Patents by Inventor John F. Gillen, Jr.

John F. Gillen, Jr. 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: 5211162
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises a pad and a sequential pressure device that includes a pneumatic system and a control system. The pad comprises a plurality of adjacent chambers extending transverse to the pad's longitudinal centerline and has a lower section with at least two chambers and an upper section with at least three chambers. Two adjacent chambers of the lower section have approximately the same transverse cross-sectional area for about their lengths. Each chamber of the upper section includes a right portion, a left portion and an intermediate portion which has a narrowed center portion of reduced cross-sectional area connecting with the right and left portions. Inflation of an upper section chamber causes expansion of the right, left and intermediate portions thereof with a void created about the narrowed intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Pneu-Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Gillen, Jr., Andrew J. Martin