For Arm Or Hand Patents (Class 5/646)
  • Patent number: 9393455
    Abstract: A bed exercise device adapted to be mounted to a bed includes a rail with a plurality of openings there through by which exercise components can be mounted. First and second legs extend from opposite ends of the rail. The first and second legs attach at a first end of each of the first and second legs to the opposite ends of the rail and at a second end of each of the first and second legs to first and second brackets, respectively. The first and second brackets are adapted to attach to a frame of the bed. According to an alternative embodiment, a triangular frame is attached to the lower portion of the first and second legs to support an assembly of a rail, first and second arching portions, and first and second legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Stuck in Bed Fitness Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel M. Salamon, Yosef M. Salamon, Vladimir Feldman
  • Patent number: 9360951
    Abstract: A support device for supporting a hand and a wrist of a user includes a body having a hand support portion, a first raised support portion extending from the hand support portion, a second raised support portion spaced apart from the first raised support portion and extending from the hand support portion, and a recess defined at one end by the hand support portion and extending between the first and second raised support portions. The hand support portion is configured to extend across the hand of the user to support the hand. The first and second raised support portions are configured to engage opposing sides of the wrist of the user such that a mid portion of the wrist is suspended above the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Brian F. Moy, Motokimi Yono, Andrew A. Monteleone, Brad L. Schantz, Christopher H. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9121423
    Abstract: A multi-directional clamping device having a clamp body, a mounting block and a mounting slide is described herein. The clamp body has a first and second arm forming the C-shaped clamp body. The mounting block having a conical receptacle therein is attached to the clamp body such that the base of conical shape faces upward. The mounting slide has a conical slide for complementary engagement with the mounting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventors: Gary L. Sharpe, Brian Dutro
  • Patent number: 8997285
    Abstract: A head rest (10) comprises a curved sheet member (12) having an upper surface (14), a lower surface (16), and front and rear ends (18, 20), wherein the upper surface (14) comprises a generally forwardly facing portion (26) and a generally rearwardly facing portion (28), and wherein the generally forwardly facing portion (26) includes a first concave portion (34) for receiving the head of a user, the front and rear ends (18, 20) are configured for contact with a resting surface (38) and, between the front and rear ends (18, 20), the lower surface (16) defines a passageway (36) dimensioned to receive at least one arm of the user. The head rest has sufficient rigidity such that when the user's head is resting on the member (12), one or both arms of the user may be positioned in the passageway (36) in a manner that does not require the arm(s) to support the weight of the head. In this way, the head rest allows comfortable resting without loss of circulation in the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Moore
  • Patent number: 8984688
    Abstract: An inflatable resting pillow comprises two inflatable compartments, the lower compartment providing a base to support the attached upper compartment; both compartments being separately inflatable. The upper compartment provides an opening facing the user for receiving the user's head with a number of inner support surfaces providing lateral, longitudinal and vertical stability. The upper compartment also includes lateral passageways allowing air circulation to the implanted face of the user, and other passageways for the user's arms by which to keep the device in stable contact with the user's body and to also provide means for the user to rest on the forearms to provide a stable and comfortable resting position with the person's head and upper body leaning forward upon the upper compartment; the combination of support structures designed to render stable support of the reposing user while achieving and maintaining optimum spinal alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gateway Global Limited
    Inventor: Jimmy Arifino Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20150059097
    Abstract: A surgical table arm support assembly and surgical table therewith is provided. The assembly includes a mount bracket and an upright support member operably attached to the mount bracket. A lateral support member is operably attached to the upright support member. The lateral support member is selectively movable about 3 axes. An arm support member is operably attached to the lateral support member. The arm support member is selectively movable about 3-axes. The arm support member can be precisely positioned and releasably fixed in the desired position to best assure the patient's arm, which is releasably fixed to the arm support member, is properly supported and located over the course of a lengthy surgical procedure to minimize the risk of trauma resulting from the arm being supported in a rearward extending, elevated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Greg Weaver, James H. Niedzielski
  • Patent number: 8931127
