Patents by Inventor Paul Wilkie

Paul Wilkie 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: 9669176
    Abstract: A mask for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of an infant human includes a manifold for supplying air to an aperture in the mask. A shaped membrane structure formed from a thin walled membrane defines an enclosure for receiving at least the nares of an infant human nose and a generally trapezoidal aperture adapted to fit around the nasal area of the infant human. Part of the membrane around the aperture is sufficiently flexible to mold to the shape of the infant human's nasal area or is contoured to generally match the contours around that nasal area while the membrane structure itself has sufficient rigidity to support the weight of the backing plate without collapsing. The provision of a generally trapezoidal rather than the generally triangular apertures for fitting around the nares provides a substantially improved fit when the mask is used with infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Colin Edward Sullivan, Paul Wilkie
  • Publication number: 20100192954
    Abstract: A mask for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of an infant human includes a manifold for supplying air to an aperture in the mask. A shaped membrane structure formed from a thin walled membrane defines an enclosure for receiving at least the nares of an infant human nose and a generally trapezoidal aperture adapted to fit around the nasal area of the infant human. Part of the membrane around the aperture is sufficiently flexible to mould to the shape of the infant human's nasal area or is contoured to generally match the contours around that nasal area whilst the membrane structure itself has sufficient rigidity to support the weight of the backing plate without collapsing. The provision of a generally trapezoidal rather than the generally triangular apertures for fitting around the nares provides a substantially improved fit when the mask is used with infants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Australian Centre for Advanced Medical Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Colin Edward Sullivan, Paul Wilkie
  • Patent number: 7201169
    Abstract: A mask (10) for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of a human includes a manifold (30) including means (36) for connection to a gas supply means, a gas supply element or elements (26) for providing said gas to the nasal airway without pressurising the exterior of the nose and a flexible strap (12) formed from an elastomeric material for securing the manifold (30) in position. The strap (12) extends either side of the manifold (30) and is shaped to generally conform with the shape of the upper lip and adjacent cheek area to act as a distributed anchor means for the mask (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Australian Centre for Advanced Medical Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Wilkie, Colin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6886564
    Abstract: A mask for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of a human includes a series of flexible stretchable straps formed from an elastomeric material for locating the mask against the human face. The straps are integrally formed or joined to define a perimeter enclosing an aperture adapted to fit around the nasal area of a human. The straps are configured to approximate to the three dimensional shape of the region around the nasal area of the human face as they arm stretched, to form a tight fitting seal. The mask may be used with or without a manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Australian Centre for Advanced Medical Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Colin E. Sullivan, Paul Wilkie
  • Publication number: 20030172936
    Abstract: A mask (10) for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of a human includes a manifold (30) including means (36) for connection to a gas supply means, a gas supply element or elements (26) for providing said gas to the nasal airway without pressurising the exterior of the nose and a flexible strap (12) formed from an elastomeric material for securing the manifold (30) in position. The strap (12) extends either side of the manifold (30) and is shaped to generally conform with the shape of the upper lip and adjacent cheek area to act as a distributed anchor means for the mask (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Wilkie, Colin Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20030145857
    Abstract: A mask (10) for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of a human includes a series of flexible stretchable straps (12, 14, 16) formed from an clastomeric material for locating the mask (10) against the human face. The straps (12, 14, 16) are integrally formed or joined to define a perimeter (18) enclosing an aperture (20) adapted to fit around the nasal area of a human. The straps (12, 14, 16) are configured to approximate to the three dimensional shape of the region around the nasal area of the human face as they arm strethed, to form a tight fitting seal. The mask may be used with or without a manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Colin E. Sullivan, Paul Wilkie
  • Patent number: D447557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Australian Centre for Advanced Medical Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Wilkie, Colin Edward Sullivan