Patents by Inventor Peter Alan SEEKUP

Peter Alan SEEKUP 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190307978
    Abstract: Various control methods can indirectly determine incorrect connections between components in a respiratory therapy system. For example, errors in the connections can occur between a patient interface, a humidifier and/or a gases source. The methods can indirectly detect if a reverse flow condition exists or other error conditions. A reverse flow condition can occur when gases flows in a direction different from an intended direction of flow. The detection of the reverse flow condition can be indicative of likely errors in connections between the humidifier, patient interface and/or gases source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Ivan Chih-Fan Teng, Peter Alan Seekup, Daniel John Smith, Ho Shing Lo
  • 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: 20180256846
    Abstract: A respiratory humidification system includes a humidifier that is capable of electronic communication with one or more other components of the system thereby permitting transfer of data or control signals between the humidifier and other components of the system. In some systems, a flow generator, such as a ventilator, is provided to supply a flow of breathing gas. The humidifier and the flow generator are capable of electronic communication with one another. In some arrangements, an operating mode or parameter of the humidifier to be set or confirmed by the flow generator, either automatically or manually through a user interface of the flow generator. The humidifier can also utilize data provided by the flow generator or other system component, such as an incubator, to set or confirm an operating mode or parameter of the humidifier. In some arrangements, a user interface of the humidifier can display data from another system component, such as a nebulizer or pulse oximeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Matthew Jon Payton, Peter Alan Seekup
  • Patent number: 9993608
    Abstract: A respiratory humidification system includes a humidifier that is capable of electronic communication with one or more other components of the system thereby permitting transfer of data or control signals between the humidifier and other components of the system. In some systems, a flow generator, such as a ventilator, is provided to supply a flow of breathing gas. The humidifier and the flow generator are capable of electronic communication with one another. In some arrangements, an operating mode or parameter of the humidifier to be set or confirmed by the flow generator, either automatically or manually through a user interface of the flow generator. The humidifier can also utilize data provided by the flow generator or other system component, such as an incubator, to set or confirm an operating mode or parameter of the humidifier. In some arrangements, a user interface of the humidifier can display data from another system component, such as a nebulizer or pulse oximeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Matthew John Payton, Peter Alan Seekup
  • 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