Patents by Inventor Benjamin Peter Johnston

Benjamin Peter Johnston has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220016374
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit generation of a digital scan of a user's face such as for obtaining of a patient respiratory mask, or component(s) thereof, based on the digital scan. The method may include: receiving video data comprising a plurality of video frames of the user's face taken from a plurality of angles relative to the user's face, generating a three-dimensional representation of a surface of the user's face based on the plurality of video frames, receiving scale estimation data associated with the received video data, the scale estimation data indicative of a relative size of the user's face, and scaling the digital three-dimensional representation of the user's face based on the scale estimation data. In some aspects, the scale estimation data may be derived from motion information collected by the same device that collects the scan of the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Simon Michael LUCEY, Benjamin Peter JOHNSTON, Priyanshu GUPTA, Tzu-Chin YU
  • Publication number: 20210299384
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods automate selection of patient interface(s) according to their size, such as with processing in a processor(s) or in a server(s). Image data captured by an image sensor may be received. The captured image data may contain facial feature(s) of an intended user of the patient interface. The facial features may be captured in association with a predetermined reference feature of known dimension(s). The user's facial feature(s) and the reference feature may be detected in the captured image data. Image pixel data of the image may be processed to measure an aspect of the detected facial feature(s) based on the reference feature. A patient interface size may be detected from standard patient interface sizes based on a comparison between the measured aspect of the facial feature(s) and a data record relating sizing information of the standard patient interface sizes and the measured aspect of the facial feature(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Timothy Tsun-Fai FU, Denis Butyletskiy, Michiel Kooij, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Robert James Hudson
  • Patent number: 11103664
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit generation of a digital scan of a user's face such as for obtaining of a patient respiratory mask, or component(s) thereof, based on the digital scan. The method may include: receiving video data comprising a plurality of video frames of the user's face taken from a plurality of angles relative to the user's face, generating a three-dimensional representation of a surface of the user's face based on the plurality of video frames, receiving scale estimation data associated with the received video data, the scale estimation data indicative of a relative size of the user's face, and scaling the digital three-dimensional representation of the user's face based on the scale estimation data. In some aspects, the scale estimation data may be derived from motion information collected by the same device that collects the scan of the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Michael Lucey, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Priyanshu Gupta, Tzu-Chin Yu
  • Patent number: 10980957
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods automate selection of patient interface(s) according to their size, such as with processing in a processor(s) or in a server(s). Image data captured by an image sensor may be received. The captured image data may contain facial feature(s) of an intended user of the patient interface. The facial features may be captured in association with a predetermined reference feature of known dimension(s). The user's facial feature(s) and the reference feature may be detected in the captured image data. Image pixel data of the image may be processed to measure an aspect of the detected facial feature(s) based on the reference feature. A patient interface size may be detected from standard patient interface sizes based on a comparison between the measured aspect of the facial feature(s) and a data record relating sizing information of the standard patient interface sizes and the measured aspect of the facial feature(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Tsun-Fai Fu, Denis Butyletskiy, Michiel Kooij, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Robert James Hudson
  • Publication number: 20210008320
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a patient interface for sealed delivery of a flow of air at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure to an entrance to the patient's airways includes collecting anthropometric data of a patient's face. Anticipated considerations are identified from the collected anthropometric data during use of the patient interface. The collected anthropometric data is processed to provide a transformed data set based on the anticipated considerations, the transformed data set corresponding to at least one customised patient interface component. At least one patient interface component is modeled based on the transformed data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Tzu-Chin Yu, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Rober Henry Frater, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Jan Klasek, Robert Anthony Paterson, Quangang Yang, Gerald Michael Rummery, Priyanshu Gupta, Liam Holley, Gordon Joseph Malouf
  • Patent number: 10799662
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a patient interface for sealed delivery of a flow of air at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure to an entrance to the patient's airways includes collecting anthropometric data of a patient's face. Anticipated considerations are identified from the collected anthropometric data during use of the patient interface. The collected anthropometric data is processed to provide a transformed data set based on the anticipated considerations, the transformed data set corresponding to at least one customised patient interface component. At least one patient interface component is modelled based on the transformed data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Tzu-Chin Yu, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Robert Henry Frater, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Jan Klasek, Robert Anthony Paterson, Quangang Yang, Gerard Michael Rummery, Priyanshu Gupta, Liam Holley, Gordon Joseph Malouf
  • Publication number: 20200129764
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for monitoring the physical state of a stimulating assembly to, for example, detect the occurrence of an adverse event. More specifically, an elongate stimulating assembly comprising a plurality of longitudinally spaced contacts is at least partially implanted into a recipient. Electrical measurements are performed at one or more of the plurality of contacts and the electrical measurements are evaluated relative to one another to determine the physical state of the stimulating assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Michael Carter, Stuart John Kay, Andrea Lam, Shaun Ashwin Kumar, Joerg Pesch
  • Patent number: 10549094
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for monitoring the physical state of a stimulating assembly to, for example, detect the occurrence of an adverse event. More specifically, an elongate stimulating assembly comprising a plurality of longitudinally spaced contacts is at least partially implanted into a recipient. Electrical measurements are performed at one or more of the plurality of contacts and the electrical measurements are evaluated relative to one another to determine the physical state of the stimulating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Michael Carter, Stuart John Kay, Andrea Lam, Shaun Ashwin Kumar, Joerg Pesch
  • Publication number: 20190232013
