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 ...

Colin E Sullivan: Device for treating snoring sickness. Somed, Ladas & Parry, July 31, 1990: US04944310 (435 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 ...

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 ...

E Bruce Toby, Randall J Huebner: Connective tissue repair system. Kolisch Hartwell PC, March 18, 2008: US07343920 (346 worldwide citation)

Systems, including apparatus and methods, for repairing injured connective tissue. These systems may include, among others, a surgical stapler and staples for repairing partially or completely severed tendons and/or ligaments.

Philip Rodney Kwok, Robert Edward Styles: Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor. ResMed, Holland & Hart, September 5, 2000: US06112746 (330 worldwide citation)

A nasal cushion (30) comprises a substantially triangularly shaped frame (32) from which extends a membrane (34). The frame (32) has a scalloped edge (36) by which the cushion (30) is affixed to a mask body. The membrane (34) has an aperture (38) into which the wearer's nose is received. The membran ...

Philip Rodney Kwok, Willedwin John Grant, Robert Stephen Matchett: Forehead support for facial mask. Resmed, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, September 19, 2000: US06119693 (299 worldwide citation)

An adjustable forehead support for a nasal mask. The present invention discloses an adjustable forehead support for a nasal or full-face mask wherein the forehead support may be adjusted for the different shapes and sizes of a facial profile. The forehead support utilizes a dual-arm system which adj ...

Donald A Kubik, Charles I Davis: Melt-blown fibrous electrets. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, August 5, 1980: US04215682 (293 worldwide citation)

A persistent electric charge is introduced into melt-blown fibers during the melt-blowing process. When these charged fibers are incorporated into fibrous webs, they provide unique properties, including improved filtering properties.

Shawn R McCall, Daniel E Kimble, Allan R Jones Jr: Face mask for patient breathing. Sunrise Medical HHG, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, July 13, 1999: US05921239 (292 worldwide citation)

A mask for directing air to the facial area of a patient includes a mask body in the form of a conduit, a seal connected to an outlet end of the mask body for contacting the patient's face in a sealing relationship, the seal being soft and pliable for patient comfort, and a vent tube connected to an ...


Douglas R Ogden, Joseph A Abeyta, Gregg D Keefe: Respiratory facial mask. Respironics, W Scott Carson, September 2, 1997: US05662101 (271 worldwide citation)

A facial mask assembly for covering at least the nose and nares of a patient's face and compensating for any unequal forces that may be generated in the straps holding the mask on the patient's face. The assembly includes a rigid, cup-shaped shell with a soft seal engaging and sealing against the pa ...