Mask system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8915251
APP PUB NO 20120145158A1
SERIAL NO

13399832

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A headgear assembly for a mask system includes a two-dimensional first headgear section and a two-dimensional second headgear section, wherein the two-dimensional first and second headgear sections are attached to one another to form a three-dimensional anatomically-shaped headgear assembly.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES1053

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 185 5522
Lubke, Steven John Stanmore, AU 34 978
Nelson, Timothy Shawn Marrickville, AU 11 347
Oldenburg, Alison Crows Nest, AU 33 726
Reid, Michael John Stanmore, AU 29 630
Scheiner, Rupert Christian Davidson, AU 57 1049
Selvarajan, Karthikeyan Gosford, AU 54 1252
Skipper, Christopher Scott North Ryde, AU 39 672
Smart, Gregory Scott Randwick, AU 53 1528
Vandyke, James William Charles Belrose, AU 20 407

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