Abstract: The ankle joint orthesis for the stabilization of the internal and external ankle joint comprises a medial shell and a lateral shell made of plastic. The shells extend from the heel region beyond the malleolus to the lower calf region. The shells are lined throughout the entire support surface with a flexible padding. Loop and hook type fastening structure are provided for fastening and securing the shells. One shell, preferably the lateral shell, is of an L-shaped design and has a laterally extending leg which extends below the foot between the heel and the ball of the foot. Both shells can be connected to each other by loop and hook type fastening structure under the foot, e.g., a selectively adhesive strap fastened to one of the shells and passing under the foot for being adhesively secured to a mating strap closure on the other shell. Both shells have openings in the malleolar area.
December 19, 1994
Date of Patent:
June 18, 1996
Medi Bayreuth GmbH & Co., Paromed Medizintechnik GmbH
Abstract: The remote control comprises: a microprocessor including a CPU and memory; a keypad including several keys coupled to the microprocessor for operating the remote control, some of the keys being a "POWER" key, a "Channel Up" key and a "Channel Down" key; lamp driver circuitry coupled to the microprocessor; structure and program instructions, including said microprocessor, for generating infrared (IR) signals coupled to the IR lamp driver circuitry; and code data for executing command functions for operating a home entertainment device stored in the memory. A power toggle program is stored in the memory for effecting the sending of the IR code for "STANDBY" or the IR code for the number digit "1" each time the power key is pressed. Also a channel rotation program is stored in the memory for effecting the sending of digit number signals in an ascending or descending order number digit each time the "Channel Up" key is pressed or the "Channel Down" key is pressed.
November 29, 1993
Date of Patent:
January 2, 1996
Universal Electronics Inc.
Menno Buys, Patrick Hayes, Kimthoa Nguyen
Abstract: The remote control comprises a microprocessor including a CPU and memory, a keypad including keys for operating the remote control coupled to the microprocessor, lamp driver circuitry coupled to the microprocessor, hardware and software, including the microprocessor, for generating infrared (IR) signals coupled to the IR lamp driver circuitry, code data for executing command functions for operating a home entertainment device stored in the memory. The keys include a SCAN key, circuitry for coupling the SCAN key to the microprocessor and a channel scan program stored in the memory for effecting a channel scan of channels when the SCAN key is depressed.