Patent Number: 6,308,706

Title: Device and process for monitoring the respiration parameters of an artificial respiration system

Abstract: A device is disclosed for monitoring the respiration parameters of an artificial respiration system. The proposed device has a treatment device including a filter and/or heat-and moisture exchanger fitted in a respiration tube system and is based on evaluation by a monitoring unit of pressure and/or flow-rate values in the respiration system. Inside the respiration system, pressure sensors are provided upstream and downstream of a flow resistance in the treatment device and pressure sensors are provided upstream and downstream of another flow resistance suitable as a reference. The signals from the pressure sensors are fed to the monitoring unit which determines the respiration parameters from the pressure difference .DELTA.p.sub.3 above the flow resistance in the treatment device, the pressure difference .DELTA.p.sub.4 above the other flow resistance suitable as a reference within the respiration system, and from the time t.

Inventors: Lammers; Leon (NL-2133 DN Hoofddorp, NL), Cornelius-Lorenz; Karl Siegfried (D-37083 Gottingen, DE), Zuchner; Klaus (D-37073 Gottingen, DE)

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International Classification: A61B 5/087 (20060101); A61B 5/08 (20060101); A61M 16/10 (20060101); A61M 16/00 (20060101); A61M 16/08 (20060101); A61M 016/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018