Applicator Having Specific Movement Patents (Class 601/18)
  • Patent number: 11020266
    Abstract: An anti-snoring system that promotes an individual's prolonged sleep. The anti-snoring system is comprised of a vibrating device that is placed on an anti-slip mat that is in turn placed on a position of a bed that will prevent a side sleeper from resting on his or her back. The anti-snoring system promotes side sleeping, a position that maximizes an individual's air intake while sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Jose B Molina
  • Patent number: 10905628
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for applying therapeutic stimulation to a human body may include a garment and a therapeutic insert. The garment may include a flexible material configured to apply compressive forces to a portion of a person wearing the garment, a communication interface, and an attachment point. The therapeutic insert may include a vibration unit configured to vibrate against the person, and to activate upon an instruction being received from the communication interface. The therapeutic insert may also include a thermal unit configured to apply heating or cooling to the person, and to activate upon an instruction being received from the communication interface. The therapeutic insert may further include a sensor configured to determine a physiological characteristic of the person, and to communicate the physiological characteristic to the communication interface. The therapeutic insert may be configured to couple with the attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: THERAPEUTIC ENVISIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Edward Hodges, IV
  • Patent number: 10898410
    Abstract: An oscillating health device includes a top cover and a bottom cover. The top cover and the bottom cover, each of which is made of a titanium sheet and molded in a metal stamping process, are welded together for development of a box body. The box body is provided with a drive element unit inside, and both the top cover and the bottom cover accommodate an oscillating hoop in between. The drive element unit enables a lamina lever of the oscillating hoop to induce vibrations which are transferred to the box body for generation of regular low-frequency oscillation, so that a health effect can be produced when the box body is in contact with a user's human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ching-Chi Chung, Chi-Hsin Chung, Yi-Ping Chung, Chi-Hung Chung
  • Patent number: 10869809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stimulation device for the clitoris, having the following: a housing which is formed to be substantially pin-shaped; a pressure field generation device having a drive unit that generates a pressure field in a hollow space made of temporally alternating negative and positive pressures, and a control device which controls the drive unit; wherein the housing has a longitudinal axis which extends from a front end of the housing up to a back end of the housing, and wherein an opening is provided in the front end of the housing for placing over the clitoris, and wherein the hollow chamber is arranged inside the housing and is connected to the opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOLUTO GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Lenke
  • Patent number: 10847984
    Abstract: A charging stand for use with a percussive massage device that includes a rechargeable battery. The charging stand includes a main body portion that defines a charging channel therein that is configured to receive the percussive massage device in a charging position. The main body portion includes first and second side walls, an upper wall and a lower wall that cooperate to define the charging channel. When a percussive massage device is received in the charging position, power is transmitted from the charging stand to the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THERAGUN, INC.
    Inventors: Jaime Sanchez Solana, Benjamin Nazarian, Tiki Ho
  • Patent number: 10808810
    Abstract: An electrically driven device includes a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin eccentrically connected to the drive shaft, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted in the housing for a pivoting movement. The driven shaft is coupled to the drive pin by a gear mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into the reciprocating pivoting of the driven shaft. The gear mechanism has first and second transmission stages, the former including a cross slider, and the latter an elastically deformable transmission member. The cross slider has a sliding support extending perpendicular to the first rotary axis and receiving the drive pin. The cross slider is axially guided in the housing to move in an axial direction perpendicular to the first rotary axis and perpendicular to the extension of the sliding support. A link, offset relative to the second rotary axis, connects the cross slider to the elastically deformable transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kramp, Thomas Fritsch, Norbert Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10786423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stimulation device for the clitoris, having the following: a housing which is formed to be substantially pin-shaped; a pressure field generation device having a drive unit that generates a pressure field in a hollow space made of temporally alternating negative and positive pressures, and a control device which controls the drive unit; wherein the housing has a longitudinal axis which extends from a front end of the housing up to a back end of the housing, and wherein an opening is provided in the front end of the housing for placing over the clitoris, and wherein the hollow chamber is arranged inside the housing and is connected to the opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOLUTO GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Lenke
  • Patent number: 10537464
