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BODY RESTS, SUPPORTS OR POSITIONERS FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE (E.G., SEXUAL, POSTURAL, HEAD, ETC.)

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20130042874KYPHOPAD AND METHODS THEREOF - Generally described, the present disclosure relates to medical devices. More specifically, this disclosure relates to a kyphopad and methods thereof. In one illustrative embodiment, the kyphopad can provide support for the area of the body that actually receives pressure. The device can include a first concave-shaped recess receiving a lumber portion of the patient and a second concave-shaped recess receiving a thoracic and cervical portion of the patient allowing medical imaging of a head and spine. The device can be made of radio-translucent material such that the entire kyphopad can be placed within a medical imaging device. In one embodiment, the kyphopad can be adjusted through at least one pad for thoracic spine exams or lumbar spine exams.02-21-2013
20110192403ARM CRADLE - An arm cradle for holding and stabilizing an arm of a post-operative shoulder surgery patient is provided. The arm cradle has a cradle body having a first concave section adapted to accept at least a portion of an upper arm of a patient and a second concave section adapted to accept at least a portion of a lower arm of the patient. The first concave section and the second concave section may be arranged at an obtuse angle with respect to one another. A fabric cover may be provided for the cradle body. One or more straps may be affixed to one of the cradle body or the fabric cover and used to secure the arm cradle to the patient and/or to secure the arm of the patient in the arm cradle.08-11-2011
20130081635Surgical Assembly - A surgical assembly (04-04-2013
20100071704MEDICAL DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING LIMBS - A medical device and method of use thereof are disclosed for supporting a patient's limb during surgical preparation and/or other medical procedures. The limb support device includes a V-shaped apparatus that is attachable to a supporting pole, such as a pole attached to a patient support structure or an IV pole standing on the floor. A clamp can be included to attach the apparatus to the pole. In preferred embodiments the vertical height, horizontal extension, and/or rotational angle of the apparatus can be adjusted. A cushion can be built into, or removably attachable to, the limb support apparatus, and a disposable sterile covering can be applied to the device before it is used. A preferred method of use includes placing a patient on a support structure, providing and appropriately configuring the limb support device, and placing the patient's limb on the device for surgical preparation and/or some other medical procedure.03-25-2010
20100071705ARCH SUPPORT FOR THE HUMAN HAND - A means for providing support to the human hand, by providing a domed protuberance, or eminence, shaped to support the palmar aspect of the human hand, having a raised portion (03-25-2010
20100147314SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING BODY TREATMENT - A body treatment system and method that facilitates positioning of a patient's body in order to provide treatment. The body treatment system may include a frame, seat, chest support and back support component to target and stabilize specific regions of interest on a patient's back. The frame is adjustable to allow a user to move the components of the system to a desired position. The seat position may be independently adjusted at one or more corners or sides to facilitate treatment.06-17-2010
20130206149LEG SUPPORT FOR A SURGICAL TABLE - Described is a leg support for a surgical table, the leg support comprising a connector for connecting the leg support to a surgical table; an intermediate member mounted on the connector by a first pivot joint defining a first axis about which the intermediate member is displaceable relative to the connector; and a support for supporting a leg of a patient, the support mounted on the intermediate member by a second pivot joint defining a second axis about which the support is displaceable relative to the intermediate member independently of displacement of the intermediate member relative to the connector about the first axis, the second axis being parallel to the first axis, and a plane normal to the second axis passing through both the intermediate member and the support. Also described is a kit of parts for a leg support, a method of configuring a leg support, a surgical table comprising a leg support, and a kit of parts for a surgical table.08-15-2013
20130206148SURGICAL POSITIONING SYSTEM - A surgical positioning system includes a flexible air-impermeable shell filled with beads that is wrapped against the patient and subjected to a vacuum to hold the patient in place. The shell includes rounded shoulder portions, on either side of a separately inflatable pillow, to envelop portions of the patient's neck and shoulders, tapered waist portion to provide easy access to a patient's forearms and lower lateral abdomen, and expanded wrist hand portion to cradle the patient's hands and thighs.08-15-2013
20120174930ORTHOTIC HEAD AND NECK SUPPORT - A kit of parts for forming an orthotic head support, comprises at least one frame having a plurality of arms extending from a central region. Examples of such frames are W-frames, Y-frames and H-frames. The kit further includes at least one extension connectable to a frame. Such extension members include straight extensions, L-shaped extensions, and extension with two elements at an acute angle to one another. The kit has means for attaching the extensions to the frames. The frames and extensions may have lines of reduced stiffness formed therein about which they are preferentially bendable to conform the support to the shape of a wearer's head and/or neck. The kit further comprises padding members connected, or connectable, to the frames and/or extensions on the surfaces thereof which in use are to be adjacent the wearer.07-12-2012
20130081636HEAD FIXATION DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING COMPONENTS THERETO - A head fixation device in the form of a skull clamp comprises an integrated rail for attaching accessories thereto. One or more clamps are configured to engage with the integrated rail. Additional accessories can be attached to the one or more clamps, which also include a starburst interface and an integrated rail. The clamps use a linear translating closure mechanism to engage the clamps to the integrated rail of the skull clamp. In some versions, the head fixation device is configured with a navigation adapter that attaches to an upper portion of the skull clamp.04-04-2013
20090025731Surgical Pillow - A surgical pillow for supporting the head and neck of a user includes a neck rest member to support the neck of the user and having an aperture, a headrest member to support the head of the user, a base member to position and support the neck rest member and the headrest member, a support member to cooperate with the aperture of the neck rest member to support the neck rest member. The headset member includes a first outwardly projecting member and a second outwardly projecting member. The first outwardly projecting member and the second outwardly projecting member form an angle of approximately 90°. The aperture may be substantially D shaped, and the support member may be substantially a cylinder. The first outwardly projecting member and the second outwardly projecting member may form a substantial V shape and the first outwardly projecting member and the second outwardly projecting member includes a curved top surface. The neck rest member includes a inclined front surface, and the neck rest member includes a curved top surface.01-29-2009
20130037036FOREARM AND HAND POSITIONING DEVICE - A radial artery of a patient is made accessible to an operator on the right side of the patient for performing a left radial artery accessed cardiac catheterization with a forearm and hand positioning device which includes first and second inflatable air bladders. The first air bladder extends longitudinally with an upper surface that, when the air bladder is inflated, supports and positions the forearm and hand of a patient with a radial artery of the patient remaining accessible to the operator. The second air bladder extends longitudinally beneath and is connected to the first air bladder and when inflated elevates the first air bladder and a forearm and hand of the patient held therein above a support for the patient's arm.02-14-2013
20100024829RELAXANT DEVICE OF MUSCLE FASCICLES IN THE CERVICAL DISTRICT - The invention concerns a relaxant device of the cervical spine muscles of a human being, consisting of counterweight means (c) and relative support means (02-04-2010
20120180797MODULAR PEDIATRIC PLATFORM - A modular table is described for supporting a patient during application of a spica cast. In various embodiments, the table is modular, having a support for the patient's upper body and a separate support for the patient's lower body. The supports have coupling members that interface with existing examination or operating tables, or with additional members attached thereto. The coupling members may be placed into features shaped to receive them in one or more spaced-apart positions, or in other embodiments may slide through T-shaped slots or tracks that guide relative alignment of the supports. The tracks for the two supports may be the same or different; straight or curved; and parallel, perpendicular, or skew. Additional fixtures attach to the table or additional members to assist in applying traction to the patient during the application.07-19-2012
20090044813PATIENT LATERAL POSITIONING DEVICE FOR PELVIC TREATMENTS COMPRISING A VACUUM MATTRESS - A patient lateral positioning device for pelvic treatments suitable to support a patient in a defined lateral position includes a vacuum mattress. The vacuum mattress includes an upper body support attachable to an upper body portion of the patient, and a lower body support attachable to a lower body portion of the patient. A region between said upper and lower body support is formed such that when the vacuum mattress is attached to the patient, both a front pelvic side and an upper pelvic side of the patient are exposed.02-19-2009
20130087154MOBILE ARM SUPPORT - A support assembly for a portion of a user's body includes a pivotable frame with a top elongated member, a bottom elongated member, a first side member and a second side member, the top elongated member and bottom elongated members each having first and second ends that are pivotably connected to top and bottom ends of the first side member and the second side member, respectively. A support element is operatively connected to the pivotable frame and a tensioner mechanism is adapted to adjust an amount of force required to move the support element relative to the first side member. The tension member is disposed within one of the top and the bottom elongated member and exerts a tensile force parallel to the longitudinal center axis of the one of the top and the bottom elongated member.04-11-2013
20090095306ORAL DEVICE FOR INTUBATION - This invention relates to a device for delivering positive airways pressure while effecting mandibular advancement and methods and systems comprising the same.04-16-2009
20090095305Apparatus for preventing sleeping respiratory obstruction and method using the same - An apparatus for preventing a sleeping respiratory obstruction of a sleeper includes first and second air chambers provided to correspond to both sides of a back of a human body, respectively, so as to be shrunk and expanded, an air supply unit for supplying air to the first and second air chambers so as to expand the first and second air chambers, and an operation selection unit for selecting whether to operate one of the first and second air chambers or to alternately operate the first and second air chambers. A controller controls the air supply unit to control air supply and discharge to and from the first or second air chamber so as to operate one of the first and second air chambers or to alternately operate the first and second air chambers according to the selection result in the operation selection unit.04-16-2009
20120222684INTRAVENOUS THERAPY SITE TAPE AND METHODS OF USING SAME - An intravenous (IV) site tape secures a portion of a patient to an inflexible object to thereby facilitate secure maintenance in position of an IV line. The IV site tape includes a mid-portion having a first end and an opposed second end, a proximal side and a distal side. A first tape end portion having a proximal side and a distal side, and a second tape end portion having a proximal side and a distal side extend contiguously from the first end and second ends of the mid-portion, respectively. The mid-portion is capable of being placed on a patient so as to pass over the patient's body portion and the first tape end portion and the second tape end portion are capable of being placed at least partially around and removably secured to such inflexible object, to thereby secure such portion of a patient to such inflexible object.09-06-2012
20130213407LUMBAR RECOVERY BED BACK SUPPORT HAVING THREE CURVED SURFACES MATCHING NATURAL PHYSIOLOGICAL CURVATURE - A bed-cushion back-support (08-22-2013
20110011408EXTREMITY SURGICAL SUPPORT DEBRIDEMENT PLATFORM - The present invention provides a surgical support debridement platform for extremities of a human or mammal to assist a physician in treating such extremity. The platform generally includes a body member and a cover member. The body member includes a bottom end and at least one side wall. The body member defines an interior volume for temporarily containing fluid. At least one drainage aperture is defined within the body member for draining the fluid from the interior of the body member. A cover member includes a top end and at least one side wall. The cover member and the body member are releasably engaged to define an overall low profile for easier deployment under an extremity and visibility of the extremity. In operation, the extremity is positioned upon an upper surface of the cover member to facilitate the process of debridement and lavage of extremities.01-20-2011
