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US20110240037 Delivery Tools for Sleep Disorders Treatment Implant and Methods of Implantation  
Methods and tools are disclosed for inserting an implant device that treats snoring and apnea of a patient by altering the position of a soft palate. Methods and tools can make an incision in...
US20140007885 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA  
Methods for treating sleep apnea. A method includes implanting at least first and second elongated implants in a tongue or soft palate of a patient, wherein each of the first and second implants...
US20150034095 Tissue Adjustment Implant  
Tissue adjustment implants useful for adjusting a position of tissue in a patient are described. In an embodiment, a tissue adjustment implant includes a main body having a series of...
US20120055487 System and Method for Treatment of Upper Airway Disorders  
The present invention provides a system for treating a mammalian patient having obstructive sleep disordered breathing, e.g., sleep apnea. The system has a set of appliances including a first...
US20150032028 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF AN AIRWAY DISORDER  
Methods and systems for treating an airway disorder and delivering an implant to airway tissue are provided. A method includes partially inserting at least a first and second wire into airway...
US20150075541 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...
US20120111341 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...
US20140000631 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA  
Methods of maintaining airway patency in an airway of a patient. A method includes the steps of wrapping a bioerodable material at least partway around an axis to create a wound bioerodable...
US20140076333 Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance and Method of Constructing  
A sleep apnea dental appliance and a method for constructing said appliance. The sleep apnea dental appliance and the method for constructing said dental appliance offers patients a mandibular...
US20110067708 NASAL DEVICES FOR USE WHILE SLEEPING  
Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic...
US20120132215 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING AIRWAY PATENCY  
An oral device for improving airway patency comprises a tongue constraint and a negative pressure source. The tongue constraint engages the patient's tongue to maintain a clear region below the...
US20140041668 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...
US20110180075 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...
US20130263866 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING AIRWAY PATENCY  
An oral device for improving airway patency comprises a tongue constraint and a negative pressure source. The tongue constraint engages the patient's tongue to maintain a clear region below the...
US20110220124 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING AIRWAY PATENCY  
An oral device for improving airway patency comprises a tongue constraint and a negative pressure source. The tongue constraint engages the patient's tongue to maintain a clear region below the...
US20110036357 MODULAR DENTAL APPLIANCE FOR IMPROVING AIRFLOW THROUGH NASAL- PHARYNGEAL AIRWAY  
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...
US20110005530 METHODS OF TREATING A DISORDER BY INHIBITING EXPIRATION  
Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic...
US20120017918 Oral Fixation Device and Fixing Method Using the Same  
An oral fixation device and an oral fixing method using the same are provided. The oral fixation device includes a U-shaped brace and an arch board. The arch board is connected to an inner wall of...
US20110180076 WEARABLE TISSUE RETENTION DEVICE  
A wearable 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 their tongue...
US20130092176 AUTOMATED TISSUE RETENTION SYSTEM  
An automated tissue retention system generally comprises an oral appliance retractably coupled to a covering which is secured to an anterior portion of the tongue. Once placed within a subject's...
US20150000675 NASAL BREATHING AID  
A nasal breathing aid includes a base portion and two extending diverging arms. The arms, near their base include inward facing contact elements which are adapted to “pinch” the vomer bone within...
US20100294283 AUTOMATED TISSUE RETENTION SYSTEM  
An automated tissue retention system generally comprises an oral appliance retractably coupled to a covering which is secured to an anterior portion of the tongue. Once placed within a subject's...
US20130233324 GLOSSOPLASTY IMPLANT TENSION RELIEF SYSTEM  
A glossoplasty implant tension relief system for treating an airway of a patient has a first portion configured to engage a mandible of the subject. The system also has a second portion configured...
US20110226264 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA  
A medical appliance for the treatment of one or more sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea in a patient, the appliance comprising: a biasing member for inserting behind and exerting a...
US20110005529 METHODS OF TREATING A SLEEPING SUBJECT  
Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic...
US20110192404 AUTOMATED NEGATIVE PRESSURE ORAL APPARATUS  
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...
