Ronald L Cotner, Thomas E Asacker: Nasal air mask. SleepNet Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, February 1, 2000: US06019101 (182 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a novel improved nasal mask useful for patients suffering from respiratory ailments such as sleep apnea syndrome. The mask includes a shell having a contoured portion circumscribing the nasal area and side wings through which a retention strap passes. A seal is disposed between the shel ...

Ronald L Cotner, Gerald J Parise, Thomas E Asacker, Bijan Sadrnoori, Robert A Muller: Device and method for the treatment of sleep apnea syndrome. SleepNet, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, July 8, 1997: US05645054 (145 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for the treatment of sleep apnea through the application of real-time, interactive positive airway pressure within the airway of a patient attached to the system. A single sensor is arranged in fluid communication with the airway of the air deli ...