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a human condition by providing an appendage chamber having a thermal exchange member. Negative pressure may be applied to a human appendage when placed within the appendage chamber. Blood flowing through the arteriovenous anastomosis (AVA) of the appendage may be heated or cooled at the thermal exchange member for therapeutic application of thermal energy to adjust blood viscosity in the human to alleviate symptoms associated with a number of autoimmune, circulatory, neurological, lymphatic, and endocrinal maladies. A load sensor may be coupled to the thermal exchange member and configured to measure a force of the appendage applied to the thermal exchange member. In addition, a negative pressure sensor may measure pressure within the appendage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AVACEN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Muehlbauer, Jeffrey R. Gray
  • Patent number: 10369043
    Abstract: A heating mat that, by making use of a multilayered structure, is able to provide therapeutic benefits to a user. The heating mat has a waterproof base layer, a heating layer, PEMF emitters, and a primary therapeutic layer. The primary therapeutic layer uses therapeutic stones and a stone harness to maintain the therapeutic stones in a position that facilitates treatment. The waterproof base layer is a water-impervious membrane that prevents external fluids from damaging the electronic components of the heating mat. The heating layer functions as a flexible heating element for the heating mat and is mounted across the waterproof base layer. The PEMF emitters are devices which generate pulses of EM energy that are known to have therapeutic properties. The PEMF emitters are mounted in between the waterproof base and the heating layer. The primary therapeutic layer is mounted across the heating layer, opposite to the waterproof base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Mikhail Sheydin
  • Patent number: 10307330
    Abstract: An example skincare device includes a main body having a first side, a second side, an intermediate portion, a groove, a light source, a motor, a temperature control unit, and a user control configured to control one or more of the light source, motor, and temperature control unit. The skincare device can provide heat, cool, light, and/or vibrational therapy to a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Filip Sedic
  • Patent number: 10307327
    Abstract: An ergonomic and two-hands operated device for exercising a male genital organ is disclosed. The device comprises a fixed member and a movable member. The device further includes a first mounting bracket and a second mounting bracket arranged to provide structural support for maintaining a spaced parallel relationship between the fixed member and the movable member. The device further includes a pair of handles to control the open and closing of the device. The device further includes squeezing means arranged to symmetrically compress and adapt to fit the shape of the male genital organ in a centered position. The squeezing means is adapted to provide a sealed grip around the male genital organ free of pinch points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Hernan Watzlawik
  • Patent number: 10143358
    Abstract: A magnetic endoscopic system including a wireless endoscope. The wireless endoscope includes one or more cameras and one or more lights for viewing internal portions of a body. The wireless endoscope further includes one or more magnets. The magnetic endoscopic system also includes a positioner externally positioned against the body for moving the wireless endoscope when positioned entirely or partially within the portions of the body. The positioner includes at least one magnet for attracting the one or more magnets and magnetically moving the wireless endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TREBLE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ian J. Alexander, Brian D. Owens
  • Patent number: 9949884
    Abstract: A device for spine correction, in a particular human spines, has a keyboard with numerous adjacent segments comprised of opposed back supports. The keyboard (3) has at least one set of cooperating segments A, B and C supported on curved arch elements which bias a patient back in engagement with the keyboard toward a desired back configuration. The device includes a support frame (1), and a relatively movable mobile frame (2) on which the keyboard is supported. A measurement system includes a controller (49), a server (50) and a screen (51). The controller is connected to sensors (26) which determine rotational positions of the segments. The server provides outputs from the screen (51) responsive to the sensed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BIO.MORPH Sp. z o.o
    Inventors: Wojciech Kaczmarek, Krzysztof Ludwik Miańowski, Marcin Stańczuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Rafal Rosolek
  • Patent number: 9789260
    Abstract: An injected dose detection device which includes a housing having a joint surface surrounding an injection device and a through hole formed on the joint surface configured to communicate with an internal part of the housing, a vibration sensor disposed in the internal part of the housing configured to detect at least one vibration signal based on a minimum vibration threshold, a vibration transmitting element positioned directly between the vibration sensor and the injection device and configured to transmit the at least one vibration signal and a processing unit configured to process the at least one vibration signal for generating injected dose information corresponding to the injected dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE PRECISION INSTRUMENTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Jean Marie Binier
  • Patent number: 9364385
    Abstract: A massage apparatus includes an upright support frame and a moving seat. Each of the support frame and the moving seat has a U-shaped cross-section. The support frame has a middle main wall formed with an elongated groove, and two side walls extending rearwardly away from the main wall. The moving seat is connected slidably to guide rails disposed on the support frame, and has a middle plate that faces closely toward a rear surface of the main wall of the support frame, and two side plates that extend rearwardly similar to the side walls of the support frame. A massage unit includes a massage motor connected to the moving seat, a rotating shaft projecting forwardly through the elongated groove, and a head portion connected to the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsun Yang