US20110005528 NASAL DEVICES WITH RESPIRATORY GAS SOURCE  
Described here are devices for altering the flow of air in a respiratory cavity such as the mouth and nostrils of the nose. These methods and devices may be useful for affecting a physiologic...
US20110155143 SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA PREVENTION AND TREATMENT DEVICE  
A snoring and obstructive sleep apnea prevention and treatment device has an oral device portion with a centrally disposed plate portion. The plate portion has a suction cup on its tongue facing...
US20110178439 A PALATE RETAINER WITH ATTACHED NASOPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY EXTENDER FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA  
A medical appliance for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a patient, the appliance comprising: a securing device configured to be removably affixed to the patient's jaw; and a biasing...
US20150181952 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...
US20150034092 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...
US20120247485 ORAL APPLIANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA  
The oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea provides greater comfort to the user and maintains an open air passage through the mouth by preventing the tongue from blocking the windpipe...
US20110073119 NEGATIVE PRESSURE ORAL APPARATUS  
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...
US20130269712 ADJUSTABLE BITE PLANE APPLIANCE  
A bite plane apparatus for applying to a patient's teeth is provided. The bite plane apparatus has an adjustable portion with a moveable member in a manibular portion that corresponds with a...
US20120216818 GLASSOPLASTY USING TISSUE ANCHOR GLOSSOPEXY WITH VOLUMETRIC TONGUE REDUCTION  
Methods and devices are disclosed for remodeling the tongue. One or more spaces or cavities are formed in the tongue using, for example, surgical or RF ablative techniques. The cavities can be...
US20100319710 IMPLANT SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AIRWAY PASSAGE  
Techniques for operating a subcutaneous implant device are disclosed. The implant device can be formed of a non-magnetic material that is compatible with diagnostics such as magnetic resonance...
US20130319427 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...
US20130037037 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...
US20130306080 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIZING AN ORAL APPLIANCE USING OVERLAYS  
A system for sizing an oral appliance comprises a right overlay, a left overlay, and a wax bite plate. A dental arch impression of a patient is taken on the wax bite plate, and indicia on the...
US20130000652 ORAL ORTHOSIS  
An oral orthosis includes a holder in the shape of a mouthpiece, including a curved arcuate trough-like upper section which receives a formable material. The formable material does not occupy the...
US20110162658 ORAL ORTHOSIS  
An oral orthosis includes a holder in the shape of a mouthpiece, including a curved arcuate trough-like upper section which receives a formable material. The formable material does not occupy the...
US20120180798 ORAL APPLIANCE FOR SLEEP AIRWAY MANAGEMENT  
An oral appliance for managing a person's airway, includes a malleable ring portion which fits between a user's lower teeth and lower lip, or a user's upper teeth and upper lip; and a tongue...
US20150182374 DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA OR SNORING  
A device for treatment of sleep apnea or snoring of a user comprises an upper oral splint adapted for an upper jaw of the user, and a lower oral splint (20) adapted for a lower jaw of the user. At...
US20130146065 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR THE TREATMENT OF AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION, SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING  
Methods and devices for the treatment of airway obstruction, sleep apnea and snoring are disclosed. In some embodiments, a glossal suspension system includes a tissue tensioner that includes a...
US20130081637 NASAL INSERT AND CANNULA AND METHODS FOR THE USE THEREOF  
A nasal insert includes a user interface with a housing having a circumferential wall defining an interior passage. A valve is in communication with the interior passage and limits a fluid flow...
US20150238347 DENTAL SLEEP APPLIANCE  
A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and to open the airway for a sleeping patient. Retention...
US20120255561 DEVISE FOR SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT  
A device for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment has an oral elastic glove portion adapted to removably cover a free moving portion of a user's tongue. Three vacuum suction cups are used...
US20110120476 SLEEP APPLIANCE  
A dental oral appliance for patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and keep the airways open during sleep Retention for the appliance...
US20140034064 Oral Interface and Method using the Same  
This invention provides an oral interface mainly including a connecting channel, a collapsible chamber and a non-collapsible structure disposed inside the collapsible chamber. The connecting...
US20130087155 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. The crosslinking...