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Douglas M Mechlenburg

from Murrysville, PA
Age ~66

Douglas Mechlenburg Phones & Addresses

  • 1220 Twelve Oaks Ct, Murrysville, PA 15668
  • 2155 Cayuga Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15239 (412) 793-2608
  • Toledo, OH
  • Erie, PA

Work

Position: Clerical/White Collar

Education

Degree: High school graduate or higher

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Interactive Pressure Support System And Method

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US Patent:
6564797, May 20, 2003
Filed:
Sep 20, 1999
Appl. No.:
09/399023
Inventors:
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Pittsburgh PA
Mark C. Estes - Sylmar CA
Assignee:
Respironics, Inc. - Murrysville PA
International Classification:
A61M 1600
US Classification:
12820421, 12820418, 12820423
Abstract:
An interactive pressure support system and method employing a pressure generating system that provides a pressure therapy to the pulmonary system of a patient and an interactive system associated with the pressure generating system to enable the patient to interact with the pressure support system, for example, to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment provided by the pressure support system. The interactive system includes an output device that provides first information to the patient, an input device that allows the patient to provide second information that is based on the first information and a control unit that controls the operation of the output device to present the first information and collection of the second information via the input device.

Intraoral Electromuscular Stimulating Device And Method

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US Patent:
6618627, Sep 9, 2003
Filed:
Mar 26, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/817434
Inventors:
Stefanie Lattner - Gibsonia PA
Eric W. Starr - Allison Park PA
Eugene N. Scarberry - Trafford PA
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Pittsburgh PA
Assignee:
Respironics, Inc. - Murrysville PA
International Classification:
A61N 105
US Classification:
607134, 607 42
Abstract:
An intraoral electromuscular stimulation device and method to treat a breathing disorder. The stimulation device includes a first electrode, a first support member that maintains the first electrode in a sublingual location posterior to a frenulum and proximate to one of a first molar, a second molar and a third molar of a patient. A second electrode is maintained in a sublingual position posterior relative to the first electrode by a second support member. A further embodiment of the stimulation device includes a sensor that detects a respiratory parameter of a patient and outputs a signal indicative thereof. A control unit receives the signal from the sensor, distinguishes between inspiration and expiration, and initiates an electrical stimulation at a stimulation time prior to onset of inspiration and continues stimulation through a portion of inspiration at a level sufficient to induce muscle contraction without pain.

Vestibular Stimulation System And Method

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US Patent:
6748275, Jun 8, 2004
Filed:
Nov 2, 2001
Appl. No.:
10/003809
Inventors:
Stefanie Lattner - Gibsonia PA
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Murrysville PA
Assignee:
Respironics, Inc. - Murrysville PA
International Classification:
A61N 118
US Classification:
607 42, 600 26
Abstract:
An apparatus and method in which the portions of the labyrinth associated with the labyrinthine sense and/or the nerves associated therewith are stimulated to perform at least one of the following functions: augment or control a patients respiratory function, open the patients airway, induce sleep, and/or counteract vertigo. In one embodiment, the vestibular stimulating system of the present invention includes 1) a stimulation element that performs the actual stimulation of the tissue, 2) a sensor to detect a physiological condition of the patient, and 3) a power/control unit that receives the signals provided by the sensor and causes stimulation energy to be provided to the stimulation element at an appropriate timing, level, pattern, and/or frequency to achieve the desired function. However, the present invention also contemplates eliminating the sensor in favor of applying a predetermined pattern of stimulation to the patient.

Muscle Stimulating Device And Method For Diagnosing And Treating A Breathing Disorder

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US Patent:
6770022, Aug 3, 2004
Filed:
Jan 17, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/761788
Inventors:
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Pittsburgh PA
Roger Paul Gaumond - State College PA
Assignee:
Respironics, Inc. - Murrysville PA
The Penn State Research Foundation - University Park PA
International Classification:
A61N 100
US Classification:
600 9, 600 15, 607 42
Abstract:
A device and method for magnetic stimulation of muscles for the diagnosis and relief of a breathing disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea is disclosed. Magnetic stimulation is used to stimulate muscles which serve to stabilize the upper airway of an individual whose nocturnal apneic events are related to diminished muscle tone. A sensor monitors a physiologic characteristic of the patient, a coil is energized to stimulate the appropriate muscles associated with the upper airway, a power supply provides power for energizing the coil, and a control system controls the application of power to the coil based on the output of the sensor. Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea is accomplished by measuring the subjects compliance in the presence and absence of the magnetic stimulation of the upper airway muscles. The smaller the difference between these two compliance levels, the more likely that patient suffers from obstructive sleep apnea.

