CleveMed, a provider of home sleep testing solutions, was issued another patent. Patent number 9,615,773 relates to identifying the location of airway obstructions during sleep apnea events. CleveMed’s new patent is entitled “Method and Device for Sleep Analysis and Therapy.”
“This patent expands our intellectual property portfolio in OSA [obstructive sleep apnea] diagnosis to include a form of airway imaging during apneic events. Such information about airway behavior during sleep apnea could be useful in optimizing surgical intervention options for patients,” says Hani Kayyali, CleveMed president, in a release.
CleveMed has a portfolio of a range of sleep testing equipment, services, and cloud-based technologies that allow sleep disorders to be monitored in the home, including Sapphire PSG, SleepScout, SleepView, SleepViewSM Web-portal, and SleepView Direct.
What is it that the newly patented item does? What is measured or detected? Please give reference info in the medical literature. Thanks. Gregory Ferriss