US Patent No: 7,913,692

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

CPAP mask and system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060237013

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Abstract

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A continuous positive air pressure ('CPAP') or ventilator system includes a mask (60) and an air flow generator (20). The air flow generator is mounted or provided to the mask's wearer. In one embodiment, air flow generator is mounted on the mask.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES818

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 216 3031

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RESMED LIMITED (6)
6,561,190 Mask and a vent assembly therefor 96 1998
6,513,526 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 122 1999
6,561,191 Mask and a vent assembly therefor 46 1999
6,772,760 Mask with gusset 64 2002
2006/0237,013 Ventilator mask and system 12 2004
2008/0060,649 Delivery of respiratory therapy 30 2007
 
Dragerwerk Aktiengesellschaft (5)
5,036,842 Respirator with blower support and regeneration of the breathing filter 15 1989
5,154,168 Respirator mask 11 1991
5,303,701 Blower-supported gas mask and breathing equipment with an attachable control part 26 1992
2005/0284,481 Breathing mask with breathing gas supply through the strap 21 2005
2006/0102,184 Breathing mask with integrated suction area 1 2005
 
SOMNETICS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. (4)
2007/0277,825 Apparatus and methods for providing humidity in respiratory therapy 26 2007
2007/0277,827 Apparatus and methods for administration of positive airway pressure therapies 7 2007
2009/0078,255 Methods for pressure regulation in positive pressure respiratory therapy 15 2007
2009/0078,258 Pressure regulation methods for positive pressure respiratory therapy 16 2007
 
CAREFUSION 212, LLC (2)
2007/0163,600 User interface and head gear for a continuous positive airway pressure device 16 2007
2007/0246,045 Continuous positive airway pressure device and configuration for employing same 4 2007
 
NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS LLC (2)
2008/0216,831 STANDALONE CPAP DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING 4 2007
2008/0216,835 STANDALONE CPAP DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING 4 2007
 
RESPIRONICS (UK) LTD. (2)
6,705,314 Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea 21 2001
2005/0034,724 Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea 24 2004
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (2)
5,517,986 Two-point/four-point adjustable headgear for gas delivery mask 200 1993
2003/0062,045 Medical ventilator 69 2002
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
2006/0096,596 Wearable system for positive airway pressure therapy 29 2004
 
BRAEBON MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
2008/0178,879 IMPELLER FOR A WEARABLE POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE 3 2007
 
CARDINAL HEALTH 205, INC. (1)
2007/0251,527 Self-contained respiratory therapy apparatus for enhanced patient compliance and therapeutic efficacy 7 2007
 
DRAEGER MEDICAL GMBH (1)
6,895,962 Device for supporting respiration 8 2002
 
DRAEGER SAFETY AG & CO. KGAA (1)
6,895,959 Gas mask and breathing equipment with a compressor 5 2004
 
GIAT INDUSTRIES (1)
6,050,262 Overpressure ventilation device for a gas mask 14 1998
 
INTERTECHNIQUE (1)
5,318,020 Equipment for respiratory protection against pollutants 15 1992
 
KOKEN CO., LTD. (1)
7,195,015 Breathing apparatus 5 2002
 
Racal Safety Limited (1)
4,590,951 Breathing apparatus 69 1984
 
RESMED MOTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
2008/0304,986 Blower with bearing tube 9 2008
 
SABRE SAFETY LIMITED, ASH ROAD, ALDERSHOT, HAMPSHIRE GU12 4DE. (1)
4,886,056 Breathing apparatus 65 1989
 
SLEEPUP LTD. (1)
2004/0237,965 Devices, for preventing collapse of the upper airway, methods for use thereof and systems and articles of manufacture including same 23 2004
 
Societe D'Applications Industrielles (1)
2006/0150,973 Breathing assistance device 28 2004
 
UNIMAX CORPORATION (1)
5,372,130 Face mask assembly and method having a fan and replaceable filter 174 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
4,233,972 Portable air filtering and breathing assist device 60 1978
4,297,999 Portable resuscitation apparatus 56 1979
5,113,853 Helmet with filtered air supply 14 1988
4,951,662 Air circulating surgical mask unit 21 1989
5,048,516 Respiratory mask 26 1990
5,533,500 Helmet with an air filtering device 52 1992
6,435,184 Gas mask structure 19 2000
6,772,762 Personal powered air filtration, sterilization, and conditioning system 26 2001
2003/0154,983 Personal air filtering device 6 2002
2004/0216,741 Apparatus for maintaining airway patency 3 2004
2007/0000,493 Apparatus for maintaining airway patency 5 2006

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HANCOCK MEDICAL, INC. (3)
8,517,017 Self-contained, intermittent positive airway pressure systems and methods for treating sleep apnea, snoring, and other respiratory disorders 0 2010
8,336,546 Positive airway pressure system with head control 1 2011
8,327,846 Positive airway pressure system with head position control 1 2011
 
RESMED LIMITED (3)
8,397,727 Mask vent 0 2008
D644728 Mask 0 2010
8,851,075 Mask vent 0 2013
 
SOMNETICS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. (1)
8,631,791 Apparatus and methods for administration of positive airway pressure therapies 0 2011

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