Support Covering Patents (Class 602/60)
  • Patent number: 11247034
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a reduced pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters. Certain embodiments are directed to connectors used to connect fluid passage tube used in transmitting negative pressure to a fabric channel used in a suction adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Armstrong, Iain Michael Blackburn, Robert Emmerson, Michael B. Mosholder
  • Patent number: 11229803
    Abstract: Device for the treatment of arthritis and arthrosis of the extremities generally shaped as a case, in the form of a glove or a sock, which comprises: an inner layer made of a porous material (14); a second layer in the form of a paraffin-filled bladder (1) that covers the entire inner space; surrounding said inner paraffin layer (1), the following are placed: a Polytetrafluoroethylene splint (2) equipped with means designed to straighten the fingers or toes (wires made of nitinol or a similar material); a very thin layer made of latex or an insulating material (4); and, finally, an outer cover (6); it may further be equipped with wires or coils (5) around each finger or parallel to the palm or the back of the hand. Moreover, it is equipped with a control unit (12) for turning on and for controlling the temperatures and currents to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: DEMAC, S.A.
    Inventor: Jose Luis De La Torre Barreiro
  • Patent number: 11213416
    Abstract: An appendage brace assembly includes an openwork including an open proximal extremity, a distal extremity, and a volume therebetween. The openwork is stiff and jointless, and defines access points to the volume from proximate to the open proximal extremity to proximate to the distal extremity for enabling access to the appendage applied to the volume through the open proximal extremity. A restraint is carried by the openwork for restraining the appendage from being withdrawn from the volume through the open proximal extremity, when the restraint is releasably secured to the appendage applied to the volume through the open proximal extremity, and for enabling the appendage for being withdrawn from the volume through the open proximal extremity without interference from the openwork, when the restraint is released from the appendage applied to the volume through the open proximal extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Nathaniel M. Wright
  • Patent number: 11160689
    Abstract: A wound care device that can be effectively attached to a wide range of wound locations without the use of any adhesives, can apply controlled, consistent pressure to the wound, and can be configured to allow the clinician to see relevant areas of the patient's body is disclosed. The wound care device includes a contact pad connected with a securing strap. The securing strap includes an inelastic strap segment and an elastic strap segment. The elastic strap segment is coupled with an attachment segment, which attaches to the inelastic strap segment and cooperates with the elastic strap segment to compress the contact pad to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Lucy Crumrine
  • Patent number: 10940047
    Abstract: Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. The sealing member can also include a second adhesive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer. A plurality of apertures may extend through the second adhesive layer. Each aperture can expose at least a portion of the first adhesive layer through the second adhesive layer. A plurality of polymer particles may be disposed in the first adhesive layer. The polymer particles can be configured to dissolve in response to interaction with a switching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10912808
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a portion of a plant product to the epidermis of a human, the apparatus adapted to be removably fastened with a belt or strap to a human body, comprising: the belt or strap; at least one pocket or container adapted to removably receive the portion of the plant product, the at least one pocket or container comprising: a contact portion that contacts the human body, when the apparatus is removably fastened to the human body, an opposing portion, opposing the contact portion, the opposing portion adapted to allow the portion of the plant product to be removably inserted into the at least one pocket or container, the contact portion having a plurality of holes, the plurality of holes allowing the portion of the plant product to contact the epidermis, when the plant product is removably inserted into the at least one pocket or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Lichtenstein
  • Patent number: 10898387
    Abstract: Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. The sealing member can also include a second adhesive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer. A plurality of apertures may extend through the second adhesive layer. Each aperture can expose at least a portion of the first adhesive layer through the second adhesive layer. A plurality of polymer particles may be disposed in the first adhesive layer. The polymer particles can be configured to dissolve in response to interaction with a switching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10864116
    Abstract: Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. The sealing member can also include a second adhesive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer. A plurality of apertures may extend through the second adhesive layer. Each aperture can expose at least a portion of the first adhesive layer through the second adhesive layer. A plurality of polymer particles may be disposed in the first adhesive layer. The polymer particles can be configured to dissolve in response to interaction with a switching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10821028