Method And Apparatus For Providing Positive Airway Pressure To A Patient

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US Patent:
6932084, Aug 23, 2005
Filed:
Nov 26, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/304590
Inventors:
Mark C. Estes - Sylmar CA, US
John Fiore - Monroeville PA, US
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Murrysville PA, US
Heather Ressler - New Alexandria PA, US
Jeff Kepler - Pittsburgh PA, US
Assignee:
RIC Investments, Inc. - Wilmington DE
International Classification:
A61M016/00
US Classification:
12820418, 12820421, 12820423
Abstract:
A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system involves applying a gain to flow rate of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and/or expiratory phases of a respiratory cycle to deliver the pressurized gas in proportion to the respective gains during inspiration and/or expiration. A base pressure may be applied in addition to the gain-modified pressures and an elevated pressure profile may be employed to assist or control inspiration. The system may be fully automated responsive to feedback provided by a flow sensor that determines the estimated patient flow rate. A leak computer can be included to instantaneously calculate gas leakage from the system. The system may be utilized in connection with conventional continuous positive airway pressure treatments, such as CPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure equipment to effect various beneficial treatment applications.

Interactive Pressure Support System And Method

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US Patent:
7051735, May 30, 2006
Filed:
Apr 28, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/424299
Inventors:
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Murrysville PA, US
Mark C. Estes - Simi Valley CA, US
William H. Broadley - Pittsburgh PA, US
J. Raymond Pujol - Murrysville PA, US
Assignee:
RIC Investments, LLC. - Wilmington DE
International Classification:
A61M 16/00
US Classification:
12820421, 12820418, 12820423
Abstract:
An interactive pressure support system and method employing a pressure generating system that provides a pressure therapy to the pulmonary system of a patient and an interactive system associated with the pressure generating system to enable the patient to interact with the pressure support system, for example, to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment provided by the pressure support system. The interactive system includes an output device that provides first information to the patient, an input device that allows the patient to provide second information that is based on the first information and a control unit that controls the operation of the output device to present the first information and collection of the second information via the input device. In a further embodiment, the operation of the pressure generating system is controlled based on the second information provided by the patient.

Method And Apparatus For Monitoring And Controlling A Medical Device

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US Patent:
7225809, Jun 5, 2007
Filed:
Oct 27, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/698743
Inventors:
Kevin Bowen - Pittsburgh PA, US
Daniel Jonczak - Greensburg PA, US
Gregory Yurko - Murrysville PA, US
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Pittsburgh PA, US
Winslow K. Duff - Export PA, US
Mark D'Angelo - Harrison City PA, US
Assignee:
RIC Investments, LLC - Wilmington DE
International Classification:
A61M 16/00
US Classification:
12820421, 12820418
Abstract:
A medical device, such as pressure support system, and a method of communicating with such a device using an information storage device. The information storage device, in one embodiment, is adapted to be provided in a slot in the medical device so that information for controlling the operating of the pressure support device can be read from the information storage device, information regarding the usage and/or operation of the pressure support device can be written to the information storage device, or both operations can be performed.

Method And Apparatus For Providing Positive Airway Pressure To A Patient

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US Patent:
7296573, Nov 20, 2007
Filed:
Jul 15, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/182387
Inventors:
Mark C. Estes - Sylmer CA, US
John Fiore - Monroeville PA, US
Douglas M. Mechlenburg - Murrysville PA, US
Heather Ressler - New Alexandria PA, US
Jeff Kepler - Pittsburgh PA, US
Assignee:
RIC Investments, LLC - Wilmington DE
International Classification:
A61M 16/00
A62B 7/00
A62B 7/04
F16K 31/02
F16K 31/26
US Classification:
12820423, 12820418, 12820421, 12820426
Abstract:
A system including methods and apparatus for treatment of a medical disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or congestive heart failure. The system involves applying a gain to flow rate of pressurized gas delivered to a patient during inspiratory and/or expiratory phases of a respiratory cycle to deliver the pressurized gas in proportion to the respective gains during inspiration and/or expiration. A base pressure may be applied in addition to the gain-modified pressures and an elevated pressure profile may be employed to assist or control inspiration. The system may be fully automated responsive to feedback provided by a flow sensor that determines the estimated patient flow rate. A leak computer can be included to instantaneously calculate gas leakage from the system. The system may be utilized in connection with conventional continuous positive airway pressure treatments, such as CPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure equipment to effect various beneficial treatment applications.
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