Patents Examined by Adam Baker
  • Patent number: 11597841
    Abstract: Oral treatment devices formed from wax-based compositions that are thermally stable when formed into a three-dimensional shape to a temperature of at least 45° C. and plastically deformable at room temperature (25° C.). The wax-based compositions include a wax fraction homogeneously blended with a polymer fraction. The wax fraction includes at least one wax. The polymer fraction includes at least one polymer selected such that, when the wax and polymer are homogeneously blended together, they yield a wax-based composition having the desired properties of thermal stability and plastic deformability. Oral treatment devices are dimensionally stable to a temperature of at least 40° C. without external support and can be plastically deformed in a user's mouth to become at least partially customized to the size and shape of user's unique dentition and/or an appliance in a user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Steven B. Johnson, David Lawrence Margetts, Barry Lee Hobson, Jonathan D. Scoville, Neil T. Jessop, Peter M. Allred, Dan E. Fischer
  • Patent number: 11576808
    Abstract: An oral appliance and kit therefor is disclosed. The oral appliance may include generally U-shaped upper and lower body members and a pair of adjustment plates or spacers for removably connecting the upper body member with the lower body member. The generally U-shaped upper and lower body members are adapted to be positioned over at least a portion of first and second arches of teeth, respectively, with the spacers having a system of pins or pegs for adjustably repositioning the upper body member with respect to the lower body member. The upper and lower body members are further configured to provide a lingual-less open space between the upper and lower body members to accommodate a tongue in a relaxed state. The disclosed oral appliance, system and kit therefor is configured for use in correcting the misalignment of a user's jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Gelb, Howard Hindin
  • Patent number: 11571320
    Abstract: The invention relates to deflector (100) to deflect rope (130) in orthopedic or medical accessories, or athletic accessories, whereby the deflector comprises at least first subcomponent (110) and second subcomponent (120), whereby first subcomponent (110) and second subcomponent (120) are adjustable, respectively, with only one degree of freedom against one another, and whereby first subcomponent (110) and second subcomponent (120) exhibit, respectively, at least one rope guidance element (111, 112, 121, 122) to deflect rope (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventor: André Beck
  • Patent number: 11564828
    Abstract: The new and improved mouth guard of the invention comprises a flexible mouth guard having a channel for one's teeth and an integral flexible bubble that protrudes from the upper or lower front teeth. The bubble is positioned around and under the upper two to four front teeth or around and above the lower two to four front teeth. The flexible bubble preferably of flexible polymer or plastic material prevents the upper and lower posterior teeth from engaging thereby preventing the clenching and grinding of bruxism. The multiple bubbles absorb shock and assists in preventing trauma and dental issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Karen Roth
  • Patent number: 11564842
    Abstract: A kit that includes an absorbent product adapted for mucosal membrane hemostasis, and instructions using the absorbent product is disclosed. The absorbent product can include a liquid permeable pouch, and at least one sheet of absorbent material within the liquid permeable pouch. The instructions can include rolling and/or folding the absorbent product, placing the rolled and/or folded absorbent product proximate the site of the bleeding, and applying pressure to the absorbent product. The instructions can also include inserting the absorbent product into a mucous membrane, such as a nostril or the vaginal canal. Methods of utilizing the absorbent product and the kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Stuart Lauer
  • Patent number: 11559419
    Abstract: An ankle brace, having a rear-entry ankle cuff adapted to be worn adjacently above lateral and medial malleoli of an ankle, and an open-heel, open-malleoli and open-toe midfoot member extending forwardly and downwardly from the ankle cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Geoffrey Paul Maloney
  • Patent number: 11547624
    Abstract: A surgical leg positioner capable of bending the knee in varus or valgus while simultaneously distracting the tibia from the femur, the leg positioner having a thigh clamp module, a swing arm module connected to the thigh clamp module in a manner that offsets a joint axis laterally to the side of the knee of the patient so as not to damage the opposite compartment of the knee when bent in varus or valgus. The swing arm module also distracts the knee simultaneously when the knee is bent in varus or valgus. The swing arm module also permits flexion and extension of the knee at the knee's natural flexion-extension axis. The surgical leg positioner also utilizes a thigh brace that property aligns the leg on the surgical leg positioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AOD HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Ferro, Austin T. Ferro, Donald J. Lee, Joseph Phillips, John Park
  • Patent number: 11547591
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods of correction of spinal deformity that overcome current limitations by utilizing a dynamic, multi-segment torso orthosis that allows motion during wear. The disclosed embodiments utilize a series of elastically coupled segments that conform to the circumference of the torso of a patient. Adjustable elastic coupling mechanisms are utilized to create and alter forces and moments that are applied to the torso through the segments. These elastic coupling mechanisms also allow each circumferential segment to move relative to the other segments giving the brace dynamic capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Green Sun Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thompson, Paul M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11540934
    Abstract: An adjustable back brace configured to aid in the correction of spinal curvature during a treatment period of a patient is provided. In some aspects, the adjustable back brace comprises a rod, an inferior segment, and a superior segment. The inferior segment is configured to stabilize a pelvic region of the patient. The superior segment is configured to apply pressure to one of a first lateral side and a second lateral side of the patient, proximate a thoracic region of the patient to provide a corrective force on the spinal curvature of the patient. The superior segment is also selectively adjustable to be selectively moved and fixedly positioned in a plurality of positions along at least one of the lateral direction or the vertical direction, wherein the plurality of positions are designed for periodic adjustment of the corrective force on the spinal curvature during the treatment period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Brandeis University
    Inventor: Ingrid Marko
  • Patent number: 11534331
    Abstract: An oral appliance having an upper tray, a lower tray, and axial inserts attached to the upper tray to adjust the relative position of a user's upper jaw and lower jaw in order to treat sleep apnea and/or snoring while at the same time allowing orthodontic treatment of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ODIN SLEEP, LLC
