US Patent No: 6,112,746

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Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor

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A nasal cushion (30) comprises a substantially triangularly shaped frame (32) from which extends a membrane (34). The frame (32) has a scalloped edge (36) by which the cushion (30) is affixed to a mask body. The membrane (34) has an aperture (38) into which the wearer's nose is received. The membrane (34) is spaced away from the rim (40) of the frame (32), and its outer surface (41) is of substantially the same shape as the rim (40). Respective notches (42,44) receive the bridge of the wearer's nose. The wearer's nose is received through the aperture (38) into the chamber within the mask body (46). The seal forming portion (45) thus contacts both the surface of the wearer's nose and a portion of the wearer's face in the region between the base of the nose and the upper lip, and around the sides and over the bridge of the nose. The shape of the seal forming portion (45) is particularly suited to effectively seal the difficult region of the facial contour that is the crease between the sides of the nose and the face.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES969

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 184 4792
Styles, Robert Edward Glenhaven, AU 25 1313

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5,388,571 Positive-pressure ventilator system with controlled access for nebulizer component servicing 218 1992
5,655,520 Flexible valve for administering constant flow rates of medicine from a nebulizer 183 1993
5,429,683 Face mask for breathing 171 1993
5,429,126 Respiratory mask headset attachment 135 1994
5,542,128 Headwear for supporting a breathing apparatus 223 1994
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5,431,158 Endoscopy breathing mask 143 1994
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5,438,981 Automatic safety valve and diffuser for nasal and/or oral gas delivery mask 164 1993
D362061 Respiratory mask body 122 1994
5,492,116 Respiratory mask with floating seal responsive to pressurized gas 188 1994
5,592,938 Mask apparatus 164 1994
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5,685,296 Flow regulating valve and method 199 1995
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D377089 Respiratory mask facial seal 150 1995
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NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (1)
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WESTMED, INC. (1)
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BETTER BREATHING, INC. (1)
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UNIMAX CORPORATION (1)
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SIMS PORTEX INC. (1)
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Warne Surgical Products Limited (1)
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Hans Rudolph, Inc. (3)
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ERICH JAEGER GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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MDT CORPORATION (1)
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ETELA-HAMEEN KEUHKOVAMMAYHDISTYS R.Y. (2)
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FIGGIE INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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Dow Corning Corporation (1)
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Cybernetic Systems, Inc. (1)
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BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION (1)
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Respirogenics Corporation (1)
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TOFFOLON, SHIRLEY I. (1)
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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
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The University of Sydney (1)
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* 4,938,212 Inspiration oxygen saver 224 1987
* 4,989,599 Dual lumen cannula 218 1989
 
INNOVATIVE SCUBA CONCEPTS, LLC (1)
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GENTEX CORPORATION (1)
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* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
* 2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
 
INTERSURGICAL LIMITED (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
* 6,626,177 Nasal mask 50 2000
* 6,418,929 Infant oxygen mask 19 2000
6,644,315 Nasal mask 102 2001
6,581,601 Nasal mask with balloon exhalation valve 85 2001
6,860,268 Pediatric ventilation mask and headgear system 73 2002
7,000,611 Mouthpiece, nasal seal, head appliance, apparatus, and methods of treating sleep apnea 7 2002
* 2005/0051,171 Nose breathing mask for a medical patient; and method 50 2003
* 2007/0272,244 Fluidic barrier 1 2006
* 2009/0107,507 Forehead and nose bridge pad for CPAP interface 10 2008
* 8,888,553 Doll head having a magnetically adjustable facial contour and method of assembling same 1 2012
* 2013/0288,565 DOLL HEAD HAVING A MAGNETICALLY ADJUSTABLE FACIAL CONTOUR AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME 1 2012
 
Sleepnet Corporation (3)
7,219,669 Nose mask 27 1999
6,631,718 Air mask with seal 121 1999
7,210,481 Nose mask 86 2000
 
AG INDUSTRIES LLC (1)
D464727 Gel filled forehead cushion for a CPAP mask 1 2001
 
KING SYSTEMS CORPORATION (2)
7,243,649 Anesthesia administration mask and eye shield 5 2003
* 2004/0069,306 Dental anesthesia administration mask and eye shield 1 2003
 
CAREFUSION 205, INC. (2)
* 7,007,696 Mask cushion and method of using same 64 2002
* 2008/0053,446 ADJUSTABLE CPAP MASK ASSEMBLY 7 2007
 
