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Christiane Lomas: Headwear for supporting a breathing apparatus. Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, August 6, 1996: US05542128 (222 worldwide citation)

A hood or cap for a face mask breathing apparatus formed of flexible material having a narrow front piece which extends down the forehead of the wearer adjacent the nostril which merges into a wider back piece to encompass at least the rear of the head and the rear of the neck of the wearer the fron ...


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Alan D Ellis: Nasal breathing apparatus and methods. Charles L Thoeming, May 13, 2003: US06561188 (204 worldwide citation)

The apparatus is configured to provide improved nasal breathing to persons requiring a range of respiratory based remedies ranging from opening collapsed nasal passages to treating allergic reaction to delivery of immediate dosage or controlled release medication. The apparatus includes connected na ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman, Roger A Gruenke: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Fulwider Lee & Utecht Patton, July 16, 1996: US05535739 (189 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention relates to ...


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Hong Lin Du: Breathing apparatus and method. Newport Medical Instruments, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, September 23, 2003: US06622726 (179 worldwide citation)

A positive airway pressure assist breathing apparatus or ventilator system has a gas delivery unit, an inspiration line connected to the output of the gas delivery unit for connecting the gas delivery unit to a, patient during an inspiratory phase of each breath, and an expiratory unit for controlli ...


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Alain Dubruille, Patrick Morvan: Fast donning respiratory protection equipment. Intertechnique, Larson and Taylor, February 6, 1996: US05488948 (172 worldwide citation)

The fast donning breathing apparatus for use by a crew member comprises a mask provided with a regulator for connection to a source of pressurized breathable gas and a harness having. The harness has a stretchable strap having ends connected to the mask and including an element which is optionably i ...


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Gregg W Dodrill: Auxiliary supply system for a portable self-contained breathing apparatus. Warren B Kice, June 27, 1989: US04841953 (171 worldwide citation)

An auxiliary supply system for a portable self-contained breathing apparatus in which an auxiliary source of air is provided to the facepiece which is totally independent of the normal air supply, in order to provide additional air to the user in case the original supply of air runs out or any compo ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 13, 1996: US05490502 (169 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In particular, the invention relates t ...


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Kristine K Sabo: Non-rebreathing valve and valve element therefor. Respironics, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, March 26, 1996: US05501214 (158 worldwide citation)

A duck-bill valve element and a non-rebreathing valve (NRV) incorporating same. The duck-bill valve element is formed of flexible, resilient material and includes a peripheral portion continuously and sealingly attached to a housing of the NRV and a sealing portion contiguous with and extending radi ...


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Gary L Hansen, Steven S Bordewick, Nicole Denise Bloom: Cantilever device and method for breathing devices and the like. Mallinckrodt, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck, February 19, 2002: US06347631 (153 worldwide citation)

A device for positioning a breathing apparatus over a breathing orifice in the head of a person, the person having an occipital lobe and an axis of symmetry, includes an occipital anchor for anchoring against the head of the person beneath the occipital lobe of the person. The device further include ...


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David M Rapoport, Robert G Norman: Method and apparatus for optimizing the continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea. New York University, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 8, 1998: US05803066 (148 worldwide citation)

In the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting obstructive apnea and optimizing the controlled positive pressure to minimize the flow of air from a flow generator while still ensuring that flow limitation in the patient's airway does not occur. In par ...