%0 Journal Article
	%A Tsung-yin Lin and  Yi-yu Lee
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 62, 2012
	%T Patents Analysis and Design Suggestions for the Mandibular Advancement Devices
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7614
	%V 62
	%X Snoring is prevalent and is the most significant feature
of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Ignore the therapies of SDB will
lead to serious problems in health. Based on the research of
mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatments of snoring, oral appliances are
ensured in therapeutic effect and compliance, especially the
mandibular advancement devices (MADs). Market survey includes
commercial product reviews and patent analyses. Due to pay more
attention to the sleep medicine, the oral appliances are considered as a
standard treatment of snoring that promoted by American Academy of
Sleep Medicine (AASM). There are more and more adjustable MADs
developed since 1995. According to the patent analyses, there are
many drawbacks existed in the present design, such as uncomfortable,
high cost, bulky volume, and complex adjustment. In this study,
several new designs of the MAD are proposed.
	%P 513 - 518