Low source impedance insufflator

Data di pubblicazione

21-10-2021

Codice

DEIB.19.070.A

Stato

Disponibile

Data di prioritĂ 

02-12-2019

Fase

Dutch and PCT Patent

Titolare

Politecnico di Milano, Erasmus MC

Dipartimento

Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering

Autori

DellacĂ  Raffaele, Sterke Frank, Van Weteringen Willem, Vlot Johnny

Descrizione

In an aspect of the invention there is provided an insufflator apparatus for exposing structures within a cavity of the human body for a diagnostic and/or therapeutic endoscopic procedure, comprising: an insufflation gas supply valve, adapted to provide insufflation gas to a pressure regulator; the pressure regulator, adapted to supply insufflation gas into the cavity of the human body via an input mechanism attachable to the human body, a means for determining a pressure level in the body cavity; an insufflator vent mechanism adapted to release excess insufflation gas volume returning from the pressure regulator; an insufflator controller arranged to real-time adapt an insufflation rate of said insufflation gas via said gas supply valve and vent mechanism at a set average pressure level in the body cavity in accordance with the means tor determining the pressure level in the body cavity; and wherein the pressure regulator has a limited volume for temporarily storing a gas returning from the body cavity to thereby avoid transient pressure deviations from the set average pressure level in the body cavity, e,g. due to coughing or mechanical ventilation and allowing the gas to return to the body cavity to maintain the set average pressure.

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