Including Restraining Means Patents (Class 5/647)
  • Patent number: 9648959
    Abstract: A single clasp leg pillow having a removably detachable extension. The single clasp leg pillow includes two bolsters, each having an outer surface and an inwardly directed terminal end, the terminal ends opposing one another to form a single leg clasp. A single thigh channel is defined by the two opposing bolsters and the leg clasp. A bridge having a bottom surface extends between the bolsters. The extension pillow includes an outer surface having a top portion arcuate in shape. The extension pillow further includes a sling configured to envelop the bridge to secure to bottom surface of the bridge to the top portion of the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Frydman
  • Patent number: 9320668
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surgical support debridement platform for extremities of a human or mammal to assist a physician in treating such extremity. The platform generally includes a body member. The body member includes a bottom end and at least one side wall. The body member defines an interior volume for temporarily containing fluid. In operation, the extremity is positioned upon an upper surface of the platform to facilitate the process of debridement and lavage of extremities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher T. Born
  • 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: 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: 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: 8356601
    Abstract: An arm stabilizer includes a stabilizer bar and one or more modular attachments that can be detachably secured to the stabilizer bar. A wrist support attachment can be secured to the distal end of the stabilizer bar. A reducer attachment can be secured to the stabilizer bar between the wrist support attachment and the proximal end of the stabilizer bar. The reducer attachment includes a telescoping post with a rest plate that provides a support for applying reduction force to the arm. The reducer attachment can be moved along the length of the stabilizer bar at various angular orientations. A removable wrist pad and a removable brace pad are also provided. In some embodiments stabilizer bar is pivotable about a base to allow the stabilizer bar with attachments to be pivoted away from the patient and repositioned at various points in space during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Alton Lee Hunter, Jr.
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20120110742
    Abstract: A kit of parts for supporting a subject on an operating table comprises head, arm, leg, foot and trunk support devices (5 to 9). The head support device (5) comprises a central support element (12) and a neck support element (17) for supporting the back of the head and neck, respectively, of the subject, and primary and secondary side members (22,23) for engaging and supporting the sides of the head and neck, respectively, of a subject. First and second platform engaging elements (20,21) extend downwardly from the central support element (12) for supporting the central support element (12) spaced apart above the operating table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: VASOCARE PATENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael John Lawler, Noel Anthony Muldowney
  • Patent number: 8151388
    Abstract: A patient transport device for transporting a patient secured to a secured area thereof may include a first restraint arm disposed about a first longitudinal side of the secured area and a second restraint arm disposed about a second longitudinal side of the secured area opposite the first longitudinal side of the secured area. A head-cage restraint arm may further be disposed about a third leading end of the secured area between the first and second longitudinal sides of the secured area. The first restraint arm, the second restraint arm and the head-cage restraint arm may be operable to transition between an open configuration and a restrained configuration relative to the secured area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. West, III
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110231998
    Abstract: A method and device for securing arms an infant. The device includes: an elongate piece of material with vertical and horizontal axes; a right wing having a right fastener at a distal right end, the right fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the back side of the material; a left wing having (i) a left fastener part at a distal left end, the left fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the front side of the material; a sleeve attaching component attached on the front side of the material and located at an intersection of the axes, the sleeve attaching component including a pair of sleeves symmetrically disposed about the vertical axis, the pair of sleeves including a right sleeve and a left sleeve, the sleeves disposed and configured to respectively retain right and left arms of the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Craig Alan Buckson
  • Patent number: 7986988
    Abstract: A reference height calibration procedure obtains a reference error value, which can be used to adjust a height calibration parameter for registering the fields of view (FOVs) of the modules of a multi-modality medical imaging system such as a SPECT-CT imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray S. Xu, Robert Peter Hurley, III, James T. Chapman
  • Patent number: 7640610
    Abstract: A support for use with the upper extremity of a patient is disclosed. An upper extremity support including a wedge for supporting the upper extremity is provided. The upper extremity support may include a block for supporting the wedge. The upper extremity support may also include straps and may define apertures and grooves for fastening and positioning the upper extremity in relation to the upper extremity support, the patient or another support. The upper extremity support may position the upper extremity in a substantially scaption position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Lante Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry Mervar
