US 11,752,030 B2
Systems and methods for positioning a patient's mandible in response to sleep apnea status
Avi Kopelman, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assigned to ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Align Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 30, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/539,113.
Application 16/420,017 is a division of application No. 14/992,175, filed on Jan. 11, 2016, granted, now 10,537,463, issued on Jan. 21, 2020.
Application 17/539,113 is a continuation of application No. 16/420,017, filed on May 22, 2019, granted, now 11,207,208.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/161,798, filed on May 14, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/103,010, filed on Jan. 13, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2022/0257408 A1, Aug. 18, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 5/56 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 5/566 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions that when executed by a processor, carry out a method comprising:
receiving a set of sensor data from one or more sensors configured to monitor a patient for symptoms associated with sleep apnea;
detecting, using a machine learning algorithm executed by one or more processors, onset of a sleep apnea event based on the set of sensor data; and
transmitting a control signal to an intraoral appliance worn by the patient to cause the intraoral appliance to displace a lower jaw of the patient from a first position to a second position in order to treat the sleep apnea event.