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a Compartmented Cushioning Device and Method offering one or more cool or warm feeling compartments, formed between or surrounded by one or more components, with each component, including filler material encased in surface material. The presence of one or more compartment openings provide access to the one or more compartments; whereby a user has multiple options when placing all or part of one or more of their fingers, hands, wrists, or arms into either the same or separate compartments to cushion, insulate, or protect them; while in addition, allowing the user to cushion, insulate, or protect, as well as support, adjust, or precisely position their head, face, or other parts of their body. An assortment of configurations, ranging from soft to firm, can be designed in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes, for a wide variety of uses: indoors, outdoors, or in vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Moses
  • Publication number: 20140366274
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing therapeutic treatment for symptoms associated with GERD and/or other digestive disorders and/or other medical conditions are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a support element and a conformable riser element adjacent the support element. The riser element and the support element collectively form a body support member configured to support a user and define a receiving portion configured to receive a portion of the users arm. The riser element and the support element are each disposed within a casing formed at least in part with a stretch material. In some embodiments, the riser element includes a polyester filler material and the stretch material includes a four-way stretch material. The four-way stretch material in combination with the polyester filler material enables the riser element to be conformable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Amenity Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Melcher, Aaron Clark, Clint Erickson
  • Patent number: 8910330
    Abstract: A pillow of embodiments of the disclosed technology has a top side and bottom side. The bottom side has a front support at the front, and back portion extending along the length of the back. The front support and back portion are adapted to touch a surface on which they rest, leaving a cavity between the back portion all the way to the front of the pillow, excluding the front support. As such, the pillow is almost entirely open at the front, the only portion at the front lacking an opening is for the centrally located front support. Two such pillows may be placed together, allowing one to extend his/her arm into the cavity and under an adjacent pillow for comfort when lying next to another person, one person resting on the first pillow, and another on the second pillow, with an arm of one person under both pillows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: EZ Cuddle, LLC
    Inventor: Suvin Malik
  • Patent number: 8887334
    Abstract: A securable pillow can include a pillow having a top surface, bottom surface, and a filler material encased therein, and one or more bi-stable spring fastening mechanisms. The bi-stable spring fastening mechanisms can be attached to the bottom surface of the pillow. Activation of the bi-stable spring fastening mechanisms can substantially couple the pillow to the appendage of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Schneidau, Heather Prattas
  • Patent number: 8875329
    Abstract: An arm tucking device for use with an operating room table. The arm tucking device includes a structural member and an elongate arm support member that is pivotally attached to the structural member. An angular locking mechanism adjustably fixes the angle between the arm support member and the structural member. The arm support member can be rotated toward the table from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: David Julian Gomez
  • Patent number: 8839472
    Abstract: A combination sleeve/glove pillow allows extra comfort for arm sleepers and in situations like workbreaks or unusual sleeping quarters. A padded cylindrical pillow material between 1 and 3 cm thick and between 20 to 30 cm long is covered with cloth, allowing an arm to slide through. The cylindrical section is then attach to an upper and lower hand portion, each of which include pillow material covered with cloth, and attached to each other. The pillow provides comfort under multiple scenarios while allow the user free hand movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Resting Concepts LLC
    Inventor: George Ferrell
  • Patent number: 8819879
    Abstract: A therapeutic treatment table comprises a frame and a treatment platform that is mounted on the frame and adapted to support at least a portion of the body of a patient. A preferred treatment table also includes an arm support section which is mounted on the frame. The arm support section comprises an arm support that is moveable by a patient on the table independently of the treatment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Encore Medical Asset Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Day, Ken Bolam, Jeff Powe, Rainer Teufel
  • Patent number: 8806684
    Abstract: A pillow device for supporting a person's head without compression of nerves or arteries includes a main section having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a perimeter edge coupled to and extending between the top surface and the bottom surface. A projection extends from the perimeter edge of the main section. The projection is substantially T-shaped having a distal section relative to the main section and a connection section coupled to and extending between the distal section and the perimeter edge. Each of a pair of opposed end sections of the distal section of the projection is configured for positioning under an arm of a user when a head of the user is supported by the main section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra E. Ortega, Douglas J. Wade
  • Patent number: 8806685
