Forehead support for facial mask

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7234466
APP PUB NO 20040099272A1
SERIAL NO

10700252

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A forehead support (10) is disclosed that is adapted to be secured to a respiratory mask (16). The forehead support (10) including a joining member (14) for securing to the mask (16) and a cushion frame (12) pivotally mounted to the joining member (14). The cushion frame (12) is adapted to locate one or more forehead cushions (25). The cushion frame (12) is also adapted to pivot relative to the joining member (14). The cushion frame (12) is also selectively lockable at two or more predetermined angular positions relative to the joining member (14).A respiratory mask assembly comprising a respiratory mask (16) and a forehead support (10) adapted to be secured to the mask (16) is also disclosed.

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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES1036

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gunaratnam, Michael K Marsfield, AU 59 3181
Harrison, Jonathan P Redfern, AU 6 379
Kwok, Philip R Chatswood, AU 67 3539
Liston, Jonathan L Redfern, AU 7 385
Lithgow, Perry D Glenwood, AU 78 3188
Matchett, Robert S Mosman, AU 6 379
Styles, Robert E Glenhaven, AU 10 484

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N V (2)
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NATURS DESIGN, INC. (3)
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