Swivel device utilizing bearing clearance to allow carbon dioxide laden exhaust

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6615830

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09337595

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A swivel exhaust conduit for rotatably connecting a patient mask to the delivery conduit of a positive pressure air supply. The swivel exhaust conduit design provides an exhaust port that utilizes the rotating bearing of the swivel conduit's rotating two-piece design for permitting and directing exhaust of CO.sub.2 laden air. A baffle chamber formed in the clearance of the two pieces provides an area where noise is reduced. As CO.sub.2 laden exhaust exits the swivel exhaust conduit, it is directed away from the patient mask and down the outside of the delivery conduit via a slit pattern on the swivel conduit.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC.WILMINGTON, DE439

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fusaro, Jeffrey Kenneth Anthony Pittsburgh, PA 3 215
Halloran, Timothy Gabriel Pittsburgh, PA 3 213
Pujol, John Raymond Pittsburgh, PA 15 661
Serowski, Andrew Pittsburgh, PA 11 1037

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