    Abstract: An axillary support device is provided for decompressing the axilla (armpit) and associated structures in a sidelying position. A thoracic cushion provides firm axillary support to a user at the level of the mid to upper thorax, distal to the axilla. A head cushion connected to the thoracic cushion supports the user's head and may maintain a neutral cervical spine alignment position. A connector connecting the cushions creates a valley to receive an upper arm of the user. A back support may be used to maintain the sidelying position. An inflatable bladder may be used to adjust the axillary support device in order to appropriately relieve pressure on the user's axilla and associated structures. With the axillary support device, the upper arm of the user is relatively free to extend perpendicularly in front of the body in the sidelying position with reduced stress on the lateral shoulder and axilla.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Axillan Corporation
    Inventor: James Karlson
  • Patent number: 8782832
    Abstract: An approach is provided for patient positioning. A patient is arranged on a table having a positioning assembly coupled thereto, the positioning assembly including a plurality of spatially configurable members. A spatial configuration of at least one of the plurality of spatially configurable members is arranged to support the patient in a multipoint bending position during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: New York Society for the Ruptured and Crippled Maintaining the Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Arkady Blyakher, John Denneen, Howard J. Hillstrom, Andrew Phillip Kraszewski, Mark William Lenhoff, Roger Franklin Widmann, Helene Pavlov, Edward T. White, Mary Campolongo
  • Publication number: 20140173829
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing therapeutic treatment for symptoms associated with GERD and/or other digestive disorders and/or other medical conditions are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a support element that has a first end portion and a second end portion and a top surface disposed at an angle relative to a bottom surface of the support element. The second end portion has a height greater than the first end portion. A riser element is configured to be coupled proximate to the second end portion of the support element. A body element is configured to be disposed on at least one of the support element or the riser element. The body element has a first arm and a second arm connected together by an arc portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Amenity Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Melcher, Aaron Clark, Clint Erickson
  • Patent number: 8732876
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a deck, and an upper body support assembly. The deck is coupled to the frame and configured to support a person. The deck includes a first section and a second section. The first section is configured to pivot between a first angular orientation and a second angular orientation with respect to the frame. The person is in a supine position when the first section is in the first angular orientation and is moved to a sitting position when the first section is moved to the second angular orientation. The upper body support assembly is movably coupled to the frame and includes a torso support. The torso support is configured to support a portion of the person's torso when the person is in a forward-leaning posture in the sitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Lachenbruch, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Rachel Williamson
  • Patent number: 8667969
    Abstract: A foam positioner device utilized for maintaining resting limb positioning, hand shape and strength therapies, and other modality therapies. Said device, by means of an integrated strap slot base, incorporates a generic strap which wraps around furnishings such as pillows, recliner footrests, beds, chairs, and various medical apparatus exclusively and does not attach to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: David Bruce Tannahill, Kristi Lynn Tannahill
  • Patent number: 8601623
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure including a body anchoring portion placeable atop an operating table, chest straps, support base straps, upper arm straps, wrist straps, a substrate backing substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In use, the body anchoring portion is positioned under the patient's torso with a portion of the substrate backing wrapped over each of the patient's arms while the chest straps are brought over the patient's shoulders and criss-crossed over the patient's chest and secured on an opposing side rail. The upper arm and wrist straps are brought from underneath the patient's torso and wrapped over the patient's arms. The support base straps are placed through a break of the operating table and brought around the support base and secured to each other to prevent the patient from sliding in the Trendelenburg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8590080
    Abstract: An arm rest bed attachment assembly supports an arm of a person while in bed. The assembly includes a support post and a cushion coupled to the support post. The cushion is configured for supporting an arm of a person while in bed. A support bracket is selectively insertable under a mattress on a bed. The support bracket is coupled to and extends from the support post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Larry M. Staresinic
  • Patent number: 8578936
    Abstract: In order to improve a support (2) for supporting a patient, particularly for surgical procedures in the shoulder region, said support comprising a substantially flat body part (4) and a bowl-shaped head part, said body part (4) comprising a back part (6) and a thorax part (8) tapered in relation thereto, the head part (10) being disposed on said thorax part by means of a transitional region, with the thorax part (8) and the transitional region sloping upwards such that the head part (10) is higher than the back part (6), and with said head part being adapted to the human profile and comprising a removable, inflatable support for adapting the position of the patient to the current positional or treatment requirements, the invention proposes that the transitional region be designed as neck part (12) and also be adapted to the human profile, comprising a removable, inflatable support for adapting the position of the patient to the current positional or treatment requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Samarit Medical AG
