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1. US20210346118 - FACE-MOUNTED, NEGATIVE-PRESSURE ANTECHAMBER

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United States of America
Application Number 17065218
Application Date 07.10.2020
Publication Number 20210346118
Publication Date 11.11.2021
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61B 90/40
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B50/171
40Apparatus fixed or close to patients specially adapted for providing an aseptic surgical environment
A41D 13/11
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
41WEARING APPAREL
DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
13Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches
05protecting only a particular body part
11Protective face masks, e.g. for surgical use, or for use in foul atmospheres
A62B 18/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
62LIFE-SAVING; FIRE-FIGHTING
BDEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
18Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes
02Masks
A62B 23/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
62LIFE-SAVING; FIRE-FIGHTING
BDEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
23Filters for breathing-protection purposes
02for respirators
CPC
A41D 13/11
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
41WEARING APPAREL
DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
13Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches
05protecting only a particular body part
11Protective face masks, e.g. for surgical use, or for use in foul atmospheres
A61B 90/40
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
40Apparatus fixed or close to patients specially adapted for providing an aseptic surgical environment
A61B 17/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
24for use in the oral cavity, larynx, bronchial passages or nose
A62B 23/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
62LIFE-SAVING; FIRE-FIGHTING
BDEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
23Filters for breathing-protection purposes
02for respirators
A61B 2090/401
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
40Apparatus fixed or close to patients specially adapted for providing an aseptic surgical environment
401using air flow
A62B 18/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
62LIFE-SAVING; FIRE-FIGHTING
BDEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
18Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes ; or incorporating a pump or compressor for reducing the inhalation effort
02Masks
Applicants CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Inventors Ashutosh Kacker
Mark Lee
Theodore Schwartz
Title
(EN) FACE-MOUNTED, NEGATIVE-PRESSURE ANTECHAMBER
Abstract
(EN)

Embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for protecting doctors and others from pathogenic microorganisms aerosolized during surgical and other procedures on patients. The systems and methods generally operate by forming a partially-enclosed chamber around the patient's face during the procedure. A facial adapter and facial shield isolate a portion of the patient's face from the surrounding environment. The partially-enclosed chamber is connected to a vacuum source that brings the pathogenic particles through a filter, which further decreases the number of pathogenic particles expelled into the environment.


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