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Breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems

Device and method for predicting and preventing obstructive sleep apnea (osa) episodes

Date/App# patent app List of recent Obstructive Sleep Apnea-related patents
07/03/14
20140188185
 Screening devices and methods for obstructive sleep apnea therapy patent thumbnailScreening 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.
07/03/14
20140188006
 Breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems patent thumbnailBreathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems
Disclosed herein are breathing disorder identification, characterization and diagnosis methods, devices and systems. In general the disclosed methods, devices and systems may rely on the characterization of breath sound amplitudes, periodic breath sounds and/or aperiodic breath sounds to characterize a breathing disorder as obstructive (e.g.
06/26/14
20140180036
 Device and method for predicting and preventing obstructive sleep apnea (osa) episodes patent thumbnailDevice and method for predicting and preventing obstructive sleep apnea (osa) episodes
A wireless sleep apnea treatment system comprises a garment having at least one ecg monitor, a wireless signal acquisition board in communication with the ecg monitor and the computer and providing the electrical reading from the ecg monitor to the computer, and a patient stimulator controlled by the computer through the wireless signal acquisition board.. .
05/22/14
20140142457
 Method and apparatus for improved flow limitation detection of obstructive sleep apnea patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for improved flow limitation detection of obstructive sleep apnea
In a respiratory apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea and other disorders associated with an obstruction of a patient's airway and which uses an airflow signal, an obstruction index is generated which detects the flattening of the inspiratory portion of the airflow. The flattening index serves as an obstruction index used to differentiate normal and obstructed breathing.
05/22/14
20140142452
 Acoustic system and methodology for identifying the risk of obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness patent thumbnailAcoustic system and methodology for identifying the risk of obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness
Disclosed are a system and methods for screening a patient for obstructive sleep apnea using features of tracheal breath sounds obtained from the patient during wakefulness.. .
05/22/14
20140140949
 Treatment of obesity patent thumbnailTreatment of obesity
The present invention relates generally to a method of increasing lipid oxidation in a mammal and to agents useful for same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of increasing lipid oxidation in a mammal by administering a ligand which interacts with the il-6 receptor and signals via interaction with a gp130/lif receptor heterodimer.
05/15/14
20140135868
 Non-invasive intraoral electrical stimulator system and method for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) patent thumbnailNon-invasive intraoral electrical stimulator system and method for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (osa)
A non-invasive, removable intraoral electrical stimulator or pacemaker system and method is described, for electrically-stimulating and re-establishing the tone in the upper pharyngeal dilator muscle, the genioglossus and base-of-tongue muscles, for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) in human adults and young adults. The stimulator system consists of an intraoral stimulator device assembly with a rechargeable battery, an external (inductive) recharger appliance and an external hand-held (inductive) programmer appliance.
04/17/14
20140102460
 Method and apparatus for treating obstructive sleep apnea (osa) patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for treating obstructive sleep apnea (osa)
Securing the proximal end of the elastic filament to the mandible of the patient under tension, whereby to restrain rearward movement of the tongue while the patient is sleeping.. .
04/03/14
20140094511
 Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with a combination of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and an additional active agent patent thumbnailTreatment 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.
04/03/14
20140090652
 Intraoral device for treatment of snoring, sleep apnea and tmd patent thumbnailIntraoral device for treatment of snoring, sleep apnea and tmd
The invention is a device for removable placement in the mouth, which advances the lower jaw and draws the tongue forward and upward, thereby providing relief for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The device includes an upper portion, the upper surface of which is adapted for engagement with the user's upper dentition.
03/20/14
20140076332
Dental appliance for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and sleep bruxism
A sleep apnea device having top and bottom trays, as well as a method of use thereof, is disclosed herein. Each tray is adapted to be retained on respective top and bottom teeth, the bottom tray having two flanges extending upwards from a generally planar side of the bottom tray, opposite a side which abuts the teeth.
02/27/14
20140056924
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.
02/13/14
20140046221
Diagnosis and prediction of obstructive sleep apnea
A tongue location monitoring system, including, one or more position circuits that respond to transmissions from a transceiver, a transceiver that transmits to the one or more position circuits, a control circuit coupled to the transceiver; wherein the control circuit determines the location of a person's tongue based on the responses of the position circuits; and wherein either the transceiver or the position circuits are implanted in the muscle of the person's tongue or placed on the tongue, and the latter is placed outside the person's head.. .
02/13/14
20140041668
Adjustable oral interface and method to maintain upper airway patency
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 to mouth and prevents disengaging from patient's mouth during sleeping.
