Patents by Inventor Renee Frances Doherty

Renee Frances Doherty 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: 10092720
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient for the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) that is less obtrusive includes a nasal cannula, cannulae (2a, 2b), prongs, or pillows and may be sealed or unsealed with the nares of the patient in use. The cannula, pillows or prongs may be positioned on the face of the patient by a headgear (6). The cannula, pillows or prongs may be smaller, lighter, and/or less visible than other nasal cannula, cannulae, pillows or prongs and may therefore be less obtrusive to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Michiel Kooij, Paul Jan Klasek, Adam Vivian Benjafield, Peter John Sweeney, Richard Sokolov, Philip Rodney Kwok, Gerard Michael Rummery, Scott Alexander Howard, Robert Edward Henry, Renee Frances Doherty, Enrico Brambilla, Dieter Heidmann, Glenn Richards, Ian Frederick Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180264217
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame having a channel and a cushioning element including a clip portion adapted for interference seal and retention in the channel. The cushioning element includes an interfacing portion constructed from foam and having a wider width than the clip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Lee James VELISS, Renee Frances DOHERTY, Scott Alexander HOWARD, Alicia Kristianne WELLS, Fiona Catherine CARROLL, David Mark GILLIVER, Brett Thomas LINDSAY
  • Patent number: 9987450
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame having a channel and a cushioning element including a clip portion adapted for interference seal and retention in the channel. The cushioning element includes an interfacing portion constructed from foam and having a wider width than the clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Renee Frances Doherty, Scott Alexander Howard, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Fiona Catherine Carroll, David Mark Gilliver, Brett Thomas Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9782553
    Abstract: A patient interface for use in delivering a flow of breathable gas to an airway of a patient includes a first seal adapted to contact the patient's face and seal a first space between the patient interface and the patient's face at a first positive pressure; and a second seal adapted to contact the patient's face and seal a second space between the patient interface and the patient's face at a second positive pressure. The first seal also seals the first space from the second space. A leak reducing element may be provided on a seal to reduce and/or diffuse leakage of gas. A vacuum line configured to create a negative pressure may be provided in the second space to remove any gas leaking from the first space to the second space. A seal may be connected to a conduit for delivering the flow of gas that is incorporated into a frame of the patient interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Enrico Brambilla, Renee Frances Doherty, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 9061113
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a mask frame, a forehead support provided to the mask frame and including a forehead member, and headgear including at least one strap adapted to connect to the forehead member. The forehead member includes one or more holes configured and positioned to allow at least one strap to form a strap loop that loops around at least a portion of the forehead member and arrange one or more layers of the strap loop between the headgear member and the patient's forehead in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Huw Thomas, Enrico Brambilla, Renee Frances Doherty, Philip John Gunning, Michiel Kooij, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Publication number: 20140366882
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing positive airway pressure therapy to the airways of a patient includes a mask, a gas delivery conduit coupled to the mask, and a vent located in the mask or near the mask in the gas delivery conduit, to allow washout of exhaled carbon dioxide. The vent includes a plurality of vent orifices, the vent orifices being constructed and arranged to be open in use at least during the inhalation and exhalation phases of the user's breathing cycle. Each of the vent orifices being molded into a surface as a curved flow path from an interior of the mask or gas delivery conduit to atmosphere so that a vent flow from each of the orifices is directed in different directions, into one another, and/or slightly offset from one another to create diffuse air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Eva NG, Robert Henry FRATER, Lee James VELISS, Barton John KENYON, Daniel Robert JUDSON, Robert Edward HENRY, Alison OLDENBURG, Renee Frances DOHERTY, Michael John REID
  • Patent number: 8851075
    Abstract: A mask system includes a mask component including one or more openings for gas washout and a vent component provided to the mask component. The vent component includes one or more tracks or grooves along its outer surface adapted to guide gas washout. The vent component is adapted to cover the one or more openings in the mask component so that gas washout escapes along the one or more tracks or grooves between an outer surface of the mask component and the vent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Eva Ng, Robert Henry Frater, Lee James Veliss, Barton John Kenyon, Daniel Robert Judson, Robert Edward Henry, Alison Oldenburg, Renee Frances Doherty, Michael John Reid
