Belt Wholly Flexible Patents (Class 128/100.1)
  • Patent number: 10682563
    Abstract: A novel multi-directional flexible dynamically adjustable protection apparatus for use in protecting a user in a manner which provides relief from mechanical forces via both direct impact and mechanical forces when the user moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Kyle Liou Yang
  • Patent number: 10609971
    Abstract: An athletic shirt with a pocket on the sleeve configured to receive a mobile device. The sleeve also features a receiver for a strap, wherein the strap can be attached and used to wrap around the user's arm and pocket with the mobile device to securely hold and store the mobile device during exercise, such as running, walking, or weight lifting. The athletic shirt may also feature an interior pocket within the pocket on the sleeve that is configured to carry keys, cash, cards, or other personal items. The athletic shirt can also be worn in casual environments with the strap removed, so that individuals can transition seamlessly from exercising to a casual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Rinne
  • Patent number: 10314761
    Abstract: A Unified Dildo and Bottom Open Anatomically Contoured Harness Plate that includes a harness plate with an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the harness plate is contoured, at least one elongated member with a base and a tip, the base extending outward from the outer surface of the harness plate; the elongated member includes cavity enclosed by the outer surface and opens to the inner surface; an opening in the inner surface and outer surface of the harness plate, positioned underneath the base of the elongated member; and at least one upper connection mount and at least one bottom connection mount on the harness plate for securing the harness plate to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Perfect Fit Brand, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Callow
  • Patent number: 10117621
    Abstract: An implantable device includes a body part and a piezoelectric part. The body part is configured to grasp a pulsatile organic or inorganic tissue. The piezoelectric part is mechanically coupled to the body part and is configured to convert a varying shear force transferred from the body part to the piezoelectric part into voltage. An implantable system, comprises the implantable device and a stent like object configured to be inserted and deployed within a pulsatile or static tissue. The implantable device is configured to form a sealed junction with the pulsatile tissue while pressing against an outer circumference area of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Jan Berger, Bernhard Wedl, Dirk Hammerschmidt, Walther Pachler, Horst Theuss, Harald Witschnig
  • Patent number: 10092433
    Abstract: A support for the trunk or a limb or joint of a human or animal comprises a first band having first and second end portions with respective fasteners which can be fastened together to fix the band in a loop around the trunk or a limb or joint and at least one pad located inwardly of the first band for engaging a surface portion of the trunk or a limb or joint. The second band has a portion located inwardly of the first band and supports said at least one pad for movement independently of the first band when the first band is fixed to apply pressure to said surface portion. An adjustment means is connected to the second band and extends from an inner side to an outer side of the first band to allow operation outwardly of the first band when the first band is fixed for adjusting the position of said at least one pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Epiphany Innovations Limited
    Inventor: Wesley Marshall
  • Patent number: 9452100
    Abstract: A pelvic-abdominal support garment including a waist encircling band having shorts secured to the lower edge thereof, the shorts having a receptacle for receiving an ice pack, and a strap member secured at one end thereof to the back of said waist encircling band and the other end thereof attachable to the front of the waist encircling band after passing under the crotch region of the shorts to apply pressure to the crotch area of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Jill K. Bigelow
  • Patent number: 9381559
    Abstract: A punch includes first and second blade sections juxtaposed relative to each other in a direction parallel or substantially parallel to a feed direction of a sheet material. The first blade section protrudes downwardly from the second blade section with a step intervening therebetween and includes lower end edges on downstream and upstream sides of the feed direction, which define respective punching edges. The first blade section includes a lower end edge following the feed direction, which defines a first notching and punching edge. The notching and punching edge includes a portion intermediate of the feed direction representing a projecting shape. The second blade section includes a lower end edge on the upstream side, which defines a punching edge and also includes a lower end edge following the feed direction, which defines a notching and punching edge. The notching and punching edge is inclined gradually upwardly towards the upstream side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8524974
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8481805
