Inflated Patents (Class 128/118.1)
  • Patent number: 10463378
    Abstract: A bilateral femoral artery hemostasis device by compression comprises a first pressing plate, a second pressing plate and a bellyband; the bellyband comprises more than one fixing belt and more than one elastic compression hemostasis belt, the second pressing plate is located above the first pressing plate, the second pressing plate is more than one; the first pressing plate comprises a compression plate located at a bottom of the first pressing plate and a top plate located at an upper part of the first pressing plate; a first pressing plate supporting leg is vertically arranged on an upper side surface of the top plate, and a space for the fixing belt to pass through is provided between the first compressing plate supporting legs. The hemostasis device is simple to operate, and only one medical staff member can complete all operations, thereby reducing the work intensity of the medical staff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Zhigang Dou
  • Patent number: 10363193
    Abstract: A traction device has a frame, a first bladder portion, a second bladder portion, and a third inflatable bladder portion. The first bladder expands in an outward direction a distance greater than in a transverse direction. The second bladder expands in a first angular direction. The second bladder is positioned generally inferior to and to the side of the first bladder. The third bladder expands in a second angular direction. Upon expanding in the outward direction, the first bladder bears against the back of the user's neck. Upon expanding in the transverse direction, the first bladder applies an angular traction to the cervical spine. Upon expanding in the first angular direction, the second bladder bears angularly against the back of the user's upper thoracic region. Upon expanding in the third angular direction, the third bladder bears angularly against the user's occiput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Richard A. Graham
  • Patent number: 10363159
    Abstract: An improved pain management and post-operative hip orthosis includes a waist strap having first and second ends and a lateral portion therebetween, a lower strap having first and second ends and a lateral portion therebetween, and a pocket extending between the waist strap and lower strap. The pocket has inner and outer panel fastened to each other to define an upper opening and a lower opening. The orthosis further includes an abduction harness including two upper straps and a lower strap coupled to each other at a central union, wherein the upper straps are secured to the top of the pocket and the lower strap is secured to the bottom of the pocket. The orthosis still further includes a rotation strap extending from the bottom of the pocket to a location on the waist strap proximate to the top of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Donald P. LoGuercio
  • Patent number: 10342733
    Abstract: A pouch for mixing and dispensing a composition including a pouch body and a port body. The pouch body includes opposing, first and second major flexible walls sealed to one another along respective peripheries thereof to define an internal chamber and a pouch perimeter. The pouch body has a C-like shape. The port body projects from the first wall and is fluidly open to the internal chamber. With this configuration, various components, such as a powder component and a liquid component, can be mixed by a user's hand(s) in pressing the walls in a kneading fashion, with the resultant composition being dispensed through the port body. In some embodiments, the pouch is provided to a user with a powder component pre-loaded in the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Lissa N. Venosh
  • Patent number: 9766310
    Abstract: The disclosure of the present invention provides for an imaging apparatus and methods for imaging the cranio-cervical junction of a patient using magnetic resonance. The apparatus is adapted to slide over the patient's head, and includes a saddle element and a solenoid element. The saddle element has a length that extends along a superior-inferior axis of the patient, and a circumference along an axial plane of the patient when the apparatus is slid over the patient's head, so as to define a substantially cylindrical volume. The solenoid element attaches to the saddle element at about a midpoint of the saddle element's length, so as to be positioned along an axial plane of the patient when the apparatus is slid over the patient's head. This configuration allows for the cranio-cervical junction of the patient to be positioned in the cylindrical volume when the apparatus is slid over the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Fonar Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond V. Damadian, Charles A. Green
  • Patent number: 9597484
    Abstract: A surgical drain device includes an adhesion matrix of biodegradable polymer material and a plurality of drain tubes attached to the matrix. The device is implanted within a surgical wound to treat the presence of seromas, for example, and is used to promote drainage, tissue adhesion, and wound closure. The drain tubes converge into a common collection tube that leads wound fluid outside the body under gravity feed or negative pressure applied to the collection tube. The matrix contains an array of apertures that allow tissue contact across the device. The device also can include a coating of surgical adhesive and a tissue anchoring system of hooks or barbs. The device and systems containing the device are particularly useful to promote the healing of surgical wounds from abdominal surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventor: Raymond M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 9532922
    Abstract: A device and method that simulates the squatting position for bowel elimination while still sitting on a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TURDLE TIME, LLC
    Inventors: Reno Rolle, Todd Wiseman
  • Patent number: 9517163
    Abstract: A pre-stressed pressure device for treating a wound or reduce scarring of a skin of a patient includes a substrate assembly having a first surface, a pressure member having a curve in a central portion, the pressure member being secured to the substrate assembly; a treatment device for exerting a pressure on the wound or the scarring, the treatment device being connected to a first area of the first surface; and an adhesive for applying the pressure bandage to the skin, the adhesive being disposed on a second area of the first surface, the first and second areas being non-overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: 3K ANESTHESIA INNOVATIONS, LLP
