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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device and method for monitoring breathing during sleep, control of CPAP treatment, and preventing of apnea. ResCare, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 21, 1993: US05245995 (455 worldwide citation)

A CPAP apparatus including: a variable pressured air source and means to vary the air pressure delivered therefrom; a nose piece for sealed air communication with a patient's respiratory system; an air communication line from the air source to the nose piece; a sound transducer adapted to be in soun ...


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Colin E Sullivan: Device for treating snoring sickness. Somed, Ladas & Parry, July 31, 1990: US04944310 (436 worldwide citation)

A device which may be used in the treatment of snoring sickness. An air blower supplies high volume air at slightly greater than atmospheric pressure to a flexible tube (2). Such air is communicated via tube (2) through nose piece (3), further through flexible tube (4) and a restrictive air outlet d ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Jakob W Bruderer: Nasal mask for CPAP having ballooning/moulding seal with wearers nose and facial contours. The University of Sydney, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 14, 1993: US05243971 (396 worldwide citation)

A nasal mask which is suitable for use in a continuous positive airway pressure system. The mask has a face contacting portion mounted to a shell which is sized and shaped to overfit the nose region of an intended wearer, and the face contacting portion is in the form of a distendable membrane which ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device for monitoring breathing during sleep and control of CPAP treatment that is patient controlled. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, April 6, 1993: US05199424 (267 worldwide citation)

A CPAP apparatus including: a variable pressured air source and means to vary the air pressure delivered therefrom; a nose piece for sealed air communication with a patient's respiratory system; an air communication line from the air source to the nose piece; a sound transducer adapted to be in soun ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device and method for treating obstructed breathing having a delay/ramp feature. ResCare, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, June 4, 1996: US05522382 (231 worldwide citation)

An air flow device and a method useful for the treatment of upper airway disordered breathing. The invention provides an airflow device having a means for delivering variable pressure levels of breathable air to a patient's respiratory system with a means for controlling the time during which the de ...


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Colin E Sullivan: Gas delivery mask. University of Sydney, Holland & Hart, March 21, 2000: US06039044 (90 worldwide citation)

A mask for use in delivering gas to a user and which accommodates relative movement of a connecting gas supply line. The mask has a face contacting portion (28) which is shaped to define a chamber (29) through which gas is delivered to the respiratory tract of the user and, in a preferred form of th ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device and method for nonclinical monitoring of breathing during sleep, control of CPAP treatment and preventing apnea. ResMed, Pillsbury Winthrop, June 4, 2002: US06398739 (87 worldwide citation)

Patient may operate a CPAP system to deliver appropriate airway pressure home. A patient's apnea problem can be diagnosed at home without supervision with a CPAP device which delivers a continuously minimum appropriate pressure for substantially the entire period of therapy.


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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device for monitoring breathing during sleep and ramped control of CPAP treatment. ResMed, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, March 16, 2004: US06705315 (69 worldwide citation)

A CPAP apparatus including: a variable pressured air source and means to vary the air pressure delivered therefrom; a nose piece for sealed air communication with a patient's respiratory system; an air communication line from the air source to the nose piece; a sound transducer adapted to be in ...


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Colin E Sullivan: Biophysical foetal monitor. The Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Nixon & Vanderhye, October 6, 1998: US05817035 (37 worldwide citation)

A device and method for monitoring over a period of time a foetus in a pregnant mammalian animal. A piezoelectric synthetic plastics material detector is applied to the abdomen of the pregnant animal and produces an electrical signal as a result of foetal activity such as foetal body movement, breat ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Paul Wilkie: Nasal mask with integral mouldable straps. Australian Centre for Advanced Medical Technology, Nixon & Vanderhye, May 3, 2005: US06886564 (22 worldwide citation)

A mask for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of a human includes a series of flexible stretchable straps formed from an elastomeric material for locating the mask against the human face. The straps are integrally formed or joined to define a perimeter enclosing an aperture adapted to ...