    Abstract: A method to stop bleeding at a puncture site of an artery on a wrist of a patient comprises wrapping a flexible band of a hemostatic device around the wrist of the patient, wherein the hemostatic device also includes a curved plate, a balloon and a marker used to position the balloon at the puncture site, and wherein the flexible band, the curved plate and the balloon are substantially transparent. The wrapping of the flexible band around the wrist of the patient involves wrapping the flexible band around the wrist of the patient while the balloon is in an uninflated state. The wrapping can also take place while an introducer sheath is in place at the puncture site. The method also involves using the marker to position balloon relative to the puncture site such that the balloon overlies the puncture site, introducing a fluid into the balloon and inflating the balloon, and maintaining inflation of the balloon and compression against the puncture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8481803
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20130087141
    Abstract: A lumbar support belt is disclosed which circumscribes the waist and lower back of a wearer. The lumbar support belt comprises laterally extending panels, which are themselves circumscribed by laterally extending and interlocking wings which increase tension on the waist. The lumbar support belt prevents injuries to a wearer's lumbar, thoracic, and sacral areas of the back, as well to posterior cartilage and epithelial tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 8057417
    Abstract: A lower back supporter including a pair of flat anchor parts that come into contact with the lower back of a wearer with a specified space in between, a pair of anchor belts that wrap around the abdomen with the end portions connected to each other, a first and second support belt that cross over each other on the back, and a connecting belt that connects the anchor parts. The inner side surface of the anchor part comprising a non-slip material that closely contacts the skin of the wearer, and the outer side surface comprising a material that fastens to surface fasteners. After the anchor belts are put on, operation belts connected to the first and second support belts are pulled, the surface fasteners are fastened to the outer side surfaces of the anchor parts, applying tensile force between the anchor parts in closely contact to the lower back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignees: Daiya Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Imai
  • Publication number: 20100100019
    Abstract: A device for supporting the abdominal region of the user. A fabric band is sized to be worn surrounding the abdominal region which supports strategically placed hook and loop regions. A pair of segments of stretch material, also having hook and loop regions at least one of their ends are capable of being selectively and removably appended to the fabric band to apply compression or restriction to the user's abdomen. The device is particularly useful in helping one to restore abdominal muscle and control particularly after pregnancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Charlene Chen, Nam C. Quach
  • Patent number: 7695444
    Abstract: A flexible protective cover for preventing fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising: a central portion having at least one rib, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, a lip disposed around the edge, a sealing member disposed over the lip for providing a sealing engagement between the lip and the open epidermal site, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion. Also disclosed is a flexible protective cover having a central portion, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, an inflatable sealing member integral with the edge for providing the sealing engagement, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7628767
    Abstract: A method for preventing infection and maintaining aseptic epidermal areas by preventing contaminated fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising the steps of: removably attaching at least one adjustable strap to a reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover comprising a sealing member, covering the open epidermal site with the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover while maintaining a space between the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover and the open epidermal site, and tightening the at least one adjustable strap to secure the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cove over the open epidermal site to create a fluid-tight seal between the sealing member and the open epidermal site, thereby preventing contaminated fluid from entering the open epidermal site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7498477
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 7473235
    Abstract: The present invention provides a universally applicable orthosis such as a hip orthosis and includes a semi-rigid hip engaging unit that can be easily bent for attachment to a user's waist. A semi-rigid thigh support member is also easily bent for attachment to either the right or the left thigh of a user. A closure unit enables the user to provide a compressive force on the waist with a mechanical force advantage. The hinge unit extends between the hip engaging unit and the thigh unit to stabilize the limit of the extension and rotation of the thigh relative to the waist of the user. Although the waist engaging unit and the thigh support member are relatively flexible when they bend about the user, they are structured to become rigid to provide stable anchor points for the hinge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Orthomerica Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon R. Schwenn, Robert B. Hamilton, III, John N. Penn, Michael M. Brady
