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: 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: 11331449
    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: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer, Vitaly Kapelevich, Brett John Huddart
  • Publication number: 20220126050
    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: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    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: 11253668
    Abstract: FIGS. 1-16D & 66A-92D disclose a large variety of methods of forming the headgear for use in combination with a breathing apparatus including 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: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    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
  • Publication number: 20220023574
    Abstract: According to this disclosure there is provided various embodiments of directional adjustment unit for a headgear for a respiratory mask, comprising a housing, at least one frictional engagement member arranged to be movable with respect to the housing, the at least one frictional engagement member having an aperture extending therethrough for receiving a filament of a strap of the headgear therethrough, wherein the at least one frictional engagement member in a first movable configuration provides a disengaged configuration with respect to the filament, and in a second movable configuration provides an engaged configuration with respect to the filament. Also disclosed herein are various headgear, yoke assemblies, mask assemblies, mask frames and headgear filaments, some of which are for use with such a directional adjustment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Nick Sullivan, Christopher Michael Wong, Vitaly Kapelevich, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, David Monroy Felix, Fadi Karim Moh'd Mashal, Christopher Gareth Sims, Jonathan Tong Lok SNG, Steve Thomas, Jeroen Hammer, Mark Arvind McLaren, Yi-Jen Lin, Silas Sao Jin Siew, Arvin San Jose Gardiola, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Blair Raymund Dadson Murphy
  • Publication number: 20210220598
    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: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: David Monroy Felix, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20210170134
    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: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    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: 11000663
    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: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: David Monroy Felix, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20210077763
    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. 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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Callum Ross Gordon, Bruce Michael Walls, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Ryan Anthony Graham, Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Publication number: 20210016041
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    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: 20210008316
    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 dis-engageable 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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Mark Richard Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20210001072
    Abstract: A respiatory 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: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jae Yun Lim, Roheet Patel, Craig Robert Prentice, Thomas Mark Richardson, Simon Mittermeier, Monika Ganterer, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Jeremy Owen Young, Nigel Trinidade, Mark Richard Tomlinson, Vitaly Kapelevich, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Matthew James Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10874814
    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. 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: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Callum Ross Gordon, Bruce Michael Walls, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Ryan Anthony Graham, Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Patent number: 10864335
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and methods are provided for supplying gases to a user. The supply includes a sub-therapeutic mode and a pressure support mode for delivering therapy to a user. A flow diversion device or valve switches from a first mode corresponding with the sub-therapeutic mode of the system to a second mode corresponding with the pressure support mode of the system. In the first mode, the valve opens a larger flow path between the interior of the user interface and ambient air than in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, New York University
    Inventors: Donald Roy Kuriger, David Cumin, David M. Rapoport, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Sujeewa Wannigama, Mark John Arrowsmith, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Publication number: 20200353193
    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: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Max Leon Betteridge, Vitaly Kapelevich
  • Patent number: 10828452
    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: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    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: 20200338294
    Abstract: A mask assembly includes a mask interface and a headgear assembly. The mask interface includes a housing and a seal that seals around a user's nose and/or mouth in use. The headgear assembly secures the mask interface to the user's face in use. The headgear assembly can include a top strap, a rear section, and side arms. The top strap can be manually adjustable. The rear section can be temporarily expanded to allow for donning and/or doffing of the mask assembly. The side arms can be automatically adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLauren, Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix
  • Publication number: 20200230344
    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 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Jason Allan Klenner, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon
  • Publication number: 20200230343
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a mask interface and a headgear assembly. The headgear assembly is adjustable and comprised of an elastic portion, a non-elastic portion and a restriction mechanism configured to provide a force resisting movement of the non-elastic portion when the elastic portion is extended. There is a support beam coupled to the non-elastic portion and extending along a portion of the headgear that is curved along its longitudinal extent. In this way particular seal modules can be comfortably fitted to a user and any blow off force is mitigated. A particular example of the respiratory mask system includes provision for removable attachment between the seal and a mask frame, the mask frame and a yoke of the headgear; and between a conduit and the mask frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Gareth SIMS, Fadi Karim Moh'd MASHAL, Vitaly KAPELEVICH, Mark Arvind MCLAREN, Silas Sao Jin SIEW, Jonathan Mark DOWNEY, Christopher Michael WONG, Matthew Aaron BRADLEY, Janine Elizabeth COLLINS, Dillan PATEL, Steve THOMAS, Chris Onin Limpin HIPOLITO, Priyanka Ferdinand PEREIRA, Matthew Robert Geoff SLIGHT, David Monroy FELIX, Xin Yue ZHU, Jonathan Tong Lok SNG, Arvin San Jose GARDIOLA, Stephen Francis HEFFERNAN, Christine Marie LYNCH, Wen Dong HUANG, Bruce Michael WALLS, Jeremy Owen YOUNG, Tony William SPEAR, Jake Baker HOCKING, Melissa Catherine BORNHOLDT