Patents by Inventor Robert T. Kaiser

Robert T. Kaiser 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: 5458560
    Abstract: A therapeutic passive motion device for rehabilitating a wrist includes a main housing unit which encloses a reciprocating motion producing device. A yoke member extends outwardly from the main housing unit. A first, generally V-shaped, link mechanism is pivotally connected to an end of the yoke and carries a hand-supporting member. A second link mechanism is pivotally connected to an output member of the motion producing device and to the first link mechanism. An electric motor is advantageously employed to drive the motion producing device, whereby the hand-supporting member is caused to pivot in an oscillating fashion relative to the yoke member and the main housing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, Robert Zambelli, George Telepko, Berdj C. Kalustyan, Vero Ricci
  • Patent number: 5399147
    Abstract: A continuous passive motion (CPM) device for a limb having pivotally connected first and second body portions. A first carriage member receives the first body portion and is pivotally connected to a second carriage member which receives the second body portion. A drive mechanism reciprocally moves the first carriage member with respect to the second carriage member. A brace is provided for receiving at least the first body portion. A connection device is connected between the brace and the first carriage member for quickly connecting and disconnecting the brace and the first carriage member such that a user can utilize the CPM device without removing the brace from the limb. The connection device connects the brace and CPM device such that the pivot axes of the brace and CPM are aligned during use of the CPM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5383632
    Abstract: A support for the wrists and forearms of a user performing manual tasks, such as operating a keyboard, assembling small parts and the like, includes a rectangular flat work-supporting frame and a pair of arms pivotally mounted on the frame. An elongated cushioned forearm and wrist support is mounted on the outer end of each arm to support the user's forearms and wrists so that the fingers can be used to perform a manual task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Inventors: Jack W. Shirlin, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5297540
    Abstract: A continuous passive motion orthosis device for a toe of a foot including a base having first and second mounting members for receiving the calf and foot, respectively. A pivotable carriage member is positioned proximate the second mounting member and has a first end for receiving the toe and a second end. A drive mechanism is interconnected between the second end of the carriage member and the base for oscillating the first end of the carriage member about its second end with respect to the second mounting member to thereby move the toe between dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, George Telepko, Vero Ricci, Berdj C. Kalustyan
  • Patent number: 5239987
    Abstract: A bilateral anatomically correct continuous passive motion orthosis device for a limb having pivotally connected first and second body portions. The device includes a base having a proximal end and a distal end. A first carriage member receives the first body portion and is pivotally connected to a second carriage member which receives the second body portion. The second carriage member is also pivotably connected to the base. A drive mechanism moves the first carriage member between the distal and proximal ends of the base. A speed control device controls the velocity of the first carriage member between the distal and proximal ends of the base such that the first carriage member pivots about a first support pivot axis with respect to the second carriage member at a predetermined angular velocity. A biasing mechanism is provided to assist the drive mechanism in lifting the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Jace Systems
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, George Telepko, Vero Ricci, Robert J. Drozdowski, Berdj C. Kalustyan
  • Patent number: 5228432
    Abstract: A continuous passive motion orthosis device for a limb having pivotally connected first and second body portions. The device includes a base having a proximal end and a distal end. A first carriage member receives the first body portion and is pivotally connected to a second carriage member which receives the second body portion. The second carriage member is also pivotably connected to the base. A drive mechanism moves the first carriage member between the distal and proximal ends of the base. A speed control device controls the velocity of the first carriage member between the distal and proximal ends of the base such that the first carriage member pivots about the first support pivot axis with respect to the second carriage member at a predetermined angular velocity. A biasing mechanism is provided to assist the drive mechanism in lifting the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, George Telepko, Vero Ricci, Robert J. Drozdowski, Berdj C. Kalustyan
  • Patent number: 5001946
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing roof shingles includes an elongated body having a handle at the upper end and a pivotally connected lift plate at the lower end. A piston and cylinder actuator mounted on the body and activated by a trigger mounted on the handle. A lift plate is pivotally mounted on the lower end of the body. A toggle linkage connects the actuator to the lift plate for pivoting the forward edge of the plate about a heel structure under the lift plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventors: Jack W Shirlin, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 4671257
    Abstract: A bed (A) has side rails (20, 22) and defines a patient supporting surface (38). A mounting assembly (B) includes a transverse member (50) which is clamped to the bed side rails and an upstanding post (58). A power module mounting bar (70) is slidably positioned on the upstanding post to be mounted thereto in a selectively adjustable vertical position and to be selectively swung about the axis of the post to a storage position. A power module (C) drives a shaft (98) through reciprocating angular displacement at a selectively adjustable speed and between selectively adjustable angular displacement limits. A patient joint flexing assembly (D) is connected with the power module shaft to flex a selected one of the patient's joints under motive force supplied by the power module. Commonly, a plurality of joint flexing assemblies are provided, each particularly adapted for flexing one of the patient's joints, such as a knee flexing assembly, an elbow flexing assembly, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Invacare Corporation
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, Neal J. Curran, Theodore D. Wakefield, II
  • Patent number: 4565367
    Abstract: An apparatus for simulating athletic running, throwing and swinging movements and for exercising and strengthening leg, arm, wrist, shoulder and back muscles used in such athletic movements. The apparatus is operated by the athlete and utilizes the athlete's body as a fulcrum to develop rotational motion such as arises in running, pitching, throwing and swinging motions. The exercise apparatus has an elongated rigid tubular member, with an attached hand grip at one end thereof. An exercise grip member is attached by an elastic cord to the opposing end of the tubular member and is used by the athlete to exercise the throwing/swinging arm or leg. Simulation of actual throwing and swinging motion, with greater freedom of movement on the part of the athlete during such exercises may be carried out with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Spymark, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 4395039
    Abstract: A method for individual, patient-applied therapy for rehabilitation of arm and shoulder injuries. The method is self-applied by the patient, using a rigid member which has an exercise gripping member attached at one end of the rigid member by an elastic connecting means. The method is practiced by (i) grasping the elongated rigid member with the non-injured arm, (ii) grasping the exercise gripping member with the hand of the injured arm, (iii) moving the elongated rigid member with the non-injured arm to rotate the injured arm to an extreme position, (iv) reciprocating the rigid member along a desired exercise path to likewise reciprocate the injured arm of the patient, and (v) repeating this sequence to increase the extent of available movement of the injured arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: Kaiser-Farmer Development Corp.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: D332072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Inventors: Jack W. Shirlin, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: D333289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Inventors: Jack W. Shirlin, Robert T. Kaiser