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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling: Systems and methods for moving and/or restraining the tongue in the oral cavity. Apneon, Ryan Krumholz & Manion S C, October 18, 2005: US06955172 (124 worldwide citation)

Systems and related methods treat snoring and other sleep related disorders by stabilizing the position of a tongue in an oral cavity. The systems and methods employ an operative element sized and configured to be fitted to less mobile tissue in the oral cavity. The operative element is further cons ...


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H Muller, Ryan P Boucher, Michael L Reo: Magnetic force devices, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngeal conduit. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, Gabriela Tomescu, March 13, 2007: US07188627 (103 worldwide citation)

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.


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Lionel M Nelson, Eric N Doelling, Ronald G Lax, Jinfang Liu, Ryan P Boucher, Allan R Will: Devices, systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of body, such as the pharyngeal conduit. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, April 22, 2008: US07360542 (88 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods develop static and/or kinetic and/or pressure forces to fixate or brace tissue in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit.


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling: Systems and methods for moving and/or restraining tissue in the upper respiratory system. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 6, 2008: US07367340 (75 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods selectively stabilize tissue in the oral cavity. The systems and methods implant a first implant element in a bone region within an oral cavity and implant a second implant element in a tongue region within the oral cavity. The systems and methods resist posterior movement of the ...


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling: Systems and methods for moving and/or restraining tissue in the oral cavity. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 11, 2006: US07073505 (72 worldwide citation)

Systems and related methods stabilize tissue in an airway using material which is sized and configured to be fitted to surface tissue in the airway and which is magnetically attracted toward a magnetized material to stabilize a preferred tissue orientation. The systems and related methods can be use ...


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Nelson Lionel M, Lax Ronald G, Doelling Eric N: Systems and methods for moving and/or restraining tissue in the upper respiratory system. Apneon, RYAN Daniel D, March 18, 2004: WO/2004/021869 (30 worldwide citation)

Systems and related methods stabilize tissue in the oral cavity and airway, e.g., the soft palate/uvula and/or tongue.


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Nelson Lionel M, Lax Ronald G, Doelling Eric N, Liu Jinfang, Muller Peter H, Boucher Ryan, Reo Michael: Magnetic force devices, systems, and methods for resisting tissue collapse within the pharyngal conduit. Apneon, RYAN Daniel D, March 18, 2004: WO/2004/021870 (24 worldwide citation)

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.


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Lionel M Nelson, Ronald G Lax, Eric N Doelling: Systems and methods for moving and/or restraining tissue in the upper respiratory system. Apneon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, Gabriela Tomescu, May 15, 2007: US07216648 (19 worldwide citation)

Systems and related methods stabilize tissue in the oral cavity and airway, e.g., the soft palate/uvula and/or tongue. The systems and methods employ an operative element sized and configured to be fitted to less mobile tissue in the oral cavity. The operative element is further constructed and arra ...


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Nelson Lionel M, Liu Jinfang, Boucher Ryan, Doelling Eric N, Stine Greg, Jones Lawrence R: Devices, systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of body, such as the pharyngeal conduit. Apneon, RYAN Daniel D, October 7, 2004: WO/2004/084709 (15 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods incorporate implant structures, and/or implantation devices, and/or surgical implantation techniques, to make possible the treatment of physiologic conditions, such as sleep disordered breathing, with enhanced effectiveness.


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Nelson Lionel M, Doelling Eric N, Lax Ronald G, Liu Jinfang, Boucher Ryan P, Will Allan R: Devices systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of the body, such as the pharyngeal conduit. Apneon, Nelson Lionel M, Doelling Eric N, Lax Ronald G, Liu Jinfang, Boucher Ryan P, Will Allan R, RYAN Daniel D, June 9, 2005: WO/2005/051292 (13 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods develop static and/or kinetic and/or pressure forces to fixate or brace tissue in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit.