Patents by Inventor Robert Edward Henry

Robert Edward Henry 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: 20210001074
    Abstract: An air delivery conduit for conveying breathable gas from a positive airway pressure device to a patient interface includes a tubular wall structure constructed from a textile material. A reinforcing structure may be provided to the wall structure that is structured to prevent kinking or collapsing of the wall structure. The wall structure may include a warp having a plurality of lengthwise textile warp threads arranged in a circle and a weft having a textile weft thread that is woven through the warp threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Edward HENRY
  • Publication number: 20200398011
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10864341
    Abstract: A respiratory mask, a mould for a respiratory mask, as well as to a method for producing a respiratory mask are disclosed, in which manufacturability and usability of respiratory masks are improved. A respiratory mask is disclosed for administering a breathable gas to a patient, the respiratory mask comprising a first component formed from a flexible material and a second component formed from a material that is more rigid than the flexible material, wherein the first component is formed onto the second component by an overmoulding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Johann Sebastian Burz, Achim Biener, Bernd Christoph Lang, Philip Rodney Kwok, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Robert Edward Henry
  • Patent number: 10864342
    Abstract: A mask for delivering breathable gas to a patient at positive pressure to treat sleep disordered breathing, may comprise: a rigid mask frame having a bore and an interfacing structure, the interfacing structure being located on the rigid mask frame and along a peripheral edge of the bore, said mask frame having no built-in or integral headgear attachment points; a sealing cushion provided to the rigid mask frame and adapted to form a seal with the patient's face, the rigid mask frame and the sealing cushion together forming, at least partly, a breathing cavity; and a headgear connector adapted to engage the interfacing structure with a snap-fit, said headgear connector including a pair of lower headgear clip anchors adapted to be engaged with respective ones of a pair of lower headgear clips to attach a pair of lower side straps, said headgear connector including a fixed forehead support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Edward Henry
  • Publication number: 20200368480
    Abstract: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Robert Edward HENRY, Phoebe Katherine HILL, Andrew HURST, Fiona Catherine CARROLL
  • Publication number: 20200338292
    Abstract: A washout vent formed of or treated with hydrophobic or hydrophilic material, or a vent coated with hydrophobic or hydrophilic material, reduces noise and/or minimizes or precludes the formation of blockage in the vent pathway due to outflow of gas from a respiratory mask. One or the other or combinations of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials may be used to repel or wick moisture away to minimize or preclude moisture buildup on vent surfaces and/or clogging of vent pathways, particularly when using humidified air. Sintered porous plastic hydrophobic or hydrophilic materials are utilized and the porosity may be varied integrally within the vent membrane or by forming the vent from layers of materials having different porosities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Robert Edward HENRY
  • Publication number: 20200330712
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10806885
    Abstract: A cushion for a patient interface includes two or more bladders arranged in concentric relation. Each of the bladders includes a face-contacting portion adapted to engage the patient's face, and each of the bladders is adapted to be pressurized independently from one another. At least one of the bladders is an active bladder that is pressurized to at least a sealing pressure to form a continuous seal with the patient's face in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Philip Rodney Kwok, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Philip John Gunning, Christopher John Baxter
  • Patent number: 10792452
    Abstract: An air delivery conduit for conveying breathable gas from a positive airway pressure device to a patient interface includes a tubular wall structure constructed from a textile material. A reinforcing structure may be provided to the wall structure that is structured to prevent kinking or collapsing of the wall structure. The wall structure may include a warp having a plurality of lengthwise textile warp threads arranged in a circle and a weft having a textile weft thread that is woven through the warp threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Edward Henry
  • Patent number: 10773042
    Abstract: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Michael Rummery, Robert Edward Henry, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Andrew Hurst, Fiona Catherine Carroll
  • Publication number: 20200061398
    Abstract: A headgear for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes at least a strap adapted to position the patient interface in sealing engagement with the patient's airways. The strap is constructed from an elastomer and a first side of the strap includes a first region on a portion of its surface that is textured to reduce friction with objects contacting the strap. A textured surface coating for a portion of an elastomer strap included in a headgear system is adapted to contact the skin of a patient, when in use, and the coating has a Ra value greater than zero. A vent for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a plurality of rises and runs in a stepped arrangement; and a plurality of holes in the stepped arrangement for the venting of gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Michael RUMMERY, Robert Edward HENRY, Phoebe Katherine HILL, Andrew HURST, Philip Michael NURSE
  • Patent number: 10556080
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10512744
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10507297
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10500362
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10500424
    Abstract: A headgear for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes at least a strap adapted to position the patient interface in sealing engagement with the patient's airways. The strap is constructed from an elastomer and a first side of the strap includes a first region on a portion of its surface that is textured to reduce friction with objects contacting the strap. A textured surface coating for a portion of an elastomer strap included in a headgear system is adapted to contact the skin of a patient, when in use, and the coating has a Ra value greater than zero. A vent for use with a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a patient includes a plurality of rises and runs in a stepped arrangement; and a plurality of holes in the stepped arrangement for the venting of gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Michael Rummery, Robert Edward Henry, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Andrew Hurst, Philip Michael Nurse
  • Patent number: 10420907
    Abstract: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Michael Rummery, Robert Edward Henry, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Andrew Hurst, Fiona Catherine Carroll
  • Publication number: 20190282777
    Abstract: A patient interface includes a sealing arrangement adapted to provide an effective seal with the patient's nose, an inlet conduit arrangement adapted to deliver breathable gas to the sealing arrangement, and a cover that substantially encloses the sealing arrangement and/or the inlet conduit arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG
  • Publication number: 20190269870
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Lee James VELISS, Philip John GUNNING, Robert Edward HENRY, Gregory Robert PEAKE, Bruce David GREGORY, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Clive SOLARI, Scott Douglas BRACKENREG, David Mark GILLIVER
  • Publication number: 20190175851
    Abstract: A PAP system is adapted for treatment of respiratory disease or sleep disordered breathing and includes a headgear adapted for engaging a patient's head. The PAP system also includes a patient interface adapted to be secured to and sealed against a portion of the patient's face, in use, by the headgear. The PAP system further includes a flow generator adapted to be connected to the patient interface. The flow generator is adapted to be secured by a portion of the headgear to the patient's head. In addition, the flow generator includes a blower adapted to provide pressurised breathable gas to a patient through the patient interface. The blower is at least partially vibrationally isolated from the patient's head by at least one foam layer mounted within the flow generator to secure the blower. The at least one foam layer is adapted to reduce the amount of transmitted vibration received by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Francis BARLOW, Clementine LE LOC'H, Dmitri Anatolievich DOUDKINE, Craig Edward HARRIS, Robert Edward HENRY