Patents by Inventor David L. Cumins

David L. Cumins 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: 4905678
    Abstract: A hip stabilizer for a patient who still has control of the muscles in his leg to prevent atrophy of the muscles, characterized by a non-inflatable, adjustable belt, serving to engage the hips, the belt being adjustable for fitting the hips of any patient; a hip pad disposed on a desired side of the patient when in place, at least one metal biasing means on one of the hip pads for controlling the thigh of the patient at a desired angle of abduction in the range of from 0-90 degrees, preferably 0-15 degrees, with respect to the downwardly extending hip pad; non-inflatable, adjustable thigh engaging mechanism. In the preferred embodiment, the thigh engaging means includes a longitudinally extending member, a deformable plastic pad and a plurality of straps that extend around the pad and the thigh. It is also preferred that suitable padded material be interspersed, or disposed between the respective elements and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Cumins, Larry T. Randolph
  • Patent number: 4487200
    Abstract: A knee brace for alleviating problems with tibia rotation and tibia desubluxation with respect to a femur of a wearer and including conventional first and second pairs of elongate braces having their respective hinges connected at their central ends and having conventional straps and harness for adjustably placing and holding the respective pairs of elongate braces and hinges at a desired attained position; characterized by the improvement comprising an anterior cuff connected with a second pair of braces below the hinges and adapted to firmly engage the leg at the inside anterior of the tibia with a wedge for preventing rotation of the tibia. In a preferred embodiment, the knee brace also includes a posterior cuff connected with the first pair of braces and adapted to engage the posterior portion of the thigh posteriorly of the femur for also preventing desubluxation of the tibia with respect to the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Feanny, David L. Cumins