Patents by Inventor Paul Jan Klasek

Paul Jan Klasek 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: 11273278
    Abstract: Components for a respiratory treatment apparatus that is capable of providing a humidified respiratory treatment permit a reduction in condensation in a patient interface and/or its gas delivery tubing. In some embodiments, a rainout valve that may be an integrated component of a humidifier output aperture, or coupled thereto, may reduce condensation with a vapor barrier operable to selectively block and permit humidified gas transfer from the humidifier. For example, the barrier may be operable to open in response to a flow of pressurized breathable gas that may be generated by a flow generator of the respiratory treatment apparatus. In the absence of such a generation of pressurized flow, the barrier may prevent a transfer of the humidified gas such as into a conduit for a patient interface by retracting to a closed position. Example vapor barriers may include a resilient membrane, cover, bellows, flap, shutter or other suitable valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Gordon Joseph Malouf, Liam Holley, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Publication number: 20220072260
    Abstract: An air delivery tube for a CPAP system includes a first end configured to connect to a flow generator of the CPAP system and a second end configured to connect to a patient interface of the CPAP system. The air delivery tube also includes a central lumen that is formed by an inner wall of the air delivery tube and is configured to convey pressurized breathable gas from the first end to the second end. In addition, a circumferential chamber surrounds the central lumen and is configured to retain a supply of water. A wick is located within the central lumen and is connected to the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander VIRR, Donald DARKIN, Nathan John ROW, Paul Jan KLASEK
  • Patent number: 11247019
    Abstract: A device (102) provides respiratory treatment for SDB (including mild OSA) and other respiratory conditions. A flow generator warms and humidifies gas at controlled flow levels. For example, the device (102) delivers breathable gas to the upper airway at flow rates of about 10-35 Liters/minute. Levels of flow rate, temperature and/or humidification of the device any be automatically adjusted in response to the detection of SDB events. The device may also automatically deliver adjustments of any of the levels in accordance with detected phases of respiratory cycles. In some embodiments, the device automatically delivers distinct levels to either of the nares based on independent control of flow to each nare. A warm-up procedure controls temperature and humidity at a desired target during a ramp-up of flow to the set therapy level. A cool-down procedure controls temperature above the dewpoint to avoid condensation internal to the device and patient interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Peter John Sweeney, Adam Vivian Benjafield, Steven Paul Farrugia, Dieter Heidmann, Glenn Richards, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Publication number: 20220023578
    Abstract: A heated conduit is configured to be connected to and receive pressurized breathable gas from a respiratory unit. The heated conduit includes a first cuff configured to be attached to the respiratory unit, the first cuff comprising a tubular air inlet portion that is configured to receive the pressurized breathable gas and an electrical connector portion that is adjacent to the tubular air inlet portion and comprises three electrical terminals. The three electrical terminals are configured to engage an electrical connector of the respiratory unit. A grouping of wires are supported within a helical rib of a flexible tube portion. The grouping of wires includes a pair of heating wires configured to generate heat and a signal wire configured to carry the signal that is output by a sensing device. Each of the heating wires and the signal wire is connected to a corresponding one of the three electrical terminals of the electrical connector portion of the first cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Jan KLASEK, Alexander VIRR, Nathan John ROW, Ronald James HUBY, Jack Wei CHENG
  • Patent number: 11229766
    Abstract: A device (102) provides respiratory treatment for SDB (including mild OSA) and other respiratory conditions. A flow generator warms and humidifies gas at controlled flow levels. For example, the device (102) delivers breathable gas to the upper airway at flow rates of about 10-35 Liters/minute. Levels of flow rate, temperature and/or humidification of the device may be automatically adjusted in response to the detection of SDB events. The device may also automatically deliver adjustments of any of the levels in accordance with detected phases of respiratory cycles. In sane embodiments, the device automatically delivers distinct levels to either of the nares based on independent control of flow to each nare. A warm-up procedure controls temperature and humidity at a desired target during a ramp-up of flow to the set therapy level. A cool-down procedure controls temperature above the dewpoint to avoid condensation internal to the device and patient interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Peter John Sweeney, Adam Vivian Benjafield, Steven Paul Farrugia, Dieter Heidmann, Glenn Richards, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Publication number: 20220008678
    Abstract: A gas conduit for respiratory apparatus includes a lumen for passage of a breathable gas to a patient and a flexible conduit wall surrounding the lumen. The flexible conduit wall has a humidification apparatus for delivering water vapour into the gas passing through the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Donald Darkin, Nathan John Row, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Patent number: 11207485
    Abstract: An air delivery tube for a CPAP system includes a first end configured to connect to a flow generator of the CPAP system and a second end configured to connect to a patient interface of the CPAP system. The air delivery tube also includes a central lumen that is formed by an inner wall of the air delivery tube and is configured to convey pressurized breathable gas from the first end to the second end. In addition, a circumferential chamber surrounds the central lumen and is configured to retain a supply of water. A wick is located within the central lumen and is connected to the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Donald Darkin, Nathan John Row, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Publication number: 20210376706
    Abstract: A breathing assistance device includes a gas regulating valve. The gas regulating valve is operated by a linear actuator. The linear actuator may include a movable member that moves an obstruction member between an open position and a closed position. The linear actuator is isolated from a gas flow path through the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Philippe Auguste CHALVIGNAC, Nan Hai WU, Kenneth TAYLOR, Daniel Robert JUDSON, Paul Jan KLASEK, Christopher Kingsley BLUNSDEN
  • Publication number: 20210370002
    Abstract: A mask apparatus for a respiratory treatment can permit delivery of breathable gas to a user. In one example, the mask may employ a frame and cushion to form a seal for both mouth and nose. The frame may be adapted for coupling with a respiratory treatment apparatus so as to permit communication of a pressurized gas from the respiratory treatment apparatus. The cushion, which may be foam, may have a substantially under the nose configuration or over the nose configuration. The mask may have a common plenum chamber for both nose and mouth. The cushion may further define a centrally open lip superior region. The cushion may be adapted to couple with the frame directly or to the frame in conjunction with a cushion support clip. Various features of the cushion may further promote sealing and comfort for the under the nose design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig David EDWARDS, Lachlan Richard GOLDSPINK, Robert Edward HENRY, Andrew HUNG, Paul JAN KLASEK, Kam Man LAW, Grant Milton OVZINSKY, Stuart Norris PLASCOTT, Rupert Christian SCHEINER, James SUNG, Lance Ian SWIFT, Matthew Robin WELLS
  • Publication number: 20210346633
    Abstract: Apparatus permit a delivery of a flow of breathable gas to a patient's airways. In one version, a coupler extension may include a seat portion to permit use of a mask with a nasal cannula. In some versions, the coupler extension is configured to conduct the flow of gas to prongs of a nasal cannula. The seat portion can receive and seal with a cushion of a respiratory mask and may have a sealing bevel to promote sealing between the cushion of the respiratory mask and a facial contact surface of a user. In some versions, a nasal interface may include naris pillows to seal with and conduct a flow of breathable gas into a nares of a user. Each naris pillow may include a nasal projection to conduct a further flow of gas. The nasal projection may extend within the naris beyond the seal of the naris pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David CREUSOT, Liam HOLLEY, Paul Jan KLASEK, Gordon Joseph MALOUF, Klaus Henry SCHINDHELM, Quangang YANG
  • Patent number: 11129955
    Abstract: A gas conduit for respiratory apparatus includes a lumen for passage of a breathable gas to a patient and a flexible conduit wall surrounding the lumen. The flexible conduit wall has a humidification apparatus for delivering water vapour into the gas passing through the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Donald Darkin, Nathan John Row, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Patent number: 11123511
    Abstract: Apparatus to permit a delivery of a flow of breathable gas to a patient's airways. In one version, a coupler extension may include a seat portion to permit use of a mask with a nasal cannula. In some versions, the coupler extension is configured to conduct the flow of gas to prongs of a nasal cannula. The seat portion can receive and seal with a cushion of a respiratory mask and may have a sealing bevel to promote sealing between the cushion of the respiratory mask and a facial contact surface of a user. In some versions, a conduit adapted to communicate a flow of gas may comprise a slit valve formed by a portion of the wall material of the conduit. In some versions, a nasal interface may include naris pillows to seal with and conduct a flow of breathable gas into a nares of a user. Each naris pillow may include a nasal projection to conduct a further flow of gas. The nasal projection may extend within the naris beyond the seal of the naris pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: David Creusot, Liam Holley, Paul Jan Klasek, Gordon Joseph Malouf, Klaus Henry Schindhelm, Quangang Yang
  • Patent number: 11108317
    Abstract: A breathing assistance device includes a gas regulating valve (1300). The gas regulating valve is operated by a linear actuator (1330). The linear actuator may include a movable member that moves an obstruction member between an open position and a closed position. The linear actuator is isolated from a gas flow path through the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Paris SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Auguste Chalvignac, Nan Hai Wu, Kenneth Taylor, Daniel Robert Judson, Paul Jan Klasek, Christopher Kingsley Blunsden
  • Publication number: 20210205564
    Abstract: A gas conduit for respiratory apparatus includes a lumen for passage of a breathable gas to a patient and a flexible conduit wall surrounding the lumen. The flexible conduit wall has a humidification apparatus for delivering water vapour into the gas passing through the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Donald Darkin, Nathan John Row, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Patent number: 11033704
