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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ResMed | Date: 2017-01-25
A ventilator (210) for generating a flux of respiratory pressurised gas, comprising a rotor (211) capable of revolving about an axis of rotation (2110) for generating a flux of respiratory gas, the rotor being driving by a motor (M), an air inlet (212), a first part (2131) configured for collecting the flux of pressurized gas generated by the rotor according to an oblique direction relative to the axis of rotation, and a second part (2132) arranged downstream of the first part and configured for rectifying the flux of pressurized gas collected by the first part in a direction substantially parallel to the axis of rotation.
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.
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.
ResMed | Date: 2016-06-10
An air delivery system includes a controllable flow generator, a primary controller, and an auxiliary controller. The flow generator is operable to generate a supply of pressurized breathable gas to be provided to a patient for treatment. The primary controller is associated with at least one primary control feature to select at least a first aspect of operation of the flow generator. The auxiliary controller is associated with at least one auxiliary control feature to select at least a second aspect of operation of the flow generator. The second aspect selected by the auxiliary controller is different than the first aspect selected by the primary controller. The primary and auxiliary controllers may be interchangeably usable to control operation of the flow generator.
ResMed | Date: 2016-11-02
A connector arrangement joining a respiratory mask and headgear is adapted for single-handed disengagement by the patient. A first, rigid connector part (470) is formed into the rigid mask frame (400), with a mating second connector (600) attached to a strap of the headgear. The connectors are held away from the patients face by the connection to the mask frame.