Forehead support for facial mask

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7406965
APP PUB NO 20050022820A1
SERIAL NO

10838537

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A respiratory mask assembly includes a frame and a forehead support secured to the frame. The forehead support includes a joining member secured to an upper portion of the frame and a cushion frame movably mounted to the joining member. One of the joining member and cushion frame includes a pair of shafts and the other of the joining member and cushion frame includes a pair of openings. The pair of shafts are respectively received in the pair of openings to couple the cushion frame to the joining member and enable the cushion frame to move relative to the joining member. Each of the shafts has a non-circular cross section defining a major longitudinal axis that is angled forwardly of a vertical axis of one of the joining member and cushion frame so as to angle toward a front portion of one the joining member and cushion frame.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES1060

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davidson, Aaron Samuel Newport, AU 100 1840
Kwok, Philip R Chatswood, AU 67 3737
Raje, Milind Chandrakant Wentworthville, AU 28 897

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MAP MEDIZINTECHNOLOGIE GMBH (2)
8746250 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 2 2013
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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
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SALTER LABS (2)
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RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (8)
8402972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 14 2009
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9259549 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 0 2013
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RESMED LIMITED (3)
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