Embedded Walking Iron Means Patents (Class 602/10)
  • Patent number: 10064749
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a posterior shell with ankle and foot receiving portions. The foot receiving portion defines a plantar shell portion and side shell portions extending along first and second sides of the plantar shell portion and forming an open-ended toe portion. A toe protector portion is removably attached to the posterior shell at the open-ended toe portion and arranged to protect the toes of the user. The toe protector portion extends between the side shell portions and longitudinally along a length of the side shell portions. At least one inflatable bladder is disposed in at least the ankle receiving portions and at least one pump assembly is in fluid communication with the at least one inflatable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Irving Hu, Jane Lee
  • Patent number: 9980847
    Abstract: A lower leg and foot cast including foam padding, a stockinette, cast padding, one or more layers of conformable cast tape, a foam pad having a foot bed and left and right malleolar pads, and a foot and ankle positioning device configured to be positioned over the foam pad, the device including an under foot portion and left and right vertically-extending side extensions configured to be positioned covering the left and right malleolar pads of the foam pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Andrews, Scott Andrew McCall
  • Publication number: 20080249448
    Abstract: An orthopedic bracing system for providing support to a joint of an individual is provided. The bracing system comprises a frame configured to conform to the individual's body and configured to contact the individual such that it can provide support to the joint. The frame has at least two portions configured to connect at least a first part of the individual's body to a second part of the individual's body. The bracing system further comprises a cable interconnected to the frame, and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the tightness level of the cable. In one alternate embodiment, the orthopedic bracing system comprises a frame having two portions, wherein each portion has a separate adjustment system. In this embodiment, each adjustment system comprises a cable interconnected to the frame, an adjustment mechanism, and a flexible strap interconnected to the frame by means of two anchor clips and two anchor pins, each anchor pin being movably connected to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Craig G. Stevenson, Jarvis K. Parry
  • Patent number: 6997891
    Abstract: A leg support system for transferring weight support from the ankle region of a leg to the upper portion of the calf just below the knee includes a weight-bearing support cuff and a pair of support members each having a foot portion positioned even or slightly lower than the natural position of the foot of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Brett Vecsey
  • Patent number: 6892574
    Abstract: An improved foot pressure testing structure which comprises a test memory mold plate, a meshed plate and an evenly distributed convex moldboard being stacked with each other on a sole, such that when a patient wears the foot pressure testing structure and walks several steps (or for several minutes) for a test, the test memory mold plate is pressed due to the weight and pressure produced by the patient and the time accumulated in such walking activity, which causes the bottom of the test memory mold plate to be attached closely to and embedded deeply into the meshed plate and the moldboard to form a concave line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventor: Ming-Jor Lo
  • Patent number: 6432073
    Abstract: An orthosis including a splint, a sole member detachably connectable to a surface of the splint, a fastener extending from the surface of the splint, an aperture extending through the sole member for receiving the fastener, a projection extending from the surface of the splint and spaced apart from the fastener, and a receptacle defined on the sole member for receiving the projection in a snap-fit relationship when the sole member is installed on the splint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Pior, Mark T. Ingersoll, Charles Hare, Richard D. Curley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6428493
    Abstract: An orthosis including a splint, a sole member detachably connectable to a surface of the splint, an adjustable fastener extending from the surface of the splint, an aperture extending through the sole member for receiving the adjustable fastener, a projection extending from the surface of the splint and spaced apart from the adjustable fastener and a cutout portion defined on the sole member for receiving the projection when the sole member is installed on the splint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Pior, Mark Thomas Ingersoll, Charles Hare
  • Patent number: 5891067
    Abstract: A removable sole for a walking cast, a walking cast having the removable sole, and a method of making the walking cast and the removable sole. A bandage is permanently bonded to a walking cast, and a sole body is removably attached to the bandage. The bandage has a top surface bonded to the bottom and side surfaces of the cast, and a bottom surface with a strip of hook and loop fastener material. When the cast is plaster, the bandage is preferably adhered to the cast while the plaster is still wet. When a fiberglass cast is used, an adhesive is applied to the top surface of the bandage to bond the bandage to the cast. The sole body has a concave top surface with a complimentary strip of hook and loop fastener material that mates with the hook and loop fastener material on the bandage. The loop fastener material on the bandage also protects the cast and the surface being walked on, when the sole body is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Benjamin David Reed
  • Patent number: 5827211
    Abstract: An orthotic boot device fittable about an appendage such as a foot to allow support and protection to the skin and underlying tissues covering bony protuberances of the appendage. The device surrounds the appendage and has tapered apertures into which the bony protuberances extend. The tapered apertures fit about the bony protuberances. The thickness of the device body exceeds the extent of the protuberances thereby reducing the likelihood of abrasion or ulceration to the skin covering the bony protuberances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: Daniel J. Sellinger
  • Patent number: 5827210
    Abstract: An orthopedic cast walker boot, that includes a tubular enclosure formed of a semi-flexible material having a first section member for covering the rear of the calf, ankle, heel, and sole of the foot; and a second section member for interfitting with the first section member; the second section member having an upper section for covering the shin area of the leg, and a lower section for covering the top area of the foot. The upper and lower sections being integrally connected by a pliable and flexible intermediate connecting section having multiple joints. Velcro fastening straps are provided for fastening and enclosing the first and second section members to form the tubular enclosure about the leg, the ankle, and the foot of the wearer; and traction treads means are adhesively attached to the bottom surface of the first section member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignees: Comed Inc., Johnson & Johnson Professional, Inc.
    Inventors: Morris Antar, Victor M. Nunes
  • Patent number: 5797862
    Abstract: A protective boot for patients with arterial disease has an insole formed with a heat activated material to from a permanent impression of the bottom of the patient's foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: William D. Lamont
  • Patent number: 5735805
    Abstract: A conventional foot orthosis has a stiff L-shaped splint including a substantially horizontal foot portion with a lower surface. A fabric anklet is on the foot orthosis and has a bottom surface extending over the bottom surface of the splint. An attachment screw is rotatably mounted on the foot portion of the splint and has an enlarged diameter head extending downwardly through an opening in the bottom surface of the anklet. An elongated toe plate has an aperture therein which communicates with a forwardly extending elongated slot. A planar sole plate is rigidly secured to a lower surface of the toe plate and has an aperture therein communicating with a rearwardly extending elongated slot. The apertures are adapted to register with each other to permit the head of the attachment screw to extend through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Restorative Care of America Incorporated
    Inventors: Constance V. Wasserman, Harold T. Varn, Clarence E. Hess
  • Patent number: 5433695
    Abstract: A foot piece of elastomeric material is provided for converting a new leg and foot cast and/or an already existing leg and foot cast into a walking cast by permanent attachment of the foot piece to a sole surface of the cast. The foot piece has an upper surface generally conforming to the shape and size of the sole surface of the cast and a layer of uncured adhesive material is provided on the upper surface. The adhesive layer is protected against curing or setting until ready for use by a thin layer of air-impervious film which is stripped or peeled away to initiate curing when the foot piece is pressed or forced against the sole surface of the cast and is held until the adhesive material cures or sets to provide a permanent adhesive attachment of the foot piece on the cast for converting the cast for walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: DM Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Denis B. Drennan
  • Patent number: 5429588
    Abstract: A Lower Leg Walker for the treatment of ankle fractures and a variety of other injuries to the foot and ankle, has a foot platform base comprising a rigid chassis of more or less parallelepiped shape. The chassis is substantially a plurality of ribs disposed at right angles, forming a grid and is over-moulded with resilient materials forming a shoe shape. The foot platform base supports and accommodates the human foot and has a distinctive, low, double rocker profile on its underside. The lower leg walker is provided with attachment hinges for securing a pair of upright side-members to the foot platform base and these are covered with hook and loop attachment material which releasably secures them to a wrap which is lined with terry material and encloses the foot, ankle and lower leg. The device is secured to the patient with a series of straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Innovative Care Ltd.
    Inventors: David E. Young, Colin A. Young
  • Patent number: 5370604
    Abstract: An orthosis to support the sole of a foot of a person comprising a support surface having a shape conforming substantially to the shape of the sole of the foot and the support surface comprises a first opening underlying a first portion of the sole of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Gene P. Bernardoni
  • Patent number: 5183036
    Abstract: A walker brace for temporary tightening from a close fit position during the support surface contact phase of gait when the patient'weight is applied to the sole to stabilize the leg, ankle and foot from undesirable movement. A leg support assembly (2) of the brace has multiple straps (15, 16) connected to an arm (4) for nesting the leg. A foot support assembly (3) has multiple straps (31, 32) connected to a foot support shell (28) for nesting the foot. An arm (5) is connected to the foot support shell (28) and articulates relative to the arm (4) at a controlled motion ankle hinge (6). A leg strap tightening mechanism (18) includes a tightening rod (20) and a cable (22) for progressive and differential tightening of the straps (15, 16) to stabilize the leg. A foot strap tightening mechanism (44) includes a buckle loop (34) and a cable (41) for tightening of the instep strap (32) to stabilize the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Richard G. Spademan
  • Patent number: 5135450
    Abstract: An improved exercise shoe including a generally semi-circular base for engaging a support surface on which the exercise shoe rocks with a range of rocking motion, the improvement providing the exercise shoe with a more limited range, particularly a variable more limited range of rocking motion. The more limited range of rocking motion includes a more limited range of forward rocking motion and a more limited range of rearward rocking motion, and particularly a variable more limited rearward range of rocking motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Prostretch, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. B. Smith, IV