02/06/14
20140039539
Nose tensioner and opener and nose tip lifter for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring and respiratory obstruction
The invention relates to a device for external use on the nose with a special and innovative action mechanism, with hooks that are inserted into the nostrils and apply a vigorous mechanical action, tensioning the (nostril dilator) nose muscle, the (nostril opening) nose wing and upper lip elevator muscles, and the nose wing greater cartilage (greater alar cartilage), this tension applied to the three structures widely opening the nostrils, tensioning and lifting the nose tip and cancelling the action of the nasal septum depressor muscle. The correct position is maintained by pulling the upper end of the device vertically, towards the root of the nose, and attaching it to the ridge of the nose with adhesive tape, thus stopping obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nose, soft palate and uvula obstructions.
01/23/14
20140020691
Oral appliance for treatment of medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring and for improving athletic performance and method of optimizing same
An oral appliance for treatment of medical conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, and/or for improving athletic performance, comprises a maxillary and a mandibular baseplate component each configured to conform to at least some of the teeth of the user; at least one pair of straps adjustably coupling the baseplate components, wherein the strap defines the relative horizontal positioning of the baseplate components; at least one pair of shim holding brackets coupled to one baseplate component; and a plurality of shims, wherein each shim is replaceably received in the shim holding bracket and configured to abut against the other baseplate component, wherein the shim when received within the shim holding bracket defines the relative vertical positioning of the baseplate components, and wherein the shims are provided in varying heights to allow for varying the vertical positioning of the oral appliance for a specific user.. .
12/12/13
20130331726
Apparatus for tracking compliance with a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
The invention relates to an apparatus (2, 4) for tracking a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, including a gas passage (10) and a venturi tube (16) having a cylindrical inlet (40) and outlet (42), said venturi tube (16) being axially arranged in said gas passage (10), a first pressure sensor (101), and a second pressure sensor (102). The diameters (d1) of the inlet (40) and outlet (42) of the venturi tube (16) are between 10 and 25 mm.
12/05/13
20130319427
Systems and methods to treat upper pharyngeal airway of obstructive sleep apnea patients
Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) may be caused by a collapse of the pharyngeal wall as a result of increasing negative airway pressure. This invention is directed to systems and methods to resist collapse of the pharyngeal wall by minimally invasive upper pharyngeal airway surgery..
11/28/13
20130312768
Apparatus and methods for the treatment of sleep apnea
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.
11/28/13
20130312767
Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
The invention relates to devices and methods for reforming tissue surrounding the airway of a subject suffering from obstructive sleep apnea so as to open the airway and alleviate the occurrence of apneic events. Devices comprise a combination of resiliently deformable material and bioerodible material.
11/28/13
20130312757
Sleep apnea device
A system for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea may include a mask, a portable air flow generator configured to generate air flow at a relatively low flow rate, and a tube connecting the air flow generator and the mask such that air flow from the generator passes through an air flow generator valve on the mask. The mask may include a contact surface for forming a seal between the mask and the patient's face such that the mask surrounds the patient's nostrils, an expiration valve that opens during expiration, and an air flow generator valve that opens during inspiration.
11/21/13
20130306075
Apparatus 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..
10/31/13
20130289401
Method and apparatus for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea with an awake patient
An apparatus for use in diagnosing the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) in a patient includes a sensing module structured to measure a parameter indicative of a tremor in the patient's neck, tongue and/or throat muscles while the patient is awake, the parameter not being airflow through the patient's airway. The sensing module generates one or more electrical signals based on the measured parameter.
10/31/13
20130284184
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.
10/10/13
20130267500
5-ht2c receptor agonists in the treatment of disorders ameliorated by reduction of norepinephrine level
Uses of 5-ht2c receptor agonists in the treatment of disorders ameliorated by reduction of an individual's norepinephrine level, wherein said disorders include but are not limited to hypernorepinephrinemia, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in post-myocardial infarction remodeling, elevated heart rate, vasoconstriction, acute pulmonary vasoconstriction, hypertension, heart failure, cardiac dysfunction after stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic syndrome, abnormal lipid metabolism, hyperthermia, cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma, epilepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.. .
10/03/13
20130261693
Sleep apnea treatment system
Apparatus is provided for treating obstructive sleep apnea, including an external device (24) configured to be incorporated into a household item which further includes: a breathing sensor (28) configured for placement outside of a body of a subject and to sense activity associated with breathing of the subject and a power supply unit (27) configured to power the external device. A control unit (26) coupled to the breathing sensor is configured to generate a signal (32) in response to the sensed activity associated with breathing.
09/26/13
20130253627
System 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.
09/26/13
20130253357
System and methods of acoustical screening for obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness
A system and methods using tracheal sound intensity variations to screen patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness. The system includes a mechanism positioning the patient and a sound input device attached to a recording device to receive breathing sound signals.
