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9010334 Cheek pouch anchor  
The cheek pouch anchor, formed of a resilient filament, fits within a user's cheek pouch. The anchor dynamically spans a user's inter-occlusal space and lip opening as a user's jaws open and...
8991398 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...
8991399 Sleep apnea prevention mask  
A sleep apnea prevention sleep-aid mask is described. The sleep-aid mask is configured to secure the lips of a user together in a natural state, in order to encourage the respiratory system of the...
8985116 Layered nasal devices  
Described herein are nasal devices. In particular, layered nasal respiratory devices are described. Layered nasal device may include a layered airflow resistor that is configured to resist airflow...
8978659 Therapeutic and protective dental device useful as an intra-oral delivery system  
A dental device has a U-shaped carrier with at least one channel for embracing an arch of teeth. There are recessed insets in the channel. Discrete inserts carrying a beneficial agent can fit into...
8973582 Tongue suspension device and method  
An implantable tissue suspension device and its method for use. The device includes first and second filamentary elements bonded together only at a central connection region such that first and...
8939145 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea  
An apparatus and method for treating sleep apnea and/or snoring is provided. The apparatus includes an appliance sized and structured to be placed in the pharyngeal region of a human or animal and...
8931486 Intra-oral appliance for treatment of sleep disorders  
An intra-oral dental appliance for treatment of sleep disorders including snoring, sleep apnea and nocturnal bruxism. The appliance includes an upper member conforming to the patient's maxillary...
8931487 Oral cavity manipulator  
An oral cavity manipulator for controlling the position of tongue and jaw, the manipulator including a foundation body, maxilla and mandibular teeth engaging elements mountable on the foundation...
8925551 Method and device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring  
The device relates to methods and devices for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
8925552 Apparatus and method for securing uvula  
A method and apparatus for securing a uvula to a soft palate. The uvula may be attached to either the nasopharyngeal side or the oral side of the soft palate with a uvula securement device. The...
8915252 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...
8911466 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...
8905033 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...
8881723 Breathable gas supply apparatus  
A breathable gas supply apparatus for a patient features a breathable gas supply system and a respiratory mask assembly in communication with the breathable gas supply system. The breathable gas...
8881733 Mandibular advancement device  
A mandibular advancement device used in the management of snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, TMD and bruxism, comprises a maxillary tray for receiving/retaining maxillary teeth, a mandibular tray...
8881734 Cheek path airway  
The cheek path airway fits a path between a user's lips and through the user's cheek pouch and rear-jaw gap, avoiding the user's bite. It provides supplemental air to a user's rear-mouth cavity...
8875713 Anti-obstructive airway dental orthotic  
An anti-obstructive airway dental orthotic is described. The orthotic includes a maxillary retainer and a mandibular retainer releasably attaching to a plurality of teeth of a wearer. The...
8857439 Variable automated tissue retention system  
A variably automated tissue retention system generally comprises an oral appliance retractably coupled to a covering which is secured to an anterior portion of the tongue. As the subject moves...
8851078 Chin strap  
A chin strap includes a chin cup, side straps, and rear straps. The chin strap is used to urge the patient's jaw upwards and substantially close the patient's mouth while pressurized breathable...
8852224 Therapeutic delivery system  
Therapeutic delivery systems are provided which, in a first embodiment, contain a plurality of multiphase capsules in which first and second therapeutic agents are contained in separate phases...
8844537 System and method for alleviating sleep apnea  
A system and method for controlling a device to alleviate sleep apnea comprises determining whether a user of the device is asleep by a microcontroller operatively connected to the device. Using a...
8840565 Test battery system and method for assessment of auditory function  
A test battery method and system for use in assessing auditory function (e.g., the screening or diagnosis of impairments, fitting of hearing aids, etc.) is provided which performs one or more...
8839793 Adjustable mandibular advancement device  
An adjustable mandibular advancement device has an upper plate for covering upper teeth of a human and a lower plate for covering lower teeth of the human. A magnetic closure mechanism is provided...
8833374 Intra-oral mandibular advancement appliance  
An intra-oral mandibular advancement appliance to be inserted in the mouth of a patient so as to maintain an open airway to the patient's throat and thereby improve breathing during sleep. The...
