Patents by Inventor Sherry A. Hinds

Sherry A. Hinds 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: 10369038
    Abstract: Low profile, contoured footplates that maintain tension in the plantar fascia without causing undue discomfort to the user are suggested for treatment of plantar fasciitis and other heel pain. The footplates may be ambidextrous and thus used to support either the left and right plantar fascia. The footplates can be used in assemblies for securing the footplate to the wearer's foot, as well as systems for iterative treatment of plantar fasciitis and other heel pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, Sherry A. Hinds, Beth E. Gramza
  • Patent number: 9925083
    Abstract: A wrist brace comprises (a) a main brace body, (b) an adjustable wrist strap configured to encircle the main brace body about a wearer's wrist, and (c) a lace and rotatable tightening mechanism. The main brace body comprises a semi-rigid splint configured to fit the anterior of a wearer's wrist, extending from the palm to a portion of the anterior of the forearm. The lace and tightening rotatable mechanism is configured to apply tension on the lace thereby tightening the wrist strap about the wearer's wrist and drawing the splint closer to the anterior of the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Sherry A. Hinds
  • Patent number: 9918865
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical braces having lacing systems for tightening of the medical braces. Some embodiments include multiple components of the lacing system integrated into a single housing piece. For example, multiple reels can be used to tighten different portions of the lacing system, and the multiple reels can be mounted onto a single housing. Also, multiple lace guides can be integrated into, or attached to, a single housing piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Nickel, Sean T. Cavanagh, Robert E. Burns, Mark Kerns, Edward L. Weaver, II, Sherry A. Hinds, Beth E. Gramza
  • Publication number: 20170360587
    Abstract: Orthopedic supports include bodies consisting essentially of a unitary layer of elastomeric material, which can be a thermoplastic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Sherry A. Hinds, Edward L. Weaver, II
  • Publication number: 20150335460
    Abstract: Low profile, contoured footplates that maintain tension in the plantar fascia without causing undue discomfort to the user are suggested for treatment of plantar fasciitis and other heel pain. The footplates may be ambidextrous and thus used to support either the left and right plantar fascia. The footplates can be used in assemblies for securing the footplate to the wearer's foot, as well as systems for iterative treatment of plantar fasciitis and other heel pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, Sherry A. Hinds, Beth E. Gramza
  • Publication number: 20140121579
    Abstract: A wrist brace comprises (a) a main brace body, (b) an adjustable wrist strap configured to encircle the main brace body about a wearer's wrist, and (c) a lace and rotatable tightening mechanism. The main brace body comprises a semi-rigid splint configured to fit the anterior of a wearer's wrist, extending from the palm to a portion of the anterior of the forearm. The lace and tightening rotatable mechanism is configured to apply tension on the lace thereby tightening the wrist strap about the wearer's wrist and drawing the splint closer to the anterior of the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Sherry A. Hinds
  • Publication number: 20120010547
    Abstract: A wrist brace comprises (a) a main brace body, (b) an adjustable wrist strap configured to encircle the main brace body about a wearer's wrist, and (c) a lace and rotatable tightening mechanism. The main brace body comprises a semi-rigid splint configured to fit the anterior of a wearer's wrist, extending from the palm to a portion of the anterior of the forearm. The lace and tightening rotatable mechanism is configured to apply tension on the lace thereby tightening the wrist strap about the wearer's wrist and drawing the splint closer to the anterior of the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Sherry A. Hinds
  • Patent number: 7780614
    Abstract: An orthopedic support for supporting a joint of a wearer is provided and includes a sheet of flexible laminate material configured to at least partially enclose the joint. The orthopedic support also includes a spacer material attached to the sheet of material about at least a portion of its outer periphery, and at least one strap integrally defined in the sheet of material and configured to tension and secure the sheet of material about the wearer's joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lloyd Bruce, Sherry Hinds
  • Patent number: 7364558
    Abstract: A back brace for supporting a lower back region of a wearer that includes a strapping system that supports a lumbar support panel at the lower back region of the wearer. The lumbar support panel includes an inner surface adjacent to the wearer's back defining a pair of raised support regions that have convexly curved outer surfaces and medial edges spaced apart from each other. Advantageously, the spacing between the medial edges provides clearance for the lower spine of the wearer to prevent discomfort. In addition, the convexly curved medial edges improve the support panel's fit to the contours of the wearer's back and avoid pressure points on the wearer's erector spinae musculature through a relatively even pressure distribution on the musculature. The lumbar support panel also may include a plurality of ventilation holes and may be constructed of “skin-friendly” materials that wick moisture away and allow air in for additional comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Beiersdorf, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, Sherry A. Hinds
  • Publication number: 20070197944
    Abstract: An orthopedic support for supporting a joint of a wearer is provided and includes a sheet of flexible laminate material configured to at least partially enclose the joint. The orthopedic support also includes a spacer material attached to the sheet of material about at least a portion of its outer periphery, and at least one strap integrally defined in the sheet of material and configured to tension and secure the sheet of material about the wearer's joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Lloyd Bruce, Sherry Hinds
  • Patent number: D565189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Beiersdorf, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth Gramza, Sherry Hinds, Edward L. Weaver, II
  • Patent number: D568482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Beiersdorf, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth Gramza, Sherry Hinds, Edward L. Weaver, II
  • Patent number: D617464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, Shaelyn D. Benson, Beth E. Gramza, Sherry A. Hinds
  • Patent number: D634437
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Beth E. Gramza, Sherry A. Hinds, Jeffrey P. Krauser
  • Patent number: D645564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Sherry A. Hinds
  • Patent number: D678294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, Thomas M. Snyder, Patrick E. Bisek, Beth E. Gramza, Dominic J. Julian, Sherry A. Hinds
  • Patent number: D696845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, Beth E. Gramza, Sherry A. Hinds
  • Patent number: D790716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Sherry A. Hinds, Mark W. Baldwin, Edward L. Weaver, II, Kristin M. Luke
  • Patent number: D794809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Beth E. Gramza, Sherry A. Hinds, Anna K. Peterson, Angela L. Pan
  • Patent number: D806257
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Beth E. Gramza, Sherry A. Hinds, Anna K. Peterson, Angela L. Pan