  • Patent number: 7468039
    Abstract: A cuff assembly for placement around a body vessel comprises a cuff member sized to substantially surround the body vessel, and a tether assembly engaged with the cuff member. The tether assembly is sized to at least substantially encircle the cuff member, and includes a locking mechanism for releasably maintaining a selected tension when the tether assembly encircles the cuff member. The tether assembly may comprise a tether and a tab, wherein the tab is engaged with the cuff member and has an aperture therethrough. The distal end of the tether is engaged with the tab. The locking mechanism may comprise a plurality of stop members disposed along a surface of the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Cook Vascular Incorporated
    Inventor: Chun Kee Lui
  • Publication number: 20080300522
    Abstract: A device for supporting the abdominal region of a user. A rectangularly-shaped stretch material having first and second distal ends and fixture elements proximate said distal ends are provided for facilitating the releaseable joinder of them about the abdominal region of a user. A plurality of straps are affixed at the mid-point of the stretch material which, in turn, support rings. A series of stretchable bands pass through the rings and in turn are each connected to a pair of connectors such that when the connectors are joined, the stretchable bands provide a force against the stretch material urging the distal ends toward the mid-point of this material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Charlene Chen, Nam C. Quach
  • Patent number: 7449006
    Abstract: An equalizing back brace (20) is adapted to be worn by a person. The back brace includes a band (21) adapted to encircle the wearer's torso. The band has a rear portion (22) adapted to be positioned proximate the spine of a wearer, has side portions (23, 24) extending away from the rear portion at opposite directions, and has marginal end portions (25, 26) that are adapted to overlap one another proximate the front of such wearer. These marginal end portions are adapted to be selectively secured to one another to complete and close a band which encircles the wearer's torso. Two tightening mechanisms (28, 28?) are mounted on the side portions of the band. Each tightening mechanism has an intermediately-pivoted member (29, 29?), has an upper trace (30, 30?) secured to the band and engaging an upper marginal end portion of the member, and has a lower trace (32, 32?) secured to the band and engaging a lower marginal end portion of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Walter J. Wolanske
  • Publication number: 20080188706
    Abstract: The device according to the present invention is a device for the local treatment of human body parts which consists preferably of a pad of quasi-rectangular shape provided with at least one pouch adapted to contain means for treating the body part of interest and with a set of elastic straps and belts, adapted to position and secure said pad on the body part to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Cindy Gonet
  • Patent number: 7118543
    Abstract: A closure system for orthoses that permits a first body member conforming to a portion of a patient's torso to be connected through the closure system, with a second body member conforming to another portion of a patient's torso. The closure system includes a first connector member with a first series of plastic molded channels and a second connector member with a second series of plastic molded channels with an elongated flexible pull member operatively weaving around the respective first and second series of plastic molded channels to provide a mechanical force advantage when tightened by the patient to draw the first body member and the second body member against the patient's torso to exert compression forces. The elongated flexible pull member can comprise a cord such as a polyester cord with an exterior braided configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Top Shelf Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Telles, Craig J. Koloske, Chad M. Sindel
  • Patent number: 6986750
    Abstract: An athletic protective cup supporter includes a waistband, a cup supporting pocket connected to the waistband, and a strap extending from the waistband to an end having a resilient clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Lane Lortscher
  • Patent number: 6968845
    Abstract: An adjustable strap includes a flat base having a pair of upstanding tabs and a pair of rectangular slots. A flat rod has opposite ends captured in slots formed in the tabs. A lock member includes a strap-engaging locking part. A harness strap first loop captures a harness swivel hook assembly including a lanyard hook swivelly mounted to a swivel base and a second loop that captures a leading end of the flat base. A handle strap loop engages the second slot. An ambulator swivel hook assembly includes a lanyard hook swivelly mounted to a swivel base that is captured by an ambulator strap loop. The ambulator strap extends through the first rectangular slot, over the flat rod, and back through the first rectangular slot. The leading end cannot pass through the first rectangular slot, preventing the strap from disengaging from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventor: David E. Dubats
