US Patent No: 6,398,739

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Device and method for nonclinical monitoring of breathing during sleep, control of CPAP treatment and preventing apnea

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Abstract

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Patient may operate a CPAP system to deliver appropriate airway pressure home. A patient's apnea problem can be diagnosed at home without supervision with a CPAP device which delivers a continuously minimum appropriate pressure for substantially the entire period of therapy.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES794

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lynch, Christopher North Ryde, AU 25 1127
Sullivan, Colin E Birchgrove, AU 14 1676

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