Patents by Inventor Lee James Veliss

Lee James Veliss 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: 10518058
    Abstract: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. A pair of second connector portions are removably and rotatably connected to respective first connector portions of the frame and are in communication with respective inlet conduits, e.g., directly or via angle connectors. A headgear assembly is removably connected to the pair of second connector portions and/or the angle connectors so as to maintain the frame and the nozzle assembly in a desired adjusted position on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Philip Rodney Kwok, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Lee James Veliss, Memduh Guney, Richard Sokolov, Perry David Lithgow, Donald Darkin, Susan Robyn Lynch
  • Patent number: 10485943
    Abstract: A mask system for delivering air pressurized above atmospheric pressure to the airways of a patient to treat sleep disordered breathing (SDB) by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may include a mask having a cushion configured to form a seal with the patient's nose; two inlet conduits, each of the two inlet conduits configured to extend from a position superior to the patient's head and along a corresponding side of the patient's head, and each of the two inlet conduits being in fluid communication with a corresponding side of the mask to deliver pressurized air to the mask; a first vent arrangement configured to be positioned superior to the patient's head in use and configured to discharge gas to atmosphere during therapy; and a second vent arrangement configured to be positioned inferior to the first vent arrangement in use and configured to discharge gas to atmosphere during therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Eva Ng, Robert Henry Frater, Lee James Veliss, Barton John Kenyon, Daniel Robert Judson, Robert Edward Henry, Alison Oldenburg, Renee Frances Flower, Michael John Reid
  • Publication number: 20190282777
    Abstract: A patient interface includes a sealing arrangement adapted to provide an effective seal with the patient's nose, an inlet conduit arrangement adapted to deliver breathable gas to the sealing arrangement, and a cover that substantially encloses the sealing arrangement and/or the inlet conduit arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG
  • Publication number: 20190269870
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, David Mark GILLIVER
  • Publication number: 20190262569
    Abstract: A washout vent for a mask for use with a system for supplying breathable gas pressurized above atmospheric pressure to an airway of a mammal. The washout vent includes a vent orifice adapted for gas washout. The orifice includes one or more features that contribute to noise reduction, such as a channel with converging walls towards atmosphere, and/or a channel having one or more walls provided with surface treatment and/or contouring, such as roughening and/or scalloped portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Lee James VELISS, Philip Thomas STALLARD
  • Publication number: 20190217040
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for use with a patient, and that is suited for use with children ranging in age from about 2-7 years, includes a flexible patient interface structure arranged to interface with and deliver air to the patient's nose, the patient interface structure including cylindrical protrusions extending from respective opposite sides of the patient interface structure adjacent the patient's nares; a frame configured to support the patient interface structure, the frame including a pair of cylinders, each cylinder configured to receive a respective cylindrical protrusion of the patient interface structure; headgear arranged for releasable attachment to the frame; an air delivery tube connected to either one of the cylindrical protrusions; and a plug connected to the other one of the cylindrical protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Amal Shirley AMARASINGHE, Angelene Marie OZOLINS, Lee James VELISS, Alicia Kristianne WELLS, Eric SIU, Ian Fredrick JOHNSON, Alison Ruth NORCOTT
  • Patent number: 10342945
    Abstract: A washout vent for a mask for use with a system for supplying breathable gas pressurized above atmospheric pressure to an airway of a mammal for treatment of sleep disordered breathing, includes a solid mask section and a vent orifice extending through a thickness of the solid mask section and adapted for gas washout. The vent orifice includes opposed side walls providing a flow passage that allows gas to flow along the opposed side walls from an interior of the mask to atmosphere in use, and the opposed side walls defining at least a portion of a conic section having a length substantially greater than its width. The vent orifice includes an orifice inlet at the interior of the mask and an orifice exit open to atmosphere, and the opposed side walls converge from the orifice inlet to the orifice exit to reduce noise of gas washout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Philip Thomas Stallard
  • Publication number: 20190192800
    Abstract: An interfacing structure is arranged to cooperate with a frame to contact with the skin of a patient. The interfacing structure includes a clip portion joined to a cushioning component. The frame is more rigid than the clip portion and the clip portion is more rigid than the cushioning component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Alicia Kristianne WELLS, Lee James VELISS, Melanie Lucia CARIOLA, Fiona Catherine CARROLL, Scott Alexander HOWARD
  • Publication number: 20190151594
    Abstract: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. A pair of second connector portions are removably and rotatably connected to respective first connector portions of the frame and are in communication with respective inlet conduits, e.g., directly or via angle connectors. A headgear assembly is removably connected to the pair of second connector portions and/or the angle connectors so as to maintain the frame and the nozzle assembly in a desired adjusted position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Philip Rodney Kwok, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Lee James Veliss, Memduh Guney, Richard Sokolov, Perry David Lithgow, Donald Darkin, Susan Robyn Lynch
