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 WALES848

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grant, William Edwin John London, GB 8 141
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 229 3523
Matchett, Robert Stephen Mosman, AU 15 636

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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 21 2002
 
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (3)
* 7,069,932 Patient interface with forehead support system 56 2003
8,210,179 Patient interface with forehead support system 1 2006
8,485,191 Patient interface with forehead support system 0 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 30 2006
8,746,250 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 1 2013
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (10)
7,100,610 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 34 2001
7,000,614 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 51 2002
7,320,323 Breathing mask device and application device and frontal support device thereof 25 2002
7,654,263 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 20 2005
7,967,014 Application device for breathing mask arrangement 13 2006
7,992,559 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 18 2007
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 3 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 3 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 2 2011
 
DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE LLC (1)
* 7,219,670 Method for securing a nasal mask 17 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (7)
7,900,630 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 3 2005
7,849,855 Gas exhaust system for a gas delivery mask 0 2005
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7,600,514 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 3 2005
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8,104,473 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 0 2009
 
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RESMED LIMITED (41)
* 6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2003
7,234,466 Forehead support for facial mask 17 2003
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 26 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 13 2006
8,327,850 Forehead supports for facial masks 1 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 19 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 4 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 8 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 2 2009
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 34 2010
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 6 2011
8,646,450 Forehead support for a facial mask 0 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 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 4 2013
9,027,556 Mask system 0 2013
8,991,395 Mask system 0 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 11 2013
8,944,061 Cushion to frame assembly mechanism 0 2013
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
8,955,517 Forehead supports for facial masks 0 2013
 
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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