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1. WO2021009674 - RESPIRATOR CARRIER

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CLAIMS

1. A respirator carrier frame (1) comprising

- a central frame portion (2);

- two wing portions (3) extending on opposing sides from the central frame portion, as well as

- at least one hinge (4) between the central frame portion (2) and each of the two opposing wing portions (3).

2. The frame according to claim 1, wherein the central frame portion (2) is of essentially rectangular shape.

3. The frame according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the central frame portion (2) comprise an outer frame structure (5).

4. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the central frame portion (2) comprises an inner stiffening structure (16).

5. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein each of the hinges (4) between the central frame portion (2) and the wing portions (3) comprises at least one arm (6) extending from the outer frame structure (5) of the central frame portion (2).

6. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein each of the hinges (4) between the central frame portion (2) and the wing portions (3) allows a translational as well as a rotational movement of the wing portions (3) relative to the central frame portion (2).

7. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein each wing portion (3) comprises two crossbars (7) extending from the central frame portion (2) towards an outer bar (8) connecting the two crossbars (7).

8. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the two crossbars (7) of the wing portions (3) comprise a through-hole (12) to establish a hinge connection at the end of the crossbars that faces the central frame portion (2) facing end.

9. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein each wing portion (3) provides an additional hinge (12) for folding the wing portion (3) in itself.

10. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the respirator carrier frame (1) comprises means for attaching a filtering structure (10).

11. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the respirator carrier frame (1) comprises means for attaching additional components, such as for example but not limited to an exhalation valve (11), headbands (12) or electronic components.

12. The frame according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the size and the shape of the central frame portion (2) is adapted to receive an outer housing of an exhalation valve (11) through a snap fit connection.

13. Kit of parts for a respirator system comprising a respirator carrier frame according to any of the claims 1 to 12 as well as at least one disposable filtering structure (10).