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: 7749183
    Abstract: A patella protector assembly for use with an orthopedic device, wherein the patella protector assembly has a central shell, an upper shell slidably connected to the central shell, and a lower shell slidably connected to the central shell. The central shell includes a main shell and a flexible perimeter edge portion surrounding at least a section of the perimeter of the main shell. The perimeter edge portion has greater flexibility than the main shell. The upper and lower shells are arranged pivotally and telescopically relative to the central shell such that the central, upper and lower shells together form a continuous shell without gaps therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20100168627
    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: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Palmi EINARSSON, Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON
  • Publication number: 20100137766
    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: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20100137770
    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: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20100137768
    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: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Thora THORGILSDOTTIR, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7713225
    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: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20100113994
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes an orthopedic frame, a strap system connected to and depending from the frame and arranged to secure to a limb or joint of a wearer, and a bladder system connected to the strap system. The bladder system has a bladder positioned on the strap system and is arranged between the strap system and the limb or joint of the wearer. The orthopedic device may also include a load cell device connected to the strap system and arranged to monitor pressure exerted on the limb or joint of the wearer, and a tightening mechanism connected to the load cell and arranged to adjust the pressure of the strap system in response to a pressure reading from the load cell. The bladder system and the load cells supplement the strap system to provide for more dynamic support to the limb or joint of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7704218
    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: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur, HF
    Inventors: Palmi Einarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Publication number: 20100100021
    Abstract: A leg support is adapted to be secured to a leg. The leg support includes an elongate and continuous strut having first and second rigid or semi-rigid 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 device is secured to the strut against a first surface thereof and extends across a length of the middle strut segment whereby the resilient device is configured to assist and resist certain movements of a leg. A coupling arrangement is arranged to be secured to footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Palmi EINARSSON, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Joshua J. Kompa
  • Publication number: 20100094189
    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: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20100081979
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Arni Thor INGIMUNDARSON, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20090287125
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Palmi Einarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Publication number: 20090287128
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has at least one flexible or rigid frame member contoured to generally correspond to an anatomical limb. The device also includes a tightening system having a dial tensioning device and at least one cable and/or strap connected to the dial tensioning device. The dial tensioning device has a rotary ratchet permitting incremental adjustment of the cable and/or strap. Adjustment of the dial tensioner in a first direction secures the frame member to the limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson, Irving Hu, Jane Lee
  • Patent number: 7597675
    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: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Ă–ssur hf
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20090124948
    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: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Publication number: 20090099562
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimudarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: D616555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: D616996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: D616997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: D618359
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventor: Palmi Einarsson