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Reuben W Edgar Jr, August J Allo Jr, Paul B Gunneson, Jesus D Martin, John R DelFavero, Michael B Jaffe: Method, apparatus and system for removing motion artifacts from measurements of bodily parameters. RIC Investments, TraskBritt, October 26, 2004: US06810277 (219 worldwide citation)

A method for removing motion artifacts from devices for sensing bodily parameters and apparatus and system for effecting same. The method includes analyzing segments of measured data representing bodily parameters and possibly noise from motion artifacts. Each segment of measured data may correspond ...


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Mark C Estes, John Fiore, Douglas M Mechlenburg, Heather Ressler, Jeff Kepler: Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, August 23, 2005: US06932084 (181 worldwide citation)

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 d ...


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George Zonios, Vijay K Iyer, Uday S Shankar: Adaptive calibration for pulse oximetry. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, January 4, 2005: US06839580 (130 worldwide citation)

A method for calibrating a pulse oximeter device and an apparatus incorporating the method and a system for utilizing the method. The method is based on modeling light propagation in tissue at two wavelengths, typically, one in the red and one in the infrared range of the spectrum. A formula is deri ...


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Peter Ho, Marcel D Jaffre: Universal fitting headgear. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, October 19, 2004: US06805117 (129 worldwide citation)

A universally fitting headgear that is readily adjustable to a variety of different sized patients and that couples a patient interface device to an airway of the patient. The headgear includes a headpiece that fits on the user's heal in a cap-like fashion. The circumference of the headpiece is ...


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Reuben W Edgar Jr, August J Allo Jr, Paul B Gunneson, Jesus D Martin, John R DelFavero, Michael B Jaffe: Method, apparatus and system for removing motion artifacts from measurements of bodily parameters. RIC Investments, TraskBritt, July 4, 2006: US07072702 (116 worldwide citation)

A method for removing motion artifacts from devices for sensing bodily parameters and apparatus and system for effecting same. The method includes analyzing segments of measured data representing bodily parameters and possibly noise from motion artifacts. Each segment of measured data may correspond ...


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Ronald J Zdrojkowski, Mark H Sanders, Mark Estes: Breathing gas delivery method and apparatus. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, September 27, 2005: US06948497 (102 worldwide citation)

An improved methodology and systems for delivery of breathing gas such as for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea through application of alternating high and low level positive airway pressure within the airway of the patient with the high and low airway pressure being coordinated with the spon ...


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Kevin Bowen, Daniel Jonczak, Gregory Yurko, Douglas M Mechlenburg, Winslow K Duff, Mark D Angelo: Method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling a medical device. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, June 5, 2007: US07225809 (98 worldwide citation)

A medical device, such as pressure support system, and a method of communicating with such a device using an information storage device. The information storage device, in one embodiment, is adapted to be provided in a slot in the medical device so that information for controlling the operating of t ...


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Jerome Matula Jr, Peter Chi Fai Ho, Jason P Eaton, Elias G Diacopoulos, Steven B Radney: Patient interface assembly supported under the mandible. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, February 20, 2007: US07178525 (92 worldwide citation)

A patient interface system having a patient interface and chin support system for supporting the patient interface on the patient and for supplying a flow of gas from a patient circuit to the patient interface. In one embodiment, the chin support is formed from flexible hollow chambered support and ...


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Ho Peter, Matula Jerome, Lordo Richard J, Busch Lance, Andrews Derrik, Stonis Luke, Von, Dolhen Chris: Patient interface assembly and system using same. Ric Investments, GASTINEAU Cheryl L, March 3, 2005: WO/2005/018523 (90 worldwide citation)

A patient interface assembly (10) that includes a patient interface device (12), a headgear (22), and coupling member (76, 78, 179, 206) joining the interface device to a headgear assembly. In one embodiment, a spring (124, 184, 186) biases the patient interface device against the patient’s face whe ...


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Mehdi M Jafari, Gardner J Kimm, Karrie McGuigan: Medical ventilator triggering and cycling method and mechanism. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, February 21, 2006: US07000612 (89 worldwide citation)

A medical ventilator system and method that triggers, cycles, or both based on patient effort, which is determined from cross-correlating patient flow and patient pressure. The medical ventilator is also controlled such that sensitivity to a patient initiated trigger increases as the expiratory phas ...