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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 (445 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 ...


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Colin E Sullivan: Device for treating snoring sickness. Somed, Ladas & Parry, July 31, 1990: US04944310 (418 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 ...


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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 (385 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 ...


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E Bruce Toby, Randall J Huebner: Connective tissue repair system. Kolisch Hartwell PC, March 18, 2008: US07343920 (330 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.


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Philip Rodney Kwok, Robert Edward Styles: Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor. ResMed, Holland & Hart, September 5, 2000: US06112746 (320 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 ...


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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 (291 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.


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Philip Rodney Kwok, Willedwin John Grant, Robert Stephen Matchett: Forehead support for facial mask. Resmed, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, September 19, 2000: US06119693 (289 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 ...


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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 (280 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 ...


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John Edward Remmers, Thomas Richard Feroah: Auto CPAP system and method for preventing patient disturbance using airflow profile information. University Technologies International, Burns Doane Swecker and Mathis L, July 8, 1997: US05645053 (264 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and methods for automatically and continuously regulating the level of nasal pressure to an optimal value during OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) treatment. OSA therapy is implemented by a device which automatically re-evaluates an applied pressure and continual ...