    Inventors: Boris Goldman, Eric Kitain, Robert Koorn, Vladimir Koltchine
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8439040
    Abstract: A forehead-contacting device for a breathing mask includes a support element made from an elastomer material. The support element forms a support face which in an application position is adapted to seat on a forehead area of a user. The support element includes a jacket that defines a hollow chamber adapted to be filled with a viscous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: ResMed R&D Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Johann S. Burz, Achim Biener, Bernd Lang
  • Patent number: 8176921
    Abstract: A therapeutic cushion (1) having a plurality of fluid-filled chambers (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), with each chamber having an internal volume that is independently adjustable. In a pillow embodiment, air-filled chambers are dynamically regulated in response to a monitored behavior or characteristic of a resting user. Air cushion (1) includes a lower chamber (2) upon which the other chambers are arranged. First or basic chamber (3) extends laterally along, and is directed inwardly from, a rear edge of underlying chamber (2). Adjoining first chamber (3) are first and second supporting chambers (4, 5), these being separated from one another to leave a region (10) that is disposed between their ends (7, 8) and bisected by center line (9). Region (10) is intended to accommodate the resting user's head. A second lateral chamber (6) extends laterally along and is directed inwardly from a forward edge of underlying chamber (2) to adjoin supporting chambers (4, 5), providing a neck support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: LeniMed GmbH
    Inventor: Daryoush Bazargani
  • Patent number: 7963933
    Abstract: An osteoarthritis knee brace includes at least one vertical strut with upper and lower portions, at least one pivoting hinge intermediately disposed there between, a shin cuff attached to the vertical strut lower portion and positioned below the hinge and a thigh cuff attached to the vertical strut upper portion and positioned above the hinge. The brace further includes at least one inflatable bladder system for applying a corrective and therapeutic force to the osteoarthritis damaged knee joint and the surrounding areas thereof, and which is removeably positionable thereabout. Still further, the brace includes at least one insert enclosed within the inflatable bladder system for equally distributing the corrective and therapeutic force at each point at which the inflatable bladder system applies a corrective and therapeutic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Richard A. Nace
  • Patent number: 7677249
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a device and method for providing a lateralization effect such as in a medical procedure. The lateralization device can have a supporting member, which can be adapted to be supported in a fixed position. A lateralization member can be provided to at least partially wrap around the supporting member and be mounted thereto to provide a lateralization effect. The lateralization member can be formed and/or adjusted to provide a variable lateralization. For example, the lateralization member can comprise a cylindrical member with an eccentric cut-out portion adapted to fit over the supporting member. The inter wall of the cut-out portion and the outer wall of the supporting member can be formed with interference fittings so that the lateralization member can rotate in relation to the supporting member to provide a variable lateralization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: The University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: James Kam Fu Kong, Eric Ping Chien, Keith Dip Kei Luk
  • Patent number: 7618509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt-type wrinkled band used for healing a hernia of intervertebral disk or protection the intervertebral disk. In particular, the expansion and contraction by air-injection can be achieved, without using a rubber tube for the contraction and expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Ickchun Chang
  • Publication number: 20090240185
    Abstract: A reduced pressure dressing for applying reduced pressure treatment to a tissue site includes an interface layer adapted to be positioned at the tissue site. An absorbent layer is in fluid communication with the interface layer to absorb liquid from at least one of the interface layer and the tissue site. A pump is in fluid communication with the absorbent layer to deliver a reduced pressure to the tissue site. A cover is positioned over the pump, the absorbent layer, and the interface layer to maintain the reduced pressure at the tissue site, and a liquid-air separator is positioned between the absorbent layer and the pump to inhibit liquid from entering the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul Jaeb, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke, Aidan Marcus Tout
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090000614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for positioning a patient on a treatment couch of a surgical system are disclosed. The system includes a pressure sensor and a pad having a plurality of selectively inflatable chambers. The inflation of the chambers can be dynamically and/or automatically adjusted in response to sensed pressure changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Aaron W. Carrano
  • Publication number: 20080245361
    Abstract: A device for applying compression treatment to a part of a wearer's body includes an S-shaped bladder with at least first and second spaced apart sections in fluid communication. At least one opening is formed between the first and second sections. The at least one opening may a single opening extending along a majority of a length of the first and second sections. The at least one opening may be a plural of openings. At least one opening may be formed between the second section and a third section of the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Jennie Brown
  • Patent number: 7141713
    Abstract: A method for reducing pressure damage to skin of a person includes determining a location on the person susceptible to pressure damage, and adhesively securing a skin protective device to the location. The skin protective device includes a substrate having an inner surface, and an outer surface. An adhesive layer substantially covers the inner surface, and at least one fluid-filled cell is on the outer surface to cushion the skin of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Hani M. Agrama