Abstract: An apparatus and method for distinguishing between different types of apneic episodes. The method includes measuring a new index, TCD/VT, and measuring the phase relation between the abdominal and rib cage contributions to total respiration volume. The episode is classified as central, obstructive or mixed based on the value of TCD/VT and the phase relation.
February 17, 1987
Date of Patent:
October 18, 1988
Herman Watson, Marvin A. Sackner, Anne S. Belsito
Abstract: An apparatus and method for attaching novelty articles, such as small precious stones, to a plant for display. A dicotyledonous seed is secured in a cage to which is attached the novelty article, and the seed, cage, and novelty article are buried in a planting medium, such that when the plant grows from the seed, the novelty article is secured thereto.