  • Patent number: 9314400
    Abstract: A perineal massage assembly facilitates heating and stimulation of a perneal area to promote health and healing. The assembly includes an elongated pad having a top layer and a bottom layer. The pad is positioned adjacent to a perineum and anus of a person. The top layer of the pad is coupled to the bottom layer of the pad around a perimeter edge of the pad defining an interior space within the pad. A first vibratory motor is coupled to the pad and positioned in the interior space of the pad. A heating element is coupled to the pad and positioned in the interior space of the pad. A control unit is operationally coupled to the first vibratory motor and the heating element for selectively activating the first vibratory motor and the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Eric A. Dudley
  • Publication number: 20150141877
    Abstract: A tattoo can be removed from a subject using extracorporeal shock waves and light. The extracorporeal shook waves (ESW) can have an energy level of less than 0.27 mJ/mm2 and be administered to an unaltered tattooed region of a subject for approximately 10 minutes. A continuous, non-pulsing light of a wavelength between 400-940 nm having an energy output of about 50,000 Lux from the optical device can then be administered to the tattooed region within approximately two minute after administering the ESW at a distance of approximately 1 to 2 inches above the tattooed region for approximately 5 to 15 minutes. This allows the tattoo to be removed due to molecular vibration and molecular bond deformation which causes the bonds of the tattoo ink to break apart and be dispersed and absorbed into a body of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: INREXREM INC.
    Inventor: Stephen E. Feldman
  • Publication number: 20150133832
    Abstract: A light emitting module and massage device provide vaginal rejuvenation. The device exposes collagen in the vaginal area or mucosa to temperatures elevated over normal body temperature to cause the collagen to reversibly or irreversibly denature while simultaneously applying vibration. Once thermally-induced collagen denaturation has occurred, both neoelastogenesis and neocollagenesis may occur and may be initiated with fibroblast proliferation, which may be promoted with vibration. Neofibrogenesis also occurs due to the fibroblastic activity, responsible for secretion of new collagen matrix to effect tissue repair. Thus, the device exploits thermally-induced collagen denaturation and repair along with simultaneous vibration to improve tissue tone, connective tissue tension and bulk tissue regeneration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Colette Courtion, Nicolas Loebel, Roger Andersen, Kevin Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Yana Klimava
  • Publication number: 20150133833
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a vibrator using an oscillating motion and shaped tip with wings provide greater sexual stimulation, that is configured with a secure locking mechanism, that is configured not to stall the motor when pressure is applied to the tip, and which has no exposed parts and can be operated by means of a switch not likely to be accidently pressed during use, or which can be configured remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bradley, Jeffrey Alan Tilley, Alan Scott Crarer
  • Publication number: 20150119765
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for multi-mode personal massaging including a sensor unit configured to detect one or more biofeedback signals from a user of a personal massaging device or a partner. The system can further include a controller configured to analyze the one or more biofeedback signals, and determine one or more corresponding and modifiable outputs stored in a memory, based on the one or more biofeedback signals. The system can further include a massaging unit configured to output the one or more outputs determined by the controller, based on the one or more biofeedback signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Daniel Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20150119766
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for multi-mode personal massaging including a sensor unit configured to detect one or more biofeedback signals from a user of a personal massaging device or a partner. The system can further include a controller configured to analyze the one or more biofeedback signals, and determine one or more corresponding and modifiable outputs stored in a memory, based on the one or more biofeedback signals. The system can further include a massaging unit configured to output the one or more outputs determined by the controller, based on the one or more biofeedback signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Daniel Driscoll, Tamara Beth Harrison
  • Publication number: 20150105704
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices and more particularly, but not exclusively, to therapeutic devices for reducing blood pressure. A device for dilating an artery or other blood vessel or modifying a blood AGE (Advanced Glycation End) is described. The device comprises a dilation stimulation transducer configured for application to the human or animal body and a driver for the dilation stimulation transducer. The driver drives the transducer to output an energetic signal to dilate the artery or other blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Farad Azima
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150088041
    Abstract: A massage chair with a head cover is disclosed. The massage chair has an inner hat body, an outer shell and a lighting element at a front end of the outer shell. The lighting element can generate four frequency bands ?, ?, ?, ?, and the combination thereof, so when the user is using the massage chair, the user can not only the inner hat body and the outer shell can prevent the user from being disturbed, but also the lighting element can generate light waves to the user's eyes, so the user's optic can receive the light waves and convert them to signals transmitted to the brain to achieve the results of spiritual guidance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: AFAR USA LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Kuo Tseng, Gin-Feng Tseng
