Patents by Inventor Thomas Mark Richardson

Thomas Mark Richardson 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: 20240091479
    Abstract: An interface assembly comprises a nasal mask that includes a seal having a rolling portion. The rolling portion of the seal rolls over a portion of a clip that secures the seal to a frame. The frame has a ball and socket connection to a connector. The connector comprises an elbow having integrally formed exhaust holes and a swivel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott
  • Publication number: 20240082525
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Richardson, Jonathan Mark Downey, Janine Elizabeth Collins
  • Patent number: 11896768
    Abstract: A diffuser element for use over a vent opening of a breathing assistance apparatus. In some configurations, the diffuser element is formed by knitting or weaving one or more threads together into an interlocking pattern. In some configurations, the diffuser pad has a first surface and an opposing second surface and at least the first surface includes a surface texture. Arrangements for coupling the diffuser element to a structure that defines or carries the vent are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Roger Stephenson, Toong Chuo Lim, Thomas Mark Richardson, Kyle Gregory Brown
  • Patent number: 11806475
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Richardson, Jonathan Mark Downey, Janine Elizabeth Collins
  • Publication number: 20230263983
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame and a cushion module. The frame can include a front wall having a vent and/or a gas inlet opening and a collar extending away from the front wall. The collar surrounds the vent and/or the gas inlet opening. The cushion module comprises a cushion and a housing, which is made of a material more rigid than the cushion. The housing defines a connection opening. A friction coupling selectively couples the cushion module to the frame and comprises an elastomeric friction member coupled to a portion of the housing that defines the connection opening. In some arrangements, an outer surface of the friction member is exposed when the cushion module is coupled to the frame. In some arrangements, the housing extends through the peripheral surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Max Leon Betteridge, Hamish Joshua Rose, Jeremy Owen Young, Monika Ganterer, Nigel Trinidade, Simon Mittermeier, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Thomas Mark Richardson, Vitaly Kapelevich, Craig Robert Prentice, Tony William Spear, Roheet Patel, Matthew James Pedersen, Jae Yun Lim, Campbell Neil Addison Martin
  • Publication number: 20220249793
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Mark Downey, Thomas Mark Richardson, Craig Robert Prentice, Richard John Boyes
  • Publication number: 20220152332
    Abstract: A headgear, for use in combination with a breathing apparatus, has a plastic or elastomer core and a fabric or textile casing. The headgear, or portions thereof, may also include a length adjustment arrangement that permits adjustment of a length of a section of the headgear. The length adjustment arrangement can comprise overlapping strap portions of the headgear. In some configurations, the overlapping strap portions can be covered by a sleeve. The sleeve can be secured to the headgear by overmolded end caps. A nasal respiratory interface can include a frame having a front surface, a rear surface, and an aperture extending from the front surface to the rear surface. The frame can have an oval form with a truncated height portion. The interface can also include a seal for a nasal pillow. The seal can be attached to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Adam Luke Gilbert, Thomas Mark Richardson, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito
  • Patent number: 11229761
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Mark Downey, Thomas Mark Richardson, Craig Robert Prentice, Richard John Boyes
  • Patent number: 11219731
    Abstract: A headgear, for use in combination with a breathing apparatus, has a plastic or elastomer core and a fabric or textile casing. The headgear, or portions thereof, may also include a length adjustment arrangement that permits adjustment of a length of a section of the headgear. The length adjustment arrangement can comprise overlapping strap portions of the headgear. In some configurations, the overlapping strap portions can be covered by a sleeve. The sleeve can be secured to the headgear by overmolded end caps. A nasal respiratory interface can include a frame having a front surface, a rear surface, and an aperture extending from the front surface to the rear surface. The frame can have an oval form with a truncated height portion. The interface can also include a seal for a nasal pillow. The seal can be attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Adam Luke Gilbert, Thomas Mark Richardson, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito
  • Publication number: 20210386950
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Richardson, Jonathan Mark Downey, Janine Elizabeth Collins
  • Publication number: 20210330923
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system comprising a mask interface comprising a frame for a headgear assembly. The frame comprises a body comprising a first surface and a substantially opposing second surface. The body further comprises a gas inlet and optionally an outlet vent. The gas inlet may be substantially elliptical in shape. The frame may comprise a recessed region for receiving a yoke of a headgear assembly to attach the headgear to the mask interface. The respiratory mask system may also comprise a yoke for attaching to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Jonathan Mark Downey, Bruce Michael Walls, Adam Luke Gilbert, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Thomas Mark Richardson, Silas Sao Jin Siew, James Patrick O'Connor, Christopher John Large, Tony William Spear, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Jake Baker Hocking
  • Patent number: 11097077
    Abstract: A patient interface can have a frame supporting a sealing member. Various features of the sealing member can improve comfort and sealing performance in the context of forming seals with the nares of a user, as well as contact with other facial surfaces. The sealing member can include convex portions, concave portions and thickness variations for providing various sealing, comfort, and deformability effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Richardson, Jonathan Mark Downey, Janine Elizabeth Collins
  • Patent number: 11083862
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system comprising a mask interface comprising a frame for a headgear assembly. The frame comprises a body comprising a first surface and a substantially opposing second surface. The body further comprises a gas inlet and optionally an outlet vent. The gas inlet may be substantially elliptical in shape. The frame may comprise a recessed region for receiving a yoke of a headgear assembly to attach the headgear to the mask interface. The respiratory mask system may also comprise a yoke for attaching to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Jonathan Mark Downey, Bruce Michael Walls, Adam Luke Gilbert, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Thomas Mark Richardson, Silas Sao Jin Siew, James Patrick O'Connor, Christopher John Large, Tony William Spear, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Jake Baker Hocking
  • Publication number: 20210138183
    Abstract: A patient interface includes a mask body, an elbow, a connector and a conduit. Any one or more of the mask body, the elbow, the connector and the conduit includes a bias flow vent. The bias flow vent is configured to deform with the application of pressure but not fully collapse such that an orifice size defined by the bias flow vent can vary with the application of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Brett John HUDDART, Andrew Paul Maxwell SALMON, Matthew James PEDERSEN, Hamish Joshua ROSE, Fadi Karim Moh'd MASHAL, Thomas Mark RICHARDSON, Simon MITTERMEIER, Max Leon BETTERIDGE
  • Publication number: 20210113788
    Abstract: Interfaces for positive pressure therapy having various vent designs are disclosed herein. The interfaces include a bias flow vent with design geometries that help reduce and/or minimize draft and noise levels of the fluids exiting the vents. Some of the vent designs include particular vent hole geometries, plenum spaces, diffusers and fibrous media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Ronald Gane, Callum Ross Gordon, Mark Andrew Thompson, Thomas Mark Richardson
  • Patent number: D917040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Roger Stephenson
  • Patent number: D955553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Silas Sao Jin Siew, Thomas Mark Richardson, Jonathan Mark Downey, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Steve Thomas, Priyanka Ferdinand Pereira, Matthew Aaron Bradley
  • Patent number: D972716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Roger Stephenson
  • Patent number: D989289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Silas Sao Jin Siew, Thomas Mark Richardson, Jonathan Mark Downey, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Steve Thomas, Priyanka Ferdinand Pereira, Matthew Aaron Bradley
  • Patent number: D1016273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Roger Stephenson