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8100843 Shape memory polymer medical cast  
A medical cast and methods of using the same are disclosed. The method of making includes providing a shape memory polymer (SMP) in a permanent shape which corresponds to a limb's general shape but...
8100846 Spinal traction and restoration using pointable constrained inflator  
Spinal traction and restoration using application of forces in user-selectable distinct unitary directions by a rotatable pointable constrained inflator proximate a device base. The constrained...
8100848 Reduced-pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on breast tissue  
A system uses reduced pressure to provide a therapeutic force to a person's breast area. The system includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the breast area, a releaseable...
8100845 Ankle support with calcaneous control strap  
A foot support having straps which receive the calcaneous and wrap around the midfoot in a tensioned state for stabilizing the rearfoot and the midfoot to avoid excessive inversion and eversion of...
8096965 Locomotion assisting device and method  
An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment...
8096302 Devices, systems, and methods to fixate tissue within the regions of the body, such as the pharyngeal conduit  
Systems and methods incorporate implant structures, and/or implantation devices, and/or surgical implantation techniques, to make possible the treatment of physiologic conditions, such as sleep...
8097274 Skin substitutes, preparation methods and uses thereof  
Provided herein are skin substitutes suitable for use in a living subject for purpose of repairing damaged tissues, methods of producing the skin substitutes and their uses. A biocomposite membrane...
8096304 Head positioning aid  
A head-positioning aid for treating or preventing plagiocephaly and torticollis is formed of a soft, compliant beanie-style cap. A soft and pliable deflector is attached to the beanie cap and...
8096964 Compression garment having grip  
A compression garment adapted for placement in a self-retaining configuration on a body part for imparting compression therapy on the body part. The compression garment includes a flexible wrap and...
8097272 Layered materials for use as wound dressings  
The invention provides a wound dressing comprising a layered material comprising a hydrophilic foam layer formed from a first polyurethane and a hydrogel layer formed from a second polyurethane,...
8096979 Reduced pressure treatment system having a dual porosity pad  
A wound closure system and method having a porous pad for providing a reduced pressure to a tissue site is disclosed. The porous pad comprises a porous material formed by spraying a chemical...
8097766 Self-adhering friction reducing liner and method of use  
A patch of low friction materials, such as a film of polytetrafluoroethylene is sized to provide an area of low friction support for a portion of a human body relative to an object such as a shoe...
8092412 Apparatus, system, and method for transcutaneously transferring energy  
An apparatus for transcutaneously transferring an amount of energy to an implantable orthopaedic device includes a primary coil. The primary coil has a resonant frequency matched to a resonant...
8093444 Multilayer conductive appliance having wound healing and analgesic properties  
A dressing for promoting healing and pain relief of the body of a living organism having a pathologic condition has at least one layer of conductive material having a resistance no greater than...
8092411 Hand held orthosis having a flexible enclosure and method of utilization  
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...
8092437 Controlled evacuation ostomy device with external seal  
A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press...
8093445 Wound dressing and method for manufacturing the same  
A wound dressing defines bodyside and backside surfaces. The dressing comprises a backing layer defining a center portion and a border portion surrounding the center portion. An absorbent core is...
8088964 Wound dressing  
This invention relates to a wound dressing (10). The wound dressing includes first and second absorbent layers (12, 14) of a non-woven fabric of viscose and polyester fibres. Each absorbent layer...
8088089 Apparatus and methods for reducing shoulder dislocations  
The present invention is directed to apparatus, systems, and methods for reducing anterior shoulder dislocations in a patient. In one embodiment, the apparatus of the present invention comprises a...
8088965 Method for accelerated wound healing using novel fibrous webbings  
Methods accelerate healing of a wound by applying a multilayer bandage to the wound. The multilayer bandage has a spun-bonded webbing comprising at least one partially or completely hydrolytically...
8088141 Apparatus for preventing and removing forehead wrinkles  
Apparatus for preventing and removing forehead wrinkles includes an elongated member having an elastic memory, a cover member releasably connected to the elongated member and covering a central...
8088088 Back support system  
A support system designed to reduce the stress exerted on the back of a wearer when he bends over to lift a load. It comprises a harness and a yoke for distributing the load on the shoulder of the...
8083702 Walking assistance device  
A walking assistance device has a leg link formed by connecting a first link member and a second link member through a third joint assembly. A force generated at the leg link by driving the third...
8083764 Tourniquet padding  
A constructed padding for use with a tourniquet, kits, and methods of its use are provided. In use, the tourniquet padding is wrapped about and secured to an extremity, and a tourniquet is...
8083695 Walk assistance device  
A walk assistance device capable of transmitting a force generated by a leg link to a user's trunk via a load transmit portion, wherein the leg link includes an upper first link portion connected...
