Kinesitherapy Patents (Class 601/1)
  • Patent number: 10292860
    Abstract: A device and method used to help reduce aches and pains to joints, muscles, and other body parts; helps to relieve swelling; provide support to joints and muscles. Comprising of a plurality of ridges 120 affixed to a flexible thermal sheet 110. Said ridges 120 produce an acupressure-like massage effect and the flexible thermal sheet 110 absorbs and reradiates heat between the device and skin producing a self-heating effect. The device can be sized for a particular application. A user places the device against his or her body part and device is held in place by a method of user's choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Richard W. Bush
  • Patent number: 10166411
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods and systems for ultrasound treatment of tissue are provided. Accordingly, a method can include locating an implant in a site in a body, directing a medicant to at least one of the implant and the site, directing ultrasound energy to the site, and accelerating healing of the implant and/or native tissue at the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Michael H. Slayton
  • Patent number: 9877892
    Abstract: A system and method for directing vibrational oscillating sonic waves toward a target tissue in the body of a person, to thereby influence a phenotypic differentiation of the target tissue at a cellular level, requires the use of an epidermal or implantable patch. Mounted on the patch is a sonic generator for generating sonic energy that entrains cellular functions of the target tissue for a desired phenotypic response. Also included is a unit for titrating the target tissue to monitor for changes in an expression level of the target tissue resulting from phenotypic differentiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Strathspey Crown Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Edward Grant, Todd Mirzai, Matthew T. Case
  • Patent number: 9804418
    Abstract: This invention discloses a device comprising multiple functional layers formed on substrates, wherein at least one functional layer comprises an electrical energy source. In some embodiments, the present invention includes an insert for incorporation into ophthalmic lenses that has been formed by the stacking of multiple functionalized layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Daniel B. Otts, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 9713568
    Abstract: A suction cup on the end of a piston of a mechanical CPR device can be automatically attached to a patient's torso. The mechanical CPR device can extend the piston until a first position at which the suction cup comes into contact with the patient's torso. The piston can be further extended to cause air to be forced out from an area between the suction cup and the patient's torso until a first threshold is reached. The piston can be retracted until the suction cup is at the first position. The piston can be further retracted from the first position until a second threshold is exceeded. The piston can then be extended to a second point at which the second threshold is no longer exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Lars Anders Nilsson, Bjarne Madsen Härdig
  • Patent number: 9445882
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a vaginal device of an elastic material, the vaginal device comprising a longitudinal portion having a geometrical center line, an upper end and a lower end and which vaginal device is intended to be inserted securely fixated inside of a vagina, the upper end being the innermost of the vaginal device in the vagina during use, to support against the urethra, through the vaginal wall, to prevent urinary stress incontinence in a woman, wherein the vaginal device comprises at least one supporting portion protruding from the longitudinal portion and a reference member protruding from the longitudinal portion at the lower end, which reference member during use is fixated against the vaginal introitus, holding the vaginal device securely fixated inside of the vagina and ensuring the at least one supporting portion to support against the urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Invent Medic Sweden AB
    Inventors: Lars Henriksson, Jan Clarén
  • Patent number: 9358178
    Abstract: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation device includes a case having an extension portion extending therefrom. In operation, the user places the case across the chest of a person being given CPR, and presses the case into the person's chest, applying uniform force in according to a rhythm guided by audible and/or visual feedback. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation device includes a control circuit having a display screen, and a distance sensor apparatus operatively coupled to the control circuit. The distance sensor apparatus is carried by the extension portion which can be situated over the edge of the person, and provides a sensor signal to the control circuit in response to movement of the case. The display screen displays a distance and rate that the case has been moved during CPR, and both an audible sound and visual light are emitted each time the device is applied properly to the person receiving CPR. The device is automatically activated once a certain amount force is applied to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Brent F. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9012714
    Abstract: A wound treatment device comprises a wound surface contacting plug and a cover for covering the wound surface and the plug, wherein said plug consists of a flat textile isolating material comprising at least one first surface layer, one second surface layer and one intermediate space arranged between said surface layers. At least the first surface layer is provided with a biocompatible surface and a structure which enables a liquid to pass and prevents a wound tissue from growing in said structure. The intermediate space is provided with isolating threads elastically holding the first surface layer and the second surface layer at a certain distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Wilhelm Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 9011700
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for generating energized water molecules and administering same to a human or other biological subject. The system includes a humidifying apparatus, and excitation apparatus, and a control system. The system may further include a fluid management system to assist in the delivery of energized water molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: eng3 Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Eng, Bruce William Adams
  • Patent number: 8979776
    Abstract: A lithotripsy system capable of 3D tracking monitors the acoustic reflection from the stone in order to focus the shock wave on the stone regardless of shock wave displacement or stone movement. The tracking and focusing is based on a phased array concept, allowing the lithotripsy head to remain stationary and well coupled to the body. An alternate shock wave steering is based on refraction by a variable liquid wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Gelbart, Lindsay Machan
  • Publication number: 20150025299
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin. The system includes: a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator that emits electromagnetic pulses to the region of the patient's skin; and a deep tissue diathermy device that applies heat to the region of the patient's skin up to temperature T. The system simultaneously applies the heat and the PEMF to the region of a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Oded RON EDOUTE, Orit RON EDOUTE, Itzhak KREMIN, Vadim POLYAKOV
  • Patent number: 8915870
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating stretch marks through deep tissue tightening with ultrasound are provided. An exemplary method and system comprise a therapeutic ultrasound system configured for providing ultrasound treatment to a shallow tissue region, such as a region comprising an epidermis, a dermis and a deep dermis. In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, a therapeutic ultrasound system can be configured to achieve depth from 0 mm to 1 cm with a conformal selective deposition of ultrasound energy without damaging an intervening tissue in the range of frequencies from 2 to 50 MHz. In addition, a therapeutic ultrasound can also be configured in combination with ultrasound imaging or imaging/monitoring capabilities, either separately configured with imaging, therapy and monitoring systems or any level of integration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Peter G. Barthe, Michael H. Slayton, Inder Raj S. Makin
  • Patent number: 8845629
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers. In some embodiments, parameters of the neural fibers, of non-target tissue, or of the thermal energy delivery element, may be monitored via one or more sensors for controlling the thermally-induced neuromodulation. In some embodiments, protective elements may be provided to reduce a degree of thermal damage induced in the non-target tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Denise Demarais, Nicolas Zadno, Benjamin J. Clark, Erik Thai, Howard R. Levin, Mark Gelfand
  • Patent number: 8777858
    Abstract: Various methods and devices for minimally invasive treatment and prevention of conditions of the fascia are provided. In one aspect, a method includes providing an acoustic wave source effective to deliver a focused acoustic wave to a target site within a patient's body, and focusing an acoustic wave through a patient's skin such that at least one location in the patient's fascia is fenestrated in a desired pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Kirby Vosburgh, John A. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20140135660
    Abstract: A therapeutic method that indirectly reliefs localized pain on a human body utilizes the neural circuitry that links agonist muscles to antagonist muscles and utilizes the neural circuitry that cross-links the left side of the body to the right side of the body. First, a practitioner of this method identifies the painful region on the human body and locates the mirroring region on the human body across the mid-sagittal plane. The practitioner will then stimulate the mirroring region to remedy the painful region. Second, the practitioner locates the contralateral region to the painful region about its respective body part. The practitioner will then stimulate the contralateral region in order to remedy the painful region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Eric E. BERG
  • Patent number: 8622940
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein include CPR assisting devices. Certain embodiments pertain to a device that may be adhered to patient's chest to aid in active compression/decompression CPR. The device may be incorporated with the AED pad for implementation in conjunction with defibrillator machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jai P. Udassi, Arno L. Zaritsky, Ikram Haque, Sharda Udassi
  • Publication number: 20130345602
    Abstract: A therapy device includes a chair, a helmet, and a number of programmable relaxing processes carried out on a passive user. The helmet is pivotally connected to the chair and can provide music and an eye massage. The device also applies an automatic back massage. These relaxing processes, to relieve fatigue in a user, can be started and finished automatically and run for any selected period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: YONG-SHENG YANG
  • Patent number: 8574174
    Abstract: A soundhead of a treatment device is provided that enables a volume of tissue located beneath the soundhead to simultaneously receive ultrasound and light stimulation. According to one embodiment, the soundhead includes an ultrasound transducer, a light source, and a faceplate extending across a face of the transducer for providing a tissue contacting and ultrasound energy coupling surface of the soundhead. The faceplate is transparent or translucent to the light generated by the light source. Alternate embodiments including externally mounted light sources are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sonic Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Schafer, Brady Aller
  • Patent number: 8560041
    Abstract: A system and method for an improved biological interface system that processes multicellular signals of a patient and controls one or more devices is disclosed. The system includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing the control signal based on the multicellular signals. The system may include improved communication, self-diagnostics, and surgical insertion tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: BrainGate Co., LLC
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, Richard A. Van Wagenen, Christopher Smith, Christine Decaria, Almut Branner, Nephi Harvey
  • Patent number: 8551131
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of performing Soojichim acupuncture on oneself using a copy of the person's body. The method includes: making an instantaneous molding of any one of hand and foot of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; forming a copy of the body on the basis of the instantaneous molding; marking an acupoint location and a reference point on the body copy; drilling a hole into the marked acupoint location on the body copy; attaching the body copy based on the marked reference point closely onto the body of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; marking the acupoint location at a skin of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture through the drilled hole of the body copy; baring the body copy from the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture that the acupoint location is marked at the skin thereon; and performing Soojichim acupuncture through the drilled hole at the marked acupoint location of the body copy by the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Mi-Seon Song
  • Publication number: 20130245504
    Abstract: A method for treatment of pain, comprising locating the painful site in an animal or human body and applying the Touch-and-Hold and Stretch-and-Hold of The Precision Method with constant light touch precisely to the injured tissue at the site and holding still for a duration at the site, giving the body a signal so that the injured tissue at the site responds to the “touch” and softens during the duration of the “hold”, thus, effectively resolve pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Emerson M.F. Jou
  • Patent number: 8486001
    Abstract: A method of treating and ameliorating capsular contracture having the steps of providing ultrasound at or near the site of a breast implant, providing specific massage and/or physical manipulation the implant site, and providing a compression bandage at the implant site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Tim Weyant
  • Patent number: 8454540
    Abstract: An apparatus for lysing adipose tissue, the apparatus comprising a power source and a modulator assembly configured to supply modulated electrical power; an ultrasonic therapeutic transducer connected to the power source and modulator assembly and configured to convert the modulated electrical power to ultrasonic energy directed at a target volume in a region of a body containing adipose and non-adipose tissue, so as to selective generally lyse the adipose tissue and generally not lyse the non-adipose tissues; an ultrasonic imaging sub-system configured to identify changes in the target volume resulting from the ultrasonic energy; and a lipolysis control computer configured to control the power source and modulator assembly based on the changes identified by the ultrasonic imaging sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Yoram Eshel, Ilia Vitsnudel
  • Publication number: 20130096467
    Abstract: The present invention is a manual, medicine, therapy technique that provides a guide to evaluate soft tissue impairment and guidelines to treat muscle tension, muscle pain, soft tissue pain, trigger points, and tension headaches through stimulating the Golgi Tendon Organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8388557
    Abstract: A portable compression device for compressing at least a portion of a mammal's limb is provided. The portable compression device can use mechanical compression to apply an external pressure to the portion of the limb to thereby propagate blood flow return in the direction of the mammal's heart. In at least one embodiment, the portable compression device can accomplish this mechanical compression through the use of at least one frame, actuator, drum, and flexible elongate member. The actuator can move the drum between a first position and a second position. The flexible elongate member can be engaged with at least a portion of the drum and can at least partially circumscribe a portion of the limb of the mammal, such that the movement of the drum between the first and second positions can apply tension to the flexible elongate member to thereby apply a compressive force to the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Remo Moomiaie-Qajar, Jonathan L. Pearlman
  • Patent number: 8282581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasound treatment clamp. The ultrasound treatment clamp comprises ultrasound therapy applicators and handles connected to the ultrasound therapy applicators. The handles are clamp-shaped. The two ultrasound therapy applicators with their central axes overlapping each other are mounted face to face on the two clamps of the clamp-shaped handles respectively. A parallel moving mechanism for keeping the two ultrasound therapy applicators in parallel when moving along with clamps is connected between the two clamps. The present invention has a compact structure, a convenient operation, a low treatment cost, a capability of quickly causing a coagulative necrosis of the diseased part. Furthermore, the present invention has an abroad use in treating many kinds of diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Chongqing Haifu (Hifu) Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunliang Zhao, Aihua Mao, Guangyun Lei
  • Publication number: 20120226200
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods of stimulating tissue based upon filtering properties of the tissue. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods for stimulating tissue that involve analyzing at least one filtering property of a region of at least one tissue, and providing a dose of energy to the at least one region of tissue based upon results of the analyzing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HIGHLAND INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Wagner, Uri Tzvi Eden
  • Patent number: 8206326
    Abstract: A soundhead of a treatment device is provided that enables a volume of tissue located beneath the soundhead to simultaneously receive ultrasound and light stimulation. According to one embodiment, the soundhead includes an ultrasound transducer, a light source, and a faceplate extending across a face of the transducer for providing a tissue contacting and ultrasound energy coupling surface of the soundhead. The faceplate is transparent or translucent to the light generated by the light source. Alternate embodiments including externally mounted light sources are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Schafer, Brady Aller
  • Publication number: 20120150077
    Abstract: A method of relieving pain by manipulation of those parts of a body in order to direct pressurized blood to be brought into contact with ischemic nerves by intraneural facilitation comprising the steps of pressurizing blood vessels proximate to the pain source while performing one or more of the following: stretching the muscles, mobilizing the joints, tractioning the skin, distending the viscera, and distorting the vascular system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Mark R. Bussell
  • Publication number: 20120150076
    Abstract: The vibrator power control button is used to turn the device on/off and also has a seed controller, it also has for battery connectors, you will also need 4 triple aaa batteries for this device, It has more power as well as more seed control it has seed the can go high, medium, or low, and this device is also waterproof. Also it has a moving tube part, it is a air suction tube this helps the device operate better while moving. This device also has a suction cup you can also see were the air holes are located on each side, The air holes are made to fit the pearl tongue just right to receive a silky sensation. Also a more big and powerful motor that controls the entire vibrator from the suction cup to the air suction fan and also the vibrator. Here is a sketch of the button controls. They control the air suction fan, and vibrator. You also can switch to air suction fan to just vibrator. The high speed air suction fan can be used for the soft & sensual feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Wayne Clarvoe
  • Publication number: 20120109020
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods for modifying neural transmission patterns. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve noninvasively applying a first type of energy to a region of neural tissue, noninvasively applying a second type of energy to the region of tissue, such that the combined effect modifies a neural transmission pattern between cells of the neural tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: HIGHLAND INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Wagner, Uri Tzvi Eden
  • Publication number: 20120109017
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mechanical device for tissue-regeneration inside a patient, comprising means (2, 3) to place a scaffold for the tissue under mechanical stress. Said means comprise a first device-part (2) and a second device-part (3) which parts are arranged to be movable with respect to each other, and wherein the first device-part supports a first receptacle (4) and the second device-part supports a second receptacle (5), which receptacles both have open tops (6, 7) that are pointed towards each other so that both receptacles together define a confined area (8) for holding the scaffold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
    Inventors: Justus Laurens Herder, Eelko Maij, Patrick Hans Warnke
  • Patent number: 8133191
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatuses for the treatment of adipose tissue. The methods comprise application of ultrasound energy to a region of adipose tissue, and the apparatuses comprise at least one source of ultrasound energy configured to direct ultrasound energy through a skin surface into the subcutaneous adipose tissue. In one embodiment, a pressure gradient is created in the region generating relative movement between fat cell constituents having different densities. In another embodiment, a protrusion of skin and underlying adipose tissue containing is formed and ultrasound energy is radiated into the adipose tissue in the protrusion. In another embodiment, an RF electric field is generated inside a region of adipose tissue together with the ultrasound energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Syneron Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Avner Rosenberg, Shimon Eckhouse, Michael Kreindel
  • Publication number: 20110313262
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a continuous monitor of a patient's oxygenation and/or respiration coupled to a device configured to stimulate the patient's respiratory drive and/or summon medical assistance. In embodiments, there are provided systems, devices, and methods to assist in preventing patients from overdosing themselves with narcotics post-surgery. In embodiments, an apnea prevention device (APD) may utilize a commercially available pulse oximeter and/or a respiratory monitor to continuously monitor a patient's level of oxygenation/respiration. Should a patient develop respiratory depression or apnea and begin to desaturate, an APD may, using a proprietary method, trigger a sequence of staged responses to reverse worsening hypoxia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Mark K. Zornow
  • Publication number: 20110282248
    Abstract: A portable air pulse delivery device includes a housing and an air compressor having a motor disposed in the housing. The motor is operable at speeds between 1200 and 4800 rpm. The air compressor includes an air inlet and an air outlet. An untethered power source is disposed in the housing and is operably connected to the motor. An intake filter is disposed in the housing and is in fluid communication with the air inlet of the air compressor. An outlet port is coupled to the air outlet of the air compressor and is in communication with an exterior of the housing. A mouthpiece includes an inlet coupled to the outlet port and an outlet having a gas exit port. The air compressor is operative to produce an average gas flow rate of between about 2-3 L/min at the gas exit port at a pulsation frequency of between about 20 Hz to 80 Hz. A method for delivering air pulses to a mouth of a user is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: RUTH E. MARTIN, JULIE THEURER, MICHAEL NUTTALL, BRYAN FINLAY, BART NOWAK, JOHN ZEHR
  • Patent number: 8057391
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering HIFU energy may include a probe with a plurality of leaves that provide a bowl-shaped HIFU therapy transducer. In once case, pins may slide within grooves in the leaves to deploy the leaves. In another case, spines may be configured to slide in a channel defined in each leaf. In other cases, a spring or a shape memory alloy may be used to deploy the leaves. In another implementation, a probe may be fitted with a flexible material that couples the HIFU therapy transducer to the probe and allows the transducer to be drawn to the side of the probe for insertion. In another implementation, a probe may have one or more inflatable bladders that form the HIFU therapy transducer. In yet another implementation, a probe may have an imaging component and a HIFU therapy transducer disposed thereon that rotate, as a unit, about a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Mirabilis Medica, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lau, Shahram Vaezy, Alexander Lebedev, Michael J. Connolly
  • Publication number: 20110166481
    Abstract: A clamp mechanism for attachment to door frames or other support structures is provided. The clamp mechanism includes a face plate and a pair of side plates. The side plates have a series of holes for receiving a cam assembly, which is used to attach the clamp mechanism to a door frame through frictional engagement to the backside of the molding on the door frame. The face plate is adapted to receive removable inserts, which may include back scratching or massaging devices, as well as inserts for other types of uses. The clamping mechanism may be manufactured by injection molding, and the components may be assembled and disassembled without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CuDa Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: John Daniel Rhoad, Curtis Ray Bair, Roger Blaine Trivette
  • Publication number: 20110137219
    Abstract: A method for growing hair includes the steps of detecting a trigger point in proximity to the area for hair growth, reducing the trigger point in proximity to the area for hair growth, and massaging the area for hair growth. The step of massaging may include manual massaging and may include electronically massaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: William An
  • Publication number: 20110120567
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of differential air pressure systems and methods of using such systems. The differential air pressure system may comprise a chamber configured to receive a portion of a user's lower body and to create an air pressure differential upon the user's body. The differential air pressure system may further comprise a user seal that seal the pressure chamber to the user's body. The height of the user seal may be adjusted to accommodate users with various body heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: AlterG, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Kuehne, Mark A. Shughart, Sean T. Whalen, Douglas F. Schwandt, Robert T. Whalen
  • Patent number: 7938115
    Abstract: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation device that combines ventilation of a patient's lungs with chest compressions on the patient's sternum area. The device includes a self-inflating bag having an outlet port through which the content of the bag is forced when bag is compressed; target indicia on the bag to indicate the proper position of the bag on the patient's sternum area and to indicate the proper location on the bag for applying force to the top side thereof; a face mask for placement over the patient's mouth and nose; and a tube extending from the bag to the face mask. The device may include indicia for indicating the amount of pressure applied to the self-inflating bag, and a backboard including belt/motor structure for providing repeated and rapid chest compression and forced ventilation of the patient's lungs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: Darrell K. Thompson, Phyllis D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110071439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for management of brain and body functions and sensory perception. For example, the present invention provides systems and methods of sensory substitution and sensory enhancement (augmentation) using tactile stimulators implanted under the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: WICAB, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Bach-Y-Rita, Edward N. Fisher, Juana Esther Bach-Y-Rita
  • Publication number: 20110070206
    Abstract: We describe herein methods for applying physical stimuli to cells, including mesenchymal stem cells, in culture or in vivo. These methods can be applied in, and are expected to benefit subjects in, a great variety of circumstances that arise in the context of, for example, traumatic injury (including that induced by surgical procedures), wound healing (of the skin and other tissues), cancer therapies (e.g., chemotherapy or radiation therapy), tissue transplantation (e.g., bone marrow transplantation), and aging. More generally, the present methods apply where patients would benefit from an increase in the number of cells (e.g., stem cells) within a given tissue and, ex vivo, where it is desirable to increase the proliferation of cells (e.g., stem cells) for scientific study, inclusion in devices bearing cells (e.g., polymer or hydrogel-based implants), and administration to patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: The Research Foundation of State University Of New York
    Inventors: Clinton Rubin, Stefan Judex, Yen Kim Luu
  • Publication number: 20110054362
    Abstract: A massage apparatus and a massage method are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZENG-XI XIAO, TE-HUA LEE
  • Patent number: 7892799
    Abstract: A method for in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro regeneration of cartilage, collagen and bone remodeling by intermittently applied hydrostatic pressure consisting of repeated periods of applied hydrostatic pressure followed and interrupted by periods of recovery. The intermittent hydrostatic pressure is applied at physiological levels 5-10 MPA for an interval of 4 hours followed by a recovery period up to about 20 hours. The interval loading results in the selective inhibition of matrix degrading enzymes, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines that attract inflammatory cells into the joint cavity and in selective decrease of gene expression of growth factors that are inhibitory to type II collagen expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: Robert Lane Smith, Dennis R. Carter, David J. Schurman
  • Publication number: 20110034832
    Abstract: A shock wave applicator includes a shock wave generator and an asymmetrical reflector portion in a housing. Asymmetry of the reflector portion is combined with one or more wave generators to produce a variety of focal volumes and wave fronts for medical treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Iulian Cioanta, Christopher M. Cashman
  • Publication number: 20110034782
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide an apparatus for a body surface stimulation treatment capable of overcoming the uncertainty in the existing body surface stimulation therapy and exhibiting stable therapeutic effects. [Means for Solving Problems] An apparatus for a body surface stimulation treatment (10) which comprises a body surface stimulation unit (16) whereby the body surface of a patient is physically or chemically stimulated, a vital reaction quantitative evaluation unit (12) whereby the vital reaction of the patient is quantitatively evaluated, and a body surface stimulation regulation unit (14) whereby the stimulation properties imparted to the body surface tissues of the patient by the body surface stimulation unit (16) are regulated depending on the vital data obtained by the vital reaction quantitative evaluation unit (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIKIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Sugimachi, Atsunori Kamiya, Kenji Sunagawa
  • Publication number: 20110010842
    Abstract: A representative seat adjustment device includes a body, at least two extensions that are connected to the body, and attachment elements that are placed at the tip of the at least two extensions. The attachment elements attach to each other securing the at least two extensions together. The seat adjustment device further includes a cover that covers the body and the at least two extensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Quy That Ton
  • Patent number: 7850630
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting a person's head in a selected position includes a flexible shaft that will maintain its shape when reconfigured for enabling a person's head to be supported in a selected position and a first coupler attached to one end of the shaft for coupling a replaceable chinrest to the one end of the shaft in a releasable restraining engagement. The first coupler includes a protuberance that is shaped for fitting within a cavity of the replaceable chinrest. The first coupler is rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the shaft. A second coupler is attached to the other end of the shaft for coupling a replaceable support base to the other end of the shaft in a releasable restraining engagement. The second coupler includes a protuberance having a shape that is functionally equivalent to the shape of the protuberance of the first coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Dupaco, Inc.
    Inventors: An Binh Vu, Gregory Philip Jordan
  • Publication number: 20100273741
    Abstract: The present invention finds application in the field of cosmetic medicine and particularly relates to an apparatus for adipose tissue detection which comprises a first electronic circuit for generating a beam of electromagnetic waves, radiating means for orienting the beam to an adipose tissue-containing part, sensor means for detecting reflected waves, a second electronic circuit for receiving the reflected electromagnetic waves, a unit for measuring a predetermined characteristic of the reflected waves and for producing an analog signal, a third electronic circuit for converting the analog signal into a digital signal, interface means providing an interface between the third electronic circuit and a graphic processing unit. The first electronic circuit comprises means for modulating the frequency of the generated waves, which operate in a microwave range from 1 GHz to 12 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Antoine Assaf
  • Publication number: 20100256533
    Abstract: A brand new controller for a massage device and its control method which is electrically connected to and fixed on the massage device, and comprises a body, at least one triggering path and a plurality of sensors. The triggering path is disposed on the body, and the sensors are located correspondingly to an extending direction of the triggering path and are disposed on the body. The triggering path is provided with a plurality of contact areas that are located correspondingly to the sensors. When the user continuously triggers at least more than two sensors along a predetermined path surface of the triggering path, a control member will make the massage device produce a control action which is different from the function of the sensors, so as to improve the control convenience, reduce the size of a controller panel and the number of the sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Wen-Hsu Hsieh