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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Removable mandibular myo-stimulator
Achaemenid, Llc
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290699

An oral appliance for the treatment of sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, in a user is presented. The oral appliance may include a mouthpiece configured to receive a user's dentition. The mouthpiece may include an oxygen sensor, a pressure sensor, an airflow sensor, an actigraphy sensor, a noise detector, and at least one stimulator for providing stimulation to ...
System and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
September 28, 2017 - N°20170274210

One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system for treating obstructive sleep apnea in a subject. The system can include a power source and a neuromuscular stimulator in electrical communications with the power source. The neuromuscular stimulator can include a controller and at least one electrode. The controller can be configured to receive certain power and stimulation parameters ...
Apparatus and methods for the treatment of sleep apnea
Lumen Devices, Llc
September 21, 2017 - N°20170266034

A medical apparatus for the treatment of one or more sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea in a patient is provided. The apparatus comprises an elongate member with a middle portion, a first fixation element and a second fixation element. The middle portion applies a force to a segment of a patient's airway.
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Apparatus and methods for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea utilizing cryolysis of adipose tissues
Cryosa, Llc
August 31, 2017 - N°20170246032

A heat exchanger is disclosed for causing cryolysis of adipose tissue of a human tongue. The heat exchanger includes a body having cooling channels for circulating fluids therein. The body forms a contact surface that contacts a portion of the dorsal surface of the tongue and a portion of the base of the tongue. The heat exchanger includes a pair ...
Therapeutic use of peptide inhibitors of nadph oxidase; aerosolization as a delivery mechanism
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
August 24, 2017 - N°20170240594

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. Conditions treatable in this manner include, without limitation, one or more of: right ventricular hypertrophy; pulmonary hypertension; acute lung injury; obstructive sleep apnea; ischemia/...
Piperidine derivatives as orexin receptor antagonist
Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170233385

The present invention discloses a series of piperidine derivatives as orexin receptor antagonists and compositions thereof, and relates to the application thereof in preparing medications for the treatment of insomnia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea, hypersomnia, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attack, nicotine addiction, or binge eating disorder.
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Stimulation of a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue
Imthera Medical, Inc.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170224988

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 ...
System for stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue
Imthera Medical, Inc.
August 03, 2017 - N°20170216590

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 ...
Hybrid oral device
Achaemenid, Llc
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209300

An oral device for treating obstructive sleep apnea is generally described. In an embodiment, the oral device includes an anchoring member, a lip sealing member and an air transmission member configured to receive and transmit air to a user. The air transmission member may divide and distribute the air to multiple locations within the user's oral cavity. The anchoring member ...
Screening devices and methods for obstructive sleep apnea therapy
Cyberonics, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170202482

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. An adequate response of the upper airway during the ...
Use of gabaa receptor antagonists for the treatment of excessive sleepiness and disorders associated with ...
Emory University
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196885

Gabaa receptor mediated hypersomnia can be treated by administering a gabaa receptor antagonist (e. G., flumazenil; clarithromycin; picrotoxin; bicuculline; cicutoxin; and oenanthotoxin). In some embodiments, the gabaa receptor antagonist is flumazenil or clarithromycin. The gabaa receptor mediated hypersomnia includes shift work sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, narcolepsy, excessive sleepiness, hypersomnia (e. G., idiopathic hypersomnia; recurrent hypersomnia; endozepine related ...
Tongue grasping and restraining apparatus and methods
Emory University
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189223

A tongue grasping and restraining device holds the tongue securely during sleep in order to minimize the risk of the tongue slipping back and blocking the throat, a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Plural tongue gripping projections are coupled to upper and lower supports. The projections engage and hold the tongue. The upper and lower supports are biased toward ...
System and method for training tongue as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
Cornell University
June 29, 2017 - N°20170182358

The present disclosure describes systems and methods for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a mouthpiece. The mouthpiece includes a force plate that a user can press against with their tongue. Pressing the force plate enables the user to strengthen their tongue. The system also includes a control module that can measure the force applied to the ...
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Apparatus, systems, and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea
Fresca Medical Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170157356

Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for treating obstructive sleep apnea. A cpap system with an integrated oximeter sensor is disclosed wherein the sensor communicates with an oximeter processor that controls the blower. A nasal air flow sensor may also be incorporated that provides more data to the processor. A unique lightweight, flexible and stretchable hose for cpap systems is ...
Custom made oral appliance for airway management of those with obstructive sleep apnea (osa)
Fresca Medical Inc.
June 01, 2017 - N°20170151086

An oral appliance for managing a person's airway and for a more efficient breathing is disclosed. The oral appliance provides greater comfort by maintaining an open air passage through the mouth and by preventing the tongue from blocking the windpipe during sleep. The appliance has a mouthpiece that includes partial tooth trays capable of adjustable multidirectional movements relative to each ...
Oxytocin improves treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
Fresca Medical Inc.
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143790

The present disclosure provides methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and osa induced cardiorespiratory diseases. The disclosure provides, inter alia, methods for treating or alleviating: osa or osa induced hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, sudden cardiac death or stroke, by administering oxytocin. The disclosure further provides methods for improving sleep satisfaction in osa patients by administering oxytocin.
Method of stimulating a hypoglossal nerve for controlling the position of a patient's tongue
Imthera Medical, Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170120050

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 ...
Systems, methods and devices for diagnosing sleep apnea
Imthera Medical, Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119306

Methods for diagnosing sleep apnea are provided herein. In at least one example, a method may be provided including receiving airway image data from a remote end imaging sensor coupled to a nasal tube disposed within an upper airway above a constriction point, and analyzing the airway image data and displaying in a sleep study report the airway image data ...
System and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
April 20, 2017 - N°20170106190

One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system for treating obstructive sleep apnea in a subject. The system can include a power source and a neuromuscular stimulator in electrical communications with the power source. The neuromuscular stimulator can include a controller and at least one electrode. The controller can be configured to receive certain power and stimulation parameters ...
Use of retinoic acid and analogs thereof to treat central neural apneas
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
April 13, 2017 - N°20170100358

Described is a method of inhibiting central apnea, central hypopnea or obstructive sleep apnea in a mammal. The method includes the step of administering to a mammal a central apnea inhibitory-effective, central hypopnea inhibitory-effective or obstructive sleep apnea inhibitory-effective amount of a composition comprising at least one retinoid or retinoid or retinoic acid receptor agonist.
Oral appliance for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea
Ric Investments, Llc.
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095951

An oral appliance (1) is provided for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance (1) includes an upper tray (10) adaptable to conform to a user's maxillary dentition and a plurality of lower trays (40), each of the lower trays (40) adaptable to conform to the user's mandibular dentition. At least some of the lower trays (40) are structured to engage the ...
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