    Abstract: A mask apparatus for a respiratory treatment can permit delivery of breathable gas to a user. In one example, the mask may employ a frame and cushion to form a seal for both mouth and nose. The frame may be adapted for coupling with a respiratory treatment apparatus so as to permit communication of a pressurized gas from the respiratory treatment apparatus. The cushion, which may be foam, may have a substantially under the nose configuration or over the nose configuration. The mask may have a common plenum chamber for both nose and mouth. The cushion may further define a centrally open lip superior region. The cushion may be adapted to couple with the frame directly or to the frame in conjunction with a cushion support clip. Various features of the cushion may further promote sealing and comfort for the under the nose design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Craig David Edwards, Lachlan Richard Goldspink, Robert Edward Henry, Andrew Hung, Paul Jan Klasek, Kam Man Law, Grant Milton Ovzinsky, Stuart Norris Plascott, Rupert Christian Scheiner, James Sung, Lance Ian Swift, Matthew Robin Wells
  • Publication number: 20210138181
    Abstract: A device (102) provides respiratory treatment for SDB (including mild OSA) and other respiratory conditions. A flow generator warms and humidifies gas at controlled flow levels. For example, the device (102) delivers breathable gas to the upper airway at flow rates of about 10-35 Liters/minute. Levels of flow rate, temperature and/or humidification of the device may be automatically adjusted in response to the detection of SDB events. The device may also automatically deliver adjustments of any of the levels in accordance with detected phases of respiratory cycles. In some embodiments, the device automatically delivers distinct levels to either of the nares based on independent control of flow to each nare. A warm-up procedure controls temperature and humidity at a desired target during a ramp-up of flow in the set therapy level. A cool-down procedure controls temperature above the dewpoint to avoid condensation internal to the device and patient interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Peter John Sweeney, Adam Vivian Benjafield, Steven Paul Farrugia, Dieter Heidmann, Glenn Richards, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Publication number: 20210138180
    Abstract: A device (102) provides respiratory treatment for SDB (including mild OSA) and other respiratory conditions. A flow generator warms and humidifies gas at controlled flow levels. For example, the device (102) delivers breathable gas to the upper airway at flow rates of about 10-35 Liters/minute. Levels of flow rate, temperature and/or humidification of the device any be automatically adjusted in response to the detection of SDB events. The device may aim automatically deliver adjustments of any of the levels in accordance with detected phases of respiratory cycles. In some embodiments, the device automatically delivers distinct levels to either of the nares based on independent control of flow to each nare. A warm-up procedure controls temperature and humidity at a desired target during a ramp-up of flow to the set therapy level. A cool-down procedure controls temperature above the dewpoint to avoid condensation internal to the device and patient interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Peter John Sweeney, Adam Vivian Benjafield, Steven Paul Farrugia, Dieter Heidmann, Glenn Richards, Paul Jan Klasek
  • Patent number: 10953248
    Abstract: A personal entertainment respiratory apparatus provides air to a user to provide a fully immersive entertainment experience. The personal entertainment system may comprise a flow generator for providing the flow of air. A personal spatial respiratory interface may be coupled to the flow generator. The personal spatial respiratory interface may comprise an outlet for the flow generator. The personal spatial respiratory interface may further be configured to direct the flow of air within an ambient breathing proximity of a user. The personal entertainment respiratory apparatus may further comprise a controller and a sensory particle dispenser. The controller and sensory particle dispenser may be configured to selectively activate release of a sensory particle from the dispenser into the directed flow of air in response to an entertainment triggering signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Tzu-Chin Yu, Emma Anne Connell, David Creusot, Donald Darkin, Barton John Kenyon, Paul Jan Klasek, Andrew Sims, Quangang Yang, Phillip Rodney Kwok
  • Publication number: 20210008320
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a patient interface for sealed delivery of a flow of air at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure to an entrance to the patient's airways includes collecting anthropometric data of a patient's face. Anticipated considerations are identified from the collected anthropometric data during use of the patient interface. The collected anthropometric data is processed to provide a transformed data set based on the anticipated considerations, the transformed data set corresponding to at least one customised patient interface component. At least one patient interface component is modeled based on the transformed data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Tzu-Chin Yu, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Rober Henry Frater, Benjamin Peter Johnston, Paul Jan Klasek, Robert Anthony Paterson, Quangang Yang, Gerald Michael Rummery, Priyanshu Gupta, Liam Holley, Gordon Joseph Malouf
  • Patent number: 10842956
    Abstract: A respiratory apparatus comprising a base and removable chamber, wherein the chamber is configured to hold a supply of water and include a blower arrangement adapted to provide a supply of pressurized air or gas to the supply of water. In certain embodiments the respiratory apparatus includes a split motor, wherein the stationary components are located within a base and the rotating portions are located within a chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Jan Klasek, Liam Holley, Quangang Yang, Steven Paul Farrugia, Timothy Tsun-Fai Fu, Robert Henry Frater