Patents by Inventor Arni Thor Ingimundarson

Arni Thor Ingimundarson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11369506
    Abstract: A cervical collar has a front component formed from a compressible foam material and defines a recess constituting part of a tracheal opening. The collar also has a height adjustment mechanism secured to the front component which forms a substantially rigid border about the tracheal opening, and a sternum pad formed from a compressible foam material. The height adjustment mechanism selectively connects the front component to the sternum pad at a permanently locked position among a plurality of predefined distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 11337840
    Abstract: An orthopedic device comprises a main body defining an outer surface and a cuff extending from an end portion of the main body with frictional material disposed on an inner surface of the first cuff. A hinge is connected to the main body and terminates along the main body short of the cuff. The cuff is arranged to fold over the outer surface of the main body in a disengaged configuration, such that the outer surface of the first cuff is adjacently against the outer surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Bjorn Omarsson, Christophe Valois, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Sindri Pall Sigurdsson, Cyril Chuzel
  • Publication number: 20220133520
    Abstract: An orthopedic device is provided for treating complications of the hip and has means for trochanter compression, pelvis support, lumbar compression, variously directed straps, and thigh support. The trochanter compression and an internal/external rotation strap provide pain relief through compression and skin protection, unloading of joints through compression and sealing, and unloading by load transfer. Means for adjustably dosing of straps enables pain management and ease of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Thorvaldur INGVARSSON, Nina BAKKEN, Valgeir PETURSSON, Helga Run PALSDOTTIR, Thorleifur STEFANSSON, Hronn KRISTINSDOTTIR, Stefan Orn STEFANSSON, Henry HSU
  • Publication number: 20220125613
    Abstract: A progressive strap assembly includes an elongate, inelastic body having first and second ends, and an elastic body having first and second ends, the first end of the elastic body anchored to the second end of the inelastic body. The elastic body is arranged to stretch a plurality of lengths and has a maximum stretchable length. A tension limiter is connected to the first and second ends of the elastic body and is arranged to inhibit a predetermined stretchable length of the elastic body short of the maximum stretchable length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Bjorn OMARSSON, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Valgeir PETURSSON, Hildur Inga THORSTEINSDOTTIR
  • Patent number: 11273064
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis includes a rear panel, and first and second belt members securing to the rear panel. The first and second belt members each define a first end secured to a first side of the rear panel and a second end having a foldable portion adapted to fold over a first surface of the first and second belt members and secure to the first surface to reduce a length of the first and second belt members. First and second front closures are secured to the second ends of the first and second belt members, respectively, and arranged for removably securing to one another to form a continuously circumferential loop with the rear panel and the first and second belt members. A kit or method may be provided for sizing the belt members with a sizing device for forming a predetermined distance between the first and second belt members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Harry Duane Romo, Valgeir Petursson, Zachariah J. Klutts
  • Patent number: 11259948
    Abstract: An orthopedic device is provided for treating complications of the hip and has means for trochanter compression, pelvis support, lumbar compression, variously directed straps, and thigh support. The trochanter compression and an internal/external rotation strap provide pain relief through compression and skin protection, unloading of joints through compression and sealing, and unloading by load transfer. Means for adjustably dosing of straps enables pain management and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Nina Bakken, Valgeir Petursson, Helga Run Palsdottir, Thorleifur Stefansson, Hronn Kristinsdottir, Stefan Orn Stefansson, Henry Hsu
  • Patent number: 11253382
    Abstract: A progressive strap assembly includes an elongate, inelastic body having first and second ends, and an elastic body having first and second ends, the first end of the elastic body anchored to the second end of the inelastic body. The elastic body is arranged to stretch a plurality of lengths and has a maximum stretchable length. A tension limiter is connected to the first and second ends of the elastic body and is arranged to inhibit a predetermined stretchable length of the elastic body short of the maximum stretchable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Bjorn Omarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Valgeir Petursson, Hildur Inga Thorsteinsdottir
  • Patent number: 11129740
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has a rigid or semi-rigid frame element defining opposed first and second sides, and is adapted to extend about at least a portion of a limb. The device includes straps formed from a variety of segments having stretchable and substantially inelastic segments. The straps adjustably secure to the frame element, and stretch relative thereto. The device also includes a central strap pad arranged to connect two straps together such that a first strap of the two straps is movable relative to a second strap, and the first and second straps are maintained diagonal relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Publication number: 20210177635
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has various frame elements concealed by a sleeve defining pockets into which such frame elements are located. The orthopedic device includes a strap tightening assembly adapted to secure a plurality of straps simultaneously. The frame may include flexible edge features located along a periphery thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hildur Inga THORSTEINSDOTTIR, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Helga Run PALSDOTTIR, Bjorn OMARSSON
  • Publication number: 20210113359
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis has an elongate and substantially rigid spinal frame having upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly connected to the lower portion of the spinal frame. A strap assembly secures to an upper portion of the spinal frame and is adjustably secured to the lumbar assembly. An elastic strap has a first end secured to the spinal frame and a second end adjustably securing to the lumbar assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Nina BAKKEN, Bjorn OMARSSON, Harry Duane ROMO, Jeff NEMETH
  • Patent number: 10980657
