Patents by Inventor Walter Fong

Walter Fong 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).

  • Publication number: 20060124137
    Abstract: Isometric muscle manipulation results in a reduction in breathing airway restriction and the incidence and magnitude of sleep apnea and snoring. The method comprises exercises including, raising the tip of the tongue upward and backward in the mouth to touch the area between the hard palate and the soft palate of the mouth and then pressing the tongue upwardly, raising the flat tongue upward pressing it against the hard palate, pressing the tongue against the floor of the mouth, protruding the jaw into a forward position, pressing the protruding lips together, and pressing the soft pallet against the rear surface of the tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventor: Walter Fong
  • Publication number: 20050263152
    Abstract: Isometric muscle manipulation results in a reduction in breathing airway restriction and the incidence and magnitude of sleep apnea and snoring. The method comprises exercises including, raising the tip of the tongue upward and backward in the mouth to touch the area between the hard palate and the soft palate of the mouth and then pressing the tongue upwardly, raising the flat tongue upward pressing it against the hard palate, placing the jaw in a slightly open attitude and pressing the tongue against the floor of the mouth, expanding the nasal and oral pharynx, and placing the jaw in the closed attitude and then protruding the jaw to a forward position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventor: Walter Fong
  • Patent number: 5100131
    Abstract: A back muscle exercising and stretching apparatus comprises a stationary seat upon which a user may sit, a backrest movably attached to the seat, and a resistance means, such as a hydraulic or pneumatic spring, movably attached to the seat and the backrest to define the force required to move the backrest relative to the seat. The user may sit either facing toward or away from the backrest and then bend either forward or backward to cause the backrest to move from a substantially vertical position to a substantially horizontal position. Higher resistances may be used to effect exercise and lower resistances may be used to effect stretching. The apparatus may be placed in a convex table-like orientation such that the user may lay face up thereon to effect stretching of the back muscles. An optional headrest increases comfort and permits the patient to exercise and stretch portions of the upper back and neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: Walter Fong