Patents by Inventor Vitaly Kapelevich

Vitaly Kapelevich 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: 20240082524
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame and a cushion module including a housing and a cushion that seals on a user's face in use. The housing includes a first connector, for example, a female connector, and the frame includes a second connector, for example, a male connector. The first and second connectors are coupled together in use. The housing includes one or more fasteners that secure the male connector to the female connector. Each fastener includes a base portion coupled to the housing and a moveable portion pivotally connected to the base portion. To assemble the mask, the male connector is inserted into the female connector such that the male connector engages the fasteners. Advancement of the male connector into the female connector causes the fasteners to change orientation from a neutral position to a toggled position and compress. The compressed fasteners apply a retention force to the male connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Max Leon Betteridge, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20240033461
    Abstract: A headgear portion or assembly for use in combination with a breathing apparatus in some configurations is at least substantially inelastic and is three dimensional in shape. The headgear portion or assembly can comprise a plastic core, a substrate and a textile casing. The substrate and textile casing have retaining structures to attach the textile casings to the substrates and the substrates to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: David Monroy Felix, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20240024606
    Abstract: A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy. In some embodiments, the headgear includes an elastic portion configured to provide a retraction force, a non-elastic portion configured to be inelastic in comparison to the elastic portion, and a restriction mechanism connected to the non-elastic portion and to the elastic portion. The restriction mechanism is configured to apply a first resistance force to the user's head on elongation of the headgear and a second resistance force to the user's head on retraction of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich, Brett John Huddart
  • Patent number: 11878119
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system is provided comprising a respiratory mask and a head engaging portion, wherein the head engaging portion is configured to couple to the respiratory mask to engage a wearer's head via a disengageable mechanism. The disengageable mechanism may comprise a linking member attached to the head engaging portion, a disengagement member attached to the respiratory mask and configured to receive the linking member, wherein the disengagement member is configured to be moveable between a first position and a second position, a control configured to allow a wearer of the mask to move the disengagement member towards the first position and one or more surfaces defined by the disengagement member and configured to exert a frictional force on the linking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Mark Richard Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 11850365
    Abstract: FIGS. 1-16D & 66A-92D disclose a large variety of methods of forming the headgear for use in combination with a breathing apparatus comprising a unitary plastic core within textile casings. In some configurations, the plastic core material penetrates or bursts-through the textile casing of the straps. Some configurations include over moulding, alignment posts, T-joints and joint housings with injection aperture. FIGS. 17-65 & 93A-94C disclose a large variety of different headgear arrangements including top strap, front strap, rear strap and pairs of straps extending from the mask above and below the ear to meet behind the ear. FIGS. 95-121B disclose a large variety of connectors connecting the headgear assembly to the mask assembly where the headgear, mask and connector form a closed loop the connector is disengaged with the mask assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Paul Mathew Freestone, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Ryan Anthony Graham, Vitaly Kapelevich, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Sophie Kathryn Randles, Silas Sao Jin Siew, Steve Thomas, Ronan Leahy, Max Leon Betteridge, Callum Ross Gordon, Vicky Dan Gao, Cameron Robert Willis
  • Patent number: 11819618
    Abstract: A headgear portion or assembly for use in combination with a breathing apparatus in some configurations is at least substantially inelastic and is three dimensional in shape. The headgear portion or assembly can comprise a plastic core, a substrate and a textile casing. The substrate and textile casing have retaining structures to attach the textile casings to the substrates and the substrates to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: David Monroy Felix, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Patent number: 11819620
    Abstract: A directional lock or a headgear or interface assembly comprising one or more directional locks that include a catch arrangement for initiating or assisting in movement of a lock member of the direction lock. In some configurations, the catch arrangement assists movement of the lock member in only a portion of a range of travel of the lock member. In some configurations, the directional lock comprises a housing and a sleeve and the catch arrangement comprises a catch arm carried by the sleeve. The catch arm includes a catch end that contacts the lock member, which can be a lock washer in some configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Patent number: 11813384
    Abstract: A headgear portion or assembly for use in combination with a breathing apparatus in some configurations is at least substantially inelastic and is three dimensional in shape. The headgear portion or assembly can comprise a plastic core and a textile casing. The headgear, or part thereof, may also have integrally moulded labels, connectors, adjustment mechanisms and/or grips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Callum Ross Gordon, Bruce Michael Walls, Vitaly Kapelevich, Jeroen Hammer, David Monroy Felix, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Ryan Anthony Graham, Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Publication number: 20230347090
    Abstract: A headgear system and/or an interface assembly incorporating a headgear system that, in some configurations, is configured to transform from elasticated or “stretchy” behavior to “inelastic” behavior at least in response to normal or expected forces encountered during the intended therapy. In some configurations, upon fitment to the head of a user, the system automatically adjusts toward or to an appropriate size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Jason Allan Klenner, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon
  • Patent number: 11752292
