Headgear for masks

CAFC
  • US 8,950,404 B2
  • Filed: 12/10/2009
  • Issued: 02/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A headgear system for holding a respiratory mask in a position on a face of a patient to enhance a mask seal with the patient'"'"'s face, the headgear system including a plurality of straps providing a four-point arrangement for attachment with the respiratory mask, said plurality of straps comprising:

  • at least one upper strap configured to extend above the patient'"'"'s ears in use;

    at least one lower strap configured to extend below the patient'"'"'s ears in use; and

    a rear portion,wherein at least one strap of said plurality of straps is constructed from a laminate having at least a first fabric layer and a second fabric layer, said first fabric layer being constructed and arranged to be located on a patient-contacting side in use, and said second fabric layer being constructed and arranged to be located on a non patient-contacting side in use and further wherein said first fabric layer and said second fabric layer are joined at a joint configured to be positioned away from the patient'"'"'s face when in use and wherein said at least one strap of said plurality of straps has a first rounded lateral edge when viewed in cross-section, andwherein the joint is positioned at approximately a center or middle of the first rounded lateral edge when viewed in cross section.

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