US 9,808,612 B2
Conduit connector for a patient breathing device
Laurence Gulliver, Auckland (NZ); Michael Paul Ronayne, Auckland (NZ); and Charles William Douglas Irving, Bristol (GB)
Assigned to Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, Auckland (NZ)
Appl. No. 14/237,859
Filed by Laurence Gulliver, Auckland (NZ); Michael Paul Ronayne, Auckland (NZ); and Charles William Douglas Irving, Bristol (GB)
PCT Filed Aug. 10, 2012, PCT No. PCT/NZ2012/000142
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Aug. 20, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/022356, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 14, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/521,972, filed on Aug. 10, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2015/0021909 A1, Jan. 22, 2015
Int. Cl. A61M 39/10 (2006.01); A61M 16/06 (2006.01); A61M 16/08 (2006.01); A61M 16/16 (2006.01); A61B 5/08 (2006.01); A61M 16/00 (2006.01); A61M 16/10 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 39/1011 (2013.01) [A61B 5/082 (2013.01); A61M 16/0666 (2013.01); A61M 16/085 (2014.02); A61M 16/0816 (2013.01); A61M 16/0825 (2014.02); A61M 16/0833 (2014.02); A61M 16/0841 (2014.02); A61M 16/161 (2014.02); A61M 16/0875 (2013.01); A61M 2016/0033 (2013.01); A61M 2016/102 (2013.01); A61M 2016/103 (2013.01); A61M 2016/1025 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1027 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1044 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3368 (2013.01); A61M 2205/581 (2013.01); A61M 2205/584 (2013.01); A61M 2205/6045 (2013.01); A61M 2209/088 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A connector assembly for a gas delivery conduit for providing gases to a patient, the connector assembly comprising:
a first conduit connector, and
a connecting adapter configured to releasably connect the first conduit connector to a second conduit connector, the connecting adapter comprising:
a first adapter conduit body; and
one or more locking fingers configured to releasably attach to the first conduit connector, the one or more locking fingers protruding longitudinally from the first adapter conduit body; and
the first conduit connector comprising:
a first connector conduit body;
one or more locking tabs configured to releasably engage with the one or more locking fingers when the connecting adapter is received into a terminal aperture of the first conduit connector, the one or more locking tabs protruding radially inward from an interior surface of the first connector conduit body; and
an alignment tab protruding radially inward from the interior surface of the first connector conduit body, the alignment tab configured to self-align the one or more locking fingers with the one or more locking tabs when the connecting adapter is received into the terminal aperture.