Body Type (e.g., Backboards) Patents (Class 128/870)
  • Patent number: 10688002
    Abstract: A combined mobile cart for the sick or wounded, includes a mobile cart and a mobile stretcher. The mobile cart includes a main body frame, a left retractable track mechanism, a right retractable track mechanism, a lifting and translating mechanism, and an automatic movable weight-balancing mechanism. The top of the main body frame is provided with the left and right retractable track mechanisms, a supporting layer is arranged in a middle of the main body frame of the mobile stretcher, and the automatic movable weight-balancing mechanism is arranged at a bottom of the main body frame; and the lifting and translating mechanism is provided with a left case body and a right case body, lifting ropes are arranged under the lifting and translating mechanism, and suspension tools are connected with the lifting ropes, so that functions of vertically lifting and vertically moving the mobile stretcher are realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Zigang Guo
  • Patent number: 10555851
    Abstract: An emergency patient bed includes a mobile base assembly, a bed platform assembly coupled to the mobile base assembly and configured to support a mattress, at least one (1) storage drawer extendably coupled within the bed platform, at least one (1) support shelf coupled to the bed platform assembly, and an independent power supply coupled to the mobile base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Ali Mousa A. Alahmari
  • Patent number: 10517409
    Abstract: The baby rocker may be adapted to safely support an infant in a prone position and to rock and gyrate the infant while the infant is in the prone position. A sturdy base may support a platform via a gyrator on the bottom of the platform. The platform may be padded for comfort. The platform may provide two side walls to prevent the infant from rolling off of the platform in addition to a harness, belt, and rest straps top restrain the infant. The platform may provide a pair of leg holes that the infants legs may pass through. Leg hole coverings may be provided to cover the leg holes if a solid platform surface is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: John Shoup, Josiah Wilfong
  • Patent number: 10512794
    Abstract: A stereotactic frame includes a vertical column that extends up from a base. A first laterally extending support arm extends from a first side of the column and a second laterally extending support arm extends from a second side of the column. One of the first or second support arms may include a transducer assembly. The transducer assembly may move a focal point of the transducer in different lateral and longitudinal horizontal positions and different vertical positions. The transducer assembly also may move the focal point of the transducer beam into different pivoting angled positions. The stereotactic frame applies repeatable ultrasonic energy to targets inside a patient without using invasive attachment procedures and without having to repeatedly use expensive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BRAINSONIX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Walter William Wurster
  • Patent number: 10441486
    Abstract: A multi-functional multi-positional orthopedic mattress for use with patients is disclosed. The multi-functional multi-positional orthopedic mattress includes a top layer, an intermediate layer and a bottom layer. The top layer is made from a plurality of separately removable cushioned pads. The intermediate layer includes a plurality of rotatably connected structures which allow for rotation of various parts of the mattress in different angels. The bottom layer includes a plurality of non-movable and movable pads. The three layers are connected in such a way as to provide the ability to move a patient residing on the mattress into various positions. This enables the patient to move different parts of their body without having to move others and helps prevent bedsores and other health risks associated with prolong bed rest. The mattress also provides positions that enable caregivers to easily and comfortably change a patient's clothing, wash their body and provide a multitude of other care services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammad Fakhrizadeh
  • Patent number: 10406042
    Abstract: A spine board for evacuating a patient from an accident site. At least one cleat is positioned on a longitudinal edge of the spine board and having a proximal end coupled to the spine board, and a distal end disposed away from the spine board and formed in a hook shape, so that securing means, such as straps, can be quickly attached to the cleat to secure to the spine board, the head of a patient placed on the spine board, the head immobilizer placed at the sides of the head, and a cervical collar wrapped around the neck of the patient, without having to lift the spine board off the ground the spine board while the patient laying thereon, and that can be used in any weather or ambient light conditions, and can even be attached by feel. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the cleat is coupled to a groove or on an axle extending along a longitudinal edge of the spine board and positioned adjustably along the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Stepehn Raine Boak
  • Patent number: 10361001
