US Patent No: 7,610,916

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Forehead support for facial mask

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A forehead support adapted to be secured to a respiratory mask includes a joining member for securing to the mask and a cushion frame pivotally mounted to the joining member. The cushion frame is adapted to locate one or more forehead cushions. The cushion frame is adapted to pivot relative to the joining member. The cushion frame is selectively lockable at two or more predetermined angular positions relative to the joining member.

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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES810

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gunaratnam, Michael Kassipillai Marsfield, AU 59 692
Harrison, Jonathan Paul Redfern, AU 3 63
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 221 3083
Liston, Jonathan Lee Coogee, AU 6 191
Lithgow, Perry David Glenwood, AU 131 1159
Matchett, Robert Cremorne, AU 2 18
Styles, Robert Edward Glenhaven, AU 39 951

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RESMED LIMITED (4)
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 1 2008
D612932 Respiratory mask 14 2009
* 8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 7 2009
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 4 2011
 
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
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 1 2011
 
HSINER CO., LTD. (2)
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
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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 0 2013
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