Patents by Inventor Max Leon BETTERIDGE

Max Leon BETTERIDGE 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: 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: 20240082524
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame and a cushion module including a housing and a cushion that seals on a user's face in use. The housing includes a first connector, for example, a female connector, and the frame includes a second connector, for example, a male connector. The first and second connectors are coupled together in use. The housing includes one or more fasteners that secure the male connector to the female connector. Each fastener includes a base portion coupled to the housing and a moveable portion pivotally connected to the base portion. To assemble the mask, the male connector is inserted into the female connector such that the male connector engages the fasteners. Advancement of the male connector into the female connector causes the fasteners to change orientation from a neutral position to a toggled position and compress. The compressed fasteners apply a retention force to the male connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Max Leon Betteridge, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Patent number: 11850365
    Abstract: FIGS. 1-16D & 66A-92D disclose a large variety of methods of forming the headgear for use in combination with a breathing apparatus comprising a unitary plastic core within textile casings. In some configurations, the plastic core material penetrates or bursts-through the textile casing of the straps. Some configurations include over moulding, alignment posts, T-joints and joint housings with injection aperture. FIGS. 17-65 & 93A-94C disclose a large variety of different headgear arrangements including top strap, front strap, rear strap and pairs of straps extending from the mask above and below the ear to meet behind the ear. FIGS. 95-121B disclose a large variety of connectors connecting the headgear assembly to the mask assembly where the headgear, mask and connector form a closed loop the connector is disengaged with the mask assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Paul Mathew Freestone, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Ryan Anthony Graham, Vitaly Kapelevich, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Sophie Kathryn Randles, Silas Sao Jin Siew, Steve Thomas, Ronan Leahy, Max Leon Betteridge, Callum Ross Gordon, Vicky Dan Gao, Cameron Robert Willis
  • Publication number: 20230263983
    Abstract: A respiratory 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: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Max Leon Betteridge, Hamish Joshua Rose, Jeremy Owen Young, Monika Ganterer, Nigel Trinidade, Simon Mittermeier, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Thomas Mark Richardson, Vitaly Kapelevich, Craig Robert Prentice, Tony William Spear, Roheet Patel, Matthew James Pedersen, Jae Yun Lim, Campbell Neil Addison Martin
  • Patent number: 11717627
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame and a cushion module including a housing and a cushion that seals on a user's face in use. The housing includes a first connector, for example, a female connector, and the frame includes a second connector, for example, a male connector. The first and second connectors are coupled together in use. The housing includes one or more fasteners that secure the male connector to the female connector. Each fastener includes a base portion coupled to the housing and a moveable portion pivotally connected to the base portion. To assemble the mask, the male connector is inserted into the female connector such that the male connector engages the fasteners. Advancement of the male connector into the female connector causes the fasteners to change orientation from a neutral position to a toggled position and compress. The compressed fasteners apply a retention force to the male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Max Leon Betteridge, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20230070009
    Abstract: A mask assembly can include a mask seal. In some configurations, the mask assembly can be configured to be fully positioned lower than a bridge of a nose of a face of a user and to provide an exposed bridge of the nose of the user. The mask seal can comprise a nasal region comprising at least one nasal opening, a first paddle on a first side of the nasal region and a second paddle on a second side of the nasal region. The first paddle is configured to contact one side of the nose of the user and the second paddle is configured to contact the other side of the nose of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Roheet Patel, Michael John Henri Cox, Max Leon Betteridge, Bruce Michael Walls, Ronan Leahy, Matthew James Pedersen, Jae Yun Lim
  • Patent number: 11452833
    Abstract: A mask assembly can include a mask seal. In some configurations, the mask assembly can be configured to be fully positioned lower than a bridge of a nose of a face of a user and to provide an exposed bridge of the nose of the user. The mask seal can comprise a nasal region comprising at least one nasal opening, a first paddle on a first side of the nasal region and a second paddle on a second side of the nasal region. The first paddle is configured to contact one side of the nose of the user and the second paddle is configured to contact the other side of the nose of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited.