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring and treating a patient on route to a medical facility are disclosed. The system comprises a critical care unit; at least one patient monitoring device coupled to the critical care unit, wherein the critical care unit obtains physiological data about the patient from each patient monitoring device; at least one patient treatment device coupled to the critical care unit, wherein the critical care unit provides treatment instructions to each patient treatment device; a two way communications device coupled to the critical care unit; and a remote communications terminal in communication with the two way communications device. The critical care unit preferably sends the physiological data to the remote communications terminal and receives the treatment instructions from the remote communications terminal via the two way communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Athena GTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Darrah, Cesar Gradilla, John Elson, Ellen Miller
  • Patent number: 10335327
    Abstract: A spine board including a backboard wherein at least a portion of the backboard is transparent, and a removable mirror having a reflective surface facing the backboard when the mirror is coupled to an underside of the backboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alyssa M. Kelly, Marlene L. Bokholdt
  • Patent number: 10004278
    Abstract: A baby handling device includes a removable, washable pillow cover sized and shaped to fit over and extend from an irregular star-shaped pillow and provides at least two elongated star-point shaped extensions formed of flexible material and adapted to fold over and enclose at least a portion of a baby positioned on the cover. The cover has a closeable opening sized and shaped to permit insertion and removal of the pillow which is formed of resilient material and includes a broad center section with a central depression to receive a baby's head. A central point-shaped portion of the pillow extends upwardly from the depression and is adapted to lodge under an arm of a breast feeding mother. The pillow includes first and second side portions that surround a cavity that is sized and shaped to receive the shoulders and torso of the baby. The side portions support a baby's arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Laura Marie O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9980580
    Abstract: A baby handling device includes a removable, washable pillow cover sized and shaped to fit over and extend from an irregular star-shaped pillow and provides at least two elongated star-point shaped extensions formed of flexible material and adapted to fold over and enclose at least a portion of a baby positioned on the cover. The cover has a closeable opening sized and shaped to permit insertion and removal of the pillow which is formed of resilient material and includes a broad center section with a central depression to receive a baby's head. A central point-shaped portion of the pillow extends upwardly from the depression and is adapted to lodge under an arm of a breast feeding mother. The pillow includes first and second side portions that surround a cavity that is sized and shaped to receive the shoulders and torso of the baby. The side portions support a baby's arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Laura Marie O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9855180
    Abstract: A massage machine has a base (1) and a bed (6) with a first longitudinal axis frame transversally swinging mounted on the base (1) and sustaining a patient support plane (7) having a head crossbar and a foot crossbar (17, 11) being mutually connected by telescopic side members (18) and ball joints (19). A second frame being mounted under the patient support plane (7) and has pairs of lower and upper oscillating end cross members (59, 60 and 59-A, 60-A) being joined together by pairs of lower and upper telescopic longitudinal members (62, 63) and ball joints (19-B) and supports a longitudinally movable massage apparatus having massaging roller systems (27) and massaging planetary systems (28) arranged on supporting frames (45, 45-A) movable in turn on lower telescopic longitudinal members (62), and patient supporting elements with idle transversal rollers (29, 30) sliding on upper telescopic longitudinal members (63).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BIOS PROJECT SRL
    Inventors: Alessandro Viscomi, Daniele Viscomi
  • Patent number: 9763838
    Abstract: A spine board includes a main body having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface that define a thickness of the main body, a first end and an opposing second end that define a length of the main body and a first longitudinal side and a second longitudinal side that define a width of the main body. Longitudinal and lateral channels are located between the top and bottom surfaces in the main body and contain either cartridges that house straps for securing the patient to the board or a key to affix a cervical collar to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Rx 1186, LLC
    Inventors: John Piccolo-Wignall, Douglas C. Fritz, James R. Osborn
  • Patent number: 9596998
    Abstract: Sensor arrangement, comprising at least one ballistocardiographic sensor for detecting body movements of a subject and at least one noise sensor for detecting vibration, method of ballistocardiographic detection of body movements, ballistocardiographic sensor system and uses of the sensor arrangement. It is suggested to pickup an external noise signal using an inertia sensor that is vibration isolated from a subject under ballistocardiographic examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jens Muehlsteff, Andreas Brauers
  • Patent number: 9504624
