Is the Buteyko Method patented?

In Russia, the Buteyko Method was patented by Dr. Buteyko’s family. Originally, K. P. Buteyko MD-PhD was the author of the patent associated with the Buteyko method. However, the authorship of the patent was transferred by K. P. Buteyko MD, to his wife Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozhilov MD. The patent registration number is 2245171.