US Patent No: 7,438,686

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Apparatus and method for monitoring for disordered breathing

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The present invention relates to a device and method for monitoring for sleep disordered breathing or other types of disordered breathing such as Cheyne-Stokes breathing. More specifically, a device and method for detecting disordered breathing is provided that monitors a physiological parameter, which becomes cyclical due to apnea-hyperpnea (or arousal) alternation and provides the basis for the determination of a number of breathing disorder metrics.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5369

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cho, Yong K Maple Grove, MN 66 1129
Lawabni, Abed E Minneapolis, MN 1 92
Markowitz, H T Roseville, MN 3 206
Pitschneider, Raylene Maple Grove, MN 2 112
Sheldon, Todd J North Oaks, MN 99 2789
Sowelam, Sameh Maple Grove, MN 10 383

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