US Patent No: 7,406,965

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Forehead support for facial mask

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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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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES818

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Davidson, Aaron Samuel Newport, AU 116 863
Kwok, Philip R Chatswood, AU 88 2190
Raje, Milind Chandrakant Wentworthville, AU 36 448

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RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (4)
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 2 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 2 2010
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COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (1)
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MAP-MEDIZINTECHNOLOGIE GMBH (1)
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RESMED LIMITED (1)
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RESPCARE, INC. (1)
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