  • Publication number: 20150065924
    Abstract: A device including a fabric substrate with a plurality of enclosures and a plurality of gel-based thermally conductive compounds, said compounds enclosed in a flexible, thermally-permeable material and disposed in each enclosure. The device also includes a substantially tubular foam member wherein the fabric substrate is a single material formed as a bag for enclosing the foam member, said bag having an opening at a first end, said opening including a closure such as a draw-string or tie. In some embodiments the enclosures are pockets and the thermally conductive compounds are removable. A user may heat or cool the thermally conductive compounds, insert them into the enclosures around the foam member and enjoy the benefit of a heated or cooled therapeutic exercise roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jean HELLER
  • Publication number: 20150065925
    Abstract: There is provided a phototherapy apparatus, in which the therapeutic light is delivered through one or more massage components. The massage component provides mechanical massage to the subject biological tissue and modifies the properties of the subject tissue in thickness, density, etc. to facilitate the absorption of the therapeutic light and enhance the effect of the phototherapy procedure. The light source of the phototherapy apparatus is actively cooled by a synthetic jet cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Pryor, Sean Xiaolu Wang
  • Publication number: 20150051518
    Abstract: An electromagnetic powered sputum excretion system comprises a coughing sensor, a frequency input end, an air pressure input end, an electric-controlled switch, a timing input end, a pressure vest (80), an air vibration device (90), and a fan (70). The air is extruded by attracting iron clappers (904) with an electromagnet (906) to generate a vibrating airflow, and the chest of a patient is vibrated by the action on the chest of the patient through the pressure vest (80), thereby the sputum excretion system assists the patient to excrete sputum. Since the control via the electromagnet (906) is characterized by promptness, stability, low energy consumption and the like, the sputum excretion system, which utilizes the electromagnet (906) as a power to generate the vibrating airflow, has above characteristics as well. The present sputum excretion system further has the advantages of simple operation and low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Boyu Medical Electronics (Changshu)Ltd
    Inventors: Zhenghui Zhou, Zhi Zhong, Shaodan Han, Yuxu Zhao, Jinchao Yan
  • Publication number: 20140378877
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for relief of arthritic joint pain aggravated due to change in weather, especially cold, rainy weather. The invention offers a practical method to address this pain while allowing user mobility and without being seen with overt medical contraptions. The invention consists of a specialized pressure sleeve with air at a specified temperature and pressure, design to fit joints and specialized clothing to fasten the sleeves. The method describes the usage of the apparatus to achieve the said goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sakshi Agarwal, Samir K. Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20140371638
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for setting a massage pattern of a thermotherapy device, and more specifically, to a method for setting a massage pattern, wherein the movement of a moxibustion device is patterned according to diseases so as to allow a bone of the spine associated with a disease to be intensively massaged, and thus if a disease is selected, a moxibustion device is operated by a motor according to the set massage pattern so as to enable an automatic customized massage according to the disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ceragem Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taek Seung Lee, Sang Ui Choi, Chang Soo Park, Yong Hee Kim, Hea Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20140364778
    Abstract: A fabric based device (100) having features of vibration, heating and/or light emission. The fabric based device comprises layers of fabric (104) and soft, washable power and signal cables (102), which are encapsulated in fabric layers (104). The power and signal cables (102) provide power to the vibration modules (106) and heating layer of fabric (202). Vibration modules (106) are embedded in encasing material (108) and welded onto the fabric layers (104), thus creating a vibrating and heating fabric based device (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sentrix Technology Limited
    Inventors: Steve Leftly, Dianne Jones, Isaac Man
  • Publication number: 20140358044
    Abstract: A normothermic maintenance system sand method for maintaining patient normothermia, during surgical intervention is disclosed. The invention will reduce patient morbidity during surgical intervention while beneficially expediting patient flow in the hospital environment. The application of heat, via advantageously independent systems and methods, is an objective of the invention which results in the improvement of the economics of surgical treatment by the use of either disposable or re-usable simple normothermic maintenance systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Laurence Anthony Kirwan, Stephen John McLouglin
  • Publication number: 20140358046
    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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Marius Filtvedt, Erling Bekkestad Rein
  • Publication number: 20140358045
    Abstract: A hand-held massage device is provided for soft tissue treatment, the device operable to be applied with variable amounts of force to the body surface of a patient or subject. The device includes a central portion operable to be gripped by a user, with multiple treatment heads extending from the central portion. The treatment heads may be the same or different to perform a different treatment function. The treatment heads may be removably attachable to the central portion, such as by press or friction fit, screw-type attachment, quick release attachment, or the like. The treatment heads may be subjected to heating or cooling prior to attachment to the central body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Blase J. Toto
