Patents by Inventor Paul James Tonkin

Paul James Tonkin 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: 11129954
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Publication number: 20210260330
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Patent number: 10960167
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Publication number: 20200398014
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical tubes and methods of manufacturing medical tubes. The tubes have first and second heating wires and a sensing wire in electrical communication with a temperature sensor. The first and second heating wires are either equally spaced from the sensing wire to minimise electrical interference or a capacitor is coupled between one of the heating wires and the sensor wire to compensate for differences in capacitive coupling between the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Anton PETROCHENKO, Wenjie Robin LIANG, Paul James TONKIN
  • Patent number: 10589050
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Publication number: 20200016361
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Publication number: 20200001037
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a breathing assistance apparatus comprising a conduit for conveying gases therein, the conduit comprising circuitry. The circuitry may comprise at least one heater wire part to heat gases in the conduit, in use, and at least one sensor wire part comprising at least one sensor for monitoring a parameter of the gases in the conduit. There is also provided a controller to control provision of AC power or AC voltage to the heater wire part; and control selective reading of the sensor. The controller may be configured to read the sensor at or about a particular portion of the AC power waveform provided to the heater wire part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Po-Yen LIU, Paul James TONKIN, Salman Mansoor JAVED, Chenjie YAN, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Anton PETROCHENKO
  • Patent number: 10426912
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin
  • Publication number: 20190255278
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • Patent number: 10245407
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Gavin Walsh Millar, Stephen David Evans, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, James William Stanton, David Leon McCauley, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Adrian John Elsworth, Michael John Andresen, Jonathan Andrew George Lambert, Sandeep Singh Gurm, Tessa Hazel Paris, Joseph Nathaniel Griffiths, Ping Si, Christopher Gareth Sims, Elmo Benson Stoks, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Peter Alan Seekup, Po-Yen Liu, Richard Edward Lang, Paul James Tonkin, Ian Lee Wai Kwan
  • Publication number: 20180280651
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Publication number: 20170151411
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Hamish OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen (David) LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • Publication number: 20160354573
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Liam Buswell, Helen Cuddy, Thomas James Edwards, Gavin Walsh Millar, Helgard Oosthuysen, Andre van Schalkwyk, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Ping Si, Sinaa Alnashi, Kieran Michael Orchard, Ibrahim Al-Tiay, Elmo Benson Stoks, Charles Christopher North, Matthew Robert Wilson, Paul James Tonkin