Patents by Inventor Robert William Baiko

Robert William Baiko 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: 10765827
    Abstract: A patient interface device is for use in a pressure support system delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient. The patient interface device includes a sealing apparatus having a cushion structured to sealingly engage about the airway of the patient and defining a passage therethrough which is structured to receive the flow of breathing gas. A first magnetic material is coupled to the cushion, and a second magnetic material coupled to the cushion or another element of the sealing apparatus. The second magnetic material and the first magnetic material are configured such that there is a repulsive magnetic force therebetween. The coupling of the first magnetic material and the second magnetic material provides an adjustable coupling that provides selective adjustment of the magnitude of the repulsive magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Robert William Baiko
  • Patent number: 10758697
    Abstract: A wearable device (8,60,70,86) structured to exert a contact pressure between the wearable device and a skin surface of a wearer, such as a patient interface device for delivering a flow of breathing gas to a patient, includes a first member (18,72,96), such as a faceplate member, structured to have a first pressure applied thereto, a contact member (14,74), such as a sealing cushion, structured to exert the contact pressure against the skin surface in response to the first pressure, and a support member (20,62,78) positioned between the first member and the contact member, the support member including a plurality of compression members (40,52,54,64,84), wherein each of the compression members is structured to buckle in response to a compression force having at least a first predetermined level being applied to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sayer Grashow, Robert O'Grady, Robert William Baiko, Lauren Patricia Chodkowski
  • Publication number: 20200197645
    Abstract: A cushion member is for a patient interface device. The cushion member includes a body portion, a patient contacting portion, and a pre-stressed element located in at least one of the body portion or the patient contacting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO
  • Patent number: 10688265
    Abstract: A cushion member for a patient interface device that includes a main body portion including a plurality of chambers and a self-sealing cap portion coupled to the main body portion. The cap portion covers each of the chambers and forms a plurality of membrane members, with each membrane member being positioned over and sealing a respective one of the chambers. The cap portion is made of a self-sealing material such that that each of the membrane members is structured to self-seal responsive to having a needle inserted through and pulled out of the membrane member. Also, an apparatus and a method for selectively adjusting the internal pressure of the chambers of such a cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William Baiko, Daniel James Miller, Alicia Marie Zack
  • Patent number: 10682482
    Abstract: An interface device comprises a cushion and a shell coupled thereto which together define an interior space with the face of a user. The shell includes an inlet port structured to have a conduit carrying a flow of treatment gas to the interior space selectively coupled thereto and a first aperture structured to allow the passage of ambient air into the interior space. A first sealing member is operatively coupled to the shell and is positioned such that the first sealing member is movable between a first state in which the first sealing member substantially seals the first aperture, and a second state wherein the sealing member does not substantially seal the first aperture. The first sealing member moves between the first state and the second state responsive to breathing of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William Baiko, Lauren Patricia Chodkowski, Marcel Douglas Jaffre
  • Patent number: 10603458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a member (14, 24, 26) of a patient interface (10) for providing a flow of breath-able gas to a self-ventilating patient (12). The member (14, 24, 26) includes a wear-out indicator (32) for indicating a wear-out of the member (14, 24, 26) to the patient (12). The wear-out indicator (32) includes an elastic structure (34) that appears in a first colour in an unstressed condition and is configured to re-versibly change its apparent colour when being stretched and re-turned to its unstressed condition again. The elastic structure (34) is configured to indicate a wear-out of the member (14, 24, 26) by appearing in a second colour in its unstressed condition when the structure (34) has lost at least a part of its elasticity, wherein the second colour is different from the first colour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lutz Christian Gerhardt, Sima Asvadi, Joyce Van Zanten, Mareike Klee, Robert William Baiko
  • Patent number: 10589048
    Abstract: A back strap for a patient interface device having a headgear component including a first strap member and a second strap member attached to the first strap member and structured to wraparound a back of the patient's head. The back strap member includes a first portion having a first attachment mechanism structured to couple the first portion to the second strap member, a connecting portion extending from the first portion, and a second portion having a second attachment mechanism structured to couple the second portion to at least one of the first strap member, a patient sealing assembly, or skin, hair, neck or clothing of the patient in a manner wherein the back strap member is configured to hold the second strap member and prevent it from riding up on a head of the patient during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sayer Grashow, Robert William Baiko
  • Publication number: 20200078545
    Abstract: A respiratory interface device is provided. The respiratory interface device includes a patient interface device, a patient circuit, and a pressure generating assembly. Pressure generating assembly includes a first pressure generating device and a second pressure generating device. Patient circuit includes a reduced conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas HAIBACH, Jonathan Sayer GRASHOW, Lauren Patricia CHODKOWSKI, Robert William BAIKO
  • Publication number: 20200001033
    Abstract: A cushion member (10) is for use in a pressure support system (2) for delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient. The cushion member includes an annular body (12) comprising a first end (14) and a second end (16) disposed opposite the first end, the body defining a passage (18) therethrough; a sealing portion (20) extending from the second end of the body into the passage, the sealing portion having an outer surface (21) structured to sealingly engage about the airway of the patient and an inner surface (23) disposed opposite the outer surface; and a support portion (22,24) extending from the second end of the body into the passage and terminating at a distal end (26,28). The distal end of the support portion engages a portion of the body at or about the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Robert William BAIKO
  • Publication number: 20190388638
    Abstract: A cushion member (10) for use in a pressure support system (2) for delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient, the cushion member comprising:—a body portion (12) comprising a first end (14) and a second end (16) disposed opposite the first end, the body portion defining a passage (18) therethrough; and—a sealing portion (20) structured to sealingly engage about the airway of the patient, the sealing portion extending radially inwardly from the first end to an edge portion (22), the sealing portion having a notched portion (30) defined therein which extends outward from the edge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190321573
