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PORTABLE FLUIDIC HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
485
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
485
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nimbus, Inc.
2945 KILGORE RD Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: PORTABLE FLUIDIC HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATOR
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH WHICH INDICATES THAT HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATION (HFJV) IS AN EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR MAINTAINING RESPIRATORY FUNCTION. WITH THIS TYPEOF APPROACH, THE NORMAL TIDAL VOLUME INSPIRATION/EXPIRATION CYCLE IS REPLACED WITH A SMALL HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATORY FLOW ADMINISTERED DIRECTLY TO THE AIRWAY BY A SMALL PERCUT- ANEOUS ACCESS. THE HIGH FREQUENCY VENTILATION CONCEPT SHOULD LEND ITSELF TO INCORPORATION INTO A SHALL, PORTABLE, AND SELF-CONTAINED VENTILATOR. IT APPEARS THAT A MOST FEASIBLE WAY OF ACCOMPLISHING THIS IS THROUGH THE USE OF FLUIDIC TECHNOLOGY TO THE CONCEPT OF AN HFJV WITH THE OBJEC-TIVE OF DEMONSTRATING THAT THESE TWO EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES CAN BE COMBINED TO PRODUCE A PRACTICAL AND USEFUL CLINICAL DEVICE. THE SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE PROGRAM ARE TO: (1) SHOW THAT AN ALL-PNEUMATIC DRIVEN AND CONTROLLED CIRCUIT CAN PROVIDE BASIC HFJV FUNCTIONS; (2) ESTABLISH THAT EFFECTIVE VENTILATION IS ACHIEVABLE WITH THE ALL-PNEUMATIC HFJV SYSTEMAND (3) DEMONSTRATE THAT A SMALL, PORTABLE SELF-CONTAINED HFJV SYSTEM IS A PRACTICAL DESIGN CONCEPT.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth C. Butler
9166381444

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nimbus Inc.
2945 Kilgore Road Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No