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1. (WO2017059072) NEURAL STIMULATION TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/059072    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/054451
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61N 1/05
A61N 1/36
Applicants: MEDTRONIC, INC.
Inventors: SCHEINER, Avram
Title: NEURAL STIMULATION TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA
Abstract:
A removable oral device is disclosed. The removable oral device comprises a mounting retainer configured to align with a set of teeth. An electrical stimulator is coupled to the mounting retainer. A single lead is employed that has a first and a second end and lacking a mechanical connection to the mounting retainer. A first and a second electrode are positioned along the single lead. The lead is disposed perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of a patient's tongue such that the first electrode is proximate a first hypoglossal nerve and the second electrode is proximate a second hypoglossal nerve.