    Abstract: A pressure support device for providing pressure support therapy to a patient includes an airflow generator structured to generate pressure to provide pressure compensation to the patient via a patient circuit, one or more sensors structured to gather data related to effectiveness of the pressure compensation, and a processing unit structured to analyze outputs of the sensors while pressure support therapy is provided to the patient to determine if the pressure compensation provided to the patient is improper and to initiate action to confirm whether components of the patient circuit have been changed in response to determining that the pressure compensation provided to the patient is improper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: JONATHAN SAYER GRASHOW, JR., BENJAMIN IRWIN SHELLY, MICHAEL THOMAS KANE, ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO
  • Patent number: 10449316
    Abstract: A patient interface device that overcomes the shortcomings of conventional patient interface devices is provided. One embodiment of the patient interface device provides a cushion for a patient interface device that includes a first end portion structured to contact a portion of a patient's face. The first end portion includes an inner, first surface, an outer, second surface and at least one pocket disposed between the first end portion first surface and the first end portion second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William Baiko, Lauren Patricia Chodkowski, Peter Chi Fai Ho
  • Publication number: 20190298953
    Abstract: A component—such as a respitratory mask—for use in a user circuit for delivering a flow of a treatment gas to the airway of a patient includes a housing. The housing includes an exterior portion having a number of exterior surfaces positioned to be exposed to a surrounding environment. The housing further includes an interior portion having a number of interior surfaces (30) defining a passageway through the housing. The exterior portion has a first heat capacity and the interior portion has a second heat capacity which is less than the first heat capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William BAIKO, Mark AMARATUNGA
  • Publication number: 20190217035
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a 3D scan of a patient's face includes receiving a request for a 3D scanner from the patient, sending the 3D scanner to the patient, receiving the 3D scan of the patient's face obtained from the 3D scanner from the patient, receiving the 3D scanner from the patient, and using the 3D scan of the patient's face to make, select, or customize a patient interface device for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: DANIEL STEED, ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO, RICHARD ANDREW SOFRANKO
  • Publication number: 20190192799
    Abstract: A method of improving delivery of a pressure support therapy provided by a pressure support device to a patient via a patient interface device includes begins by receiving current data regarding details of one or more of the patient and the delivery of the pressure support therapy. The current data is then compared to stored data. If a change is determined between the current data and the stored data which is indicative of a poor mask fitment, an indication is provided of a need for a new patient interface device fitting for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: DANIEL STEED, ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO, RICHARD ANDREW SOFRANKO, JONATHAN SAYER GRASHOW
  • Publication number: 20190184121
    Abstract: A method of determining facial metrics of a person includes: receiving a request that the person requires a mask; navigating an autonomously operable vehicle to the person using at least one imaging device; capturing a number of images of the person using the at least one imaging device; and determining facial metrics of the person from the number of images. The method may be further employed in a method for identifying a mask for the person which further includes determining a mask for the user from the facial metrics; and identifying the mask to the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: RICHARD THOMAS HAIBACH, DANIEL STEED, ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO
  • Publication number: 20190188455
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with an electronic device in capturing facial metrics of a user of the electronic device, wherein the electronic device has a front facing camera facing the user and a rear facing camera facing away from the user. The apparatus includes a frame structured to be coupled to the electronic device and a number of reflective surfaces mounted to the frame. The number of reflective surfaces are positioned and structured such that the front facing camera may capture a first image of the user and the rear facing camera may capture a second image of the user simultaneously with the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO, DANIEL STEED, RICHARD THOMAS HAIBACH
  • Publication number: 20190184122
    Abstract: A method of determining facial metrics of a patient includes: capturing a first image of the patient with an image capturing device positioned in a first known position with the assistance of a positioning device, capturing a second image of the patient with the image capturing device positioned in a second known position different that the first known position with the assistance of the positioning device, and determining facial metrics of the patient by analyzing the first image and the second image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: PETER CHI FAI HO, RICHARD THOMAS HAIBACH, DANIEL STEED, ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO
  • Publication number: 20190125998
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement (20) for use in a patient interface device (18). The assembly includes a flexible member (30) having a sealing surface (30A) structured to engage a surface of the patient at or about the airway, a first magnetic material disposed in or on the flexible member, and a second magnetic material (36) positioned in one or more of a carrier member structured to be removably positioned on, in, or about the patient, and a portion of the patient interface device. The first and second magnetic materials are positioned and structured to magnetically interact in a manner which urges the sealing surface toward the surface of the patient when the flexible member is disposed at or about the airway and the second magnetic material is disposed at a corresponding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Robert William BAIKO, Richard Thomas HAIBACH, Lauren Patricia CHODKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20190091428
    Abstract: A cushion is for use in a pressure support system for delivering a flow of breathing gas to an airway of a patient. The cushion includes a body having a first end and a second end located opposite the first end. The body defines a space therein. The cushion further includes a sealing portion defining a single opening into the space. The single opening is adapted to surround both a first nostril and a second nostril of a patient. The sealing portion is located between the first end and the second end. The sealing portion includes a first protruding portion and a second protruding portion each extending outwardly from the body and being adapted to sealingly engage against an interior surface of a corresponding one of the first nostril and the second nostril.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: LAUREN PATRICIA CHODKOWSKI, ROBERT WILLIAM BAIKO, JONATHAN SAYER GRASHOW