Woven, Knit, Or Nonwoven Fiber Pattern Patents (Class 602/76)
  • Patent number: 10335257
    Abstract: Resorbable three-dimensional implants that can be temporarily deformed, implanted by minimally invasive means, and resume their original shape in vivo, have been developed. These implants are particularly suitable for use in minimally invasive procedures for tissue reinforcement, repair of hernias, and applications where it is desirable for the implant to contour in vivo to an anatomical shape, such as the inguinofemoral region. In the preferred embodiment, the implants are made from meshes of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate monofilament that have reinforced outlying borders that allow the meshes to form three-dimensional shapes that can be temporarily deformed. These implants can resume three-dimensional shapes after being temporarily deformed that contour to the host's tissue or an anatomical shape, for example, in the repair of a hernia, and particularly a hernia in the inguinofemoral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: Said Rizk, Amit Ganatra, Antonio Fosco, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 10226325
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant delivery system and methods incorporating a guide member having a temporary fixation member on or adjacent to the distal end. The point of fixation defines a target site for placement of the tendon repair implant which is subsequently affixed to the tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson
  • Patent number: 10226384
    Abstract: An anisotropic wound drape for treating a wound on a patient includes a flexible sheet for placing over a tissue site. The flexible sheet includes a first isotropic zone, and a second isotropic zone. The first isotropic zone and the second isotropic zone are configured to provide the flexible sheet with anisotropic stretching properties. The anisotropic drape may used as part of a reduced-pressure wound treatment system. Other systems and methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marvin Kazala, Jr., Justin Alexander Long, Robert Peyton Wilkes, Royce W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10159553
    Abstract: A mesh to repair a hole in a muscle wall includes a resilient mesh body and fortifying structure such as mesh portions of thicker weave than other portions, or strengthening members that can be engaged with the mesh and then removed from the mesh once the mesh is place over the hole. The same principles can be applied to a plug that is engaged with the mesh for filling the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Insightra Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Amato
  • Patent number: 9707259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a diffusional magnetic patch, which is a medical device for application in the treatment of disc hernia and sports injuries, including a special formulation that acts mechanically with diffusional effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Metuas Medikal Saglik Hizmetleri Danismanlik Ihracat Ithalat Limited Sirketi
    Inventors: Tuba Calik Durmaz, Mehmet Sorar
  • Patent number: 9561093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymeric mesh implant for use in reconstruction of tissue defects, which mesh implant comprises a first set of fibers arranged in a first pattern comprising apertures, wherein each aperture, or a subset thereof, comprises an elastic fiber arranged in a first direction of the mesh implant such that when the mesh implant is stretched in this first direction, the elastic fibers are elongated and also exert a restoring force on the first pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: NOVUS SCIENTIFIC AB
    Inventors: Torbjörn Mathisen, Henrik Magnusson
  • Patent number: 9279201
    Abstract: An elastic warp knitted fabric which exhibits excellent extensibility and extension recovery characteristics and gives good wearing feeling, has excellent motion followability, can contribute to improvement in movement function, further has no limitation in applications due to extension force thereof, and can be used as the material of a garment less likely to lose the shape due to wearing. The elastic warp knitted fabric of the present invention is the elastic warp knitted fabric knitted at least two guide bars, and is characterized in that the elastic fibers are arranged on at least one guide bar and inelastic fibers are arranged on the other guide bar, respectively, both an extension force in the warp direction and that in the weft direction are 100 cN to 600 cN, in extension by 80% of the said knitted fabric, that the ratio of the extension force in the warp direction to that in the weft direction is 0.8 to 1.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoichi Akita
  • Patent number: 8887315
    Abstract: The orthopedic support garment includes a garment body made of stretchable fabric and configured to be worn in a form-fitting manner on the upper body of a wearer. The garment body has a front body portion, a rear body portion joined to the front body portion, and right and left sleeve portions attached to the front and rear body portions. Also provided is at least one tensor band laid out along one of the front and rear body portions in a manner intended to substantially correspond to at least one of the fascial lines extending along the upper body of the wearer. When the garment is worn by the wearer, the at least one tensor band may be placed in tension so as to provide proprioceptive feedback to the wearer during movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Erin Lynn Boynton
  • 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: 8710290
    Abstract: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of manufacturing a therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal comprising the steps of providing a permeable substrate, and forming a plurality of depressions into a surface of the permeable substrate to provide the therapeutic device. A method of treating a wound comprises: providing a permeable structure comprising a plurality of randomly disposed fibers and having i) a plurality of wound surface contact elements disposed between end portions of the structure, and ii) a plurality of voids defined by the contact elements; and applying the permeable structure to at least one surface of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Boehringer, John Karpowicz, Amitabha Mitra, Christopher L. Radl
