04004579 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 10 patents.

A respiratory assist device comprising, a garment of flexible material extending around the lower region of a wearer's rib cage, and a plurality of elongated compression straps retained on the garment. The straps have separate sets of circumferential side portions located on the garment adjacent opposed sides of the wearer and disposed to cover the lower region of the wearer's rib cage when the garment is worn. The straps have separate sets of end portions extending from the side portions toward a location intermediate the side portions when the garment is worn. The device also has means for separately joining different sets of the end portions, in order that the joining means may be pulled to compress the lower region of the wearer's rib cage and facilitate expiration.

Title
Respiratory assist device
Application Number
5/620647
Publication Number
4004579
Application Date
October 8, 1975
Publication Date
January 25, 1977
Inventor
Richard G Dedo
8629 La Losa Drive, West, Jacksonville, 32217
FL, US
Agent
Powell L Sprunger
IPC
A61H 31/00
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