    Inventor: Willi Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8572781
    Abstract: A device and method for elevating and supporting a patient's extremity to facilitate convenient examination and treatment of the extremity. The device includes a base, longitudinally-spaced upstanding support members extending upwardly from the base, and extremity securing mechanisms mounted to the upstanding support members upon which a patient's extremity can be positioned. The method generally includes extending a patient's extremity longitudinally across the extremity securing mechanisms and bringing the extremity to rest thereon. Caregivers and surgical teams are thus provided with access to the full circumference of the portion of the patient's extremity that extends between the extremity securing mechanisms. Several embodiments of the device incorporate means for assisting in the lifting of a patient's extremity to a desired height, including hydraulic rams, levers, and inflatable bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Ohio State University
    Inventors: Richard E. Schlanger, Patsy E. Martinsek
  • Patent number: 8539622
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure is provided. The patient positioner includes a generally rectangular body anchoring portion having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, placeable atop an operating table. There are a pair of spaced apart chest straps, a pair of spaced apart table straps, a pair of upper arm straps, and a pair of wrist straps. There is a generally rectangular substrate backing having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8539623
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure is provided. The patient positioner includes a generally rectangular body anchoring portion having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, placeable atop an operating table, a pair of spaced apart chest straps, a pair of spaced apart table straps, a pair of upper arm straps, and a pair of wrist straps. There is a generally rectangular substrate backing having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In use, the table straps are placed through a break of the operating table and secured to the head end of the operating table to prevent the patient from sliding toward the head end of the operating table in the Trendelenburg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8539621
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure is provided. The patient positioner includes a generally rectangular body anchoring portion having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, placeable atop an operating table. There are a pair of spaced apart chest straps, a pair of spaced apart support base straps, a pair of upper arm straps, and a pair of wrist straps. There is a generally rectangular substrate backing having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In one embodiment, an extender strap is further provided to facilitate securement of the support base straps to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8510882
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an anatomical positioner on a patient care platform includes a clamping mechanism for allowing an operator to quickly and securely join the apparatus to the patient care platform. Guide rails are joined to the clamping mechanism. The guide rails extend away from the patient care platform. Slides slidably join to the guide rails to allow the operator to position the anatomical positioner to impart a force on a patient on the patient care platform. The slides include brakes for at least stopping movement in a direction away from the patient care platform, and brake releases for releasing the brakes. Supports join to the slides for supporting the anatomical positioner. The supports have restraints for allowing the operator to quickly secure and adjust the anatomical positioner, whereby the anatomical positioner is positioned by the operator to impart the force on the patient and locked in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Campagna, Jonathan S. Citow
  • Patent number: 8484783
    Abstract: An axillary support device is provided for decompressing the axilla (armpit) and associated structures in a sidelying position. A thoracic cushion provides firm axillary support to a user at the level of the mid to upper thorax, distal to the axilla. A head cushion connected to the thoracic cushion supports the user's head and may maintain a neutral cervical spine alignment position. A connector connecting the cushions creates a valley to receive an upper arm of the user. A back support may be used to maintain the sidelying position. An inflatable bladder may be used to adjust the axillary support device in order to appropriately relieve pressure on the user's axilla and associated structures. With the axillary support device, the upper arm of the user is relatively free to extend perpendicularly in front of the body in the sidelying position with reduced stress on the lateral shoulder and axilla.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Axillan Corporation
    Inventor: James Karlson
  • Patent number: 8418295
    Abstract: A nursing pillow system for providing support to one or more children during breastfeeding or bottle feeding. The system preferably includes a cover-up which provides privacy during feeding. The cover-up may be removably attached and stored in an integrated pocket in the nursing pillow system. Other features, such as a bolster, belt, back pillow, elastic bands, and pockets may be included to increase the comfort and utility of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Double Blessings, Inc.
