Patents by Inventor Mark Arvind McLaren

Mark Arvind McLaren 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: 11986595
    Abstract: A mask assembly includes a mask interface and a headgear assembly. The mask interface includes a housing and a seal that seals around a user's nose and/or mouth in use. The headgear assembly secures the mask interface to the user's face in use. The headgear assembly can include a top strap, a rear section, and side arms. The top strap can be manually adjustable. The rear section can be temporarily expanded to allow for donning and/or doffing of the mask assembly. The side arms can be automatically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix
  • Publication number: 20240123175
    Abstract: An interface includes a mask. The mask includes a frame and a seal supported by the frame. Headgear is connected to the mask. The interface includes at least one of (i) an adjustment mechanism that can be set to a use length for a loop defined by the mask and the headgear; and (2) a break-fit assembly that can selectively lengthen the loop defined by the mask and the headgear and return to the use length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer
  • Publication number: 20240108839
    Abstract: An interface for positive pressure respiratory therapy includes a mask assembly having a mask seal and a mask shell. The mask assembly is positioned lower than and exposes a bridge of the user's nose. The mask seal includes first and second portions on respective first and second sides of a nasal region that contact opposing sides of the user's nose. The first and second portions each include supports that help maintain a shape of the mask seal. A pair of covers can be supported relative to the mask assembly and adjacent a respective one of the first and second portions of the mask seal. The covers limit expansion of the first and second portions of the mask seal in response to pressurized air within the mask seal. The supports of the first and second portions can transfer load from the mask seal to the covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Fadi Karim Moh'd Mashal, Kirstin Elizabeth Middelkoop, Roheet Patel, Peter David Alexander Bearne, Mark Andrew Thompson, Amit Galgali, Michael John Henri Cox, Gregory James Olsen, Mark Arvind McLaren, Max Leon Betteridge, Bruno Sintive
  • Publication number: 20240075690
    Abstract: Welded headgear sections can be produced by using a weld tool having pins protruding from a weld region contact surface to deliver high-frequency electromagnetic energy to a weld region defined by overlapping top and bottom headgear straps. The pins fully penetrate the top strap and at least partially penetrate the bottom strap. The pins concentrate the electromagnetic energy to achieve a weld joint of acceptable weld strength and aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Arvind MCLAREN, Andrew James WEBB
  • Patent number: 11883591
    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: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    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: 11884469
    Abstract: A packaging system for a respiratory mask has a first compartment configured to receive at least a first portion of the respiratory mask, and a second compartment configured to receive at least a second portion of the respiratory mask, the first and second compartments being separated by an internal wall including at least respiratory mask retention feature that may be configured to retain at least the respiratory mask to the packaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jeroen Hammer, Mark Arvind McLaren, Abby Rebecca Farrow, Jonathan Neil Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20240024606
    Abstract: A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy. In some embodiments, the headgear includes an elastic portion configured to provide a retraction force, a non-elastic portion configured to be inelastic in comparison to the elastic portion, and a restriction mechanism connected to the non-elastic portion and to the elastic portion. The restriction mechanism is configured to apply a first resistance force to the user's head on elongation of the headgear and a second resistance force to the user's head on retraction of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich, Brett John Huddart
  • Patent number: 11878119
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system is provided comprising a respiratory mask and a head engaging portion, wherein the head engaging portion is configured to couple to the respiratory mask to engage a wearer's head via a disengageable mechanism. The disengageable mechanism may comprise a linking member attached to the head engaging portion, a disengagement member attached to the respiratory mask and configured to receive the linking member, wherein the disengagement member is configured to be moveable between a first position and a second position, a control configured to allow a wearer of the mask to move the disengagement member towards the first position and one or more surfaces defined by the disengagement member and configured to exert a frictional force on the linking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Mark Richard Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20230381440
    Abstract: A patient interface has a single loop head strap and a mask for covering at least the nostrils of the user. The single loop head strap extends from the mask at either end. A short length of supple conduit is coupled to the mask by a swivel or ball joint to allow rotation of the conduit relative to the mask through different angles and orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Olivia Marie ALLAN, Arvin San Jose GARDIOLA, Lewis George GRADON, Wen Dong HUANG, Alastair Edwin MCAULEY, Mark Arvind MCLAREN, Craig Robert PRENTICE, Andrew Paul Maxwell SALMON, Silas Sao Jin SIEW
  • Patent number: 11813384
    Abstract: A headgear portion or assembly for use in combination with a breathing apparatus in some configurations is at least substantially inelastic and is three dimensional in shape. The headgear portion or assembly can comprise a plastic core and a textile casing. The headgear, or part thereof, may also have integrally moulded labels, connectors, adjustment mechanisms and/or grips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Callum Ross Gordon, Bruce Michael Walls, Vitaly Kapelevich, Jeroen Hammer, David Monroy Felix, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Ryan Anthony Graham, Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Patent number: 11806452
    Abstract: An interface includes a mask. The mask includes a frame and a seal supported by the frame. Headgear is connected to the mask. The interface includes at least one of (i) an adjustment mechanism that can be set to a use length for a loop defined by the mask and the headgear; and (2) a break-fit assembly that can selectively lengthen the loop defined by the mask and the headgear and return to the use length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer
  • Publication number: 20230338692
    Abstract: A headgear assembly for retaining a respiratory mask on a user's face is provided. The headgear assembly comprising an adjustment mechanism or arrangement that includes a pair of rails configured to allow a first and second strap to be slideably moved relative to each other to adjust the size of the headgear assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Patent number: 11787123
    Abstract: Welded headgear sections can be produced by using a weld tool having pins protruding from a weld region contact surface to deliver high-frequency electromagnetic energy to a weld region defined by overlapping top and bottom headgear straps. The pins fully penetrate the top strap and at least partially penetrate the bottom strap. The pins concentrate the electromagnetic energy to achieve a weld joint of acceptable weld strength and aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Andrew James Webb
  • Patent number: 11752292
    Abstract: A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy. In some embodiments, the headgear includes an elastic portion configured to provide a retraction force, a non-elastic portion configured to be inelastic in comparison to the elastic portion, and a restriction mechanism connected to the non-elastic portion and to the elastic portion. The restriction mechanism is configured to apply a first resistance force to the user's head on elongation of the headgear and a second resistance force to the user's head on retraction of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich, Brett John Huddart
  • Patent number: 11701486
    Abstract: An interface for positive pressure respiratory therapy includes a mask assembly having a mask seal and a mask shell. The mask assembly is positioned lower than and exposes a bridge of the user's nose. The mask seal includes first and second portions on respective first and second sides of a nasal region that contact opposing sides of the user's nose. The first and second portions each include supports that help maintain a shape of the mask seal. A pair of covers can be supported relative to the mask assembly and adjacent a respective one of the first and second portions of the mask seal. The covers limit expansion of the first and second portions of the mask seal in response to pressurized air within the mask seal. The supports of the first and second portions can transfer load from the mask seal to the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Fadi Karim Moh'd Mashal, Kirstin Elizabeth Middelkoop, Roheet Patel, Peter David Alexander Bearne, Mark Andrew Thompson, Amit Galgali, Michael John Henri Cox, Gregory James Olsen, Mark Arvind McLaren, Max Leon Betteridge, Bruno Sintive
  • Patent number: 11638800
    Abstract: A headgear assembly for retaining a respiratory mask on a user's face is provided. The headgear assembly comprising an adjustment mechanism or arrangement that includes a pair of rails configured to allow a first and second strap to be slideably moved relative to each other to adjust the size of the headgear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventor: Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Patent number: D988503
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    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: D988504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    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: D1026207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    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: D1031019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    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