Tubular Patents (Class 602/63)
  • Patent number: 10285840
    Abstract: An anterior cruciate ligament support band is disclosed that includes an elastic, generally x-shaped body with a pair of diverging upper arms and a pair of diverging lower arms. The respective ends of the upper arms may be fastened to each other and the respective ends of the lower arms may be fastened to each other. The body is placed against the posterior side of the wearer's leg at the knee joint, while the ends of the upper arms are fastened together above the knee joint on the front of the leg and the ends of the lower arms are fastened together below the knee joint on the front of the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Scott M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10076436
    Abstract: Various implementations include a wearable foot garment that includes a forefoot portion, a midfoot portion, and an ankle portion. The midfoot portion includes two high compression zones and a reduced compression zone between the high compression zones. The first high compression zone is configured for providing compression in a radially inward direction toward the wearer's foot adjacent a proximal end of the wearer's plantar aponeurosis. The second high compression zone is configured for providing compression in a radially inward direction toward the wearer's foot adjacent distal ends of metatarsals of the wearer. The compressive strength in the high compression zones is greater than the compressive strength in the reduced compression zone. In some implementations, the ankle portion and midfoot portion define a heel opening, and the forefoot portion includes a plantar surface area on which an adhesive film is disposed for increasing the friction contact of the forefoot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apolla Performace Wear LLC
    Inventors: Kaycee Jones, Aiesha Ashby
  • Patent number: 9439799
    Abstract: A joint support device is provided. The joint support device may include a first tubular layer and a second tubular layer both made of crisscrossing fibers. The crisscrossing fibers of the first tubular layer may be oriented in a spiral in a first direction and the crisscrossing fibers of the second tubular layer may be oriented in a spiral in an opposite direction of the first direction. The first and second tubular layers may be layered together and may be attached to an existing elastic knee brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Franklin Woodrow Chandler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9398880
    Abstract: A Wearable Orthopedic/Orthotic Device for diagnostics and therapy of an equine limb comprises a soft tissue compression material and a sheet of stretchable laminate material for soft tissue compression and bracing. The device includes a stretchable, porous and breathable polyurethane membrane to allow a certain degree of perspiration and heat to escape while retaining a therapeutic amount of heat. The device includes an intelligent textile layer, including fibertronics, organic electronics, other forms of e-textiles and sensors for monitoring parameters associated with tendon and ligament injuries in sub clinical time periods. The device may include an acoustic sensor for detecting the speed and frequency of sound traveling through underlying tissue onto which an acoustic signal is emitted. In a diagnostic monitoring method, parameters associated with the health tissue of the equine limb and body is wirelessly transmitted by the device to an external receiver for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Kelly Annette Vanscoy Barnett
  • Patent number: 9301552
    Abstract: A compression stocking is described with anti-slip means at the bottom surface of the stocking sole. The anti-slip means comprises one or more elongate grip members having a wave shape. The sole comprises a fabric tread and at least a portion of the elongate grip members overlies the tread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: DICKSON & DICKSON HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventor: Dianne Dickson
  • Patent number: 9204986
    Abstract: A compression foot garment is integrally knit of a body yarn, and adapted for wear on a foot of a user. The foot garment incorporates first and second high compression zones, and a compression release zone between the high compression zones. The first high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot below the plantar fascia between the calcaneus and metatarso-phalangeal joints and generally around the midfoot. The second high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot above the calcaneus and generally around an ankle of the user. The first and second high compression zones may comprise elastic yarns integrated with the body yarn. The compression release zone is adapted for applying reduced compression to the foot in an area between the first and second high compression zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ING Source, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Higgins
  • 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: 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: 8845567
    Abstract: A knee bandage is provided comprising a bandage base element and at least one massage pelotte. The bandage base element includes a central kneecap region, a thigh region and a lower leg region. The massage pelotte is fixed in the massage region of the base element and has massage elements oriented inwards towards the leg. The massage region is located in the thigh region and is allocated to a trigger point or trigger region of the musculus vastus lateralis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Medi GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jens Herresthal
  • 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: 8708938