    Abstract: A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy. In some embodiments, the headgear includes an elastic portion configured to provide a retraction force, a non-elastic portion configured to be inelastic in comparison to the elastic portion, and a restriction mechanism connected to the non-elastic portion and to the elastic portion. The restriction mechanism is configured to apply a first resistance force to the user's head on elongation of the headgear and a second resistance force to the user's head on retraction of the headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich, Brett John Huddart
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11717627
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame and a cushion module including a housing and a cushion that seals on a user's face in use. The housing includes a first connector, for example, a female connector, and the frame includes a second connector, for example, a male connector. The first and second connectors are coupled together in use. The housing includes one or more fasteners that secure the male connector to the female connector. Each fastener includes a base portion coupled to the housing and a moveable portion pivotally connected to the base portion. To assemble the mask, the male connector is inserted into the female connector such that the male connector engages the fasteners. Advancement of the male connector into the female connector causes the fasteners to change orientation from a neutral position to a toggled position and compress. The compressed fasteners apply a retention force to the male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Max Leon Betteridge, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20230201510
    Abstract: A directional lock or a headgear or interface assembly comprising one or more directional locks that include a catch arrangement for initiating or assisting in movement of a lock member of the direction lock. In some configurations, the catch arrangement assists movement of the lock member in only a portion of a range of travel of the lock member. In some configurations, the directional lock comprises a housing and a sleeve and the catch arrangement comprises a catch arm carried by the sleeve. The catch arm includes a catch end that contacts the lock member, which can be a lock washer in some configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Patent number: 11648365
    Abstract: A headgear system and/or an interface assembly incorporating a headgear system that, in some configurations, is configured to transform from elasticated or “stretchy” behavior to “inelastic” behavior at least in response to normal or expected forces encountered during the intended therapy. In some configurations, upon fitment to the head of a user, the system automatically adjusts toward or to an appropriate size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Jason Allan Klenner, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon
  • Patent number: 11607518
    Abstract: A directional lock or a headgear or interface assembly has one or more directional locks that include a catch arrangement for initiating or assisting in movement of a lock member of the direction lock. In some configurations, the catch arrangement assists movement of the lock member in only a portion of a range of travel of the lock member. In some configurations, the directional lock has a housing and a sleeve and the catch arrangement has a catch arm carried by the sleeve. The catch arm includes a catch end that contacts the lock member, which can be a lock washer in some configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20230010318
    Abstract: Mask assemblies, breathing circuits and related components include configurations for reducing condensation within the mask and/or inhibiting or preventing condensation from coming into contact with a user of the mask. The mask assemblies can incorporate heating elements (such as heating coils), insulating spaces or barrier layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Andrew John Partington, Peter Kenneth Graham, Mark John Arrowsmith, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20220362502
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a directional adjustment unit for a headgear for a respiratory mask The directional adjustment unit provides an increased resistance to extension of one or more straps of the headgear when the headgear is under tensile forces, as compared to a lower resistance to retraction of the one or more headgear straps. The directional adjustment unit comprises a movable frictional engagement member comprising an aperture, wherein the aperture is arranged to receive a filament of a strap of the headgear therethrough, wherein the frictional engagement member in a first configuration provides a disengaged or pre-activated configuration with respect to the filament, and in a second configuration provides an engaged configuration with respect to the filament. Features are provided which improve the operation of such a directional adjustment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Vitaly KAPELEVICH, Christopher Gareth SIMS, David Monroy FELIX, Blair Raymund Dadson MURPHY, Matthew Robert Geoff SLIGHT, Vidhi Jayeshkumar SHAH, Kavyn MANIKKAM
  • Publication number: 20220331542
    Abstract: A headgear for securing a mask to a user's face is described. The headgear requires a first load force to elongate the headgear and, when fitted to a user, applies a balanced fit force that substantially equals a load force applied to the headgear during respiratory therapy. In some embodiments, the headgear includes an elastic portion configured to provide a retraction force, a non-elastic portion configured to be inelastic in comparison to the elastic portion, and a restriction mechanism connected to the non-elastic portion and to the elastic portion. The restriction mechanism is configured to apply a first resistance force to the user's head on elongation of the headgear and a second resistance force to the user's head on retraction of the headgear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich, Brett John Huddart
  • Patent number: 11471637
    Abstract: Mask assemblies, breathing circuits and related components include configurations for reducing condensation within the mask and/or inhibiting or preventing condensation from coming into contact with a user of the mask. The mask assemblies can incorporate heating elements (such as heating coils), insulating spaces or barrier layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew John Partington, Peter Kenneth Graham, Mark John Arrowsmith, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Patent number: D990661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Silas Sao Jin Siew, Vitaly Kapelevich, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Steve Thomas, Lydia Kathleen McGlashan, Mark Andrew Thompson, Jordan Dean Jones Kimpton, Bruno Sintive, Roshalee Nundloll, Yunhe Guan, Paul Mathew Freestone, Bruce Michael Walls, Jake Baker Hocking, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Katie O'Brien, Arvin San Jose Gardiola, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Christopher Gareth Sims, Blair Raymund Dadson Murphy