09/19/13
20130245395
Pillow and mattress for reducing snoring and sleep apnea
The present invention provides an improved pillow and mattress set to be used as a means for reducing snoring and obstructive sleep apnea during sleep by allowing a true prone position of the head. The pillow and mattress set further provides a support for lying with the body in a prone position.
08/29/13
20130220339
Wearable airway supporting device
A wearable airway supporting device consisting essentially of elastic textile products and a matching set of form-fit mandible projectors, and has portions that encircle the head such that, when combined with a set of form-fit mandible projectors, exert pressure on at least the pterygoideus internus section of the user's mandible so as to apply upwardly, outward pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) in order to stabilize the same while the user is sleeping or unconscious, thereby preventing snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and other airway obstruction caused by the tongue dropping back into the throat and blocking the user's airway. When the elastic members are placed around the front and back of the user's head, the device keeps the user's mandible jutted forward and prevents the tongue from falling back so that air flows through his airway..
08/22/13
20130218230
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.
08/08/13
20130204314
Sleep apnea control device
Disclosed herein are various methods, systems, an apparatuses for determining appropriate situations to treat conditions such as sleep apnea. At appropriate times, treatment can be applied such as through electrical stimulation to a person (e.g., an electrical stimulation of a person's genioglossus muscle in response to detecting that the person is undergoing an obstructive sleep apnea precursor event).
07/25/13
20130190836
Apparatus and method for treating obstructive sleep apnea
The present invention describes an apparatus, a system and a method for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The treatment involves monitoring the position of the tongue and/or the force exerted by the tongue and electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve to move the tongue into an anterior position or to maintain the tongue in an anterior position..
07/25/13
20130190642
Apparatus and method for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea
There is provided an apparatus for use in diagnosing the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in a patient, the apparatus comprising a processor configured to receive signals representing measurements of a patient's breathing obtained during a plurality o breathing cycles by the patient while the patient is awake, convert the signals into the frequency domain and to determine a value for at least one parameter based on an analysis of the frequency-domain converted signals in one or more frequency bands covering frequencies below 100 hz.. .
07/25/13
20130186412
Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea
A system, method and kit for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a first implant adapted for implantation in an inframandibular region and having at least one aperture therethrough, and a ribbon-like element having first and second ends and a substantially uniform, non-circular cross section along its length.
07/25/13
20130186399
Acoustic pressure inducers and methods for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
Acoustic pressure inducers and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea are disclosed. In one embodiment, an acoustic pressure inducer includes an actuator housing having an orifice, a tube having a first end and a second end, and a nasal cannula fluidly coupled to the second end of the tube.
07/18/13
20130184601
Apparatus and method for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, the method comprising: acquiring a sleep sound signal comprising sounds made by a person during sleep; detecting a plurality of snore sounds in the sleep sound signal; determining a set of mel-frequency cepstral coefficients for each of the snore sounds; determining a characterizing feature for the sleep sound signal responsive to a sum of the variances of the cepstral coefficients; and using the characterizing feature to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in the person.. .
07/18/13
20130180528
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).
07/11/13
20130178763
Multiple oral and nasal surgical procedures method and kit
The method of performing multiple oral and nasal surgical procedures in the head and neck region provides a systematic procedure for the performance of multiple operations for correcting various ear, nose, and throat conditions that cause snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (osa) in the patient. The method allows the surgeon to perform multiple operating procedures in the nose, mouth, and/or throat in a single operating session, due to the use of hemostatic sheet and gel treatments in lieu of suturing and post-operative nasal hemostatic packs that preclude nasal breathing.
07/11/13
20130174857
Methods and devices for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
A pharyngeal retractor device and implantation methods are provided for use in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The device includes a retracting element and a tissue engaging element that promotes tissue ingrowth around or onto the retracting element.
07/04/13
20130172931
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..
07/04/13
20130172687
Systems and methods for automated prediction of risk for perioperative complications based on the level of obstructive sleep apnea
A system for predicting risk for perioperative complications is described including a user device for receiving a set of risk factors to determine perioperative complications for a patient including patient data useful to determine the likelihood of obstructive sleep apnea. The system also includes an acquisition module to receive data from an obstructive sleep apnea sleep study of the patient.
06/20/13
20130152940
Nasopharyngeal trumpet with inflatable tip
An improved inflatable, tapered tip nasopharyngeal airway allows for comfortable self insertion and provides a clear airway for patient breathing in those with obstructive sleep apnea (osa).. .
06/06/13
20130139828
Medical insertion device and method of use
An insertion device and method of use for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The device includes an outer tubular element with a tissue penetrating end and a side opening, an inner tubular element positioned partially within the outer member and movable longitudinally relative to it, a grasping device fixedly coupled to the inner element, and a central shaft extending through the inner tubular element and movable longitudinally relative to the inner and outer tubular elements.
