Patent Number: 7,762,254

Title: Mask mounting mechanism

Abstract: A mask mounting mechanism for use in connection with a patient interface device having a mask and a mask attachment assembly with at least one strap for retaining the mask in a sealed position on a user's face. The mask mounting mechanism includes a button element extending from the mask, and the button element includes a shaft and a cap having a diameter greater than the diameter of the shaft. A clip element includes a clip element arm and a buckle. A second end of the arm includes an orifice extending therethrough. The buckle is attached to a first end of the clip element arm for engaging the strap of the mask attachment assembly. The clip element is engageable with a button element by engaging the orifice of the clip element arm over the cap and adjacent the shaft of the button element.

Inventors: Ho; Peter Chi Fai (Pittsburgh, PA)

Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC

International Classification: A61M 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018