Apparatus for delivering humidified gases

  • US 8,550,072 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2011
  • Issued: 10/08/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for use in humidified gases delivery treatment comprising:

  • a first housing including;

    a heater base,a pressurised gases outlet adapted to make separable fluid connection with an inlet of a water chamber,a humidified gases return adapted to make separable fluid connection with an outlet of said chamber, and being adjacent to, and aligned with said pressurised gases outlet, such that both said separable connections are made by a single motion, andsaid single motion also urges a base of said chamber in contact with said heater base,a second housing including a blower for generating a supply of pressurised gases, said second housing adapted to engage with said first housing and make fluid connection between said blower and said pressurised gases outlet,said apparatus further comprising a patient outlet in fluid connection with said humidified gases return for delivering gases to a patient via a breathing tube.

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