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Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.

Title
Magnetic force devices, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit
Application Number
10/656861
Publication Number
7188627 (B2)
Application Date
September 6, 2003
Publication Date
March 13, 2007
Inventor
Michael L Reo
Redwood City
CA, US
Ryan P Boucher
San Francisco
CA, US
Peter H Muller
Woodside
CA, US
Jinfang Liu
Lancaster
PA, US
Eric N Doelling
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Ronald G Lax
Tarpon Springs
FL, US
Lionel M Nelson
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Gabriela Tomescu
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Apneon
CA, US
IPC
A61F 5/56
A61B 19/00
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