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Peter D Hill: Method and apparatus for providing variable positive airway pressure. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, September 11, 2007: US07267122 (60 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a breathing disorder and, more particularly, a method and apparatus for providing a pressurized air flow to an airway of a patient to treat congestive heart failure in combination with Cheyne-Stokes respiration and/or sleep apnea or other breathing disorders. A po ...


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Douglas M Mechlenburg, Rodger P Gaumond: Muscle stimulating device and method for diagnosing and treating a breathing disorder. RIC Investments, The Penn State Research Foundation, Michael W Haas, May 6, 2008: US07367935 (59 worldwide citation)

A device and method for magnetic stimulation of muscles for the 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 related to dimi ...


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Michael P Czabala: Total delivery oxygen concentration system. Respironics, Michael W Haas, February 12, 2002: US06346139 (57 worldwide citation)

A total delivery oxygen concentration system is provided to supply concentrated oxygen to end users having a variety of oxygen capacity requirements. The system includes a first oxygen concentrating device that may be operated either singularly to produce a first flow of concentrated oxygen or in co ...


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Bernie F Hete, Michael Bobeck: Apparatus and method for providing high frequency variable pressure to a patient. Respironics, Michael W Haas, March 23, 2004: US06708690 (57 worldwide citation)

A high frequency pressure oscillation device and method of providing high frequency pressure oscillations to a patient. The device includes a patient circuit coupling a gas source to an airway of a patient, and a valve disposed in the patient circuit. The valve communicates the gas source with the p ...


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Patrick W Truitt, Kay Herbert: Impeller and a pressure support system and method using such an impeller. Respironics, Michael W Haas, September 23, 2003: US06622724 (57 worldwide citation)

An impeller, a pressure generator using such an impeller, and a pressure support system and method using such a pressure generator to deliver a flow of breathing gas to a patient is disclosed. The impeller enables a pressure of a flow of breathing gas delivered by a pressure support system to a pati ...


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Winslow K Duff, Patrick W Truitt, Douglas W Keeports: Pressure support system with a primary and a secondary gas flow and a method of using same. Respironics, Michael W Haas, August 7, 2001: US06269811 (56 worldwide citation)

A pressure support system that includes a pressure generating system employing a pressure generator that provides a primary flow of gas to a patient and a supplemental gas system providing a supplemental flow of gas to the patient. A selectively acutable valve associated with the supplemental gas sy ...


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Mark C Estes, Janice M Cattano: Sleep apnea treatment apparatus. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, March 21, 2006: US07013892 (56 worldwide citation)

Improved methodology and apparatus for the clinical study and treatment of sleep apnea which incorporates one or more of the following features: (1) application of mono-level, alternating high and low level, or variable positive airway pressure generally within the airway of the patient with the mon ...


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Andrew Serowski: Combined patient interface and exhaust assembly. Respironics, Michael W Haas, July 1, 2003: US06584977 (56 worldwide citation)

A combined patient interface and integrated exhaust assembly that passes a controlled flow of gas from an interior of a patient interface to ambient atmosphere at a predetermined flow rate irrespective of variations of pressure in the interior of the patient interface device relative to ambient atmo ...


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Michael P Czabala: Total delivery oxygen concentration system. Respironics, Michael W Haas, November 12, 2002: US06478857 (55 worldwide citation)

A total delivery oxygen concentration system is provided to supply concentrated oxygen to end users having a variety of oxygen capacity requirements. The system includes a first oxygen concentrating device that may be operated either singularly to produce a first flow of concentrated oxygen or in co ...


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Steven A Kimmel, Gregory Yurko, William A Truschel: Pressure support compliance monitoring system. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, June 28, 2005: US06910481 (53 worldwide citation)

A compliance monitoring system and method in which a modular compliance monitor is selectively disposed in-line in a patient circuit of a pressure support system. The monitor includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, each of which is selectively connectable to the patient circuit so that the ...