1
Mark C Estes, John Fiore, Douglas M Mechlenburg, Heather Ressler, Jeff Kepler: Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, August 23, 2005: US06932084 (181 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 a gain to flow rate of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and/or expiratory phases of a respiratory cycle to d ...


2
Mark C Estes, Douglas M Mechlenburg, John H Fiore: Method and apparatus for providing positive airway pressure to a patient. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, August 22, 2000: US06105575 (179 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 ...


3
Douglas M Mechlenburg, Steven A Kimmel, John H Fiore: Sleep apnea treatment apparatus and passive humidifier for use therewith. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, July 23, 1996: US05537997 (140 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for delivering pressurized gas to the airway of a patient including: a gas flow generator for providing a flow of gas, a breathing appliance for sealingly communicating with the airway of the patient, and a conduit for delivery of the gas flow to the airway of the patient, the conduit havi ...


4
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 ...


5
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 ...


6
Kevin Bowen, Daniel Jonczak, Gregory Yurko, Douglas M Mechlenburg, Winslow K Duff, Mark D Angelo: Method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling a medical device. RIC Investments, Michael W Haas, June 5, 2007: US07225809 (98 worldwide citation)

A medical device, such as pressure support system, and a method of communicating with such a device using an information storage device. The information storage device, in one embodiment, is adapted to be provided in a slot in the medical device so that information for controlling the operating of t ...


7
Mark C Estes, Janice M Cattano, Douglas M Mechlenburg: Sleep apnea treatment apparatus having multiple ramp cycles. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, February 20, 1996: US05492113 (90 worldwide citation)

Improved methodology and apparatus for the treatment of sleep apnea through (1) 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 spontaneous respiration of the patient, (2) usage o ...


8
Stefanie Lattner, Douglas M Mechlenburg: Vestibular stimulation system and method. Respironics, Michael W Haas, November 6, 2001: US06314324 (81 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method in which the portions of the labyrinth associated with the labyrinthine sense and/or the nerves associated therewith are stimulated to perform at least one of the following functions: augment or control a patient's respiratory function, open the patient's airway, in ...


9
Douglas M Mechlenburg, Steven A Kimmel, John H Fiore: Sleep apnea treatment apparatus and passive humidifier for use therewith. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, August 12, 1997: US05655522 (80 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for delivering pressurized gas to the airway of a patient including: a gas flow generator for providing a flow of gas, a breathing appliance for sealingly communicating with the airway of the patient, and a conduit for delivery of the gas flow to the airway of the patient, the conduit havi ...


10
Douglas M Mechlenburg, Steven A Kimmel, John H Fiore: Sleep apnea treatment apparatus. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, July 30, 1996: US05540219 (78 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for delivering pressurized gas to the airway of a patient including: a gas flow generator for providing a flow of gas, a breathing appliance for sealingly communicating with the airway of the patient, and a conduit for delivery of the gas flow to the airway of the patient, the conduit havi ...