(19)
(11)EP 2 481 437 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
26.03.2014 Bulletin 2014/13

(43)Date of publication A2:
01.08.2012 Bulletin 2012/31

(21)Application number: 12165173.1

(22)Date of filing:  15.06.2007
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61M 16/06(2006.01)
A61M 16/08(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 16.06.2006 US 814056 P
10.08.2006 US 836604 P
14.11.2006 US 858694 P

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
07719079.1 / 2035073

(71)Applicant: ResMed Limited
Bella Vista, NSW 2153 (AU)

(72)Inventor:
  • The designation of the inventor has not yet been filed
     ()

(74)Representative: Vossius & Partner 
Siebertstrasse 4
81675 München
81675 München (DE)

  


(54)Forehead supports for facial masks


(57) A forehead support (12) for a mask assembly (10), comprising a frame connector (20) provided to a mask frame (14), a forehead cushion (16) support movably mounted to the frame connector (20) for generally linear movement between retracted and extended positions with respect to the frame connector (20), and an adjustment knob (40) movably mounted to the frame connector (20) and threadably engaged with the forehead cushion support (60) such that turning movement of the adjustment knob (40) causes the forehead cushion support (60) to be moved between the retracted and extended positions, wherein the adjustment knob (40) includes a resilient prong (54) having a ratchet bump (56), the ratchet bump (56) adapted to selectively engage a series of ridges (74) provided to the frame connector (20) to provide indexed incremental adjustment.







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