Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Bird

Matthew J. Bird 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: 9044307
    Abstract: An ankle walker including an ankle shell, an inner lining, at least one bladder and at least one strap is provided. The ankle shell includes a base, a lower foot portion, a first and second side panel and a back panel. The lower foot portion extends upward from the base. The first side panel and second side panel extend from respective first and second portions of the lower foot portion. The back panel extends from a third portion of the lower foot portion and is positioned between the first and second side panels. The ankle shell has a first slot separating the first side panel from the back panel and a second slot separating the second side panel from the back panel. At least one of the first and second slots has a height that is at least one half the height of the ankle walker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Velocity Medical, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bird, Matthew J. Bird, Dennis W. Baker, Jeffrey J. Bollmann
  • Publication number: 20140046233
    Abstract: An ankle walker including an ankle shell, an inner lining, at least one bladder and at least one strap is provided. The ankle shell includes a base, a lower foot portion, a first and second side panel and a back panel. The lower foot portion extends upward from the base. The first side panel and second side panel extend from respective first and second portions of the lower foot portion. The back panel extends from a third portion of the lower foot portion and is positioned between the first and second side panels. The ankle shell has a first slot separating the first side panel from the back panel and a second slot separating the second side panel from the back panel. At least one of the first and second slots has a height that is at least one half the height of the ankle walker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: VELOCITY MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bird, Matthew J. Bird, Dennis W. Baker, Jeffrey J. Bollmann
  • Patent number: 8574181
    Abstract: An ankle walker including an ankle shell, an inner lining, at least one bladder and at least one strap is provided. The ankle shell includes a base, a lower foot portion, a first and second side panel and a back panel. The lower foot portion extends upward from the base. The first side panel and second side panel extend from respective first and second portions of the lower foot portion. The back panel extends from a third portion of the lower foot portion and is positioned between the first and second side panels. The ankle shell has a first slot separating the first side panel from the back panel and a second slot separating the second side panel from the back panel. At least one of the first and second slots has a height that is at least one half the height of the ankle walker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Velocity Medical, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bird, Matthew J. Bird, Dennis W. Baker, Jeffrey J. Bollmann
  • Publication number: 20130066247
    Abstract: An ankle walker including an ankle shell, an inner lining, at least one bladder and at least one strap is provided. The ankle shell includes a base, a lower foot portion, a first and second side panel and a back panel. The lower foot portion extends upward from the base. The first side panel and second side panel extend from respective first and second portions of the lower foot portion. The back panel extends from a third portion of the lower foot portion and is positioned between the first and second side panels. The ankle shell has a first slot separating the first side panel from the back panel and a second slot separating the second side panel from the back panel. At least one of the first and second slots has a height that is at least one half the height of the ankle walker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: John R. Bird, Matthew J. Bird, Dennis W. Baker, Jeffrey J. Bollmann
  • Patent number: D703335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Velocity Medical, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bird, Matthew J. Bird, Dennis W. Baker, Jeffrey J. Bollmann