    Abstract: Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. The sealing member can also include a second adhesive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer. A plurality of apertures may extend through the second adhesive layer. Each aperture can expose at least a portion of the first adhesive layer through the second adhesive layer. A plurality of polymer particles may be disposed in the first adhesive layer. The polymer particles can be configured to dissolve in response to interaction with a switching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10751211
    Abstract: A knee joint supporter includes a first anchor having a loop face, a main body including second anchor, first supporting and second supporting, connections joining the anchors and connecting the first anchor and main body, a first engaging joined to the second supporting and having a hook face to stick to the loop face, a second engaging joined to the first anchor and having a hook face to stick to the loop face, and a third engaging joined to the first supporting and having a hook face to the loop face. The first anchor fastens around a thigh of a wear. The second anchor extends below popliteal region. The first supporting extends on one side from below part corresponding to a patella, and the second supporting extends on the other side of the part corresponding to the patella and crosses the first supporting below the part corresponding to the patella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: KOWA COMPANY, LTD., ADVANCING INC., DMCHAIN COOPERATIVE
    Inventors: Akiharu Tsuchiya, Kenta Tsuzuranuki, Hitoshi Ojima, Hidenori Kaseno
  • Patent number: 10639205
    Abstract: Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. The sealing member can also include a second adhesive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer. A plurality of apertures may extend through the second adhesive layer. Each aperture can expose at least a portion of the first adhesive layer through the second adhesive layer. A plurality of polymer particles may be disposed in the first adhesive layer. The polymer particles can be configured to dissolve in response to interaction with a switching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10568772
    Abstract: Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. The sealing member can also include a second adhesive layer coupled to the first adhesive layer. A plurality of apertures may extend through the second adhesive layer. Each aperture can expose at least a portion of the first adhesive layer through the second adhesive layer. A plurality of polymer particles may be disposed in the first adhesive layer. The polymer particles can be configured to dissolve in response to interaction with a switching solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10433609
    Abstract: A garment worn by a wearer has an exterior shell and an interior shell with various impact absorbing material between the exterior shell and the interior shell. The impact absorbing material includes multiple structures, such as rods or filaments, capable of deforming when force is applied then returning to its state prior to application of the force. In various embodiments, a rate sensitive material (RSM) is positioned in one or more locations relative to the exterior shell and the interior shell of the garment to further attenuate impacts to the garment. The RSM changes its resistance to force based on a rate at which the material is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VICIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Reinhall, Paul C. Leonard, Travis Edward Glover, Andre Hunter Paggao Stone, Anton Perry Alferness, Kurt V. Fischer, Gary S. Kaplan, John T. Dardis, II, Samuel R. Browd
  • Patent number: 10123838
    Abstract: The present invention is a surgical drape that has several circumferential and longitudinal breakaway sections that can be easily removed to facilitate quick customization during surgery. The removable sections are fastened to the drape in a manner that reduces debris, which could cause contamination of the surgery field, as well as limit the potential injury to patients caused by the current use of scissors to customize drapes while in surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Sunjay Berdia
  • Patent number: 10117618
    Abstract: A two layer compression garment measuring system that displays a pressure indicia when the garment is stretched, wherein the pressure indicia is displayed by moving from a position under an opaque layer of material (at low or no pressure) to a position under a window or transparent or translucent layer of material (at higher pressure). When the indicia can be seen by an observer through the window or transparent or translucent layer, then the higher pressure has been reached. The viewed indicia optionally displays the pressure level. In various optional designs, the location of attachment between the two spaced-apart locations is adjustable, or the length of the upper layer is adjustable such that the attachment location can be aligned with the indicia. A design having a free ended upper layer is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MEDI MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Richardson, Moses A Lipshaw
  • Patent number: 10052221
