05441046 is referenced by 207 patents and cites 21 patents.

A quick release/connect mechanism used with nasal and/or oral gas delivery masks. The mechanism attaches to the mask and to the head gear, acting as a connection link. While under normal use the connection remains intact. However, when the release cord is pulled, the mechanism is inclined and becomes free from one of the head gear straps and the connection is broken, allowing the mask to fall quickly from the face. Upon reattachment, the still-adjusted strap simply slips back into place on the mechanism to allow continuation of therapy. Reattachment is accomplished without having to readjust the strap for proper fit.

Title
Quick release mechanism for nasal and/or oral gas delivery mask
Application Number
8/128902
Publication Number
5441046
Application Date
September 29, 1993
Publication Date
August 15, 1995
Inventor
Mary T Walthour
Pitcairn
PA, US
Eric W Starr
Pittsburgh
PA, US
John R Starr
Leechburg
PA, US
Agent
Reed Smith Shaw & McClay
Assignee
Respironics
PA, US
IPC
A62B 18/08
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