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8168848 Access openings in vacuum bandage  
A wound dressing member is provided for use in a vacuum bandage connected to a vacuum source and for use with a wound having a wound surface. The member may include a top surface and a bottom...
8168229 Methods for making a multicomponent hemostatic dressing  
A method of making a pliable, bioabsorbable hemostatic dressing wherein the dressing is composed of fibers with at least one molecular-scale coating, which upon first contact with blood and due to...
8167829 Orthotic apparatus  
In one embodiment of the invention, an orthotic apparatus includes a frame structure having an upper frame portion moveable relative to a lower frame portion. The orthotic apparatus further...
8167942 Ear molding device for correcting misshaped ears  
A system and method for correcting misshaped ears using a molding device having one or more braces supporting a scaphal mold. The one or more braces and the scaphal mold are adapted to retain the...
8166976 Mandibular advancement device with positive positioning hinge  
The invention is an oral appliance for prevention of sleeping problems including snoring, sleep apnea and bruxism. Specifically, the appliance alters the position of the user's mandible, which is...
8167856 Inflatable bladder dressings, systems, and methods  
A system for providing reduced-pressure treatment to a tissue site of a patient includes a reduced-pressure source for supplying reduced pressure, a fluid source for supplying a fluid, and a...
8168849 Method of making a bandage  
The present invention provides a method of making a bandage from a fabric such as a knitted fabric, for example. The fabric is steamed, sprayed with a solution containing an...
8162868 Arch support wrap  
An orthopedic device to provide support and cushioning to the foot to alleviate plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, heel pain, bunions, and other conditions.
8163973 Integrated wound dressing system  
An integrated wound dressing system and method including a bandage and a self-contained receptacle that stores treatment material for the care and treatment of wounds. The treatment material is...
8162863 Sole with anchor for compression foot cuff  
A compression foot cuff includes a counterforce component adjacent to a first impermeable layer of an inflatable member. The counterforce component includes a generally rigid sole for applying a...
8162866 Neck brace  
A neck brace (10) having a collar member (12) to be arranged around a wearer's neck, and a rear member (14) extending from, the collar member (12) and to be abutted on the wearer's back. The brace...
8162869 Hybrid compression garmet  
A hybrid compression garment comprises a sleeve adapted for placement on a limb of a person for applying static compression to the limb. A connecting device on the sleeve enables releasable...
8163974 Biocompatible wound dressing  
A multi-layer reduced pressure delivery apparatus is provided for applying reduced pressure tissue treatment to a tissue site. The multi-layer apparatus includes a tissue contact layer, a release...
8162864 Hip orthosis, method for preventing the disclocation of a hip and use of a hip orthosis  
A hip orthosis, provided with a trunk engaging part and an upper leg engaging part which are intercoupled by coupling means, wherein the coupling comprise at least one resilient element for...
8162867 Body support for spanning a hinge joint of the body comprising an elastically stretchable framework  
A body support for spanning a hinge joint of the body comprises an elastically stretchable framework. The framework includes an integrally molded network of interconnected elastomeric segments. A...
8162865 Neck brace  
A neck brace (10; 110; 210) having a collar member (12; 212) to be arranged around a wearer's neck, and a rear member (14; 214) extending from, the collar member and to be abutted on the wearer's...
8162862 Dressing material  
The invention relates to a dressing material comprising a thermoplastic, the thermoplastic being applied to a first textile web and the thermoplastic containing a first microencapsulated dye....
8157757 Special bed to self induce body traction  
A special bed and apparatus, having a fixed section and a movable section, supports a person lying face up, and allows self to restrain two regions of self's body, one on the fixed section and...
8158844 Limited-access, reduced-pressure systems and methods  
A reduced-pressure treatment system for applying reduced pressure to a tissue site at a limited-access location on a patient includes a reduced-pressure source, a treatment manifold for placing...
8157755 Movable joint having up to six degrees of freedom  
A movable joint (100) including: a body (102) having two spaced apertures (104, 106) connected by an opening (108); two arms (110, 112) having ends receivable in the apertures; and a resilient...
8158845 Wound dressing  
A wound dressing comprises in combination (i) a first wound contact layer which preferably has a positive effect on the healing of the wound, and (ii) a second layer of greater hydrophilicity than...
8157756 Orthosis  
A knee orthodic is provided with two load-bearing joints (12, 14), each joint having a proximal leg (16.1, 16.2) and a distal leg (18.1, 18.2). The knee orthodic, may be adapted more easily to a...
8152783 Activation of bone and cartilage formation  
Provided is a method of activating osteogenic or chondrogenic activity at a site in a subject in need thereof. Also provided is a method of treating a bone or cartilage defect in a subject....
8152750 Vascular access preservation in hemodialysis patients  
The present invention relates generally to the field of hemodialysis, including methods and kits that can be employed to improve hemodialysis therapy. The present invention encompasses methods and...
8153394 Apparatus and method for detecting bacterial growth beneath a wound dressing  
An apparatus and method are provided for visually monitoring, detecting, and/or determining the presence, absence, and/or growth of harmful or potentially harmful bacterial microorganisms beneath a...