    Abstract: Example ambulation aid apparatus and associated methods of manufacture are disclosed and described herein. An example ambulation aid apparatus includes an ambulation aid body formed as a integral part, the integral part formed in monocoque construction to provide support for mobility of a user through the integral part, the integral part providing a plurality of grippable areas to facilitate user movement and support through the integral part. Another example ambulation aid apparatus includes a primary panel formed in monocoque construction to provide support for and assist in mobility of a user through the skin of the monocoque primary panel, the primary panel formed to interrelate with one or more subassemblies to provide an integrated monocoque part to assist in providing support for and improved mobility of the user through the integrated monocoque part. Example methods of manufacture are also disclosed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: MOTIVO, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jennifer R. Harris
  • Patent number: 9480620
    Abstract: The apparatus for immobilizing and treating a subject includes a suitable apparatus for performing mechanical CPR secured to an immobilization casing. The airtight flexible casing is secured to the apparatus for performing CPR, the casing having variable rigidity which varies as a function of the amount of air within the casing. Two or more slots through the casing permit passage of one or more elements of the CPR apparatus to pass through the casing. One or more incompressible windows may be included in the casing to optimize the performance of mechanical CPR by permitting one or more elements of the subject's skeleton to contact the CPR apparatus. A device for evacuating the air from within the flexible casing to control the rigidity of the casing is included within the CPR apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Guy R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9456793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a patient support (17) for an odontological x-ray apparatus, which can be arranged e.g. to a patient support station (18) of the x-ray apparatus (10). The patient support (17) includes a substantially uniform, substantially curved or bendable to be curved band structure (21) substantially extending at least from one patient's temple to the other. The material and layer thickness of the band structure (21) are chosen such that the band structure (21) is soft, elastic and/or flexible and its density with respect to attenuation of x-radiation is substantially lower than that of cranial soft tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: PLANMECA OY
    Inventor: Mikko Jarva
  • Patent number: 9032963
    Abstract: Wraps for swaddling babies are provided that include a body having a base side. The wrap can further include two arms that are attached to the base side of the body of the wrap. The arms can extend outward in an opposite direction to one another along the base side of the body of the wrap. Related methods of using the wrap are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Carolyn Grissom
  • Publication number: 20150128957
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of vacuum activated evacuatable medical positioners, warming devices for use with such positioners, systems that include a positioner and a warming device, and related methods. The disclosed embodiments include an electrical warming medium that is positioned, or adapted to be positioned, external to the patient-bearing side of an air-tight shell of a positioner. The electrical warming medium may be an integral part of a positioner, a part of a circumferential sleeve adapted to be placed around a positioner, or part of a pad adapted to be placed over a positioner, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Eugene Lloyd Hiebert
  • Patent number: 9016283
    Abstract: A backboard for an automated cardio pulmonary resuscitation system, said backboard comprising a board element, the board element defining a plane and having a top edge, a bottom edge a first side edge and a second side edge; a set of connectors adapted for connection of the backboard to an automated cardio pulmonary resuscitation unit, said connectors being provided at said side edges; and at least one set of stabilizing elements extending away from an edge and transversely to said plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Igor Wilhelmus Franciscus Paulussen, Pierre Hermanus Woerlee, Gerrit Jan Noordergraaf
  • Publication number: 20150105652
    Abstract: A neonate immobilizer that includes a lower torso segment having dorsal side and ventral side, an upper torso segment having the same, and a median navel segment in between, having a lateral side. The three segments are interconnected to form a continuous restraining shell along the dorsal side. The lower and upper segments form an access aperture around the navel when restraining the neonate. The aperture is located and configured to permit visual inspection and physical access to the neonate's navel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Aspect Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Uri RAPOPORT, Thomas Rangi SUTTON, James William LUTHER, Andrea BESANA, Barbara TORNAGHI
  • Patent number: 8997750
    Abstract: A stabilization bar and a stabilization method for stabilizing patients during radiation therapy treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Everardo Menchaca
  • Patent number: 8997749
    Abstract: A surgical assembly (20) comprises a post (100) having a longitudinally extending axis (104), a support (56) for resisting movement of the post in a negative longitudinal direction, and a platform (70) offset from the support in a positive longitudinal direction. The platform includes an opening (82) through which the post projects. The opening includes a throat (86). The post has a first dimension which renders the post incapable of passing through the throat and a second dimension which renders the post capable of passing through the throat. Alternate embodiments in which the post can be removably engaged with the support and platform and disengaged therefrom without translating the post in the longitudinal direction are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Scott Drake, Dustin T. Libby
