.  Although there are many continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) devices on the market, they do not allow for adjustment of air pressure within each breath. This invention allows for re-opening of the airways with the use of springs, within each breath, and improves lung function therein treating respiratory failure without impeding cardiac output.
 
Market Applications:

  • Home, ambulatory care, and inpatient settings.
  • Hospitals and Health Care
  • Medical Device/ Biotech

 
Features, Benefits & Advantages

  • Increased Lung Function
  • Reduced Impediment of Cardiac Output

 
Intellectual Property:
A U.S. provisional patent application, 62/141960 was filed 04/02/15 and a PCT application,  16/25784 was filed 04/02/16. 
 
Development Stage:
This invention is at the Prototype stage.