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 Method and device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring patent thumbnailMethod and device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
The device relates to methods and devices for the treatment of obstmctive sleep apnea syndrome.. .
Linguaflex, Inc.


 Automated, snore activated electro-mechanical mandibular advancement device patent thumbnailAutomated, snore activated electro-mechanical mandibular advancement device
An automated mandibular advancement device (mad) is described for the treatment of sleep disorders involving the occlusion of upper airway gas flow during sleep; one example being obstructive sleep apnea. In embodiments, a mad projects the lower jaw forward only after the patient has fallen asleep.

 Method for the opening of airway by the use of a soft cervical collar patent thumbnailMethod for the opening of airway by the use of a soft cervical collar
The present invention belongs to the field of medicine and relates to a method for the treatment of the obstruction of the airway, specially moderated obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (osahs) in adult patients, by using a soft cervical collar. The method of the invention achieves a significant reduction of the apnea/hypopnea index (ahi) in adult patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea of moderate level..
Hospital Universitario San Ignacio


 Discrimination of apnea type by medical device patent thumbnailDiscrimination of apnea type by medical device
Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to identification of apnea type. One aspect of the present subject matter provides a method for real-time apnea discrimination.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


 Substituted phenethylamines with serotoninergic and/or norepinephrinergic activity patent thumbnailSubstituted phenethylamines with serotoninergic and/or norepinephrinergic activity
Chemical syntheses and medical uses of novel inhibitors of the uptake of monoamine neurotransmitters and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and prodrugs thereof, for the treatment and/or management of psychotropic disorders, anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, hot flashes, senile dementia, migraine, hepatopulmonary syndrome, chronic pain, nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, painful diabetic retinopathy, bipolar depression, obstructive sleep apnea, psychiatric disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, social phobia, social anxiety disorder, urinary incontinence, anorexia, bulimia nervosa, obesity, ischemia, head injury, calcium overload in brain cells, drug dependence, and/or premature ejaculation are described.. .
Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


 Apparatus for measuring properties of gases supplied to a patient patent thumbnailApparatus for measuring properties of gases supplied to a patient
The gases temperature supplied to a patient when the patient is undergoing treatment such as oxygen therapy or positive pressure treatment for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (osa) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) is often measured for safety and to enable controlling of the humidity delivered to the patient. The invention disclosed is related to measurement of properties, particularly temperature (thermister 23), of gases flowing through a heated tube (3), supplying gases to a patient, which utilises the heating wire (21, 28) within the tube..
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited


 Apnea treatment patent thumbnailApnea treatment
A closure for use during positive airway pressure treatment of obstructive sleep apnea for controlling air leakage through the lips and mouth of a person. The closure includes a first member formed of an air-sealing layer for extending over the lips of and to an adjacent region on the skin of the person.

 Mandibular advancement positioning bite blocks and positioning system patent thumbnailMandibular advancement positioning bite blocks and positioning system
The invention is directed to improved jigs or mandibular positioning bite blocks for positioning the mandible relative to upper jaw for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and/or snoring, as well as a system for mandibular advancement positioning. The invention provides for controlled variations for both (1) forward (protruded) and back positions in the anterior plane of the mandible relative to the jaw and (2) bite opening positions in the vertical plane..

 Dental appliance patent thumbnailDental appliance
The present invention is a dental oral appliance to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance includes a base to secure the appliance within the mouth for the individual.

 System for stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue patent thumbnailSystem for stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue
A system for controlling a position of a patient's tongue includes attaching at least one electrode to the patient's hypoglossal nerve and applying an electric signal through the electrode to at least one targeted motor efferent located within the hypoglossal nerve to stimulate at least one muscle of the tongue. The system may also include the use of more than one contact to target more than one motor efferent and stimulating more than one muscle.
Imthera Medical, Inc.


System and treating obstructive sleep apnea and correcting malocclusion simultaneously

A system and method for simultaneously (i) treating a patient's malocclusion by repositioning teeth from an initial tooth arrangement to a final tooth arrangement and (ii) treating obstructive sleep apnea (“osa”) by forcing the mandible forward comprises a plurality of (e.g., 10-30) sets of individual appliances. The appliances are configured to be placed successively on the patient's upper and lower dental arches and to incrementally reposition the teeth and forcing the jaw forward, during sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring prevention dental appliance

Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a dental appliance for treating/preventing sleep apnea and snoring. The dental appliance may be a wedge-shaped device designed to be positioned between the lower and upper jaw, wherein the device is thicker within a front area of the mouth and thinner within a back area of the mouth.

