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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. 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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES831

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Crumblin, Geoffrey Baulkham Hills, AU 41 526
Drew, Joanne Elizabeth Balgowlah Heights, AU 38 455
Virr, Alexander Balmain, AU 115 947

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BALBOA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC (1)
* 2012/0167,891 ADJUSTABLE FACIAL CONFORMING FACE MASK 0 2011
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,985,099 Tracheostoma spacer, tracheotomy method, and device for inserting a tracheostoma spacer 0 2012
 
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
 
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8,136,527 Method and device for non-invasive ventilation with nasal interface 5 2008
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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
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