Patents by Inventor Gerard Michael Rummery

Gerard Michael Rummery 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).

  • Patent number: 10888681
    Abstract: 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 including at least entrance of a patient's nares to ameliorate sleep disordered breathing may include a seal-forming structure comprising a foam undercushion and a textile membrane for contact with the patient's face; a positioning and stabilising structure to maintain the seal-forming structure in sealing contact with an area surrounding an entrance to the patient's airways while maintaining a therapeutic pressure at the entrance to the patient's airways; and a plenum chamber pressurised at a pressure above ambient pressure in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Hollie Elizabeth Baigent, Jessica Lea Dunn, Justin John Formica, Joel Edward Gibson, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Rachel Herman, Michiel Kooij, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Gerard Michael Rummery, Rupert Christian Scheiner, Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, Lochlan Von Moger, Hadley White, Tzu-chin Yu
  • Publication number: 20200384230
    Abstract: A cushion assembly for a patient interface includes an elastomeric seal-forming portion that includes a dome-shaped superior region and a saddle-shaped inferior region. The elastomeric sealing portion further includes a first support region extending from the saddle-shaped inferior region to the dome-shaped superior region, the first support region having a consistent elastomeric wall thickness that is greater than the elastomeric wall thickness of the dome-shaped superior region and the saddle-shaped inferior region. In addition, the seal-forming portion include a second support region adjacent the first support region that extends from the saddle-shaped inferior region to the dome-shaped superior region, the second support region being bounded by the first support region on a proximal side and having a distal side opposite the proximal side, the elastomeric wall thickness in the second support region increases from the distal side to the proximal side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew EVES, Lemmy NGA, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Rupert Christian SCHEINER
  • Publication number: 20200376221
    Abstract: A patient interface includes a plenum chamber pressurisable to a therapeutic pressure above ambient air pressure, a seal-forming structure constructed and arranged to seal with a region of the patient's face surrounding an entrance to the patient's airways, a positioning and stabilising structure to provide a force to hold the seal-forming structure in a therapeutically effective position on the patient's head, a connection port configured to connect to an air circuit to direct a flow of air into the plenum chamber, and a vent structure to allow a continuous flow of gases exhaled by the patient from an interior of the plenum chamber to ambient, and the plenum chamber includes a superior portion, an inferior portion, and a flexible portion positioned between the superior portion and the inferior portion, the flexible portion being configured to allow the superior portion and the inferior portion to move relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew EVES, Rupert Christian SCHEINER, Gerard Michael RUMMERY
  • Publication number: 20200368480
    Abstract: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Robert Edward HENRY, Phoebe Katherine HILL, Andrew HURST, Fiona Catherine CARROLL
  • Patent number: 10806875
    Abstract: A respiratory assistance component is disclosed that changes shape when an electrical charge is provided. The amount of electrical charge that is applied may be based on values, characteristics, or user controlled parameters of the respiratory assistance system. The component may be all or part of a patient interface, a tube, a flow generator, and/or a sleep mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RESMED PTY LTD
    Inventors: Kai Stuebiger, Justin John Formica, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Gerard Michael Rummery, Clancy John Dennis, Liam Holley
  • Publication number: 20200324069
    Abstract: A mask system and an air delivery conduit for use in the treatment of respiratory disorders. The air delivery conduit may comprise a textile having an airtight arrangement. A support structure may be provided to the conduit to provide form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Michael RUMMERY, James MORRISON, Robert John KING, Justin John FORMICA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10799661
    Abstract: A cushion assembly for a patient interface includes an elastomeric seal-forming portion that includes a dome-shaped superior region (3180A); a saddle-shaped inferior region (3180G); a first support region (3180E) having a consistent wall thickness, preferably 2 mm, that is greater than the wall thickness of the dome-shaped superior and the saddle-shaped inferior regions, preferably 0.3 mm; a second support region (3180D) having a varied wall thickness and is bounded by the first support region (3180E) on a proximal side and having a distal side opposite the proximal side. In claim 1, the wall thickness in the second support region (3180D) increases from the distal side to the proximal side, preferably 2 to 1.3 mm. Preferably, wall thickness of a third support region (3180F) is 1.3 mm, a compliant region (3180C) is 0.85 mm and a flap (3180H) is 0.5 mm. Preferably flap (3180H) moves independently of a loop connection (3110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Eves, Lemmy Nga, Gerard Michael Rummery, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: 10773042
    Abstract: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Michael Rummery, Robert Edward Henry, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Andrew Hurst, Fiona Catherine Carroll
  • Publication number: 20200269001
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a nasal prong assembly including a pair of nasal prongs structured to sealingly communicate with nasal passages of a patient's nose in use and headgear to maintain the nasal prong assembly in a desired position on the patient's face. The headgear includes side straps and rigidizers provided to respective side straps. Each rigidizer includes a first end portion that provides a connector structured to engage a respective end of the nasal prong assembly and an inwardly curved protrusion in the form of a cheek support that curves inwardly of the connector. The cheek support is adapted to follow the contour of the patient's cheek and guide a respective end portion of the side strap into engagement with the patient's cheek to provide a stable cheek support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Memduh GUNEY, Rupert Christian SCHEINER, David Anthony PIDCOCK, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Matthew EVES, Craig David EDWARDS, Melanie Lucia CARIOLA, Muditha Pradeep DANTANARAYANA, Michael Fu Pin CHEN, Christopher Scott SKIPPER, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Steven John LUBKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Joel Edward GIBSON, Andrew David CAMERON, Philip Rodney KWOK
