US Patent No: 7,318,439

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Mask assembly

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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 WALES929

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amarasinghe, Amal Shirley Beecroft, AU 55 581
Drew, Joanne Elizabeth Balgowlah Heights, AU 28 740
Frater, Robert Henry Lindfield, AU 40 575
Fu, Timothy Tsun-Fai Carlingford, AU 68 1432
Guney, Memduh Killara, AU 121 2974
Raje, Milind Chandrakant Wentworthville, AU 27 733
Solari, Clive Paddington, AU 19 487

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2010/0319,105 Facial Spacer Device and Associated Methods 0 2009
9,375,545 Respiratory mask assembly 0 2012
 
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 (8)
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 11 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 4 2010
9,072,853 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 0 2010
* 2011/0056,498 FOREHEAD PAD FOR RESPIRATORY MASK 15 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 3 2011
9,259,549 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 0 2013
9,144,656 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 0 2013
 
Mergenet Solutions, Inc. (3)
* 8,215,305 Cushion for ventilation interface 0 2008
* 2009/0114,230 CUSHION FOR VENTILATION INTERFACE 5 2008
8,813,749 Cushion for ventilation interface 0 2012
 
COVIDIEN LP (14)
7,900,630 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 6 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 13 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
* 2006/0283,458 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 9 2005
* 2006/0283,456 Gas delivery mask with flexible bellows 15 2005
* 2006/0283,459 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 0 2005
* 2006/0283,457 Ball joint for providing flexibility to a gas delivery pathway 16 2005
* 2008/0053,450 Patient interface assembly for a breathing assistance system 3 2006
7,975,693 Adjustable gas delivery mask having a flexible gasket 1 2008
* 2009/0032,025 Adjustable Gas Delivery Mask Having a Flexible Gasket 1 2008
8,104,473 System and method for securing a gas delivery mask onto a subject's head 0 2009
* 2010/0000,539 System and Method for Securing a Gas Delivery Mask Onto a Subject's Head 1 2009
 
RESMED LIMITED (31)
7,971,590 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 32 2005
* 2007/0215,161 Cushion for a Respiratory Mask Assembly 35 2005
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 5 2008
8,869,797 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 0 2008
* 2008/0257,354 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 56 2008
8,550,084 Mask system 7 2009
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 7 2011
* 2011/0220,110 Cushion for a respiratory mask assembly 28 2011
* 2012/0204,879 CUSHION-TO-FRAME COMPONENT FOR AN INTERFACING STRUCTURE 0 2012
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 1 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 5 2013
9,027,556 Mask system 0 2013
8,991,395 Mask system 0 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 16 2013
8,944,061 Cushion to frame assembly mechanism 0 2013
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
9,295,800 Cushion for patient interface 0 2013
9,119,931 Mask system 0 2014
 
WALD LLC (2)
D722003 Swivel bracket 0 2012
D706203 Bracket 0 2012
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (2)
7,490,608 System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask 3 2005
* 2006/0283,460 System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask 20 2005
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