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a patient interface for sealed delivery of a flow of air at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure to an entrance to the patient's airways includes collecting anthropometric data of a patient's face. Anticipated considerations are identified from the collected anthropometric data during use of the patient interface. The collected anthropometric data is processed to provide a transformed data set based on the anticipated considerations, the transformed data set corresponding to at least one customised patient interface component. At least one patient interface component is modelled based on the transformed data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Tzu- Chin Yu, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Robert Henry Frater, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Jan Klasek, Robert Anthony Paterson, Quangang Yang, Gerard Michael Rummery, Priyanshu Gupta, Liam Holley, Gordon Joseph Malouf
  • Publication number: 20190167934
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit generation of a digital scan of a user's face such as for obtaining of a patient respiratory mask, or component(s) thereof, based on the digital scan. The method may include: receiving video data comprising a plurality of video frames of the user's face taken from a plurality of angles relative to the user's face, generating a three-dimensional representation of a surface of the user's face based on the plurality of video frames, receiving scale estimation data associated with the received video data, the scale estimation data indicative of a relative size of the user's face, and scaling the digital three-dimensional representation of the user's face based on the scale estimation data. In some aspects, the scale estimation data may be derived from motion information collected by the same device that collects the scan of the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Michael LUCEY, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Priyanshu Gupta, Tzu-Chin Yu
  • Patent number: 10220172
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit generation of a digital scan of a user's face such as for obtaining of a patient respiratory mask, or component(s) thereof, based on the digital scan. The method may include: receiving video data comprising a plurality of video frames of the user's face taken from a plurality of angles relative to the user's face, generating a three-dimensional representation of a surface of the user's face based on the plurality of video frames, receiving scale estimation data associated with the received video data, the scale estimation data indicative of a relative size of the user's face, and scaling the digital three-dimensional representation of the user's face based on the scale estimation data. In some aspects, the scale estimation data may be derived from motion information collected by the same device that collects the scan of the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Simon Michael Lucey, Priyanshu Gupta, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Tzu-Chin Yu
  • Publication number: 20180117272
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods automate selection of patient interface(s) according to their size, such as with processing in a processor(s) or in a server(s). Image data captured by an image sensor may be received. The captured image data may contain facial feature(s) of an intended user of the patient interface. The facial features may be captured in association with a predetermined reference feature of known dimension(s). The user's facial feature(s) and the reference feature may be detected in the captured image data. Image pixel data of the image may be processed to measure an aspect of the detected facial feature(s) based on the reference feature. A patient interface size may be detected from standard patient interface sizes based on a comparison between the measured aspect of the facial feature(s) and a data record relating sizing information of the standard patient interface sizes and the measured aspect of the facial feature(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Timothy Tsun-Fai FU, Denis Butyletskiy, Michiel Kooij, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Robert James Hudson
  • Publication number: 20170340883
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for monitoring the physical state of a stimulating assembly to, for example, detect the occurrence of an adverse event. More specifically, an elongate stimulating assembly comprising a plurality of longitudinally spaced contacts is at least partially implanted into a recipient. Electrical measurements are performed at one or more of the plurality of contacts and the electrical measurements are evaluated relative to one another to determine the physical state of the stimulating assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Michael Carter, Stuart John Kay, Andrea Lam, Shaun Ashwin Kumar, Joerg Pesch
  • Publication number: 20170173289
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit generation of a digital scan of a user's face such as for obtaining of a patient respiratory mask, or component(s) thereof, based on the digital scan. The method may include: receiving video data comprising a plurality of video frames of the user's face taken from a plurality of angles relative to the user's face, generating a three-dimensional representation of a surface of the user's face based on the plurality of video frames, receiving scale estimation data associated with the received video data, the scale estimation data indicative of a relative size of the user's face, and scaling the digital three-dimensional representation of the user's face based on the scale estimation data. In some aspects, the scale estimation data may be derived from motion information collected by the same device that collects the scan of the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Simon Michael Lucey, Priyanshu Gupta, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Tzu-Chin Yu
  • Publication number: 20160059014
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for monitoring the physical state of a stimulating assembly to, for example, detect the occurrence of an adverse event. More specifically, an elongate stimulating assembly comprising a plurality of longitudinally spaced contacts is at least partially implanted into a recipient. Electrical measurements are performed at one or more of the plurality of contacts and the electrical measurements are evaluated relative to one another to determine the physical state of the stimulating assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Michael Carter, Stuart John Kay, Andrea Lam, Shaun Ashwin Kumar, Joerg Pesch
  • Patent number: 9119008
    Abstract: Presented herein are echo location techniques to obtain information about an implantable component of a hearing prosthesis relative to a recipient's tissue. The hearing prosthesis may comprise an elongate stimulating assembly configured to be implanted in a recipient's where an echo transmitter is disposed in the stimulating assembly. The echo transmitter is configured to emit an energy pulse within the recipient and an echo receiver disposed in the stimulating assembly is configured to detect a portion of the energy pulse reflected from tissue of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Peter Johnston, Frank Risi
  • Publication number: 20150049888
    Abstract: Presented herein are echo location techniques to obtain information about an implantable component of a hearing prosthesis relative to a recipient's tissue. The hearing prosthesis may comprise an elongate stimulating assembly configured to be implanted in a recipient's where an echo transmitter is disposed in the stimulating assembly. The echo transmitter is configured to emit an energy pulse within the recipient and an echo receiver disposed in the stimulating assembly is configured to detect a portion of the energy pulse reflected from tissue of the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin Peter Johnston, Frank Risi