05/30/13
20130137733
Di-substituted amides for enhancing glutamatergic synaptic responses
This invention relates to compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and methods for use in the prevention and treatment of cerebral insufficiency, including enhancement of receptor functioning in synapses in brain networks responsible for basic and higher order behaviors. These brain networks, which are involved in regulation of breathing, and cognitive abilities related to memory impairment, such as is observed in a variety of dementias, in imbalances in neuronal activity between different brain regions, as is suggested in disorders such as parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, respiratory depression, sleep apneas, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and affective or mood disorders, and in disorders wherein a deficiency in neurotrophic factors is implicated, as well as in disorders of respiration such as overdose of an alcohol, an opiate, an opioid, a barbiturate, an anesthetic, or a nerve toxin, or where the respiratory depression results form a medical condition such as central sleep apnea, stroke-induced central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, congenital hypoventilation syndrome, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, sudden infant death syndrome, rett syndrome, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cheney-stokes respiration, ondines curse, prader-willi's syndrome and drowning.
05/16/13
20130118505
Magnetic implants and methods for treating an oropharyngeal condition
Magnetic devices and implantation methods are provided for use in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The devices include a sheet-like element having ferromagnetic qualities.
05/16/13
20130118504
System and method for delivering a therapy and sensing a biological activity in the mouth
Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed for controlled delivery of a therapy, such as a stimulant, to a mouth of a subject via an oral device positioned in a secured configuration in the mouth. At least one of a tongue position stimulator (tst) and tongue position sensor (tse) is provided, according to certain aspects.
05/09/13
20130112208
Dental 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.
04/25/13
20130098374
Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
A method of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient which includes the steps of implanting a device into tissue adjacent an airway, the device having a bioerodable material wound around a resiliently deformable body to temporarily maintain the deformable body in a stretched, deformed state, and permitting the bioerodable material of the device to bioerode to apply a force to maintain airway patency. The invention also provides devices for practicing the method..
04/25/13
20130098369
Treatment pad for treating obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
A treatment pad includes a base member, at least one treatment layer, a plurality of neck supporting members, and an adhesive layer. The treatment layer is peripherally extended from the base member, wherein the treatment layer has a mid portion and two side portions.
04/11/13
20130087155
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.
04/04/13
20130085546
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.
03/28/13
20130074849
Modular tissue securement systems
A system and method are disclosed for the securement of tissue and in particular for placement of a tongue base suspension fiber for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The system incorporates disposable connectors with releasable needles to facilitate the placement of fibers with minimal increase in suture site dilation or trauma..
03/14/13
20130064804
Bio-replenishment (biorep) for improving sleep architecture
Methods to prepare a bio-replenishment (biorep) with specific combinations of s-adenosylmethionine (same), lactoferrin (lf) and ribonuclease (rnase) to restore regular sleep pattern are described. Additionally, compositions of functional delivery systems that recreate both alternate phases of non-rapid eye movement (nrem) and rapid eye movement (rem) sleep cycles are disclosed.
03/07/13
20130056009
Sling-based treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
Slings, kits, and methods useful in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) are described. An exemplary sling comprises a main body extending along a lengthwise axis and having first and second opposing ends, first and second opposing sides, and first and second opposing surfaces.
02/21/13
20130046329
Sleep apnea therapy with naso-phyrangeal bypass
Naso-pharyngeal devices for treating sleep apnea can perform two functions simultaneously: keeping an open airway through an inner lumen of the device; and support for the tissue in the airway, because keeping the tissue from completely collapsing creates the possibility of some air movement around the device in the critical areas associated with obstructive sleep apnea.. .
02/21/13
20130042876
System and method for delivering a therapy and sensing a biological activity in the mouth
Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed for controlled delivery of a therapy, such as a stimulant, to a mouth of a subject via an oral device positioned in a secured configuration in the mouth. At least one of a tongue position stimulator (tst) and tongue position sensor (tse) is provided, according to certain aspects.
01/24/13
20130021158
System and method of detecting sleep disorders
An apparatus for detecting sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, includes a housing insertable into an ear canal of a subject. A sensor disposed within the housing measures a position of the subject's head relative to an axis of gravity.
01/17/13
20130014766
Devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea and/or snoring
A garment for the treatment of sleep apnea and/or snoring includes a member for attachment to an individual afflicted with sleep apnea and an elongate, position control member at the rear of the garment and extending outwardly therefrom. The elongate member is a continuous member having transversely spaced-apart side surfaces, and the side surfaces are joined to an outer wall of the position control member at elongate side edges.


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