Patent Number: 6,305,374

Title: Breathing gas delivery method and apparatus

Abstract: An improved methodology and systems for delivery of breathing gas such as for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea through application of alternating high and low level positive airway pressure within the airway of the patient with the high and low airway pressure being coordinated with the spontaneous respiration of the patient, and improved methods and apparatus for triggering and for leak management in such systems.

Inventors: Zdrojkowski; Ronald J. (Pittsburgh, PA), Estes; Mark (Trafford, PA)

Assignee: Respironics, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 16/00 (20060101); A61M 16/20 (20060101); A61M 016/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018