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1. (WO2005018523) PATIENT INTERFACE ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM USING SAME
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Pub. No.: WO/2005/018523 International Application No.: PCT/US2004/026600
Publication Date: 03.03.2005 International Filing Date: 16.08.2004
IPC:
A62B 18/02 (2006.01) ,A61M 15/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
62
LIFE-SAVING; FIRE-FIGHTING
B
DEVICES, APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR LIFE-SAVING
18
Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes
02
Masks
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
15
Inhalators
08
Inhaling devices inserted into the nose
Applicants:
RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC [US/US]; 801 West Street 2nd Floor Wilmington, DE 19801-1545, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
HO, Peter; US
MATULA, Jerome; US
LORDO, Richard, J.; US
BUSCH, Lance; US
ANDREWS, Derrik; US
STONIS, Luke; US
VON DOLHEN, Chris; US
Agent:
GASTINEAU, Cheryl, L. ; Reed Smith LLP P.O. Box 488 Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0488, US
Priority Data:
10/918,83213.08.2004US
60/496,05918.08.2003US
Title (EN) PATIENT INTERFACE ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM USING SAME
(FR) ENSEMBLE INTERFACE PATIENT ET SYSTEME CORRESPONDANT
Abstract:
(EN) A patient interface assembly (10) that includes a patient interface device (12), a headgear (22), and coupling member (76, 78, 179, 206) joining the interface device to a headgear assembly. In one embodiment, a spring (124, 184, 186) biases the patient interface device against the patient’s face when in use. In a further embodiment, the patient interface device is a nasal cushion (28) that includes a formable support (42) mounted to the nasal cushion for providing support and adjustment of the nasal cushion to improve fit and comfort. The headgear assembly in one embodiment is a semi-rigid, minimal contact harness assembly and includes an adjustment assembly (154, 163) that allows for a simultaneous adjustment of multiple straps. An angular adjustment assembly (78) on the headgear provide a gross adjustment of the position of the interface relative to the patient and a biasing force to urge the patient interface device against the patient’s face. In a further embodiment, a pair of rigid connecting members (208) couple the patient interface device to the headgear.
(FR) Cette invention concerne un ensemble interface patient (10) comprenant un dispositif d'interface patient (12), et un casque (22) reliés par un élément de couplage (76, 78, 179, 206). Dans un mode de réalisation, un ressort (124, 184, 186) plaque le dispositif d'interface patient contre le visage du patient pendant l'emploi. Dans un autre mode de réalisation, le dispositif d'interface patient se présente sous la forme d'un coussinet nasal (28) assorti d'un support souple (42) qui assure la tenue et le réglage du coussin nasal à des fins d'adaptation et de confort. Dans un mode de réalisation, l'ensemble casque est constitué par une ensemble harnais semi-rigide à contact minimal et comprenant une ensemble réglage (154, 163) qui permet de régler simultanément de multiples lanières. Un ensemble réglage angulaire (78) sur le casque permet de régler grossièrement la position de l'interface par rapport au patient et le dispositif d'interface patient est plaqué à force contre le visage du patient. Dans un autre mode de réalisation encore, on trouve une paire d'éléments de raccordement rigides (208) assurant la fixation du dispositif d'interface patient au casque.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1660003JP2007518456CA2536170AU2004266674