04782832 is referenced by 430 patents and cites 36 patents.

An improved nasal puff assembly is provided which is of particular benefit in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and which is characterized by a gas-delivery puff which fits only in the nose of the patient and is therefore of relatively small size and can be comfortably worn. The nasal puff of the invention advantageously includes a plenum chamber having an inlet and a pair of laterally spaced outlets; a pair of soft synthetic resin nares elements or pillows are operatively coupled with the spaced plenum outlets and are designed for ready adjustability so that the effective positions thereof can be altered individually for permitting custom fitting of the nares elements with respect to the nares of different patients. In this way a relatively small number of different sizes of nasal puff can be modified to meet the needs of virtually all patients.

Title
Nasal puff with adjustable sealing means
Application Number
7/79881
Publication Number
4782832
Application Date
July 30, 1987
Publication Date
November 8, 1988
Inventor
Philip M Metzler
Overland Park
KS, US
Frederick R Rose
Overland Park
KS, US
Roger J Dolida
Kingwood
TX, US
Russell L Trimble
Overland Park
KS, US
Agent
Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins
Assignee
Puritan Bennett Corporation
KS, US
IPC
A61M 15/08
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