WEINMANN GERAETE FUER MEDIZIN GMBH + CO. KG (1)
* 6,926,004 Breathing mask with a head fastening device 99 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (10)
* 6,357,440 Pliable respiratory mask 58 1999
* 6,516,802 Method and combination for treating sleep apnea using a cantilever mask attachment device 85 2001
* 7,900,630 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 7 2005
7,849,855 Gas exhaust system for a gas delivery mask 0 2005
7,827,987 Ball joint for providing flexibility to a gas delivery pathway 13 2005
7,600,514 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 3 2005
7,455,063 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 6 2005
* 2006/0283,452 Gas exhaust system for a gas delivery mask 6 2005
7,975,693 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 2 2008
8,104,473 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 0 2009
 
RESMED LIMITED (225)
* 6,513,526 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 169 1999
* 6,581,594 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent for respiratory mask 129 2000
D459800 Full face mask 53 2001
6,986,352 Mask with gusset 66 2001
D468421 Nasal mask 40 2001
D468823 Nasal mask 88 2001
* 6,871,649 Nasal mask cushion assembly 40 2001
* 2002/0104,540 Nasal mask cushion assembly 3 2001
D464427 Full face mask 41 2002
6,581,602 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 117 2002
7,178,527 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 18 2002
* 6,557,556 Forehead support for facial mask 52 2002
* 6,701,927 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 107 2002
D485905 Nasal mask 115 2002
D493221 Portion of a full face mask 16 2002
6,823,869 Mask assembly 120 2002
D476732 Nasal mask 43 2002
D494675 Cushion for respiratory mask 13 2002
D486226 Mask assembly 72 2002
7,845,354 Mask and vent assembly therefor 16 2002
* 2003/0079,751 Mask and vent assembly therefor 23 2002
D498529 Portion of a cushion for use with a mask assembly in the application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) 7 2003
6,823,865 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 67 2003
8,997,742 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with cushion 2 2003
7,743,767 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 55 2003
* 7,597,100 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with vent cover 34 2003
7,487,772 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 40 2003
6,907,882 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 157 2003
* 2003/0196,658 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 107 2003
* 2003/0196,656 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with cushion 104 2003
* 2003/0196,657 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with vent cover 81 2003
* 2003/0196,662 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 44 2003
7,753,050 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 4 2003
7,523,754 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 71 2003
* 7,509,958 Headgear assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 34 2003
* 7,011,090 Elbow for mask assembly 92 2003
* 2004/0118,406 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 124 2003
* 2004/0112,377 Headgear assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 50 2003
* 2004/0112,384 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 94 2003
* 2004/0112,385 Elbow for mask assembly 43 2003
6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 16 2003
D507348 Cushion for mask 16 2003
* 2004/0060,561 Forehead support for facial mask 3 2003
* 8,490,623 Mask and components thereof 0 2003
* 2006/0118,117 Mask and components thereof 72 2003
* 7,069,933 Breathing mask and mask cushion therefor 13 2003
D492992 Portion of mask assembly 78 2003
7,107,989 Mask with gusset 60 2004
* 2004/0144,386 Mask with gusset 13 2004
8,042,538 Nasal mask assembly 26 2004
* 2006/0137,690 Nasal assembly 109 2004
* 2004/0221,850 Nasal mask assembly 57 2004
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 37 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 12 2004
D530007 Portion of cushion for respiratory mask 9 2004
D519207 Forehead support and portion of joining member 43 2004
7,559,326 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 26 2004
* 2004/0255,948 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 11 2004
D534274 Portion of a mask frame 25 2004
* 7,243,651 Cushion and mask therefor 8 2004
D540941 Elbow for mask 14 2004
7,318,439 Mask assembly 52 2004
* 2005/0081,858 Mask assembly 1 2004
7,159,587 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 26 2004
* 2005/0092,326 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 5 2004
7,942,148 Compact oronasal patient interface 43 2004
8,042,542 Respiratory mask assembly with magnetic coupling to headgear assembly 40 2005
7,942,150 Nasal assembly 38 2005
* 2007/0246,043 Positive-Air-Pressure Machine Conduit 10 2005
7,047,972 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 57 2005
* 2005/0199,241 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 10 2005
8,807,135 Cushion for a patient interface 0 2005
7,971,590 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 34 2005
D552731 Portion of a yoked headgear 12 2005
D567936 Portion of a mask 7 2005
D563548 Portion of a gusseted cushion for a respiratory mask 1 2005
D556898 Portion of a mask 10 2005
D567364 Portion of mask frame 3 2005
7,934,501 Swivel elbow for a patient interface 13 2005
7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 10 2005
7,316,230 Elbow for mask assembly 14 2005
* 2006/0102,185 Elbow for mask assembly 2 2005
8,967,146 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and method for making the mask 0 2006
8,261,746 Reinforcing member for a patient interface 2 2006
8,220,459 Cushion for patient interface 34 2006
* 2009/0000,623 Reinforcing Member for a Patient Interface 4 2006
* 2008/0110,464 Cushion for Patient Interface 43 2006
8,863,745 Respiratory mask assembly with magnetic coupling to headgear assembly 1 2006
* 2009/0101,141 Respiratory Mask Assembly with Magnetic Coupling to Headgear Assembly 11 2006
7,938,116 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 16 2006
* 2006/0162,729 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 40 2006
D586458 Respiratory mask 33 2006
7,926,487 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 26 2006
8,978,653 Mask with gusset 0 2006
* 2006/0213,520 Mask with gusset 29 2006
8,056,561 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 2 2006
9,032,955 Mask system 0 2006
8,136,525 Mask system 27 2006