  • Patent number: 7634828
    Abstract: A surgical arm pillow for use with an operating table and associated arm board supports at least one of a patient's laterally positioned arms and the associated shoulder when the patient is lying in a lateral position on the operating table. The surgical arm pillow is made from a resilient foam body that has a top edge and a bottom edge wherein the top edge defines a top arm support channel for receiving and supporting the top arm of the patient and the bottom edge defines a bottom arm channel for receiving the bottom arm the patient. The top arm support channel and the bottom arm channel are vertically spaced one from the other by a distance approximately equal to the width of the shoulders of a human torso at an end of the resilient foam body located most proximate to the patient. Further, the top arm support channel diverges from said bottom arm channel toward an end of the resilient foam body opposite from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventor: Basim Elhabashy
  • Patent number: 7536735
    Abstract: A system configured to ensure a sleeping person remains in a desired position. The system includes a head pillow and a leg pillow. The head pillow includes a locating area configured to receive a portion of the head of the sleeping person. In addition, the head pillow includes a receiving area configured to receive a portion of an arm of the sleeping person. The leg pillow includes a receiving area configured to receive a portion of the leg of a sleeping person. The leg pillow is generally located between the legs of the person and maintains the legs in a substantially parallel and spaced relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Sharon P. Stump
  • Publication number: 20090031499
    Abstract: A support for use with the upper extremity of a patient is disclosed. An upper extremity support including a wedge for supporting the upper extremity is provided. The upper extremity support may include a block for supporting the wedge. The upper extremity support may also include straps and may define apertures and grooves for fastening and positioning the upper extremity in relation to the upper extremity support, the patient or another support. The upper extremity support may position the upper extremity in a substantially scaption position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Perry Mervar
  • Publication number: 20080028530
    Abstract: A pillow has two bodies, a connector and a fastener. Each body has an inner surface, an outer surface, a distal end, a proximal end and an internal space. The connector combines the proximal ends of the bodies. The fastener is mounted on and selectively fastens the distal ends of the bodies together. When a user takes a nap, the user can attach the bodies to his arm by the fastener and pillow his head on the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Kuang-Tsai Hao
  • Patent number: 7143458
    Abstract: The arm of a patient undergoing wrist arthroscopy or other procedures that involve traction on the forearm, wrist or hand in a vertical position is immobilized in a device containing a stabilizing arch that can be readily secured to an arm board. The device offers multiple degrees of freedom to accommodate arm boards of different widths and heights, and secures the arm of the patient without attaching anything to the arm that might affect the circulation to the involved extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: Robert R. Slater, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6859965
    Abstract: A tension relieving apparatus for the arms and neck which combines a generally oblong shaped pillow with first and second ends having attached connecting members which are further attached to first and second resiliently tensioned arm supporting members. The interior portion of the pillow is at least partially filled with a cushioning material conformable to the shape of a portion of the human neck. The arm supporting members allow insertion therethrough of human wrists and forearms and once so inserted generally sustain the forearms at a right angle to the upper arm. Via downward pressure on one or more of the arm members, compensating tension is applied to the neck affording the wearer simultaneous neck support and gravity negating ability to maintain one or more arms in a preferred position for typing activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Cynthia R. Gourd
  • Patent number: 6463608
    Abstract: An arm-supporting and hand-warming multipurpose pillow system having a pocket defined between an outer surface of the main pillow body and an inner surface of a panel covering at least a portion of the main pillow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Kisses From Heaven
    Inventor: Peggy Michelle Moe
  • Patent number: 6154902
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for supporting a patient on a surface and stabilizing the patient's arm. The apparatus includes a rigid board and an arm support extendably attached to the rigid board. The apparatus further includes a rigid board support attached to the rigid board for supporting the rigid board from the surface a sufficient distance to allow the arm support to be extended from a first retracted position to a second extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Critical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Russillio, Joan Kirchofer, Rita Finley, Ann Stanchak, Michele LaBarre, Donna Dudek, Kathryn Healy, Karen Risberg
  • Patent number: 6026812
    Abstract: A lightweight, portable, positional limb support device having a limb supporter coupled to a base that supports the limb supporter. The combination contains at least one cam and a notched, load-bearing camming surface for each cam, so that the limb supporter can be adjusted in its longitudinal and vertical axes relative to the base, providing a limb support device that is capable of assuming a number of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Equip for Independence, Inc.