  • Patent number: 8663145
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient with a strap is provided. The method includes providing a strap including a retainer portion, a base portion opposing the retainer portion, a foam layer having a first surface, and a fabric layer having a second surface, the foam layer having an elasticity greater than the fabric layer, contacting a body portion of a patient with the first surface, and retaining the strap against the body portion by connecting the retainer portion to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bonutti Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Publication number: 20140052043
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elastic bandage for creating a compression dressing comprising foam and a textile material having a textile inner layer that can be placed on the skin and at least one outer layer. The inner layer contains a woven, mesh and/or knit fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: LOHMANN & RAUSCHER GmbH
    Inventors: ERIK STEINLECHNER, IRIS DISTELRATH
  • Publication number: 20130303957
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices, in particular body support bandages and orthoses, for the human or animal body having at least one element, which generates or provides supporting force, compression or introduction of pressure, and which comprises or consists of shape memory material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventor: Hans B. Bauerfeind
  • Patent number: 8562553
    Abstract: A compression bandage shaped as an elongate rectangle is made of a textile fabric on which a hook strip is fastened along a narrow side of a small portion of a lateral face, or hook side. The fabric contains elastic filaments running in a longitudinal direction and, in a transverse direction, includes virtually inelastic supporting filaments having a spring constant in the longitudinal direction that ranges from 0.3 to 3 Newtons/cm of longitudinal stretching and a per meter length and per decimeter width of the compression bandage. Small loops made of soft filaments are interwoven and distributed uniformly over the entire area of the lateral face, or fleece side, opposite the hook strip. These small loops are oriented approximately perpendicularly to the lateral face, in size and distance from one another, and are complementary to the hooks of the hook strip for forming a releasable hook-and-loop closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Dorethea Naumann
  • Patent number: 8524974
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8500670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a variable tension chest support for use by patients having undergone thoracic surgery. The chest support may be worn directly on the skin of a patient and comprises a band of stretchable material and one or more grips which are wholly or partially concealed within pockets with which the patient may alter the tension of the chest encircling band. The device allows a patient to modify the level of tension applied to the chest, thus managing the recovery process, while providing a basic level of support at all times the support is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Doris Hjorth Hansen
  • Patent number: 8481803
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8376972
    Abstract: A wound treatment device comprises a wound surface contacting plug (10) and a cover (24) for covering the wound surface (22) and the plug (10), wherein said plug (10) consists of a flat textile isolating material comprising at least one first surface layer (12), one second surface layer (14) and one intermediate space (18) arranged between said surface layers (12, 14). At least the first surface layer (12) is provided with a biocompatible surface and a structure which enables a liquid to pass and prevents a wound tissue from growing in said structure. The intermediate space (18) is provided with isolating threads (16) elastically holding the first surface layer (12) and the second surface layer at a certain distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Wilhelm Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 8267880
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elastic adhesive unidirectional bandage and to a method for the production and the use thereof. The inventive bandage is embodied in the form of a segment, exhibits elastic and adhesive properties and is designed, in particular for supporting joints and preventing and maximally reducing injuries in certain body regions. The bandage segment is held in position during a long time by means of the adhesive properties thereof and supports natural movements by the elasticity thereof without constrictions and folds. Even, when the bandage is carried for a long time, it does not provoke a foreign body feeling. The bandage segment is easily applicable and optimally anatomically adaptable by the specific design of the elastic areas (for example, only the partial areas of the segment are elastic) and by corresponding shape thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Gerd Ritzdorf, Thomas Hill
  • Patent number: 8237010
    Abstract: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of manufacturing a therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal comprising the steps of providing a permeable substrate, and forming a plurality of depressions into a surface of the permeable substrate to provide the therapeutic device. A method of treating a wound comprises: providing a permeable structure comprising a plurality of randomly disposed fibers and having i) a plurality of wound surface contact elements disposed between end portions of the structure, and ii) a plurality of voids defined by the contact elements; and applying the permeable structure to at least one surface of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Boehringer, John Karpowicz, Christopher L. Radl
  • Publication number: 20120116282
    Abstract: The orthosis comprises an elastic compressive distal portion extending upwards from the ankle and associated with an adjoining containment proximal portion covering a region of the calf extending between the level of the junction point between the Achilles tendon and the calf muscle and the level situated beneath the tibial tuberosity. This containment proximal portion is an essentially non-elastic deformable tubular portion made by knitting with a thermoformable yarn, and it is knitted continuously with the elastic compressive distal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Innothera Topic International
    Inventors: Francois CROS, Pauline Rafstedt
  • Publication number: 20120078156
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Sascha Platz, Stefan Dittmann, Juergen Greve
  • Patent number: 8030227
    Abstract: A photocurable fixture for orthopedic surgery has a base material and a photocurable resin retained in the base material and containing a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer and a photopolymerization initiator which absorbs a light within a range of 400 to 700 nm. The urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer being represented by the following formula (I), where A denotes a diisocyanate residue, and each of X and Y denotes a residue obtained by removing a hydroxy group from a (meth)acrylate having a hydroxy group. In formula (I) at least 40 mol % of X and Y is a residue obtained by removing a hydroxy group from a (meth)acrylate having a hydroxy group represented by the following formula (II), where in Formula (II) each of R1 to R6 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Alcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Nakasugi, Yoshikazu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8025631
    Abstract: An undercast liner for being applied to an anatomical shape of a patient and overlaid with a cast material. An elongate fabric has two opposing faces and an intermediate spacer area that both separates and interconnects the opposed faces. The liner is constructed at least in part of hydrophobic, water resistant monofilament yarn for providing enhanced water resistance, light weight, breathability and resistance to collapse and degradation due to moisture and bacteria during extended use to the liner. The liner has sufficient stretch in both a length-wise and width-wise direction to facilitate conforming the undercast liner around the anatomical shape without wrinkling during application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Shitij Chabba
  • Patent number: 8022266
    Abstract: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of treating a wound comprises the steps of providing a permeable structure comprising a plurality of randomly disposed fibers and having i) a plurality of wound surface contact elements disposed between end portions of the structure, and ii) a plurality of voids defined by the contact elements; and applying the permeable structure to at least one surface of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Boehringer, John Karpowicz, Amitabha Mitra, Christopher L. Radl
  • Patent number: 7972288
    Abstract: A medical bandaging product, including a sleeve formed of moisture-impervious material and sealable to prevent entry of moisture, and a medical material positioned in the sleeve and sealed therein against entry of moisture until use. The medical material is a substrate having two marginal areas of relatively lower modulus yarns and/or a more open knitted structure to provide reduced abrasion against the skin. A reactive system on the substrate 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: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Shitij Chabba, Martin O'Hara, John C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7960603
    Abstract: A medical bandage is disclosed including a knitted spacer fabric cover or padding positioned in surrounding relation on a moisture-hardenable substrate. A reactive system is applied to and into the thickness of the substrate. The reactive system having a first state wherein the substrate remains in a flexible, conformable condition and a second state wherein the reactive system hardens, simultaneously hardening the substrate into a desired conformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Evans
  • Publication number: 20110137223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of flexible medical devices. More particularly, the present invention relates to flexible fabric bandages comprising inter-woven stretchable material with anti-slip characteristics and storage devices for protecting the bandages while not in use, for administering the bandages during use, and for re-packaging the bandages after use. In an embodiment, the present invention provides a flexible medical device comprising: a base fabric woven of elastic material and of a weave operably configured to provide a fabric having an upper surface and a lower surface and which is capable of being stretched longitudinally and laterally; and elastic silicone thread interwoven into the base fabric in a manner that provides the silicone thread exposed longitudinally along the lower surface of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: M. Tyson Daniel
  • Patent number: 7956233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support system particularly intended for treatment and prevention of diseases of venous origin, characterized in that it comprises a first support layer, which is composed of an elastic band attached across its entire surface to an absorbent layer, and a second support layer, which is a self-adhesive elastic band. This support system has a dynamic coefficient of elasticity of between 5 and 55 Newton/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Laboratoires Urgo
    Inventors: Serge Lecomte, Guy Dupasquier, Catherine Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 7951104
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing supplemental support to the arm and/or elbow region of an individual. In one exemplary implementation, a brace for a user's arm is provided comprising a rigid element including arm-engaging portions and a strap of flexible material configured to encircle the arm. Moreover, the exemplary rigid element and strap may be further characterized in that the strap comprises an elastic nature or portion that provides a force (such as a compressive or constraining force) to the user's arm, the arm-engaging portions include muscle/tendon-engaging regions that each engage the user's arm along a leading face/edge, with various leading faces/edges corresponding to the muscle/tendon-engaging regions being positioned in relationship with each other to apply a desired pressure or force to the user's arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: James Bowmar Rodgers, Jr., Maurice Arthur LeBlanc, Jr., Raymond Neil Bilsey
  • Patent number: 7951443
    Abstract: A taping tape includes: a base material 12 having elasticity; an adhesive layer attached to one side of the base material 12; and plural slits 14 that are formed along one direction on an inner side of the base material 12 and are arranged parallel to each other. Both side edge portions 12a and 12b of the base material 12 in the vicinities of end portions of the slits 14 are formed obliquely to each other towards a longitudinal direction center of the base material 12 from the vicinities of the end portions of the slits 14 to base material end portions 12c and 12d positioned on extensions of the slits 14. The end portions of the slits 14 curve towards the center of the base material 12 along the side edge portions 12a and 12b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Esaki Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenzo Esaki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7884258
    Abstract: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of treating a wound comprises the steps of providing a permeable structure comprising a plurality of randomly disposed fibers and having i) a plurality of wound surface contact elements disposed between end portions of the structure, and ii) a plurality of voids defined by the contact elements; and applying the permeable structure to at least one surface of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Boehringer, John Karpowicz, Amitabha Mitra, Christopher L. Radl
  • Patent number: 7750200
    Abstract: A material for producing a support bandage, which comprises a support. Said support is coated and/or impregnated with a curable plastic material and at least partially configured by a leno fabric comprising warp yarns that cross between two weft yarns running in parallel. Said leno fabric comprises at least one additional warp yarn that is located between two pairs of crossing warp yarns and does not cross any other warp yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Lohmann & Rauscher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut Leuprecht
  • Publication number: 20100168636
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compression device and particularly a compression device provided with fastening means to provide an adjustability of the circumference enabling controllable compression of the device. In particular, present invention relates to a compression device or legging with fastening means comprising a tongue with multiple zip fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: CAMP SCANDINAVIA AB
    Inventor: Peter Allard
  • Publication number: 20100168634
    Abstract: A stretchable bandage comprises a knitted fabric comprising a plurality of yarns (b), (c) of a first inelastic material, e.g. viscose knitted together with yarns (a}, (d), of a second elastically extensible material (e.g. elastane). As shown, the yarns may be knitted from a pair of yarns, one viscose (c) and one elastane (d) fed together and occupying a common yarn path, and separated from the next such pair of yarns by a viscose yarn (b) and an elastane yarn (a) fed separately as single yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MEDLOCK MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Leeming, Damian Antonio Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20100137776
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compression or support stocking to encase a human leg, comprising 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 1 amounts to 90%-100% of the pressure at measuring point B. The invention further relates to the use of a compression or support stocking for treating Ulcus cruris venosum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Antje Virkus, Erik Berndt
  • Patent number: 7713222
    Abstract: A medical bandaging product fabricated of a rib-knitted fabric constructed of synthetic yarns selected from the group of acrylic, polyester and polypropylene yarns. An elastic yarn provides elasticity to the fabric, and an effective amount of a water repelling treatment is applied to the fabric for imparting water-repellent characteristics. The fabric may be used as a cast liner or as a protective wrapping of a splint product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Martin O'Hara
  • Patent number: 7618390
    Abstract: An integrated bandaging system for encircling the abdomen of a horse. A ventral access opening selectively provides access to the horse's abdomen while the bandage remains in place. This ventral access opening is normally covered by a ventral window cover. However, the window cover may be easily opened so that an old dressing can be removed, an abdominal wound can be cleaned, and a new dressing applied. The invention has four major components: a main wrap, a saddle bridge, a ventral window cover, and a brace. The main wrap is easily placed around the horse's abdomen and secured using VELCRO® fasteners. It includes the ventral access opening. The saddle bridge attaches over the top of the main wrap and adjustably applies tension to the horse's mid section. The ventral window cover attaches over the ventral access opening and provides further adjustment of the tension on the abdomen. The brace applies over the points of the horse's shoulders, between the front legs, and over the ventral chest region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Bryan E. Kilbey
  • Publication number: 20090275873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a circular knit fabric for use in compression therapy of lymphedemas, having a surface with a patterned structure with protuberances (1) which, when in contact with the body part to be treated with compression therapy, exert pressure on the surface of the body part and which, when the body part moves, produce a massaging effect. To create such a circular knit fabric that is comfortable to the wearer and that, when worn, exerts a sufficiently high compressive pressure on the body part to be treated and, at the same time, improves lymph drainage, the invention proposes that the structured surface have a regular pattern in the form of chambers (2) that are bounded by protuberances (1), with the chambers (2a, 2b, 2c) that are adjacent to each other being connected to each other by means of connecting channels (3) in the longitudinal direction (L) of the circular knit fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Julius Zorn GmbH
    Inventor: Karl ACHTELSTETTER
  • Publication number: 20090254017
    Abstract: A compression garment comprising panels of elasticised fabric joined by seams of flat lock stitching to define, when worn, specific areas of compression, areas of compression being: the perineum, caesarian wound area and rectus abdominus muscles; or the perineum and the pelvic joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Carmella DUMPSON, Sinead O'Donovan
  • Publication number: 20090234265
    Abstract: A compression adjustable fabric and/or garment, system, and/or method can include a compression element (a) integrated into a fabric structure, (b) having a compressive pressure capability independent from compressive pressure capabilities inherent in the fabric structure, and (c) adjustable to provide various compressive pressures. In such a garment, the compressive pressure provided by the garment can be adjusted in all or part of the garment while the garment is being worn. The compressive pressures in different parts of the garment may be independently adjustable. The compression element can further comprise an inflatable tube and/or an electrically stimulatable yarn. The compression element can be integrated into the fabric structure by being knit into, or laid in, the fabric structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Reid, JR., Edward Grant, Meghan Sarah Hegarty, Frederick Livingston
  • Publication number: 20090192430
    Abstract: A medical bandage is disclosed including a knitted spacer fabric cover or padding positioned in surrounding relation on a moisture-hardenable substrate. A reactive system is applied to and into the thickness of the substrate. The reactive system having a first state wherein the substrate remains in a flexible, conformable condition and a second state wherein the reactive system hardens, simultaneously hardening the substrate into a desired conformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: BSN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: John C. Evans
  • Patent number: 7549971
    Abstract: A garment (1) for providing compressive forces to a torso to help eliminate or reduce swelling caused by an accumulation of lymph fluid in the torso region. An embodiment of the present invention includes an outer covering (10) of compression fabric, wide shoulder straps (22, 24), front and back panels of compression fabric (12, 14, 16, 18), a non-rolling rib band (72), axilla gussets (82, 84), and both front closure (40) and back closure (50). The garment may also include one or more princess seams (102, 104, 102?, 104?) so as to enable the front panel(s) to encapsulate and hold the user's breasts in place at the same time that compressive forces are applied, as well as one or more front shelves (132, 134) in the front panel(s) for providing upward compressive support to the breast tissue, thereby holding the tissue in a proper neutral position so that inward compressive forces acting on the tissue provide maximum effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Lightning2 LLC
    Inventors: Lesli R. Bell, Eugenie Z. Lindahl
  • Publication number: 20090112145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support system particularly intended for treatment and prevention of diseases of venous origin, characterized in that it comprises a first support layer, which is composed of an elastic band attached across its entire surface to an absorbent layer, and a second support layer, which is a self-adhesive elastic band. This support system has a dynamic coefficient of elasticity of between 5 and 55 Newton/cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: LABORATOIRES URGO
    Inventors: Serge Lecomte, Guy Dupasquier, Catherine Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20090099497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bandage with lengthwise elasticity in the warp direction, comprising a textile expanse woven in leno weave and having weft threads, leno threads and elastically extensible core threads. The core threads are cotton-elastic threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2006
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Harald Jung, Frauke Haensch, Karlheinz Szombach
  • Publication number: 20090076432
    Abstract: A compression garment comprises a plurality of longitudinal yarns arranged to form a fabric having a length and generally parallel to the length, and a plurality of transverse elastomeric yarns connecting adjacent longitudinal yarns and equally spaced about a length of the longitudinal yarns. In a stretched state, the longitudinal yarns are spaced from one another and remain generally parallel to the length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Martin Winkler
  • Patent number: 7498477
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20080195019
    Abstract: A medical bandage consists of a knit fabric made from loop yarns without inlaid yarns. The loop yarns are multifilament yarns having at least one elastic filament, a plurality of synthetic microfilaments and a plurality of cellulose or cellulosic filaments. The bandage has a linear and a non-linear stretching regime, with an operating point lying between them. When it is applied to a patient, it is elastically stretched to the operating point, which allows to generate reproducible, well defined compression forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Stefan Ganzoni
  • Publication number: 20080045876
    Abstract: A compression dressing and method of use is provided. The dressing is self-adherent, washable and reusable and provides a selected and generally constant pressure to the surface of an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Nola Janene McVicker