David Burton: Vigilance monitoring system. Compumedics, Fulbright & Jaworski L, June 10, 2003: US06575902 (190 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for determining a vigilance state of a subject such as a driver of a vehicle or the like. The apparatus includes means (

David Burton, Allan Wallace: Dual-pressure blower for positive air pressure device. Compumedics Sleep, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, February 26, 2002: US06349724 (154 worldwide citation)

A gas compression and delivery device for treatment of sleep disorders. The device has a motor, at least one impeller, and two air pressure chambers, each receiving air at a different pressure, one pressure applied to a patient during inspiration and one for expiration. A mask having a dual pressure ...

Donald R Durousseau: FMRI compatible electrode and electrode placement techniques. Compumedics, Fulbright & Jaworski L, March 16, 2004: US06708051 (89 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for monitoring an electrophysiological signal within a magnetically sensitive apparatus comprises a stretchable elastic cap having a plurality of electrode holders designed to be filled with a conductive electrolyte. Electrodes are disposed within the electrode holders and leads extend ...

David Burton: Controlliing gas or drug delivery to patient. Compumedics, Fulbright & Jaworski L, August 13, 2002: US06431171 (69 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for controlling gas delivery to a patient, to maintain effective respiratory function. The apparatus includes sensors for monitoring one or more physiological variables such as breathing airflow sound, EEG, EOG, ENG, and/or patient position. The apparatus includes a determin ...

David Burton: Apparatus for gas delivery. Compumedics, Fulbright & Jaworski L, June 4, 2002: US06397845 (68 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling gas delivery to a patient is disclosed, wherein delivery is adapted to maintain a physiological sleep state. The apparatus includes a monitoring device that monitors EEG, EOG, EMG, patient position and patient breathing. The apparatus also contains a microprocessor, whic ...

Manfred Fuchs, Stephen F Sands: Online source reconstruction for eeg/meg and ecg/mcg. Compumedics, Sughrue Mion PLLC, November 23, 2010: US07840248 (45 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the present invention includes an EEG system comprising of sensors which are utilized to gather an electromagnetic signal from a patient; a signal processing system; and a computer system. The computer system is configured to support multiple threads of execution. The computer sys ...

David Burton: Bio-mask. Compumedics, Fulbright & Jaworski L, April 17, 2007: US07204250 (43 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a breathing mask for use in monitoring a patient. The mask can have sensors on the body of the mask and on the associated straps or caps. The mask can be used to monitor breathing problems or to monitor a patient during anesthesia. The data acquired from the mask sensors and ...

David Burton, Jiang Hong Tan: Respiratory inductive plethysmography band transducer. Compumedics Sleep, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, November 7, 2000: US06142953 (40 worldwide citation)

A device for reliably and non-invasively measuring respiration rates and effort by encircling the patient's chest with a device having a large section of inelastic belt attached to a small section of elastic material. The elastic material having two magnetic tapes with wire windings thereon proximat ...

David Burton, Eugene Zilberg: Methods and apparatus for monitoring consciousness. Compumedics, Sughrue Mion PLLC, August 10, 2010: US07774052 (31 worldwide citation)

The systems of the present invention provide improved accuracy in monitoring, analysing, detecting, predicting and/or providing alerts and alarms associated with depth of anaesthesia, depth of consciousness, hypnotic state, sedation depth, fatigue or vigilance of a subject, with as few as 3 surface ...

David Burton, Eugene Zilberg: Method and apparatus for maintaining and monitoring sleep quality during therapeutic treatments. Compumedics, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, December 6, 2011: US08069852 (30 worldwide citation)

The present invention monitors and interprets physiological signals and spontaneous breathing events to detect the onset of arousal. Once the onset of arousal is determined, the present invention determines adjustments that are needed in the operation of a therapeutic device to avoid or minimize aro ...