US Patent No: 6,561,190

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Mask and a vent assembly therefor

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A mask (10) for use with a system for supplying breathable gas pressurised above atmospheric pressure to a human or animal's airways. The mask (10) includes a mask shell (12) which is, in use, in fluid communication with a gas supply conduit (30), and a gas washout vent assembly (20). At least the region of the mask shell (12) or conduit (30) surrounding or adjacent the vent assembly is formed from a relatively flexible elastomeric material.

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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES751

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Kwok, Philip R Chatswood, AU 88 1882

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RESMED LIMITED (66)
8,622,057 Methods and apparatus for supplying clean breathable gas 0 2002
7,845,354 Mask and vent assembly therefor 3 2002
7,207,335 Mask and vent assembly therefor 20 2003
6,823,865 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 37 2003
7,743,767 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 28 2003
D550351 Elastic gas washout vent for a respiratory mask 2 2004
D519207 Forehead support and portion of joining member 37 2004
7,559,326 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 17 2004
7,913,692 CPAP mask and system 6 2004
7,159,587 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for respiratory mask 11 2004
7,942,148 Compact oronasal patient interface 22 2004
8,042,542 Respiratory mask assembly with magnetic coupling to headgear assembly 18 2005
7,942,150 Nasal assembly 10 2005
D567936 Portion of a mask 5 2005
7,934,501 Swivel elbow for a patient interface 0 2005
D557408 Mask assembly 13 2005
7,938,116 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 3 2006
D586458 Respiratory mask 21 2006
7,926,487 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 7 2006
8,136,525 Mask system 17 2006
7,658,189 Compact oronasal patient interface 31 2006
7,461,656 Nasal assembly 24 2006
8,122,886 Respiratory mask assembly with vent 0 2006
7,341,060 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 18 2007
7,708,017 Compact oronasal patient interface 18 2007
8,297,285 Delivery of respiratory therapy 0 2007
8,196,585 Delivery of respiratory therapy 0 2007
D657863 Mask 0 2007
D607994 Forehead pad 1 2007
8,186,352 Nasal assembly 22 2007
8,042,546 Nasal assembly 14 2007
8,312,881 Nasal assembly 2 2007
8,312,883 Nasal assembly 2 2007
8,286,636 Nasal assembly 2 2008
8,025,057 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with headgear assembly 3 2008
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2008
8,146,596 Vent and/or diverter assembly for use in breathing apparatus 0 2008
7,900,635 Nasal assembly 16 2008
D645955 Respiratory mask frame 6 2009
8,667,962 Respiratory apparatus 0 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 0 2009
7,958,893 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 18 2009
8,291,906 Patient interface systems 0 2009
D637284 Forehead pad 0 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 0 2009
8,375,944 CPAP mask and system 1 2010
8,371,302 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 0 2010
8,424,530 Nasal assembly 0 2011
8,528,558 Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 0 2011
8,479,736 Respiratory mask assembly 0 2011
8,528,562 Oxygen diverter valve 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 0 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 0 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 0 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 0 2013
 
MAP MEDIZIN-TECHNOLOGIE GMBH (6)
D515698 Forehead support for a breathing mask 20 2004
D572816 Cushion for breathing mask 6 2005
D577117 Connector tube 8 2006
D585982 Respiratory mask frame 1 2007
D645961 Connector tube 2 2008
D614762 Breathing mask 1 2008
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (6)
D484237 Modular breathing mask 56 2002
D502260 Forehead support and partial frame portion 29 2003
D536091 Mask 6 2005
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 1 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 1 2010
8,479,738 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 0 2011
 
HANCOCK MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,517,017 Self-contained, intermittent positive airway pressure systems and methods for treating sleep apnea, snoring, and other respiratory disorders 0 2010
 
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
 
RedMed R&D Germany GmbH (1)
D685462 Breathing mask 0 2010

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