Method of stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue

A method for controlling a position of a patient's tongue includes attaching at least one electrode to the patient's hypoglossal nerve and applying an electric signal through the electrode to at least one targeted motor efferent located within the hypoglossal nerve to stimulate at least one muscle of the tongue. Methods may also include the use of more than one contact to target more than one motor efferent and stimulating more than one muscle.

Stimulation of a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue

A method for controlling a position of a patient's tongue includes attaching at least one electrode to the patient's hypoglossal nerve, applying an electric signal through the electrode to the hypoglossal nerve to stimulate at least one muscle of the tongue at least until the number of obstructive sleep apnea occurrences are reduced from an initial level to a treatment level, and reducing the application of the electric signal while the number of obstructive sleep apnea occurrences remain generally at or below the treatment level.. .

Negative pressure oral apparatus

This invention provides an oral apparatus and method capable of alleviating or curing snore and obstructive sleep apnea by applying a negative pressure through a mini oral interface to the oral cavity. The mini oral interface creates a secure connection between the interface and mouth or teeth and prevents the interface from falling off.
Somnics, Inc.

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Discrimination of cheyne-stokes breathing patterns by use of oximetry signals

Methods and apparatus provide cheyne-stokes respiration (“csr”) detection based on a blood gas measurements such as oximetry. In some embodiments, a duration, such as a mean duration of contiguous periods of changing saturation or re-saturation occurring in an epoch taken from a processed oximetry signal, is determined.
Resmed Limited

Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods

A method of treating a patient, comprising: sensing a biological parameter indicative of respiration; analyzing the biological parameter to identify a respiratory cycle; identifying an inspiratory phase of the respiratory cycle; and delivering stimulation to a hypoglossal nerve of the patient, wherein stimulation is delivered if a duration of the inspiratory phase of the respiratory cycle is greater than a predetermined portion of a duration of the entire respiratory cycle.. .
Cyberonics, Inc.

Distinguishing between central and obstructive sleep apnea

Apparatuses and methods for detecting sleep apnea and classifying the events as obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and/or central sleep apnea (csa) are disclosed herein. The apparatuses can include respiratory treatment devices that have an auto adjusting algorithm that is able to classify a sleep apnea as csa or osa so that an appropriate pressure can be applied to the patient depending on the type of sleep apnea detected.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

Devices and methods for sleep apnea treatment

Devices and methods for improving the coupling between the soft palate and the genioglossus. This may be accomplished, for example, but shortening or stiffening the palatoglossal arch.
Cyberonics, Inc.

Apparatus, systems, and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for treating obstructive sleep apnea. A unitary valve assembly removably located inside the exterior profile of a nasal pillow mask uses positive airway pressure from a low-flow hose to automatically create an on-demand therapeutic air splint in the pharynx.
Fresca Medical Inc.

Treatment of sleep apnea with a combination of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and an aldosterone antagonist

This invention relates generally to methods and pharmaceutical formulations useful in treating patients suffering from sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (osas). Treatment is effected by administering a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor to the patient in combination with an aldosterone antagonist.
Vivus, Inc.

Compositions and methods related to obstructive sleep apnea

The technology concerns methods and compositions for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, a common condition observed in children. In certain embodiments, there are methods and compositions relating to the use of novel biomarkers to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea..
The University Of Chicago

Devices for diagnosing sleep apnea or other conditions and related systems and methods

A system includes a sensor device having a body configured to be inserted into an airway of a patient and one or more sensors mounted in or on the body. The one or more sensors are configured to collect sensor data associated with the airway of the patient.

Device for the hindrance of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

A head-wearable device is disclosed. The head-wearable device includes a headgear support structure, a band structure for securing the headgear support structure to the wearer's head, and a protrusion assembly affixed to the headgear superstructure for hindering the wearer's head from assuming a supine position during sleep.
Nitecap, Inc.

Tongue deformation implant

There is provided a method and apparatus for a tongue implant to induce deformation of the tongue made of nitinol in superelastic state at body temperature for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In one embodiment the implant has a function of a v shaped spring, one leg helically inserted into the tongue, the other leg beneath the root of the tongue, to permanently compress the tongue.

