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 WALES860

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grant, William Edwin John Lanesborough, MA 5 133
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 162 2889
Matchett, Robert Stephen Mosman, AU 11 638

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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 24 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 58 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 31 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 (11)
7,100,610 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 35 2001
7,000,614 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 54 2002
7,320,323 Breathing mask device and application device and frontal support device thereof 26 2002
7,654,263 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 21 2005
7,967,014 Application device for breathing mask arrangement 15 2006
7,992,559 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 19 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
9,072,853 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 0 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 18 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
7,827,987 Ball joint for providing flexibility to a gas delivery pathway 10 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
7,975,693 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 0 2008
8,104,473 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 0 2009
 
Hsiner Co., Ltd. (1)
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FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED (3)
7,905,232 Breathing assistance apparatus 6 2002
7,096,867 Nasal masks 27 2002
* 7,017,576 Breathing assistance apparatus 23 2003
 
RESMED LIMITED (41)
* 6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 10 2003
7,234,466 Forehead support for facial mask 18 2003
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 28 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2004
7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 7 2005
7,487,777 Cushion clip assembly and mask assembly having same 7 2005
7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 14 2006
8,327,850 Forehead supports for facial masks 1 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 20 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 8 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 4 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 2 2009
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 35 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 12 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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