06283119 is referenced by 131 patents and cites 21 patents.

A compressor driven by a motor sends to a nasal mask a breathable gas at a low positive relative pressure whereby the motor is controlled to maintain the pressure in the delivery pipe of the compressor substantially equal to a set point, independently of the inspiration and expiration of the patient, a computer receiving on an input a motor speed signal as a parameter representative of the respiratory activity of the patient and analyzing the motor speed variations whereby the computer will increase the pressure set point if necessary or reduces the pressure set point by a predetermined amount depending upon whether there is a hypopnoea or the absence thereof.

Title
Breathing aid apparatus in particular for treating sleep apnoea
Application Number
8/839459
Publication Number
6283119 (B1)
Application Date
April 14, 1997
Publication Date
September 4, 2001
Inventor
Guy Bourdon
Verrieres le Buisson
US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
US
Assignee
Nellcor Puritan Bennett France Developpement
US
IPC
A61M 16/00
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