* 2006/0283,461 Mask system 124 2006
9,227,032 Method and apparatus for improving CPAP patient compliance 1 2006
8,789,526 Methods and apparatus for controlling mask leak in CPAP treatment 0 2006
* 2010/0180,895 Methods and Apparatus for Controlling Mask Leak in CPAP Treatment 16 2006
7,658,189 Compact oronasal patient interface 71 2006
8,286,635 Headgear for mask assembly 0 2006
* 2009/0211,583 Headgear for Mask Assembly 1 2006
7,874,291 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 32 2006
* 2006/0272,645 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 22 2006
* 2009/0114,229 Mouth Seal Assembly for Nasal Mask System 11 2006
7,461,656 Nasal assembly 54 2006
* 2007/0062,539 Nasal assembly 5 2006
8,122,886 Respiratory mask assembly with vent 10 2006
* 8,636,006 Mask 1 2007
7,341,060 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 43 2007
7,708,017 Compact oronasal patient interface 37 2007
D650064 Portion of a mask 6 2007
7,950,392 Cushion and mask therefor 3 2007
9,162,034 Delivery of respiratory therapy 0 2007
8,297,285 Delivery of respiratory therapy 9 2007
8,196,585 Delivery of respiratory therapy 0 2007
D585981 Cushion for a mask 20 2007
D581041 Portion of a mask elbow 9 2007
D580048 Swivel elbow for mask assembly 7 2007
D588690 Portion of yoked headgear 9 2007
D671205 Forehead support for a mask 0 2007
D657863 Mask 0 2007
* 8,230,855 Mask assembly 10 2007
D651303 Portion of a headgear strap/yoke 1 2007
8,826,908 Elbow for mask assembly 0 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 27 2007
8,186,352 Nasal assembly 42 2007
8,042,546 Nasal assembly 44 2007
* 2008/0092,905 NASAL ASSEMBLY 33 2007
8,312,881 Nasal assembly 10 2007
8,312,883 Nasal assembly 10 2007
8,286,636 Nasal assembly 19 2008
D588689 Cushion for a respiratory mask 3 2008
8,025,057 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 16 2008
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 5 2008
8,146,596 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 0 2008
* 2008/0156,330 Vent and/or Diverter Assembly for Use in Breathing Apparatus 18 2008
8,869,797 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 0 2008
8,757,157 Mask for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient 3 2008
* 2009/0032,026 Mask 22 2008
9,480,809 Patient interface 0 2008
8,528,551 Acclimatization therapy for first time users 0 2008
* 2009/0038,616 Acclimatization therapy for first time users 8 2008
7,900,635 Nasal assembly 44 2008
* 2009/0095,298 Nasal assembly 21 2008
D660412 Yoked headgear 4 2008
D645955 Respiratory mask frame 13 2009
9,381,316 Interchangeable mask assembly 0 2009
* 2009/0139,527 Interchangable mask assembly 42 2009
7,997,267 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 38 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 8 2009
* 7,958,893 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 27 2009
8,291,906 Patient interface systems 2 2009
8,869,798 Foam-based interfacing structure method and apparatus 0 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 5 2009
9,220,860 Compact oronasal patient interface 0 2010
8,770,197 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask 1 2010
8,371,302 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 10 2010
* 2010/0229,869 ERGONOMIC AND ADJUSTABLE RESPIRATORY MASK ASSEMBLY WITH FRAME 7 2010
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 43 2010
8,757,162 Nasal assembly 4 2010
8,833,371 Mask and vent assembly therefor 0 2010
9,220,861 Forehead support for facial mask 0 2010
8,424,530 Nasal assembly 3 2011
8,528,558 Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 0 2011
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 9 2011
* 2011/0220,110 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 30 2011
9,067,033 Compact oronasal patient interface 0 2011
8,522,783 Cushion and mask therefor 2 2011
8,733,358 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 0 2011
8,387,616 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 10 2011
8,479,736 Respiratory mask assembly 10 2011
8,813,748 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 0 2011
8,905,031 Patient interface systems 5 2012
8,915,251 Mask system 0 2012
8,528,562 Oxygen diverter valve 0 2012
8,839,789 Mask assembly 0 2012
D673263 Yoked headgear 4 2012
8,794,239 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 2 2012
8,573,212 Reinforcing member for a patient interface 0 2012
9,504,798 Headgear for mask assembly 0 2012
9,149,594 Patient interface systems 0 2012
8,985,117 Nasal assembly 2 2012
9,308,342 Respiratory masks with gusseted cushions 0 2012
D690003 Yoked headgear 3 2012
8,613,280 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,213 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,567,404 Cushion for patient interface 1 2012
8,573,214 Cushion for patient interface 1 2012
8,616,211 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,613,281 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,578,935 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,215 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,555,885 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,081 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,082 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,083 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
9,375,545 Respiratory mask assembly 0 2012
8,528,561 Mask system 5 2013
9,027,556 Mask system 0 2013
8,991,395 Mask system 0 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 17 2013
8,833,370 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 0 2013
8,826,910 Mask and vent assembly therefor 0 2013
8,944,061 Cushion to frame assembly mechanism 2 2013
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
9,457,162 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 0 2013
9,440,037 Acclimatization therapy for first time users 0 2013
9,463,295 Mask and mask cushion therefor 0 2013
D736908 Headgear-to-frame connection component for respiratory mask 0 2013
D719254 Elbow connector for respiratory mask 0 2013
9,295,800 Cushion for patient interface 0 2013
9,421,340 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with cushion 0 2014
9,421,339 Patient interface 0 2014
8,944,058 Patient interface device 3 2014
* 2014/0202,464 CUSHION FOR A RESPIRATORY MASK ASSEMBLY 0 2014
9,027,558 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 0 2014
9,248,251 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2014
9,119,931 Mask system 0 2014
9,238,116 Cushion for a patient interface 0 2014
D766421 Headgear for mask 0 2015
 