20130061856THERAPEUTIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SPINAL SUPPORT - A therapeutic device is configured to be worn by a user for providing spinal support to the user's body. The therapeutic device has a first support section and a second support section that connects to the first support section. The first support section is configured to comfortably engage and support the neck of the user's body. The second support section is configured to comfortably engage and support the lower back of the user's body while the first support section engages and supports the neck of the user's body to provide maximum support for an entire spinal region of the user's body with a level of comfort while maintaining a full range of motion for the user's spine.03-14-2013
20090235937Retinal rest device and method - A hands free, support device for use on a patient convalescing from ophthalmologic surgery such as the type used to reattach a detached retina. The device can be repeatedly positioned between the base of a user/wearer's chin/jaw and upper chest so that no wrap around neck or head sling attachment means are required. When installed, the device will keep the user/wearer's chin tilted downward and toward the upper chest. A related method is also disclosed.09-24-2009
20090014011RADIOLUCENT FASTENING DEVICES FOR SECURING A PART OF A BODY DURING A MEDICAL PROCEDURE - The fastening device in accordance with the invention is directed to a pin for securing the position of a part of a body, (for example, a head) for medical procedures. The fastening device can have an improved geometry, can be made from materials including unsubstituted, monosubstituted or multisubstituted polyphenylene, and/or silicon nitride ceramic, and can be made of one or more pieces. The fastening device in accordance with the invention produces improved performance with respect to the criteria of biocompatibility, ability to be sterilized, resistance to mechanical stress, and reduced artifact creation in medical imaging methods.01-15-2009
20120234329SURGICAL, THERAPEUTIC, OR DIAGNOSTIC TOOL - The present invention relates to a therapeutic, diagnostic or surgical tool, e.g. surgical guide frame for medical treatments, comprising: —a rigid structure, and —at least one functional guidance element (09-20-2012
20130160775METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOWER BACK PAIN RELIEF - A support apparatus (06-27-2013
20100089407LIMB SUPPORT - A limb support comprising a first portion for supporting the lower part of a patient's lower limb, a second portion for supporting the upper part of the patient's lower limb, each portion with deep guttering suitable for providing rotational and angulatory support to the portion of the limb, an adjustable support, and surface engaging portions comprising the adjustable support and free end of the second portion.04-15-2010
20110277773ELECTROMAGNETIC LOCKING MECHANISM FOR SUPPORTING LIMBS - A limb support system for supporting one or more limbs of a patient during surgery is disclosed. The limb support system may include one or more joints formed from electromagnets that move locking mechanisms between locked and unlocked positions to enable a patient's limb to be supported in a desired position. At least one of the joints may be supported by a support arm that is attached to support structure. A limb support device, such as, but not limited to, an armrest or a wrist support may be attached to the housing of the joint.11-17-2011
20120285472SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR MECHANICALLY REDUCING AND FIXING BONE FRACTURES - Bone fracture reduction devices, systems, and methods couple to a patient platform a mechanical bone fracture reduction fixture, which is sized and configured to be conveyed separate from the patient platform. The bone fracture reduction fixture carries an array of mechanical force reduction assemblies that are sized and configured to independently mechanically manipulate a fractured bone region. Each mechanical force reduction assembly functions independently of the other mechanical force reduction assemblies, to independently apply and maintain one of the prescribed mechanical reduction forces to the fracture and also mechanically reduce the fracture in the desired reduction planes.11-15-2012
20110271964Universally adjustable pillow for use in healthcare and therapy - A universally adjustable pillow for use in healthcare and/or therapy includes a base board (11-10-2011
20110214677PEDIATRIC LUMBAR PUNCTURE POSITIONING DEVICE - A device for positioning an infant patient in a clinically preferred position for conducting a lumbar puncture includes a board, a positioning member adjustably coupled to the board, and a locking device coupled to the positioning member for locking the positioning member in a position relative to one or both of the board or the patient. The positioning member may be configured to induce the patient into a clinically preferred position for performing a lumbar puncture on the patient.09-08-2011
20120097173ASYMMETRICAL SURGICAL WRIST REST - Wrist, hand, or arm support devices are provided. The support devices include a support member having a top surface and a front surface. The top surface is oriented at either a parallel angle or a non-parallel angle with respect to a work surface. The front surface curves upon itself to form either a symmetric or an asymmetric arc. Preferred versions of the support devices described herein include at least one of a top surface oriented at a non-parallel angle with respect to the work surface or a front surface that curves upon itself to define an asymmetric arc. Mounting members for connecting the support member to an operating surface are also provided. The support devices described herein permit an operator to comfortably rest his or her hand on the support devices while directing procedures toward non-centered portions of work objects.04-26-2012
20090145443MAGNETIC POSITIONER - An example surgical positioner includes a first support member and a second support member moveably joined to the first support member. A magnet is operative to generate a magnetic force that attracts the first support member toward the second support member to resist relative movement between the first support member and the second support member.06-11-2009
20120024296PANNUS SUPPORT ADAPTED FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES - A pannus support member is configured to support and contain a pannus during a surgical procedure to provide unobstructed access to the surgical site and provide, post surgery, a clean site that is exposed to air to promote proper healing.02-02-2012
20120024295Orthopedic device - An orthopedic device for treatment of headaches and the like includes a body adapted to substantially support a head of a human patient while the patient is resting in a substantially supine position. The body defines side surfaces, a lower surface and an upper surface. The upper surface defines a substantially convex protrusion substantially proximate to at least one side surface and a substantially concave depression substantially proximate to the protrusion. A difference in elevation between the protrusion and depression is selected to provide one or more beneficial treatment procedures to the patient.02-02-2012
20090145442Cranio-Cervical Extension Pillow with Dual Arcs - A device comprising a supporting material shaped with dual arcs is presented. When the device is placed beneath a person's neck, the arcs cradle the neck and the device provides proper capital extension for CPR. One of the arcs has a smaller curvature to cradle adult necks while the other arc has a larger curvature to cradle smaller neck of children. In a preferred embodiment, the device comprises a pillow having a saddle shape that can used to support a victim's neck during CPR. In some embodiments, the pillow includes electronics that can guide a CPR provider through CPR procedures.06-11-2009
20080264425Overmolded Lumbar Support Apparatus and Method - The invention relates to a thin profile adjustable lumbar support system, particularly for use in automotive seat backs and other equipment used for sitting and reclining. The lumbar support system is assembled utilizing injection molding and overmolding technology to form some components and connect other components.10-30-2008
20100319706Surgical Head Support Adapter - A planar support assembly for use with a patient body support, an extension support assembly, and a plurality of interchangeable head supports is provided. The extension support assembly is releasably mounted on a portion of the patient body support such that the extension support assembly extends outwardly from the patient body support. The planar support assembly includes a generally planar support configured to releasably attach to an end of the extension support assembly opposite the patient body support. The planar support is configured to receive and support one of a plurality of interchangeable head supports, and the planar support is adjustable with respect to the patient body support in two or more dimensions.12-23-2010
20100078033THERAPEUTIC CUSHIONING DEVICE - A therapeutic cushioning device that encourages its user to sleep on the user's right or left side, instead of on the user's back or chest. Generally, the cushioning device includes a head support, a torso support, a leg support, and a hinge member that movably connects the leg support to the torso support. In some instances, the head support includes one or more air tube management system notches to accommodate a facemask. In some instances, the torso support extends from the head support to form an L-shaped cushion. Moreover, the torso support optionally has a perimeter having a concave portion and convex portion, where the concave portion is placed closer to the head support than the convex portion. By encouraging the user to lie in a side position, the cushioning device can help the user avoid challenges associated with sleeping on the user's back or chest.04-01-2010
20090090370PATIENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - A system for preventing a patient's shoulders from rising or “shrugging” during a medical procedure is presented. The patient lies on a table and wears a jacket. A number of straps are used to couple the jacket to the table. Each strap has a first end and a second end. The first end of each strap is coupled to the jacket and the second end of each strap is coupled to the table. The straps have sufficient tension to prevent the patient's shoulders from rising or “shrugging” during the medical procedure. The patient's feet rest on foot plate to prevent the patient from sliding toward the foot of the table due to the force exerted on the patient's shoulders because of the tension of the straps.04-09-2009
20110168185LINER FOR ENCLOSING A BODY PART DURING AN IMAGING PROCEDURE07-14-2011
20100218772EXERCISE DEVICE FOR CORRECTING POSTURE - It is intended to provide a posture-correcting exercise device (09-02-2010
20100288286PATIENT POSITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A PATIENT DURING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE - An apparatus (11-18-2010
20100006106SEMI-VERTICAL POSITIONING METHOD AND APPARATUS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A CHARGED PARTICLE CANCER THERAPY SYSTEM - The invention comprises a semi-vertical patient positioning, alignment, and/or control method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. Patient positioning constraints are used to maintain the patient in a treatment position, including one or more of: a seat support, a back support, a head support, an arm support, a knee support, and a foot support. One or more of the positioning constraints are movable and/or under computer control for rapid positioning and/or immobilization of the patient. The system optionally uses an X-ray beam that lies in substantially the same path as a proton beam path of a particle beam cancer therapy system. The generated image is usable for: fine tuning body alignment relative to the proton beam path, to control the proton beam path to accurately and precisely target the tumor, and/or in system verification and validation.01-14-2010
20110168184Pediatric Headrest for Skull Stabilization and Method for Use of Same - A pediatric headrest for skull stabilization and a method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a horseshoe shaped head support includes first and second wings pivotally coupled to a body to adjust the angle therebetween. A gel pad is superposed on the horseshoe shaped head support. First and second arcuate base members are coupled to the first and second wings, respectively, to accept a plurality of placement subassemblies, which are circumferentially adjustably positioned and secured within the channels. Each placement subassembly is configured to receive a skull pin and provide adjustable horizontal, vertical, and angular positioning of the skull pin with respect to the arcuate base.07-14-2011
20080289636Device For the Angular Positioning of a Limb of a Patient Resting on an Operating Table - The invention relates to a device for angularly positioning a member of a patient lying on an operating table (TO), comprising means for positioning a cradle (Be) supporting the member of the patient relative to lateral guide rails (RG11-27-2008
20130118503LIGHT, LIGHT FIXTURE ASSEMBLY, AND PATIENT MODULE FOR USE IN A MEDICAL SETTING - A patient module for use in a medical setting is provided. The patient module includes a patient seating assembly and at least one of a medical instrument for use in providing treatment to a patient. At least one member having an articulated joint is provided. The member has a first end configured for engagement with a structure and a second end configured for engagement with a light for illuminating a treatment area of the patient. A display screen is carried by the light for displaying images for viewing by the patient. The display screen may be integrally formed with the light within a housing.05-16-2013
20090032030APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA - A dental aligner can be placed between the patient's upper and lower teeth to help maintain proper positioning of the mandible for treatment of sleep apnea and sleep disorders. The aligner has an upper section to receive the upper teeth, a lower section to receive the lower teeth, and an adjustment mechanism to removably secure the upper section to the lower section and provide a degree of adjustability along an anterior-posterior axis. The upper and lower sections of the aligner have polymeric bodies that extend on the occlusal and labial-buccal aspects, but not on the lingual aspects of the patient's teeth. Labial-buccal archwires are embedded in the polymeric bodies of the upper and lower sections of the aligner for structural reinforcement. Bone screws or buttons on the upper and lower sections of the aligner can provide attachment points for elastics to assist in moving the mandible forward.02-05-2009
