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 WALES855

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gunaratnam, Michael K Marsfield, AU 89 2173
Harrison, Jonathan P Redfern, AU 8 306
Kwok, Philip R Chatswood, AU 91 2517
Liston, Jonathan L Redfern, AU 9 310
Lithgow, Perry D Glenwood, AU 100 2242
Matchett, Robert S Mosman, AU 8 306
Styles, Robert E Glenhaven, AU 13 380

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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 22 2002
 
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (4)
D693460 Patient interface assembly 1 2012
D693461 Frame for a patient interface assembly 1 2012
D693462 Patient interface assembly 3 2012
D700697 Patient interface assembly 0 2012
 
NATURS DESIGN, INC. (1)
8,365,733 Liner for use with respiratory mask 0 2009
 
MAP-MEDIZINTECHNOLOGIE GMBH (1)
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 (4)
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
 
GALEMED CORPORATION (1)
D692126 Respiratory mask 1 2012
 
RESMED LIMITED (8)
* 7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 13 2006
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 1 2008
D645955 Respiratory mask frame 8 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 8 2009
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 6 2011
* 2012/0204,879 CUSHION-TO-FRAME COMPONENT FOR AN INTERFACING STRUCTURE 0 2012
* 2012/0222,681 FOREHEAD SUPPORT FOR FACIAL MASK 2 2012
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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