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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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES810

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Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 222 3083
Styles, Robert Edward Glenhaven, AU 39 951

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5,438,981 Automatic safety valve and diffuser for nasal and/or oral gas delivery mask 141 1993
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5,492,116 Respiratory mask with floating seal responsive to pressurized gas 166 1994
5,592,938 Mask apparatus 140 1994
5,540,223 Respiratory mask facial seal 175 1994
5,685,296 Flow regulating valve and method 170 1995
5,570,689 Respiratory mask having a vertically adjustable spacer element that limits seal deformation on a wearer's face 177 1995
5,647,355 Automatic safety valve for respiratory equipment which is counter-balanced and self-adjusting 141 1995
D377089 Respiratory mask facial seal 130 1995
5,655,527 Respiratory mask with floating seal responsive to pressurized gas 119 1995
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AIRWAYS ASSOCIATES (3)
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Hans Rudolph, Inc. (3)
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PURITAN-BENNETT CORPORATION (3)
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ARADIGM CORPORATION (2)
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (2)
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RESMED LIMITED (2)
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UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
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BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION (1)
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BETTER BREATHING, INC. (1)
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Cybernetic Systems, Inc. (1)
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Ethex International, Inc. (1)
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FIGGIE INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence (1)
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Innovative Scuba Concepts, Inc. (1)
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INTERSURGICAL LIMITED (1)
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Lifeline Limited (1)
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Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc. (1)
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MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB (1)
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MDT CORPORATION (1)
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Respirogenics Corporation (1)
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RESPIRONICS, INC. (1)
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SPECIALTY PACKAGING LICENSING COMPANY, A CORP OF DELAWARE (1)
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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
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THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY (1)
* 5,243,971 Nasal mask for CPAP having ballooning/moulding seal with wearer's nose and facial contours 326 1992
 