    Inventor: Sandra Clark
  • Publication number: 20130025060
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a pillow with a pocket in which the hand can be inserted into the pocket, as well as related methods of manufacturing such a pillow. In embodiment, such a pillow may comprise a first side of said pillow, where the first side comprises a first outer layer and a first inner layer, and a first filling material located between the first outer and inner layers. In such an embodiment, the pillow may also comprise a second side having a second outer layer and a second inner layer, and having a second filling material located between the second outer and inner layers. Moreover, in such embodiments, said first side and said second side are attached to each other along at least a portion of their corresponding edges to create a pocket between the first and second sides. With the addition of a pocket, the pillow does not slide off or roll off the person's hand when resting or sleeping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: BEAR IN MIND COMPANY
    Inventors: James Troy Shull, Matthew Curry Shull
  • Publication number: 20120311787
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for customization of flow characteristics of a support using permanent and controlled evacuation of interstitial gas during the manufacturing process. The flow characteristics can be customized to provide a stiffer or less stiff support by a comparative degree. The flow characteristics can be permanently changed. The support includes a bladder filled with a fluidized particulate material. The medium of the fluidized particulate material includes interstitial spaces. A predetermined amount of gas can be removed to provide a support having a desired specific support characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: William Purdy, Robert Purdy
  • Patent number: 8322342
    Abstract: A limb positioner includes a multi-axis positioner, a lock supporting the multi-axis positioner, and a limb support. The multi-axis positioner includes a variable resistance locking mechanism adjustable to vary the resistance of each axis to movement, the multi-axis positioner including a first pivot pivotable about a first axis. The limb support is supported by the multi-axis positioner and includes a frame configured to support a limb such that a joint of the limb is indexed to the first pivot for movement of the limb about the joint. The limb support includes disposable dressing positioned on the first and second extensions, the disposable dressing including a plurality of flexible restraints for securing the limb of a patient to the limb support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Orlando Soto, Dustin T. Libby, Thomas K. Skripps
  • Patent number: 8291534
    Abstract: An axillary support device is provided for decompressing the axilla (armpit) and associated structures in a sidelying position. A thoracic cushion provides firm axillary support to a user at the level of the mid to upper thorax, distal to the axilla. A head cushion connected to the thoracic cushion supports the user's head and may maintain a neutral cervical spine alignment position. A connector connecting the cushions creates a valley to receive an upper arm of the user. A back support may be used to maintain the sidelying position. An inflatable bladder may be used to adjust the axillary support device in order to appropriately relieve pressure on the user's axilla and associated structures. With the axillary support device, the upper arm of the user is relatively free to extend perpendicularly in front of the body in the sidelying position with reduced stress on the lateral shoulder and axilla.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Axillan Corporation
    Inventor: James Karlson
  • Patent number: 8286285
    Abstract: The orthopedic support pillow is for use by a patient having a retained arm while the patient is lying in a generally prone position sideways on a resting surface. The orthopedic support pillow comprises two side surfaces, the two side surfaces opposing each other, and a bracing surface. The second side surface accommodates the retained arm of the patient and is at least as wide as the ailing forearm of the patient. The bracing surface is disposed between the two side surfaces, and has a generally concave shape. The abdominal section of the patient abuts against the bracing surface of the orthopedic support pillow when the patient is lying in the prone position sideways. The orthopedic support pillow provides stability and support to the retained arm in an elevated position while the patient is in the generally prone position on the resting surface. The orthopedic support pillow includes a strap or pocket positioned for retaining the hand of retained arm of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Sheila J. Mahler
  • Patent number: 8256049
    Abstract: A kit of interactive soft-bodied components for sleep enhancement of a seated person includes a sling member having finger-accommodating pockets which enable the sling member to embrace the user's cheeks and chin when the user's forearms are upwardly raised from bent elbows, and an elbow accommodating member having an elongated central region with extremities having cushioned elbow receiving pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Michael D. Sinks
  • Patent number: 8214951