  • Patent number: 8800563
    Abstract: Headgear for a respiratory mask includes a strap arrangement including front strap portions adapted to be disposed over a patient's cheeks and having front ends adapted for attachment to an airway interfacing portion, top strap portions connected to respective front strap portions and adapted to be disposed over the top of a patient's head and to connect to each other, and a back strap extending rearwardly from and connecting respective junctions of the front strap portions and top strap portions or regions adjacent these junctions and adapted to locate underneath a patient's occiput. In use with a patient having long hair, the back strap is adapted to extend under the patient's hair and urge upwardly on the patient's hair and against the patient's head beneath the occiput. In use with a patient having short hair, the back strap is adapted to urge against the patient's head beneath the occiput. In an embodiment, front strap portions of the headgear may be provided with a sleeve or cover (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Renee Frances Doherty, Enrico Brambilla, Joel Edward Gibson, Anthony Paul Barbara, David Anthony Pidcock, Rupert Christian Scheiner, Memduh Guney, Angelene Marie Ozolins
  • Patent number: 8770190
    Abstract: A breathing apparatus includes components, including, but not limited to, a flow generator, a patient interface, and a delivery conduit. A connector for connecting components of the breathing apparatus includes a male connector, including a recess, extending from a first component, and a female connector, including a lever pivotally connected thereto, extending from a second component. A switch indicates a connection state of the connector. The switch includes a ring provided in an end of the first or second component and the ring includes a projection extending through an aperture in the end of the first or second component. The projection is movable between a first position and a second position to indicate the state of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Renee Frances Doherty, Chun Yui Lau, Philip Rodney Kwok, Christopher John Baxter, Angelene Marie Ozolins, Paul Anthony Green
  • Patent number: 8667962
    Abstract: A flow generator for generating a flow of pressurized breathable gas includes a cylindrical housing and a motor supported in the housing. The motor has a shaft having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The shaft is generally coincident with an axis of the motor. A first impeller is attached to the first end of the shaft and a second impeller is attached to the second end of the shaft. A stator directs an air flow from the first impeller back towards the motor axis. The housing includes an inlet adjacent the first end of the shaft having an inlet axis generally coincident with the motor axis and at least one outlet between the first and second impellers. The at least one outlet has an outlet axis generally tangential to the motor axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Barton John Kenyon, Renee Frances Doherty, Enrico Brambilla, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 8561613
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly for delivering a flow of pressurized breathable gas to a patient includes a structure configured to contact a) at least one point on the patient's forehead, b) two points on the patient's temples, the two temple points being on opposite sides of the patient's face, and c) two points on the patient's cheek, the two cheek points being on opposite sides of the patient's face; a frame, being part of the structure, rigidly connected to other elements of the structure and configured to support a cushion in contact with the patient's face; and a plurality of straps connected to the other elements of the structure and configured to hold the frame against the at least one forehead point, the two temple points, and the two cheek points in a fully constrained manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Enrico Brambilla, Renee Frances Doherty, Philip John Gunning
  • Patent number: 8397727
    Abstract: A vent arrangement is provided to a mask or associated conduit to discharge exhaled gas from the mask to atmosphere. The vent arrangement is structured to diffuse the exhaust vent flow to produce less air jetting, thereby increasing the comfort of the patient and their bed partner. For example, the vent arrangement may include one or more grill components and/or media constructed and arranged to diffuse vent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Eva Ng, Robert Henry Frater, Lee James Veliss, Barton John Kenyon, Daniel Robert Judson, Robert Edward Henry, Alison Oldenburg, Renee Frances Doherty, Michael John Reid
  • Publication number: 20110088699
    Abstract: A cushion assembly for use with a respiratory mask includes a bladder filled with the combination of a gel having a first indentation hardness and a gel having a second indentation hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Skipper, Enrico Brambilla, Renee Frances Doherty, Mattew David Spruell, Joshua Adam Gudiksen, Lee James Veliss, Melanie Lucia Cariola, Alicia Kristiane Wells, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Fiona Catherine Carroll, Scott Alexander Howard, Gregory Robert Peake, Michael John Reid, Murray William Lee, Grant Moiler, Victor Eduardo Solis, Johannes Nickol, Johann Sebastian Burz, Achim Biener, Bernd Christoph Lang, Teresa Wang, David Robert Meadows