8833373 Nasally inserted airway opening device for obstructive sleep apnea treatment  
A nasally inserted airway opening device with inflatable cuff is provided to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The airway opening device includes a hollow flexible tube extending between a proximal...
8813753 Implantable obstructive sleep apnea sensor  
Systems and methods for detecting an obstructive sleep apnea event are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may use an electrical output generating ionic polymer metal composite sensor...
8813754 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. The device may...
8807137 Self-anchoring magnetic force implant devices, systems, and methods  
A magnetic force system uses a magnetic implant sized and configured to be inserted in the pharynx and another magnetic implant sized and configured to be inserted in the tongue, palate, or...
8808158 Device and method for correcting obstructive sleep apnea  
An orthotic obstructive sleep apnea treatment device is provided that includes a hyoid bone attachment element disposed to attach a ferric element to a hyoid bone, where the ferric element is...
8812113 Apparatus and methods for feedback based nerve modulation  
A device according to some embodiments may include a housing configured for location external to a body of a subject. The device may also include at least one processor associated with the housing...
8800567 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...
8783264 Systems and methods for controlling position  
Systems and methods for controlling the position of a user of a wearable positional therapy device are provided. The wearable position therapy device can be configured to monitor and store...
8783258 Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea  
A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes an anchoring element having scar tissue located in an inframandibular region, and a tongue implant having at least one arm extending...
8783263 Deconstricting airway devices  
An intraoral airway having opposing trays with a soft lining or cushion to grip the maxillary and mandibular dental arches of a patient with a fixed relationship in such a manner as to gently open...
8783261 Apparatus for prevention of snoring and improved breathing  
According to one embodiment, a dental device is provided. The dental device includes an arch configured to engage at least some of the teeth of a user's dental arch and having a midline that...
8783260 Apparatuses and methods for mandibular protrusion  
Embodiments of methods and mandibular protruders and positioning devices, comprising, for example: an upper mounting bracket having an upper dental appliance; a lower mounting bracket having a...
8783259 Oral appliance for improved nocturnal breathing  
An oral appliance includes a one-piece tray system that fits over the posterior teeth of the user and is custom-made or customized using lining material that conforms to the dentition of the...
8776799 Systems and methods for treatment of sleep apnea  
A system for revisably treating an airway disorder is provided with an implant body configured to conform to an airway-interface tissue site in a manner compatible with normal physiological...
8770196 System and method for treating patient with obstructive sleep apnea  
A method for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes providing MAD therapy via an adjustable mandibular advancement device structured to advance the position of the patient's lower jaw,...
8757164 Dental appliance with adjustable tongue repositioner  
An embodiment of a device in accordance with the present invention is adapted to be positioned at least partially in a mouth of a user to reduce resistance of air flow in the oral pharyngeal...
8757163 Airway implants and methods and devices for insertion and retrieval  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, such as obstructive sleep apnea, and devices and methods that facilitate insertion and...
8752552 Devices, systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of body, such as the pharyngeal conduit  
Devices, systems and methods develop static and/or kinetic and/or pressure forces to fixate or brace tissue in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the...
8747296 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...
8739794 Oral device  
An oral device is disclosed. The oral device comprises a mouthpiece member, a tube member and an attachment member. The mouthpiece member comprises a resilient material, and is adapted to fit...
8733362 Anti-snore device  
A device for prevention of snoring in the form of a neck collar (1) with a middle section (2) for placement under the chin of a user, side sections (3, 4) connecting to said middle section and end...
8733363 Systems and methods for treatment of sleep apnea  
A system for treating an airway disorder is provided with an implant body configured to conform to an airway-interface tissue site in a manner compatible with normal physiological function of the...
8707959 Implantable devices, systems, and methods for maintaining desired orientations in targeted tissue regions  
At least one implant structure is sized and configured for implantation in, on, or near an extrinsic muscle region affecting movement and/or shape of a tongue, e.g., a genioglossus muscle. The...
8707960 Partially erodable systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea  
A method of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient. The method includes the steps of implanting a device into airway-forming tissue without affixing the device to the tissue and...
8701671 Non-surgical method and system for reducing snoring  
A method, system and device for addressing the reduction of snoring includes a removable or dissolvable strip of material that adhere to mucosal tissue of a person's soft palate to provide...