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 WALES865

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gunaratnam, Michael Kassipillai Marsfield , AU 46 638
Harrison, Jonathan Paul Ponsonby , NZ 3 80
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood , AU 164 2915
Liston, Jonathan Lee Coogee , AU 5 213
Lithgow, Perry David Glenwood , AU 111 1134
Matchett, Robert Mosman , AU 2 20
Styles, Robert Edward Glenhaven , AU 25 1026

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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 29 2002
 
INTERSURGICAL LIMITED (1)
4,848,334 Mask 120 1987
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
D697203 Nasal mask assembly 0 2011
 
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
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (5)
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 3 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 3 2010
9,072,853 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 0 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 2 2011
 
Hsiner Co., Ltd. (3)
* 8,151,797 Respiration mask assembly 3 2008
* 8,176,919 Respiratory mask including an adjustable forehead abutment member 3 2009
* 2011/0094,516 RESPIRATORY MASK INCLUDING AN ADJUSTABLE FOREHEAD ABUTMENT MEMBER 7 2009
 
RESMED LIMITED (6)
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 1 2008
D612932 Respiratory mask 15 2009
* 8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2009
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 6 2011
* 2012/0222,681 FOREHEAD SUPPORT FOR FACIAL MASK 2 2012
8,960,196 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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