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LTD. (2)
D447557 Mask 9 2000
* 2010/0192,954 MASK 0 2010
 
RESMED (1)
D515204 Front face portion of mask assembly 45 2004
 
KURVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (14)
7,231,919 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 25 2002
* 2003/0079,742 Nasal nebulizer 11 2002
8,122,881 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 2 2003
* 2003/0217,748 Particle dispersion chamber for nasal nebulizer 3 2003
8,001,963 Integrated nebulizer and particle dispersion chamber for nasal delivery of medicament to deep nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 6 2004
* 2007/0131,224 Integrated nebulizer and particle dispersion chamber for nasal delivery of medicament to deep nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 1 2004
* 2007/0131,230 Nasal adapter for the base of the nose 3 2004
7,866,316 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 4 2006
* 2007/0068,514 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 7 2006
7,905,229 Aerosol generating and delivery device 7 2007
* 2008/0054,099 AEROSOL GENERATING AND DELIVERY DEVICE 10 2007
8,448,637 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 0 2010
8,733,342 Aerosol generating and delivery device 1 2011
9,352,106 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 0 2012
 
INVACARE CORPORATION (5)
7,290,546 Nasal mask 29 2003
7,621,274 Nasal mask 45 2003
D507831 Nasal mask 9 2004
D583931 Nasal mask 0 2004
8,028,698 Breathing mask 1 2007
 