  • Patent number: 10729869
    Abstract: A mask system and an air delivery conduit for use in the treatment of respiratory disorders. The air delivery conduit may comprise a textile having an airtight arrangement. A support structure may be provided to the conduit to provide form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Michael Rummery, James Morrison, Robert John King, Justin John Formica
  • Publication number: 20200215277
    Abstract: A respiratory assistance component is disclosed that changes shape when an electrical charge is provided. The amount of electrical charge that is applied may be based on values, characteristics, or user controlled parameters of the respiratory assistance system. The component may be all or part of a patient interface, a tube, a flow generator, and/or a sleep mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kai STUEBIGER, Justin John FORMICA, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Clancy John DENNIS, Liam HOLLEY
  • Patent number: 10675428
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a nasal prong assembly including a pair of nasal prongs structured to sealingly communicate with nasal passages of a patient's nose in use and headgear to maintain the nasal prong assembly in a desired position on the patient's face. The headgear includes side straps and rigidizers provided to respective side straps. Each rigidizer includes a first end portion that provides a connector structured to engage a respective end of the nasal prong assembly and an inwardly curved protrusion in the form of a cheek support that curves inwardly of the connector. The cheek support is adapted to follow the contour of the patient's cheek and guide a respective end portion of the side strap into engagement with the patient's cheek to provide a stable cheek support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed PTY LTD
    Inventors: Memduh Guney, Rupert Christian Scheiner, David Anthony Pidcock, Gerard Michael Rummery, Matthew Eves, Craig David Edwards, Melanie Lucia Cariola, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana, Michael Fu Pin Chen, Christopher Scott Skipper, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Steven John Lubke, Bruce David Gregory, Joel Edward Gibson, Andrew David Cameron, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Publication number: 20200121881
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivery of a supply of pressurised air or breathable gas to an entrance of a patient's airways comprising: a cushion member that includes a retaining structure and a seal-forming structure permanently connected to the retaining structure; a frame member attachable to the retaining structure; and a positioning and stabilising structure attachable to the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rupert Christian SCHEINER, William Laurence Hitchcock, Anthony Paul Barbara, Adam Francis Barlow, Craig David Edwards, Lachlan Richard Goldspink, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Murray William Lee, Frederick Arlet May, Gerard Michael Rummery, Shiva Kumar Shanmuga Sundara, Chia Ik Tan, Stewart Joseph Wagner, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Martin Forrester, Ralph Jourdan
  • Publication number: 20200069902
    Abstract: A patient interface is configured to deliver a flow of pressurized breathable gas to a patient's airways. The patient interface includes a central portion with an opening configured to deliver the pressurized breathable gas to the patient's nares. A first stabilizing portion extends from the central portion and is structured to engage an outer side of a respective one of the patient's nostrils. A second stabilizing portion is opposite the first stabilizing portion and extends from the central portion. In addition, the second stabilizing surface is structured to engage an outer side of a respective one of the patient's nostrils. The central portion, the first stabilizing portion and the second stabilizing portion cooperate to form a U-shape configured to cradle the patient's nose so that the tip of the patient's nose remains exposed when the patient interface is mounted on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michiel KOOIJ, Scott Alexander HOWARD, Justin John FORMICA, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Renee Frances FLOWER, Adam Francis BARLOW, Joel Edward GIBSON, Damien Julian MAZZONE, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Bernd Christoph LANG, Achim BIENER, Michael John REID, Dieter HEIDMANN
  • Publication number: 20200061398
    Abstract: A headgear for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes at least a strap adapted to position the patient interface in sealing engagement with the patient's airways. The strap is constructed from an elastomer and a first side of the strap includes a first region on a portion of its surface that is textured to reduce friction with objects contacting the strap. A textured surface coating for a portion of an elastomer strap included in a headgear system is adapted to contact the skin of a patient, when in use, and the coating has a Ra value greater than zero. A vent for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a plurality of rises and runs in a stepped arrangement; and a plurality of holes in the stepped arrangement for the venting of gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Robert Edward HENRY, Phoebe Katherine HILL, Andrew HURST, Philip Michael NURSE
  • Patent number: D884151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Eves, Lemmy Nga, Gerard Michael Rummery, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: D891610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Eves, Lemmy Nga, Gerard Michael Rummery, Rupert Christian Scheiner, Errol Savio Alex D'Souza
  • Patent number: D895105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Eves, Lemmy Nga, Gerard Michael Rummery, Rupert Christian Scheiner, Errol Savio Alex D'Souza
  • Patent number: D898899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Gerard Michael Rummery