US Patent No: 7,913,692

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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 WALES831

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kwok, Philip Rodney Chatswood, AU 226 3360

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SABRE SAFETY LIMITED, ASH ROAD, ALDERSHOT, HAMPSHIRE GU12 4DE. (1)
4,886,056 Breathing apparatus 65 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
5,113,853 Helmet with filtered air supply 17 1988
4,951,662 Air circulating surgical mask unit 21 1989
5,048,516 Respiratory mask 30 1990
5,533,500 Helmet with an air filtering device 57 1992
6,435,184 Gas mask structure 22 2000
6,772,762 Personal powered air filtration, sterilization, and conditioning system 31 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 8 2006
 
UNIMAX CORPORATION (1)
5,372,130 Face mask assembly and method having a fan and replaceable filter 181 1992
 
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (2)
* 5,517,986 Two-point/four-point adjustable headgear for gas delivery mask 205 1993
2003/0062,045 Medical ventilator 74 2002
 
DRAEGER MEDICAL GMBH (1)
6,895,962 Device for supporting respiration 11 2002
 
Racal Safety Limited (1)
4,590,951 Breathing apparatus 78 1984
 
GIAT INDUSTRIES (1)
* 6,050,262 Overpressure ventilation device for a gas mask 17 1998
 
INTERTECHNIQUE (1)
5,318,020 Equipment for respiratory protection against pollutants 18 1992
 
RESMED MOTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
2008/0304,986 Blower with bearing tube 14 2008
 
RESMED LIMITED (6)
6,561,190 Mask and a vent assembly therefor 106 1998
6,513,526 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 138 1999
6,561,191 Mask and a vent assembly therefor 53 1999
6,772,760 Mask with gusset 71 2002
2006/0237,013 Ventilator mask and system 17 2004
2008/0060,649 Delivery of respiratory therapy 34 2007
 
Dragerwerk Aktiengesellschaft (5)
5,036,842 Respirator with blower support and regeneration of the breathing filter 15 1989
* 5,154,168 Respirator mask 13 1991
5,303,701 Blower-supported gas mask and breathing equipment with an attachable control part 29 1992
2005/0284,481 Breathing mask with breathing gas supply through the strap 22 2005
2006/0102,184 Breathing mask with integrated suction area 1 2005
 
BRAEBON MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
2008/0178,879 IMPELLER FOR A WEARABLE POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE 5 2007
 
SOMNETICS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. (4)
2007/0277,825 Apparatus and methods for providing humidity in respiratory therapy 30 2007
2007/0277,827 Apparatus and methods for administration of positive airway pressure therapies 8 2007
2009/0078,255 Methods for pressure regulation in positive pressure respiratory therapy 21 2007
2009/0078,258 Pressure regulation methods for positive pressure respiratory therapy 22 2007
 
NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS LLC (2)
2008/0216,831 STANDALONE CPAP DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING 6 2007
2008/0216,835 STANDALONE CPAP DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING 4 2007
 
CAREFUSION 212, LLC (2)
2007/0163,600 User interface and head gear for a continuous positive airway pressure device 21 2007
2007/0246,045 Continuous positive airway pressure device and configuration for employing same 5 2007
 
CARDINAL HEALTH 205, INC. (1)
2007/0251,527 Self-contained respiratory therapy apparatus for enhanced patient compliance and therapeutic efficacy 10 2007
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
2006/0096,596 Wearable system for positive airway pressure therapy 36 2004
 
KOKEN CO., LTD. (1)
7,195,015 Breathing apparatus 5 2002
 
Societe D'Applications Industrielles (1)
2006/0150,973 Breathing assistance device 35 2004
 
DRAEGER SAFETY AG & CO. KGAA (1)
6,895,959 Gas mask and breathing equipment with a compressor 7 2004
 
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
 
RESPIRONICS (UK) LTD. (2)
6,705,314 Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea 28 2001
2005/0034,724 Apparatus and method for relieving dyspnoea 31 2004
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SOMNETICS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. (1)
8,631,791 Apparatus and methods for administration of positive airway pressure therapies 0 2011
 
HANCOCK MEDICAL (1)
8,517,017 Self-contained, intermittent positive airway pressure systems and methods for treating sleep apnea, snoring, and other respiratory disorders 2 2010
 
HANCOCK MEDICAL, INC. (4)
8,336,546 Positive airway pressure system with head control 3 2011
8,327,846 Positive airway pressure system with head position control 3 2011
8,925,546 Positive airway pressure system with head position control 0 2012
8,919,344 Positive airway pressure system with head position control 0 2013
 
RESMED MOTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
8,973,576 Blower 0 2010
 
RESMED LIMITED (4)
* 2009/0320,842 MASK AND FLOW GENERATOR SYSTEM 3 2007
* 8,397,727 Mask vent 0 2008
D644728 Mask 0 2010
8,851,075 Mask vent 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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