Patents by Inventor Bob Kring

Bob Kring 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).

  • Publication number: 20140305444
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for restraining a patient's leg during knee surgery or similar procedure features and improved restraining member that is attachable to an operating room table. The restraining member has a lower concave portion that engages the upper portion and sides of the patient's leg. The restraining member has an upper convex portion that is reinforced with a plurality of ridges. The concave portion can be fitted with an inflatable bladder. The concave portion in other embodiments is fitted with a belt arrangement that enables different degrees of constriction to be imparted to the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 8689793
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for restraining a patient's leg during knee surgery or similar procedure features and improved restraining member that is attachable to an operating room table. The restraining member has a lower concave portion that engages the upper portion and sides of the patient's leg. The restraining member has an upper convex portion that is reinforced with a plurality of ridges. The concave portion can be fitted with an inflatable bladder. The concave portion in other embodiments is fitted with a belt arrangement that enables different degrees of constriction to be imparted to the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 8621692
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a clamp body which has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An internally threaded sleeve extends through the body and has an end portion that communicates with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the sleeve. A bearing is mounted on one end of the shaft. A pusher/pressure plate is mounted on the bearing with a pivotal, articulating or ball and socket connection and has a concave surface that grips curved structures. The pusher plate is supported within the recess. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve. An insert is connectable to the pressure/pusher plate and presents a flat surface to an implement that is to be clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 8561234
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A specially configured clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a non metallic clamp body. The clamp body has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An opening such as a metallic, internally threaded sleeve extends through the body. The sleeve has one sleeve end portion in communication with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the internally threaded sleeve. A spherically shaped bearing is mounted on one end. A pusher or pressure plate is mounted on the spherically shaped bearing of the shaft with a connection. The pusher plate is supported by the shaft and the spherically shaped bearing within the recess. Each appendage has an end portion that grasps the rail. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Publication number: 20130032156
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for restraining a patient's leg during knee surgery or similar procedure features and improved restraining member that is attachable to an operating room table. The restraining member has a lower concave portion that engages the upper portion and sides of the patient's leg. The restraining member has an upper convex portion that is reinforced with a plurality of ridges. The concave portion can be fitted with an inflatable bladder. The concave portion in other embodiments is fitted with a belt arrangement that enables different degrees of constriction to be imparted to the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Patent number: 8051515
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail that extends along a side. A specially configured clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a non metallic clamp body. The clamp body has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An opening such as a metallic, internally threaded sleeve extends through the body. The sleeve has one sleeve end portion that is in communication with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the internally threaded sleeve. A spherically shaped bearing is mounted on one end of the shaft. A pusher or pressure plate is mounted on the spherically shaped bearing of the shaft with a pivotal, articulating or ball and socket connection. The pusher plate is supported by the shaft and the spherically shaped bearing within the recess. Each appendage has an end portion that grasps the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Publication number: 20080077151
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for restraining a patient's leg during knee surgery or similar procedure features and improved restraining member that is attachable to an operating room table. The restraining member has a lower concave portion that engages the upper portion and sides of the patient's leg. The restraining member has an upper convex portion that is reinforced with a plurality of ridges. The concave portion can be fitted with an inflatable bladder. The concave portion in other embodiments is fitted with a belt arrangement that enables different degrees of constriction to be imparted to the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Bob Kring