20120291786JAW THRUST DEVICE AND METHOD - A pair of pads is held against the remus of a patient's jaw, to prevent the jaw from slipping back and causing an airway obstruction, while the patient's neck is hyperextended to also cause the patient's airway to stay open. A device including the adjustable jaw pads as well as a triangularly shaped portion over which the patient's neck rests is not required to be attached to the surface on which the patient is lying, and permits the patient to be rolled on either side while still maintaining the patency of the patient's airway.11-22-2012
20080271742Head Support - A head support having a body with a recess defined along a recess edge of the body to receive a person's lower jaw. A torso engaging edge of the body opposite the recess edge being formed to engage a portion of the person's torso when the person is sitting in a substantially upright position to prevent the recess from falling away from the person's lower jaw area.11-06-2008
20090050160Device for supporting a person in a sitting position - A device for supporting a person in a sitting position has a substantially horizontally extending supporting element placeable on a supporting surface substantially at a level of a person's pelvis when the person is in a sitting position, and two substantially vertically extending elements each having a lower end connected with the horizontally extending supporting element and an upper end extendable to an area of person's armpits so that the upper ends of the substantially vertically extending elements are placeable under the person's armpits.02-26-2009
20090025732Method and device for generating a passive movement in a diagnostic device - A method and an apparatus for generating a passive movement of a patient in a magnetic resonance tomograph. The apparatus includes a support for supporting at least one body part of the patient. The support, together with a patient bed can be moved into a passage of the magnetic resonance tomograph. Driven by a motor, the support can be swiveled about at least one axis inside the passage of the magnetic resonance tomograph. The components of the support and its drive, which are disposed inside the passage of the magnetic resonance tomograph, are made of non-ferromagnetic materials.01-29-2009
20090211584Support platform - An adjustable personal treatment apparatus that is usable by women of all sizes to enable them to enjoy, without harm, the full healthful benefits of proper and necessary massage and therapy. More particularly, the apparatus permits the proper pressure to be applied to a female patient during massage, or therapeutic treatment, without causing discomfort and possible damage to breast tissue or breast implants.08-27-2009
20120067353POSTERIOR SHOULDER STRETCHING DEVICE - A device for facilitating stretching of the posterior shoulder includes a brace portion having a shoulder opening and a wedge-shaped scapula stabilization pad, an anterior strap extending from one side of the brace portion, a posterior strap extending from another side of the brace portion, a ring at the end of said posterior strap to facilitate coupling the anterior strap to posterior strap, and a hook-and-loop attachment on said anterior strap effective to secure the end of the strap to a portion of the strap nearer the brace portion. The device may be used to stretch the posterior shoulder by sliding a patient's arm through the shoulder opening of the device and positioning the device on the superior aspect of the patient's shoulder girdle, bringing the posterior strap of said posterior shoulder stretching device around the patient's mid-back and under the opposite axilla and passing the anterior strap through the ring at the end of the strap, retracting the scapula toward the spine on the side of the device and pulling the anterior strap tight, thereby wedging the scapula stabilization pad into the anterior lateral aspect of the scapula, flexing the shoulder to 90 degrees on the side of the device, and grasping the elbow with the opposite hand and pulling the arms across midline to stretch the posterior shoulder.03-22-2012
20110220122Human shoulder orthosis assist & method of use - An orthosis custom molded to the individual user weightlifter to impede shoulder injury when doing bench press lifts, having a molded generally concave top surface foam sheet bonded to a shaped polypropylene resin layer and with a layer of crepe rubber beneath the polypropylene layer. A pair of downwardly depending crepe rubber ribs commence at the upper edge of the device and extend at least halfway down the length of the outer side edges. The space between the ribs laterally is sized to form a close fit to a weight lifters bench.09-15-2011
20090050159Arm support device and methods of use thereof - According to one embodiment, an arm support device includes a sack of flexible and stretchable material. The sack is open at one end and closed (or closeable) on all other sides. The user inserts both arms into the sack and pulls the sack over the upper arms and shoulders. With the arms thus inserted, the user is free to relax and allow the stretch of the sack to provide arm support. In some embodiments, the sack has no other openings besides the top end, and in these embodiments the arm support device doubles as a travel bag for carrying small items.02-26-2009
20090084387PIECE OF FURNITURE FOR SEXUAL INTERCOURSE - The invention relates to a piece of furniture for sexual intercourse. The piece of furniture comprises a lower base (04-02-2009
20090101156Support Element for Stabilizing a Patient's Head - A support element for stabilizing the head of a patient with a cushion containing loose particles that have a clearance between them that can be lessened by vacuuming out the air. Side supporting cushions containing loose particles are disposed on the base cushion.04-23-2009
20110226259Method and System for Swallow Control Resulting in Improved Posture and Strength - A method and system for training a patient to improve swallowing, for retraining jaw muscles and for holding or keeping the jaw in a correct bite position. All of this in-turn causing an improvement in posture and increase strength. The system includes a combination of exercise and oral apparatus pieces or mouth-guards to retrain and balance the facial muscles and to develop a correct swallow. The mouth-guards of the present invention can improve biomechanical imbalance, posture and in turn athletic performance. A particular embodiment of an oral apparatus of the present invention includes top and bottom troughs for receiving top and bottom teeth into the apparatus. The troughs can be adapted to hold the upper canine teeth lower than the central and lateral incisor teeth and hold the upper teeth outside the lower teeth from the incisors to the molars. The apparatus can be pre-fabricated or custom made for a particular patient. Using heat moldable thermoplastics, some embodiments of the device can be formed in the patient's mouth after heating in hot water.09-22-2011
20090241967MANDIBULAR AND NECK SUPPORT AND POSITIONING DEVICE - A mandibular and neck support and positioning device intended to keep the airways unobstructed, facilitating breathing in patients with trauma or under anesthesia, on sedatives or in deep relaxation, where the device has a base support for at least the patient's neck, the base support has at least two pusher parts located on the sides to lift the mandible and, once fixed, said side pieces remain in place whenever a new position needs to be adopted.10-01-2009
20090272385DYNAMIC CRADLE, ESPECIALLY FOR TREATING HEAD AND NECK PAIN - The present invention discloses an apparatus for treating patient body or an organ thereof, especially his/her head and neck, by controllably maneuvering said treated organ, comprising; cradle adapted for holding said treated organ stably and comfortably; and, a maneuverable platform upon which said cradle rests, comprising maneuvering means adapted for rotating the platform in the Sagittal, Coronal, Horizontal planes or in any combination of the planes thereof for a predetermined duration; wherein said maneuver of said organ is characterized by parameters selected from the Allowed Movements. It is especially in the scope of the invention wherein the treated organ is maneuvered in a lobular three dimensional manner. The invention also discloses methods for treating patient body or an organ thereof by this apparatus; methods for decreasing HIT, MIDAS, VAS/NRS, NDI and EPS, and a method for increasing (S)MFA.11-05-2009
20100147313SUPPORT FOR SUPPORTING A PATIENT - In order to improve a support (06-17-2010
20100163055APPARATUS FOR LIFTING AND SUPPORTING THE LOWER LEG AND FOOT OF A PATIENT - Apparatus for lifting and supporting the lower leg and foot of a seated patient comprising a heel or an ankle support adapted to fit beneath the patient's heel or ankle, lifting means for raising said support, and in which the support is releasable from the lifting means.07-01-2010
20110108040Lateral Support Craniocervical Orthosis and Method - A device and method for preventing and correcting abnormal shaping of an infant's cranium by applying external forces over time with the growth of an infant to achieve normal shaping of the infant's head. The device is a cranial orthosis having a depression with a contact surface in the shape of at least a portion of a normal infantile cranium. The orthosis further provides lateral support surfaces creating points of contact to restrict rotation of the infant's cranium and provide additional external forces for normal shaping of the infant's cranium. Because the present invention is non-conforming to the shape of an abnormal skull, the exerted forces cause accelerated expansion of the skull in less prominent areas coincident with brain and skull growth.05-12-2011
20100252054Infant headwear for treating an infant's persistently maintained head position, seen in conditions such as plagiocephaly (baby flat head) and torticollis (wry neck) - An article of headwear to treat an infant's persistently maintained head position with respect to rotation about the cranial-caudal (head to toe) axis, seen in conditions such as plagiocephaly (baby flat head) and torticollis (wry neck). The headwear both permits and encourages an infant with a preferred head position to volitionally turn his or her head in several positions thereby promoting head and neck rotation and development of a naturally shaped cranium, thus treating or preventing torticollis and plagiocephaly respectfully. The infant headwear generally includes a head receiving member and positioning guide member. The head receiving member is placed on the infant's head and allows strategic placement of the positioning guide member. The positioning guide member increases the ability of the infant with a flat region to turn his or her head by re-establishing a round contour, and selectively increases cutaneous pressure in order to balance the variables influencing the infant's preferred head position.10-07-2010
20110005525METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERAPEUTICALLY SUPPORTING THE ARM OF A PATIENT - Apparatus for providing physical therapy to a patient, the apparatus comprising a therapeutic support comprising a waist belt and a limb support, wherein the limb support is adjustably securable to the waist belt.01-13-2011
20100275927PATIENT POSITIONING ASSEMBLY - A patient positioning assembly is described. The patient positioning assembly including a plate member rotatably mounted on a base member, and an arm extending between a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is rotatably attached to the plate member. The patient positioning assembly further including a support device rotatably attached to the second end of the arm to support a patient thereon, with the support device is configured to move the patient in at least five degrees of freedom.11-04-2010
20100275926FIXATION DEVICE - The present invention relates to the field of radiation therapy and radiation surgery. In particular, the invention relates to devices and methods for stereotactic medical procedures and it provides for repeated accurate positioning (fixation) of a patient, or a part of a patient, for carrying out medical procedures which are done at different times such as fractionated radiation therapy. Specifically, a patient fixation device for fixating a head of a patient relatively a treatment unit as a preparation for treatment or during treatment of the head is provided. The patient fixation device being is adapted to be attached to a stereotactic frame structure connected to the treatment unit. The attachment means is adapted to be releasably attached to corresponding attachment plates attached to teeth of the upper jaw or maxilla of the patient, each attachment plate being fixated to at least one tooth by means of an adhesive, wherein the attachment means allows removal from the attachment plates of the patient and re-attachment to the corresponding attachment plates of the patient with an identical orientation relatively the frame structure and the teeth of the patient.11-04-2010
20120138065Method and Apparatus for Radiolucent Anatomic Positioning - An apparatus comprises an attachment mechanism being configured for removably joining to a radiolucent accessory side rail of a patient platform. A vertical base joint is joined to the attachment mechanism and is configured for rotating vertically. A fist locking mechanism fixedly maintains the vertical base joint at an adjusted vertical angle relative to a horizontal plane of the patient platform. A horizontal joint is joined to the vertical base joint and is configured for rotating horizontally. A second locking mechanism fixedly maintains the horizontal joint at an adjusted angle. A vertical end joint is configured for rotating vertically and for supporting a patient's limb. A third locking mechanism fixedly maintains the vertical end joint at an adjusted vertical angle relative to a horizontal plane of the patient platform in which the patient's limb is supported in a desired position for radiographic and magnetic medical imaging.06-07-2012
20100252053METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCTION OF LACTATE - Oral apparatus and methods to inhibit the increase of lactate levels during physical and/or mental exertion are disclosed. The oral apparatus include at least a first bite pad and a second bite pad. The first bite pad and the second bite pad are each configured to be positioned between at least two of the molars of a user. The bite pads are generally configured to direct the posterior of the lower mandible downward and/or forward in response to a clenching force exerted by a user. When worn during physical and/or mental exertion, the oral apparatus can reduce the accumulation of lactate normally generated by the physical and/or mental exertion without the oral apparatus.10-07-2010
