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 WALES818

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grant, William Edwin John London, GB 8 128
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 216 3032
Matchett, Robert Stephen Mosman, AU 15 584

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RESMED LIMITED (35)
6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2003
7,234,466 Forehead support for facial mask 16 2003
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 21 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 8 2004
7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 6 2005
7,487,777 Cushion clip assembly and mask assembly having same 6 2005
7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 12 2006
8,327,850 Forehead supports for facial masks 0 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 14 2007
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 1 2008
8,869,797 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 0 2008
8,667,965 Mask cushion and frame assembly 0 2008
7,942,149 Forehead support for a facial mask 7 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 2 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 7 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 1 2009
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 28 2010
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 3 2011
8,646,450 Forehead support for a facial mask 0 2011
8,794,239 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 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
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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
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