    Abstract: A soft arm support and protection device for use during a medical procedure when a patient is lying supine or prone. The device may be made from a soft neoprene material which is positioned under the patient's body. Enveloping leaves of material wrap from above and below the arm to afford complete and even support. The mating surfaces of the leaves are fitted with wide fastening material to allow secure fixation of the arm without pressure points. The dimensions allow for protected and stable vascular access sites with the option of adding additional foam padding about such sites and to vulnerable nerves and bones. The device also allows for radiologic imaging and can be quickly undone in an emergency for rapid access. The device is made of material which is hypoallergenic and durable. It can be manufactured in either a disposable or reusable version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Alex G. Batta
  • Patent number: 8205283
    Abstract: A travel face pillow provides a portable soft cushion for resting while supporting the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Steven A Russell
  • Publication number: 20120131751
    Abstract: The orthopedic support pillow is for use by a patient having a retained arm while the patient is lying in a generally prone position sideways on a resting surface. The orthopedic support pillow comprises two side surfaces, the two side surfaces opposing each other, and a bracing surface. The second side surface accommodates the retained arm of the patient and is at least as wide as the ailing forearm of the patient. The bracing surface is disposed between the two side surfaces, and has a generally concave shape. The abdominal section of the patient abuts against the bracing surface of the orthopedic support pillow when the patient is lying in the prone position sideways. The orthopedic support pillow provides stability and support to the retained arm in an elevated position while the patient is in the generally prone position on the resting surface. The orthopedic support pillow includes a strap or pocket positioned for retaining the hand of retained arm of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Sheila J. Mahler
  • Patent number: 8181918
    Abstract: A device for supporting a flexible hose extending between an individual and a stationary base unit nearby, is disclosed. The support device flexibly supports the hose generally above the individual yet readily accommodates movement by the individual while maintaining communication between the individual and the base unit through the hose. The device is particularly adapted for use by individuals suffering from sleep apnea and who use units to assist in breathing while sleeping or resting. The device can be easily placed into one or more configurations so that it is hidden from view or transportable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: John Edwin McCloud
  • Patent number: 8156587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding device for supporting the hands of a patient resting on an examination couch. In accordance with the invention, the holding device for supporting the hands of a patient resting on an examination couch comprises gripping zones which are distanced from one another, said gripping zones each being grippable with a hand of the patient, with the holding device being moveable independently of further devices surrounding the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Gagneur, Volker Schmidt, Robert Wirth
  • Patent number: 8109273
    Abstract: A shoulder immobilizer (20) includes a semi-rigid or rigid orthosis, in the form of an arm support (22), which supports the upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrist of a patient. A bolster (24) is positioned between the patient and the arm support (22). A body strap (26) extends around the patient and attaches to the arm support (22) and/or the bolster (24), holding the arm support and bolster in position against the body of the patient. In embodiments, the shoulder immobilizer (20) may utilize a shoulder strap (28), but such a shoulder strap is not necessary for shoulder immobilization of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Cradle Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Golden, Nathaniel Cohen, Ronald Joseph
  • Patent number: 8069515
    Abstract: An orthopedic pillow for supporting a user is disclosed. The user has a head and a torso. The pillow comprises a head rest for supporting the head of the user and a wedge-shaped portion having a tapered surface. The wedge-shaped portion is attached to and extends away from the head rest. The tapered surface of the wedge-shaped portion supports portions of the torso of the user. The wedge-shaped portion has a shoulder recess depressed from the tapered surface to receive a shoulder of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Craig Tingey
  • Patent number: 8043241
    Abstract: A support system for surgical patients, a convertible support for surgical patients, and a method for providing a convertible support for surgical patients is provided. The support system includes an arm cradle adapted to hold an arm of a patient at an angle when the patient is in a supine position and a side bolster adapted to be positioned against a side of a patient opposite the arm cradle. The side bolster is adapted to stabilize the patient in the supine position. The arm cradle is adapted to hold an arm of a patient at an angle conducive to recovery from shoulder surgery when the patient is in a supine position. The arm cradle is also adapted to be worn as a sling when the patient is ambulatory. The arm cradle, side bolster, and an optional head support may be secured to a mat in a temporary manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: G Force Braces, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Goumas
