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Eric W Starr, Michael T Kane, Eugene N Scarberry: Patient monitor and method of using same. Respironics, Michael W Haas, April 8, 2003: US06544192 (52 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring apparatus for quantatively measuring a physiological characteristic of a patient. A first patient interface communicates with an airway of a patient such that substantially all gas inhaled and exhaled by the patient passes through the first patient interface. One or more vent el ...


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Greg Matthews, Winslow K Duff, Daniel Martin, Uday S Shankar, Heather Ressler: Auto-titration bi-level pressure support system and method of using same. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, May 10, 2011: US07938114 (51 worldwide citation)

A bi-level pressure support system and method of treating disordered breathing that optimizes the pressure delivered to the patient during inspiration and expiration to treat the disordered breathing while minimizing the delivered pressure for patient comfort. The pressure generating system generate ...


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Jerome Matula Jr, Jason P Eaton, Steven C Stegman, Luke Stonis, Greg Merz, Keith Grider, Nic Davirro, Chris Von Dohen: Patient interface device. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, December 28, 2010: US07856982 (50 worldwide citation)

A patient interface device that includes a frame sized and configured to span at least a portion of a patient's face while remaining below the patient's eyes when the patient interface device is donned by the patient. A support member is coupled to the frame such that the support member is moveable ...


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Daniel Kuehn: Pressure support system having a two-piece assembly. Respironics, Michael W Haas, January 4, 2005: US06837260 (49 worldwide citation)

A pressure support system that includes a first housing member and a second housing member. The first housing member has a first plurality of cavities defined therein, and the second housing member has a second plurality of cavities defined therein. The first and second plurality of cavities coopera ...


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Peter L Bliss, Charles R Atlas Jr, Scott Cameron Halperin: Portable oxygen concentrator. Respironics Oxytec, Michael W Haas, February 12, 2008: US07329304 (48 worldwide citation)

A portable oxygen concentrator includes a pair of sieve beds having first and second ends, a compressor for delivering air to the first ends of the sieve beds, a reservoir communicating with the second ends of the sieve beds, and an air manifold attached to the first ends of the sieve beds. The air ...


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Jeffrey Kepler, Michael E Mort, Richard A Seman Jr, Mark DiMatteo, Christopher J McCracken, James S Vreeland, Steven B Radney, Michael Bobeck, Allan Cameron, David P Chastain, Patrick F McDermott, William J Palm, Roy A Thompson: Modular pressure support system. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, March 16, 2010: US07677246 (47 worldwide citation)

A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is also a ...


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Michael B Jaffe, David R Rich, John A Triunfo Jr, Paul B Gunneson, Eric P Wigforss: Reliability-enhanced apparatus operation for re-breathing and methods of effecting same. NTC Technology, Michael W Haas, June 10, 2003: US06575164 (46 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enhancing reliability of, and monitoring the operation of airway valves to enhance patient safety. Pneumatic control line pressure (positive or negative) for actuation of the airway valve may be specified at a given magnitude or within a selected range and monitored continu ...


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Shari S Barnett, Joseph M Miceli, Peter Ho, Kristine K Sabo: Nasal mask and system using same. Respironics, Michael W Haas, November 1, 2005: US06959710 (44 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a nasal mask assembly that includes a seal member defined from a unitary piece of elastomeric material. The seal member defines a nose receiving cavity and has a first end portion and a second end portion generally opposite the first end portion. A first opening in th ...


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Ralph E Kopacko, Zachary D Paul, Shari S Barnett: Respiratory mask. Ric Investments, Michael W Haas, February 23, 2010: US07665464 (44 worldwide citation)

A respiratory mask having a flexible, mask seal portion for engagement with the face of a user, a gel forehead cushion and a rotatable elbow coupling having integral exhaust ports. The mask seal portion has a thin section which permits the mask to more easily adapt to the contour of the face of the ...


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Leslie E Mace, David R Rich, Randall J Terry, John A Triunfo Jr, Anthony T Pierry, Michael J R Polson: Face mask for gas monitoring during supplemental oxygen delivery. Respironics, Michael W Haas, February 28, 2006: US07004168 (44 worldwide citation)

A face mask including a gas monitoring capability for improved patient management in combination with improved efficiency of supplemental oxygen delivery to the patient is provided. The face mask of the present invention is configured to direct substantially all of the inspiratory and expiratory gas ...