Patents by Inventor Palmi Einarsson

Palmi Einarsson 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: 8657772
    Abstract: A wearable device having feedback characteristics including a compliant article arranged to extend over an anatomical portion of a wearer and for providing a user with information regarding range of motion parameters of a joint and/or to condition users to maintain proper joint orientations. Sensors provided with the wearable device detect the orientation of the joint and send signals to a processor for analysis. When the processor determines that the joint is outside of predefined range of motion parameters or in an unsafe or potentially injurious configuration, a feedback or response mechanism is activated to alert the user to such a condition or to provide substantially rigid structural support to the joint. The sensors, processor, and feedback mechanisms can be provided in a monitoring and control package along a side of the compliant article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ă–ssur hf.
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8622946
    Abstract: The ankle brace includes a calf body defining lateral and medial frontal sides spaced by a frontal opening, and first and second straps depending from the first and second frontal sides of the calf body, respectively. The first and second straps are arranged to extend juxtaposed across the opening and secure to the second and first frontal sides, respectively. The brace also includes opposed lateral and medial ankle struts pivotally attached to the calf body, and a footplate connected to the ankle struts. The medial ankle strut has greater rigidity than the lateral ankle strut. The calf body medial section has greater rigidity than the calf body lateral section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8348876
    Abstract: An orthopedic component for use in orthopedic device includes, according to one embodiment, a first shell body defining first and second surfaces, and a resilient perimeter edge portion surrounding the perimeter of the first shell body. The edge portion has greater flexibility than the first shell body. The perimeter edge portion defines a lip extending over a portion of at least one of the first and second surfaces, and the lip is spaced a distance above the first shell body so as to define a clearance between the first shell body and the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8328745
    Abstract: A leg support adapted to be secured to a leg includes an elongate strut having first and second segments, and a flexible middle segment located therebetween. The strut is arranged for securing to a posterior side of a leg and is centrally located along a medial-lateral plane of a leg. A resilient element is removably secured to a first surface of the strut, and extends across the middle strut segment. The middle strut segment and the resilient device are arranged to correspond to a knee of a leg and bend therewith such that the resilient device urges the strut into a generally upright configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Palmi Einarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 8328746
    Abstract: A knee brace has proximal and distal frame elements with outwardly facing surfaces, and first and second hinges connecting to the frame elements. The brace includes a first strap having a first end directly attached to the first side of the proximal frame element and a second end attached to the first side of the distal frame element so as to spiral from the first side of the proximal frame element to the first side of the distal frame element about posterior and anterior sides of the knee brace. The brace also includes a second strap having a first end directly attached to the second side of the proximal frame element and a second end attached to the second side of the distal frame element so as to spiral from the second side of the distal frame element to the second side of the proximal frame element about the posterior and anterior sides of the knee brace. The first and second straps intersect within a clearance defined between the first and second hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8282588
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a rigid or substantially rigid frame element having a first thickness and a periphery, and an overmolded portion surrounding at least a peripheral segment of the frame element periphery. The overmolded portion encases the thickness of the peripheral segment and interlocks with the frame element without fastener elements. The combination of the frame element and the overmolded portion are adapted to secure against an anatomical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur Hf
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8277404
    Abstract: An orthopedic or prosthetic support device is arranged to conform and secure to a limb of a wearer. The device includes a resilient support member adapted to extend about a limb, and a tensioning element associated with the support member. An adjustment system is connected to the support member and engages the tensioning element. The adjustment system is arranged to incrementally adjust and retain the tensioning element relative to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8267879
    Abstract: A spacer element for use in an orthopedic or prosthetic device includes an apertured fabric layer having first and second fabric layers. A discrete and continuous web-like frictional layer is laminated onto the first fabric layer and has greater frictional properties than the fabric layer. The frictional layer has a plurality of apertures arranged in a pattern in direct correspondence to a pattern of the first surface layer apertures. A compressible material layer has opposed first and second surfaces, wherein the first surface is secured to the second surface layer. The compressible material layer has a first compression molded region with reduced thickness and increased density relative to a second region of the compressible material having a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8257293
    Abstract: A method for securing a knee brace having first and second frame members onto a leg includes the steps of: connecting a first end of a first stability strap to a buckle assembly and a second end to the first frame member so that the buckle assembly has locked and unlocked configurations. The method includes the additional steps of adjusting the length of the first stability strap; connecting a first end of a first force strap to the buckle assembly and a second end of the first force strap to the second frame member; adjusting the length of the first force strap; securing the buckle assembly to the first frame member in the unlocked configuration; and closing the buckle assembly against the first frame member so as to place the buckle assembly in the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20120215145
