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

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PATENT NO 7926487
APP PUB NO 20060196509A1
SERIAL NO

11413080

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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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RESMED LIMITEDBELLA VISTA NEW SOUTH WALES1090

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Crumblin, Geoffrey Baulkham Hills, AU 34 1108
Drew, Joanne Elizabeth Balgowlah Heights, AU 33 1034
Virr, Alexander Balmain, AU 119 2784

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