TOFFOLON, SHIRLEY I. (1)
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* 4,412,537 Fresh air breathing mask with exterior heat exchanger 112 1981
* 4,467,799 Transparent odor-free face mask 138 1982
* 4,665,570 Face mask seal 119 1985
* 4,671,271 Protective facial mask 133 1985
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* 4,799,477 Rebreathing mask 120 1988
* 5,109,839 Inhalation apparatus 128 1988
* 5,005,571 Mouth nose mask for use with an inhalation therapy and/or breathing monitoring apparatus 158 1988
* 4,989,596 Face chamber 110 1989
* 5,121,745 Self-inflatable rescue mask 174 1990
* 5,046,200 Reversible, quick-adjustable diver's face mask strap 121 1990
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* 5,159,938 Eye shield 99 1991
* 5,311,862 Inhalation apparatus 159 1992
5,388,571 Positive-pressure ventilator system with controlled access for nebulizer component servicing 194 1992
5,655,520 Flexible valve for administering constant flow rates of medicine from a nebulizer 158 1993
5,429,683 Face mask for breathing 142 1993
5,429,126 Respiratory mask headset attachment 115 1994
5,542,128 Headwear for supporting a breathing apparatus 200 1994
5,649,533 Therapeutic respiration device 122 1994
5,431,158 Endoscopy breathing mask 115 1994
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RESMED LIMITED (150)
* 6,513,526 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 126 1999
* 6,581,594 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent for respiratory mask 97 2000
D459800 Full face mask 49 2001
6,986,352 Mask with gusset 47 2001
D468421 Nasal mask 38 2001
D468823 Nasal mask 74 2001
* 6,871,649 Nasal mask cushion assembly 30 2001
D464427 Full face mask 37 2002
6,581,602 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 95 2002
7,178,527 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 12 2002
* 6,557,556 Forehead support for facial mask 37 2002
* 6,701,927 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 83 2002
D485905 Nasal mask 91 2002
D493221 Portion of a full face mask 14 2002
6,823,869 Mask assembly 91 2002
D476732 Nasal mask 36 2002
D494675 Cushion for respiratory mask 10 2002
D486226 Mask assembly 62 2002
7,845,354 Mask and vent assembly therefor 5 2002
D498529 Portion of a cushion for use with a mask assembly in the application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) 6 2003
6,823,865 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 45 2003
7,743,767 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 34 2003
* 7,597,100 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with vent cover 17 2003
7,487,772 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 21 2003
6,907,882 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 119 2003
7,753,050 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 3 2003
7,523,754 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 46 2003
* 7,509,958 Headgear assembly for a respiratory mask assembly 14 2003
* 7,011,090 Elbow for mask assembly 59 2003
6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2003
D507348 Cushion for mask 12 2003
* 8,490,623 Mask and components thereof 0 2003
* 7,069,933 Breathing mask and mask cushion therefor 11 2003
D492992 Portion of mask assembly 60 2003
7,107,989 Mask with gusset 43 2004
8,042,538 Nasal mask assembly 13 2004
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 21 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 8 2004
D530007 Portion of cushion for respiratory mask 8 2004
D519207 Forehead support and portion of joining member 38 2004
7,559,326 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 22 2004
D534274 Portion of a mask frame 22 2004
* 7,243,651 Cushion and mask therefor 7 2004
D540941 Elbow for mask 11 2004
7,318,439 Mask assembly 39 2004
7,159,587 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 14 2004
7,942,148 Compact oronasal patient interface 29 2004
8,042,542 Respiratory mask assembly with magnetic coupling to headgear assembly 22 2005
7,942,150 Nasal assembly 15 2005
7,047,972 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 43 2005
8,807,135 Cushion for a patient interface 0 2005
7,971,590 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 21 2005
D552731 Portion of a yoked headgear 10 2005
D567936 Portion of a mask 5 2005
D563548 Portion of a gusseted cushion for a respiratory mask 1 2005
D556898 Portion of a mask 7 2005
D567364 Portion of mask frame 3 2005
7,934,501 Swivel elbow for a patient interface 2 2005
7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 6 2005
7,316,230 Elbow for mask assembly 10 2005
8,261,746 Reinforcing member for a patient interface 1 2006
8,220,459 Cushion for patient interface 24 2006
8,863,745 Respiratory mask assembly with magnetic coupling to headgear assembly 0 2006
7,938,116 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 5 2006
D586458 Respiratory mask 23 2006
7,926,487 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 9 2006
8,056,561 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 1 2006
8,136,525 Mask system 18 2006
8,789,526 Methods and apparatus for controlling mask leak in CPAP treatment 0 2006
7,658,189 Compact oronasal patient interface 42 2006
8,286,635 Headgear for mask assembly 0 2006
7,874,291 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 14 2006
7,461,656 Nasal assembly 31 2006
8,122,886 Respiratory mask assembly with vent 0 2006
* 8,636,006 Mask 0 2007
7,341,060 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 20 2007
7,708,017 Compact oronasal patient interface 22 2007
D650064 Portion of a mask 2 2007
7,950,392 Cushion and mask therefor 1 2007
8,297,285 Delivery of respiratory therapy 1 2007
8,196,585 Delivery of respiratory therapy 0 2007
D585981 Cushion for a mask 15 2007
D581041 Portion of a mask elbow 5 2007
D580048 Swivel elbow for mask assembly 4 2007
D588690 Portion of yoked headgear 7 2007
D671205 Forehead support for a mask 0 2007
D657863 Mask 0 2007
* 8,230,855 Mask assembly 6 2007
D651303 Portion of a headgear strap/yoke 0 2007
8,826,908 Elbow for mask assembly 0 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 14 2007
8,186,352 Nasal assembly 28 2007
8,042,546 Nasal assembly 22 2007
8,312,881 Nasal assembly 5 2007
8,312,883 Nasal assembly 4 2007
8,286,636 Nasal assembly 4 2008
D588689 Cushion for a respiratory mask 3 2008
8,025,057 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 5 2008
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 1 2008
8,146,596 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 0 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 1 2008
8,528,551 Acclimatization therapy for first time users 0 2008
7,900,635 Nasal assembly 23 2008
D660412 Yoked headgear 2 2008
D645955 Respiratory mask frame 8 2009
7,997,267 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 23 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 2 2009
* 7,958,893 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 19 2009
8,291,906 Patient interface systems 0 2009
8,869,798 Foam-based interfacing structure method and apparatus 0 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 2 2009
8,770,197 Headgear connection assembly for a respiratory mask 0 2010
8,371,302 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 2 2010
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 29 2010
8,757,162 Nasal assembly 3 2010
8,833,371 Mask and vent assembly therefor 0 2010
8,424,530 Nasal assembly 1 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 4 2011
8,522,783 Cushion and mask therefor 1 2011
8,733,358 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 0 2011
8,387,616 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 3 2011
8,479,736 Respiratory mask assembly 2 2011
8,813,748 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 0 2011
8,905,031 Patient interface systems 0 2012
8,528,562 Oxygen diverter valve 0 2012
8,839,789 Mask assembly 0 2012
D673263 Yoked headgear 2 2012
8,794,239 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 1 2012
8,573,212 Reinforcing member for a patient interface 0 2012
D690003 Yoked headgear 1 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 0 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
8,528,561 Mask system 2 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 8 2013
8,833,370 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 0 2013
8,826,910 Mask and vent assembly therefor 0 2013
D719254 Elbow connector for respiratory mask 0 2013
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (13)
* 6,467,483 Respiratory mask 165 1999
D448473 Nasal mask 31 1999
D441860 Forehead pad for a nasal mask 14 1999
D458993 Nasal mask 6 2001
D502261 Nasal mask 5 2001
D458365 Nasal mask 31 2001
D457622 Nasal mask 21 2001
* 6,651,663 Nasal mask and system using same 42 2001
D464428 Nasal mask cushion 20 2001
D493523 Nasal mask seal 7 2001
D464133 Nasal mask 20 2002
* 7,665,464 Respiratory mask 10 2002
* 7,743,768 Patient interface device with dampening cushion 5 2006
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (12)
* 7,827,990 Sealing lip device for a respiratory mask, respiratory mask and a method and a mould for producing the same 27 2000
7,100,610 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 30 2001
7,000,614 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 46 2002
7,320,323 Breathing mask device and application device and frontal support device thereof 21 2002
7,216,647 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 22 2003
7,967,014 Application device for breathing mask arrangement 9 2006
7,856,980 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 28 2007
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 2 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 2 2010
8,820,327 Sealing lip device for a breathing mask, a breathing mask and a method and a mold for producing same 0 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 1 2011
 
