US Patent No: 7,624,735

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Cheek-mounted patient interface

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060060200

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Abstract

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A patient interface that includes a support body having a cushion and cheek interfaces. Collectively, the cushion and cheek interfaces operate to distribute compressive forces exerted on the user's face. The support body of the patient interface is constructed from a flexible material to impart additional adjustability to the cheek interfaces. The support body also has arcuate eyelets designed to provide a hinge between the headgear assembly and the support body.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESPIRONICS RESPIRATORY DRUG DELIVERY (UK) LTD.WEST SUSSEX, GB5
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC.WILMINGTON, DE490

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Busch, Lance Trafford, PA 77 554
Ho, Peter Chi Fai Pittsburgh, PA 158 619
Matula,, JR Jerome - 47 63

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RESMED LIMITED (4)
2003/0196,656 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with cushion 65 2003
2003/0196,657 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with vent cover 66 2003
2003/0196,658 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with frame 75 2003
2003/0196,662 Ergonomic and adjustable respiratory mask assembly with elbow assembly 32 2003
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (3)
6,119,694 Nasal mask and headgear 216 1997
6,615,830 Swivel device utilizing bearing clearance to allow carbon dioxide laden exhaust 35 1999
6,651,663 Nasal mask and system using same 41 2001
 
SLEEPNET CORPORATION (1)
6,019,101 Nasal air mask 100 1996

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RESMED LIMITED (20)
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 0 2008
8,800,563 Headgear for a respiratory mask and a method for donning a respiratory mask 0 2008
8,550,084 Mask system 2 2009
D653746 Pad for headgear for a respiratory mask 2 2009
D668328 Headgear with pad for a respiratory mask 3 2011
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,613,280 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,213 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,567,404 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,214 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,616,211 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,613,281 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,578,935 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,215 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,555,885 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,081 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,082 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,083 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,528,561 Mask system 0 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 2 2013
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,240,302 Breathing mask with debris deflector 1 2008

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