Patents by Inventor Penny S. Cronin

Penny S. Cronin 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: 4706658
    Abstract: A gloved splint is adapted for use in conjunction with physical therapy necessitated by injury or disease and to preclude grotesque distortion of the fingers due to rheumatoid arthritis induced muscle contractions. Hinged finger splints, with or without a hinged thumb splint, extending from a palm splint, permit flexing of specific joints in normal manner while precluding sideways flexing at any of the joints; moreover, inflexible or particularly molded finger and/or thumb splints may be incorporated to assist particular therapeutic treatment. A glovelike envelope, fillable with a fluid, incapsulates the hand, fingers and thumb and provides a shock absorbent buffer to minimize transmission of painful blows and jolts to the hand; a further envelope attendant a wrist portion of the glove serves as a reservoir for delivering fluid to and receiving fluid from the glovelike envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Penny S. Cronin
  • Patent number: 4173218
    Abstract: A gloved splint, while protecting a hand stricken with rheumatoid arthritis against painful jolts, precludes grotesque distortion of the fingers due to muscle contractions. Hinged finger splints, extending from a palm splint, permit flexing of the first finger joints in the normal manner while precluding sideways flexing of the fingers at the knuckles. A glove-like envelope, filled with a fluid, encapsulates the hand, thumb and fingers and provides a shock absorbing buffer to minimize transmission of painful blows and jolts to the hand. Insulation, vents and heating elements may be included to minimize pain through application or withdrawal of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Inventor: Penny S. Cronin