MPV-Truma Gesellschaft fur (2)
* 6,595,214 Nasal respiration mask 116 2000
* 6,427,694 Nasal breathing mask 54 2000
 
GEO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (10)
6,946,013 Ceramic exhaust filter 49 2002
7,682,577 Catalytic exhaust device for simplified installation or replacement 0 2005
7,682,578 Device for catalytically reducing exhaust 0 2005
7,574,796 Nonwoven composites and related products and methods 2 2005
7,722,828 Catalytic fibrous exhaust system and method for catalyzing an exhaust gas 2 2005
7,582,270 Multi-functional substantially fibrous mullite filtration substrates and devices 4 2005
7,572,311 Highly porous mullite particulate filter substrate 13 2005
7,444,805 Substantially fibrous refractory device for cleaning a fluid 2 2005
7,563,415 Catalytic exhaust filter device 2 2006
7,211,232 Refractory exhaust filtering method and apparatus 5 2006
 
SOTEIRA, INC. (1)
* 2010/0236,559 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask 6 2010
 
Moore, Karen Leigh (1)
8,235,045 Forehead and nose bridge pad for CPAP interface 1 2008
 
Vitol Signs, Inc. (1)
7,353,827 Mask, mask shell and seal with improved mounting, mask seal, method of mask manufacture and mask with reduced exhalation noise 21 2004
 
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2004/0242,940 Process for producing hydroxyl group-containing compound 0 2004
 
BREATHE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (15)
8,381,729 Methods and devices for minimally invasive respiratory support 4 2007
8,136,527 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 8 2008
8,925,545 Methods and devices for treating sleep apnea 0 2008
8,567,399 Methods and devices for providing inspiratory and expiratory flow relief during ventilation therapy 0 2008
8,776,793 Methods and devices for sensing respiration and controlling ventilator functions 0 2009
8,770,193 Methods and devices for sensing respiration and controlling ventilator functions 0 2009
8,677,999 Methods and devices for providing mechanical ventilation with an open airway interface 0 2009
9,180,270 Methods, systems and devices for non-invasive open ventilation with gas delivery nozzles within an outer tube 0 2010
8,418,694 Systems, methods and apparatus for respiratory support of a patient 0 2010
9,132,250 Methods, systems and devices for non-invasive ventilation including a non-sealing ventilation interface with an entrainment port and/or pressure feature 2 2010
8,939,152 Methods, systems and devices for humidifying a respiratory tract 0 2011
8,573,219 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 1 2011
8,955,518 Methods, systems and devices for improving ventilation in a lung area 0 2012
8,985,099 Tracheostoma spacer, tracheotomy method, and device for inserting a tracheostoma spacer 0 2012
9,358,358 Methods, systems and devices for humidifying a respiratory tract 0 2013
 
Beathe Technologies, Inc. (1)
9,227,034 Methods, systems and devices for non-invasive open ventilation for treating airway obstructions 0 2010
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (1)
7,490,608 System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask 3 2005
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
9,387,301 Pad assembly having outer casing and support element 0 2012
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (14)
* 6,467,483 Respiratory mask 211 1999
D448473 Nasal mask 35 1999
D441860 Forehead pad for a nasal mask 15 1999
D458993 Nasal mask 6 2001
D502261 Nasal mask 5 2001
D458365 Nasal mask 32 2001
D457622 Nasal mask 21 2001
* 6,651,663 Nasal mask and system using same 52 2001
D464428 Nasal mask cushion 26 2001
D493523 Nasal mask seal 11 2001
D464133 Nasal mask 24 2002
* 7,665,464 Respiratory mask 21 2002
* 7,743,768 Patient interface device with dampening cushion 6 2006
* 2007/0163,594 Patient interface device with dampening cushion 9 2006
 
MAP-MEDIZINTECHNOLOGIE GMBH (2)
7,775,209 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 37 2006
8,746,250 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 2 2013
 
RedMed Limited (1)
D498530 Portion of full-face mask 18 2003
 
SLEEPNEA LLC (2)
8,276,588 Respiratory mask with adjustable shape 0 2009
8,327,851 Respiratory mask with user interface 0 2010
 
ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS (2)
7,575,006 Respirator mask with hygienic protection 1 2004
RE44545 Respirator mask with hygienic protection 0 2011
 