  • Publication number: 20190151589
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, David Mark GILLIVER
  • Publication number: 20190134333
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, David Mark GILLIVER
  • Publication number: 20190134334
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, David Mark GILLIVER
  • Publication number: 20190134332
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, David Mark GILLIVER
  • Publication number: 20190117927
    Abstract: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. A pair of second connector portions are removably and rotatably connected to respective first connector portions of the frame and are in communication with respective inlet conduits, e.g., directly or via angle connectors. A headgear assembly is removably connected to the pair of second connector portions and/or the angle connectors so as to maintain the frame and the nozzle assembly in a desired adjusted position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kassipillai Gunarathnam, Philip Rodney Kwok, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Lee James Veliss, Memduh Guney, Richard Sokolov, Perry David Lithgow, Donald Darkin, Susan Robyn Lynch
  • Publication number: 20190117928
    Abstract: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. A pair of second connector portions are removably and rotatably connected to respective first connector portions of the frame and are in communication with respective inlet conduits, e.g., directly or via angle connectors. A headgear assembly is removably connected to the pair of second connector portions and/or the angle connectors so as to maintain the frame and the nozzle assembly in a desired adjusted position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kassipillai Gunarathnam, Philip Rodney Kwok, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Lee James Veliss, Memduh Guney, Richard Sokolov, Perry David Lithgow, Donald Darkin, Susan Robyn Lynch
  • Patent number: 10265492
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for use with a patient, and that is suited for use with children ranging in age from about 2-7 years, includes a flexible patient interface structure arranged to interface with and deliver air to the patient's nose, the patient interface structure including cylindrical protrusions extending from respective opposite sides of the patient interface structure adjacent the patient's nares; a frame configured to support the patient interface structure, the frame including a pair of cylinders, each cylinder configured to receive a respective cylindrical protrusion of the patient interface structure; headgear arranged for releasable attachment to the frame; an air delivery tube connected to either one of the cylindrical protrusions; and a plug connected to the other one of the cylindrical protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Amal Shirley Amarasinghe, Angelene Marie Ozolins, Lee James Veliss, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Eric Siu, Ian Fredrick Johnson, Alison Ruth Norcott
  • Patent number: 10265489
    Abstract: An interfacing structure is arranged to cooperate with a frame to contact with the skin of a patient. The interfacing structure includes a clip portion joined to a cushioning component. The frame is more rigid than the clip portion and the clip portion is more rigid than the cushioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Alicia Kristianne Wells, Lee James Veliss, Melanie Lucia Cariola, Fiona Catherine Carroll, Scott Alexander Howard
  • Publication number: 20190111227
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for continuous positive airway pressure treatment includes a cushion adapted to be positioned against the face of a patient. The cushion is configured in a gasket arrangement around an entrance to the airways of the patient. The cushion is constructed from a polyurethane foam and has a thickness of greater than about 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Lee James VELISS, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, Fiona Catherine CARROLL, David Mark GILLIVER, Bruce David GREGORY, Joshua Adam GUDIKSEN, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Philip Rodney KWOK, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Jamie Graeme WEHBEH
  • Publication number: 20190046752
    Abstract: An interfacing structure for a mask system includes a cushion component adapted to contact the patient's face in use and a cushion-to-frame component provided to the cushion component. The cushion-to-frame component is structured to secure the cushion component to a mask frame of the mask system. The cushion-to-frame component includes a cushion side adapted to interface with the cushion component and a frame side adapted to interface with the mask frame. The cushion side includes a platform to engage and support the cushion component. The platform provides an engagement surface to engage the cushion component and inner and outer flanges provided to opposing ends of the platform to guide, support and/or retain the cushion component on the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Melanie Lucia Cariola, Andrew Hung, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Thomas Kirby, Memduh Guney, Craig David Edwards, Lee James Veliss
  • Patent number: 10166357
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for continuous positive airway pressure treatment includes a cushion adapted to be positioned against the face of a patient. The cushion is configured in a gasket arrangement around an entrance to the airways of the patient. The cushion is constructed from a polyurethane foam and has a thickness of greater than about 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Scott Douglas Brackenreg, Fiona Catherine Carroll, David Mark Gilliver, Bruce David Gregory, Joshua Adam Gudiksen, Philip John Gunning, Robert Edward Henry, Philip Rodney Kwok, Gregory Robert Peake, Gerard Michael Rummery, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Clive Solari, Jamie Wehbeh