20100000548JAW THRUST DEVICE AND METHOD - A pair of pads is held against the remus of a patient's jaw, to prevent the jaw from slipping back and causing an airway obstruction, while the patient's neck is hyperextended to also cause the patient's airway to stay open. A device including the adjustable jaw pads as well as a triangularly shaped portion over which the patient's neck rests is not required to be attached to the surface on which the patient is lying, and permits the patient to be rolled on either side while still maintaining the patency of the patient's airway.01-07-2010
20100000549MATERIAL, CUSHION AND SUPPORT FOR IMMOBILISING A SUBJECT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT - A flexible thermoplastic sheet material (01-07-2010
20100000546SAFE JACKET FOR SENIOR AND PATIENT WHO NEED REMEDIAL EXERCISE AND EXERCISING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - The present invention provides a safe jacket for seniors and patients who need rehabilitative exercise and an exercising apparatus having the safe jacket, which support a user's body so that the user is securely supported in a walking or exercising space, protect the user's spine, and keep the user's spine straight, thus allowing the user to stand erect and walk while comfortably supporting the user's body. The safe jacket includes a main body which surrounds a user's body and is open at a top, a bottom, and a front thereof. An armpit support is mounted along a groove concavely formed on each of left and right sides of the main body. A plurality of support belts is detachably coupled to either the main body or the armpit support. At least one fastening unit is mounted to the front of the main body, and detachably holds the user's body.01-07-2010
20110056503ERGONOMIC SUPPORT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING SLEEP - The present invention relates to the field of assisting sleep, including apparatus and methods for assisting sleep. In one form, the invention provides a postural support apparatus comprising a first supporting means (03-10-2011
20110056502Intubation Pillow - An intubation pillow formed by a base cushion that forms a torso-support portion and defines a recess sized and shaped so as to provide proper alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal structures forming a person's airway. A head-support cushion that is positionable within the recess is provided so as to provide proper alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal structures that form a person's airway such that unlabored normal breathing may be maintained both prior to and after an intubation procedure.03-10-2011
20100000547Portable system for assisting body movement - The present invention provides a differential pressure body suit with external support against body suit migration. In its preferred embodiment, such body suit may comprise a close-fitting, multi-layered suit sealed against a mammal's skin to contain the differential pressure, or a looser-fitting suit that bends at the mammal's joints with minimal force. External support means include either fixed or movable mechanical supports attached to the body suit, extraordinary air pressure levels for making the body suit rigid, or exoskeletons attached to the body suit. A cyclic control system can turn the differential pressure condition within the body suit on and off on a selective basis to accommodate the movement of the legs of the mammal. This differential pressure body suit provides a portable and convenient system for, e.g., rehabilitating a skeletal joint injury or training the mammal for injury prevention or athletic performance or fat burning. The pressurization reduces the weight of the body to greater or lesser extents, and offloads the weight to the ground through the external support means.01-07-2010
20080251084OVERHEAD ACTIVITY HEAD-AND-NECK SUPPORT COLLAR - A head-and-neck support collar is provided that supports the cervical region of the spine and the base of the skull when the head is in a tilted-back position. The collar is designed to reduce head-and-neck stress, strain and pain during physical activities that require the wearer to look upwards, especially for extended periods of time. The collar includes an elongated neck cushion that is positioned behind the neck of the user. A harness is attached to either end of the elongated neck cushion and is routed over the shoulders, under the arms and across the back. A two part quick release mechanism is provided between the harness and each end of the cushion to facilitate quick and complete release of the cushion from the harness. This quick release mechanism is preferably a hook and loop type fastener.10-16-2008
20100300454Limb positioning device for use in diagnostic imaging - A device for positioning a limb for diagnostic imaging comprises a first bag configured to be placed against one side of the limb and a second bag configured to be placed against the second side of a limb. A web section connects the first bag and the second bag. The web section is placed underneath the limb. A plurality of straps with a portion of the plurality of straps connected to the first bag and the remainder of the plurality of straps connected to the second bag are configured to secure the device to the limb.12-02-2010
20110126843Limb Support Device - One embodiment comprises a limb support device that includes a vertical support, a base connected to a lower end of the vertical support and a head portion connected to an upper end of the vertical support. In this embodiment, the base includes a set of foldable legs that can be positioned upward, where each leg is substantially parallel to the vertical support, or downward, where each leg is substantially perpendicular to the vertical support so that the vertical support is held upright. The head portion has a generally concave saddle that can hold a limitation above the vertical support. The saddle can be pivoted so that it can be positioned at a variable angle with respect to the vertical support. The vertical support itself is adjustable in length.06-02-2011
20120145165SUPPORT FOR COPULATING COUPLES AND METHOD OF USE - A support for copulating couples and method thereof including, in general, a pair of support blocks, each configured as a polygon and each having six sides, (four sides, top side and bottom side with five possible tops determined by right-hand, left-hand, full upright, or sloped orientation), wherein the top and/or bottom includes an elbow indent and at one side or more includes a contour for fingers that functions to support the body weight of the top partner during copulation.06-14-2012
20110126844DEVICE FOR POSITIONING A SURGICAL TOOL IN THE BODY OF A PATIENT - The present disclosure relates to a device for positioning and/or orienting, in the body of a patient, a surgical tool carried by a tool-holder, including a platform capable of being placed on the body of the patient, an orientable carrier, at least one part of which is rigidly connected to the tool-holder, means for guiding the orientable carrier rotationally relative to the platform in two directions of a plane parallel to the platform, at least 2 pneumatic actuators which engage with the orientable carrier such that a variation in pressure of at least one of the pneumatic actuators causes the orientable carrier to rotate in the first direction and/or the second direction, in which the pneumatic actuators are volumes that can deform in a predetermined direction as a function of the internal pressure.06-02-2011
20110240036Oral Device For Radiotherapy - An oral device for use in radiotherapy of the head and neck includes a base member and a bite member or “mouthpiece,” which is selectively positionable relative to the base member. The device provides immobilization of the tongue for accurate reproducible administration of radiation therapy. The device fits within the oral cavity of a patient and is maintained in position by a bite member that fits over the maxillary teeth of the patient. The position of the bite member relative to the base member may be adjustable to accommodate differences in mouth cavities and bite profiles. For example, the base member may include a platform or series of members configured to be removably coupled to the bite member in multiple different positions.10-06-2011
20110174314ANTENNA HOLDER FOR NAVIGATION SURGERY - An antenna holder for navigation surgery is provided to be used for a navigation surgery to a subject portion including a temporal bone region and a lateral skull base region of a patient. The antenna holder for navigation surgery comprises a mouth gag (an antenna holder) which is attached to a mouth of the patient and maintains the mouth of the patient opened, and an attachment arm which holds an antenna used for measuring a specific position of the subject portion.07-21-2011
20100059064Method and Apparatus for Using a Surgical Fixture in an Intra-Operative Computed Tomography Scanner - A fixture for immobilizing a patient's head during a medical procedure is usable with a CT scanner. The fixture includes a skull clamp having detachable and adjustable radiolucent extensions. The radiolucent extensions include a body portion, a surgical pin holder assembly, and an attachment member. A first radiolucent extension includes a two-pin holder assembly. A second radiolucent extension includes a single-pin holder assembly. The attachment member of the radiolucent extension allows for angular adjustable attachment of the radiolucent extension to the skull clamp through corresponding starburst features. The surgical fixture may include an immobilization base unit having first and second mounting arms, a connecting arm, and a position adapter. The skull clamp with extensions attaches to the immobilization base unit to further immobilize the patient. The position adapter connects to the skull clamp and includes a rotational unit and vertical adjustment unit to position the patient as desired.03-11-2010
20100236560Asymmetrical and complexly-curved, passive, device for relieving back and spinal postural mechanical pain - A device avoiding the use of any motor or perpendicular or rectangular elements, having a convex asymmetrical longitudinal curve, a central longitudinal groove, and mirrored perpendicular and latitudinal, symmetrically-matched convex curves extending from the central groove to the sides, and optimally surfaced with a soft dense foam, uses gravitational force on the body of a user to provide an effective, yet gentle stretch along the length and across the width of the back, particularly at the thoracic vertebrae thereby relieving postural mechanical shoulder, back or spine pain. Additional alternative embodiments using a heating, cooling, or vibrational element along the central longitudinal groove are also described and claimed herein.09-23-2010
20100065065Bra Pad and Method of Relieving Breast Engorgement - A pad for relieving breast engorgement includes a material comprising absorbent fibers and lemon juice. The pad is configured to insert within the cup of a bra. A bra pad has a layer of absorbent fiber material with a front surface and a back surface. A liquid barrier layer has a first side interfacing the back surface of the absorbent fiber material and an opposing second side. Lemon juice is disposed within the absorbent fiber material. A method of relieving breast engorgement includes providing an absorbent pad including absorbent fibers and lemon juice shaped to insert within a cup of a bra and disposing the pad between the cup of the bra and an engorged breast to be relieved.03-18-2010
20120240939Apparatus and Method for Control of Refractive Index Changes in a Material - A system and method for stabilizing an eye includes a contact element that is placed in contact with the anterior surface of the eye. The purpose here is to oppose movements of the eye during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. Importantly, while it is in contact with the eye, the contact element is positioned to exert minimal pressure on the eye. This is done to avoid causing any deformations of the eye that might otherwise adversely compromise a laser beam during the ophthalmic surgery.09-27-2012
20110100374Limb supporting apparatus - The present invention relates to an arm protection apparatus, and particularly an apparatus for protecting an arm from pressure injury. The apparatus comprises a pliant material having receiving portions for the upper arm and lower arm and releasable straps for the upper and lower arm. Wherein, in use, the channel and straps surround the arm so as to distribute pressure on the arm and reduce the likelihood of pressure injury.05-05-2011
20110100375LimbAlign Single - A foam positioner device utilized for maintaining resting limb positioning, hand shape and strength therapies, and other modality therapies. Said device, by means of an integrated strap slot base, incorporates a generic strap which wraps around furnishings such as pillows, recliner footrests, beds, chairs, and various medical apparatus exclusively and does not attach to the person.05-05-2011
20110061661Purr pillow - Purr pillow with a microprocessor chip, a flat speaker, a power supply, an on off switch, a frequency selector switch, a random selection switch, a volume control, a standard amplifier circuit, a PC board and a housing. The microprocessor is programmed to produce purring sounds at frequencies ranging from 20 to 140 cycles per second, and the microprocessor, the speaker and additional the components are housed within the housing. A preferred embodiment includes the housing having a relatively low profile of approximately one quarter of an inch.03-17-2011
20120118296EROTIC APPARATUS AND HARNESS DEVICE - The claimed erotic apparatus (also known as Bangerbars, Bang-her-bars, and Motosexbars) can consist of a sex toy apparel item (e.g., a harness) that attaches grip devices to a person or persons. In one embodiment, the grips are to resemble (in look and feel) handlebars of a motorcycle or other such vehicle. In this manner the erotic apparatus can be utilized to simulate the thrill one attains from riding a handlebar operated vehicle while at the same time allowing for sexual stimulation and intercourse. Grip components can be interchangeably attached to the harness sex toy device in an embodiment in accordance of the disclosure. Moreover, optional components, such as vibrators, dildos, cock rings, and the like, can be coupled to the erotic apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure.05-17-2012
20110030699Orthotic Device For Preventing And/Or Correcting Deformational Posterior Plagiocephaly - The present invention is a simple, adaptable orthotic device that can correct and/or prevent deformational posterior plagiocephaly, especially if used before the infant is 4 months of age. The manufactured article provides an anatomically correcting, adjustable, concave-shaped resting surface for an infant's head in a manner that effectively eliminates uneven pressure on the infant's occiput. The orthotic device has a modular design which permits easy adjustments of the devices' head cavity to accommodate differences in individual infant head size and shape, thereby providing the infant's head with a custom fit. Also, as the infant continues to grow in size, the adjustable head cavity and torso recess features of the orthotic device allow the contoured spatial volume and dimensions of the molded supporting surfaces to expand as the infant's calvaria grow; and thereby facilitate a progressive, normalization and rounding of the infant's occiput.02-10-2011
20110048428Arm Stabilizer for Elbow Surgical Procedure - A device for stabilizing a patient's arm during a surgical procedure including a base configured to fit on an operating table, the base having an upper side with a rail. A support arm having a foundation with a groove shaped to match and fit over the cross-sectional shape of the rail and slide along the rail is provided, the support arm has a proximal end and a distal end extending away from said rail. A cuff is mounted on the distal end of the support arm to support the wrist of a patient during the surgery. A standard having a foundation with a groove therein shaped and sized to fit over said rail is also provided. The standard is designed to slide along the rail and move relative to the support arm. Arcuate bicep pads are connected to said support arm and to said standard; the arcuate pads being positioned to fit about the bicep of a patient lying on an operating table on which the support device is placed. The support arm and standard are movable relative to each other so that the pads can be moved into engagement about the bicep of a patient. The cuff is substantially U-shaped and is positioned above and remote from the bicep pads.03-03-2011
20110048429Patient Positioning Apparatus - A patient positioning apparatus includes a support member adapted for positioning beneath a patient and having an expandable material therein. The expandable material is adapted for transition from a first initial condition to a second expanded condition in the presence of an activating agent to facilitate support and stabilization of the body part with the support member and performance of a medical procedure. The expandable material may be a foamable liquid adapted to expand when subjected to the activating agent such as a propellant gas, air or foaming agent. In one application, the foamable liquid is a polyurethane.03-03-2011
20110030698MRI COMPATIBLE KNEE POSITIONING DEVICE - A device for positioning a subject's knee during an MRI scan. The device includes foot, knee, and thigh positioning apparatuses. Each of the positioning apparatuses can be translated and/or rotated to allow correct and consistent position of the subject's knee within the MRI magnetic bore. The device includes a user control to facilitate repeat measurements of knee characteristics with reduced intra- and inter-technologist variability.02-10-2011
20110000494MEDICAL POSITIONER HAVING IMMOBILIZER FUNCTION - Provided is a medical positioner having an immobilizer function. The medical positioner includes a vacuum pad allowing air to freely flow in and out through ports and regulating movement of beads, and is configured to firmly fix positioning lock bars to an outer surface of the vacuum pad. Thereby, when a patient wears the vacuum pad applied to the medical positioner, the beads held in the vacuum pad are prevented from being lopsided. The beads are grouped in cell units by partitions, so that movement of the beads from a designated cell to the neighboring cell through the ports is controlled. When the patient is examined using medical equipment, the medical positioner freely and accurately corrects a posture of the patient wearing the vacuum pad for diagnosis or treatment, and maintains the corrected posture to enhance accuracy of the diagnosis or treatment carried out through the medical equipment.01-06-2011
20110247632LEG ELEVATOR SYSTEM - A leg elevator is disclosed. The leg elevator includes a base having a lower leg end and an upper leg end, a portion of the base having at least one support retaining device. A lower leg support is provided. A height adjustment mechanism is also provided having a support leg pivotally attached at a first end to the lower leg support. The support leg has a second end attached to a support bar extending perpendicular to the support leg. The support bar is removably engaged with the at least one support retaining device such that a height of the lower leg support above the base may be adjusted. An upper leg adjustment mechanism is operably connected to the upper leg end of the base for adjusting a distance between the upper leg end of the base and the lower leg support. An upper leg support is operably attached to the upper leg adjustment mechanism. An angle adjustment mechanism is provided between the upper leg adjustment mechanism and the lower leg support for adjusting a relative angular orientation of the upper leg support relative to the lower leg support. Additional leg elevator systems are also disclosed.10-13-2011
20130167844SUPPORT STAND FOR USE DURING REMOVAL OF AN ORTHOPEDIC CAST ON AN EXTREMITY - A cast support system for removing a cast and methods of removing a cast described herein have the advantage over prior art devices and methods by permitting hands free, improved immobilization of the cast on a patient's body member, and patient comfort while the cast is being removed from the patient's body.07-04-2013
20120199134HEEL OFFLOADING APPARATUS - A heel offloading apparatus including a cushion sized and adapted to surround at least a dorsal side of an Achilles tendon and substantially independently supports and stabilizes an ankle. The apparatus further includes a body for positioning the cushion relative to the ankle. The apparatus is configured to elevate an intended wearer's ankle and heel when the intended wearer is wearing the apparatus and lying in a supine position so as to relieve pressure from the heel and thereby prevent formation of heel pressure ulcers.08-09-2012
20080314392Limb Supporting Device - A device supports the weight of a limb of a person in a sling through a full range of motion in a generally lateral plane to reduce strain to the person during various procedures. The device comprises a base arm arranged to be supported on a supporting surface, a first swing arm pivotally supported on the base arm; a second swing arm pivotally supported on the first swing arm, a support member vertically slidably on the second swing arm, and an anchor supporting the sling thereon which is pivotal about a vertical axis on the support member. Height adjustment of the sling and anchor relative to the swing arms can be accomplished with a single handed lever operation.12-25-2008
20120167895THERAPEUTIC SLEEP DEVICE FOR DISCOURAGING SLEEPING IN A SUPINE POSITION - A therapeutic sleep device worn about an individual's torso and intended to discourage an individual from sleeping in a supine position includes a body securing member and a sleep fin. The body securing member has an interior side and a posterior side. The sleep fin includes a supine-suppression fin providing a right convex surface and a left convex surface tapering from a wider base region to a narrower peak region at which the right and left convex surfaces join at an apex. The apex and at least a portion of the right and left convex surfaces extend beyond said posterior side of the body securing member. A spine indentation formed in the sleep device can help to increase the comfort and improve the securing of the device to a individual.07-05-2012
20080289635Attachment device and system for corneal irrigating cannula and method thereof - A cannula support serves in supporting a cannula relative to a non-contact lens assembly and a positioning mechanism for positioning the non-contact lens assembly. The cannula support includes a cannula holder and a gripper disposed relative to the cannula holder. The cannula holder is provided for receiving at least a portion of the cannula. The gripper is adapted to cooperatively engage a portion of one of the non-contact lens assembly and the positioning mechanism.11-27-2008
20110253151POSITIONING DEVICE FOR ANKLE JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY - A positioning device for ankle joint replacement surgery.10-20-2011
20110253150POSITIONING DEVICE FOR USE WITH A PATIENT UNDER ANESTHESIA AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - The present invention provides devices for use with a patient under anesthesia and associated methods. Various embodiments of the present invention include a device for establishing and maintaining a patient's head and/or jaw in a particular position, including the sniffing position. Embodiments also include a method for positioning a patient comprising the use of a device of the present invention, wherein the device may substantially maintain a patient in a desired position.10-20-2011
20110162657Mattress 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 device applies inwardly-directed external forces only to areas of bony prominence and minimizes (or altogether eliminates) these forces on the areas of the skull that are less prominent (or flattened). Because the present invention is non-conforming to the shape of an abnormal skull, the exerted forces cause accelerated expansion of the skull in less prominent (flattened) areas coincident with brain and skull growth. This causes the cranium to return to a normal symmetric cranial shape. The material that contacts the infant's cranium is semi-rigid, relatively non-flexible, and maintains its overall shape under stress.07-07-2011
20100319707OPTIMIZED DISTRIBUTION OF LIGHT EXTRACTION FROM AN EDGE LIT LIGHT SOURCE - A lower extremity exerciser and positioning device includes a generally wedge-shaped inferior and a generally wedge-shaped superior support. Each support has a top surface and curved trailing edge. A limb-cradling furrow extends across the top surfaces and trailing edges. The inferior support may be used alone, or with the superior support stacked on top. Spacers may be added to extend and elevate the device. Releasable attachments are provided to secure together adjacent components. The device may be configured to accommodate various patient physiques; used to relieve heel, sacral and buttock pressure for purposes of avoiding pressure ulcers; and used to allow patients to independently perform various knee and hip exercises.12-23-2010
20110073118BISTABLE MAGNETIC HOLDING DEVICE - A bistable magnetic holding device, which includes: a nonmagnetic support casing in the form of a channel with a rectangular cross-section; a magnetic core including a base and three legs set perpendicularly to the base, the two outer legs and the base forming a “U”; a permanent magnet in the form of a bar inserted between the base and the middle leg; a coil surrounding the middle leg; a flat movable part; and a return motion and guidance means built into the inside walls of the support so as to allow return motion, toward the upper part of the support casing, of the magnetic core.03-31-2011
20100300455RESPIRATION PILLOW - A device for face-down, prone respiration comprising a head support made of resilient material having a facial cavity conformable to the contours of a person's face, a plenum cavity in fluid communication with the person's face, a substantially L-shaped support base removably engaged to the head support, a horizontal member of the base engaged underneath the head support and a vertical member of the base engaged to an end of the head support proximate to the facial cavity and in fluid communication with the plenum cavity, the vertical member having at least one air pump intake pathway and at least one exhalation discharge pathway integral to the base whereby air pumped through at least one air pump intake pathway creates a plenum in plenum cavity which is inhaled by person and air exhaled by person is discharged back into plenum cavity and out the at least one exhalation discharge pathway.12-02-2010
20090293885MEDITATION PILLOW USING CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY - A meditation pillow using craniosacral therapy is disclosed. The meditation pillow includes a columna vertebralis supporting part formed in a user's neck direction to support a part of a columna vertebralis located thereon, an occipital region supporting part formed at a rear of the columna vertebralis supporting part to support an occipital region of a head located thereon, and an occipital region acupressure part protrudingly formed along a superior nuchal line between an atlas and an occipital bone to stimulate nerve fibers of the occipital region.12-03-2009
20090293884ARM POSITIONING AND SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY - An arm support and positioning assembly is provided that includes a vertical member, an engagement member and a horizontal member having one end engaged with the vertical member through a ball joint assembly and the other end affixed with the engagement member through a wedge lock. The engagement member receives and retains a patient's arm support during the surgical or medical procedures. The vertical member is attached to the clamp support assembly affixed with the operating table. The ball joint assembly includes a first hinge plate, a second hinge plate, and a ball joint having an elongated ball neck on one end and a spherical ball on other end. The ball shape end allows the horizontal member to rotate at a varied angular position with respect to the vertical member thereby providing a greater degree of adjustability to the surgeon.12-03-2009
20090293883Connecting device for connecting a rings-shaped frame to a supplementary equipment - A device is provided for connecting of a ring-shaped frame, which is adapted for fixation to the head of a patient during neurological diagnosis, therapy or surgery, to a supplementary equipment, for positioning of the frame and the equipment in a predetermined relation to each other. The frame comprises a connecting hole and the equipment comprises a connecting pin for insertion into the hole in the frame during positioning. The hole opens into a surface of the frame and has an enlarged portion, which preferably is diverging towards the surface of the frame, closest to the surface and a cylindrical portion beyond the diverging portion, whereas the connecting pin has a cross sectional dimension which is equal to or slightly smaller than the cross sectional dimension of the cylindrical portion in the hole.12-03-2009
20090308400PATIENT POSITIONING SYSTEM - A system for positioning a patient on a treatment couchtop for SBRT is provided. The system includes a patient support panel and at least one positioning/fixation component for releasable mounting on the patient support panel at a desired position to immobilize a portion of the patient's body. The patient support panel includes a pair of longitudinally extending side rails having a series of longitudinally spaced indexing apertures for receipt of a locking bar for mounting a positioning/fixation component thereon at a discrete index position. The at least one positioning component includes a pair of clamping mechanisms for releasably securing that component to the side rails at any longitudinal position along the side rails.12-17-2009
20120145164Support for Copulating Couples and Method of Use - A support for copulating couples and method thereof including, in general, a pair of support blocks, each configured as a polygon and each having six sides, (four sides, top side and bottom side with five possible tops determined by right-hand, left-hand, full upright, or sloped orientation), wherein the top and/or bottom includes an elbow indent and at one side or more includes a recess for fingers that functions to support the body weight of the male in a male-female relationship or the top partner during copulation.06-14-2012
20110132377THERAPEUTIC DEVICE FOR INDUCING BLOOD PRESSURE MODULATION - A Kinetic Recliner Bed or Chair apparatus intended for enhancing blood circulation, and lymph and neural fluid flow throughout a person's body. The person is placed supinely in a comfortable and relaxed state on a bed or chair member that is driven, either at the nominal cyclic rate of a human lymph system's normal lymphangion contraction rate divided by 2, or alternately, at the nominal cyclic rate of a human lymph system's normal lymphangion contraction rate, in a cyclic tilting seesaw mode that alternatively raises the person's upper torso and head above his or her lower extremities, and vice-versa.06-09-2011
20080276944Harness for stretching the penis - A harness for stretching the penis, includes a belt for encircling the waist of the user, with a fastening mechanism secured to a rear part of the belt. A first tractive means applies tractive forces at the base of the penis of a user of the harness, and is secured to the belt via the fastening mechanism. A second tractive means applies tractive forces at the edge of the head of the penis of a user of the harness, and is also secured to the belt via the fastening mechanism. The first tractive means and the second tractive means apply a stretching force to the penis of the user of the harness.11-13-2008
20120037164SODIUM TALLOWATE SOAP CUSHION - An apparatus and method for relieving discomfort arising from body aches and pains is disclosed, comprised of a cushion that may be placed on a mattress, sofa, or other furniture and covered with a sheet. Alternatively, said cushion can be part of a mattress, sofa, or other resting surface, including a pet bed. The inventive cushion further comprises compartments into which hard soaps substantially comprised of Sodium Tallowate are inserted. When a body part rests on the cushion with Sodium Tallowate hard soap, vapors form to relieve pain in the body part. Preferably, the cushion comprises multiple sets of large compartments, inside of which are four circular sub-compartments and a central compartment. Hard disc-shaped soaps comprising Sodium Tallowate are inserted into the four circular sub-compartments and vapors accumulate in the central compartment.02-16-2012
20120067354SKEWED-AXIS THREE DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM REMOTE-CENTER GIMBAL - A remote-center three degree-of-freedom gimbal (03-22-2012
20120037163Vertebrae Support Device and Method - A vertebrae support device. The vertebrae support device includes a base made of a yielding material and having resting surface, a rail side, a first lateral side a second lateral side, a head end, and a foot end. A first rail extends from the rail side of the base from the resting surface of the base and adjacent the first lateral side and having a rounded surface opposite the base. A second rail extends from the rail side of the base from the resting surface of the base and adjacent the second lateral side and having a rounded surface opposite the base, a trough depending between the first and second rails and toward the base at least one inch. A headrest is formed on the head end of the base.02-16-2012
20120305006SURGICAL FOOT SUPPORT WITH TIGHTENER SYSTEM - A surgical boot includes a shell shaped to receive a patient's foot and a main strap assembly. The main strap assembly includes at least two straps that secure a patient's foot in the shell and that are pulled downwardly by a tensioner unit located behind the shell to tighten a patient's foot with the shell.12-06-2012
20120305007Local Adjustment Device For Radiotherapy - A cradle for positioning an anatomical portion of a patient during treatment includes a plurality of expandable fluid chambers and a pressure regulator configured to supply fluid to and withdraw fluid from each of the fluid chambers. A system for positioning an anatomical portion of a patient during treatment includes the aforementioned cradle and a control unit configured to control the pressure of each of the fluid chambers. A method for positioning an anatomical portion of a patient during treatment comprises the steps of placing the anatomical portion in the aforementioned cradle and adjusting the pressure of each of the fluid chambers to hold the anatomical portion in a desired position.12-06-2012
20120305005SURGICAL FOOT SUPPORT WITH HANDLES - A surgical boot includes a shell shaped to receive a patient's foot. The shell has a plurality of handles molded integrally with a main body. The handles are sized and arranged for gripping by a surgeon during surgery to reposition the foot.12-06-2012
20100126514LEG LIFT DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A leg lift device is provided for attachment to a shoe and includes a sole, a lift insert and a shoe receiver attached to the sole. The shoe receiver includes a first section to engage a toe of a shoe and a second section to engage a heel of a shoe. The device also includes an attachment strap. A selected method is also provided. The device is used to reduce the physiological strain placed on the knees, hip and back of the patient when walking by arranging the therapeutic device and the leg lift device by arranging the height of the device and show to match that of a therapeutic device on the opposite foot. Also, the lift insert can include a transverse edge at either the front or rear which recessed from a corresponding edge of the sole plate to reduce pressure on the foot in these areas.05-27-2010
20120152259Hand and Forearm Elevation Device and Methods of Use - A device for keeping a patient's forearm and hand substantially vertically elevated. The device includes a padded body having a base and a vertical supporting region defining a groove. The patient's forearm is positioned such that the forearm is suspended and supported in the groove of the padded body such that the elbow will rest lightly on the base of the padded body. A strap is attached to the vertical supporting region to secure the forearm. In another aspect, the invention relates to a method for using a device for keeping a patient's forearm and hand substantially vertically elevated. The method includes the steps of providing a padded body having a base and a vertical supporting region defining a groove and placing the forearm in the padded body such that the forearm is positioned and suspended into the groove and the elbow rests lightly on the base.06-21-2012
20100212672Hemorrhoid treatment device - The present application is directed to a seat having a hard, firm surface designed to treat hemorrhoids. The hard, firm surface of the seat is configured to have a void and two opposing pressure applying points designed to place positive pressure on the area surrounding a hemorrhoid so as to develop a negative pressure within the body which causes the body to draw the hemorrhoids back up into the body.08-26-2010
20120006333POST-SURGICAL PROTECTIVE PILLOW - A protective pillow for post-surgical use has a pliable yet firm inner incision pad and a stiff outer board. The outer board has handles on one side and is attached on the other side to the incision pad by use of hook-and-pile fasteners. The incision pad is soft yet pliable. The pad has one side with a cushioned surface. The cushioned surface has a long groove cut out from the inner part of the pad. The other side of the pad is attached to the outer board by hook-and-pile fasteners. The fasteners allow the post-surgical patient to orient the incision groove in any direction desirable so as to align the groove with the actual incision. The handles on the outer board always remain essentially horizontal while the incision pad is oriented in the same direction as the incision. The pad and board may be removed for easy cleaning or replacement.01-12-2012
20120006335Hip Continuous Passive Motion Device and Related Methods - A system for providing continuous passive motion of a subject's leg through hip extension and flexion. The system may have an actuator, a leg support member, a retention surface, and a base. The leg support member may be a support frame with a proximal member and a distal member. The subject places his/her leg on the leg support and the actuator provides a moment of force to the subject's leg to move the leg through the desired range of motion. The system may be controlled allowing the device to operate at different speeds and for different ranges of motion.01-12-2012
20120006332HEEL SUPPORT DEVICE FOR CIRCULATION IMPROVEMENT - The crossing of one's legs while sitting often results in sensations of tingling and discomfort and difficulty in returning to an erect position and walking. The underlying causes of these sensations are often associated with serious health conditions due to the potential of loosing balance and falling as well as formation of blood clots in the legs that can lead to premature death. The present invention alleviates the symptomatic affects of sitting with crossed legs by supporting the heels of the user in a position that separates the legs from mutual contact or contact with the surfaces of the invention.01-12-2012
20120012118THERAPEUTIC BOOTS STABILAZATION WEDGE - A device for stabilizing a limb, typically when the limb is in a therapeutic boot. A wedge-shaped stabilization block includes an outwardly-extending tether. A fastener in the form of spaced fastener elements is located on the tether for securing the stabilization block in place.01-19-2012
20120012117MODULAR SYSTEM FOR PATIENT POSITIONING DURING MEDICAL PROCEDURES01-19-2012
20090250069Migraine headache relief pillow - A pillow that provides relief from migraine headaches and is comfortable enough to allow for sleep. Within the structure of a soft pillow, is a spherical, hemispherical or conical shaped nodule, which is harder than the surrounding pillow. While the pillow provides support for the head to facilitate sleeping, the nodule provides passive and constant pressure to a single point of contact on the head.10-08-2009
20120204885EXTENSION DEVICE - In an extension device comprising a patient support surface and an extension beam (08-16-2012
20120060846PILLOW - A pillow is provided that is effective in reducing and/or eliminating a user's snoring proclivity. The disclosed pillow also contributes to better sleeping outcomes, e.g., by increasing air flow into the lungs relative to conventional pillows. The pillow features a contoured upper surface that defines a head-receiving region that is bounded by raised crests of differing elevations. The pillow may be fabricated from foam materials that provide desirable levels of deformation and resilience.03-15-2012
20120060847HEAD CLAMP FOR IMAGING AND NEUROSURGERY - A head clamp for neurosurgery is described that includes a member for at least partially encircling the head of a subject. The first end and second end of the head clamp include first and second skull attachment portions for attaching the member to the head of a subject. A position setter, such as an indexing mechanism, is also provided that allows the member to be moved or indexed between at least two repeatable relative positions.03-15-2012
20120103344Arm Stabilizer Device and Methods - An arm stabilizer includes a stabilizer bar and one or more modular attachments that can be detachably secured to the stabilizer bar. A wrist support attachment can be secured to the distal end of the stabilizer bar. A reducer attachment can be secured to the stabilizer bar between the wrist support attachment and the proximal end of the stabilizer bar. The wrist support attachment in some embodiments includes an angularly adjustable wrist support block for adjusting the angular orientation of the wrist or arm during a surgery or rehabilitative procedure. The reducer attachment includes a telescoping post with a rest plate that provides a support for applying reduction force to the arm. The reducer attachment can be moved along the length of the stabilizer bar at various angular orientations. A removable wrist pad and a removable brace pad are also provided. In some embodiments stabilizer bar is pivotable about a base to allow the stabilizer bar with attachments to be pivoted away from the patient and repositioned at various points in space during use.05-03-2012
20100200001CPAP PILLOW APPARATUS AND METHOD - A CPAP pillow relies on a shell shaped to provide large reservoirs of fill particles near or against the shoulders of a user and around and under the neck. The system and method uncouple the spring forces supporting a user from the forces used to configure the shape of the pillow in use. Thus, a user can fit the pillow to the body profile in three dimensions with substantially no residual pre-loading to cause discomfort, pressure points, or unsupported regions. The pillow supports, contacts, and cradles the head and neck. It accommodates shoulder intrusion without moving the pillow away from supporting the neck.08-12-2010