  • Patent number: 8991400
    Abstract: A back support apparatus intended for use during emergency transport of a patient suffering an actual or suspected spine injury is disclosed. The device provides a solid support for the arched portion of the spine that molds to the shape of the individual patient's back. The device comprises a bag or other container into which a solid curable material and a liquid activator are introduced, which is then placed beneath the patient's spine on a back board or like support. The device may be deployed quickly without the need for additional straps, belts, or the like, and may be treated as disposable due to its low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Richard E. Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20150007832
    Abstract: A patient transporter having a deployable expandable support structure that provides “semi-rigid” to “rigid” additional support to the patient transporter is provided. A method of using the patient transporter by deploying the expandable support structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Jensen, Richard Beu, Sayandro Versteylen
  • Patent number: 8911388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for providing passive traction involving a pair of rails with 8 degrees of freedom and matching the user's spinal curve for providing relaxation and other medical treatment to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph P Mooney, William C Reavis, Amanda Mooney
  • Patent number: 8905035
    Abstract: A system for positioning a patient on a treatment couchtop for SBRT is provided. The system includes a patient support panel and at least one positioning/fixation component for releasable mounting on the patient support panel at a desired position to immobilize a portion of the patient's body. The patient support panel includes a pair of longitudinally extending side rails having a series of longitudinally spaced indexing apertures for receipt of a locking bar for mounting a positioning/fixation component thereon at a discrete index position. The at least one positioning component includes a pair of clamping mechanisms for releasably securing that component to the side rails at any longitudinal position along the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Medtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger F. Wilson, Marc Mlyn, Leo G. de Mooy, Geoffrey Dalbow, Willet F. Whitmore, III, Bruce Ribble
  • Publication number: 20140318552
    Abstract: A spinal immobilization device is disclosed. The spinal immobilization device may include a plurality of cleats disposed on the bottom of the spinal immobilization device to prevent damage to the spinal immobilization device. The spinal immobilization device may include one or more pieces of reflective tape disposed on the perimeter of the transparent board frame to illuminate the spinal immobilization device and to protect the one or more caregiver users and the second user. The spinal immobilization device may accommodate one or more ambidextrous users, where either side of the spinal immobilization device may be utilized as a head side or a foot side. The spinal immobilization device may be made of transparent material and X-Ray translucent material to allow the one or more caregiver users to easily view the second user's injuries and allow X-raying the second user's injuries while the second user is secured in the spinal immobilization device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Pinto
  • Patent number: 8870803
    Abstract: Bone fracture reduction devices, systems, and methods couple to a patient platform a mechanical bone fracture reduction fixture, which is sized and configured to be conveyed separate from the patient platform. The bone fracture reduction fixture carries an array of mechanical force reduction assemblies that are sized and configured to independently mechanically manipulate a fractured bone region. Each mechanical force reduction assembly functions independently of the other mechanical force reduction assemblies, to independently apply and maintain one of the prescribed mechanical reduction forces to the fracture and also mechanically reduce the fracture in the desired reduction planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fixes 4 Kids Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Reiley, Kurt Vedder, Colin J. Corey
  • Patent number: 8851079
    Abstract: A support tray is equipped with a recess for receiving a medical backboard which has a plurality of medical grade gel pads secured thereto to reduce/eliminate the creation of bed sores. Extender wings can be hooked on the lateral edges of the tray to provide additional surface area for larger patients. Undergirding straps are provided to facilitate transport of the assembly when the wings are being utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Trauma Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Schenck
  • Patent number: 8839794
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus are described. In one embodiment, the system is an apparatus for securing a patient to a board. The apparatus includes a board and a disposable cover that covers at least a portion of the board. The disposable cover includes a securing mechanism for securing the cover in place around a portion of the board. The disposable cover further includes at least one strap to wrap around the body of a patient or other object. The disposable cover also includes at least one second strap to wrap around the first strap. The second strap may include an adhesive material to secure the second strap around the first strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Cheri J. Tonks, Russell Tonks