    Abstract: A low density fabric substrate for a medical bandaging product. The substrate has a plurality of longitudinally-extending voids formed in the fabric for permitting water penetration through the fabric thickness from one of the major faces to the other major faces. A reactive system is impregnated into or coated onto the substrate and remains stable when maintained in substantially moisture-free conditions and hardens upon exposure to sufficient moisture to form a rigid, self supporting structure. A soft, flexible protective material covers at least one of the major faces of the substrate along its length to provide a cushioning barrier between the substrate and the skin of a patient when the material is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Shitij Chabba, Martin O'Hara
  • Patent number: 8690811
    Abstract: A knee brace includes a sleeve; and a plurality of flaps including a first lateral flap coupled to a first side of the sleeve and configured to extend toward a center of the sleeve; a second lateral flap coupled to a second side of the sleeve substantially opposite to the first side and configured to extend toward a center of the sleeve and overlap with the first transverse flap; a first transverse flap and a second transverse flap coupled to a rear side of the sleeve and configured to wrap around the first side and the second side of the sleeve, respectively, and overlap the first and second lateral flaps. Additionally, the knee brace may include a lower flap as an anterior cruciate ligament support and first and second transverse straps configured to extend over the plurality of flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Fox
  • Publication number: 20140058311
    Abstract: A compression foot garment is integrally knit of a body yarn, and adapted for wear on a foot of a user. The foot garment incorporates first and second high compression zones, and a compression release zone between the high compression zones. The first high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot below the plantar fascia between the calcaneus and metatarso-phalangeal joints and generally around the midfoot. The second high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot above the calcaneus and generally around an ankle of the user. The first and second high compression zones may comprise elastic yarns integrated with the body yarn. The compression release zone is adapted for applying reduced compression to the foot in an area between the first and second high compression zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ING Source, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Higgins
  • Patent number: 8628488
    Abstract: A compression wrap for providing pressure to an injured portion of a joint of a limb is provided. The compression wrap includes a pocket portion for receiving compression insert. The compression wrap further includes a strap connected to the pocket portion and adjustably securing the compression wrap to the limb. A buckle loop connected to the opposite side of the pocket portion as the strap adjustably receives the strap to adjust the size of the strap. Further, the strap portion and the pocket portion are configured such that when the compression wrap is attached to the limb of a person having an injury proximate the joint, the pocket portion is positionable to apply a load to the location of the injury while the strap portion is spaced away from the crease of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Richard J. Serola
  • Patent number: 8603019
    Abstract: A joint compression wrap (10) is knitted in an integrated knit format to have an oversized joint pouch (15) from which a joint crest (16) extends that is knitted in a rib stitch format that is free of wrinkles when donned. A lower limb portion (14) extends downwardly from the joint pouch and crest and has a constant compression force while an oppositely disposed upper limb portion (12) may have a graduated compression force. The upper limb portion compression force being less than the lower limb portion compression force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Albahealth, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Hermanson, Jim Tipton, Willie York
  • Patent number: 8597219
    Abstract: The invention provides, in various embodiments, braces that are capable of stabilizing an injured limb, particularly an injured wrist. An exemplary brace fits across the injury in contact with the user's limb and has an adjustable casing and compressible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: DJO, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Hargrave, Eugene Prais
  • Patent number: 8579843
    Abstract: A knee joint bandage made of elastic textile material having a profiled insert encompassing the kneecap in a recess, the insert being covered by an overlay fastened to the textile material. Within the profile insert is a flexible, non-expandable tensioning member for connecting the regions of the kneecap poles on the fibula side in an arc around the kneecap wherein the distance between these regions increases during bending of the knee joint, the distance of the arc from the connecting line of the knee poles is decreased, and the tensioning member presses on the adjacent side of the kneecap, displacing the same medially and centering it. The bandage is provided with a flexible tensioning band, which partially covers the kneecap in its peripheral area relative to the tensioning member, the tensioning band substantially extends in the direction between the kneecap poles such that it counteracts a lifting of the kneecap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Hans H. Bauerfeind, Wolfgang Krause, Heinrich Hess, Rainer Scheuermann
  • Patent number: 8517963