    Abstract: An orthotic device includes a frame having a first shell defining front and rear surfaces, and extending longitudinally into the anterior and posterior sides of the brace. A tightening mechanism is mounted onto the first shell, and has a ratchet strap located along the rear surface of the first shell and a ratchet device mounted on the front surface of the first shell. An elongate tensioning device having a first end portion is connected to the ratchet strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Publication number: 20120209160
    Abstract: A cervical collar has an anterior portion and a posterior portion having side extending portions removably connecting to the anterior portion. The posterior portion includes a rigid or semi-rigid main support piece and a resilient edge integrally secured to at least a substantial portion of a periphery of the main support piece that is substantially more flexible than the main support piece. The main support piece defines opposed upper side sections and a lower section. The upper side sections extend upwardly from the side extending portions and are oriented toward a proximal middle region and spaced apart by a first distance. The lower section extends continuously between the side extending portions and is spaced a second distance from the upper side sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Thora THORGILSDOTTIR, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Patent number: 8241234
    Abstract: A knee brace divided into anterior and posterior sides by a frontal plane, and having first and second sides divided by a median plane. The knee brace including a frame having proximal and distal portions, a stability strap having first and second ends respectively connected to first and second sides on the proximal frame portion along the posterior side thereof, and a cross strap having a first end connected to the first side of the proximal and a second end connected to the distal frame portions. A bracket assembly having a buckle connects the stability and cross straps to the frame. A sleeve is provided which covers the frame and upon which the bracket assembly rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8231560
    Abstract: An orthotic device includes a frame having a first shell defining front and rear surfaces, and extending longitudinally into the anterior and posterior sides of the brace. The first shell defining an opening located on the posterior side of the brace. A tightening mechanism is mounted onto the first shell, and has a ratchet strap located along the rear surface of the first shell and a ratchet device mounted on the front surface of the first shell so as to extend partially into the opening and engage the ratchet strap. An elongate tensioning device having a first end portion is connected to the ratchet strap, and the first end portion of the tensioning device extends along the rear surface of the first shell. The tensioning device has a second end portion anchored to a portion of the frame. A channel is mounted to the rear surface of the first shell and entirely encloses at least a portion of the ratchet strap. The tensioning device is a textile-based and substantially inelastic strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur hf
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8216170
    Abstract: A spacer element for use in an orthopedic or prosthetic device includes an apertured fabric layer having first and second fabric layers. A discrete and continuous web-like frictional layer is laminated onto the first fabric layer and has greater frictional properties than the fabric layer. The frictional layer has a plurality of apertures arranged in a pattern in direct correspondence to a pattern of the first surface layer apertures. A compressible material layer has opposed first and second surfaces, wherein the first surface is secured to the second surface layer. The compressible material layer has a first compression molded region with reduced thickness and increased density relative to a second region of the compressible material having a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8216166
    Abstract: A knee brace adapted for placement over at least a posterior side of a leg and comprising a first posterior frame member, a second posterior frame member connected to first frame member, and a posterior resilient hinge device located at or near a first end portion of the first frame member. The hinge device is arranged to urge the first and second frame members into a predetermined alignment. The hinge device can be arranged for selectively locking the second frame member at an angle relative to the first frame member, and permitting rotation of the second frame member relative to first frame member within a range of predetermined angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Palmi Einarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Publication number: 20120035518
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a unitary first frame assembly which is integrally formed from first and second polymeric materials. The first frame assembly has a first frame portion formed by the first polymeric material and extends around part of a second frame portion formed by the second polymeric material. The first frame member includes a flexible first shell and a first connecting portion which depends from the first shell. The second frame portion forms part of the first shell and continuously extends to the first connecting portion without interruption. The second polymeric material has greater rigidity than the first polymeric material. The device also includes a second frame assembly having a second connecting portion which links to the first connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Palmi EINARSSON, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON
  • Patent number: D657879
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Jane Lee, Palmi Einarsson, Brice Robertson
  • Patent number: D665505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Jane Lee, Palmi Einarsson, Brice Robertson
  • Patent number: D672878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: D673280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson