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Founded in Australia, ResMed is a global manufacturer of products for the treatment of sleep disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnea . ResMed employs more than 4300 employees worldwide, it operates in 100 countries and has manufacturing in Australia, France, Singapore and the United States. In the fiscal year 2013/2014 it achieved revenues of US$ 1.5 billion.ResMed considers the OSA market as underpenetrated and joined a partnership with LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company in 2009 to increase awareness of OSA amongst type 2 diabetes patients. ResMed also raises awareness of the serious comorbidities linked to untreated sleep disorders which includes cardiovascular disease, stroke and obesity. Wikipedia.

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ResMed | Date: 2017-01-18

A humidifier for humidification of air to be delivered to a patients airways may include a humidification chamber, a reservoir and a water delivery mechanism. The humidification chamber may include a water retention feature such as a wick that encloses part of the flow path, a heating element for heating the humidification chamber, and an air flow baffle configured to promote humidification. The humidifier may be further configured to execute one or more algorithms, for example to determine a condition of the wick or to detect condensation in the flow path. In some forms, the humidifier may also comprise algorithms for controlling one or more components of the humidifier such as to control the build up of foreign matter on the wick.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-04-05

A method and apparatus monitors chronic disease state of a patient. The method may include extracting, in a processor, for each of a plurality of monitoring sessions, a respiratory feature from a respiratory signal indicative of the patients respiration during the monitoring session, the respiratory signal derived from at least one sensor; and computing, in a processor, a stability measure of the patient for a monitoring session, the stability measure representing an indication of a change point having occurred at the monitoring session in a statistical distribution of the respiratory feature.


Methods and apparatus for treating a respiratory disorder, in one aspect, include an apparatus that delivers backup breaths at a sustained timed backup rate that is a function of the patients spontaneous respiratory rate. Other aspects include apparatus that delivers backup breaths at a rate that gradually increases from a spontaneous backup rate to a sustained timed backup rate or, alternatively, apparatus that oscillates a treatment pressure in antiphase with the patients spontaneous respiratory efforts when a measure indicative of ventilation is greater than a threshold. Other aspects include apparatus configured to treat Cheyne-Stokes respiration by computing the treatment pressure so as to bring a measure indicative of ventilation of the patient towards a target ventilation that is dependent on the measure indicative of ventilation or, alternatively, by periodically elevating the treatment pressure to a high level for a short time, the high level being high enough and the short time being long enough to induce a central apnea in a patient. Depending on functionality, the foregoing apparatus may comprise an adaptive servo-ventilator or CPAP therapy device.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-04-05

A system and method for patient data management may include a patient device (720, 730, 740), server (710), and computing device (760). The patient device (720, 730, 740) may collect usage data (728) in accordance with subscriptions (726) that may include a set of instructions. The patient device (720, 730, 740) may also transmit the collected usage data (728) over a network to the server (710) or computing device (760). This transmission may occur based on a triggering event designated in the subscription (726). The patient device (720, 730, 740) may also receive updates to the subscription (726) from the server (710), so as to alter the process by which the patient device collects and transmits the usage data.


Methods and apparatus are disclosed for determining the occurrence of a closed or open apnea. Respiratory air flow from a patient is measured to give an air flow signal. The determination of an apnea is performed by applying an oscillatory pressure waveform of known frequency to a patients airway, calculating a complex quantity representing a patient admittance (12) and comparing its value with ranges (14,16) indicative of open or closed apneas. The method distinguishes open from closed apneas even when the model used to calculate admittance is not based on details of the respiratory apparatus. In addition the patient admittance may be compared with admittance during normal breathing to avoid having to characterize the airway.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-02-15

An air delivery system (30) for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure (20) located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold (70) adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube (42) connected to the manifold (70) and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure (20). Each tube (42) is structured to allow movement between (1) an open phase in which the tube (42) allows the passage of air and (2) a collapsed phase in which the tube (42) is collapsed. Each tube (42) is structured such that weight of a typical patients head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube (42) from the open phase to the collapsed phase.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-01-04

A pillow for a patient interface structure configured to deliver a flow of breathable gas to a patient, comprising a neck portion defining a passage configured to receive the flow of breathable gas. A generally conical portion extends from the neck portion and comprises an orifice configured to deliver the flow of breathable gas to the patient. Furthermore, the generally conical portion comprises a sealing surface configured to engage the naris of the patient, wherein a base portion of the conical portion extends from the neck portion either in unequal amounts around the neck portion and the sealing surface and the orifice are concentric with the neck portion, or in equal amounts around the neck portion and the sealing surface and the orifice are non-concentric with the neck portion.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-03-08

An intra-oral device comprising an upper splint (7100), a lower splint (7200) and a pair of lateral connecting rods (7300). Each connecting rod has a first rod end (7310) that connects to the lower splint and a second rod end (7320) that connects to the upper splint. The connecting rods (7300) are configured to maintain the mandible in an advanced position relative to the maxilla. The upper splint (7100) includes at least one upper gutter portion (7110) that retains the upper splint on the maxilla. The lower splint (7200) includes at least one lower gutter portion (7210) that retains the lower splint on the mandible. The thickness of the at least one upper gutter portion and/or the at least one lower gutter portion may vary across the profile of the teeth.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-03-22

A brushless DC motor (10) including a rotor (14), a magnet (16) provided to the rotor (14), a pair of bearings (20) to rotatably support the rotor (14), a stator assembly (18) that at least partly surrounds the rotor (14) and magnet (16) thereof and adapted to control movement of the rotor (14), and a bearing tube (22) having an exterior surface (42) and an interior surface (48) that defines a tube interior. The stator assembly (18) is provided along the exterior surface (42) of the tube (22) and the bearings (20) are provided along the interior surface (48) of the tube (22) to support the rotor (14) and magnet (16) within the tube interior. The motor has sample application for use in PAP devices for delivery of positive airway pressure therapy for users or patients.


Patent
ResMed | Date: 2017-03-29

The present technology relates to a pad for forming a seal forming structure against a users skin for use with a patient interface, the pad comprising, a base layer, a fibre layer comprising a plurality of fibers for contacting a patients skin, and a connection layer for connecting the fibers to the base material, wherein the base layer and/or the fibre layer is/are adapted to act as a reservoir for substances. Furthermore, it relates to a set of pads, a kit and a patient interface.

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