    Abstract: The proposed device includes two segments adapted to enclose a body part in a form-fitting manner. Each segment contains an electroactive-material-based actuator, which is adapted to receive an electrical control signal and in response thereto adjust the actuator's morphology, so as to cause the segment to apply a basic pressure profile to the body part. A pressure transition is adapted to redistribute the basic pressure profiles between the first and second segments. A control signal in respect of the first segment causes the pressure transition system to apply a first adjusted pressure profile to at least part of the second portion of the body part, and vice versa, a control signal in respect of the second segment causes the pressure transition system to apply a second adjusted pressure profile to at least a part of the first portion of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Swelling Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Larson, Landy Toth
  • Patent number: 8512268
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orthopedic auxiliary aid such as a bandage, orthesis, splint, support, compressive clothing and/or knitted item or similar for the therapy or support of corresponding body parts, comprising a functional element have additional therapeutic effects. Said orthopedic auxiliary aid is a compressive knitted part that comprises at least one receiving device for the additional functional element and at least one opening that is embedded in the knitted item allowing access to the receiving device, said opening does not negatively modify the compression properties of the auxiliary aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Medi GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Weihermueller
  • Patent number: 8491514
    Abstract: Provided is a therapeutic compression apparatus that includes a compression material. In one example, the apparatus includes a large surface area of a single sheet of compression material. The apparatus may include indicia that allow it to be trimmed to fit a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Farrow Medical Innovations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Barry L. Creighton, Wade P. Farrow
  • Patent number: 8491515
    Abstract: The invention is a sleeve for application to a human extremity. The sleeve has a tubular structure with distal and proximal openings, a pre-flexed section between the openings, and distal and proximal contact zones on opposing sides of the pre-flexed section. At least the distal contact zone extends from the pre-flexed section in a conically tapering manner. A distal end zone is disposed between the distal contact zone and the distal end. The distal end zone may also be conically tapered toward the distal end, and in one embodiment has a different degree of taper that the distal contact zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Scott Schneider
  • Patent number: 8469913
    Abstract: An injured limb protector (10) includes a pad (11), a tubular pad cover (12) surrounding the pad, and a tubular sleeve (13). The pad is a dual density material having an outer layer (16) which is made of a high density material bonded to an inner layer (17) which is made of a low density material. The outer layer is scored or cut to allow manipulation of the pad to conform to an elbow or heel. The pad includes a central portion (19), two oppositely disposed end flaps (22) and two oppositely disposed side flaps (23), which allow it to be formed into a cup-shaped pad. The sleeve is provided with a visible alignment line (26) oriented longitudinally upon the one side (15) of the sleeve to which the pad is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Albahealth, LLC
    Inventor: Hermanson Jon
  • Patent number: 8444584
    Abstract: A compression hose adapted to be worn to cover at least the calf and foot of a leg of an individual, and a method for medically treating the individual with the compression hose. The compression hose includes connected leg and foot portions formed of an elastic fabric material and adapted to cover, respectively, the calf and foot of the individual. A heel opening is located between the leg and foot portions so as to be located in the compression hose to coincide with the heel of the leg of the individual. The heel opening has a perimeter defined by a stitch that limits stretching and expansion of the heel opening relative to stretching and expansion of the leg and foot portions of the compression hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: DM Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Denis Burke Drennan
  • Patent number: 8376977
    Abstract: A method of treating a condition of a patient's limb is disclosed. The method may use a compression garment wrappable about the limb and a template comprising markings showing where to trim the compression garment to fit a smaller size limb. Measurements may be taken of a circumference of the limb of the patient. Next, the template may be positioned to overlay at least a portion of the compression garment. The compression garment may then be cut or trimmed proximate a marking of the markings matching the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Wade P. Farrow, Barry L. Creighton
  • Patent number: 8353887
    Abstract: A sperm collection device includes an open/close unit including two open/close members openably and closably supported about a hinge and core pieces supported by the open/close members. The core pieces are configured to open and close with the open/close members and to form an insertion space when the open/close members are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Tenga Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8348873
    Abstract: A device which comprises an enclosure of a plastics material, having an opening at an end thereof with fastening means to enable the opening to be closed around a limb or stump with an affected part contained within the enclosure, and including a fluid-absorbent material within the enclosure. The device is particularly suitable for use in the treatment of leg ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Crawford Woundcare Limited
    Inventor: Stephen George Edward Barker
  • Patent number: 8323226
    Abstract: The invention provides a multilayer sleeve liner for application to the skin of a limb before applying a cast or brace. The liner is readily conformable to the limb configuration. It has a first layer that is applied to the skin. This has protective and cushioning functions. A second layer has a mesh structure that encircles the limb. It is constructed so that when its first end is pulled away from its second end, the encirclement of the limb is tightened. When one end of the mesh is attached to one end of the cast, and the other end is attached to another end of the cast, tension on the limb will tighten the liner. Without removing the cast, the liner may be adjusted by releasing one end of the mesh from the cast, and increasing or decreasing tension as necessary, then reattaching the mesh to the cast. A third layer may be provided to prevent adhesion of the cast to the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Martin William Roche, Alvin S. Blum
  • Patent number: 8317736
    Abstract: A compression or support stocking encases a human leg. The stocking has a first understocking and a first overstocking, each with a leg section and a foot section, which can be worn over each other, wherein the understocking has a continuous pressure progression in the area between measuring points B and B1, and the pressure at measuring point B1 amounts to 90%-100% of the pressure at measuring point B. The compression or support stocking can be used for treating Ulcus cruris venosum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Antje Virkus, Erik Berndt
  • Publication number: 20120277649
    Abstract: A knee joint supporter which can improve the stability of the knee joint, reduce the wearer's fatigue and reduce the load on the patellar tendon includes a first anchor section formed by wrapping one end of a tubular knitted fabric around the wearer's thigh to tighten it with the fabric, a second anchor section formed by wrapping the other end of the fabric around the wearer's lower thigh to tighten it with the fabric, and a substantially U-shaped knitted supporting section joined to the first anchor section, covering the wearer's patella region and thus supporting the wearer's patella. In the circumferential direction of the fabric, the stretch resistance of the two anchor parts are larger than the stretch resistance of a base fabric section. In the length width direction of the fabric, the stretch resistance of the supporting section is larger than the stretch resistance of the base fabric section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Matsuo, Hidefumi Koga
  • Patent number: 8250677
    Abstract: Device to cover a penis for aesthetic purposes, for visual enhancement, and for various other reasons. The device has a hood that fits over the glans penis and a covering for wrapping about the penis shaft. The device is secured in place by tucking a free end of the covering between layers of wrapped material, or by looping a testicle ring around the base of the testicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Synhergy Holding LLC
    Inventors: Ramona C. Nicolosi, Sharon Stevens
  • Patent number: 8237008
    Abstract: The partially rigid bandage apparatus has a band having a first end spaced apart from a second end, a pair of identical spaced apart sides, a top and a bottom, a fastening device releasably fastening the first end to the second end, an opening disposed within about a center of the band, a rigid bubble disposed atop and extended above the opening, the rigid bubble affixed to a border of the opening via an accordion membrane that allows distal and proximal movement of the bubble with regard to the band, such that a selected body sight is protected from abrasion and impact, the apparatus repeatedly reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Jose A. Alessandrini
  • Publication number: 20120191028
    Abstract: A veterinary dressing sock for positioning and holding a medical dressing on a wound site located on the foot of a pet providing both protection for the foot as well as breathability and moisture control at the wound site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Therese Leigh Entler
  • Patent number: 8226732
    Abstract: A prosthesis comprising an elastomeric liner sized and configured to surround a limb of a patient about a knee joint, the liner having an inner surface for facing the limb of the patient and an outer surface defining an anterior region and a posterior region which are demarcated by an imaginary plane extending midway between the front most portion and rear most portion of the limb along the length of the limb, wherein the anterior region has an anterior material secured thereto and the posterior region has a posterior material secured thereto and the anterior and posterior materials having equal transverse elongation, and the anterior material having a longitudinal elongation greater than the longitudinal elongation of said posterior material, whereby when said prosthesis is donned onto a limb of a patient over the knee and the limb is flexed about the knee, buckling of the prosthesis about the knee is substantially reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Alps South, LLC
    Inventors: Aldo A. Laghi, Kevin McLoone
  • Patent number: 8216169
    Abstract: A wrist support sleeve is adapted to extend over a wearer's hand and wrist from a location below the ends of the fingers tip to a position just past the wrist region. The sleeve has an opening for receiving the wearer's thumb. A first portion of the sleeve extends around the lower part and opposite sides of a wearer's hand and wrist and has spaced side edges located in an upper region of the sleeve. An insert panel of a different material to the first sleeve portion is secured between spaced side edges of the first portion, so as to extend across the tipper portion of a wearer's hand and wrist when the device is worn. The insert panel material is a strong elastic material which has a higher stiffness than the rest of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brownmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelia Koby, Ian MacMorran
  • Patent number: 8187212
    Abstract: An orthopaedic appliance includes a body, a protrusion extending inwardly from the body, positioned on the body to apply pressure on a proximal portion of the soleus muscle, and means for applying pressure to the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Beactive Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Akiva Shmidman
  • Patent number: 8118765
    Abstract: A joint protector of a sheet-shaped flexible material, including an essentially tubular body, which is provided with a curved configuration for adaptation to a joint, and which is sewn together with at least one seam, between a first edge of a first material portion and a second edge of a second material portion, is distinguished in that the seam between said edges extends along a curve, which defines a recessed area of material of the first material portion at an essentially central portion of the first edge, and which defines an enlarged area of material of the second material portion at an essentially central portion of the second edge, that the first material portion is provided with a contracting action to the recessed area of material through the seam for achieving a curved configuration of the tubular body. The invention also concerns a blank and a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Otto Bock Scandinavia AB
    Inventor: Stefan Magnusson
  • Patent number: 8100847
    Abstract: A protective skin covering has at least three distinct layers that can be worn on multiple parts of the human body. An inner layer substantially surrounds an area over which a protective skin covering is to be worn, and is constructed of soft, non-abrasive fabric. A middle layer provides padding to protect a wearer against impact with foreign objects. An outer layer is a durable, flexible, material (such as, for example, nylon or other similar material) that protects the middle layer, protects the skin of the wearer, resists wear and tear, and provides a surface for decorative designs or other attractive features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Louis J. Fournet, II
  • Publication number: 20120010550
    Abstract: A lightweight, flexible, aerating, compressive, thermal material. Perforations allow the treatment area to aerate. Thermal capacity of the invention allows for hot or cold treatment in a manner that compressively supports the object undergoing thermal treatment while maintaining maximum mobility. The material is made from an elastomer such as polyurethane with the addition of silicon and vegetable oil. Resin is used to color the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Paul N. Weinberg, Yvette B. Scherpenborg
  • Patent number: 8070705
    Abstract: A protective sleeve for a body extremity, such as an arm or a leg. The sleeve includes a spacer textile formed into a self-supporting tube for protecting the extremity from pressure, friction, shear, skin tears and bruising. The tube can have a wide end and a narrow end. The extremity slides through the wide end of the tube and the narrow tube end then slides over the foot or hand. Because these tubes are self-supporting, the sleeve can remain coextensive with the extremity while maintaining a loose fit, even during vigorous exercise. The spacer textile provides for both pressure relief and moisture transmission from the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: HipSaver, Incorporated
    Inventor: Edward L. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8052630
    Abstract: A compression garment or pad for selective application for treatment of lymphedema evidenced at various locations of the body. The pad includes a pair or series of layers of hermetically sealed material, that can capture pressurized air, when applied therein, and is formed through the patterned sealing of the layers of the pad together, at select locations, to form air pockets that can selectively apply isolated points of pressure to the patient's affected area, without disrupting normal vascular and lymphatic functioning. The pad is design cut, for either use in that matter, or for application as a garment to various segments of the body and can apply pressure over the entire affected area. The pad includes valves that allows for injection of measurable air, to the desired pressure points, or its deflation, after treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Kloecker, Kent F. Schien, James A. Muir, Richard P. Lux
  • Patent number: 7998068
    Abstract: An instrument access device (500) comprises a distal O-ring (11) for insertion into a wound interior, a proximal member for location externally of a wound opening and a sleeve (12) extending in two layers between the distal O-ring (11) and the proximal member. The proximal member comprises an inner proximal ring member (25) and an outer proximal ring member (24) between which the sleeve (12) is led. A seal housing (300) is mounted to the inner proximal ring member (25). A gelatinous elastomeric seal (302) with a pinhole opening (303) therethrough is received in the housing (300). An instrument may be extended through the seal (302) to access the wound interior through the retracted wound opening in a sealed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ATROPOS Limited
    Inventors: Frank Bonadio, John Butler, Trevor Vaugh
  • Patent number: 7985195
    Abstract: A dressing having a flexible sleeve shaped to accommodate a substantially cylindrical body or plant portion, the sleeve having a lining which is substantially non-adherent to the body or plant part being bandaged and having a peripheral securement means which attaches two peripheral portions to each other without those portions being circumferentially adhered to the sleeve portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Brooke Jennings-Spring
  • Patent number: 7959592
    Abstract: A lightweight, flexible, aerating, compressive, thermal material. Perforations allow the treatment area to aerate. Thermal capacity of the invention allows for hot or cold treatment in a manner that compressively supports the object undergoing thermal treatment while maintaining maximum mobility. The material is made from an elastomer such as polyurethane with the addition of silicon and vegetable oil. Resin is used to color the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Therogel, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul N. Weinberg, Yvette B. Scherpenborg
  • Patent number: 7930782
    Abstract: A tear and fatigue resistant gels, gel composites, and gel articles including collapsible articles having two or more communicating internal volumes like cavities when depressed by external pressure or force is capable of collapsing unto itself in a controllable and directionally preselected manner by venting static air within said internal through openings in said gel article, said gel of said article having rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom suitable for cushioning, cushioning composites, cushioning gel liners, cushioning composite gel liners, and other uses of selected shape gels, gel composites, and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Publication number: 20110077573
    Abstract: A wound wrap system for an animal features a flexible wrap with a cover layer and an absorbent liner layer. Flexible straps at one or both side edges of the wrap are used in belt-like connections to loop around a body part of the animal to secure the absorbent material of the wrap over a wounded area of the body part. In embodiments for use on an animal's torso or front leg, an additional strap arrangement at an end edge lies perpendicular to the other straps when the wrap and straps are laid out flat and is extendable in a connection across a back of the animal's neck in use of the wrap. Absorbent pads or inserts are selectively securable against the wrap's liner for use in early stages of wound recovery, where leakage is more prominent, and subsequently removable for later healing stages. All components are washable for re-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Karen Pain
  • Patent number: 7905852
    Abstract: A dressing having a flexible sleeve shaped to accommodate a substantially cylindrical body portion, the sleeve having a lining which is substantially non-adherent to the body part being bandaged and having a peripheral securement means which attaches two peripheral portions to each other without those portions being circumferentially adhered to the sleeve portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Jennings-Spring
  • Patent number: 7905847
    Abstract: A device which comprises an enclosure of a plastics material, having an opening at an end thereof with fastening means to enable the opening to be closed around a limb or stump with an affected part contained within the enclosure, and including a fluid-absorbent material within the enclosure. The device is particularly suitable for use in the treatment of leg ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Ark Therapeutics Limited
    Inventor: Stephen George Edward Barker
  • Publication number: 20110034848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compression bandage for mammals, in particular for horses, comprising a tubular bandage (1) made of an elastic textile material, which can be opened and closed along a longitudinal slit (2) by means of fastening elements. To design this type of bandage in such a manner that it can be applied to the leg of a mammal using the easiest possible technique and that it can ensure an excellent fit even over an extended period of time so that the most uniformly constant and defined compressive pressure is exerted by the bandage on the leg of the mammal, the present invention proposes that the fastening elements comprise a zipper (3) which extends along the longitudinal slit (2), at last one fastener strap (4) which, when closed, straddles the longitudinal slit (2) in the transverse direction, and a hook fastener (5) which extends along the longitudinal slit (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: JULIUS ZORN GMBH
    Inventor: Franz LUTZ
  • Publication number: 20100331746
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of using of enoxaparin for reducing the risk of death in acutely ill medical patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: AVENTIS PHARMA S.A.
    Inventor: Bruno DESLANDES
  • Patent number: 7857777
    Abstract: The proposed device includes two segments adapted to enclose a body part in a form-fitting manner. Each segment contains an electroactive-material-based actuator, which is adapted to receive an electrical control signal and in response thereto adjust the actuator's morphology, so as to cause the segment to apply a basic pressure profile to the body part. A pressure transition is adapted to redistribute the basic pressure profiles between the first and second segments. A control signal in respect of the first segment causes the pressure transition system to apply a first adjusted pressure profile to at least part of the second portion of the body part, and vice versa, a control signal in respect of the second segment causes the pressure transition system to apply a second adjusted pressure profile to at least a part of the first portion of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Larson, Landy Toth