    Inventor: Rob Veis
  • Patent number: 11517472
    Abstract: A vaginal barrier device system and method for preventing entry of potentially contaminated fluid during immersion activities such as swimming or bathing, providing a secure fit, easy insertion and extraction, convenient cleaning, carrying, and storage, and avoiding irritation of the cervix or vaginal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Kukhee Choo
  • Patent number: 11517481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a therapeutic adhesive tape for use in medical or sporting applications. The therapeutic tape is configured to be applied to the skin of a user. The tape comprising: a base layer having a face side and a back side, the base layer being composed of a combination of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (hereinafter: RPET) and an elastic material, and an adhesive layer deposited on one of said face side or back side of the base layer for attaching the tape to the skin of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PosturePals Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ryan Kendrick
  • Patent number: 11517488
    Abstract: A modular, deformable, repositionable, cushioned gentle cushioned, resistive infant positioning system and method for use with infants is provided that includes first and second tubular pillows each having two longitudinally-elongated chambers adjoined at a first and second pillow lateral flexure-enabling element, respectively. The second tubular pillow is preferably wider than the first tubular pillow and includes two straps. Methods of using the pillows of the cushioned, resistive infant positioning system are presented that provide positioning, calming, and/or the prevention and/or the correction of head shape deformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Lisa Bader
  • Patent number: 11517057
    Abstract: The mask of the present disclosure is adapted to be worn on a face including a main body that covers at least a portion of the face, and the main body includes a resin film having air permeability through the thickness thereof. The resin film is a non-porous film having through holes extending through the thickness of the film. The diameter of the through holes is 0.01 ?m or more and 30 ?m or less. The density of the through holes in the resin film is 10 holes/cm2 or more and 1×108 holes/cm2 or less. The mask of the present disclosure is completely different in structure from conventional masks, has high flexibility in the design of various properties such as shielding ability, air permeability, transparency, and sound permeability, and is capable, for example, of exhibiting high shielding ability, high air permeability, high transparency, and high sound permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kei Yoshida, Satoru Furuyama, Hajime Ooya
  • Patent number: 11517775
    Abstract: A personal respiratory protection device comprising a main body having a headband attachment portion, a headband attached to the headband attachment portion by a headband bond module, wherein the module includes first and second non-woven tabs adhesively bonded to opposing sides of an end of the headband, the side of the first tab opposing the headband bond side being welded to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Christopher P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 11517463
    Abstract: An ankle/foot orthosis with a foot part, which has a sole for receiving a foot, and with a shin part which, when fitted in place, bears on the frontal aspect of a shin and is connected to the foot part via a medially extending spring, wherein the spring, behind an ankle area, forms a hinge area that allows a movement of the shin part relative to the foot part in the anterior-posterior direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jan Johnsson, Gordon Siewert, Heiko Drewitz, Olaf Kroll-Orywahl, Maximilian Segl, Marcus Lurssen, Markus Tuttemann, Boris Ljubimir, Norbert Schimek, Wolfgang Keiner, Alexander Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11484431
    Abstract: An arm restraint system is provided for restraining movement of an arm of a patient's body lying over a top surface of a table. A padded restraint is configured to at least partially receive the arm of said patient to thereby maintain the arm at a position laterally adjacent to the patient's body without the arm being restrained by tucking. In one example, the system includes a rigid support frame located at a lateral edge of said table and the padded restraint is securely fixed to the rigid support frame via a repositionable fastener to inhibit movement of the patient's arm relative to the rigid support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Dan Allen
  • Patent number: 11413179
    Abstract: Support braces and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. A support brace includes a flexible fabric substrate and an elastomeric member disposed on the surface of the flexible fabric substrate. The elastomeric member is disposed so as to apply pressure non-uniformly about a limb or joint of the wearer, in a pattern selected to divert pain and/or reduce loads on the joint. The flexible fabric substrate can include regions having different levels of elasticity, to provide different levels of compression to different parts of the joint or limb in addition to the compression provided by the elastomeric member. The elastomeric member can be deposited, screen printed, injection molded, or otherwise applied to the fabric substrate, optionally without adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: DJO, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Gomez, Ian Kovacevich, Richard Gildersleeve, John Patrick Martin, David Orr
  • Patent number: 11278440
    Abstract: In device for placing a toe of a patient's foot in traction may broadly include a shoe portion (e.g., a sole, counter, and strap(s)); a toe attachment apparatus (e.g., a Chinese finger trap) having a cable extending therefrom; a pulley, with the cable wrapped about the pulley; and an apparatus (e.g., a ratchet, an actuator, and the like) configured to apply tension to the cable to create traction in the toe. A second actuator may adjust lateral positioning of the pulley relative to the shoe portion to set a desired angle of adduction for the traction provided to the toe by the cable. A meter may be coupled to the cable to indicate an amount of tension provided thereto. Another actuator may adjust elevational positioning of the pulley relative to the shoe portion to set a desired angle of dorsiflexion for the traction provided to the toe by the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Showalter, Christopher John Greetham
  • Patent number: 11273089
    Abstract: A physical medicine table for treating a patient's spine that is capable of providing precise, repeatable, and effective traction force treatment to a patient in multiple dimensions to adjust an unhealthy spinal structure towards a normal, healthy structure. Generally, the spinal structure treatment can be applied to a patient using the described traction device to secure the patient to the adjustable support portions and selectively impart a combination of longitudinal Y-axis traction forces, lateral X-axis traction forces and/or sagittal Z-axis traction forces to the patient using a control system in accordance with a prescribed treatment regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Nichols Therapy Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jarrod L. Nichols, Galen R. Ackerman