  • Patent number: 8834394
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device for reducing brain and cervical spine injury includes a headpiece sufficiently designed to secure to a user's head, the headpiece having a first attachment member; a support harness sufficiently designed to secure to the user's torso, the support harness having a second attachment member; and a telescoping member having a main tube and a series of progressively smaller diameter tubes nested within each other, wherein the smaller diameter tubes are adapted to extend and compress in a linear plane by the intake and outflow of fluid, wherein the telescoping member has a first engaging member for engaging the first attachment member, and wherein the telescoping member has a second engaging member for engaging the second attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jamshid Ghajar
  • Publication number: 20140251351
    Abstract: An orthopedic immobilization method using a device having a torso brace positioned around a subject's torso, a leg brace positioned around a respective leg of the subject, a connecting rod for each leg brace and at least one torso-brace joint assembly. Each joint assembly is coupled to the torso brace and a respective connecting rod and includes a torso-brace ball-and-socket joint and a torso-brace locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has an unlocked state in which pivoting of the connecting rod relative to the torso brace is possible, and a locked state in which such pivoting is prevented. A leg-brace joint assembly is coupled to each leg brace and its connecting rod, and includes a leg-brace ball-and-socket joint and a leg-brace locking mechanism having an unlocked state in which pivoting of the respective connecting rod relative to its leg brace is possible, and a locked state in which such pivoting is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Yechiel GOTFRIED
  • Publication number: 20140251350
    Abstract: An immobilization device includes a torso brace positioned around a subject's torso, a leg brace configured to be coupled around a respective leg of the subject, a connecting rod for each leg brace and at least one torso-brace joint assembly. Each joint assembly is coupled to the torso brace and a respective connecting rod and includes a torso-brace ball-and-socket joint and a torso-brace locking mechanism. The locking mechanism has an unlocked state in which pivoting of the connecting rod relative to the torso brace is possible, and a locked state in which such pivoting is prevented. A leg-brace joint assembly is coupled to each leg brace and its connecting rod, and includes a leg-brace ball-and-socket joint and a leg-brace locking mechanism having an unlocked state in which pivoting of the respective connecting rod relative to its leg brace is possible, and a locked state in which such pivoting is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Yechiel GOTFRIED
  • Patent number: 8821423
    Abstract: A compliance strapping includes a predetermined adjustability, tamper deterring and indicating strapping, adapted, in use, to form an encircling loop. The compliance strapping is passed around an object and for further security the strap can be threaded through lining material or through a wearable article or medical device. The free end of the elongate member is passed through the loop, which may be a D-loop sewn into the strapping, thus forming an encircling loop of strapping. The second end is brought around to close proximity with a region of the strapping which has been passed through the loop and the tamper indicating means fastened known as the self locking rivet to said region of the strapping. Thus the encircling loop cannot be broken because the region of the strapping with the self locking rivet fastened thereto cannot pass back through the D-loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fastform Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Conlon, David Sheehan, Kerry Meehan
  • Patent number: 8808212
    Abstract: A shoulder support device includes a flexible elastic continuous ring band and a slide adjustably movable on the band that divides the band into a pair of loops defining arm receiving apertures that are cupped over the curved deltoid region of each shoulder of a wearer to pull the shoulders back and downward under tension to achieve a correct posture position. The slide is moveable to adjust tension distributed to the wearer's shoulders. When the slide is positioned midway between the shoulder blades at the back of the wearer, it provides equal distributed tension on both shoulders. Moving the slide more to the left or more to the right allows the wearer to selectively adjust which shoulder receives more tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Virginia Obana Redmond
  • Patent number: 8800569
    Abstract: A system including a support panel and a fixation device for use in radiation therapy is disclosed. The support panel comprises a generally planar member that is arranged to be disposed adjacent an apparatus for producing a radiation beam to support a portion of the patient to which the radiation beam will be directed. The fixation device is arranged to be releasably secured to the support panel to hold the portion of the patient's body at a desired position. The fixation device includes attachment components which enable the releasable securement of the fixation device to the support panel without creating any attenuation discontinuities of a radiation beam passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Medtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Willet F. Whitmore, III, Colin Arne Brue
