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 WALES1083

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 206 6177
Lubke, Steven John Stanmore, AU 37 1109
Nelson, Timothy Shawn Marrickville, AU 13 398
Oldenburg, Alison Crows Nest, AU 35 811
Reid, Michael John Stanmore, AU 33 715
Scheiner, Rupert Christian Davidson, AU 67 1202
Selvarajan, Karthikeyan Gosford, AU 62 1455
Skipper, Christopher Scott North Ryde, AU 47 794
Smart, Gregory Scott Randwick, AU 56 1674
Vandyke, James William Charles Belrose, AU 22 461

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (30)
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RESMED LIMITED (27)
5560354 Facial masks for assisted respiration or CPAP 320 1994
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6112746 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 362 1997
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6357441 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 216 1999
6422238 Headgear 195 2000
6412487 Mask cushion and frame assembly 213 2000
6532961 Forehead support for facial mask 268 2000
6374826 Mask and headgear connector 247 2000
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7036508 Harness assembly for a nasal mask 38 2002
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2002/0174,868 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 60 2002
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2003/0196,658 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 132 2003
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2004/0112,384 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 110 2003
2004/0118,406 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 157 2003
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MPV-Truma Gesellschaft fur (1)
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RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (5)
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KENPAK, INCORPORATED (1)
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The Living Trust of Marjorie F. Weatherholt (1)
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Medway (1)
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UNOMEDICAL A/S (1)
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Noble, Linda J. (2)
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Creations by B J H, LLC (1)
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AIRWAY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (4)
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AIRWAYS ASSOCIATES (2)
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DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE LLC (1)
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SOMNETICS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. (1)
2006/0081,250 Nares seal 80 2005
 
PRO-TECH SERVICES, INC. (1)
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IZI CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0131,852 Registration and surgical face mask 8 2002
 
UNIMAX CORPORATION (1)
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Sleepnet Corporation (2)
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NATUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED (1)
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Austrlian Centre for Advanced Medical Tecnology Pty Ltd (1)
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AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LTD. (2)
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TAEMA (1)
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SALTER LABS (10)
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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM) (1)
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CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1)
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THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY (1)
5243971 Nasal mask for CPAP having ballooning/moulding seal with wearer's nose and facial contours 432 1992
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
6732733 Half-mask respirator with head harness assembly 43 2000
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
5074297 Self-sealing mask for delivering intermittent positive pressure ventilation 194 1989
 
APPLERA CORPORATION (1)
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PURITAN-BENNETT CORPORATION (2)
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4782832 Nasal puff with adjustable sealing means 440 1987
 
Advantage Medical (1)
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BAR-SELLA, GAD (1)
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Headwear, LLC (1)
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SUNRISE MEDICAL HHG INC. (1)
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Trudell Medical Limited (1)
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Life Care Systems, Inc. (1)
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MEDICAL DEVICE GROUP, INC. (1)
2006/0207,597 Adjustable bite block for respirator 77 2006
 
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (4)
6679257 Breathing assistance apparatus 99 2000
2002/0069,872 Mouthpiece 63 2001
* 2003/0051,732 Headgear for nasal masks 47 2002
2003/0111,080 Breathing assistance apparatus 20 2002
 
BESTFONT LIMITED (1)
5396885 Mobile air supply cart having dual tanks and connections allowing simultaneous filling of tank and delivery of air to a user 116 1992
 
FISHER & PAYKEL LIMITED (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RESMED LIMITED (1)
9895508 Cushion for mask system 0 2015
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