By Chemically Reactive Material (e.g., Plaster Cast) Patents (Class 602/8)
  • Patent number: 10874561
    Abstract: A casting tape package system is provided comprising an outer package defining a first interior portion enclosing a casting tape substrate including curable casting formulation and a second interior portion enclosing a curing agent. In certain embodiments, the curing agent is separated from the casting tape substrate by a barrier which is breakable to release the curing agent to activate the curable casting formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Andover Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Murphy, Khaled El-Tahlawy, Julie K. Gatto, James T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10729802
    Abstract: The present technology relates to composites, apparatuses, systems, and methods that are based on a photocurable composite useful for stabilizing, supporting, or otherwise healing an injured limb. The photocurable composite includes a light-curable resin and a filler material, where the light-curable resin includes about 50 vol % to about 99 vol % (based on the volume of the light-curable resin) of an acrylate-functionalized oligomer, wherein the backbone of the oligomer comprises a polyurethane, a polyether, a polyester, or a combination of any two or more thereof; about 1 vol % to about 50 vol % of a radical-reactive diluent; about 0.001 vol % to about 2 vol % of a photoinitiator; and optionally about 0.05 to about 25 vol % of a surface cure protection agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: REBOOT MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Lomakin, Madalyn Berns, Jeff Maynard
  • Patent number: 10463544
    Abstract: A unitized cast system for immobilizing and supporting a body part. The unitized casting system includes a first inner layer for padding and dissipating heat against the patient's skin. A second layer is formed from a thermoformable structural material such as perforated plastic. A protective third outer layer is provided to provide insulation for the second layer. These three layers are formed together to form a unitized cast system that is easily formed and applied to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DJO, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 10463543
    Abstract: An orthopedic splint system comprising self curing splinting system that is applied to an injured limb without use of water. The splint material is contained in tear resistant outer pouch and an inner protective sleeve where a water-laden gel is contained in a pouch situated in direct contact with the splint material. The liquid pouch will be torn when a longitudinal tab, which is an integral part of the pouch, is pulled out releasing the water-laden gel which will come in contact with the splint system causing it to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: JOINT INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Zafer Termanini
  • Patent number: 10456301
    Abstract: A thermal reflective layer provided either separately or in combination with a wound dressing is provided. The wound dressing typically includes a top layer, and a bottom layer on an opposite side of the wound dressing from the top layer. The thermal reflective layer is positioned between the top and bottom layers and is formed of a plurality of thermal reflecting domes arranged in an array configuration with apexes of each dome oriented toward the bottom layer of the wound dressing facing the wound upon which the wound dressing is configured for placement. This configuration reflects body heat back on to the wound when the wound dressing is in place, and more rapidly increases the wound surface to a physiologically optimum healing temperature more rapidly than other conventional wound dressings, which improves the facilitation of wound healing. The configuration also enables wound visualization, and required wound piercing procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HEALTHKO, LLC
    Inventor: Jeanine M. Salamone
  • Patent number: 10383773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical cast having a dual structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Jong Kun Han
  • Patent number: 10350103
    Abstract: Orthopedic splinting materials and methods for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity of a human or animal are disclosed. The methods include applying a foam to the limb or extremity and allowing the foam to set to sufficient rigidity. A kit for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity includes a dispenser for a foamable composition. A spine board and method of making the spine board are disclosed. In situ preparation and application of a compression bandage are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Kevin D. Martin
  • Patent number: 10130543
    Abstract: In an initial configuration a device comprises a casing containing: a plurality of beads, a rupturable first container containing one or more isocyanates and a rupturable second container containing one or more polyols, wherein in the final configuration the casing is substantially filled by a polyurethane in which the plurality of beads are embedded. In an intermediate configuration the device is transformed from the initial configuration to a final configuration by rupturing the first container and rupturing the second container so that the one or more isocyanates react with the one or more polyols in a reaction that forms the polyurethane. As the polyurethane is formed during the reaction the polyurethane surrounds the plurality of beads. The device may be molded as the polyurethane is formed in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IZI Medical Products, LLC