  • Patent number: 8793827
    Abstract: A field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, the subject transporting portion comprising a region capable of forming a subject retaining compartment for retaining a subject positioned within the subject transporting portion, is disclosed and described. A method of transporting a subject generally horizontally, is provided, the method comprising providing a field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, positioning a subject in the subject transporting portion, and drawing at least a portion of the subject transporting portion about at least a portion of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: TSG Associates, LLP
    Inventors: Colin John Smart, Simon Eric Pennells, Mark Pittaway
  • Patent number: 8782836
    Abstract: A restraint device is disclosed for immobilizing an object, such as a child during diapering. The restraint device includes a strap extending through a base at a midsection thereof to prevent the object from rolling in a lateral direction. The device can also include a harness located within a pad of the base to firmly hold the strap in place. The harness can have a stiffness greater than the pad to provide the rigidity necessary to hold the strap in place, while having a hardness less than the support to provide comfort to the object restrained on the device. A cover can surround the base and can include sleeves to enclose a strap and protect the base from outside material such as excrement from a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Dana A. Fort
  • Patent number: 8783264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling the position of a user of a wearable positional therapy device are provided. The wearable position therapy device can be configured to monitor and store physiological signals that can be used to assess sleep quality and sleeping position of a user. The device can be configured to be worn around the head, the neck, or body of the user. The device can be configured to provide feedback to a user if the user is sleeping or is positioned in a target position to induce the user to change positions. The feedback can be provided by one or more haptic motors that can be configured to provide various levels of feedback and the level of feedback can be customized based on the user's reaction to the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Levendowski, Timothy Zavora, Philip R. Westbrook, Mirko Mitrovic, Bratislav Veljkovic, Chris Berka, Jonny Trejo
  • Patent number: 8782833
    Abstract: An inflatable body includes an elongate chamber delimited by two substantially parallel main walls and defining at least a portion of a base suitable for holding a person laid down thereon, the chamber being extended, integrally, on both sides of the base, beyond a transition area where the main walls are close to each other, by two raised lateral strips extending along at least the base portion, so as to laterally flank the person, wherein the main walls are braced by a plurality of drop stitch links, and at the location of the transition area, the inflatable body has seams bringing the main walls together, thereby causing a fold between the base and each of the raised lateral strips, with the seams being covered by a sealed lining wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aerazur
    Inventors: Laurent Beurguet, Amelie Cavillac, Valerie Mondoly
  • Patent number: 8777879
    Abstract: The apparatus for immobilizing and treating a subject includes a suitable apparatus for performing mechanical CPR secured to an immobilization casing. The airtight flexible casing is secured to the apparatus for performing CPR, the casing having variable rigidity which varies as a function of the amount of air within the casing. Two or more slots through the casing permit passage of one or more elements of the CPR apparatus to pass through the casing. One or more incompressible windows may be included in the casing to optimize the performance of mechanical CPR by permitting one or more elements of the subject's skeleton to contact the CPR apparatus. A device for evacuating the air from within the flexible casing to control the rigidity of the casing is included within the CPR apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Guy R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8763177
    Abstract: A positioning device is described for supporting an infant with myelomeningocele during surgery, transport and pre- and post-operative procedures. The device allows the patient to be expeditiously re-positioned from prone to supine and lateral positions and vice versa before, during and after surgery. The device allows access to the myelomeningocele while the patient is secured in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mercy Medical Research Institute
    Inventors: Bharat Shah, Dawn Zablocki, Sami Khoshyomn
  • Publication number: 20140150806
    Abstract: A robotic first responder system provides injured patients with first response medical care and extracts the injured patient from a dangerous or remote area. After assessing of the level of consciousness of an injured patient, the robotic unit utilizes an inflatable immobilization device for safe robotic rescue of injured patients. The robotic unit lifts and transfers an injured patient to an extraction vehicle, a secure, bullet-proof wheeled system that can be pulled by the robot to safe location. The extraction vehicle continues serving as the evacuation stretcher to a medical station. The robotic unit utilizes zero moment point control to maintain stability while lifting the patient. A robot first responder tows the extraction vehicle or the extraction vehicle self-navigates incorporating with power drive and autonomous navigation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: John Hu, Yi-Je Lim
