Mask system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9539403
APP PUB NO 20120138063A1
SERIAL NO

13390639

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A mask system (10) includes a frame (20) defining a breathing chamber, a cushion (40) provided to the frame and adapted to form a seal with the patient's face, and a shroud (50) provided to the frame and adapted to attach headgear. The shroud includes a retaining mechanism structured to connect the shroud to the frame. The retaining mechanism includes both a taper lock arrangement and a retaining clip arrangement.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES984

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
D'Souza, Errol Savio Alex Hornsby Heights, AU 47 444
Dantanarayana, Muditha Pradeep Cherrybrook, AU 43 755
Eves, Matthew Manly Vale, AU 68 825
Lee, Murray William Quakers Hill, AU 36 244
Plascott, Stuart Norris Macquarie Park, AU 19 90
Scheiner, Rupert Christian Davidson, AU 57 885
Wehbeh, Jamie Graeme Mosman, AU 25 186

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (4)
* 5517986 Two-point/four-point adjustable headgear for gas delivery mask 233 1993
* 7370652 Patient interface device 25 2006
2006/0272,646 Patient interface device with universal headgear mounting member 26 2006
2007/0044,804 Patient interface with adjustable cushion 43 2006
 
MAP-MEDIZINTECHNOLOGIE GMBH (1)
2006/0260,614 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 9 2006
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY (1)
6039044 Gas delivery mask 68 1997
 
ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS (1)
* 5488948 Fast donning respiratory protection equipment 162 1994
 
PETERSON, MARK A. (1)
* 6371110 Automatic release apparatus and methods for respirator devices 39 1999
 
DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE LLC (1)
5921239 Face mask for patient breathing 268 1997
 
TEIJIN LIMITED (1)
* 2010/0012,128 RESPIRATORY MASK SYSTEM 2 2007
 
Vitol Signs, Inc. (1)
* 7353827 Mask, mask shell and seal with improved mounting, mask seal, method of mask manufacture and mask with reduced exhalation noise 28 2004
 
VITAL SIGNS, INC. (1)
2006/0042,629 Mask, mask shell and seal with improved mounting, mask seal, method of mask manufacture and mask with reduced exhalation noise 24 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
7900630 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 8 2005
 
DALLOZ INVESTMENT, INC. (1)
4850346 Respirator 90 1986
 
RESMED LIMITED (12)
* 2002/0117,177 Harness assembly for a nasal mask 4 2002
* 2004/0112,384 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 97 2003
* 2006/0118,117 Mask and components thereof 75 2003
2007/0157,353 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 1 2004
* 2006/0283,461 Mask system 127 2006
2008/0178,875 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 16 2008
2009/0050,156 Mask vent 27 2008
8550084 Mask system 10 2009
8528561 Mask system 6 2013
8522784 Mask system 19 2013
2013/0133,660 MASK SYSTEM 5 2013
2013/0327,333 MASK SYSTEM 3 2013
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