    Inventors: Walda B. Lipson, Carl Yurdin
  • Patent number: 5864902
    Abstract: An adjustable arm support for attachment to a medical stretcher for use in supporting in a fixed position the arm of a person sitting or lying on the stretcher. The arm support would attach to one of the side rails of a stretcher, attach equally well to the left and right sides of the stretcher, and be foldable against the side rail when not needed for use. Also, when the side rail of the stretcher is lowered, the arm support attached to it assumes an out-of-the-way position beneath the stretcher. A swivel unit and locking bolts would allow for adjustment of the height of the arm support, as well as its pitch and yaw movement. In the preferred embodiment hook and pile fasteners would be used to secure a person's arm to the arm support. Also, when the person leaves the stretcher, the arm support could be detached from the stretcher, while continually supporting the person's arm, and moved with the person for subsequent attachment to other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: Walter L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 5547463
    Abstract: A surgical hand support apparatus includes a support member having a supporting surface for supporting at least the hand of a patient, a finger restraining member moveable relative to the supporting surface to be positioned to engage the fingers of the patient and a thumb restraining member moveable relative to the supporting surface to be positioned to engage the thumb of the patient. A quick release mechanism is associated with the finger restraining member and the thumb restraining member to lock the respective members at predetermined positions relative to the supporting surface. The apparatus may also include a wrist restraining member to engage the patient's wrist. An instrument support member is associated with the wrist restraining member and is configured to support a surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Peter W. J. Hinchliffe, Dawn J. Pappalardo, Scott Larsen, Ian J. Tovey, Christopher McDonnell
  • Patent number: 5487395
    Abstract: A limb supporter apparatus supports a patient's elbow on support pegs that extend under the condyles of the humerus bone for positioning the ulna bone for bone testing. The ulna extends over the humerus and is positioned close to the skin for testing. The wrist is supported in the apparatus of the present invention between two vertical support pegs to secure the wrist in a vertical position and to prevent radial movement of the wrist. This apparatus properly positions the ulna above the humerus and allows for consistent, reproducible results during testing performed on a bone. The elbow and wrist supports extend from horizontal members which are supported by vertical support members. The vertical support members are positioned on a horizontal support member which is pivotally connected to a base member. The base member may be secured to a table by attachment bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Gait Scan, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Strowe
  • Patent number: 5441480
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying traction forces to the fingers of a patient during surgery comprising a traction box, the traction box having wires extending therefrom with their outboard ends connecting to finger traps, by means of an "S" hook, for holding the fingers of the patient and with their inboard ends extending to within the traction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Inventors: John P. Kane, Hector A. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 5418991
    Abstract: A therapeutic appliance includes an elongate central cushion, four elongate peripheral cushions and opposing seams for interconnecting sets of two of the peripheral cushions to each other and to opposing sides of the central cushion. In one embodiment, the central and peripheral cushions collectively form a generally X-shaped configuration when viewed in transverse cross-section. In another embodiment, the central cushion can be eliminated so that the axes of the peripheral cushions lie at the corners of a rectangle when viewed in transverse cross-section. Each of the peripheral cushions is preferably of cylindrical configuration so as to provide snug support of a limb of a patient therebetween and prevent slippage of the appliance away from the patient during sleep, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: Diana C. Shiflett
  • Patent number: 5343580
    Abstract: A self-contained shoulder indexing apparatus is for use during imaging of a shoulder joint of a patient, with the patient lying on an imaging table slidable into and out of a primary imaging coil. The self-contained shoulder indexing apparatus includes an index mechanism having an index member lockable in any selected one of a plurality of sequential index positions. Table attachment means connects the index mechanism with the table for sliding movement with the table. A cuff support member is connected with the index member for movement with the index member. A cuff supported on the cuff support member at a location remote from the index member for clamping onto the patient's arm. The cuff is connected with the support member for movement with the support member and with the index member and is lockable with the index member in any selected one of the plurality of sequential spaced index positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Apogee Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 5228457
    Abstract: A probe protector for protecting a heartbeat-synchronous pulse wave detecting probe set on a limb of a living subject, from contacting a medical staff attending to the subject on the side of the limb, the limb being supported on a support member having a side surface, the protector including (a) a flat portion adapted to be inserted between the support member, and a part of the limb on which part the detecting probe is set, the flat portion having a pair of opposite ends, (b) a protect portion extending from one of the opposite ends of the flat portion in a direction away from the flat portion, the protect portion protecting the detecting probe from contacting the medical staff, and (c) a stop portion extending from the one end of the flat portion in a direction opposite to the direction in which the protect portion extends, the stop portion being adapted to engage the side surface of the support member when the medical staff contacts the protect portion, so that the probe protector is prevented from being di
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Colin Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norio Kawamura
  • Patent number: 5136743
    Abstract: A device for positioning the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) for medical examination is described which comprises a platform sized to receive a forearm and hand of a subject, a pair of upright blocks mounted on the platform in spaced relationship to each other, each block having a plurality of slots therethrough, a post on the platform near one end thereof for gripping by the subject in substantially immobilizing the forearm against lengthwise movement along the platform during examination, and a pair of stabilizing posts adjustably mounted to each block for contacting corresponding sides of the forearm near the DRUJ and holding the forearm in preselected position for examination of the DRUJ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Miquel Pirela-Cruz