  • Publication number: 20140150807
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a first handle and a second handle. A sling element is connected at a first edge to the first handle and at a second edge to the second handle and includes a webbed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Aegis Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Stethem, Stephen Simantiras
  • Publication number: 20140116450
    Abstract: The invention relates to a head support (10, 100) for operating tables, comprising a rotatably mounted first holding element (12) for surrounding a first side of a patient's head receivable in a receiving area (32) and an also rotatably mounted second holding element (14) for surrounding a second side of the head. The two holding elements (12, 14) are coupled to each other in a coupling area by means of a coupling element (16) such that when one of the holding elements (12, 14) is rotated, the coupling element (16) also rotates the other holding element (12, 14). Between the coupling area and the receiving area (32) a stationarily arranged supporting element (33) for supporting the head receivable in the receiving area (32) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Maquet GmbH
    Inventors: Hongquiang Li, Kaiyou Ge
  • Patent number: 8701674
    Abstract: An immobilization device including an anterior component including a two-dimensional shaped section contoured to a shape of the human chest and an anterior outwardly bowed area relative to the two-dimensional shaped anterior section generally corresponding to the sternum of the wearer. The device also includes a posterior component including a two-dimensional shaped section contoured to a shape of the human back and a posterior outwardly bowed area relative to the two-dimensional shaped section corresponding to the spinal column of the wearer, with elongate cushion elements connected to and extending within a width of the posterior outwardly bowed area. A strapping system connects both the anterior and posterior components to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Lisa Tweardy, Jeff Nemeth, Yessenia Lopez, Scott Alan Allread, Joseph Marlin Shook, II
  • Publication number: 20140107393
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for the restraint of patients on a treatment table. More specifically, the invention is designed to provide lateral side pressure on a patient in the abdomen, thorax, and hip areas during a radiation treatment. The main components of the device are paddle(s) and at least one crossbar assembly. The paddles are coupled to a crossbar assembly, which is positioned on a treatment table under the body cushion in which the patient is positioned. The paddles can be moved laterally along the crossbar such that they put lateral pressure on the cushion and the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: AKTINA CORP.
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Zacharopoulos, Milan Markovic
  • Publication number: 20140083436
    Abstract: A subject support accessory (126, 200) includes a securing mechanism (300) configured to secure to a tabletop of the subject support anywhere along a long axis of the tabletop by lowering the securing mechanism onto the tabletop. A method of securing a subject support accessory (126, 200) to a subject support (116) of an imaging system (100) includes receiving, via slots (316, 318) in pivoting arms (304, 310) of the accessory, the tabletop, wherein the accessory is vertically lowered onto the subject support and the slots physically engage the tabletop, and releasably locking the arms, in response to receiving a force, so that the arms no longer pivot, thereby securing the subject support accessory to the subject support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeremy David Pettinato, Rosemarie Sheridan, Samuel Andreas Johansson
  • Publication number: 20140060546
    Abstract: Care units and related methods providing a comfortable environment for a patient are disclosed. A care unit can include a base member and a plurality of petal members. Each petal member can extend from a first end, engaged with the base member, to a second end, spaced from the base member. Inward-facing surfaces of at least two petal members and the base member can collectively define a cavity for receiving at least a portion of the patient. The care unit can further include one or both of a therapy component, configured to provide a treatment to the patient, or a sensor component, configured to monitor a condition of the patient. The therapy component can be coupled to, or integrated with, one or both of the base member or a petal member and can include an optical light source, a thermal energy source, an oxygen or air source, a sound wave source, a sound wave-cancelling source, or a pulsating source, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Felicity Pino, Saurav Paul, James Krocak, John E. Ferguson, Nicole Eugenia Pardo Lamos, David Amor, Ashish Singal, Greg Ruth, Blaine Schneider, Kari Roberts
  • Patent number: 8662083
    Abstract: A blank for a head restraint is disclosed. The blank includes a frame and a sheet extending across the frame wherein a main aperture and a pair of auxiliary apertures are provided in the sheet. The arrangement of the apertures is such that when the sheet is deformed upon placement on a patient's head, the main aperture is such to leave a patient's face substantially free of the sheet and the auxiliary apertures are such to cause a retaining strut to be formed by portions of the sheet between the main aperture and the auxiliary apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Vision RT Limited
    Inventors: Ivan D Meir, James O Turner