    Inventors: Roheet Patel, Michael John Henri Cox, Max Leon Betteridge, Bruce Michael Walls, Ronan Leahy, Matthew James Pedersen, Jae Yun Lim
  • Publication number: 20220193359
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for providing positive pressure therapy and a bias-flow venting system configured to reduce discernable draft generated by exhausted air are disclosed herein. The respiratory mask has a ball jointed elbow, one or more detachable forehead pieces and a headgear with a spacer fabric region. The elbow is configured to be removable when oriented to a predetermined position. The forehead pieces are provided in one or more sizes. The spacer fabric region having two or more layers wherein the raw edges are turned to the inside of the layers. The seal having improved seal performance and accommodating a wider variety of facial geometries. The bias-flow system having a tube and exhaust holes radially aligned on a bead of the tube. The bias-flow system also having an annular component exhaust holes and a shroud having a plenum chamber around the exhaust holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Simon Mittermeier, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Matthew James Pedersen, Sophia Adele Johnson, Mark John Arrowsmith
  • Publication number: 20220126050
    Abstract: FIGS. 1-16D & 66A-92D disclose a large variety of methods of forming the headgear for use in combination with a breathing apparatus comprising a unitary plastic core within textile casings. In some configurations, the plastic core material penetrates or bursts-through the textile casing of the straps. Some configurations include over moulding, alignment posts, T-joints and joint housings with injection aperture. FIGS. 17-65 & 93A-94C disclose a large variety of different headgear arrangements including top strap, front strap, rear strap and pairs of straps extending from the mask above and below the ear to meet behind the ear. FIGS. 95-121B disclose a large variety of connectors connecting the headgear assembly to the mask assembly where the headgear, mask and connector form a closed loop the connector is disengaged with the mask assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Mathew Freestone, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Ryan Anthony Graham, Vitaly Kapelevich, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Sophie Kathryn Randles, Silas Sao Jin Siew, Steve Thomas, Ronan Leahy, Max Leon Betteridge, Callum Ross Gordon, Vicky Dan Gao, Cameron Robert Willis
  • Patent number: 11305084
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for providing positive pressure therapy and a bias-flow venting system configured to reduce discernable draft generated by exhausted air are disclosed herein. The respiratory mask has a ball jointed elbow, one or more detachable forehead pieces and a headgear with a spacer fabric region. The elbow is configured to be removable when oriented to a predetermined position. The forehead pieces are provided in one or more sizes. The spacer fabric region having two or more layers wherein the raw edges are turned to the inside of the layers. The seal having improved seal performance and accommodating a wider variety of facial geometries. The bias-flow system having a tube and exhaust holes radially aligned on a bead of the tube. The bias-flow system also having an annular component exhaust holes and a shroud having a plenum chamber around the exhaust holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Simon Mittermeier, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Matthew James Pedersen, Sophia Adele Johnson, Mark John Arrowsmith
  • Patent number: 11253668
    Abstract: FIGS. 1-16D & 66A-92D disclose a large variety of methods of forming the headgear for use in combination with a breathing apparatus including a unitary plastic core within textile casings. In some configurations, the plastic core material penetrates or bursts-through the textile casing of the straps. Some configurations include over moulding, alignment posts, T-joints and joint housings with injection aperture. FIGS. 17-65 & 93A-94C disclose a large variety of different headgear arrangements including top strap, front strap, rear strap and pairs of straps extending from the mask above and below the ear to meet behind the ear. FIGS. 95-121B disclose a large variety of connectors connecting the headgear assembly to the mask assembly where the headgear, mask and connector form a closed loop the connector is disengaged with the mask assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Paul Mathew Freestone, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Ryan Anthony Graham, Vitaly Kapelevich, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Sophie Kathryn Randles, Silas Sao Jin Siew, Steve Thomas, Ronan Leahy, Max Leon Betteridge, Callum Ross Gordon, Vicky Dan Gao, Cameron Robert Willis
  • Publication number: 20220031991
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a headgear that, in use, secures the respiratory mask system to a patient's head. The headgear includes a pair of forehead straps that are coupled together by a forehead coupler to form a closed loop. The forehead coupler is removably connected to a frame of the respiratory mask such that the forehead straps remain in a closed loop. The pair of forehead straps can also be coupled together by positioning a male strap portion within an aperture of a female strap portion. The male strap portion has a free end that is configured to be received into the aperture. The male strap portion includes a plurality of notches that engage the aperture of the female strap portion and provide incremental adjustment. The free ends of the male and female strap portions have fasteners configured to engage the surface of the other strap portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Gregory James Olsen, Mark Arvind McLaren, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Simon Mittermeier
  • Patent number: 11179537
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a headgear that, in use, secures the respiratory mask system to a patient's head. The headgear includes a pair of forehead straps that are coupled together by a forehead coupler to form a closed loop. The forehead coupler is removably connected to a frame of the respiratory mask such that the forehead straps remain in a closed loop. The pair of forehead straps can also be coupled together by positioning a male strap portion within an aperture of a female strap portion. The male strap portion has a free end that is configured to be received into the aperture. The male strap portion includes a plurality of notches that engage the aperture of the female strap portion and provide incremental adjustment. The free ends of the male and female strap portions have fasteners configured to engage the surface of the other strap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Gregory James Olsen, Mark Arvind McLaren, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Simon Mittermeier
  • Patent number: 11173270
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a headgear that, in use, secures the respiratory mask system to a patient's head. The headgear includes a pair of forehead straps that are coupled together by a forehead coupler to form a closed loop. The forehead coupler is removably connected to a frame of the respiratory mask such that the forehead straps remain in a closed loop. The pair of forehead straps can also be coupled together by positioning a male strap portion within an aperture of a female strap portion. The male strap portion has a free end that is configured to be received into the aperture. The male strap portion includes a plurality of notches that engage the aperture of the female strap portion and provide incremental adjustment. The free ends of the male and female strap portions have fasteners configured to engage the surface of the other strap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Gregory James Olsen, Mark Arvind McLaren, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Simon Mittermeier
  • Patent number: D969306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Hamish Joshua Rose, Tony William Spear
  • Patent number: D987813
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Hamish Joshua Rose
  • Patent number: D994876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Hamish Joshua Rose, Tony William Spear
  • Patent number: D1009252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Roheet Patel, Michael John Henri Cox, Max Leon Betteridge, Bruce Michael Walls, Ronan Leahy, Matthew James Pedersen, Jae Yun Lim
  • Patent number: D1017026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Max Leon Betteridge, Hamish Joshua Rose