  • Patent number: 6666838
    Abstract: A low-profile lumbo-sacral orthosis consists of flexible anterior and posterior members, both shaped to fit around the waist of a patient's torso, and a closure system on each side of the orthosis for joining the flexible anterior and posterior members. The anterior member is formed of a web of flexible material. A middle panel of loop material is attached to external surface of the anterior web in the middle to form a pocket, and two anterior side panels of loop material are attached to external surface of the anterior web at each side to form pockets. Reinforcing splints are inserted into each pocket. The flexible posterior member is formed of a web of flexible material with two posterior side panels of loop material attached to the external surface to form two pockets. Reinforcing splints are inserted into each of the pockets. A moldable posterior splint is attached to the external surface of the posterior web in the middle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Modglin, Debusk O. V. Autry
  • Publication number: 20030153855
    Abstract: A posture system is made from a single strap and having opposing ends. At the opposing ends are fastening elements. In use, the user places the strap about the back of the user's neck “N” and, thereafter, crosses the strap 100 at a point on the user's back. During tension, the user fastens the strap in order to secure the strap to the user. The loops across the front of the shoulders pull the shoulders back or remind a user to pull the shoulders back for better posture and health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Jhoon Goo Rhee
  • Patent number: 6533746
    Abstract: An wrapping system for wrapping an injured joint, the joint having recessed areas and prominent areas. The system includes at least one resilient section, the section having an adhesive portion and scored areas to allow separation of the resilient section into stackable sections adapted for nesting in the recessed areas of the injured joint, the stackable sections including an adhesive backing. An elastic wrapping strip, the wrapping strip having ends, each end having an adjustable securement mechanism for selectively securing the wrapping strip or strap over the injured joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Anthony L. Ritchie
  • Patent number: 6478759
    Abstract: A thoraco-lumbo-sacral brace formed of flexible materials designed to fit patients of varying shapes and sizes. The brace comprises an anterior support and a posterior support, both made of a hook and loop material, and connected by two sets of connection straps. The connection straps comprise a series of flexible straps attached to a common strap, and a rigid strap. Each flexible strap passes through a loop attached to the posterior support. The common strap is made of a hook and loop material The common strap may be fastened to the anterior support at any angle in order to tighten the brace and adjust it to fit a variety of body types. The rigid strap similarly passes through a loop and is attached to the anterior support atop the common strap, thereby minimizing unwanted lateral motion. The anterior support further may accept a plurality of splints sized to fit within a plurality of cavities located on the front side of the anterior support. These splints provide additional support for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Modglin, Paul Jackovitch
  • Publication number: 20020148461
    Abstract: An orthotic trauma device is provided including an elongated orthosis body adapted to be wrapped around a portion of a body of a wearer of the device, the orthosis body being formed of a pliant material which is adapted to be easily cut with cloth-cutting scissors; a detachable fastening device provided at distal ends of the elongated orthosis body to releasably secure the distal ends to one another; and means for adjusting the tightness of the orthosis body operatively associated with the detachable fastening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: THOMAS J. HEINZ, DAE SHIK PARK, RAFN STEFANSSON
  • Patent number: 6352074
    Abstract: The present invention provides a belt for fixing a pelvis having a length which is adjustable to a user's physique. The belt suspends patches, made of rubber or soft pliable synthetic resin, on the right and left concavities located between the right and left projecting parts of the ilium and the right and left greater trochanter parts of the femurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Tadahisa Okada
  • Patent number: 6270469
    Abstract: The invention is a postoperative binder and method of use. The binder is made of relatively inelastic material that is cut to fit the patient and held in place by a plurality of tails fastened with Velcro® binders. The present invention uses mechanical, rather than elastic, compression. Mechanical loads are carried over the iliac crest, by hooking the tails of the binder over the iliac crest and then bifurcating the tails for attachment to the abdominal portion of the binder. The present invention provides support of lower abdominal tissue, especially near the genitals and in the area of the peritoneum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: George E. Mott