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David M Rapoport, I Barry Sorkin: Method and apparatus for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, April 7, 1987: US04655213 (274 worldwide citation)

A nose mask assembly for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea which is comprised of a nose mask adapted to be sealed over the nose of a patient, an inlet for supplying a continuous positive pressure of air to the mask and a threshold valve to release air from the mask.


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Polysomnograph scoring. New York University, Darby & Darby, March 31, 1998: US05732696 (193 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for scoring EEG, EMG and EOG data, for sleep stages, in order to simulate the scoring results achieved by human scorers in which a general determination is initially made of the presence or absence of a plurality of elemental events. This determination is employed to develop t ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman, Roger A Gruenke: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Fulwider Lee & Utecht Patton, July 16, 1996: US05535739 (189 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention relates to ...


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David M Rapoport: Method and apparatus for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, November 19, 1991: US05065756 (182 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea wherein a continuous positive pressure is supplied to a nose mask from a threshold valve via a flexible tube, and air is discharged from the mask via vent holes in the mask for rapid discharge of exhaled air.


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David M Rapoport: Method and apparatus for continuous adjustment of positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 9, 1994: US05335654 (175 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a CPAP flow generator is employed to direct air to a nasal mask fitted to a patient. The airflow from the generator is monitored, and the flow and/or pressure is increased when the waveform of the airflow exhibits characteristics corresponding to flow lim ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 13, 1996: US05490502 (169 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention relates t ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 8, 1998: US05803066 (148 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting obstructive apnea and optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In par ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman, Roger A Gruenke: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Puritan Bennett Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 9, 2001: US06299581 (100 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention rela ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Method for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 20, 1996: US05546933 (90 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention relates t ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 3, 2002: US06488634 (52 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention rela ...