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Douglas M Mechlenburg, Roger Paul Gaumond: Muscle stimulating device and method for diagnosing and treating a breathing disorder. Respironics, The Penn State Research Foundation, Michael W Haas, August 3, 2004: US06770022 (125 worldwide citation)

A device and method for magnetic stimulation of muscles for the diagnosis and relief of a breathing disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea is disclosed. Magnetic stimulation is used to stimulate muscles which serve to stabilize the upper airway of an individual whose nocturnal apneic events are r ...


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Mark C Estes, Douglas M Machlenburg, John H Fiore: Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient. Respironics, Michael W Haas, August 26, 2003: US06609517 (119 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 separate and independent gains to flow rates of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and expiratory phases of a ...


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Ronald J Zdrojkowski, Mark Estes: Breathing gas delivery method and apparatus. Respironics, Michael W Haas, October 23, 2001: US06305374 (114 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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Stefanie Lattner, Eric W Starr, Eugene N Scarberry, Douglas M Mechlenburg: Intraoral electromuscular stimulation device and method. Respironics, Michael W Haas, April 3, 2001: US06212435 (114 worldwide citation)

An intraoral electromuscular stimulation device and method to treat a breathing disorder. The stimulation device includes a first electrode, a first support member that maintains the first electrode in a sublingual location posterior to a frenulum and proximate to one of a first molar, a second mola ...


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Ronald J Zdrojkowski, Mark Estes: Breathing gas delivery method and apparatus. Respironics, Michael W Haas, February 29, 2000: US06029664 (106 worldwide citation)

A method of detecting changes in a person's respiration between inspiration and expiration by monitoring of gas flow characteristics.


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Brian M Fudge, Kimberly A Golden, David R Rich: Pulse oximetry sensor and dispensing method. Respironics Novametrix, Michael W Haas, December 30, 2003: US06671532 (106 worldwide citation)

An oximetry sensor that can be easily applied and attached to a portion of the body of a patient in a noninvasive manner is provided. The oximetry sensor of the present invention includes an adhesive wrap member for use with reusable pulse oximetry sensor electronics (e.g., an LED assembly and a pho ...


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Eric W Starr, Michael T Kane, Eugene N Scarberry: Patient monitor and method of using same. Respironics, Michael W Haas, January 25, 2000: US06017315 (105 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring apparatus for monitoring and/or measuring a physiological characteristic of said patient. A user interface having an interior portion communicates with an airway of a user such that substantially all gas inhaled and exhaled by the user enters the interior portion of the user int ...


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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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Gregory Yurko: Automatic slope adjustment for bi-levelpressure support system. Respironics, Michael W Haas, November 4, 2003: US06640806 (102 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for a bi-level positive airway pressure support in which the rise time from the expiratory positive airway pressure to the inspiratory positive airway pressure is automatically controlled by the pressure support system. The pressure support system includes a sensor, a control ...


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Brian M Fudge, Kimberley A Golden, David R Rich: Pulse oximetry sensor and dispensing method. Respironics Novametrix, Michael W Haas, September 6, 2005: US06941162 (100 worldwide citation)

An oximetry sensor that can be easily applied and attached to a portion of the body of a patient in a noninvasive manner is provided. The oximetry sensor of the present invention includes an adhesive wrap member for use with reusable pulse oximetry sensor electronics (e.g., an LED assembly and a pho ...