Patents by Inventor Craig Robert Prentice

Craig Robert Prentice 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: 20220249793
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Mark Downey, Thomas Mark Richardson, Craig Robert Prentice, Richard John Boyes
  • Publication number: 20220249794
    Abstract: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear comprises a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user's nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Oliver Gleeson, Evan Stuart Erstich, Simon Eric Freeman, Neil Glen Davies, Stephen John Schoenberg, Kamman Law, Craig Robert Prentice
  • Patent number: 11395894
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a nasal cannula is shaped to fit within a user's nares, where the nasal cannula includes at least one prong allowing high flow delivery of humidified gases and creates positive airway pressure in the patient's airway. The prongs have angled ends such that, in use, gases flowing through the prongs are directed to the user's nasal passages. The nasal cannula body is partially swivelling and preferably has a ball joint connector. In another embodiment the nasal cannula may have at least one flared end prong that preferably seals within a patient's nare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Craig Robert Prentice, Oliver Gleeson
  • Patent number: 11389610
    Abstract: Interfaces for positive pressure therapy having a mask assembly, a headgear assembly and a connection port assembly are disclosed herein. The connection port assembly has a ball joint connection with the mask assembly and includes a quick release button for easily disconnecting the gases source conduit from the mask assembly. The mask assembly may include a bias flow vent that is formed separately and attached to the mask assembly. The headgear assembly encircles the rear region of the user's head and may include at least some portions that are substantially non-stretchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan David Harwood, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Gregory James Olsen, Craig Robert Prentice, Daniel John Smith, Brett John Huddart, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Olivia Marie Allan
  • Patent number: 11357944
    Abstract: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear comprises a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user's nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Oliver Gleeson, Evan Stuart Erstich, Simon Eric Freeman, Neil Glen Davies, Stephen John Schoenberg, Kamman Law, Craig Robert Prentice
  • Publication number: 20220105294
    Abstract: A nasal pillow section for use as part of an apparatus for providing a stream of gases to a user, the pillow section in use located in front of the upper lip and below the nostrils of a user, the pillow section comprising a pillow gasket having a gases aperture which receives a stream of gases in use, and nasal pillows fluidically connected to the pillow gasket which are adapted to substantially seal against the nostrils of a user in use, so that substantially the whole of the stream of gases entering the gasket through the aperture passes into the nasal pillows from the pillow gasket and is delivered to the user, the lower inner surface of the pillow gasket shaped so that in use contact between the upper lip of a user and the pillow gasket is minimised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Craig Robert Prentice, Rory Alexander Monro, Isaac Tristram Tane Mason, Nadjean Maurice Gabriel Geslain
  • Patent number: 11291790
    Abstract: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear can include a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user's nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Oliver Gleeson, Evan Stuart Erstich, Simon Eric Freeman, Neil Glen Davies, Stephen John Schoenberg, Kamman Law, Craig Robert Prentice
  • Patent number: 11260194
    Abstract: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear comprises a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is disposed to sit below or on one of said user's nose, mouth, upper lip and an inlet to the mask. The attachment is capable of receiving the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Oliver Gleeson, Evan Stuart Erstich, Simon Eric Freeman, Neil Glen Davies, Stephen John Schoenberg, Kamman Law, Craig Robert Prentice
  • Patent number: 11229761
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Mark Downey, Thomas Mark Richardson, Craig Robert Prentice, Richard John Boyes
  • Publication number: 20210386951
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a nasal cannula is shaped to fit within a user's nares, where the nasal cannula includes at least one prong allowing high flow delivery of humidified gases and creates positive airway pressure in the patient's airway. The prongs have angled ends such that, in use, gases flowing through the prongs are directed to the user's nasal passages. The nasal cannula body is partially swivelling and preferably has a ball joint connector. In another embodiment the nasal cannula may have at least one flared end prong that preferably seals within a patient's nare.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Craig Robert Prentice, Oliver Gleeson
  • Patent number: 11179535
