Body Member Enclosing Or Encircling Patents (Class 601/151)
  • Patent number: 11304869
    Abstract: A kit is disclosed for facilitating the supply and return of a system for stimulating venous and arterial circulation in a patient to prevent deep vein thrombosis, which includes a left and right set of inflatable garment sleeves that are disposable, a pair a rechargeable battery powered pump assemblies for inflating the sleeves and that are reusable, a power supply adapter for recharging the pump assemblies and that is reusable, and a shipping carton for returning the pump assemblies and adapter to a supplier after the patient is ambulatory and the risks of deep vein thrombosis have ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bio Compression Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Freidenrich, Jonathan Ross
  • Patent number: 11246750
    Abstract: A method of using an ice therapy machine involves replacing water with windshield washer fluid containing ethanol or ethylene glycol, and placing the main unit of the ice therapy machine, including the ice chest and pump, in a freezer to prevent the ice in the ice chest from melting. The freezer has been modified to include openings for passage of the fluid-circulating tubes of the ice therapy machine, and an opening for the power cord of the ice therapy machine, which supplies power to the pump. Alternatively, the door of the freezer may be replaced by an insulated panel having openings for the coolant circulating tubes and power cord. An on/off switch may be installed in the power cord so that the pump can be turned on and off without having to open the freezer door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: James E. Brown
  • Patent number: 11241989
    Abstract: A method for configuring a massage program of a massage device of a vehicle seat by an electronic control unit, which is connected indirectly or directly to at least one control unit for the vehicle seat of the vehicle. When configuring the created massage program, at least one element of the vehicle seat, to which element pressure can be applied, is controlled by means of the electronic control unit, wherein the vehicle seat control unit outputs the massage program after the start of the massage program in accordance with the configuration performed by controlling the individual elements, to which pressure can be applied, in the vehicle seat. It is provided that, within the configuration for creating the massage program, at least one configuration step is performed by the electronic control unit and at least one configuration step is performed directly at the seat part and/or at the backrest part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Rendel, Matthias Meitzner
  • Patent number: 10912672
    Abstract: The electronically regulated temperature compression device is a brace that applies pressure to an appendage. The electronically regulated temperature compression device applies heat therapy and cooling therapy to the appendage. The temperature of the selected therapy is electronically regulated and controlled. The electronically regulated temperature compression device uses a refrigerant-based heat exchange mechanism during the therapy process. The electronically regulated temperature compression device comprises a composite textile, plurality of fasteners, and a controller. The plurality of fasteners attaches the composite textile to the appendage of the patient. The plurality of fasteners controls the pressure applied by the composite textile to the appendage. The composite textile is a temperature controlled textile used to generate a heat exchange between the electronically regulated temperature compression device and the appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: William Jones, Deborah Jones
  • Patent number: 10791874
    Abstract: A closing device able to be associated with a cooking apparatus of the type where the food product is totally or partly immersed in a cooking liquid, for example a deep fryer, with a main body defining an internal chamber and with a mouth to which a tube to discharge the cooking liquid is coupled. The closing device comprises at least one insert which can be selectively associated with an end open toward the outside of the discharge tube, a closing element which can be selectively associated with the insert, and a gasket interposed between the insert and the closing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: De' Longhi Appliances S.R.L Con Unico Socio
    Inventor: Giuseppe De' Longhi
  • Patent number: 10555681
    Abstract: A muscle massaging device and an operating method thereof are provided. The muscle massaging device, comprising includes: a detector, configured to detect a real-time myoelectric value and a real-time muscle tension value of a target muscle; a comparator, configured to compare the real-time myoelectric value and a prestored myoelectric value, and compare the real-time muscle tension value and a prestored muscle tension value; and a massager, configured to massage a first region corresponding to the target muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mengmeng Sun
  • Patent number: 10499747
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling an intelligent mattress are provided. The method includes: acquiring motion data information of a user; analyzing the motion data information to obtain fatigue data information of the user; determining target control information according to the fatigue data information, the target control information being configured to control the intelligent mattress of the user; and sending the target control information to the intelligent mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ke Wu, Yingchun Xie, Ge Fan
  • Patent number: 10390582
    Abstract: A protective headgear for equestrian use provides a traditional style cowboy hat with protective features to allow it to comply with prevailing equestrian helmet standards. The hat includes interior protective padding in the top of the dome, exterior protective padding below the crown of the dome, and exterior protective padding on the rear of the hat below the brim. The protective padding may be secured to the hat by adhesive, stitching, or mechanical fasteners. A chin strap securement system comprising mutually connectable strap-and-buckle assemblies is optionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TWO GUYS AND A HAT INC.
    Inventors: Steve A. Copeland, Len Clement, Mitch Thompson
  • Patent number: 10245207
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device for administering intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) and Protocols of Artificially Induced Oscillations (PAIO) useful in alleviating peripheral circulatory disorders of a treated organ, comprising a wearable body portion enclosure (BPE) adapted to contact said treated organ, said BPE comprising: one or more balloons adapted to be inflated and deflated for creating said IPC; one or more pressure sources in fluid communication with said balloons by way of one or more valves; one or more vibrating elements adapted to produce PAIO; a controlling unit adapted to operate said pressure sources, and to operate said vibrating elements. The IPC and PAIO may be individually administered to said treated organ according to predetermined protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VASCUACTIVE LTD.
    Inventor: Yuval Avni
  • Patent number: 10166166
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying periodic pressure to the limb of a patient includes a cuff which has a bladder, the cuff is shaped and dimensioned to wrap around the limb of the patient. The apparatus also includes a pump which inflates the bladder in accordance with a pressure application mode which is selected by the patient. In one embodiment a plurality of pressure application modes are provided. The patient can select which particular pressure application mode the apparatus will use. In another embodiment, the maximum cuff pressure is 55 mmHg. In another embodiment, two cycles of pressure application and removal are repeated every minute. In another embodiment, pressure is applied and removed in step fashion. In another embodiment, the pump is capable of increasing cuff pressure from 0 mmHg to 55 mmHg within two seconds. In accordance with another embodiment, a display on the apparatus shows real time cuff pressure, the selected pressure application mode, and cumulative hours of apparatus operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Trevor James Theriot, John Nigel Lasso
  • Patent number: 10092250
    Abstract: A control unit for a medical device wherein the control unit includes a pump, a conduit and control means for controlling the flow of fluid from the pump through the conduit; and wherein the conduit is a rigid internal passage located in the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SWELLING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Estcourt Tucker, Troy A. Baker, Graham Peter Wilson, Patrick Gerrard Linnane, Ian Stewart Tabron, Wayne Lee Bonnefin, Stefan Loof, Thomas Bergens
  • Patent number: 9795532
    Abstract: Improved automatic chest compression systems which use constricting belts, repeatedly inflating bladders, or reciprocating pistons to compress the chest. A bladder is placed between the chest and the particular mechanism used to compress the chest during CPR. The bladder maximizes the effectiveness of chest compressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, James O. Jensen, Paul Escudero, Darren R. Sherman, Bob Katz
  • Patent number: 9668931
    Abstract: A post-stroke stimulation device including a garment to be applied to a portion of a body of a stroke patient to be treated. The post-stroke stimulation device includes at least one tactile actuator adapted to supply tactile stimulation to the skin of the stroke patient. The tactile actuators are controlled to be activated and deactivated in a random pattern or a pattern selected by a medical professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Eric S. Nussbaum, Leslie A. Nussbaum
  • Patent number: 9504394
    Abstract: An electro-optical system, apparatus, and method allow long-term, ambulatory measurements to be made on a patient using light transmitted into the patient and resulting light received from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Quan Zhang, Gary Strangman
  • Patent number: 9408773
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting hypotensive symptoms in a patient undergoing treatment or a procedure involves elastically constraining the internal organs within the abdomen of the patient while applying non-pulsating, compressive pressure to the internal organs within the abdomen of the patient. The method may also involve one or more of infusing fluid, applying the compressive pressure using compression device, or applying the compressive pressure based upon bio-indicator measurement parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBAL MONITORS, INC.
    Inventor: Jen-shih Lee
  • Patent number: 9402779
    Abstract: A compression garment includes a bladder having an inner surface and an outer surface. Wicking material may be present to wick fluid. In another version a removable absorbent material is releasably secured to the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jennie Brown, Kimbolt Young, Paul DiCarlo, Robert Degon, Jon T. McIntyre, Ryan Heller, Eric Meade
  • Patent number: 9316358
    Abstract: A system for detecting and determining the type of an inflatable device being coupled with an air supply device is disclosed. The inflatable device includes an inflatable unit connected to a connector via an air delivery line. The air supply device includes a pressurized air supply unit and a pressure detection unit connected to a coupler. The connector is coupled with the coupler via several air inlet pipes. One of the air inlet pipes is a blocked pipe, a relative position of which on the connector varies with the type of the inflatable unit. The pressure detection unit determines the inflatable unit type by detecting the relative position of the blocked air inlet pipe, and the pressurized air supply unit supplies air of suitable pressure to the inflatable unit according to the type thereof, enabling the inflatable unit to properly massage a user's muscles to improve the blood circulation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CAREMED SUPPLY INC.
    Inventor: Pao Ming Shih
  • Patent number: 9211226
    Abstract: A garment for the treatment of venous stasis disease is directed to an inelastic self-adjusting graduated stocking which includes the stocking, a closure device and a fluid bladder. The stocking is comprised of an interior non-elastic mesh, preferably made of nylon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas E. Menzel
  • Patent number: 9168197
    Abstract: A vascular compression system includes a compression garment and a controller for compressing a body part of a person. In some embodiments, the compression garment is a foot cuff or a leg sleeve. The controller inflates compression garment apparatus includes a compression garment and a pressurizer. The pressurizer has instructions for executing cyclic compression cycles for applying intermittent compression therapy to the body part. Each compression cycle includes an inflation phase and a vent phase. At least one of the inflation phases includes a pre-fill step and a therapeutic step. In the pre-fill step, gas pressure in the inflatable chamber may be increased at a reduced rate, and in the therapeutic step, the gas pressure in the inflatable chamber may be increased at a rapid rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Arnaz Malhi, Manish Deshpande, Steve Nardi, Premnarayan Ganapathy, Anmol Nagre
  • Patent number: 9161877
    Abstract: A connector for attaching at least one flexible tube to a fluid passage of another object includes a body and at least one connector port on the body. At least one tube port projects from the body and is adapted for fluid communication with the connector port. A portion of the body at least partially surrounds the tube port and defines an interior space containing at least a portion of the tube port. The tube port is sized and shaped for being received in an end of the flexible tube to establish fluid communication with the flexible tube. A tube retainer is at least partially disposed in the interior space defined by the portion of the body and has an engaging portion disposed in relation to the tube port to restrain the flexible tube from lateral movement with respect to the tube port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Henry Mros, Peter Martin
  • Patent number: 9144530
    Abstract: A device for compressing an extremity of a user includes a wearable support member operable to be worn on the extremity of the user. The device also includes a plurality of chamber members that are arranged across and coupled to the support member. The chamber members each have a respective chamber therein. The chamber is at least partially defined by a base wall that is disposed adjacent the support member, a side wall that is attached to and that extends away from the base wall, and a top wall that is attached to the side wall and that is spaced away from the base wall. Furthermore, a foot pump member is operable to be disposed underneath a foot of the user. The foot pump member is operable to change a pressure inside the chambers as a result of being stepped upon by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie L. Davis, Michelle L. Kvernmo, Lee D. Peyton, Eric S. Schindler, Bradley W. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 9119760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support for a body part including a compression device in combination with a lower leg protection system. The compression device can be integral with the outer support at a position received over the lower leg. One or more valves can extend from a compression bladder for attachment to a pneumatic device. Inflation of the compression bladder positioner adjacent the lower leg also displaces air in the outer support toward the foot which causes simultaneous massaging of the foot. The pneumatic device can be adjusted to provide either sequential or intermittent therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventors: William Purdy, Robert Purdy
  • Patent number: 9033905
    Abstract: A pneumatic compression garment includes a flexible member for placement on a limb of a human body. A bladder in the flexible member defines an inflatable chamber. The bladder has an opening through which the inflatable chamber is inflated. A port mounted on the bladder has an air inlet adapted for communication with a source of pressurized air and an air outlet in communication with the inflatable chamber via the opening in the bladder. Pressurized air is delivered from into the inflatable chamber for inflating the inflatable chamber and thereby applying a compression force to the limb when the flexible member is in place on the limb. An air diverter affixed to an inside surface of a first sheet of the bladder and configured to divert air entering the inflatable chamber from directly impinging against an inside surface of a second sheet of the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Premnarayan Ganapathy, Steven Nardi, Paul Becker
  • Publication number: 20150105707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluidized lower leg protection and support system and method. The system can include an inner positioner. The inner positioner can displace and contour three-dimensionally as though it was fluid to the sides and top of the leg while not having flow characteristics that would result in migration of the medium under the force of gravity. The system can also include an outer support which is received over the inner positioner. The outer support can be in the shape of an open boot. The outer support can include an ultra low pressure plenum. The ultra low pressure plenum is filled at a predetermined low pressure for distributing pressure along the length of the outer support, but not providing significant elevation of the lower leg and heel by itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: William PURDY, Robert PURDY
  • Publication number: 20150105706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing stress or promoting relaxation in a person is disclosed herein. The method includes the use of a deflatable cushion which has an attachment for a vacuum pump and includes positioning the person in need upon the cushion so that the cushion extends at least the length of the person's torso, eliminating a sufficient amount of air from the cushion so that the cushion at least partially envelops the person, and keeping or retaining the person in the enveloping cushion for a sufficient time for reducing the stress or producing relaxation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Reizel Polak
  • Publication number: 20150094623
    Abstract: A system is presented which includes a pressure redistribution mattress which includes a Deep Vein Thrombosis (“DVT”) system positioned therein. The pressure redistribution system contains a plurality of air chambers which are independently controllable. In addition the mattress articulates. The mattress also has a cavity in which a DVT system is housed. This system provides the advantage of combating the potential for bed sores while also providing a DVT system in a convenient location for the patient and medical staff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jason M. Howell, Troy A. Mohr
  • Patent number: 8992449
    Abstract: A method of forming a compression sleeve for being wrapped around a leg of a wearer includes securing two layers of flexible material together to at least partially define first and second adjacent flexible sections. The securing of the two layers of flexible material includes securing two bladder layers together to define a first inflatable bladder and a second inflatable bladder disposed more proximally than the first inflatable bladder when the sleeve is wrapped around the leg. The first bladder forms at least a part of the first flexible sleeve section and the second bladder forms at least a part of the second flexible sleeve section. The method further includes securing a structural component to the sleeve such that the structural component extends generally between the first and second adjacent flexible sections to maintain a spacing between the sleeve sections lengthwise of the leg when the sleeve is wrapped around the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Raymond C. Avitable, Jennie Brown, Malcolm G. Bock
  • Publication number: 20150080775
    Abstract: The present invention is comprised of an inflatable sleeve system that may fit around a patient's limb, core or any other portion of his or her body. The system is comprised of a sleeve and pressure intake means that supplies air pressure to the sleeve. The sleeve of the present invention comprises at least three cylindrical inflatable chambers arranged longitudinally along the axis of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Konstantinos PAPADOPOULOS
  • Patent number: 8936588
    Abstract: In order to inhibit thrombotic processes locally rather than systemically, higher levels of antithrombotic drugs in the deep veins of the legs than in the systemic circulation are obtained using devices and methods that provide venous cannulation in the dorsum of the foot of a patient while applying pressure to the foot proximal to the venous cannulation, potentially as far up the leg as the knee, in an amount sufficient to compress the superficial veins and divert the venous drainage in the deep venous system into the venous plexus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Fred Herz Patents, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Stephan Michael Herz, Frederick A Reichle
  • Patent number: 8900168
    Abstract: A body surface compression device for generating cyclical or constant compressions for medical purposes. Compression is accomplished using pneumatic actuated artificial muscle in combination with a belt placed around a body part. Both artificial muscle shortening and pneumatic expansion are used for compression. A unique useful property of this system is the length-tension characteristic similar to natural muscle which reduces applied compressive force proportionally with the level of volume compression of the body part. This property as well as a uniformly applied compression over the body part allows compression to be accomplished in a way which resembles natural muscle activation and minimizes overall abnormal stress on the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley M. Yamashiro, Patsy K. Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 8870797
    Abstract: A method for improving the cardiac output of a patient who is suffering from pulseless electrical activity or shock and yet still displays some myocardial wall motion including sensing myocardial activity to determine the presence of residual left ventricular pump function having a contraction or ejection phase and a filling or relaxation phase. In such cases, a compressive force is repeatedly applied to the chest based on the sensed myocardial activity such that the compressive force is applied during at least some of the ejection phases and is ceased during at least some of the relaxation phases to permit residual cardiac filling, thereby enhancing cardiac output and organ perfusion. Also incorporated may be a logic circuit capable of utilizing multiple sensing modalities and optimizing the synchronization pattern between multiple phasic therapeutic modalities and myocardial residual mechanical function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Norman A. Paradis
  • Publication number: 20140309567
    Abstract: A venous compression element is provided which is useful in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, such as varicose veins. The compression element comprises a central core of fluid filled cells and an outer layer of soft material suitable for maintaining contact with skin for a prolonged period of time and which covers the core. A particular embodiment comprises a folded or rolled cylindrical core of air or nitrogen filled bubble wrapsheet material covered by a skin compatible bandaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: David Dakin Iorwerth Wright, Stephen Tristram
  • Publication number: 20140303533
    Abstract: An intermittent pneumatic compression system provides exhaust between a wrap and patient's leg, avoids tubes and is operable on a conventional battery. The system allows true portability while improving patient discomfort, reducing fall risks, and providing desired therapeutic and prophylactic compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Innovamed Health, LLC
    Inventors: Turner Lucas Zeutzius, Wade R. Williams, Joseph Zeutzius
  • Publication number: 20140296756
    Abstract: A system for performing remote ischemic conditioning includes an inflatable cuff configured to encircle a limb of a subject and a controller removably attached to the cuff. The controller includes a pump; a manifold in fluid communication with the pump; a connector in fluid communication with the manifold and in removable fluid communication with the inflatable cuff; a pressure sensor; and a control circuit configured to implement a remote ischemic conditioning treatment protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CellAegis Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Rocky Eugene Ganske, Lahav Gil, Adam Shepperdley, Raymond Cracauer, Igal Royblat, Kristopher Thomas Christensen, Rade Gadzic, Christopher Caldarone, Andrew Redington
  • Publication number: 20140276289
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes a central panel formed to have three (3) sequentially filled air chambers separated from each other with a pressure resistive valve, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener. The first air chamber receives air from a pump. When the air within the first air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, the pressure resistive valve between the first air chamber and the second air chamber allows air to pass from the first air chamber to a second air chamber. When the air within the second air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, the pressure resistive valve between the second air chamber and the third air chamber allows air to pass from the second chamber to the third air chamber. A membrane panel allows air to escape the sequentially filled air chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276296
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes three (3) chambered polymer having an integral welded filling tube forming three (3) sequentially filled air chambers. The aft chambers receive air from an integrated fill tube attached to pump. When the air within the first air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, air begins to pass into a second air chamber at a higher rate, and similarly, when the air within the second air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, air passes into the third air chamber at another higher rate to reach the predetermined air pressure. The different internal diameters of the integrated fill tube outlets for each air chamber provide different air flow rates, resulting in staged inflation of air chambers. A membrane panel allows air to escape the sequentially filled air chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276256
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a combination wound and injury treatment apparatus comprising a tubular body having a first opening, a second opening, a relatively inflexible outer wall having an outer surface and an inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST PRINCIPLES, INC.
    Inventor: Keith A. Raniere
  • Publication number: 20140276292
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment having an integrated air bladder includes a body having a central panel, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener, such as Velcro brand hook and loop fasteners. The central panel is formed to have a single air chamber receiving air from a pump through a flexible air supply tube. The central panel, left side panel and right side panel are formed from a single material which does not require a skin-safe liner or other combination of materials. A single-chamber bladder is attached to the central panel. A cover panel covers the single-chamber bladder and is attached along its perimeter to the central panel. The cover panel and the body are made from the same material which can be placed against a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276295
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes a body having a central panel, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener, such as Velcro® brand hook and loop fasteners. The central panel is formed with a single air chamber containing a single expandable air bladder receiving air from a pump through a flexible air supply tube. The central panel, left side panel and right side panel are formed from a single material which does not require a skin-safe liner or other combination of materials. The single chamber with nested expandable bladder is attached to the central panel. A cover panel covers the chamber having an expandable bladder, and is attached along its perimeter to the central panel. The cover panel and the body are made from the same material which can be placed against a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276286
    Abstract: A non-woven garment for deep vein thrombosis prevention includes a body having a central panel, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener and a cover. A single air chamber receiving air from a pump through a flexible air supply tube is formed on the central penal when the body and the cover are welded through an RF welding method. The body and the cover are made of the same dielectric material for their inner layers to be welded and another same material for the outer layers which can be placed against a patient's skin. The one-step RF welding method eliminates the need for tricot lining and binding and less material is used in manufacturing. Thus, the present invention significantly reduces the manufacturing steps, time, cost, and use of material in manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276285
    Abstract: A micro bleed hole connector for use in intermittent pneumatic compression devices includes a body made of a material that is sturdy, durable and compression resistant, The bleed hole connector resembles industry-standard air tube connectors, and has a micro bleed hose connecting its hollow lumen to the outside, ambient air. In use, the connector is inserted between the air input tube of an intermittent pneumatic compression device and an air supply tube, which is connected to an air pump. The air pump inflates and deflates the intermittent pneumatic compression device, which is placed on a patient's limb. In the event deflation of the compression device is retarded by air pump failure or air supply tube occlusion, the micro bleed hole dissipates air sufficiently to prevent injury to the patient's limb. Air dissipation through the bleed hole during normal operation is minimal and does not impact therapeutic application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276284
    Abstract: An insertable anti-occlude strip includes a strip made of a material that is flexible, sturdy, durable and compression resistant. The strip has a cross-sectional shape such that when the strip is inserted into a hollow, flexible tube, there are open longitudinal apertures formed between the strip and the inner wall of the tube, allowing bi-directional flow of air or fluids through the tube. The insertable and tubal anti-occlude strip, when inserted into a hollow and flexible tube, provides resistance to occlusion of the tube lumen when the tube is under compressive or shear forces, which would otherwise significantly reduce or halt flow of air or fluids through the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Patent number: 8821420
    Abstract: A hand and wrist restorer and method of use having a cuff which is capable of grasping a portion of the outer skin of a limb and securing the fascia tissue thereunder together with a support which allows a user to provide a distal force upon the limb while rotating or moving the distal portion of the limb whereby a stretch of the fascia tissue occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis J. Callahan
  • Patent number: 8821422
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a device for applying a pulsating pressure to a local region of the body and applications thereof. The device may be used to increase the blood flow in a local region of the body, and in preferred embodiments provides a device for regulating the core body temperature of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Otivio AS
    Inventors: Marius Filtvedt, Erling Bekkestad Rein
  • Patent number: 8801643
    Abstract: A compression garment assembly comprises a compression garment adapted for placement on a body part in a self-retaining configuration and for removal from the body part. The compression garment has at least one inflatable bladder for applying compression to the body part. A portable controller unit is adapted for fluid connection to the inflatable bladder and is configured for cyclically inflating the bladder. The compression garment and portable controller unit are configured so that the portable controller unit must be disconnected from the compression garment before the compression garment can be removed from the body part. Loss of the portable controller unit by, for example, accidental disposal with the compression garment is thus prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Manish Deshpande, Ross Kanter
  • Publication number: 20140213563
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of diagnosing and treating syndromes of reversion to fetal consciousness in a neonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John E. MADIGAN, Monica R. ALEMAN
  • Publication number: 20140194796
    Abstract: A device (900) includes a leg engaging section (101) and a foot engaging section (102 intersecting at a heel receiver (103). The leg engaging section and the foot engaging section defining a leg insertion aperture (104). A first compression wrap member (301) and a second compression wrap member (302) extend from the leg engaging section. An inflatable bladder (501) can be disposed along the leg engaging section between the leg insertion aperture and a compressible cushion layer (902). The inflatable bladder can be selectively inflatable through a connection tube (502) exiting the inflatable bladder at a non-orthogonal angle (504) relative to an edge (507) of the inflatable bladder. The leg engaging section can define at least one channel (1002) to permit the connection tube to exit the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Noskowicz, Margaret Falconio-West
  • Patent number: 8764690
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises an inflatable sleeve 6 to be wrapped around a limb, typically a thigh, of a patient. The sleeve 6 comprises three inflatable chambers 3, 4, 5. Inflation is controlled by a pump 1 so that the distal chamber 3 is inflated first to a low pressure to act as a tourniquet, followed by inflation of the central chamber 4 to a pressure to drive fluid flow upwards, and then inflation of the proximal chamber 5 to a low pressure to act as a tourniquet and deflating both the distal 3 and central 4 chambers to produce a negative pressure gradient down-stream in the limb causing fluid to be drawn up the limb. This cycle is repeated a number of times over a period of two minutes before allowing the limb to rest for two minutes, resulting in increased mean arterial blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Gough
  • Patent number: 8758282
    Abstract: A compression garment apparatus includes a compression garment and a pressurizer. The pressurizer intermittently pressurizes a therapeutic bladder on the compression garment and pressurizes a support bladder on the compression garment to enhance the fit of the compression garment and maintain the therapeutic bladder in position with respect to a target compression zone on a body part on which the garment is worn. The support bladder may be selectively pressurized when needed based at least in part on sensed physical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Arnaz S. Malhi, Manish Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8753300
    Abstract: A compression garment apparatus including a compression garment and a pressurizer. The pressurizer intermittently pressurizes a therapeutic bladder on the compression garment and maintains a baseline pressure in the therapeutic bladder to maintain the therapeutic bladder in position with respect to a target compression zone on a body part on which the garment is worn. The baseline pressure is adjusted in response to sensed physical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Manish Deshpande