US Patent No: 7,926,487

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Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask

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Abstract

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. In another embodiment the vent assembly comprises a membrane attached to a vent frame, the vent assembly forming an insert which can be removably attached to a mask frame.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES860

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Crumblin, Geoffrey Baulkham Hills, AU 25 424
Drew, Joanne Elizabeth Balgowlah Heights, AU 27 404
Virr, Alexander Balmain, AU 94 873

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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BALBOA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC (1)
* 2012/0167,891 ADJUSTABLE FACIAL CONFORMING FACE MASK 1 2011
 
RESMED LIMITED (2)
* 8,528,558 Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 0 2011
* 2011/0162,651 Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 2 2011
 
BREATHE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (12)
8,381,729 Methods and devices for minimally invasive respiratory support 1 2007
8,136,527 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 6 2008
8,925,545 Methods and devices for treating sleep apnea 0 2008
8,567,399 Methods and devices for providing inspiratory and expiratory flow relief during ventilation therapy 0 2008
8,776,793 Methods and devices for sensing respiration and controlling ventilator functions 0 2009
8,770,193 Methods and devices for sensing respiration and controlling ventilator functions 0 2009
8,677,999 Methods and devices for providing mechanical ventilation with an open airway interface 0 2009
8,418,694 Systems, methods and apparatus for respiratory support of a patient 0 2010
8,939,152 Methods, systems and devices for humidifying a respiratory tract 0 2011
8,573,219 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 0 2011
8,955,518 Methods, systems and devices for improving ventilation in a lung area 0 2012
8,985,099 Tracheostoma spacer, tracheotomy method, and device for inserting a tracheostoma spacer 0 2012
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