US Patent No: 6,691,708

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Forehead support for facial mask

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An adjustable forehead support for a nasal mask. The present invention discloses an adjustable forehead support for a nasal or full-face mask wherein the forehead support may be adjusted for the different shapes and sizes of a facial profile. The forehead support utilizes a dual-arm system which adjusts the position of the forehead support vis-a-vis the mask and/or air flow tube. The angle of the mask to the face may be adjusted with the present invention.

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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES948

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grant, William Edwin John Lanesborough, MA 6 174
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 181 4615
Matchett, Robert Stephen Mosman, AU 12 740

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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
 
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (5)
* 7,069,932 Patient interface with forehead support system 66 2003
* 2004/0045,551 Patient interface with forehead support system 40 2003
8,210,179 Patient interface with forehead support system 1 2006
* 2006/0249,157 Patient interface with forehead support system 7 2006
8,485,191 Patient interface with forehead support system 1 2012
 
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
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (17)
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 64 2002
7,320,323 Breathing mask device and application device and frontal support device thereof 31 2002
* 2004/0045,550 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 16 2003
7,654,263 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 27 2005
7,967,014 Application device for breathing mask arrangement 20 2006
7,992,559 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 24 2007
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 12 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 5 2010
* 2010/0300,447 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 21 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
* 2011/0226,254 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 23 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 0 2013
 
DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE LLC (2)
* 7,219,670 Method for securing a nasal mask 22 2004
* 2004/0211,427 Method for securing a nasal mask 4 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (15)
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
* 2006/0283,458 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 9 2005
* 2006/0283,456 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 15 2005
* 2006/0283,459 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 0 2005
* 2006/0283,457 Ball joint for providing flexibility to a gas delivery pathway 16 2005
* 2008/0053,450 Patient interface assembly for a breathing assistance system 3 2006
7,975,693 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 1 2008
* 2009/0032,025 Adjustable Gas Delivery Mask Having a Flexible Gasket 1 2008
8,104,473 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 0 2009
* 2010/0000,539 System and Method for Securing a Gas Delivery Mask Onto a Subject's Head 1 2009
 
Hsiner Co., Ltd. (1)
* 8,151,797 Respiration mask assembly 3 2008
 
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (5)
* 2003/0000,533 Breathing assistance apparatus 1 2002
7,905,232 Breathing assistance apparatus 6 2002
7,096,867 Nasal masks 27 2002
* 7,017,576 Breathing assistance apparatus 24 2003
* 2004/0035,428 Breathing assistance apparatus 4 2003
 
RESMED LIMITED (63)
* 2003/0034,034 Forehead support for facial mask 12 2002
* 6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 16 2003
* 2004/0060,561 Forehead support for facial mask 3 2003
7,234,466 Forehead support for facial mask 24 2003
* 2004/0099,272 Forehead support for facial mask 1 2003
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 34 2004
* 2005/0005,940 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 22 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 12 2004
* 2005/0139,219 Forehead support for facial mask 1 2005
7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 10 2005
* 2006/0011,202 Forehead support for facial mask 13 2005
7,487,777 Cushion clip assembly and mask assembly having same 9 2005
* 2010/0071,700 FOREHEAD SUPPORTS FOR FACIAL MASKS 17 2006
* 2008/0135,050 Forehead Supports For Facial Masks 8 2006
7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 18 2006
8,327,850 Forehead supports for facial masks 1 2007
* 2010/0000,542 FOREHEAD SUPPORTS FOR FACIAL MASKS 3 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 26 2007
* 2008/0092,899 MASK WITH INTEGRAL CUSHION AND FOREHEAD PIECE 3 2007
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 5 2008
8,869,797 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 0 2008
* 2008/0257,354 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 58 2008
8,667,965 Mask cushion and frame assembly 0 2008
7,942,149 Forehead support for a facial mask 11 2009
* 2009/0114,231 FOREHEAD SUPPORT FOR A FACIAL MASK 0 2009
9,381,316 Interchangeable mask assembly 0 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 7 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 13 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 4 2009
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 42 2010
* 2011/0000,491 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 2 2010
9,220,861 Forehead support for facial mask 0 2010
* 2011/0094,517 FOREHEAD SUPPORT FOR FACIAL MASK 1 2010
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 8 2011
* 2011/0220,110 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 29 2011
8,646,450 Forehead support for a facial mask 0 2011
* 2011/0174,311 FOREHEAD SUPPORT FOR A FACIAL MASK 11 2011
8,944,062 Forehead supports for facial masks 0 2012
8,794,239 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 2 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 16 2013
8,944,061 Cushion to frame assembly mechanism 1 2013
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
8,955,517 Forehead supports for facial masks 0 2013
9,295,800 Cushion for patient interface 0 2013
9,248,251 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2014
9,119,931 Mask system 0 2014
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (1)
7,490,608 System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask 3 2005
 
BRAEBON Medical Corporation (1)
7,931,021 Support device for respiratory interface 0 2007
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