Patents by Inventor Véronique Griller Lanoir

Véronique Griller Lanoir has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7992557
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. The apparatus measures and/or calculates the inspiratory air flow, volume and pressure to the airway. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airway, wherein the apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway. The apparatus determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure to the patient's airway based on a determination of one or more factors, such as the occurrence of hypopnoea, hyperventilation, obstructive or central apnoea, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of events representing a sleep problem may be stored by the apparatus and retrieved by a clinician at a later date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Véronique Griller Lanoir
  • Publication number: 20080196724
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. The apparatus measures and/or calculates the inspiratory air flow, volume and pressure to the airway. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airway, wherein the apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway. The apparatus determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure to the patient's airway based on a determination of one or more factors, such as the occurrence of hypopnoea, hyperventilation, obstructive or central apnoea, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of events representing a sleep problem may be stored by the apparatus and retrieved by a clinician at a later date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Veronique Griller Lanoir
  • Patent number: 7370650
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. The apparatus measures and/or calculates the inspiratory air flow, volume and pressure to the airway. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airway, wherein the apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway. The apparatus determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure to the patient's airway based on a determination of one or more factors, such as the occurrence of hypopnoea, hyperventilation, obstructive or central apnoea, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of events representing a sleep problem may be stored by the apparatus and retrieved by a clinician at a later date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Developpement France
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Véronique Griller Lanoir
  • Publication number: 20050081854
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. The apparatus measures and/or calculates the inspiratory air flow, volume and pressure to the airway. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airway, wherein the apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway. The apparatus determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure to the patient's airway based on a determination of one or more factors, such as the occurrence of hypopnoea, hyperventilation, obstructive or central apnoea, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of events representing a sleep problem may be stored by the apparatus and retrieved by a clinician at a later date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Veronique Griller Lanoir
  • Patent number: 6814074
    Abstract: Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the upper anatomical airways of a patient suffering from a sleep disorder, such as apnoea. The apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway, and determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure based on a determination of several factors, such is the occurrence of hypopnoea, hyperventilation, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. The method of controlling the pressure includes determining a mean amplitude of the flow of air to the patient during a predetermined number of respiratory cycles. A hypopnoea time counter is incremented when the amplitude of the flow of air during a current respiratory cycle is less than the mean amplitude of the flow of air multiplied by a hypopnoea factor. The pressure of the flow of air to the patient is increased when the hypopnoea time counter is greater than or equal to a hypopnoea time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Developpement France
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Véronique Griller Lanoir
  • Patent number: 6761167
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airways by the apparatus according to the methods of the present invention. The apparatus measures and/or calculates the inspiratory air flow, volume and pressure to the airway. The apparatus further determines whether to increase or decrease the airway pressure based on a determination of several factors, such as the occurrence events representing a sleep problem, duration of inspiratory air flow, correspondence of the inspiratory air flow curve to a sinusoidal curve, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of events representing a sleep problem may be stored by the apparatus and read by a clinician at a later date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Developpement France
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Véronique Griller Lanoir
  • Patent number: 6761168
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling air supplied under pressure to a patient suffering from sleep disorders such as apnoea. Controlled pressurized air is supplied to the patient's upper anatomical airways by the apparatus according to the methods of the present invention. The apparatus measures the air flow and pressure to the airway, and determines whether to increase or decrease the pressure based on a determination of several factors, such as the occurrence of an obstructive or central apnoea, hyperventilation, air leakage and acoustical vibrations. Occurrences of apnoeas may be stored by the apparatus and read by a clinician at a later date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Developpement France
    Inventors: Hossein Nadjafizadeh, Pascal Nicolazzi, Véronique Griller Lanoir