Patents by Inventor Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam

Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam 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: 20220134041
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Michael Kassipillai GUNARATNAM, Susan Robyn LYNCH, Milind Chandrakant RAJE, Gary Christopher ROBINSON, Steven John LUBKE, Gregory Scott SMART, Philip Rodney KWOK, Rupert Christian SCHEINER
  • Publication number: 20220105292
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a cushion. The cushion has a non-face contacting portion structured to be connected to the frame, a face-contacting portion structured to engage the patient's face, and a central portion that interconnects the non-face contacting portion and the face contacting portion. The frame may be structured to allow a forehead support to assume multiple positions, to compensate for replacement cushions that may have a different profile, shape or size. The cushion is structured to compensate for variations in strap tension, treatment pressure and/or movement of the patient. Headgear may be provided with a strap assembly in which one or more straps is provided with selectively adjustable elasticity or extensibility that may be automatically changed in dependence of treatment pressure and/or treatment type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Henry FRATER, Joanne Elizabeth DREW, Philip Rodney KWOK, Patrick John McAULIFFE, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Robin Garth HITCHCOCK, Michael Kassipillai GUNARATNAM, Donald DARKIN, Gary Christopher ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20220105296
    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 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    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: 11229762
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel Davidson, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Susan Robyn Lynch, Milind Chandrakant Raje, Gary Christopher Robinson, Steven John Lubke, Gregory Scott Smart, Philip Rodney Kwok, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Publication number: 20210386953
    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: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    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: 11103666
    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: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    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: 11090455
    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 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    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: 11077276
    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: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    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: 11077275
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel Davidson, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Susan Robyn Lynch, Milind Chandrakant Raje, Gary Christopher Robinson, Steven John Lubke, Gregory Scott Smart, Philip Rodney Kwok, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: 11071839
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a cushion. The cushion has a non-face contacting portion structured to be connected to the frame, a face-contacting portion structured to engage the patient's face, and a central portion that interconnects the non-face contacting portion and the face contacting portion. The frame may be structured to allow a forehead support to assume multiple positions, to compensate for replacement cushions that may have a different profile, shape or size. The cushion is structured to compensate for variations in strap tension, treatment pressure and/or movement of the patient. Headgear may be provided with a strap assembly in which one or more straps is provided with selectively adjustable elasticity or extensibility that may be automatically changed in dependence of treatment pressure and/or treatment type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Henry Frater, Joanne Elizabeth Drew, Philip Rodney Kwok, Patrick John McAuliffe, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Donald Darkin, Gary Christopher Robinson
  • Patent number: 11000664
    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: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210113800
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a cushion and frame assembly with a cushion portion and a frame portion that together form a breathing chamber. The frame portion includes an anterior aperture configured to receive the flow of breathable gas. Headgear includes a back portion, a pair of upper headgear straps extending from the back portion, and a pair of lower headgear straps. The patient interface assembly also includes a shroud in the form of a contoured plate. The shroud is removably mounted on the frame portion by way of a snap-fit connection and includes a pair of lower headgear connectors. The patient interface assembly also includes a forehead support extending from the shroud and having a free end with an upper headgear connector. The forehead support has a first curvature that curves in a first direction around an axis that is offset from the patient interface assembly and extends along a length of the forehead support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael BERTHON-JONES, Michael Kassipillai GUNARATNAM, Richard SOKOLOV, Robin Garth HITCHCOCK, David John BASSIN, Gordon Joseph MALOUF, Peter Edward BATEMAN, Philip Rodney KWOK
  • Patent number: 10940283
    Abstract: A comfortable low-leak mask assembly for use with Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) is provided to improve patient compliance and/or treatment. The mask system may include headgear having straps that are substantially inextensible and/or micro-adjustable; and/or a mask and/or cushion that includes various structures to allow enhanced/tailored sealing and/or fit at selected locations on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Berthon-Jones, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Richard Sokolov, Robin Garth Hitchcock, David John Bassin, Gordon Joseph Malouf, Peter Edward Bateman, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Publication number: 20210030993
    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: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    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: 20210030988
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame and a cushion. The cushion has a non-face contacting portion structured to be connected to the frame, a face-contacting portion structured to engage the patient's face, and a central portion that interconnects the non-face contacting portion and the face contacting portion. The frame may be structured to allow a forehead support to assume multiple positions, to compensate for replacement cushions that may have a different profile, shape or size. The cushion is structured to compensate for variations in strap tension, treatment pressure and/or movement of the patient. Headgear may be provided with a strap assembly in which one or more straps is provided with selectively adjustable elasticity or extensibility that may be automatically changed in dependence of treatment pressure and/or treatment type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Henry FRATER, Joanne Elizabeth DREW, Philip Rodney KWOK, Patrick John McAULIFFE, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Robin Garth HITCHCOCK, Michael Kassipillai GUNARATNAM, Donald DARKIN, Gary Christopher ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20210008317
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Michael Kassipillai GUNARATNAM, Susan Robyn LYNCH, Milind Chandrakant RAJE, Gary Christopher ROBINSON, Steven John LUBKE, Gregory Scott SMART, Philip Rodney KWOK, Rupert Christian SCHEINER
  • Publication number: 20200330714
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel Davidson, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Susan Robyn Lynch, Milind Chandrakant Raje, Gary Christopher Robinson, Steven John Lubke, Gregory Scott Smart, Philip Rodney Kwok, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: 10806886
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel Davidson, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Susan Robyn Lynch, Milind Chandrakant Raje, Gary Christopher Robinson, Steven John Lubke, Gregory Scott Smart, Philip Rodney Kwok, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Publication number: 20200269000
    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: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    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: 20200254207
    Abstract: A breathing arrangement includes a patient interface, at least one inlet conduit, and a headgear assembly. The patient interface includes a mouth covering assembly including a cushion structured to sealingly engage around exterior of a patient's mouth in use, a nozzle assembly including a pair of nozzles structured to sealingly engage within nasal passages of a patient's nose in use, and a flexible element connecting the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly. The at least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. The headgear assembly is removably connected to at least one of the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly so as to maintain the mouth covering assembly and the nozzle assembly in a desired position on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Michael Kassipillai GUNARATNAM, Susan Robyn LYNCH, Milind Chandrakant RAJE, Gary Christopher ROBINSON, Steven John LUBKE, Gregory Scott SMART, Philip Rodney KWOK, Rupert Christian SCHEINER