    Inventor: Nelson L. Huldin
  • Patent number: 10085872
    Abstract: A device comprising a casing and having an initial configuration, an intermediate configuration, and a final configuration, wherein in the initial configuration the casing contains: a plurality of beads, a rupturable first container containing one or more isocyanates and a rupturable second container containing one or more polyols. In the final configuration the casing is substantially filled by a polyurethane in which the plurality of beads is embedded. In the intermediate configuration the device is transformed from the initial configuration to the final configuration by rupturing the first container and rupturing the second container so that the one or more isocyanates react with the one or more polyols in a reaction that forms the polyurethane. As the polyurethane is formed during the reaction the polyurethane surrounds the plurality of beads. The casing includes one or more vent tubes configured to allow gases formed by the reaction to escape the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: IZI Medical Products, LLC
    Inventor: Nelson L. Huldin
  • Patent number: 9834522
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are derivatives of phenolic and melamine compounds, methods of making these derivatives, and methods of using them. The compounds include phenolic and melamine compounds with multi-functional acrylate groups, polyethylene glycol and amino groups. The compounds may be cured to form resins that may be used in a variety of applications, such as paints, hydrogels, polyacrylate super absorbent polymers (SAPs), adhesives, composites, sealants, fillers, fire retardants, crosslinking agents, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Georgius Abidal Adam
  • Patent number: 9669611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for connecting sheet metal parts (4) to form a laminated core (11), wherein sheet metal parts (4) are separated, in particular punched, from a sheet metal strip (2) that has, at least in some areas, a layer having curable polymer adhesive (12), and the sheet metal parts (4) are preliminarily connected to form a laminated core (11), the preliminary connection comprising plasticizing the adhesive (12) at least in some areas and joining the sheet metal parts (4) in order to connect the sheet metal parts by means of the plasticized adhesive (12) of at least one of the sheet metal parts (4), and in a subsequent step the laminated core (11) having preliminarily connected sheet metal parts (4) is subjected to a curing of the adhesive (12). In order to create an advantageous connection between the sheet metal parts, the plasticizing of the adhesive (12) comprises the introduction of a softener (16), in particular H2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Voestalpine Stahl GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Peruzzi, Ronald Fluch, Reinhold Stotz, Bernhard Strauss, Franz Dorninger
  • Patent number: 9615957
    Abstract: A surgical cast venting material comprises a waterproof, flexible substrate made of a plastics material and having first and second sides. The first side has a plurality of shallow, concave recesses distributed over the substrate and spaced-apart from one another while the second side has a plurality of protrusions distributed across the substrate. The substrate is perforated with a plurality of small holes distributed across its length and width. Also, a surgical cast venting device is disclosed for venting a bent region of a patient's limb. It has a flexible, central portion that can cover a major part of the bent region of the limb including opposite side surfaces and a front or rear surface. The device also has flexible connecting straps extending from two corners of the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Alessandro Aldo Barberio
  • Patent number: 9561128
    Abstract: A unitized cast system for immobilizing and supporting a body part. The unitized casting system includes a first inner layer for padding and dissipating heat against the patient's skin. A second layer is formed from a thermoformable structural material such as perforated plastic. A protective third outer layer is provided to provide insulation for the second layer. These three layers are formed together to form a unitized cast system that is easily formed and applied to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: EXOS LLC
    Inventor: Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 9492171
    Abstract: An article useful for atraumatic care and/or closure of wounds, as well as for repairing torn or ripped fabric is provided. The article comprises a substrate having opposing first and second major surfaces, a plurality of raised anchoring members disposed across the first major surface, and an optional adhesive pre-mounted adjacent the second major surface. A separate adhesive could also be used to mount the article to the desired underlying surface to be repaired. The substrate is a flexible and conformal continuous web that can be cut into pieces to custom fit the wound or fabric opening. Using the anchoring members and a thread, the pieces can be drawn together to correspondingly draw the tissue or fabric on either side(s) of the opening together, thereby closing the opening without piercing or suturing/sewing together the underlying tissue or fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Creative Technology Concepts LLC
    Inventor: Bart Patenaude
  • Patent number: 9433535
    Abstract: A system that is clinically and effically sound, consisting of proprietary components that not only address the needs of the clinician but are universally utilized in a concise protocol covering a wide range of indications and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Michael G Crago
  • Patent number: 9427489
    Abstract: Orthopedic splinting materials and methods for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity of a human or animal comprising applying a foam to the limb or extremity and allowing the foam set to sufficient rigidity, which can be in less than 60 seconds. The foam, such as a Spray Polyurethane Foam, can be sprayed directly on the skin without producing an amount of heat release that is painful or uncomfortable on the skin. Also provided is a kit for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity comprising a dispenser comprising the present foam. Further provided is situ preparation and application of a compression bandage on an injured patient in an emergency or combat situation comprising applying the present foam. A spine board and a method for making the same comprising applying the present foam to the patient's back, then contacting the foam with a board or flat surface before the foam sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin D. Martin
  • Patent number: 9237773
    Abstract: A self-securing forearm guard used to protect a user's upper extremity during athletic training and competition. The current design incorporates heat moldable materials that allows an athlete to customize the guard's fit around their forearm using pressure applied by hand, and wherein the arm guard will retain the desired shape after the pressure is released, and thereby stay securely attached to said athlete's forearm without the need for straps and/or removable fasteners. The arm guard is adapted to protect a user's forearm during athletic activities such as skiing past and through ski gates, wherein it is common for a skier's forearm to intentionally contact the poles of such gates when skiing at a high rate of speed therethrough, thereby avoiding varying degrees of injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Samuel Ben Perlmutter
  • Patent number: 9211208
    Abstract: An orthosis and a method for the production thereof are provided. The orthosis includes a first support section and at least one further support section that form a three-dimensional support body. The support sections rest on the patient and support limbs or body areas of the patient. The orthosis also comprises fixing means which engage on the support body and which fix the orthosis on the patient. The support body comprising the support sections includes a reinforcing structure that comprises a support layer onto which at least one reinforcing thread is sewn. A pattern layout of the reinforcing thread is oriented along force lines corresponding to stresses that occur in the support body. The layout of the reinforcing thread lies within a surface on the support layer, said surface corresponding to a two-dimensional pattern layout of the three-dimensional support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: WILHELM JULIUS TEUFEL GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Blum, Christoph Thiel
  • Patent number: 9204679
    Abstract: Provided is a protective insert to be received into a pocket of a protective athletic headwear. The protective insert includes an outer layer, at least one pliable middle layer, and a pliable inner layer. The outer layer includes an arrangement of first openings that extend at least partially through the outer layer. The at least one pliable middle layer has at least one arrangement of openings that extend at least partially through the at least one pliable middle layer. The outer layer, the at least one pliable middle layer and the pliable inner layer are sealed such that the openings form sealed air pockets in the at least one first pliable middle layer between the outer layer and the pliable inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Robert E. Cleva
  • Patent number: 9192504
    Abstract: A method of constructing a total contact cast, that includes the steps of wrapping a lower leg with foam from above the malleoli to mid-calf, covering the foot and lower leg with stockinette; covering the foot and ankle with cast padding, and applying cast tape to the leg over the previously-applied foam and allowing the cast tape to harden. A foam pad and lateral and medial malleolar pads are applied to the leg section of the cast and a foot and ankle positioning device is applied to the leg, and cast tape is applied over the lower leg and foot and allowing the cast tape to harden. A walking support is applied to the foot. A foot and ankle positioner for a total contact cast is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Andrews, Scott Andrew McCall
  • Patent number: 8940357
    Abstract: A medical device, such as a medical wire, which includes a coating applied to the surface of the medical wire. The coating includes a base layer bonded to the surface of the medical wire and an at least partially transparent low-friction top coat applied to the base layer. The base layer includes heat activated pigments that change color when heated above a color shifting temperature. In one embodiment, the color of the pigment in one area contrasts with the color of the pigment in an adjacent area without otherwise affecting the low-friction surface of the coating. The areas of different color created in locations along the length of the low-friction coated medical wire form markings which, as an example, enable a surgeon to determine the length of the medical wire inserted into a body by observing the markings on the portion of the marked medical wire located exterior to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Innovatech LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Nesbitt
  • Publication number: 20150005684
    Abstract: A medical bandaging product that includes a flexible medical material including an elongate fabric, a reactive system, and microspheres. In certain aspects, a component of the reactive system is homogeneously impregnated into or coated throughout the flexible medical material without being encapsulated in the microspheres such that the reactive system remains stable and non-activated in the absence of an activating agent, and hardens upon activation by exposure to the activating agent to form a rigid, self-supporting structure. In this aspect, the microspheres are homogeneously impregnated into or coated throughout the flexible medical material, the microspheres encapsulate an activating agent and are configured to release the activating agent to form the rigid, self-supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: 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: 8647288
    Abstract: A multi-phase orthopedic system including a moisture-impervious sleeve, a moldable splint including a covered resin-impregnated substrate, an elongate removable wrap for retaining the splint on the limb, and a removable cast for application to the limb during a subsequent treatment phase including a cast body having an interior side and exterior side, and a flap carried by the body and movable between an open position, and a closed position overlying a part of the cast body to be applied to a treatment area of the limb, the flap adapted to cover and retain between the cast body and the flap the splint worn by the patient during the initial treatment phase in the same position as the location of the splint during the initial treatment phase. A method of immobilizing a limb in multiple treatment phases utilizing the multi-phase orthopedic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Koen Jozef Maria Jorissen
  • Patent number: 8608676
    Abstract: A moisture-resistant multi-phase orthopedic system and method including a single layer, three-dimensional knitted fabric having an open structure for providing enhanced moisture transfer from the skin outwardly into the atmosphere and a flap carried by the body and movable between an open position and a closed position overlying a part of the cast body to be applied to a treatment area of the limb. The flap is adapted to cover and retain between the cast body and the flap the splint worn by the patient during the initial treatment phase in the same position as the location of the splint during the initial treatment phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Koen Jozef Maria Jorissen
  • Publication number: 20130324897
    Abstract: Orthopedic splinting materials and methods for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity of a human or animal comprising applying a foam to the limb or extremity and allowing the foam set to sufficient rigidity, which can be in less than 60 seconds. The foam, such as a Spray Polyurethane Foam, can be sprayed directly on the skin without producing an amount of heat release that is painful or uncomfortable on the skin. Also provided is a kit for stabilizing an injured limb or extremity comprising a dispenser comprising the present foam. Further provided is situ preparation and application of a compression bandage on an injured patient in an emergency or combat situation comprising applying the present foam. A spine board and a method for making the same comprising applying the present foam to the patient's back, then contacting the foam with a board or flat surface before the foam sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: USA, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Kevin D. Martin
  • Publication number: 20130204171
    Abstract: A compact package for making an orthopedic cast is made from a fabric folded and compressed, having an initial over-all surface area, that, when saturated with water, expands to final over-all surface area that is larger by a factor greater than 50 than the initial over-all surface area. The package also includes a water-curable material, impregnated into the fabric, so that when the material is saturated with water, the material cures to become rigid. When the package is used, the fabric impregnated with the material may be immersed in water and expanded. Once expanded and unfolded, the fabric may be placed around a portion of a body for which the orthopedic cast is desired. The material then becomes rigid so as to form the orthopedic cast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Donald SPECTOR
  • Patent number: 8480604
    Abstract: A method of making an orthoses, comprising the steps of preparing a plaster mold, upon which the layers of the orthosis will be placed and formed; and placing layers of material on the mold, then forming and removing the layers. An orthosis, comprising a footplate that is capable of receiving a human foot thereabove, a heel portion at the rear side of the footplate; a strut extending upwardly from the heel portion; a calf portion extending forwardly from the strut, the calf portion including a tibial shell; the tibial shell extends around the front of the user's tibia; a rear portion extends around the back of the user's calf a rear portion disposed rearwardly with respect to the calf portion; and sides such that the calf portion is completely circumferential without seams. Two foam layers line the orthoses for comfort and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Bill Messer
  • Patent number: 8419668
    Abstract: A compact package for making an orthopedic cast is disclosed. The package comprises a fabric folded and compressed, having an initial over-all surface area, that, when saturated with water, expands to final over-all surface area that is larger by a factor greater than 50 than the initial over-all surface area. The expansion of the fabric occurs during a first time period. The package also includes a water-curable material, impregnated into the fabric, so that when the material is saturated with water, the material cures over a second period of time to become rigid, wherein the second period of time is substantially longer than the first period of time. When the package is used, the fabric impregnated with the material may be immersed in water and expanded. Once expanded and unfolded, the fabric may be placed around a portion of a body for which the orthopedic cast is desired. When the second time period elapses, the material has become rigid so as to form the orthopedic cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Patent number: 8343082
    Abstract: A medical bandaging product, including a non-woven, fibrous, flexible medical material adapted for being applied and conformed to a body part to be supported, and a reactive system impregnated into or coated onto the medical material. The system remains stable when maintained in a non-activated condition in the absence of an activating agent, such as water, and hardens upon activation by exposure to the activating agent to form a rigid, self supporting structure. An enclosure is provided within which the medical material is maintained against exposure to the activating agent until use. The product may be in pre-cut shapes or in roll-form for cutting off a desired length for a given use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Shitij Chabba, Martin O'Hara
  • Patent number: 8337440
    Abstract: Method and device for tailoring the density of a compressible, non-rebounding foam used in capturing anatomical impressions to account for the variations in body weights and sizes, the foam fabricated by the method or device and the custom surface fabricated using the foam. The device is configurable to create a wide range of densities suitable for a wide range of body types. The resulting imprinted foams are then encased in hard surfaces to obtain a mold that provides support surfaces for the back and buttocks in the construction of custom molded chairs, seat cushions and back orthotics. The reduced density foam is suitable for fabrication of orthotics that fit to large areas of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Cornacchio, Michael Malaga
  • Patent number: 8337439
    Abstract: A splint for orthopedics for supporting the affected part of a patient suffering from a fracture or a sprain. A splint includes a support having 500˜1500 g/m2 of polyester non-woven fabric coated with a water-curable resin, an aluminum casing having a combination of polyethylene, aluminum and nylon (or polyester) in a pouch form to completely prevent the permeation of water so as to prevent the affected part from festering due to water, and a skin-protecting layer having polypropylene non-woven fabric and an outer surface layer having 200˜400 g/m2 of polyester, polypropylene or nylon, which are sequentially formed on the support. Unlike conventional splints for orthopedics which include a skin contact layer, a surface layer, and a support therebetween, the splint of the invention has a structure in which the support is directly packed with an aluminum casing, and an outer surface layer and a skin-protecting layer are provided thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Jin-Woo Bae
  • Patent number: 8303527
    Abstract: A unitized cast system for immobilizing and supporting a body part. The unitized casting system includes a first inner layer for padding and dissipating heat against the patient's skin. A second layer is formed from a thermoformable structural material such as perforated plastic. A protective third outer layer is provided to provide insulation for the second layer. These three layers are formed together to form a unitized cast system that is easily formed and applied to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Exos Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 8273064
    Abstract: An apparatus for sanitizing the skin area beneath a worn medical cast includes a thin elongate and flexible member made from a highly pliable material, the member including a distal end having at least one cleaning pad secured thereon. The thin elongate member is sized to be fitted between the skin of a cast wearer and the inner surface of a worn cast. In one version, disposable cleaning pads are releasably secured to the distal end of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: MD Americas, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Malandruccolo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8118759
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system for producing an orthopedic splint made of a cast material, wherein the system includes at least one thermoplastic cast material present as a flat material web and a template having a flat template body, wherein the cast material can be wound around the template body in a prescribed direction for generating a splint blank, and the splint blank can be activated in order to achieve deformability, particularly after cutting the cast material to length, and to a method for producing an orthopedic splint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Karl Otto Braun GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Günter Langen
  • Patent number: 8092411
    Abstract: A hand orthosis supporting a patient's thumb and fingers spaced apart and separated from contact with the palm of the hand, including an elongated body having a palm surface, a thumb portion, and a finger support portion. The elongated body includes a plurality of unequal cross-sectional areas spaced along the axial length between a distal end and a base end. A plurality of finger concavities are angled in helical orientation along the orthosis, including spaced apart concavities for each finger and the patient's thumb. Each finger and thumb concavity is angled non-perpendicular relative to the orthosis axial length to retain the fingers and thumb spaced apart, curved in a relaxed orientation, and apart from the palm of the hand during extended periods of time without impeding hand or wrist motion. A method of extended use for the hand orthosis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Russell A. Betcher
  • Publication number: 20110301518
    Abstract: An orthopedic cast window is provided for creating an access to a site of injury, such as a broken limb. The device comprising: A cast-embeddable hollow body has a tubular member defining an opening and having a first peripheral edge and a second peripheral edge. The opening is sized to extend about the site of injury without obstructing access to the injured site. An inner flange is secured to the first peripheral edge, extending transversely to the tubular member; an outer flange secured to the second peripheral edge, extending transversely to the tubular member. When embedded in the cast, the inner flange and at least a part of the tubular member become embedded in the cast bandages. A window cover member is configured to be detachably positioned within the opening in the tubular member in a covering relationship to said opening to allow easy access to the site of injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Chris E. Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20110245745
    Abstract: A compact package for making an orthopedic cast is disclosed. The package comprises a fabric folded and compressed, having an initial over-all surface area, that, when saturated with water, expands to final over-all surface area that is larger by a factor greater than 50 than the initial over-all surface area. The expansion of the fabric occurs during a first time period. The package also includes a water-curable material, impregnated into the fabric, so that when the material is saturated with water, the material cures over a second period of time to become rigid, wherein the second period of time is substantially longer than the first period of time. When the package is used, the fabric impregnated with the material may be immersed in water and expanded. Once expanded and unfolded, the fabric may be placed around a portion of a body for which the orthopedic cast is desired. When the second time period elapses, the material has become rigid so as to form the orthopedic cast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Publication number: 20110224590
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orthopedic bandage set including A) a light hardenable bandage material and B) a lighting appliance, where A) includes at least one loose or coherent material which is fibrous, porous or particulate, and which has been impregnated with a light hardenable composition including the constituents I and II and possibly III and possibly IV, where I includes at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound, where II is a light activatable polymerization initiator system, where III includes at least one passive polymer, and where IV includes one or more additional auxiliary materials, and where B) includes a shell-like structure having two principal surfaces and possibly one or more edge surfaces which connect the principal surfaces, which shell-like structure embedded in its interior or attached to its one principal surface has one or more primary light sources, of which at least one is capable of emitting light having at least one wavelength in the range 200-750 nm, and which shell-like s
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: UDVIKLINGSLABORATORIET APS
    Inventor: Torben Hove Jensen
  • Publication number: 20110172575
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system for producing an orthopedic splint made of a cast material, wherein the system includes at least one thermoplastic cast material present as a flat material web and a template having a flat template body, wherein the cast material can be wound around the template body in a prescribed direction for generating a splint blank, and the splint blank can be activated in order to achieve deformability, particularly after cutting the cast material to length, and to a method for producing an orthopedic splint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Karl Otto Braun GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Guenter Langen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7901370
    Abstract: A splint includes a first container capable of being wrapped about an item to be supported and a second container capable of containing a multiple part mixture during a mixing operation. The second container being capable of delivering the mixture into the first container, wherein the mixture hardens to form a support structure. A method for using the splint is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: California Polytechnic Corporation
    Inventors: Lanny Van Griffin, Dane Robert Jones
  • Patent number: 7867180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent immobilization device which is able to be molded direct on a patient and which is provided to cover at least a part of a patients' body that needs to be fixed, supported and/or immobilized, which immobilization device is at least partly made of a plastic material. The immobilization device is at least partly made of a sheet of a material comprising at least one thermoplastic elastomer which is a copolymer of ethylene with at least one ?-olefin having 3-10 carbon atoms, or a blend of two or more of such copolymers. The present invention also relates to a method for producing such an immobilization device, according to which the plastic material is first heated to a temperature which is 15-20° C. above the melting temperature, then cooled to a temperature which may be supported by the body and molded on the body part of the patient that needs to be immobilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Orfit Industries
    Inventors: Steven Cuypers, Bogdan Bogdanov
  • Patent number: 7837637
    Abstract: Safety cast compositions for the prevention of thermal injury are provided basically comprising a curable casting material, a flexible substrate coated or impregnated with the casting material and a thermochromic material. Methods for using the safety cast to prevent cast burns in patients in need of immobilizing a body member are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A. Halanski, Eric Heiberg, Steven McCormick, Kenneth Noonan
  • Patent number: 7762970
    Abstract: A cast for use in limiting movement of the hand to promote healing of an injured body part includes a water hardenable orthopaedic blank for mounting on the forearm, preferably with a thumb hole, and an outrigger, also impregnated with water hardenable material, secured to the blank for holding the thumb or fingers against movement. This construction minimizes irritation of the web between the thumb and forefinger and reduces discomfort and trauma caused by chafing and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Tracy Grim, Joe Iglesias
  • Publication number: 20100185129
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable splint assembly for emergency patient capable of remarkably reducing a setup time for surgical operation on a bone-fracture patient. The portable splint assembly for emergency patient comprises a medical splint for bone-fracture patient; a first envelope of synthetic resin series for surrounding the medical splint in the shape of a seal; a hardening solution having a purified water for hardening the splint; a second envelope of synthetic resin series for surrounding the hardening solution in the shape of a seal; and a connection part for connecting the first envelope and the second envelope to each other. Here, in a state that the first envelope and the second envelope are integrally formed as one member, the connection part of a line shape is formed in a boundary line of the first and the second envelopes through a heat-fusing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Chul-Hong Kim
  • Patent number: 7758529
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include an apparatus for encouraging compliance with a prescribed orthotic treatment, including an orthotic device applied to a limb of a user, a strap coupled to the orthotic device, the strap having two ends and configured to wrap around the orthotic device at an attachment area, where a length along the strap is smaller than a maximum circumference of the limb distal to the attachment area, and a locking mechanism to lock the strap onto itself. Other embodiments of the present invention include a system for off-weighting a user's foot, including a hardenable cast; a rigid outer boot having a footbed, a first side strut with a first strap aperture, a second side strut with a second strap aperture, and a strap extending through the first strap aperture and the second strap aperture and operable to tighten around the hardenable cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Brian D. Gillin, John V. Atanasoff, II, Thomas E. Gage
  • Patent number: 7749180
    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: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: BSN Mecical, Inc.
    Inventors: Shitij Chabba, Martin O'Hara, John C. Evans
  • 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