  • Publication number: 20110067704
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient for the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) that is less obtrusive includes a nasal cannula, cannulae (2a, 2b), prongs, or pillows and may be sealed or unsealed with the nares of the patient in use. The cannula, pillows or prongs may be positioned on the face of the patient by a headgear (6). The cannula, pillows or prongs may be smaller, lighter, and/or less visible than other nasal cannula, cannulae, pillows or prongs and may therefore be less obtrusive to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Michiel Kooij, Paul Jan Klasek, Adam Vivian Benjafield, Peter John Sweeney, Richard Sokolov, Philip Rodney Kwok, Gerard Michael Rummery, Scott Alexander Howard, Robert Edward Henry, Renee Frances Doherty, Enrico Brambilla, Dieter Heidmann, Glenn Richards, Ian Frederick Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100326445
    Abstract: A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame having a channel and a cushioning element including a clip portion adapted for interference seal and retention in the channel. The cushioning element includes an interfacing portion constructed from foam and having a wider width than the clip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Renee Frances Doherty, Scott Alexander Howard, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Fiona Catherine Carroll, David Mark Gilliver, Brett Thomas Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20100258136
    Abstract: Headgear for a respiratory mask includes a strap arrangement including front strap portions adapted to be disposed over a patient's cheeks and having front ends adapted for attachment to an airway interfacing portion, top strap portions connected to respective front strap portions and adapted to be disposed over the top of a patient's head and to connect to each other, and a back strap extending rearwardly from and connecting respective junctions of the front strap portions and top strap portions or regions adjacent these junctions and adapted to locate underneath a patient's occiput. In use with a patient having long hair, the back strap is adapted to extend under the patient's hair and urge upwardly on the patient's hair and against the patient's head beneath the occiput. In use with a patient having short hair, the back strap is adapted to urge against the patient's head beneath the occiput. In an embodiment, front strap portions of the headgear may be provided with a sleeve or cover (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Renee Frances Doherty, Enrico Brambilla, Joel Edward Gibson, Anthony Paul Barbara, David Anthony Pidcock, Rupert Christian Scheiner, Memduh Guney, Angelene Marie Ozolins
  • Publication number: 20090320842
    Abstract: A system for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a patient interface configured to contact the patient's head. The patient interface includes a frame, a cushion supported by the frame and configured to sealingly connect the patient interface to the patient's face and form a chamber between the frame and the wearer's face, and an inlet port in the frame to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas. A flow generator is configured to generate the pressurized flow and is capable of creating a pressure of about 2-40 cm H20 in the chamber. A flow generator housing is provided to house the flow generator. The flow generator housing is mounted on the patient interface and configured to reduce the transmission of vibration and/or noise generated by the flow generator to the patient interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Renee Frances Doherty, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Publication number: 20090194101
    Abstract: A flow generator for generating a flow of pressurized breathable gas includes a cylindrical housing and a motor supported in the housing. The motor has a shaft having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The shaft is generally coincident with an axis of the motor. A first impeller is attached to the first end of the shaft and a second impeller is attached to the second end of the shaft. A stator directs an air flow from the first impeller back towards the motor axis. The housing includes an inlet adjacent the first end of the shaft having an inlet axis generally coincident with the motor axis and at least one outlet between the first and second impellers. The at least one outlet has an outlet axis generally tangential to the motor axis. An apparatus for delivering a flow of pressurized breathable gas to a patient includes a flow generator and a casing to contain the flow generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Barton John KENYON, Renee Frances Doherty, Enrico Brambilla, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: D593675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Enrico Brambilla, Renee Frances Doherty, Philip John Gunning, Michiel Kooij, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: D617892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Enrico Brambilla, Renee Frances Doherty, Philip John Gunning, Michiel Kooij, Philip Rodney Kwok