8152749 Stabilization wedge for ulcer prevention and therapeutic/treatment boot  
A device for stabilizing a limb, typically when the limb is in a prevention and therapeutic/treatment boot. A wedge-shaped stabilization block includes an outwardly-extending tether. In one form of...
8152748 Offloading and reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods  
An offloading and reduced-pressure treatment system includes an offloading and reduced-pressure treatment device, which has a plantar member formed from an offloading manifold material. The...
8155738 Composition and device structure for iontophoresis  
Device structure 100 for iontophoresis provides electrode 101 and electrically conductive layer 102. Electrically conductive layer 102 contains active ingredient D and basic water swelling...
8147439 Ankle-foot orthosis  
An ankle-foot orthosis having a tubular calf brace and a splint. The calf brace is configured to substantially enclose and compress a calf of a patient and includes a front wall, a rear wall and a...
8147436 Powered orthosis  
A powered orthosis, adapted to be secured to a corresponding body portion of the user for guiding motion of a user, the orthosis comprising a plurality of structural members and one or more joints...
8148595 Breathable interface system for topical reduced pressure  
A reduced pressure tissue treatment system includes an applicator having an aperture, a first pad section, and a second pad section substantially covering the aperture and positioned substantially...
8147437 Spinal orthosis to inhibit kyphosis and to minimize disk disease  
In one embodiment, a method of treating a patient includes attaching a shoulder unit to a left shoulder and a right shoulder of a patient, the shoulder unit including a left shoulder portion and a...
8147438 Adjustable wrist brace  
Provided herein are wrist braces with improved adjustability and performance features. An exemplary wrist brace includes a flexible support casing to enclose a user's wrist; securing loops, mounted...
8147965 Water-sensitive film containing thermoplastic polyurethane  
A film that contains a thermoplastic polyurethane and water-soluble polymer is provided. The film is both elastic and water-sensitive (e.g., water-soluble, water -dispersible, etc.) in that it...
8148596 Wound treatment apparatus  
A wound treatment apparatus is disclosed, which comprises: a first portion, a second portion and a porous matrix. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the first portion, being an adhesive...
8146601 Medical bite block and associated methods  
A bite block is to be positioned between opposing upper and lower teeth in a patient's mouth. The bite block includes an elongate member having a top and a bottom. First and second sidewalls are...
8146600 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea  
Apparatus and methods are provided for treating sleep apnea, snoring, and the like using an implant within an oropharyngeal region adjacent an anterior longitudinal ligament. The implant includes...
8142382 Vibration dampening material and method of making same  
A material having a stretch axis and adapted to regulate energy by distributing and partially dissipating energy exerted thereon. The material includes a material body elongateable along the...
8142381 Foot brace device  
A foot brace assembly for immobilizing a user's foot while providing some degree of flexibility through independent shock absorbers that avoid drastic application of loads to the user's foot. A top...
8142378 Immobilizing and supporting inflatable splint apparatus  
Disclosed is a medical device which operates as a supporting splint for the treatment of orthopedic conditions. Said device is an inflatable, flexible, lightweight water-resistant splint whose...
8142380 Folding cervical vertebra protective band  
A folding cervical vertebra protective band which includes a belt-like protective band body having a length and a width for substantially surrounding an entirety of a cervical portion of a user;...
8142370 Electro-rheological fluid brake and actuator devices and orthotic devices using the same  
Electro-rheological fluid brake or actuator devices provide controllable resistance with or without inclusion of active torque output in either direction of rotation under manual or computer...
8142379 Orthopedic arm and shoulder brace  
The present invention relates to a portable device for providing continuous passive motion of a limb comprising a brace for supporting said limb. A programmable motor, mechanically connected to the...
8142371 Walking assist device  
A power transmission system, which transmits a driving force from a rotary actuator to a third joint of a leg link, applies a driving torque to the third joint from an output shaft of the rotary...
8142377 Double pull body brace  
The double pull body brace comprises a one-piece panel which engages around the torso and overlaps at the front. At the overlap, it is attached to itself by means of a hook-and-loop fastener so...
8141170 Knee protection device and method  
A knee protection apparatus has a knee protecting portion affixed atop one or more fixator struts which surround the side of a user's lower leg, and descend behind the leg near the Achilles tendon...
8137294 Two-piece bandage system, swab and cotton product  
A bandage for covering an affected area of the skin is provided. The bandage including: a first bandage having an adhesive for adhering to the skin and an opening for exposing the affected area; a...
8137392 Conformable thermal device  
A chemically-activated conformable thermal device that generates heat upon activation is provided. The thermal device typically contains an oxidizable metal that is capable of undergoing an...
8137296 Wrist guard  
A wrist guard has a glove body and two adjustable support parts. The glove body has a palm-holding part and two connection parts. The palm-holding part is mounted in an upper half portion of the...
8137450 Collagen-based lyophilised glue and the use thereof for producing an adhesive prosthesis  
A lyophilized glue contains a collagen which is partially crosslinked with the aid of at least one type of aldehyde. A method for preparing the glue and the use thereof for producing an adhesive on...