Tissue crosslinking for treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

A method of treating snoring and/or osa in a subject in need of such treatment. The method includes crosslinking proteins of the subject's soft palate tissue or pharynx tissue.
Orthopeutcs. L.p.

Preparations for the treatment of sleep-related respiratory disorders

The present invention is directed to combinations of sedating antihistamines and at least one, and preferably two or more dietary supplements, which can be indole-based, such as tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan, serotonin, n-acetyl-5-hydroxytryptamine and melatonin, and to their use for treating and thereby improving the health and quality of life of those suffering from sleep-related respiratory disorders, characterized by abnormal breathing during sleep. These include snoring, sleep disordered breathing, sleep apneas, upper airway resistance syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome and associated ailments..
Requis Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Methods and devices for soft palate tissue elevation procedures

A self-retaining suture having particular application for treating obstructive sleep apnea and use thereof. The suture includes rising an elongated suture body having a periphery and first and second tissue-penetrating ends each with a bi-curve needle, and a plurality of first retainers on a first segment and oriented to the first end, and a plurality of second retainers a second segment and oriented to the second end, and a retainer-free transition segment disposed between the pluralities of first and second retainers..
Ethicon, Inc.

Oral devices, kits and methods for reducing sleep apnea, snoring, and/or nasal drainage

Apparatus for reducing obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and/or nasal drainage. One apparatus includes an upper member fitting the interior and exterior surfaces of a user's upper dentition, and a lower member fitting similarly adjacent a user's lower dentition.
W. R. Wagner Family Limited Partnership

Implanted tongue pulling device, pull plate, pull line, retractor and method

An implanted tongue pulling device including a pull plate, a pull line, a retractor and a method thereof are provided. The tongue pulling device is implanted in the mandible and tongue of a human body, respectively, for tightening the tongue dorsum and/or the tongue base for treating obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (osahs).

Devices, the treatment of sleep apnea

A medical appliance for the treatment of one or more sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea in a patient, the appliance comprising: a biasing member for inserting behind and exerting a force upon the patient's soft palate or tongue, wherein the biasing member is inserted in a reduced or minimized form and then expanded or firms once in place to exert the force. The appliance may be nasally inserted or be placed through the mouth.
Lumen Devices Llc

Screening devices and methods for obstructive sleep apnea therapy

Devices and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea by first performing an assessment of the patient that involves observing the patient's upper airway during a tongue protrusion maneuver. The assessment may, for example, be done using endoscopy to observe the upper airway while the patient is awake in the supine position.
Cyberonics, Inc.

Method of deciding risk of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, deciding sinking of hyoid bone, programs, x-ray diagnostic system, and making oral appliance

The method of includes detecting at least the hyoid bone, sella s, gonion go and menton me by lateral head and neck radiography of the subject; and deciding whether the center of the body or the whole of the body of the detected hyoid bone is included in an area above a perpendicular drawn toward the extended line of the segment s-go from me or not.. .

System and limiting flow and/or pressure compensation during limited flow respiratory therapy

The present disclosure pertains to a pressure support system (10) configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject (12). The system (10) is configured to treat obstructive sleep apnea, other sleep disordered breathing, and/or other respiratory issues with limited flow respiration therapy, and/or other therapies.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Respiratory patient interfaces

Various embodiments of respiratory patient interfaces that may be used to treat a variety of disorders involving upper airway obstruction, such as, without limitation, obstructive sleep apnea (osa), obstructive sleep hypopnea, and upper airway resistance syndrome (uars). A number of the embodiments employ a nasal pillow assembly including a frame that supports a nasal pillow sleeve and a clip that is slid over a flange of the fame to couple the nasal pillow sleeve to the frame..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

"therapeutic use of peptide inhibitors of nadph oxidase; aerosolization as a delivery mechanism"

A method is provided for treatment of a condition mediated by nox2 in a patient. The method comprises administering to the patient by inhalation a polypeptide as described herein, able to inhibit superoxide production by nox2.
University Of Pittsburgh-of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

System and sleep apnea assessment

A computer system and method for determining an appropriate risk group of having obstructive sleep apnea (osa) for an individual are disclosed. The system includes: an electronic data store storing a plurality of user profiles and a questionnaire; an input means for receiving one or more user inputs from a user related to the questionnaire; and an analytics module configured to determine if the user is obese or not based on the one or more user inputs, and further to determine the appropriate risk group of having osa for the user based on the one or more user inputs..

