Patents Examined by Camtu Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10406014
    Abstract: Postural corrective device including a flexible back support system incorporated into a body suit that trains self-corrective habits through proprioceptive feedback, offering gentle reminders to create awareness of what the wearer's body is doing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Integration Motion, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly N. Collier, Gary P. Chimes, Brianne Burton, Alice Mayfield, Philip Manor, Divya Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10213350
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. An applicator and/or tensioning device may be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The applicator and/or tensioning device applies and/or maintains a strain in an elastic dressing, wherein at least some of the strain is out-of-plane or at a non-orthogonal, non-parallel and non-aligned orientation to other strains in the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, John A. Zepeda, Richard T. Caligaris
  • Patent number: 10206842
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, comprising a patient support having one or more pads for supporting a patient's torso and hip in a generally horizontal orientation. At least one, elongated leg support extends from the patient support. The leg support is movable through a generally horizontal plane. A portion of the leg support is declinable and inclinable from the horizontal plane. A traction device is connected to the leg support. The traction device is attachable to a patient's leg and operable to exert a traction force on the patient's leg along an axis generally parallel to the leg support. The traction device is connected to the leg support by a slide assembly and the traction device can be secured stationary relative to the leg support or the traction device can slide relative to the leg support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher D. Labedz, Lance Clark Bellows, Yury Keselman, Jeff M. Kalman, Paul D. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10207087
    Abstract: The present invention is thus directed to methods and apparatus for decreasing pressure in a first portion of a vessel of the cardiac structure of a patient by implanting a shunt communicating with an area outside said first portion, whereby a volume of blood sufficient to reduce pressure in said first portion is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HemoDynamx Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gad Keren, Randy Kesten
  • Patent number: 10206760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an orthodontics and temporomandibular joint balancing appliance, particularly to an orthodontics and temporomandibular joint balancing appliance, which eliminates asymmetric imbalance of a temporomandibular joint caused by pressure applied to upper incisor teeth and lower incisor teeth, thereby cushioning every teeth occlusion and blocking nervous system compression, so as to minimize teeth damage and improve wearing comfortness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Soo Chang Jung
  • Patent number: 10201399
    Abstract: Mouth guards of varying designs. The mouth guard is generally moldable and has non-planar biting surfaces. In other embodiments, the mouth guard has base members or flanges that have means for retaining medicaments and the like. Other versions have thermochromic elements selected to allow color changes at desired temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: D. Scott Morgan, David L. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10201448
    Abstract: A palmar thumb and thumb saddle joint splint comprises a first splint part for receiving the thumb and means for fastening the first splint part to the hand. The first splint part formed as a shell part that is open at the top and is intrinsically stiff but deformable, in which shell part the thumb is laid; the first splint plant being connected firmly to a side-of-the-hand part that is intrinsically stiff but deformable and, when the splint is put in place, embraces the side of the splinted hand; and the fastening means comprising first and second fixing strips which are intrinsically stiff but deformable, wherein the first fixing strip runs from the side-of-the-hand part over the back of the hand to the first splint part, and the second fixing strip, starting from the side of the hand part, is led through between thumb and index finger to the first splint part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chrisofix AG
    Inventor: Kalman Bolla
  • Patent number: 10188574
    Abstract: The invention relates to a patella gripper for a patella, comprising a retaining element (3; 53) and a contact finger apparatus (4; 54), wherein the contact finger apparatus (4; 54) is arranged on the lower face of the retaining element (3; 53), wherein the contact finger apparatus (4; 54) comprises at least two contact finger units (4.1, 4.2; 54.1), which are arranged on opposite sides of the retaining element (3; 53), and wherein the contact finger apparatus (4; 54) is designed in such a way that the patella can be moved in the cranial-caudal direction and in the medial-lateral direction by means of the contact finger units (4.1, 4.2; 54.1). The invention further relates to a device (20; 60) having such a patella gripper (1; 51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
    Inventors: Agathe Koller-Hodac, Domenico Leonardo, Manuel Altmeyer, Silvio Walpen, Daniel Felder
  • Patent number: 10159606
    Abstract: A compression kit including an inner layer, comprising a foam material, and an outer layer, comprising a separate elastic compression bandage is disclosed. An article comprising foam with two major surfaces, one of which has been coated with a hydrophilic agent to be applied against the skin is disclosed. A method of manufacturing the foam article with the skin-facing hydrophilic surface is disclosed. A method of applying the compression kit to a patient's leg or other body part is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Andover Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Murphy, Fred A. Cronin
  • Patent number: 10149784
    Abstract: An inserter for an intrauterine system includes a handle. The handle has a longitudinal opening at its first end, the opening having a longitudinal axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the inserter, a first end and a second end, a movable slider arranged in the longitudinal opening and having a first end and a second end. The inserter also includes a movable plunger and an insertion tube arranged around the plunger having a first end and a second end, with its second end attached to the slider. The handle further includes a lock for reversibly locking the intrauterine system in relation to the plunger via a removal string of the intrauterine system, the lock being attached to the plunger and being controllable at least by a part or an extension of the slider and/or of the insertion tube or of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer Oy