8083701 Multi-centric orthopedic hinge joint  
A multi-centric orthopedic joint having inner and outer guide plates and upper and lower arms rotatably connected to the guide plates for pivotal movement therebetween. The plates each include...
8083705 Portable cervical traction device  
Low-cost, light weight portable cervical traction or spinal decompression devices for home use by a patient. A carriage is slidable along a portion of a support structure parallel to a longitudinal...
8082613 Roll restricting device  
A roll restricting device including: a support member, wherein the support member is configured to surround at least a portion of an individual, and further wherein the support member includes an...
8084664 Biocompatible wound dressing  
A biocompatible wound dressing comprised of a pad for insertion substantially into a wound site and wound drape for sealing enclosure of the foam pad at the wound site. The pad, comprised of a foam...
8083704 Systems and methods for off-weighting a limb  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for limb off-weighting, including a sleeve operable to wrap at least partially around a leg, a support strut coupled to the sleeve to receive...
8082924 Immobilizing device for a part of a body  
An immobilizing device for immobilizing a body part includes a bag which is filled with a granular material and is placed over the body part, an outer shell in which the bag is mounted and a hollow...
8084663 Wound dressing with absorption and suction capabilities  
A wound dressing having a suction member adaptable for connection to a source of vacuum pressure. The wound dressing preferably has a hydrophobic or biodegradable base layer and one or more...
8084665 Conformable wound dressing  
A wound dressing comprising an absorbent pad, an adhesive layer, and a backing layer is described, along with a dressing support layer configured to retain and deliver the wound dressing to a...
8083703 Clubfoot orthotics  
Disclosed is an orthotic for treating at least one component of talipes equinovarus. The orthotic includes an orthotic shell having a plantar support surface configured to support a portion of a...
8080702 Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ  
An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound...
8079970 Compression sleeve having air conduits formed by a textured surface  
A compression sleeve is described as having a first sheet and a second sheet attached to the first sheet. The first and second sheets define at least one inflatable section. At least one conduit...
8079971 Spinal mobilization treatment system with multi-dimensional force application  
A spinal treatment system for treating a spinal region of a patient's back includes a harness configured to be coupled to a preselected location on the patient. A force transfer member is coupled...
8080703 Dressing  
A dressing able to adhere to the skin and/or a wound for covering a portion of the anatomical surface of a living being and demonstrating considerably increased wearing time. The dressing has a...
8076528 Pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprising cross-linked polyalkylene oxide and water absorbent hydrophilic agents  
Accordingly, the present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive composition consisting of a continuous phase comprising cross-linked polyalkyleneoxide polymer and a discontinuous phase...
8074312 Mattress incorporating a headrest for preventing and correcting non-synostotic cranial deformities in infants  
A device for correcting the shape of an infant's abnormally-shaped cranium by applying external forces over time with the growth of an infant to achieve normal shaping of the infant's head. The...
8075508 Shoe releasing assembly for an orthosis  
A shoe releasing assembly for use with an orthotic bar or splint is disclosed. The shoe releasing assembly comprises a bar attachment member securable to a bar or splint, a shoe attachment member...
8075506 Body limb cast including an outer rigid shell and inner dynamic members in combination with air circulation and massage features  
A cast for supporting a limb includes a rigid outer shell, such as provided as first and second assembleable halves interconnected by a plurality of latches. An inner conforming foam insole is...
8075507 Relating to socks  
A sock suitable for wearing on a limb of a patient, the sock comprising material having the ability to wick moisture away from the skin surface and the sock comprising padding located in those...
8075537 Multiple cell therapeutic diffusion device  
A diffusing device for treating tissue has multiple cells arranged in a cell layer, the cells filled with or charged with a therapeutic agent, an occlusive layer in direct communication with the...
8070704 Weight driven neck traction unit and method  
The neck traction device elongated a user's neck with the application of force on the user's shoulders. One embodiment includes a head pad, a vertically movably head support frame, a pivotally...
8070737 Seal for controlled evacuation ostomy appliance  
A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance comprises a membrane that is urged into sealing engagement with a stoma, by the generation of radial tension in the membrane. A tensioning device applies...
8069760 Method and apparatus to remove cast from an individual  
A method for installing a fiberglass cast on and removing the cast from an individual includes an openended pliable thin-walled polymer guide track and cutting tool designed to track along said...
8070773 Medical closure methods and screen devices  
A medical closure screen device for a separation of first and second tissue portions is provided, which includes a mesh screen comprising tubular vertical risers, vertical strands with barbed...
8070703 Electrically stimulating orthotic device and segmented liner  
According to various embodiments of the invention, an orthotic device comprises an upper support member adapted to be secured to a thigh; a lower support member adapted to be secured to a lower...
8071126 Percutaneous absorption type patch  
A percutaneous absorption type patch adapted to be applied to a skin surface of a patient. The percutaneous absorption type patch comprises: a stratum-corneum release member constituted from a...