06895965 is referenced by 157 patents and cites 26 patents.

A seal and a mask having a seal adapted for confronting engagement with a surface of a user to form an interface therewith. The seal includes a first portion defined by a gel substance and a second portion associated with the first portion. The second portion includes a selectively formable substance adapted to be molded from a first pattern into a second pattern and to retain the second pattern responsive to being so molded. The seal and mask having the seal is tailored to patient by causing the formable portion of the seal to be placed in a malleable state, applying the seal to the patient while the formable portion is in the malleable state, and causing the formable portion to be placed in a fixed state to retain a shape generally conforming to the portion of the patient underlying the seal.

Title
Customizable seal, mask with customizable seal and method of using such a seal
Application Number
10/106658
Publication Number
6895965 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 2002
Publication Date
May 24, 2005
Inventor
Benedict R McElroy
Boonsboro
MD, US
Ronald E White
Sharpsburg
MD, US
Eugene N Scarberry
Trafford
PA, US
Agent
Michael W Haas
Assignee
Respironics
PA, US
IPC
A62B 018/08
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