MAP MEDIZIN TEHCNOLOGIE GMBH, SUCCESSOR IN RIGHT OF FROMER MAP MEDIZINTECHNIK UND PATIENT GMBH & CO., KG. (1)
7,562,658 Holding device for a respiratory mask 30 2001
 
MAP Medizin-Technologie (1)
* 2009/0139,526 Sealing lip device for a respiratory mask, respiratory mask and a method and mould for producing the same 50 2009
 
CAREFUSION 2200, INC. (2)
8,434,485 Respiratory mask 0 2008
* 2010/0163,049 RESPIRATORY MASK 3 2008
 
CREATIONS BY B J H, LLC (1)
* 6,470,886 Continuous positive airway pressure headgear 77 2000
 
Pari GmbH Spezialisten für effektive Inhalation (1)
* 2008/0006,276 Face mask, in particular inhalation mask for use with a therapeutic nebuliser 1 2007
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (23)
* 7,827,990 Sealing lip device for a respiratory mask, respiratory mask and a method and a mould for producing the same 56 2000
7,100,610 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 43 2001
7,000,614 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 68 2002
7,320,323 Breathing mask device and application device and frontal support device thereof 32 2002
7,216,647 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 37 2003
* 2007/0131,229 Respiratory mask arrangement as well as headband arrangement and respiratory gas evacuation device for a respiratory mask 1 2004
7,654,263 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 28 2005
7,967,014 Application device for breathing mask arrangement 20 2006
7,856,980 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 39 2007
* 2007/0157,934 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 7 2007
7,992,559 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 25 2007
8,931,484 Sealing lip device for a respiratory mask, respiratory mask and a method and mould for producing the same 1 2009
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 13 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 5 2010
8,820,327 Sealing lip device for a breathing mask, a breathing mask and a method and a mold for producing same 2 2010
* 2010/0282,265 SEALING LIP DEVICE FOR A BREATHING MASK, A BREATHING MASK AND A METHOD AND A MOLD FOR PRODUCING SAME 41 2010
* 9,072,853 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 0 2010
* 2011/0056,498 FOREHEAD PAD FOR RESPIRATORY MASK 15 2010
8,875,710 Application device for a breathing mask arrangement 0 2011
8,479,738 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 3 2011
9,259,549 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 0 2013
9,144,656 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 2 2013
9,242,062 Breathing mask and a sealing lip device for a breathing mask 0 2014
 
Bragel International, Inc. (1)
* 6,615,832 Wear article with detachable interface assembly 63 2000
 
DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE LLC (2)
* 7,219,670 Method for securing a nasal mask 24 2004
* 2004/0211,427 Method for securing a nasal mask 4 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 16 2004
 
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (33)
6,832,610 Breathing assistance apparatus 16 2002
* 2003/0066,531 Breathing assistance apparatus 3 2002
6,951,218 Breathing assistance apparatus 32 2003
* 2003/0196,659 Breathing assistance apparatus 13 2003
* 7,308,895 Breathing assistance apparatus 29 2003
* 2005/0257,792 Breathing assistance apparatus 16 2003
* 9,155,855 Mouthpiece 0 2003
* 2006/0112,962 Mouthpiece 22 2003
* 2004/0177,850 Breathing assistance apparatus 38 2004
* 2004/0244,800 Breathing assistance apparatus 1 2004
7,735,487 Forehead rest for respiratory masks 2 2004
* 2004/0255,950 Breathing assistance apparatus 1 2004
8,714,157 Mask 1 2004
9,119,929 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2004
* 2008/0041,388 Breathing Assistance Apparatus 5 2004
9,295,799 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2005
* 2007/0267,017 Breathing Assistance Apparatus 7 2005
* 8,100,126 Breathing assistance apparatus 1 2006
* 2006/0237,018 Breathing assistance apparatus 11 2006
8,479,726 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2007
* 2009/0107,504 BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS 2 2007
8,602,029 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2007
7,681,575 Breathing assistance apparatus 7 2007
* 2008/0060,650 BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS 0 2007
8,613,279 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2009
* 2009/0223,520 BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS 2 2009
9,072,852 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2009
8,122,887 Breathing assistance apparatus 3 2010
9,044,563 Breathing assistance apparatus 2 2012
9,144,655 Mask 1 2014
9,498,594 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2015
9,339,621 Mask 0 2015
9,463,299 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2015
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