  • Publication number: 20140336544
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating and/or cooling as well as compressing parts of the body. The apparatus includes one or more heatable freezable gel pads and an article of compression clothing or sleeve wherein the gel pad attaches to the compression sleeve using hook and loop closure. Used together, this apparatus allows wearer to apply heat or cold as well as compression to specific parts of the body that require such treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: PATRICK DARBY RANSOM
  • Publication number: 20140336545
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis. The system includes an appliance configured to secure to a portion of a body of a user and a plurality of energy units, coupled to the appliance, that provide energy inside the body of the user to at least one of break-up thrombin or a clot formation and increase vascular flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonuttti
  • Publication number: 20140309563
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vibrating stimulus pad configured to easily attach to an unwell body region to which attachment is difficult such as a joint region. The vibrating stimulus pad of the present disclosure includes: a flexible main body; a drug layer attached to a bottom surface of the main body and formed of an additive mixed with a drug and formed of anti-inflammatory analgesic drugs; a vibrating module attached on a top surface of the main body and including a vibration motor and a battery; and a plurality of legs installed along the perimeter of the main body and being adhesive. Through this configuration in which the main body is formed of a flexible material, and the plurality of legs are adhesive and are attached along the perimeter of the main body, the vibrating stimulus pad may be easily attached on an unwell body region to which attachment is difficult such as a joint region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventors: Changman Park, Sungwon Yi, Changkeun Lee, Kwanghyun Shin, Taehong Shin, Seunghwan Yi, Taekjin Oh, Byungyoung Kang
  • Publication number: 20140288351
    Abstract: A light source apparatus including light spectrum-converting materials that emit light primarily over large portions of the 360 nm-480 nm and the 590-860 nm spectral range is provided. This apparatus provides a cooled, high-luminance, high-efficiency light source that can provide a broader spectrum of light within these spectral ranges than has been cost-practical by using many different dominant peak emission LEDs. Up to 15% of the output radiant power may be in the spectral range 350-480 nm in one embodiment of this device, unless a specific separate source and lamp operating mode is provided for the violet and UV. Control methods for light exposure dose based on monitoring and controlling reflected or backscattered light from the illuminated surface and new heat management methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gary W. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140276257
    Abstract: A method for maintaining and/or increasing body temperature of a patient may involve delivering heat to a first location on a limb of the patient, delivering heat to a second location on the limb, apart from the first location, and applying intermittent compression to a third location on the limb, located between the first location and the second location. A device for maintaining and/or increasing body temperature of a patient may include a sleeve for positioning over at least part of one of the patient's limbs, first and second heat delivery members coupled with the sleeve, and an intermittent compression member coupled with the sleeve between the first and second heat delivery members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Peter SANTA MARIA, Brian HSUEH, Brian KANNARD, Ritu LAL, Abhinav RAMANI, John PADERI
  • Publication number: 20140276258
    Abstract: In one example, a therapy system is provided that includes an inner layer and an outer layer including first and second portions and disposed outside of the inner layer. A therapeutic device, such as a cold pack for example, is provided that is configured to be positioned inside the inner layer. The therapy system also includes an adjustable tightening mechanism connected to the first and second portions of the outer layer and operable to change a position of one of the first and second portions relative to the other of the first and second portions so as to adjust a magnitude of a compressive force exerted by the outer layer on an extremity of a user when the extremity is positioned within an opening defined by the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Randy Hall
  • Publication number: 20140276259
    Abstract: Muscle and connective tissue support systems particularly suited to help muscles having a specific point needing support. The systems are comprised of a muscle and connective tissue support element such as straps or a compression sleeve that encircle or otherwise attach to the muscle, and at least one pressure-point button is sized and configured to apply significant supportive pressure to the point injury. The pressure-point button can be at least about 1 cm wide (about 0.5?) and 0.5 cm deep (about ¼?). The muscle and connective tissue support element and pressure-point button are cooperatively configured such that the pressure-point button can be relocatably attached along an inwardly facing surface of the muscle and connective tissue support element that is to be placed at a desired location on the muscle and connective tissue support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony L. Smart
  • 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: 20140257149