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (11)
6,832,610 Breathing assistance apparatus 14 2002
6,951,218 Breathing assistance apparatus 25 2003
* 7,308,895 Breathing assistance apparatus 20 2003
7,735,487 Forehead rest for respiratory masks 0 2004
8,714,157 Mask 0 2004
* 8,100,126 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2006
8,479,726 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2007
8,602,029 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2007
7,681,575 Breathing assistance apparatus 3 2007
8,613,279 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2009
8,122,887 Breathing assistance apparatus 0 2010
 
GEO2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (10)
6,946,013 Ceramic exhaust filter 38 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 1 2005
7,582,270 Multi-functional substantially fibrous mullite filtration substrates and devices 3 2005
7,572,311 Highly porous mullite particulate filter substrate 12 2005
7,444,805 Substantially fibrous refractory device for cleaning a fluid 2 2005
7,563,415 Catalytic exhaust filter device 1 2006
7,211,232 Refractory exhaust filtering method and apparatus 2 2006
 
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* 6,357,440 Pliable respiratory mask 41 1999
* 6,516,802 Method and combination for treating sleep apnea using a cantilever mask attachment device 75 2001
* 7,900,630 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 3 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 9 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
7,975,693 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 0 2008
8,104,473 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 0 2009
 
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8,381,729 Methods and devices for minimally invasive respiratory support 1 2007
8,136,527 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 4 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
8,418,694 Systems, methods and apparatus for respiratory support of a patient 0 2010
8,573,219 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 0 2011
 
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7,231,919 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 10 2002
8,122,881 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 1 2003
8,001,963 Integrated nebulizer and particle dispersion chamber for nasal delivery of medicament to deep nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 2 2004
7,866,316 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 3 2006
7,905,229 Aerosol generating and delivery device 4 2007
8,448,637 Particle dispersion device for nasal delivery 0 2010
8,733,342 Aerosol generating and delivery device 0 2011
 
INVACARE CORPORATION (5)
7,290,546 Nasal mask 16 2003
7,621,274 Nasal mask 34 2003
D507831 Nasal mask 7 2004
D583931 Nasal mask 0 2004
8,028,698 Breathing mask 0 2007
 
SLEEPNET CORPORATION (3)
7,219,669 Nose mask 17 1999
6,631,718 Air mask with seal 79 1999
7,210,481 Nose mask 59 2000
 
MAP MEDIZIN-TECHNOLOGIE GMBH (2)
7,654,263 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 15 2005
7,992,559 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 13 2007
 
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 26 2006
8,746,250 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 0 2013
 
MPV-Truma Gesellschaft fur (2)
* 6,595,214 Nasal respiration mask 91 2000
* 6,427,694 Nasal breathing mask 41 2000
 
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
 
AG INDUSTRIES LLC (1)
D464727 Gel filled forehead cushion for a CPAP mask 1 2001
 
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LTD. (1)
D447557 Mask 9 2000
 
BRAGEL INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 6,615,832 Wear article with detachable interface assembly 42 2000
 
CAREFUSION 205, INC. (1)
* 7,007,696 Mask cushion and method of using same 50 2002
 
CAREFUSION 2200, INC. (1)
8,434,485 Respiratory mask 0 2008
 
CREATIONS BY B J H, LLC (1)
* 6,470,886 Continuous positive airway pressure headgear 69 2000
 
DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE LLC (1)
* 7,219,670 Method for securing a nasal mask 17 2004
 
KING SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
7,243,649 Anesthesia administration mask and eye shield 3 2003
 
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 21 2001
 
Moore, Karen Leigh (1)
8,235,045 Forehead and nose bridge pad for CPAP interface 1 2008
 
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7,490,608 System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask 3 2005
 
RedMed Limited (1)
D498530 Portion of full-face mask 16 2003
 
RESMED (1)
D515204 Front face portion of mask assembly 35 2004
 
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 9 2004
 
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* 6,418,929 Infant oxygen mask 14 2000
6,644,315 Nasal mask 64 2001
6,581,601 Nasal mask with balloon exhalation valve 59 2001
6,860,268 Pediatric ventilation mask and headgear system 64 2002
7,000,611 Mouthpiece, nasal seal, head appliance, apparatus, and methods of treating sleep apnea 7 2002
* 8,888,553 Doll head having a magnetically adjustable facial contour and method of assembling same 0 2012
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