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis includes posterior panels arranged with a flat spinal curvature to create a reverse three-point pressure system to the spine. The reverse three-point pressure system relieves pressure on the posterior side of the vertebrae beneficial for certain indications. Various arrangements allow for securing the posterior panel to the spinal orthosis. The spinal orthosis includes a belt member length adjustment system including belt members having end portions reducible in length and a belt panel adapted to secure to the end portion of the belt member reduced in length to form at least in part a belt circumference of the spinal orthosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Valgeir Petursson, Jeff Nemeth, Harry Duane Romo, Bjorn Omarsson, Steven Kamm
  • Patent number: 10966851
    Abstract: An orthopedic device comprises a main body defining an outer surface and a cuff extending from an end portion of the main body with frictional material disposed on an inner surface of the first cuff. A hinge is connected to the main body and terminates along the main body short of the cuff. The cuff is arranged to fold over the outer surface of the main body in a disengaged configuration, such that the outer surface of the first cuff is adjacently against the outer surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Sindri Pall Sigurdsson, Cyril Chuzel
  • Patent number: 10952886
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has various frame elements concealed by a sleeve defining pockets into which such frame elements are located. The orthopedic device includes a strap tightening assembly adapted to secure a plurality of straps simultaneously. The frame may include flexible edge features located along a periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Hildur Inga Thorsteinsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Helga Run Palsdottir, Bjorn Omarsson
  • Publication number: 20210077289
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an orthopedic device in the form of a lumbar support includes first and second elongate belt members, an anatomically shaped plate, and a closure system connecting the belt members to the plate. The closure system is arranged to move the belt members relative to the plate, and connects to the belt members via a flexible belt attachment which removably secures to the belt members. The closure system includes tensioning elements corresponding to the belt members, and a pulley system connecting to the tensioning elements. The closure system is slidably mounted to the plate and arranged to the belt members relative to the plate between opposed linear directions. The plate has various contours which provide pressure distribution over a lumbar region of a back. Anatomically shaped and resiliently formed handles secure to the tensioning elements and the belt members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Brice ROBERTSON
  • Patent number: 10898365
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis has an elongate and substantially rigid spinal frame having upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly connected to the lower portion of the spinal frame. A strap assembly secures to an upper portion of the spinal frame and is adjustably secured to the lumbar assembly. An elastic strap has a first end secured to the spinal frame and a second end adjustably securing to the lumbar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Nina Bakken, Bjorn Omarsson, Harry Duane Romo, Jeff Nemeth
  • Patent number: 10898363
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a hinge assembly, a frame having first and second frame components spaced apart from and connected to one another by the hinge assembly, a strap system extending between medial and lateral sides of the first frame component, and at least one tensioning element. The at least one tensioning element has a first end secured to the strap system and a second end coupled to the hinge assembly. Articulation of the hinge assembly pulls the strap system toward the frontal plane by the at least one tensioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Harry Duane Romo, Bjorn Omarsson, Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao Chetlapalli
  • Publication number: 20200397099
    Abstract: A strap tightener assembly has a base, a tightening device mounted on the base and movable relative thereto, and a strap assembly coupled to the tightening device. The tightening device provides incremental movement of the strap assembly relative to the base at a plurality of predefined settings. A cover extends over the strap assembly and connects to the base so that the base and the cover form a channel permitting movement of the strap assembly therethrough. The cover defines an elongate slot extending along a portion of a length of the cover, and the strap assembly has an indicator identifying the relative location of the strap assembly to the cover. A strap is securable to the strap assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Sindri Pall SIGURDSSON, Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao CHETLAPALLI, Jason Robert TAYLOR, Shireen Maria PALSSON
  • Patent number: 10828186
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an orthopedic device in the form of a lumbar support includes first and second elongate belt members, an anatomically shaped plate, and a closure system connecting the belt members to the plate. The closure system is arranged to move the belt members relative to the plate, and connects to the belt members via a flexible belt attachment which removably secures to the belt members. The closure system includes tensioning elements corresponding to the belt members, and a pulley system connecting to the tensioning elements. The closure system is slidably mounted to the plate and arranged to the belt members relative to the plate between opposed linear directions. The plate has various contours which provide pressure distribution over a lumbar region of a back. Anatomically shaped and resiliently formed handles secure to the tensioning elements and the belt members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Brice Robertson
  • Patent number: 10792180
    Abstract: A cervical collar including an anterior portion having a rigid or semi-rigid shell anterior main support piece. The anterior portion defines resilient or flexible edges formed along the periphery of the main support piece. The flexible edges form a three-dimensional anatomically configured proximal support portion defined along a proximal area of the anterior portion. The anterior main support piece defines a supporting spring portion centrally located along the proximal area of the anterior portion. The proximal support portion is formed around and encompasses the supporting spring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 10772387
    Abstract: A coupling device for an orthopedic brace includes an anchoring member for securing to a frame and protruding therefrom, and a subshell arranged to connect to the frame by the anchoring member. The subshell has a locking element for selectively positioning the subshell on the frame at a plurality of locations. The subshell may include an end portion or contoured edge extending beyond a portion of the frame so as to flex relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Jane Lee, Yessenia Lopez, Joshua Kompa, Arni Thor Ingimundarson