  • Patent number: 8028702
    Abstract: An arm support and positioning assembly is provided that includes a vertical member, an engagement member and a horizontal member having one end engaged with the vertical member through a ball joint assembly and the other end affixed with the engagement member through a wedge lock. The engagement member receives and retains a patient's arm support during the surgical or medical procedures. The vertical member is attached to the clamp support assembly affixed with the operating table. The ball joint assembly includes a first hinge plate, a second hinge plate, and a ball joint having an elongated ball neck on one end and a spherical ball on other end. The ball shape end allows the horizontal member to rotate at a varied angular position with respect to the vertical member thereby providing a greater degree of adjustability to the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Patent number: 8001635
    Abstract: An arm protection apparatus for a patient's arms when the patient is in a prone or supine position. An injured party who is unable to voice complaints of pain or pressure may be positioned on an operating table or on a stretcher. The patient may be unconscious. There is a risk of injury to a patient's arm unless the patient's arm is secured in a safe positioned and cushioned from outside pressure. The arm protection apparatus involves a central pad, which is positioned under a patient's body. Sections come off the central pad, which may be positioned around a patient's arm. Ordinarily, a patient's upper arm and lower arm will both be contained within separate sections that are attached to the central portion of the pad. The pad will be constructed of a soft foam-like material, which is radiolucent and easily folded or cut as need be. The pad will ordinarily be disposable and discarded after one use and can be packaged and stored in a sterile container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Forrest Humbles
  • Publication number: 20110010862
    Abstract: A tubular wrap is provided for enclosing the outside surfaces of a folded flat pillow. The tubular wrap includes a tubular body formed of a soft and resilient material with a central tunnel passing through longitudinally. The fabric tube has an opening on both ends. The tube surrounds the body of the folded pillow by passing through the central tunnel and bringing each end of the pillow to meet each end of the pillowcase, so that the pillowcase embodies the folded pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: PILLOWWRAPS INC.
    Inventor: Michael Earl Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7832035
    Abstract: A surgical arm rest or leg rest for supporting a patient's limb has concave tray or trough supported on a post member that extends downward. An elongated rod member situated below the tray with clamp member adjustably supports the post of the tray. A clamp member permits the rotation angle and tilt angle of the support post to be adjusted. An L-shaped support arm has a vertical arm portion adapted to be received into a support clamp mounted on the surgical table, and a horizontal arm that holds a sleeve member which supports the rod member. A locking lever on the sleeve member locks the rod member in place in the sleeve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen L. Walczyk
  • Patent number: 7805789
    Abstract: An apparatus to assist users in getting in and out of bed is herein disclosed, comprising a handle assembly approximately three (3) feet long and positioned in a horizontal configuration along the frame of the bed. During use, it pivots upward to a vertical configuration at the midpoint of the side of the bed by use of a spring-loaded pivot point. A small release button at the top of the handle allows it to move from its horizontal position to its vertical position and back again. Thus it can aid someone in getting in or out of bed, yet fold away so as to not be noticeable under a bed spread or comforter when not in use. The apparatus is viewed as being ideal for those who may be suffering from back pain or who are unable to lie down or get up without assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Ronald Dean
  • Patent number: 7774879
    Abstract: An accessory for a patient's use during a medical procedure is disclosed. The accessory includes a pillow that has an inner material and an outer material. The pillow includes a head support, at least one shoulder support and at least one hand support. The head support has a right side, a left side and a top side. The shoulder support is disposed adjacent the right side and/or the left side of the head support. The hand support is disposed adjacent the top side of the head support. The inner material of the pillow is made of a substantially rigid material. The outer material of the pillow is made of a substantially soft material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ansgar Graw
  • Patent number: 7730565
    Abstract: An apparatus has segments connected end-to-end so as to form a flexible tube, a base connected to a first segment of the segments, a clamp connected to the base for mounting the base, and a tensioning mechanism for tensioning the segments. A scope adapter can be connected to a last segment of the plurality of segments. An extremity adapter can be connected to a last segment of the plurality of segments. The clamp can mount the base to a mayo stand of a multi-purpose gurney. The clamp can also mount the base to a rail of a multi-purpose gurney.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Marcos V. Masson