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a first panel defining opposed first and second sides. A second panel has a first end secured to the first side of the first panel along a seam between upper and lower corners of the seam, and a second end defining at least one flap securable to the second side of the first panel at a location site. A first strap has a first end secured to the first side of the first panel and extends from an upper portion of the seam including the upper corner of the seam and overlies at least a portion of the second panel. A dynamic force strap helically extends between upper and lower portions of the orthopedic device and connects to the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Halldor Albertsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Helga Run Palsdottir
  • Patent number: 9907687
    Abstract: The ankle brace includes a calf body defining lateral and medial frontal sides spaced by a frontal opening, and first and second straps depending from the first and second frontal sides of the calf body, respectively. The first and second straps are arranged to extend juxtaposed across the opening and secure to the second and first frontal sides, respectively. The brace also includes opposed lateral and medial ankle struts pivotally attached to the calf body, and a footplate connected to the ankle struts. The medial ankle strut has greater rigidity than the lateral ankle strut. The calf body medial section has greater rigidity than the calf body lateral section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Palmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 9782514
    Abstract: The present application relates to a film forming composition for application to mammalian skin, which composition comprises at least one polyurethane based polymer together with at least one acrylate based polymer. The film forming composition provides effective skin coating with good adhesion to the skin, and may be used as a skin protector or a wound dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MED-TRADE PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Craig Julian Hardy, Andrew Darby
  • Patent number: 9605365
    Abstract: A compression article has an elastic base structure with an insert which is knitted double-ply and applies at least substantially a same compression pressure on a body of a wearer of an article as a base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BSN-JOBST GMBH
    Inventors: Sascha Platz, Stefan Dittmann, Juergen Greve
  • Patent number: 9579229
    Abstract: A hand joint supporter which can reduce the load on hand joints includes a first anchor section for tightening the wearer's forearm with a tubular knitted fabric, a second anchor section for tightening the palm and back of the wearer's hand with the fabric and a hole anchor section formed as a roughly circular through-hole in the vicinity of the second anchor section. A supporting section extends lengthwise in the fabric across the part covering the caprometacarpal joint and is joined to the first anchor section and the hole anchor section so as to support the wearer's hand joints. Stretch resistance, in the circumferential direction of the fabric of the first anchor part is larger than that of a base fabric section, and stretch resistance, in the length width direction of the fabric, of the supporting section is larger than that of the base fabric section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Matsuo, Hidefumi Koga
  • Patent number: 9339119
    Abstract: A baby support for supporting a baby positioned on a front torso of a supporting person. The baby support includes an elongated soft body that extends across a back torso of the supporting person and the baby. The baby support also includes fastening ends that overlap and secure to support the baby on the front torso of the supporting adult. The baby support may be configured to stretch to generate an elastic force to pull the back torso of the baby towards the back torso of the supporting person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Hayley Mullins
  • Patent number: 9289076
    Abstract: A baby support for supporting a baby positioned on a front torso of a supporting person. The baby support includes an elongated soft body that extends across a back torso of the supporting person and the baby. The baby support also includes fastening ends that overlap and secure to support the baby on the front torso of the supporting adult. The baby support may be configured to stretch to generate an elastic force to pull the back torso of the baby towards the back torso of the supporting person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Hayley Mullins
    Inventor: Hayley Mullins
  • Patent number: 9101354
    Abstract: An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible sleeve disposed in a generally cylindrical form between the inner and outer rings. The outer ring includes first and second circular tubes spaced apart axially with each including a lumen having a rigid, noncompliant split hoop positioned therein. The outer ring may be rolled over itself and around the annular axis to retract the sleeve with sufficient force to stretch the incision to the desired diameter. A gel cap seal may be coupled to the outer ring outside of the biological body to seal the opening produced by the wound retractor between the body cavity and outside the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Albrecht, Charles C. Hart, John R. Brustad, Gary M. Johnson, Jennifer T. Ko, Donald L. Gadberry
  • Patent number: 9050398
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a reduced pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters. Certain embodiments are directed to connectors used to connect fluid passage tube used in transmitting negative pressure to a fabric channel used in a suction adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Armstrong, Iain Michael Blackburn, Robert Emmerson, Michael B. Mosholder
  • Patent number: 9049889
    Abstract: A protective half sock for use in multi-stage recovery includes a sock body constructed of a rib knit with Terry cushion, and a knitted posterior welt configured with the sock body and defining a rear opening for insertion of a limb. The sock body may be constructed of a 3×1 rib knit with Terry cushion. The knitted posterior welt may be formed by a 1×1 rib knit. The half-sock includes wool fibers, polyester-coated elastomeric fibers, polyester fibers, and nylon fibers. The cross stretch of the welt is less than the cross stretch of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Tammy Grubisha
  • Publication number: 20150148723
    Abstract: Decorated braces, bandages, and clips thereof are provided herein. More specifically, provided herein is a support brace comprising a fabric material formed in a cylindrical shape to provide support to a body part, the fabric material defining a top opening and a bottom opening, and one or more decorative elements applied to an outer surface of the brace to decorate the brace. Also provided herein is a decorated support bandage set comprising a support bandage strip, one or more decorative elements applied to the support bandage strip over at least a portion of the support bandage strip, and one or more decorated clips, each decorated clip comprising a top having a decorative element, and a bottom having protruding teeth to engage a surface of the decorated bandage wrap to secure an end of the support bandage strip against itself after it is wrapped about a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Tracey Huff
  • Publication number: 20150119774
    Abstract: A protective wrap for a bandage or wound site is provided, wherein the wrap comprises a water impermeable and elastic material that shrouds a portion of a wearer's limb from moisture while showering. The device comprises an elongated wrap body having a pair of ends and an upper and lower edge. A first and second tie strap is disposed the wrap body and on the upper and lower edge, respectively. Along one end and along the interior surface of the wrap is a moisture absorbing material, while along a portion of the upper end is a second length of moisture absorbing material. The second length is also disposed on the interior surface and extends a portion or the substantial entirety of the upper edge length. The wearer places the wrap body around a limb and over an affected area, wherein the tie straps secure the wrap in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Rogers
  • Patent number: 9017274
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has a main body panel including a longitudinal length with a curved cross-section, and opposed lateral and medial sides. A posterior panel is secured to the lateral and medial sides of the main body panel, and is sized longitudinally shorter than the main body panel in a non-stretched condition. The posterior panel is secured to the main body panel in a pretensioned condition and spans the longitudinal length of the main body panel along the lateral and medial sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: James Forbes, Stacy Wyatt, Yessenia Lopez, Irving Hu
  • Patent number: 8986235
    Abstract: An ankle brace is provided that includes (a) a boot assembly having a semi-rigid or rigid support, (b) an adjustable stirrup configured to go under the arch of a wearer's foot, and (c) a lace and rotatable tightening mechanism configured to tighten the adjustable stirrup and pull it upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward L. Weaver, II, John R. Elrod
  • Patent number: 8916742
    Abstract: An engineered designed article providing multi-directional support. Portions of three or more overlapping, circular-like bodies are integrated on a flexible planar membrane into products, such as bandages, headgear, tool handles, lumbar pillows, backpacks, cervical supports, and back supports, to offer a multi-directional, (360° quadrant) support or pressure-concentrating area, to enhance specific support at the medial, lateral, inferior and/or superior part of a body part. The article can be made of material that is waterproof, acts as a shock absorber, and provides multi-directional support. Medicaments can be infused into the pressure-concentrating area of the support or into the membrane itself. An aperture for accepting IV needles is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph O. Smith
  • Patent number: 8911389
    Abstract: A knee joint bandage (1) is made of elastic material and has a pad assigned to the knee cap. The bandage is provided, on at least one side of the pad, with a flexible stabilizing rod (8,9) that extends along the length of the bandage. The stabilizing rod (8,9) is provided with a grip part and is embedded in a pocket arranged on the bandage (1) and which is firmly connected to the material of the bandage (1) at edge zones (10, 11) and at the end of the bandage arranged above the knee cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Holger Reinhardt, Uwe Berendt
  • Patent number: 8894598
    Abstract: A cushioning boot for bed-ridden patients. The boot includes a thickly-padded leg engaging portion and foot engaging portion with a front opening for easy insertion of a patient foot and leg. A series of stretchable, adjustable closure panels are removably secured to the boot for positioning and inserted leg in the proper orientation and retaining it in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence G Ponsi, Barbara T Skiba, Steven Brown
  • Patent number: 8887732
    Abstract: Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PRS Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Y. Choi, Nikhil Bhat
  • Patent number: 8858483
    Abstract: Provided is an Achilles tendon support capable of suppressing a dorsiflexion of an ankle joint as well as suppressing a twist of the ankle joint. The Achilles tendon support includes: an inner support section for covering an Achilles tendon and both side edge portions thereof, upper portions of the inner support section being fastenable to each other on a front side of an upper ankle portion with a hook and loop fastener; and an outer support section for covering the Achilles tendon and both the side edge portions thereof in a range from a sole through a back heel portion, upper portions of the outer support section being fastenable to an outer surface of the inner support section with a hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Sigmax Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Aya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8852133
    Abstract: Embodiments of the hyperextension brace assembly utilize a cross-strap attached to mounting facilities about a joint to limit the extension of limbs about the joint. The cross-strap assembly is positioned from a cross origin behind the joint to attachment points on upper and lower mounting facilities on the upper and lower limbs and provides an opposing tensile force that limits the extension of mounting facilities and the limbs. In embodiments for a knee joint, the brace assembly provides a resisting force to resist hyperextension of the knee. Embodiments of the assembly are able to accommodate different joints, different size wearer's of the assembly and different tension settings such as for athletes during competition. Embodiments of the brace can be used bilaterally and can be made without metal bracing to comply with the requirements of some sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Lonnie and Shannon Pavlos Trust
    Inventors: Lonnie E. Paulos, Kim A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8834395
    Abstract: A system for delivering a medical dressing onto an appendage, such as a finger or penis, of a patient includes a medical dressing defined by a flexible tubular sleeve that is configured to elastically expand radially, and a delivery device including a pair of pivotable spreader arms attached to a handle portion. The spreader arms of the delivery device are configured for insertion within the sleeve to enable radial expansion from a first diameter to a larger second diameter and positioning of the medical dressing onto the desired anatomical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jamye Lynn Becker, Felix Takor Oben
  • Patent number: 8827941
    Abstract: A multi-piece therapeutic cover that assembles to warm, cushion and stabilize the thigh of a below-knee amputee. A thigh piece contains a resiliently rigid channel piece and several laterally extending, wings including sizing tabs that overlap and cooperate with associated straps. A stump contact piece, end cap piece and knee cover piece contain foam pads to cushion the stump end and knee. Strips of hook and loop fastener material arrayed about the surfaces of the protector pieces judiciously overlap to contain the protector pieces to each other and the limb. Buckled straps further support the protector assembly to the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: William Davis, Michael Vitse
  • Patent number: 8827940
    Abstract: This lumbar support belt (1) may be fitted around the lower part of a patient's trunk; it comprises a strip (2) of elastic textile material provided at each end with means for attaching the strip to itself and at least two posterior boning elements made of an elastic material (5a, 5b) positioned one on each side of the transverse mid-plane (A) of the strip; the belt may be positioned on the patient in such a way that the ends of the strip fasten together over the abdominal region of the patient and the posterior boning elements (5a, 5b) press against the lumbar region of the patient; in addition, the posterior boning elements (5a, 5b) are arranged in a V-shape in such a way that the posterior boning elements (5a, 5b) converge towards the lumbo-sacral region of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Gibaud
    Inventor: Lionel Anquetil
  • Publication number: 20140213956
    Abstract: The invention provides an adhesive support article for supporting a body part of a user. A single-sided stretchable adhesive tape blank is precut into a sheet having a central anchoring portion and a plurality of outwardly extending fingers. The sheet is marked with visual indicators to guide the user of the support article for applying the central anchoring portion onto a first exterior surface of the body part and for stretching the fingers before adhering them at a predetermined distance away from the central anchoring portion. The adhesive support article can also be provided in a support system with at least one corresponding body landmark article, providing further guidance for applying the support article to the desired body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Ray ARBESMAN, Kevin JARDINE
  • Patent number: 8790287
    Abstract: An orthopedic padding including an elongate spacer fabric having spaced faces interconnected and separated by an intermediate spacer area, the spaced faces having a knitted construction different from a knitted construction of the intermediate spacer area, and the elongate fabric constructed at least in part of hydrophobic monofilament yarn knitted in an open construction for breathability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Evans
  • Patent number: 8784347
    Abstract: A post-surgery, high-back, compression garment is described for post-operatively immobilizing surgically corrected tissues to ensure proper healing and provide molded gluteal-shaping power-net domes that preserve desired anatomic curvature enhancements and corrections in the gluteal regions of the human body during convalescence following contouring gluteoplasty procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Veronica C. Smith
  • Patent number: 8784349
    Abstract: A knee brace for use by athletes or others requiring protection and support of the knee. The knee brace protects against abnormal motions of the knee, and provides direct and indirect patella stabilization. A base comprised of elastic material is configured to closely fit around portions of the knee and adjacent leg portions. The knee brace includes at least one upright support member attached to a lateral side of the base, where the upright support member is curved with an upper portion bending away from the front central axis of the brace and a lower portion that bends toward the front central axis of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald E. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8776798
    Abstract: Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: PRS Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Y. Choi, Nikhil Bhat
  • Patent number: 8764694
    Abstract: This invention is related to wound care in humans and animals, and they reduce the use of adhesives. Also allows the process of wound dressing to be faster, easier, and applicable even with one hand. In these models, a support unit and straps are used. These straps are stretchable and attach to a zone of the hook fastener on the support on a detachable, re-attachable basis. In some models the support unit will function as the stabilizer of the system or to make the functions simpler. The main idea is used in making multiple models for use in different areas of the body. In other models the unit allows guarding the skin and wound site or for the protection of the wound. All in all, the applicant has tried to introduce units for improving the humans and animals life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • 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: 8747341
    Abstract: A compression garment for treating edema is disclosed. The garment may include first and second bands. Each of the bands may comprise a first end, second end opposite the first end, and an intermediate portion located between the first and second ends. The first and second bands may each comprise short-stretch material having a maximum elastic elongation in the range of about 15% up to about 100%. The first band may wrap around a first portion of a patient's limb. The second band may wrap around a second portion of the limb. The first and second bands may be applied such that the intermediate portion of the first band and the intermediate portion of the second band abut without overlapping one another. Once applied, the garment may provide therapeutic compression to the patient's limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Farrow Medical Innovations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Wade P. Farrow, Barry L. Creighton
  • Patent number: 8740828
    Abstract: A method of forming a compression device including providing a wicking layer having a perimeter generally corresponding to a perimeter of the device and a surface area comprising the area bounded by the perimeter of the wicking layer. A bladder segment is provided including opposing bladder layers of air-impermeable bladder material defining an inflatable bladder. The bladder segment has a surface area less than the surface area of the wicking layer. An outer layer is provided having openings therein. A portion of the wicking layer is not overlaid by the bladder segment by virtue of the bladder segment having a smaller surface area than the surface area of the wicking layer. The portion of the wicking layer not overlaid by the bladder segment is overlaid by openings in the outer layer. A compression device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jennie Brown, Malcolm G. Bock, Raymond Avitable
  • Patent number: 8742196
    Abstract: The invention provides an adhesive support article for supporting a body part of a user. A single-sided stretchable adhesive tape blank is precut into a sheet having a central anchoring portion and a plurality of outwardly extending fingers. The sheet is marked with visual indicators to guide the user of the support article for applying the central anchoring portion onto a first exterior surface of the body part and for stretching the fingers before adhering them at a predetermined distance away from the central anchoring portion. The adhesive support article can also be provided in a support system with at least one corresponding body landmark article, providing further guidance for applying the support article to the desired body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ray Arbesman, Kevin Jardine
  • Patent number: 8734371
    Abstract: An ankle brace is configured with a lateral anterior talofibular (ATF) strap and an inversion control strap affixed to a non-rigid brace body coupled to a semi-rigid orthotic arch support. The brace may be quickly donned and doffed by a wearer, and provides prophylactic or post-injury support to the ATF ligament without unduly restricting the wearer's motion. As a result, the wearer may participate in physical activity without significant impairment in range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Eddy Leonard Robertson
  • Patent number: 8721578
    Abstract: An ankle stabilizing apparatus for minimizing inversion and eversion of the foot, and more specifically, a body member having at least one cuff member positioned against a cuff portion of the body member, wherein the cuff member defines at least one opening for receiving at least one stabilizing strap such that the cuff and stabilizing strap dynamically apply a variable force against the body member and ankle. The apparatus promotes variable compression against the ankle upon application and during wear. The apparatus also resists distal migration during wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lee Gaylord