US Patent No: 7,318,439

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Mask assembly

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050081858
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A respiratory mask assembly for use in the delivery of non-invasive positive airway pressure to a user. The assembly includes a rigid shell having a channel portion defined by an inner wall, an outer wall and a channel floor, a face-contacting cushion acting to space the shell away from the user's face and a sealing tab extending from the cushion to engage a portion of the shell to provide a continuous airtight seal between the cushion and the shell. A retaining ring within the mask assembly is configured to secure the cushion to the shell. The retaining ring has a first portion including at least one clip configured to pass through at least one slot portion such that an underside surface of the at least one clip engages a section of the shell when the retaining ring is positioned within the channel.

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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES824

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amarasinghe, Amal Shirley West Pennant Hills, AU 57 442
Drew, Joanne Elizabeth Balgowlah Heights, AU 38 450
Frater, Robert Henry Lindfield, AU 53 430
Fu, Timothy Tsun-Fai Carlingford, AU 77 1130
Guney, Memduh Killara, AU 142 2005
Raje, Milind Chandrakant Wentworthville, AU 36 480
Solari, Clive Paddington, AU 25 354

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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
 
SLEEPNEA LLC (2)
8,276,588 Respiratory mask with adjustable shape 0 2009
8,327,851 Respiratory mask with user interface 0 2010
 
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
 
MERGENET SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
* 8,215,305 Cushion for ventilation interface 0 2008
8,813,749 Cushion for ventilation interface 0 2012
 
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 9 2005
7,600,514 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 3 2005
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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
 
RESMED LIMITED (23)
7,971,590 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 24 2005
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
8,550,084 Mask system 2 2009
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 6 2011
8,839,789 Mask assembly 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 2 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 9 2013
8,944,061 Cushion to frame assembly mechanism 0 2013
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
 
WALD LLC (2)
D722003 Swivel bracket 0 2012
D706203 Bracket 0 2012
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (1)
7,490,608 System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask 3 2005
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