Methods and apnea therapy stimulation

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to apnea therapy. One aspect of the present subject matter provides a method for apnea directed therapy.

Discrimination of apnea type by medical device

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to identification of apnea type. One aspect of the present subject matter provides a method for real-time apnea discrimination.

Apparatus and methods for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea utilizing cryolysis of adipose tissues

Methods, devices, and systems employ cryolysis of oropharyngeal adipose tissues to selectively remove fat cells from the tissues causing obstructive sleep apnea. In various embodiments, a chilled liquid—e.g., a liquid or air—is applied to the target tissue at a temperature and for a duration sufficient to cause cryolysis..
Cryosa, Llc

Intraoral managing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

A removable, adjustable intraoral apparatus having an upper plate and a lower plate, which, upon insertion into a user's mouth, cause advancement of the lower jaw relative to the upper jaw. One of either the lower plate or the upper plate can include length-adjustable blocks on the occlusal (biting) side thereof for causing further advancement of the lower jaw.
Map Laboratory Llc

Micro-mechanical device and obstructive sleep apnea treatment

A method for removing a volume of tissue from a tongue in a patient to treat sleep apnea may involve cutting tissue from the tongue using a tissue cutting device having a shaft and at least one moveable cutting member attached to the shaft at a distal end of the tissue cutting device and moving the cut tissue through a channel of the shaft in a direction from the distal end of the tissue cutting device toward a proximal end of the device. A device for removing a volume of tissue from a tongue in a patient to treat sleep apnea may include a shaft, at least one moveable cutting member disposed at a distal end of a distal tip of the shaft, a handle coupled with a proximal portion of the shaft, and an actuator..
Microfabrica Inc.

Glp-1 receptor agonist compounds for obstructive sleep apnea

The disclosure provides, among other things, the use of glp-1 receptor agonist compounds to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The glp-1 receptor agonist compounds may be exendins, exendin analogs, glp-1 (7-37), glp-1 (7-37) analogs (e.g., glp-1 (7-36)-nh2) and the like.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Llc

Dental sleep appliance

A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and to open the airway for a sleeping patient. Retention for the appliance is provided by an occlusal coverge, or wire clasps, on the upper or lower teeth.

Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with a combination of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and an additional active agent

This invention relates generally to methods and pharmaceutical formulations useful in treating patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (osas). Treatment of osas is effected by administering a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor to the patient in combination with at least one additional active agent.
Vivus, Inc.

Nasopharyngeal device for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

The system and method for reducing or eliminating obstructive sleep apnea in patients with the use of a nasopharyngeal device. The nasopharyngeal device has at least one cup and a balloon-cuff located at opposing ends of a semi-rigid, solid-walled tube.

Systems and methods of detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea

A method of providing a sleep apnea nerve stimulation therapy to a subject may include detecting a respiratory waveform of the subject with a sensor. The sensor may be configured for coupling to the subject.
Cyberonics, Inc.

Intraoral functional device for relieving obstructive sleep apnea syndrom, snoring and/or other airway disorders

An intraoral device (1) includes upper cooperating elements (2) adapted to cooperate with the upper jaw (4) and lower cooperating elements (3) adapted to cooperate with the lower jaw (5); a bracket (19) fixed in the cooperating elements (2,3), the bracket (19) supports a target (18) aiming at inducing mandibular advancement and attracting the tip of the tongue; the target (18) being centered, in a transverse plane, with regard to the cooperating elements (2,3). The device (1) further includes stimulating elements (17) for stimulation of the tongue muscles, preferably the genioglossus, involving reflex exploration of the stimulating elements (17) by the tongue.

System and assessing treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea

A system and method for assessing treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea are provided. The apparatus includes a bio-signal measurement unit, a combined index calculation unit, and a treatment response assessment unit.
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital



Obstructive Sleep Apnea topics:
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Epinephrine
  • Hypoglossal Nerve
  • Extensions
  • Electrical Signal
  • Transducer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Vasoconstriction
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Cardiac Hypertrophy
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Norepinephrine
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