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 WALES969

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Crumblin, Geoffrey Baulkham Hills, AU 30 844
Drew, Joanne Elizabeth Balgowlah Heights, AU 30 780
Virr, Alexander Balmain, AU 107 1925

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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 82 2002
 
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BALBOA MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC (2)
* 2012/0167,891 ADJUSTABLE FACIAL CONFORMING FACE MASK 2 2011
9,491,979 Balaclava with removable face mask 0 2014
 
FRESCA MEDICAL, INC. (8)
D749205 Sleep apnea device 1 2013
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D743021 Sleep apnea device 0 2013
D742501 Sleep apnea device 1 2013
D742502 Sleep apnea device 0 2013
D745139 Sleep apnea device 1 2013
D759230 Airflow generator for a sleep apnea system 0 2014
9,492,086 Apparatus, systems, and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea 0 2015
 
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 3 2011
 
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9,132,250 Methods, systems and devices for non-invasive ventilation including a non-sealing ventilation interface with an entrainment port and/or pressure feature 2 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 1 2011
8,955,518 Methods, systems and devices for improving ventilation in a lung area 0 2012
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9,358,358 Methods, systems and devices for humidifying a respiratory tract 0 2013
 
Beathe Technologies, Inc. (1)
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