    Inventors: Ilkka Jutila, Heikki Lyytikäinen
  • Patent number: 10143581
    Abstract: A dynamic tension system connects to an orthopedic device having a frame and a hinge connected to the frame. The dynamic tension system includes a cable, an adjustment mechanism connected to the cable and arranged to incrementally wind or release the cable, and a tension control device connected to the adjustment mechanism and arranged to limit the adjustment mechanism from winding of the cable past a predetermined tension level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao Chetlapalli, Harry Duane Romo, Jane Lee, Gudni Ingimarsson, Derek Brookover, Michael Meritt-Powell, Jared Olivo
  • Patent number: 10124236
    Abstract: A maxillary, mandibular, or dual concussion orthotic that substantially reduces concussion resulting from forces applied to the lower jaw, and a method of producing the orthotic. The orthotic device produced according to the method described herein is objectively measured and produced to physiological parameters for an individual user. The orthotic is constructed so that the mandibular teeth are firmly indexed into the orthotic to hold the mandible in a specific position relative to the maxilla. The upper and lower jaws are positioned by the orthotic to act as a unit, and cooperate with the orthotic to effectively dissipate concussive forces and provide spacing of the temporomandibular joint, resulting in the decompression of the joint to mitigate transmission of concussive forces from the condyles of the mandible to the temporal bones of the skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Edward Mohler
  • Patent number: 10123754
    Abstract: A wrappable sterile radiation shield drape, a wrappable sterile radiation shield drape in combination with a radiation shield, and a method of providing a sterile surface about a suspended radiation shield is provided. The drape includes a flexible wall having a sterilized outer surface. The wall has opposite side edges extending between upper and lower ends and an upper fastener adjacent its upper end. The upper fastener is configured to releasably fix the upper end of the wall relative to the radiation shield. The wall further includes an edge fastener adjacent at least one of its side edges. The edge fastener is configured to releasably maintain the wall in a wrapped configuration about the radiation shield. The wall further includes at least one flap attached adjacent the upper end, wherein the flap includes a pocket configured to receive a shoulder extension portion of the radiation shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Byers, Michael W. Czop, Samba Toure, Richard A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10117784
    Abstract: A therapeutic compression garment, including: a body portion; and a spine portion, wherein the bands extending from either the body portion and/or spine portion attach the body and spine portions together when the body and spine portions are wrapped around a body limb, and wherein the spine portion is releasably attached onto the body portion such that the spine portion is positionable at different locations on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MEDI MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Moses Lipshaw, Thomas Richardson, Teresa Kennerknecht, Sandra Anne Shaw
  • Patent number: 10098774
    Abstract: A brace for application to a body joint, the brace including a substantially rigid brace substrate and a tensioning system for imparting tension to the substrate for adjusting the contour or angulation of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Modglin
  • Patent number: 10092366
    Abstract: Methods and products for protecting tissue of a patient during a surgical procedure that involve making an incision in the tissue and retracting the tissue to make a larger opening, wherein the methods and products use a water-resistant stress-distributing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adolfo M. Llinas, Stephen E. Krampe, Matthew T. Scholz, Patrick J. Parks
  • Patent number: 10080555
    Abstract: Methods and products for protecting tissue of a patient during a surgical procedure that involve making an incision in the tissue and retracting the tissue to make a larger opening, wherein the methods and products use a water-absorbing stress-distributing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adolfo M. Llinas, Stephen E. Krampe, Matthew T. Scholz, Patrick J. Parks
  • Patent number: 10004631
    Abstract: A bone anchor for a tongue manipulation device which has a tissue anchor for attachment to the tongue, the bone anchor, for example for attachment to the mandible and a tether line which fixes the tissue anchor to the bone anchor. The bone anchor has a spool arrangement with a indexing part and a spool part. In a first configuration the spool part is operable to spool the tether line without operation of the indexing part, and in a second configuration the spool part is operable to spool the tether line with operation of the indexing part. This means the spooling to take up slack in the tether line does not cause wear to the indexing springs, and it also means the user can feel when the slack has been taken up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Pippinus Maarten Robertus Wortelboer
  • Patent number: 9993310
    Abstract: A surgical drape is provided that has a drape body that has an upper surface and an oppositely disposed lower surface. A sleeve extends from the drape body into which an arm of a patient is located when the drape is positioned on the patient. A sleeve attachment component is located on the sleeve, and a body attachment component that is located on the drape body. The sleeve attachment component is attachable to the body attachment component in order to attach the sleeve to the drape body at a first location. A fenestration is present through which a portion of the patient can be accessed when the drape is positioned on the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Michael John Pecora
  • Patent number: 9974639
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a support portion disposable within a pelvic region and a strap extending from the support portion. The strap has a length and is configured to be disposed at least partially within a pelvic tissue. A sleeve is releasably disposed over at least a portion of the strap. The sleeve has a length that is longer than the length of the strap. In some embodiments, the length of the sleeve is at least twice as long as the length of the strap. In some embodiments, a suture couples the sleeve to the strap. The apparatus can also include a suture disposed at least partially within an interior of the sleeve and forming two strands of suture within the interior of the sleeve. The two strands are separated by a distance defined by a separator portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. H. Chu