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Eric W Starr, Mary T Walthour: Two-point/four-point adjustable headgear for gas delivery mask. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, May 21, 1996: US05517986 (249 worldwide citation)

An adjustable headgear for use with reusable or disposable nasal and/or oral gas delivery masks. The headgear includes a cap-like headpiece adapted to fit the crown and back of a patient's head. Lower strap means provide a two-point connection with the gas delivery mask to achieve a comfortable fit ...


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Eric W Starr, John R Pujol, Andrew Serowski: Respiratory mask having a vertically adjustable spacer element that limits seal deformation on a wearers face. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, November 5, 1996: US05570689 (208 worldwide citation)

A respiratory mask including a flexible seal member that is formed to receive nasal and/or oral portions of a user's face. The flexible seal member is adapted to resiliently deform against the facial structure of the user to form a seal therewith when the mask is secured to the user's head by suitab ...


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John R Starr, Eric W Starr, Mary T Walthour: Quick release mechanism for nasal and/or oral gas delivery mask. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, August 15, 1995: US05441046 (207 worldwide citation)

A quick release/connect mechanism used with nasal and/or oral gas delivery masks. The mechanism attaches to the mask and to the head gear, acting as a connection link. While under normal use the connection remains intact. However, when the release cord is pulled, the mechanism is inclined and become ...


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Eric W Starr, John R Starr, Mary T Walthour: Respiratory mask facial seal. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, July 30, 1996: US05540223 (197 worldwide citation)

A flexible, resilient respiratory mask facial seal adapted for confronting engagement with the face of a user to form an annular sealed interface encompassing a predetermined portion of the user's face. The facial seal includes a peripheral wall and an inturned flap seal. The flap seal projects radi ...


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John R Starr, Eric W Starr, William Kaigler, John R Pujol, Pat Devinney, Andrew Serowski: Automatic safety valve and diffuser for nasal and/or oral gas delivery mask. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, August 8, 1995: US05438981 (184 worldwide citation)

A self-regulating valve device adapted for use with respiratory equipment of a type which produces a pressurized flow of breathing gas. The valve device affords automatic access to the ambient atmosphere in the event of respiratory equipment malfunction and includes a primary inlet, a secondary inle ...


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John R Starr, Eric W Starr, William J Kaigler, John Raymond Pujol, Patrick DeVinney, Andrew Serowski: Automatic safety valve for respiratory equipment which is counter-balanced and self-adjusting. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, July 15, 1997: US05647355 (179 worldwide citation)

A self-regulating valve device adapted for use with respiratory equipment of a type which produces a pressurized flow of breathing gas. The valve device affords automatic access to the ambient atmosphere in the event of respiratory equipment malfunction and includes a primary inlet, a secondary inle ...


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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 ...


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Eric W Starr, Michael T Kane, Eugene N Scarberry: Patient monitor and method of using same. Respironics, Michael W Haas, January 25, 2000: US06017315 (105 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring apparatus for monitoring and/or measuring a physiological characteristic of said patient. A user interface having an interior portion communicates with an airway of a user such that substantially all gas inhaled and exhaled by the user enters the interior portion of the user int ...


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Eugene N Scarberry, Eric W Starr, Mark H Sanders, Robert R Rogers, Shari Barnett, Lance Busch: Intraoral apparatus for enhancing airway patency. Respironics, Michael W Haas, April 12, 2005: US06877513 (64 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for selectively positioning intraoral anatomic features of a human patient to enhance upper airway stability for use alone or in combination with positive airway pressure as therapeutic treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and other conditions, such as snoring, which are symptomatic of ...


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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 ...