20120247483SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING A PATIENT DURING BACK SURGERY - A system and apparatus for supporting a patient during back surgery includes a pelvic support cushion and a chest support cushion. The pelvic support cushion and chest support cushion work together hold the patient away from the table, creating space between the patient's abdomen and a surgical table, thereby reducing the venous pressure within the abdomen and epidural space.10-04-2012
20120132213SUPPORT HARNESS - This publication discloses a support harness, which can be used particularly to support a woman in labour during childbirth, but also, for example, to increase the support and comfort of persons and patients using a wheelchair, and for similar purposes. An attenuator (05-31-2012
20110180074Build-a-boot - A heel supporting and protective boot for bed-ridden patients who may otherwise develop pressure sores on their heel. The body of the boot is comprised of unitary exterior and interior body forms that are stitched together to combine fiber filling and an angled foam wedge. The boot additionally has sewn tube holes on both sides allowing for insertion of medical tubing, as may be necessary. The inner fabric of the boot is antibacterial and moisture absorbent, while the outer fabric is moisture repellant. The boot is fabricated with left and right “Y-straps” that provide secure upper and lower fastening of the boot as it envelops the patient's foot and lower leg. Also utilized are two “loop” straps and a T-stabilizer which stabilize the boot and keep the foot at a 90 degree angle to help eliminate foot drop. An opening at the heel of the boot, and a circular cutout in the foam wedge, allow the heel to remain exposed to air, provide proper elevation, and enhance blood circulation. The fiber/foam combination, dual fabric covering, foot positioning straps, and open heel design all work together to enhance the healing of existing ulcers, while minimizing the occurrence of foot drop and the occurrence of new pressure points.07-28-2011
20100018537OPERATIVE ARM SUPPORT - A limb positioner includes a multi-axis positioner, a lock supporting the multi-axis positioner, and a limb support. The multi-axis positioner includes a variable resistance locking mechanism adjustable to vary the resistance of each axis to movement, the multi-axis positioner including a first pivot pivotable about a first axis. The limb support is supported by the multi-axis positioner and includes a frame configured to support a limb such that a joint of the limb is indexed to the first pivot for movement of the limb about the joint. The limb support includes disposable dressing positioned on the first and second extensions, the disposable dressing including a plurality of flexible restraints for securing the limb of a patient o the limb support.01-28-2010
20120312306Compact, Portable Elevating Device for a Lower Limb - A device and method for maintaining a user's legs in an elevated position is presented. In particular, the embodiments comprise a base plate having a front surface and a rear surface, a calf cup and heel cup integrated with the front surface, a plurality of retractable leg members, a plurality of hinges, an attachment means comprising preferably a plurality of hook and loop fasteners, and a plurality of gripping caps. The base plate is adaptable to attach with the user's leg or footwear. The plurality of retractable leg members is adaptable to operate in a deployed configuration allowing the user's leg to rest thereon and/or in a stored configuration wherein the leg members become parallel with the rear surface of the base plate, and a locking mechanism is presented.12-13-2012
20120255557WOUND CARE APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - A wound care apparatus having a first surface for supporting a first portion of a patient's leg, and a second surface for supporting a second portion of a patient's leg, the apparatus enabling a healthcare professional to provide unaided treatment to the patient's leg.10-11-2012
20120186588PATIENT POSITIONING SYSTEM - A system for positioning a patient on a treatment couchtop for SBRT is provided. The system includes a patient support panel and at least one positioning/fixation component for releasable mounting on the patient support panel at a desired position to immobilize a portion of the patient's body. The patient support panel includes a pair of longitudinally extending side rails having a series of longitudinally spaced indexing apertures for receipt of a locking bar for mounting a positioning/fixation component thereon at a discrete index position. The at least one positioning component includes a pair of clamping mechanisms for releasably securing that component to the side rails at any longitudinal position along the side rails.07-26-2012
20120186587METHOD FOR TURNING AND POSITIONING A PATIENT - A device for use with a bed having a frame and a supporting surface includes a flexible sheet with a tether strap connected to the sheet and extending from the sheet. The flexible sheet has opposed top and bottom surfaces, with the top surface having a high friction material with a higher coefficient of friction as compared to the bottom surface, which includes a low friction material. The tether strap is configured for connection to the frame of the bed to secure the sheet in place. A system incorporating the flexible sheet may also include an absorbent pad configured to be placed on the top surface of the sheet, where the high-friction top surface resists sliding of the absorbent pad, as well as one or more wedges having a base wall that the wedge rests on and a ramp surface configured to confront the sheet when the wedge is placed under the sheet. The base wall and the ramp surface may also contain high friction and low friction materials, respectively.07-26-2012
20090020129Thoracic Stabilizer - A thoracic stabilizer for limiting anterior chest wall collapse includes a platform supporting a patient and a pair of lateral supports contacting opposite sides of the patient's chest wall and applying force to limit collapse of the chest wall. The force applied by the lateral supports is varied depending on the force applied to the platform by the patient. The stabilizer includes a retractometer measuring the collapse of the chest wall. According to one embodiment, the stabilizer includes a controller that varies the force applied to the chest wall in closed-loop fashion based on the chest wall collapse measured by the retractometer using an algorithm of the controller. According to one embodiment, the stabilizer includes motors moving the lateral supports. According to another embodiment, the stabilizer includes a hydraulic system and the lateral supports include expandable fluid-filled members.01-22-2009
20120298113Restorator chair - A restorator chair which is selectively pivotally movable between a first position, wherein the patient sitting in the chair is in a generally upright position, and a second position wherein the patient is generally in a supine position. The chair includes various pressure sensitive sensors which are actuated when the patient applies pressure thereto. The chair includes a heel rest, a back and arm rest, a right thigh support, a left thigh support, a right leg support having a right foot support at the lower end thereof and a left leg support having a left foot support at the lower end thereof.11-29-2012
20120260923Apparatus and Method for Migrating Anatomic Parts - An apparatus has an anatomic positioner for migrating an anatomic part. The anatomic positioner has a mechanism for joining the apparatus to a side of a patient platform. A support member joins to the mechanism and extends longitudinally along the side. A breaking assembly moves longitudinally along the support member. The breaking assembly is operable to be fixed at a position along the support member. A support assembly is joined to the breaking assembly. The support assembly extends away from the breaking assembly and above a top of the patient platform. The support assembly positions a portion of the support assembly at a location above the top and fixes the portion at the location. A rigid member has an end portion and an engaging end. The end portion is joined to the portion of the support assembly. The engaging end engages the anatomic part and applies a pushing force thereupon.10-18-2012
20120266894Medical Support Pillow for Facilitating Tracheal Intubation on Obese Patient - A medical support pillow for facilitating tracheal intubation on obese patient comprises a base section, an upper pad, a left arm rest, and a right arm rest. The base section comprises a head section, a back section, and an indentation. The head section and the back section are connected to each other, and the indentation is positioned in between the head section and the back section. The upper pad is positioned within the head section and it can be rotated within the head section. An obese patient is able to position his or her head and neck within the head section and the indentation. Positioning of the medical support pillow allows easy ventilation and intubation on an obese patient as it effectively raises the patient's head and neck above the chest and creates the head in fully stable extension position.10-25-2012
20110226260Neurosurgical head holder in combination with a local coil - A local coil positioning arrangement is proposed for positioning at least one local coil at an adjustable distance from a Mayfield head fixing arrangement. The local coil positioning arrangement has a local coil holder for accommodating a local coil and a fixing arrangement for fixing the local coil holder at an adjustable distance to the head fixing arrangement.09-22-2011
20120318277BREAST PROTECTIVE SYSTEM AND ORTHOSIS THEREFOR - An orthosis (protective pad) for placing on a supporting surface to lie adjacent the breasts of a subject lying prone on the surface, the orthosis comprising: (a) a central portion extending along a longitudinal axis of the orthosis to be receivable between the breasts of the subject to support the sternum; and (b) opposed portions extending bilaterally outwardly from a cephalad end of the central portion to support the clavicle and/or upper ribcage/costal cartilage (“cephalad portions”); and/or (c) opposed portions extending bilaterally outwardly from a caudal end of the central portion to support the lower ribcage/costal cartilage and/or upper abdomen (“caudal portions”), the portions being configured such that spaces are defined laterally outward of the longitudinal axis and the breasts are displaced laterally and/or superolaterally to occupy the spaces.12-20-2012
20120080039AID FOR SHIMMING MAGNETIC DISCS - The aid is for lining magnetic plates borne on the head and is adapted to the implanted magnets in the form of a thin plate made of a ferromagnetic material.04-05-2012
20120080038Procedure Radiograph Orientation Device and Methods of Use - Procedure radiograph orientation devices and methods of use are provided for stabilization and orientation of a patient's anatomy for a variety of surgical interventions. Additionally, devices of the present invention aid in orienting radiographic imaging devices through the inclusion of radiopaque fiducials so as to optimize radiographic images by providing radiographic reference landmarks.04-05-2012
20100229875Apparatus and Method for Providing Proper Alignment of a Person's Airway - An intubation pillow formed by a base cushion that forms a torso-support portion and defines a recess sized and shaped so as to provide proper alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal structures forming a person's airway. A head-support cushion that is positionable within the recess is provided so as to provide proper alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal structures that form a person's airway such that unlabored normal breathing may be maintained both prior to and after an intubation procedure.09-16-2010
20100229874Method and Apparatus for Multidirectional Positioning of a Shoulder - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for manipulating a shoulder joint, by independently manipulating the upper arm in two directions. One direction is “longitudinal”, wherein the upper arm moves substantially along its longitudinal axis. The second is “lateral”, in which the upper arm moves laterally from a first to a second position, with the second position being spaced apart from the first and such that the longitudinal axes of the upper arm in the two positions are substantially parallel. The apparatus is adjustable, but includes two parts stationary during use; an elongate yet platelike “upper arm supporting plate” configured to be situated under the upper arm of the patient (extending proximate the armpit and extending proximate the elbow) and an elongate “forearm member” configured to be positioned proximate the forearm of the user when the user's arm is in position bent approximately 90 degrees. Two other elements cause controlled movement of the arm relative to the structure so the surgeon may perform the desired procedure. These inflatable bladders may be selectively inflated or deflated to provide a desired effect. These can be referenced as an “upper arm bladder” and a “forearm bladder”, although they may be also referenced as first and second bladders, although not necessarily in that order. By inflating the upper arm bladder, the upper arm is moved away from the upper arm supporting plate, causing perpendicular (a.k.a., “lateral”) force to occur to elevate the humerus perpendicularly from the glenoid to allow good clean glenoid work.09-16-2010
20120318278Extremity Surgical Positioning Device - The present inventive subject matter is a device or fixture for positioning, adjusting, and stretching a patient's extremity for surgical procedures where alignment is critical and minute adjustments may be required. The device prevents the patient's extremity to move once the physician has selected the precise position for the elected procedure, using a combination of an articulating and rotating frame or support plates and support rings attached to the extremity surgical positioning system which acts as a limb splint that firmly attached to the surgical table. The support plates are attached to the patient via a series of adjustable straps preventing the extremity from moving independently of the support plate. A locking rack and gear configuration and a myriad of adjustable locking pivot points positioned along and within the outer/inner proximal tube and outer/inner distal tube to either lengthen or rotate various portions of the extremity.12-20-2012
