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).

  • Publication number: 20120000092
    Abstract: An Achilles tendon stretching device can include manual or automatic mechanisms to allow incremental height changes to an insole placed within a walking boot, orthopedic shoe, or post surgical shoe, in order to allow more even and gradual and/or incremental stretching of the Achilles tendon. The height adjustment mechanisms can include mechanical, pneumatic, and/or hydraulic adjustment mechanisms, as well as manual incremental removal of integrally formed layers of a heel wedge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Thorvaldur INGVARSSON, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Arnar KRISTJANSSON, Palmi EINARSSON, Larus GUNNSTEINSSON
  • Patent number: 8048013
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a rigid frame assembly having rigid frame supports connected by joints. The device also includes a strap which extends between sides of the frame assembly. An orthopedic component in the form of a resilient subshell is connected to and extending flexibly outwardly from the frame assembly. The subshell has a main body and a perimeter edge portion secured along the periphery of the main body wherein the perimeter edge portion is formed from a material having less hardness than a material used to form the main body. The strap is connected to at least one end portion of the subshell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8043244
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Palmi Einarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 8038636
    Abstract: An orthopedic device in the form of a cervical collar having height and circumferential adjustment includes an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The anterior portion includes a main support piece having depending projections configured to engage a height adjustment mechanism. Each of the anterior and posterior portions also includes a proximal support portion having a three-dimensional anatomically configured shape to support, immobilize, and stabilize an anatomical portion of a wearer. The anterior and/or posterior portion includes circumferential adjustment mechanisms to accommodate different sizes or differing degrees of swelling of anatomical portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 8025632
    Abstract: A wearable device having feedback characteristics including a compliant article that is arranged to extend over an anatomical portion of a wearer. Sensors provided with the wearable device detect the orientation of a joint and send signals to a processor for analysis. When the processor determines that the joint is in an unsafe or potentially injurious configuration, a feedback or response mechanism is activated to alert the user to such a condition and/or to provide substantially rigid structural support to the joint. The device may also be used to condition users to maintain the joint in proper orientations to avoid injuries, or to condition an amputee to use more effective motions to achieve a more natural gait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Ă–ssur hf.
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20110224591
    Abstract: An orthopedic device in the form of a cervical collar having height and circumferential adjustment includes an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The anterior portion includes a main support piece having depending projections configured to engage a height adjustment mechanism. Each of the anterior and posterior portions also includes a proximal support portion having a three-dimensional anatomically configured shape to support, immobilize, and stabilize an anatomical portion of a wearer. The anterior and/or posterior portion includes circumferential adjustment mechanisms to accommodate different sizes or differing degrees of swelling of anatomical portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Thora THORGILSDOTTIR, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Patent number: 8016781
    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 having a frame, and at least one cross strap that is connected to the frame and extends across over at least a portion of the first and second brace sides. The at least one cross strap is arranged obliquely relative to the median plane. The brace also includes a tightening mechanism that is connected to the frame and is configured to incrementally tension the at least one cross strap at predefined settings and to release tension on the at least one cross strap. A first end of the at least one cross strap engages the tightening mechanism. A dosage meter is connected to the frame, and includes an indication feature representing tension settings of the at least one cross strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20110218471
    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: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Publication number: 20110184326
    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 having a frame, and at least one cross strap that is connected to the frame and extends across over at least a portion of the first and second brace sides. The at least one cross strap is arranged obliquely relative to the median plane. The brace also includes a tightening mechanism that is connected to the frame and is configured to incrementally tension the at least one cross strap at predefined settings and to release tension on the at least one cross strap. A first end of the at least one cross strap engages the tightening mechanism. A dosage meter is connected to the frame, and includes an indication feature representing tension settings of the at least one cross strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Publication number: 20110178448
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Palmi EINARSSON
  • Patent number: 7981068
    Abstract: An orthopedic device in the form of a cervical collar having height and circumferential adjustment includes an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The anterior portion includes a main support piece having depending projections configured to engage a height adjustment mechanism. Each of the anterior and posterior portions also includes a proximal support portion having a three-dimensional anatomically configured shape to support, immobilize, and stabilize an anatomical portion of a wearer. The anterior and/or posterior portion includes circumferential adjustment mechanisms to accommodate different sizes or differing degrees of swelling of anatomical portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7935068
    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: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20110066094
    Abstract: An orthopedic device, in the form of a cervical collar having reduced vascular obstruction, has less contact with, and produces less pressure on, the sternocleidomasteoidus area of the neck, thus transferring pressure away from the veins of the neck (vena jugularis externa and interna) to other portions of the neck. Specifically, the shape of the cervical collar at the anterior portion thereof, when applied to the neck of a patient, leaves a clearance of the neck veins by way of fold lines or recessed surfaces provided along a posterior surface of the anterior portion of the collar. The fold lines or recessed surfaces are generally arranged perpendicularly on either side of an open access area defined in the anterior cervical collar portion. Fold lines allow the generally rigid plastic of a cervical collar to naturally curve into a shape that provides the appropriate clearance for the neck veins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Thora THORGILSDOTTIR, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Patent number: 7896827
    Abstract: A knee brace having a frame with separate proximal and distal portions extending across an anterior side of the brace. The brace also includes a ventilated spacer element connected to the frame, and generally corresponding in size to the proximal and distal frame portions. The spacer element has a compressible core and a frictional feature disposed over the core. The frictional feature is arranged to prevent rotation of the brace on a leg of a wearer of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7867286
    Abstract: A prosthesis system including a ventilated shell, and a substantially compliant, ventilated spacer element that defines a first surface having a frictional feature. The spacer element is arranged to secure to an internal surface of the shell. The prosthesis system also includes a connector that is secured to a distal end of the shell, and a retainer supported by the connector so as to extend into a cavity formed by the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7794418
    Abstract: A knee brace that is divided into anterior and posterior sides by a frontal plane, and having first and second sides divided by a median plane. The knee brace includes a ventilated, flexible proximal shell generally extending between the first and second sides on the anterior side of the brace, and a flexible distal shell connected to the proximal shell and generally extending across the first and second sides on the anterior side of the brace. The distal shell has an extension segment extending from one of the first and second sides to the posterior side of the brace. The proximal and distal shells include suitable openings and slots for attaching brackets and mechanical devices. The proximal and distal shells each include a body portion and a compliant edge. The compliant edges are formed from flexible resilient material that is configured to extend beyond the outer perimeter of the body portion of each the proximal and distal shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7762973
    Abstract: An orthotic or prosthetic spacer element including a ventilated and compressible core having first and second opposed surfaces, and a discrete and continuous web-like silicone-based frictional layer secured to the core first surface. The frictional layer and the core first surface have a plurality of coinciding apertures formed in a pattern. The spacer element may include a foam layer secured to the core second surface such that the foam layer and the core have different rigidities. A layer of hook-receivable material may be directly or indirectly secured to the second core surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Palmi Einarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, David Cormier
  • Publication number: 20100174221
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi EINARSSON
  • Patent number: D620124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: D647622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Jane Lee, Palmi Einarsson, Brice Robertson