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises several different body part wraps that connect individually to two fluidic systems. The apparatus reservoirs, hot and cold, operate with pumps. The body part wraps have two separate compartments for hot and cold fluid. The body part wraps allow hot fluid to be pumped into the first compartment and exit back to the reservoir. Then the cold fluid enters the second compartment and exits. The pumps push the fluids through the body part wraps creating a vibrating massage and activates the body's acupressure points. The apparatus provides a therapy by using two fluids, vibrating massage and the body's acupressure points to create a method to facilitate blood flow by stimulating circulation, thus speeding up the body's natural self-curative abilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: WAYNE GEORGE COTTON
  • Publication number: 20140228717
    Abstract: A sequential compression and temperature therapy blanket with a plurality of air chambers is disclosed. The air chambers are filled and released by a valve assembly that may be separate from or integrated within the blanket. The temperature therapy blanket includes a fluid bladder for delivering hot and/or cold therapy to a patient. The temperature therapy blanket may also include an air bladder for providing compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Overton L. Parish, Niran Balachandran, Tony Quisenberry, Clark R. Havis
  • Publication number: 20140228718
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus that provides cooling and mechanical and/or electrical simulation to the treated site may be used to overcome the problems associated with cryotherapy. In one embodiment, a cryotherapy device for producing a cooling effect for treating tissue includes a temperature control device which alters the temperature of at least a portion of the tissue being treated during treatment; and a blood flow device that alters the blood flow rate through the portion of the tissue being treated during and following treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Diller, Sepideh Khoshnevis, Robert Matthew Brothers
  • Publication number: 20140221880
    Abstract: A therapeutic appliance includes a water pack, at least one massaging finger, a recirculating water system and a thermoelectric device. The massaging finger has a vibrator disposed on the water pack to exciting liquid in the water pack for massaging a body portion to be massaged. The recirculating water system has a container and a conduit connecting the container and the water pack such that the liquid is permitted to circulate between the container and the water pack. In addition, the thermoelectric device is disposed in the container of the recirculating water system for heating or cooling the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng-Chuan Yang
  • Publication number: 20140221879
    Abstract: A breast building and waist shaping device includes a pad body, whereon are disposed a pillow, a breast building unit and a waist shaping unit. The breast building unit includes a base body with two slot parts. A plurality of bulges, malaxating parts, massaging parts and heating parts are disposed in the slot parts. The waist shaping unit includes a slice body whereon are disposed vibrating and heating parts. Binding bands are disposed on two sides of the slice body. A user lies face-down on the pad body with the breast placed in the slot parts of the breast building unit and the binding bands of the waist shaping unit tied around the waist. In this manner, the effects of breast building and waist shaping are achieved through malaxation, vibration, massage and fomentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: HUA LING CHU
  • Publication number: 20140207029
    Abstract: A device that is used to reduce the pain of a needle stick to a person, the device having a casing containing a vibratory device and a temperature reducing device, and a method for using the device to reduce the pain of a needle stick by applying both thermal and vibration analgesia to a subject during a needle stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MMJ Labs LLC
    Inventors: Amy L. Baxter, Louis A. Calderon
  • Publication number: 20140194789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a treatment apparatus using high frequency waves, and to a method for controlling same. The treatment apparatus using high frequency waves comprises: a high frequency wave generating unit; a plurality of needles for providing, into the skin of a user, high frequency energy transferred from the high frequency wave generating unit; and a driving unit for inserting the plurality of needles into the skin of the user, wherein the apparatus further comprises a control unit for controlling the driving unit such that the plurality of needles are inserted into a first target point within the skin and then move to a second target point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: LUTRONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kwang Chon Ko
  • Publication number: 20140194788
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a human condition by providing an appendage chamber having a thermal exchange member. A vacuum may be applied to the appendage chamber to maintain vasodilation of an appendage when placed within the appendage chamber. The appendage may be heated or cooled at the thermal exchange member for therapeutic application of thermal energy to treat a number of circulatory, neurological, lymphatic, or endocrinal maladies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: AVACEN, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas G. MUEHLBAUER, Nathan NEWMAN
  • Publication number: 20140142472
    Abstract: The invention concerns massage device including body which contains drive mechanism, at least one type of massage head which includes massage elements, a transmission mechanism which allows the activation of the massage elements under the action of the drive mechanism, installation mechanism which are configured to be installed on and uninstall from the body at least one type of massage head. In accordance with the invention, the device includes recognition means of the type of massage head installed on the body and control mechanisms for said massage device based on the recognition of the type of massage head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Camille Giraud, Franck Mandica