    Abstract: A nasal pillow section for use as part of an apparatus for providing a stream of gases to a user, the pillow section in use located in front of the upper lip and below the nostrils of a user, the pillow section comprising a pillow gasket having a gases aperture which receives a stream of gases in use, and nasal pillows fluidically connected to the pillow gasket which are adapted to substantially seal against the nostrils of a user in use, so that substantially the whole of the stream of gases entering the gasket through the aperture passes into the nasal pillows from the pillow gasket and is delivered to the user, the lower inner surface of the pillow gasket shaped so that in use contact between the upper lip of a user and the pillow gasket is minimised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Craig Robert Prentice, Rory Alexander Monro, Isaac Tristram Tane Mason, Nadjean Maurice Gabriel Geslain
  • Patent number: 11065406
    Abstract: An interface for positive pressure therapy includes a mask assembly, a headgear assembly and a connection port assembly. The mask assembly comprises a seal member that has an upper portion movably connected to an integrated lower portion, wherein the upper portion rolls during hinging movement of the upper portion relative to the lower portion. The headgear assembly allows connection to the mask assembly in a direction substantially normal to a direction of strap tension. The connection port assembly includes a swivel elbow with a valve member that controls flow through a port that opens toward the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Peter David Alexander Bearne, Leon Edward Evans, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Tony William Spear, Mark Arvind McLaren, Roheet Patel, Brad Michael Howarth, Jonathan David Harwood
  • Patent number: 10980962
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a nasal cannula is shaped to fit within a user's nares, where the nasal cannula includes at least one prong allowing high flow delivery of humidified gases and creates positive airway pressure in the patient's airway. The prongs have angled ends such that, in use, gases flowing through the prongs are directed to the user's nasal passages. The nasal cannula body is partially swivelling and preferably has a ball joint connector. In another embodiment the nasal cannula may have at least one flared end prong that preferably seals within a patient's nare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Craig Robert Prentice, Oliver Gleeson
  • Publication number: 20210016032
    Abstract: An interface for positive pressure therapy includes a mask assembly, a headgear assembly and a connection port assembly. The mask assembly comprises a seal member that has an upper portion movably connected to an integrated lower portion, wherein the upper portion rolls during hinging movement of the upper portion relative to the lower portion. The headgear assembly allows connection to the mask assembly in a direction substantially normal to a direction of strap tension. The connection port assembly includes a swivel elbow with a valve member that controls flow through a port that opens toward the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Peter David Alexander Bearne, Leon Edward Evans, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Tony William Spear, Mark Arvind McLaren, Roheet Patel, Brad Michael Howarth, Jonathan David Harwood
  • Publication number: 20210008319
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a nasal cannula is shaped to fit within a user's nares, where the nasal cannula includes at least one prong allowing high flow delivery of humidified gases and creates positive airway pressure in the patient's airway. The prongs have angled ends such that, in use, gases flowing through the prongs are directed to the user's nasal passages. The nasal cannula body is partially swivelling and preferably has a ball joint connector. In another embodiment the nasal cannula may have at least one flared end prong that preferably seals within a patient's nare.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Alastair Edwin McAuley, Craig Robert Prentice, Oliver Gleeson
  • Publication number: 20210001072
    Abstract: A respiatory mask includes a frame and a cushion module. The frame can include a front wall having a vent and/or a gas inlet opening and a collar extending away from the front wall. The collar surrounds the vent and/or the gas inlet opening. The cushion module comprises a cushion and a housing, which is made of a material more rigid than the cushion. The housing defines a connection opening. A friction coupling selectively couples the cushion module to the frame and comprises an elastomeric friction member coupled to a portion of the housing that defines the connection opening. In some arrangements, an outer surface of the friction member is exposed when the cushion module is coupled to the frame. In some arrangements, the housing extends through the peripheral surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jae Yun Lim, Roheet Patel, Craig Robert Prentice, Thomas Mark Richardson, Simon Mittermeier, Monika Ganterer, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Jeremy Owen Young, Nigel Trinidade, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Vitaly Kapelevich, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Matthew James Pedersen
  • Patent number: D908206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Mark Arvind McLaren, Kyle Gregory Brown, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt
  • Patent number: D908207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Mark Arvind McLaren, Kyle Gregory Brown, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt
  • Patent number: D917040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Roger Stephenson
  • Patent number: D958969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Mark Arvind McLaren, Kyle Gregory Brown, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt