Chiropractic Or Osteopathic Implement Patents (Class 606/237)
  • Patent number: 11364416
    Abstract: There is provided a foot exercising device of exercising a foot using the device. The foot exercising device comprises a foot support and a tilting arrangement. A sensor means is arranged in the tilting arrangement and/or on the elevated footrest to measure the pressure applied to the calf and the pressure on the sole of a foot supported on the footrest respectively. A display means presents the measured pressure to an operator of the foot exercising device. There is also provided a method for controlling and/or monitoring an exercise of a foot using the foot exercising device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Vesa Koskela
  • Patent number: 11364059
    Abstract: A pectus bar assembly including a bar support and a pectus bar. The bar support can include a fastener and a fabric. A fabric can encircle a first rib and a second rib of a human ribcage. The fabric can include a first free end securable to the fastener and a second free end securable to the fastener to tension the fabric around the first rib and the second rib. The pectus bar can include an elongate body. The elongate body can include an anterior side and a posterior side opposite the anterior side. The posterior side can be supported by the bar support between the first rib and the second rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventor: William Maxson
  • Patent number: 11324984
    Abstract: A resistance band exercise machine for performing various exercises. An embodiment includes a housing for a cable-pulley variable resistance system. The cable-pulley variable resistance system is configured to receive one or more safety bars to set a starting position of an exercise. Some embodiments include a training partner assistantship feature for a training partner to assist the user by imparting a secondary force on the machine. The configuration of the cable-pulley variable resistance system may be in any manner based on the exercise. A user performs an exercise on the resistance band exercise machine to overcome a primary (resistance band) and secondary (springs) sources of variably increasing resistance from the cable-pulley variable resistance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OK Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Ismail KashKash, Yousef Ismail KashKash
  • Patent number: 11305156
    Abstract: A foot exercise device is described. In some embodiments, a foot exercise device includes a base structure and a forefoot structure coupled to the base structure. The base structure is configured to remain stationary. The forefoot structure is configured to be moved by a forefoot of a user while the base structure remains stationary. In some embodiments, a foot exercise device includes a base structure and a heel structure coupled to the base structure. The base structure is configured to remain stationary. The heel structure is configured to be moved by a heel of the user while the base structure remains stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Spencer Fumio Yamada
  • Patent number: 11246785
    Abstract: A foot pillow designed to be used by an individual with plantar fasciitis and suffers from severe foot pain when the individual attempts to stand or walk after resting horizontally. The pillow is a square or rectangular structure with a flat bottom and a dome or conical-shaped top surface. The pillow is made of elastic foam sufficient size, thickness and compression rating to support the user's arch when standing on the pillow's center axis. Because the pillow is domed or conical shape, the pillow has less arch support near its perimeter edge. During use, the user stands in place and repeatedly lifts and press both feet into the top surface near the pillow's center axis. Over a few minutes, the user lifts his feet and gradually moves them outward towards the perimeter edge thereby enabling the plantar fascia on each foot to gradually stretch before being fully extended when standing or walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Kurt Vilhelmsen
  • Patent number: 11185733
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided with a first element disposed at a first side and a second element disposed at a second side. The first element includes gripping features to prevent skidding or sliding of exercise device when first element is abutting a surface. The second element includes sliding features to facilitate sliding of exercise device when second element is abutting the surface. Thus, when an exercise practitioner desires to use the exercise device to prevent movement of a particular body part against the surface, the practitioner places the first element against the surface. Conversely, when the exercise practitioner desires to use the exercise device to facilitate movement of a particular body part against the surface, the practitioner places the second element against the surface. The exercise device further includes an insert which may be removed and heated or cooled to provide heating or cooling pad/pack to a body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Heartly Strong LLC
    Inventor: Sabrina Naves
  • Patent number: 11135117
    Abstract: An apparatus for self-administering therapeutic pressure to provide chiropractic treatment to a user comprising a first and second side rails; wherein the first and the second side rails are parallel to each other, further the side rails comprises a fixable telescopic arrangement to fixedly adjust length of the side rails; a font cross rail, wherein the font cross rail acts as a thrust vector to provide desired pressure by the user; a back cross rail comprising at least one acupressure tip aligned substantially parallel to the side rails, wherein first and second side rails, the font cross rail and the back cross rail form a closed frame, whereby the adjustable side rails provide fixable adjustment of the frame depending on the user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Edward W Miller
  • Patent number: 11116690
    Abstract: A myofascial tissue release apparatus includes a base portion. At least two side supports are connected to the base portion and positioned substantially opposite to each other, each of the at least two side supports having a terminating upper surface. At least one fully closed cutout portion is formed in an upper part of each of the at least two side supports in a position below the terminating upper surface. At least one substantially cylindrical bar is removably positioned extending between the at least one fully closed cutout portion of each of the at least two side supports, wherein the at least one substantially cylindrical bar is contactable by a user for use with myofascial tissue release of the user. The apparatus can be used to practice various myofascial tissue release techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Arlene G. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 11083556
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided for loading an implantable device into a container. One aspect of the loading system contains a loader element with a loading tunnel that is configured to gradually contract an implantable device into a compressed state of reduced size relative to an expanded state as the implantable device travels through the loading tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Olivera, Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10953272
    Abstract: A device adapted to adhere to a yoga mat comprises a body comprising a convex portion and a planar portion, and an adhesive element on the planar portion for adhering the body to the yoga mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Rose Pelosi
  • Patent number: 10786411
    Abstract: A device for assisting the realignment of the pelvis comprises a pair of arms (3,5) connected together at one end of each arm by a connection member (7) allowing relative rotation of the two arms in a plane passing through the longitudinal axes of both arms and also about an axis passing through the connected ends of the arms. A method of using such a device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PELVIPRO LIMITED
    Inventor: Chris David Aldred
  • Patent number: 10744917
    Abstract: What is new about this invention is the concept of installing these rubber types of air inflatable inner tubes in the interior of the operators' seat frame construction. These tubes would be installed beneath the operators' seating location and also the lumbar position of the frame seating area. The air filling valve locations would be placed to the rear of the seat construction frame or also could be altered due to the type of product construction being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Leo Gay
  • Patent number: 10617455
    Abstract: A pectus bar assembly including a bar support and a pectus bar. The bar support can include a fastener and a fabric. A fabric can encircle a first rib and a second rib of a human ribcage. The fabric can include a first free end securable to the fastener and a second free end securable to the fastener to tension the fabric around the first rib and the second rib. The pectus bar can include an elongate body. The elongate body can include an anterior side and a posterior side opposite the anterior side. The posterior side can be supported by the bar support between the first rib and the second rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventor: William Maxson
  • Patent number: 10549664
    Abstract: A seat cushion pad and a seat which enable reduction of a cost and improvement of use feeling are provided. The cushion pad (20) fixed in a seat frame (21) of the seat (1) includes a cushion pad body (31), and an air cell (30) which can be expanded and contracted by supplied/exhausted air. The air cell (30) is provided integrally with the cushion pad body (31) and is held by the cushion pad body (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Fujikake, Takumi Yamakawa, Takayuki Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10376295
    Abstract: A method for treating pectus excavatum includes making an incision in the chest of a patient, inserting, via the incision, a device comprising a sensor configured to measure force at a face disposed proximate a first end of the device, manipulating the device such that the face of the device engages a sternum of the patient, displaying, on the electronic display of the device, measurement data based on a reading taken by the sensor during the engagement of the face of the device with the sternum of the patient, and determining, based on the displayed measurement data, a number of bars to install in the patient's chest, and inserting, via one or more incisions, the determined number of bars into the patient's chest in such a manner as to push out the patient's sternum and maintain the patient's sternum in a pushed out condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Tulenko
  • Patent number: 10350048
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided for loading an implantable device into a container. One aspect of the loading system contains a loader element with a loading tunnel that is configured to gradually contract an implantable device into a compressed state of reduced size relative to an expanded state as the implantable device travels through the loading tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Olivera, Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9918752
    Abstract: A spinal implant system comprises a first instrument extending between a first end including an outer surface and a second end configured for engaging a first implant. The first instrument defines a passageway. A second instrument is configured for disposal within the passageway, and extending between a first end including an inner surface and a second end configured for engaging a second implant. The inner surface is engageable with the outer surface to fix the second instrument in a selected orientation relative to the first instrument. The second end of the first instrument is disposable between an expanded orientation and a non expanded orientation to engage the first implant and the second end of the second instrument is translatable relative to the first end of the second instrument to dispose the second implant with the first implant. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle M. Hennard, Mark R. Grizzard
  • Patent number: 9872755
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided for loading an implantable device into a container. One aspect of the loading system contains a loader element with a loading tunnel that is configured to gradually contract an implantable device into a compressed state of reduced size relative to an expanded state as the implantable device travels through the loading tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Olivera, Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9827026
    Abstract: A method for treating pectus excavatum includes making an incision in the chest of a patient, inserting, via the incision, a device comprising a sensor configured to measure force at a face disposed proximate a first end of the device, manipulating the device such that the face of the device engages a sternum of the patient, displaying, on the electronic display of the device, measurement data based on a reading taken by the sensor during the engagement of the face of the device with the sternum of the patient, and determining, based on the displayed measurement data, a number of bars to install in the patient's chest, and inserting, via one or more incisions, the determined number of bars into the patient's chest in such a manner as to push out the patient's sternum and maintain the patient's sternum in a pushed out condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Tulenko
  • Patent number: 9428088
    Abstract: Vehicle occupant support for enhanced comfort and utility in a vehicle with arrangements for crash load protection of occupants. Virtual navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Arjuna Indraeswaran Rajasingham
  • Patent number: 9302150
    Abstract: A training apparatus includes: a rotation center to be substantially matched with a center axis of a body of a user when the user is in standing posture; pelvis-fixing means capable of moving toward and away from the rotation center; and rotary mechanism support means for supporting the pelvis-fixing means so that the pelvis-fixing means is rotatable about the rotation center and capable of being aligned with a height position of an ilium of the user by causing the pelvis-fixing means to move up and down in parallel with the rotation center. The pelvis-fixing means is arranged so as to be pressed against the height position of the ilium of the user, from front or back side, or is arranged on each of front and back sides of the user so as to sandwich the height position of the ilium of the user from the front and back sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Clubcreate Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeo Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 9283139
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamic compression of venous tissue enable improved blood movement in the extremities. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a pressure pad provides a compressive force to a portion of the human body. The pressure pad is successively withdrawn and re-pressed against the body. In this manner, prevention and/or treatment of various medical conditions may be achieved, for example restless leg syndrome, edema, plantar fasciitis, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, venous insufficiency, wound care, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: AVEX, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Mayer, Peter E. Von Behrens, David M. Mayer, Gerhard B. Rill
  • Patent number: 9211181
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided for loading an implantable device into a container. One aspect of the loading system contains a loader element with a loading tunnel that is configured to gradually contract an implantable device into a compressed state of reduced size relative to an expanded state as the implantable device travels through the loading tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: PULMONX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan Olivera, Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9138272
    Abstract: An assembly for surgically treating a chest-wall deformity may include an implantable stabilizer member, an implantable pectus bar and an implantable stopping member. The implantable stabilizer member may include first and second base parts and a channel defined by the first and second base parts. The stabilizer member may include first and second retaining bars extending between the first and second base parts and traversing the channel. The first and second base parts may be adapted to be secured to tissue of the chest wall. The implantable pectus bar may be receivable within the channel of the stabilizer member. The implantable stopping member may be adapted to be engaged with the pectus bar between the first and second retaining bars after the pectus bar is inserted into the channel to restrict movement of the pectus bar relative to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Microfixation, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn D. Roman, Derek S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9114272
    Abstract: A new and useful portable adjustable multi-purpose exercise device which is collapsible when not in use, relatively inexpensive, allows for a multitude of exercises to be performed for every major part of the body and focuses on exercises which implement the user's body weight as resistance. The device essentially comprises two triangular support frames and an attached stabilizer bar, which when assembled yields a pyramidal prismatic structure upon which the user performs a variety of exercises. The configuration of the device changes as the user optionally places an exercise grip bar in various receiving grooves. This device is believed to be useful in the home setting, whereby the individual user may obtain a full work-out without the need for larger home gym systems. A device according to the invention is also believed to be favorable for use in large gym environments, hospital therapy rooms, classes and other fitness-related facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: DONKEY SIT FITNESS, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Fowler
  • Patent number: 9084494
    Abstract: A body support is provided for a support structure. The body support includes a top plate, a bottom plate, and plurality of elastic cushions. The top plate includes a first planar surface, while the bottom plate includes a second planar surface facing the first planar surface. The plurality of elastic cushions is disposed between and positioned to engage the top plate and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Oakworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Riach, Pete Edwards, Adam Fodor
  • Patent number: 8997749
    Abstract: A surgical assembly (20) comprises a post (100) having a longitudinally extending axis (104), a support (56) for resisting movement of the post in a negative longitudinal direction, and a platform (70) offset from the support in a positive longitudinal direction. The platform includes an opening (82) through which the post projects. The opening includes a throat (86). The post has a first dimension which renders the post incapable of passing through the throat and a second dimension which renders the post capable of passing through the throat. Alternate embodiments in which the post can be removably engaged with the support and platform and disengaged therefrom without translating the post in the longitudinal direction are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Scott Drake, Dustin T. Libby
  • Patent number: 8920467
    Abstract: The invention provides a lumbago treatment instrument which manipulates the pelvis safely and properly by pressing the coccyx utilizing the patient's own body weight. A coccyx contact treatment member is disposed inside a cylindrical casing so as to be movable in the vertical direction via an elastic member. A coccyx contact buffering member made of sponge or the like is provided on the upper end of the coccyx contact treatment member. The patient straddles the coccyx contacting buffering member, assuming a sitting posture, and places the coccyx on the coccyx contact buffering member. In this posture, both feet are slightly lifted from the floor to apply the body weight on the coccyx contact buffering member so that the coccyx is pushed up from below. When doing so, the patient continues to maintain an upright posture while pressing the upper body against a posture holding member and gripping a handle with both hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taguchi, Akiko Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20140309692
    Abstract: A method of treating spine pathologies and related outcomes in a subject in need thereof is provided. The method includes placement of at least two calibrated, differential disturbances or protuberances under the subject's feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: APOS - MEDICAL AND SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Mor, Avi Elbaz
  • Publication number: 20140303670
    Abstract: A method for interpreting patient treatment results and data is described. The Method uses an electric chiropractic adjusting instrument and software program and preferably comprises the following steps of adjusting a spine of a patient using the electric chiropractic adjusting instrument; gathering electric chiropractic instrument adjustment thrust data, patient spine response to thrusts of the electric chiropractic adjustment instrument, and objective clinician findings; recording the electric chiropractic instrument adjustment thrust data, the patient spine response to the thrusts, and the objective clinician findings in a database; providing real time results and findings; and generating reports based on the thrust data, the patient spine response to the thrusts of the electric chiropractic adjustment instrument, and the objective clinician findings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher J. Colloca
  • Patent number: 8814906
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a new and improved system and method for maintaining and improving the function of the human back. A first embodiment of the method may include the steps of sitting in a lumbar support chair for a first period of time with the lumbar portion of the back in a reclined neutral lordosis, placing the feet on an elevated foot support, and standing erect with the assistance of a rod for a second period of time. The lumbar support chair may include a sacral depression, a lumbar protrusion, a thoracic recession, a raised dorsal thigh support, a left thigh protrusion, and a right thigh protrusion. The elevated foot support may be capable of pivoting towards and away from the lumbar support chair and placing the feet on the elevated support may result in the knees being higher than the iliac crest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Baksinski
  • Publication number: 20140148852
    Abstract: A core muscle exercising and resistance training device includes a weighted bar having opposed bar ends adapted to removably mount at least one weight or other force generating element. A pad element is removably and frictionally mounted on the bar, the pad element being constructed from a lightweight foam material having a density within a specific range. The pad has an outer surface with a radius of curvature substantially the same as a normal cervical curvature. In use, the outer pad surface is placed adjacent a user's cervical curve and the weighted bar, the additional isometric resistance generating elements and the pad element act in combination to apply a force upon the user's core cervical curve muscles for improving the user's cervical curve posture by gradually modifying the cervical curvature to conform with clinically desirable curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: ELIZABETH A. WELCH
  • Patent number: 8709041
    Abstract: A chiropractic apparatus that is not only easily portable, but also enables even a chiropractor not having a high level skill to perform easily a safe, correct and effect adjustment of any bone of a patient without causing a pain. The chiropractic apparatus includes: a chiropractic adjuster containing a thrust member having a thrust head and a release-surface former attached to the chiropractic adjuster, the release-surface former having a preload surface for forming a release surface. When a longitudinal forward thrust is applied to the thrust member so as to give a thrust to a body surface, the release-surface former and the thrust head are subjected to relative movement with respect to each other, whereby a release surface is formed around the thrust head, the release surface having at least a part thereof placed in contact with the body surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Masanori Harada
  • Patent number: 8529480
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable mediums encoded with computer instructions for treating cervical vertebrae are provided. Certain cervical vertebrae treatment devices include a head support configured to support a patient's head, and a motion component operably connected to the head support, wherein the motion component is configured to provide movement of the head support about at least three axes. Certain devices also include a control system operably connected to the motion component and configured to control operation of the motion component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Mary T. M. Dicerbo, Bernard D. Asher
  • Publication number: 20130131724
    Abstract: Chiropractic apparatus including a chiropractic adjuster means and a contact means. The contact means being capable of relative movement with respect to the chiropractic adjuster means, the contact means having a forward end portion that is capable of contacting both the tip of a palpation finger of a user and a body surface of a patient, the contact means having a targeting space that is capable of receiving the tip and causing the palpation fingertip to be placed in contact with the body surface. The targeting space receiving the forward end portion of the chiropractic adjuster means and causing the forward end portion to be placed in contact with the body surface. By subjecting the contact means and the chiropractic adjuster means to relative movement, the chiropractic adjuster means is capable of moving to the targeting space of the contact means and placed in contact with the body surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Masanori Harada
  • Patent number: 8430910
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal rehabilitation device includes a bed frame, three soft pads thereon, five elevation adjustment mechanisms provided between the bed frame and the soft pads for adjusting inclinations of the soft pads, an inverted U-shaped frame provided outside the bed frame and coupled thereto from above, two tractors provided outside the inverted U-shaped frame, and five fastening belts. Four fastening belts are tied to the bed frame bilaterally for fixing in position a rehabilitation patient. Cords coupled to two fastening belts extend from the tractors and penetrate holes of the inverted U-shaped frame so as for the cords to be coupled to pulley trains disposed on rails provided on inner sides of the inverted U-shaped frame, respectively. The tractors pull the rehabilitation patient to increase inclination of the rehabilitation patient's thoracic and lumbar spine to a required angle and pull the rehabilitation patient's cervical spine from a required angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sunto Yen
  • Publication number: 20130079823
    Abstract: A chiropractic machine including a base, a pelvic part section, an abdominal part section, a leg part section, a head part section, a cervical part traction section and mattresses. The pelvic part section rotating and moving up-and-down, also moving by the use of a third drive device, a second drive device, a fourth drive device, and a second drive device with respect to a central sliding rod, a first pivotally-connected shaft, along with an outer sliding rod sleeve tube, a first pivotally-connected shaft respectively. The head part section rotating with respect to a second pivotally-connected shaft and a third pivotally-connected shaft by the use of a sixth drive device. A traction rod rotating up-and-down with respect to an adjusting seat by the use of a seventh drive device. The abdominal part section swinging left-and-right with respect to a third pivotally-connected part by the use of a fifth drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Yi-Chin KAO
  • Publication number: 20130066372
    Abstract: A system for correcting spinal orientation through an analysis of bio-electrical signals of muscles is provided. The system includes: an electromyography (EMG) signal processing module measuring bio-electrical signals of muscles related to a spinal disease and analyzing the same; an HCl control module generating a control signal for controlling a spinal orientation correction module based on information received from the EMG signal processing module and delivering the generated control signal to the spinal orientation correction module; the spinal orientation correction module correcting a mal-aligned spine of a patient to its correct orientation according to the control signal; and an information display and feedback module receiving information from the EMG signal processing module in real time, displaying the received information, and delivering information received from a user to the HCl control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: RAPA & LIFE Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Kyu Yoon
  • Patent number: 8357108
    Abstract: The physical therapy tools, systems, kits and methods described herein may be used to apply gentle, passive and progressive amounts of pressure (including numerous repetitions of small movements) to achieve therapeutic mobilization of a spinal joint. The tools described herein may include a plurality of pads and actuators, where the pressure within each actuator is controlled so that a continuously varying pressure may be applied to mimic the pressure applied by human hands. These tools may also include a controller and one or more user inputs. The physical therapy tools may be operated at different operating modes (e.g., continuously varying pressure modes, step-pulse high frequency modes, step-pulse low frequency modes) for treating a subject's spine, and may be part of a system or kit. Methods of treating a subject using these physical therapy tools are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Therapy Systems LLC
    Inventor: Alan R. G. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8308668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device and method for evaluating and treating scapulothoracic mobility disorders. The invention facilities examination and treatment of the scapulothoracic motion interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Donna Marie Harvat
  • Publication number: 20120245635
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a new and improved system and method for maintaining and improving the function of the human back. A first embodiment of the method may include the steps of sitting in a lumbar support chair for a first period of time with the lumbar portion of the back in a reclined neutral lordosis, placing the feet on an elevated foot support, and standing erect with the assistance of a rod for a second period of time. The lumbar support chair may include a sacral depression, a lumbar protrusion, a thoracic recession, a raised dorsal thigh support, a left thigh protrusion, and a right thigh protrusion. The elevated foot support may be capable of pivoting towards and away from the lumbar support chair and placing the feet on the elevated support may result in the knees being higher than the iliac crest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Baksinski
  • Patent number: 8257285
    Abstract: A traction bed having a planar table on which a patient may lie with the head disposed at one end and the feet disposed at the other end. A vibration platform is disposed on the planar table for imparting vibration motion to the patient. A pelvic belt is fitted on the patient and a first strap is connected to one side of the pelvic belt and a second strap is connected to the second side of the pelvic belt. Apparatus is included for selectively applying a tension force to the first and second straps in a direction toward the foot end of the table. Further, a chest harness is fitted on the patient and includes a pair of shoulder straps extending toward the head end of the table. Apparatus is provided for selectively applying a tension force to both shoulder straps toward the head end of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gerry Cook
  • Patent number: 8221456
    Abstract: A vertical rehabilitation appliance includes a horizontal frame, vertical frame, moving mechanism, head positioning structure, body positioning structure, and fastening belts. The vertical frame has two first posts coupled to the horizontal frame and formed with holes. The first posts are coupled to a second post. The second post and the horizontal frame are coupled to two third posts. Moving mechanisms are horizontally provided between the first posts and bilaterally provided with positioning devices for engagement with the holes of the first posts. The head positioning structure and the body positioning structure are provided on the moving mechanisms. The fastening belts are provided between the third posts to fix a rehabilitation patient's shoulders and lower limbs in position. Two back-positioned ends of the fastening belts have first connecting elements coupled to a second connecting element so as to pull the rehabilitation patient's back during spine rehabilitation therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Sunto Yen
  • Publication number: 20120179201
    Abstract: A portable device that provides a stable rigid platform with two parallel peripheral elevations and a channel in between that can be applied to the spine or pelvis of a patient placed in either a supine, sitting, or standing position, which the doctor uses to obtain therapeutic effects to correct spinal and pelvic disorders, conditions, and syndromes in conjunction with the application of manual manipulation and manipulative surgery beyond what can be done by using the hands alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Harvey Joe Segur, Sandra Kay Diehl
  • Publication number: 20120158055
    Abstract: A spinal disc/joint, lower body, leg muscle, abdominal muscle and spine exercising device and method adapted for imparting curvature and manipulating the thoracic/lumbar/sacral spine and for decompressing/hydrating spinal discs and exercising the lower body are provided. The device may generally include a frame and apparatus for redefining the curvature of the spine and exercising the lower body muscles. Specifically, the apparatus for manipulating and imparting curvature of the spine includes a frame for placement on a floor and having a top surface, along with a first inflatable bladder disposed for directly bearing against lower thoracic and upper lumbar vertebrae of a user's spine in a first direction. A second inflatable bladder is disposed for directly bearing against the mid-lumbar and lumbo-sacral vertebrae of the spine in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: RICHARD A. GRAHAM
  • Publication number: 20120130425
    Abstract: A chiropractic adjusting instrument comprising a housing; thrust nose piece an impact head to contact a body, a preload switch plunger; a dampening spring; a solenoid having a core; a preload spring; a recoil spring; an electronic pulse system operatively connected to a power source to provide alternating current for energizing the solenoid to impart impulse energy from the core to the thrust nose piece which is reproducible and independent of the power source; and a trigger system for triggering the electronic pulse system comprising a switch activated by the preload switch plunger. Preferably, the chiropractic adjusting instrument includes one or more of the following: an intelligent universal AC power converter; optimized force-time waveform; pulse mode operation; a sensing device having a sense output and a suite of electromechanical components designed to promote reproducible dynamic force impulses and safe operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Neuromechanical Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Colloca, Tony Keller
  • Publication number: 20120095508
    Abstract: A portable and hand-held device that generally fits like a vest, and which pulls thoracic vertebrates of a user upwardly and forwardly into vertical alignment. The device includes a continuous loop. The continuous loop is flexible, and has memory so as to allow the continuous loop to stay bent in any desired position to pull the thoracic vertebrates of the user upwardly and forwardly into the vertical alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Susan Salnick
  • Publication number: 20120053633
    Abstract: Device for the relative movement of bones, in particular for the treatment of scoliosis in humans, with a first shaft element (1), a second shaft element (2), which is connected movably to the first shaft element (1), and an electric motor, which is connected to the first shaft element (1), wherein an output shaft of the electric motor is operatively connected to the second shaft element (2) in order to permit a movement of the shaft elements (1, 2) relative to each other, wherein the electric motor (6) is arranged lengthways adjacent to at least one of the shaft elements (1, 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: WITTENSTEIN AG
    Inventor: Roman Stauch
  • Publication number: 20120041488
    Abstract: A body positioning aid may include one or more cushions optionally comprising one or more fasteners for securing said one or more cushions to at least one of an inner surface of a leg covering, an outside surface of a leg covering and a leg. The one or more cushions may extend a distance at least sufficient to extend from a user's medial knee and extend to said user's medial malleolus and may be configured to maintain contact with said user's medial knee and user's medial malleolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Ibrahim Abdulqader Abdullah Al Mubayadh
  • Publication number: 20120029563
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for treating a patient by administering a predetermined sequence of adjustments to a patient's body. Unlike the unstructured or random application of adjustments used in prior art chiropractic treatments, the treatment sequences and provided for herein unlock function of dysfunctional joint systems in a manner analogous to a combination lock mechanism. Disciplines that may utilize embodiments of the present invention include chiropractic, naturopaths, sports medicine, physical therapy, professional and collegiate trainers, as well as aspects of veterinary medicine. Through applications of the method of the present invention, patients may receive a predetermined number of treatment applications, and have long-lived or substantially permanent results from the treatment without the need for ongoing adjustments to spine or other body structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Swanson