US Patent No: 7,882,837

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Forehead support for facial mask

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An adjustable forehead support for a nasal mask. The present invention discloses an adjustable forehead support for a nasal or full-face mask wherein the forehead support may be adjusted for the different shapes and sizes of a facial profile. The forehead support utilizes a dual-arm system which adjusts the position of the forehead support vis-à-vis the mask and/or air flow tube. The angle of the mask to the face may be adjusted with the present invention.

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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES901

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Grant, William Edwin John Rotherhithe, GB 5 160
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 176 4172
Matchett, Robert Stephen Mosman, AU 11 699

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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 (7)
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 9 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 4 2010
9,072,853 Forehead pad for respiratory mask 0 2010
* 2011/0056,498 FOREHEAD PAD FOR RESPIRATORY MASK 13 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 3 2011
9,144,656 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 0 2013
 
RESMED LIMITED (1)
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