Patent Number: 6,308,703

Title: Ventilator device

Abstract: The present invention restores the normal low-dose flushing of the lower airways with air from the upper airways, containing nitric oxide (NO) and possible other biologically active agents by aspiration of air from the upper airways and introducing said air in the inspiratory airflow of a ventilator. The inventive apparatus and method is free from the risks associated with traditional administration of exogenous NO.

Inventors: Alving; Kjell (757 57 Uppsala, SE), Lundberg; Jan M. (182 64 Djursholm, SE), Lundberg; Jon (113 31 Stockholm, SE), Weitzberg; Eddie (114 39 Stockholm, SE)


International Classification: A61M 16/00 (20060101); A61M 16/04 (20060101); A61M 16/06 (20060101); A61M 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018