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A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system involves applying a gain to flow rate of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and/or expiratory phases of a respiratory cycle to deliver the pressurized gas in proportion to the respective gains during inspiration and/or expiration. A base pressure may be applied in addition to the gain-modified pressures and an elevated pressure profile may be employed to assist or control inspiration. The system may be fully automated responsive to feedback provided by a flow sensor that determines the estimated patient flow rate. A leak computer can be included to instantaneously calculate gas leakage from the system. The system may be utilized in connection with conventional continuous positive airway pressure treatments, such as CPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure equipment to effect various beneficial treatment applications.

Title
Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient
Application Number
10/304590
Publication Number
6932084 (B2)
Application Date
November 26, 2002
Publication Date
August 23, 2005
Inventor
Jeff Kepler
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Heather Ressler
New Alexandria
PA, US
Douglas M Mechlenburg
Murrysville
PA, US
John Fiore
Monroeville
PA, US
Mark C Estes
Sylmar
CA, US
Agent
Michael W Haas
Assignee
RIC Investments
DE, US
IPC
A61M 016/00
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