Patents Assigned to Medical Specialties, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10383404
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing device having a lace-tongue attachment includes a body member, a plurality of eyelets extending along the front edges of the body member, and a centering lace. The centering lace is secured to the ankle stabilizing device between the pair of eyelets at the toe-end of the device such that the central portion of the centering lace is precluded from passing through either of the toe-end pair of eyelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Patent number: 10149796
    Abstract: A pneumatic compression device for non-invasive external intermittent pneumatic compression system used as prophylaxis for reducing the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The system consists of a pneumatic compression pump, valves for control of air flow, a pressure sensor, and a controlling circuitry. The controlling circuitry receives input from the pressure sensor and switch ON/OFF one or more control valves based on the pressure sensor input to dynamically controlling the pressure of the regulated compressed air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Currie Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Souney
  • Patent number: 9737430
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing apparatus for minimizing inversion and eversion of the foot includes a body member having at least one cuff member positioned against a cuff portion of the body member, wherein the cuff member defines at least one opening for receiving at least one stabilizing strap such that the cuff member and stabilizing strap dynamically apply a variable force against the body member and ankle. The apparatus promotes variable compression against the ankle upon application and during wear. The apparatus also resists distal migration during wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Publication number: 20160262498
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing device having a lace-tongue attachment includes a body member, a plurality of eyelets extending along the front edges of the body member, and a centering lace. The centering lace is secured to the ankle stabilizing device between the pair of eyelets at the toe-end of the device such that the central portion of the centering lace is precluded from passing through either of the toe-end pair of eyelets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Patent number: 9375339
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing device having a lace-tongue attachment includes a body member, a plurality of eyelets extending along the front edges of the body member, and a centering lace. The centering lace is secured to the ankle stabilizing device between the pair of eyelets at the toe-end of the device such that the central portion of the centering lace is precluded from passing through either of the toe-end pair of eyelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Publication number: 20140358056
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing device having a lace-tongue attachment includes a body member, a plurality of eyelets extending along the front edges of the body member, and a centering lace. The centering lace is secured to the ankle stabilizing device between the pair of eyelets at the toe-end of the device such that the central portion of the centering lace is precluded from passing through either of the toe-end pair of eyelets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Patent number: 8808215
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing device having a lace-tongue attachment includes a body member, a plurality of eyelets extending along the front edges of the body member, and a centering lace. The centering lace is secured to the ankle stabilizing device between the pair of eyelets at the toe-end of the device such that the central portion of the centering lace is precluded from passing through either of the toe-end pair of eyelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Patent number: 8721578
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing apparatus for minimizing inversion and eversion of the foot, and more specifically, a body member having at least one cuff member positioned against a cuff portion of the body member, wherein the cuff member defines at least one opening for receiving at least one stabilizing strap such that the cuff and stabilizing strap dynamically apply a variable force against the body member and ankle. The apparatus promotes variable compression against the ankle upon application and during wear. The apparatus also resists distal migration during wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Publication number: 20130197412
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing device having a lace-tongue attachment includes a body member, a plurality of eyelets extending along the front edges of the body member, and a centering lace. The centering lace is secured to the ankle stabilizing device between the pair of eyelets at the toe-end of the device such that the central portion of the centering lace is precluded from passing through either of the toe-end pair of eyelets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Publication number: 20120220910
    Abstract: The knee support relates to a device for stabilizing movement of the patella and providing lateral support to a knee joint, and in particular, to a knee support device having independently adjustable openings at opposing ends thereof, wherein the adjustable openings accommodate various sized legs and permit a user to independently adjust the compression acting on the proximal and distal sections of the knee joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lee Gaylord, Robert Scott Gaylord
  • Patent number: 8246560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand brace for immobilizing and adjustably positioning one or more digits of the hand, and more specifically, to a brace having a flexible sheet member for application to a wrist and hand, at least one adjustable stabilizing member extending the length of the sheet member that is sufficiently rigid to maintain joints at a desired angle of flexion, a semi-rigid member positioned against the flexible sheet member for protecting and supporting joints of the hand and defining an opening for relieving pressure on a joint, and straps for adjustably securing the invention to the hand. Advantageously the invention immobilizes the hand such that the fourth and fifth metacarpophalangeal joints of the hand are positioned at a desired angle of flexion and fourth and fifth interphalangeal joints of the hand are positioned at a desired angle of extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lee Gaylord, Robert Scott Gaylord
  • Publication number: 20110046530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hand brace for immobilizing and adjustably positioning one or more digits of the hand, and more specifically, to a brace having a flexible sheet member for application to a wrist and hand, at least one adjustable stabilizing member extending the length of the sheet member that is sufficiently rigid to maintain joints at a desired angle of flexion, a semi-rigid member positioned against the flexible sheet member for protecting and supporting joints of the hand and defining an opening for relieving pressure on a joint, and straps for adjustably securing the invention to the hand. Advantageously the invention immobilizes the hand such that the fourth and fifth metacarpophalangeal joints of the hand are positioned at a desired angle of flexion and fourth and fifth interphalangeal joints of the hand are positioned at a desired angle of extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Lee Gaylord, Robert Scott Gaylord
  • Patent number: 7651472
    Abstract: An apparatus for stabilizing movement of an ankle comprises in one embodiment a flexible body member for receiving a foot and a stiffening unit secured to selected portions of the body member such that the stiffening unit minimizes movement of upper portions of the body member with respect to lower portions of the body member, without obstructing forward and rearward movement of the upper portions of the body member with respect to the lower portions of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Gaylord, Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Publication number: 20090112140
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ankle stabilizing apparatus for minimizing inversion and eversion of the foot, and more specifically, to a body member having at least one cuff member positioned against a cuff portion of the body member, wherein the cuff member defines at least one opening for receiving at least one stabilizing strap such that the cuff and stabilizing strap dynamically apply a variable force against the body member and ankle. The invention promotes variable compression against the ankle upon application and during wear. The invention also resists distal migration of the apparatus during wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lee Gaylord, Robert Scott Gaylord
  • Patent number: 7264605
    Abstract: An adjustable support device for the knee provides in one embodiment a strap, a primary tensioning device positioned on the strap, and a secondary tensioning device carried on the strap. A preferred embodiment of the device includes an elongate bar secured to the strap between first and second ends of the strap by a patch of material, stitching, or any number of known adhesives. The secondary tensioning device may include one or more patches of elastic, or alternatively, inelastic material that provide radially-directed pressure against the knee joint. In another embodiment, the secondary tensioning device provides pairs of ligatures secured to each end of the elongate bar for concentrating radially-directed pressure against the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord
  • Patent number: D724625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Currie Medical Specialties, Inc
    Inventor: Sean Souney
  • Patent number: D726772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Carrie Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Souney
  • Patent number: D777333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Currie Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Souney
  • Patent number: D777334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Currie Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Souney
  • Patent number: D777902
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Currie Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Souney