US Patent No: 7,234,466

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Forehead support for facial mask

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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 WALES790

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gunaratnam, Michael K Marsfield, AU 87 1774
Harrison, Jonathan P Redfern, AU 8 270
Kwok, Philip R Chatswood, AU 88 2056
Liston, Jonathan L Redfern, AU 9 273
Lithgow, Perry D Glenwood, AU 98 1894
Matchett, Robert S Mosman, AU 8 270
Styles, Robert E Glenhaven, AU 13 335

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RESMED LIMITED (5)
7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 11 2006
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2008
D645955 Respiratory mask frame 8 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 6 2009
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 2 2011
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (4)
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D693461 Frame for a patient interface assembly 1 2012
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