US Patent No: 7,490,608

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System and method for adjusting a gas delivery mask

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A system for adjusting a gas delivery mask is provided. The system may include a base, an arm pivotally coupled to the base, and an intermediate member slidably coupled to both the base and the arm. The arm may include a first threaded portion, and the intermediate member may include a second threaded portion coupled to the first threaded portion. Rotation of the second threaded portion relative to the first threaded portion may slide the intermediate member along the arm and relative to the base such that the arm pivots relative to the base.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3126
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATEDPLEASANTON, CA218

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, Dave Carp, CA 27 219
deBeers, James Chicago, IL 7 42
Holverson, Erik Naperville, IL 17 58
Kumar, Shiv Short Hills, NJ 66 294
Lee, Ngee Chicago, IL 6 65
Persson, Roger T Livermore, CA 2 20
Sun, Benjamin K San Francisco, CA 15 69

Cited Art Landscape

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COVIDIEN LP (6)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (2)
8,245,711 Patient interface with adjustable cushion 0 2006
8,596,275 Patient interface with an adjustable cushion 0 2012
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
8,728,059 System and method for assuring validity of monitoring parameter in combination with a therapeutic device 0 2006

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