20120138067SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING SNORING IN AN ADJUSTABLE BED - The present disclosure provides systems and methods for mitigating snoring in an adjustable bed. The systems and methods may include monitoring a sensor for a first reading indicative of a snoring user, activating an actuator to move the adjustable bed into an anti-snore position, monitoring the adjustable bed to confirm that it achieves the anti-snore position, monitoring the sensor for a second reading indicative of a non-snoring user, and after failing to receive the second reading, activating the actuator to move the adjustable bed into a second anti-snore position.06-07-2012
20120138066DEVICES AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING A STEREOTACTIC FRAME - Stereotactic methods are routinely used in neurosurgery for operations such as the aspiration of brain cysts, tumour biopsies and more recently to implant electrodes into brain targets. An integral part of this surgery is a mechanical device called a stereotactic frame (06-07-2012
20130008452Training and Rehabilitation Device - A device includes a frame having a longitudinal support extending along a longitudinal axis of the frame. The device includes a first body support portion carried by the longitudinal support, the first body support portion configured to rotate about the longitudinal support relative to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The device includes a second body support portion carried by the longitudinal support, the second body support portion configured to rotate about the longitudinal support relative to the longitudinal axis of the frame.01-10-2013
20130019876Breast Treatment Device - A breast treatment device including components to allow the positioning of a patient for medical treatment and ensuring the proper positioning of the patient's other breast to avoid its inadvertent treatment. A breast support is used to grip and securely hold the non-treatment breast in position on a sternal bridge which is easily positioned as warranted for a particular patient. The sternal bridge is positioned by moving support arms. The device includes cushions/supports for the patient's head, sternum, forearm, elbow, upper arm and hand.01-24-2013
20130019875RADIATION TREATMENT GARMENT - II - A radiation treatment garment includes, in some embodiments, a window comprising a visually-transparent material for viewing alignment tattoos on a wearer. In some other embodiments, the radiation treatment garment includes a support pouch for receiving and supporting a male wearer's external genitalia, wherein the support pouch is configured to support the external genitalia in a position that is anterior and superior to the natural gravity-induced position. In some further embodiments, the radiation treatment garment includes both the window and the support pouch.01-24-2013
20130019877SURGICAL HEAD HOLDER AND SURGICAL ACCESSORIES FOR USE WITH SAME - A surgical head holder and accessories for use with the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a horseshoe shaped head support includes two wings pivotally coupled that adjust the angle therebetween. Arcuate base members are coupled to the wings to accept a plurality of placement subassemblies, which are circumferentially adjustably positioned and secured within the channels. Each placement subassembly is configured to receive a skull pin and provide adjustable horizontal, vertical, and angular positioning of the skull pin with respect to the arcuate base. A table attachment supports the horseshoe shaped head support and is adapted to be selectively and rigidly coupled to an operating table. The table attachment includes a vertical body, a horizontal generally u-shaped bar adjustably intersecting therewith, and an attachment member extending therefrom for coupling to the operating table. Various neurosurgical accessories may be rigidly coupled to the table attachment.01-24-2013
20130019874RADIATION TREATMENT GARMENT - I - A radiation treatment garment includes, in some embodiments, a window comprising a visually-transparent material for viewing alignment tattoos on a wearer. In some other embodiments, the radiation treatment garment includes a support pouch for receiving and supporting a male wearer's external genitalia, wherein the support pouch is configured to support the external genitalia in a position that is anterior and superior to the natural gravity-induced position. In some further embodiments, the radiation treatment garment includes both the window and the support pouch.01-24-2013
20130019873METHOD AND DEVICES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS - Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.01-24-2013
20120240938METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING HIP JOINT DISTRACTION - A method and system for distracting a patient's hip joint are disclosed. The method allows for free movement and re-positioning of the hip joint during hip arthroscopy or other surgical procedures while the hip joint remains distracted and located at a fix point of rotation. The system comprises a frame, leg support, a first pivot assembly, a second pivot assembly, and a rotation assembly.09-27-2012
20080223376Adjustable Heimlich maneuver device - This invention relates generally to a device to assist a smaller person in applying the Heimlich maneuver to a larger person that is sitting, standing or lying prone on his back or in performing the maneuver on himself.09-18-2008
20130174853METHOD OF SECURING A PATIENT ONTO AN OPERATING TABLE WHEN THE PATIENT IS IN THE TRENDELENBURG POSITION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR INCLUDING A KIT - A method of securing a patient onto an operating table when the patient is in the Trendelenburg position and apparatus therefor including a kit. A viscoelastic pad is used to support and hold a patient on a medical procedure table during a medical procedure performed while the table, and thus the patient lying thereon, is in an inclined position, such as the Trendelenburg position. The viscoelastic pad has characteristics which promote a minimization of pressure forces on the patient's body, as well as promote a secure cushioning and holding of the patient in a desired position on the table, in order to minimize injury to the patient.07-11-2013
20130174854METHOD OF SECURING A PATIENT ONTO AN OPERATING TABLE WHEN THE PATIENT IS IN THE TRENDELENBURG POSITION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR INCLUDING A KIT - A method of securing a patient onto an operating table when the patient is in the Trendelenburg position and apparatus therefor including a kit. A viscoelastic pad is used to support and hold a patient on a medical procedure table during a medical procedure performed while the table, and thus the patient lying thereon, is in an inclined position, such as the Trendelenburg position. The viscoelastic pad has characteristics which promote a minimization of pressure forces on the patient's body, as well as promote a secure cushioning and holding of the patient in a desired position on the table, in order to minimize injury to the patient.07-11-2013
20130174855METHOD AND DEVICES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS - Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid lavers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.07-11-2013
20130174856METHOD AND DEVICES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS - Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along, a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid lavers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.07-11-2013
20120247484Heel Support For Multiple Patient Orientations - A heel support for elevating the heel and bony prominences of a patient's lower limbs in multiple patient orientations. The heel support includes a plurality of apertures for floating the ankles and bony prominences when the patient is positioned on her side. The heel support additionally includes one or more edge contours for floating the heel and boney prominences of the foot when the patient is positioned on her back. The heel support has a size and shape which makes it comfortable to the patient whether the patient is on her back or side. The heel support is portable and convenient to manipulate for hospital staff. A washable or disposable cover may be provided.10-04-2012
20120247482Adjustable head restraint system - A head/occipital support system for emergency response use, intended to be employed in conjunction with a cervical collar. The system achieves very favorable stowabilty while still providing a wide range of height adjustability to accommodate a range of patients with decreased loading on the head/spine alignment. The system also includes at least one strap(s) to secure the patient by bi-laterally connecting each side of the cervical collar to the patient carrier. An accessory wedge is utilizes for patients requiring a wider range of head support.10-04-2012
20130133668Abdominal Elevator - The abdominal elevator comprises a body portion made from a flexible foam, a polymer, paper or fabric having at least one upper edge and, optionally, two or more side edges, with a shape ranging from triangular to rectangular to oval with one or more straps attached to one or more of the edges and also having an anterior surface and a posterior surface having a adhesive applied to the posterior surface. The straps of the abdominal elevator are attached to the bedrail using a secure method that comfortably elevates, retracts and retains the abdominal pannus during a surgical procedure that requires access to the lower abdomen and/or groin area that would otherwise be obstructed.05-30-2013
20130092175APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING A SUPPORT TO A BODY - Apparatus and methods for adjusting a support to a body are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include adjustable supports which conform the assembly to the patient's body and which also help to distribute one or more fluid pad assemblies relative to the body.04-18-2013
20130098369Treatment pad for treating obstructive sleep apnea syndrome - A treatment pad includes a base member, at least one treatment layer, a plurality of neck supporting members, and an adhesive layer. The treatment layer is peripherally extended from the base member, wherein the treatment layer has a mid portion and two side portions. The neck supporting members are longitudinally extended along the side portions of the treatment layer respectively, wherein each of the neck supporting members has a height gradually increasing from the an inner side edge of the corresponding side portion of the treatment layer to an outer side edge of the corresponding side portion of the treatment layer to define an inclined supporting surface of the corresponding neck supporting member. The adhesive layer is provided on the treatment layer and the neck supporting members for attaching the treatment layer and the neck supporting members on a user's neck portion.04-25-2013
20120006334ROTATING SEX MACHINE - An apparatus for use in performing intercourse, including: a horizontal support designed to support a female in the supine position; a bearing assembly attached to the outside of the horizontal support; and a base horizontally slidably attached to the bottom of the bearing assembly. The bearing assembly is designed to permit rotation of the horizontal support about the axis of rotation of the bearing assembly. The horizontal support and bearing assembly are designed so that this axis of rotation is coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the sex organ of the female when she is supported on the horizontal support in the supine position. The heights of the horizontal support and base are adjustable. Thus the height of the female's sex organ can be adjusted for penetration by a male partner's sex organ when the male partner is standing at the correct end of the horizontal support.01-12-2012
20080202530Device and Method for the Treatment of Movement Disorders - An orthotic device and method that reduces or eliminates the physical effects associated with movement disorders, such as Tourette's Syndrome, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Specifically, the device and method eliminates or substantially reduces the involuntary movements and premonitory urges associated with movement disorders without the need for medication or surgery. The device and method also eliminates or substantially reduces the pain, nerve stimulation and other effects associated with TMJ disorders, such as displaced articulated disks. The device includes a base portion and adjustable raised spacers that adjust the position of the mandible to relieve pressure exerted on the trigeminal nerve (the fifth cranial nerve or CN V), retrodiscal tissue, and other nerves due to improper TMJ alignment. The liberation of pressure and stimulation on the trigeminal nerve, retrodiscal tissue and other nerves eliminates the involuntary movements, pain and stimulation associated with these conditions. The method also relieves other associated conditions, such as headaches or migraines, sleep disorder breathing, vertigo, and the like.08-28-2008
20110247633SURGICAL TECHNIQUE AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR MINIMAL INCISION HIP ARTHROPLASTY SURGERY - Improved instruments for modifying a shape of a proximal femur of a patient for installation of a stem of a femoral component of a prosthetic hip during hip replacement surgery, comprising a handle including an elongated shaft extending downward approximately in a z-direction, a first offset extending from a bottom of the elongated shaft approximately in a y-direction, a second offset extending from the second offset approximately in an x-direction, and a shaping member elongated downward from the second offset approximately in the z-direction. Provided is an improved femoral broach and an improved osteotome. Also provided is a method of improving a patient's positioning during hip replacement surgery by using a variable configuration mattress for positioning the patient.10-13-2011
20100307509POSITIONING DEVICE FOR USE WITH A PATIENT UNDER ANESTHESIA AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - The present invention provides devices for use with a patient under anesthesia and associated methods. Various embodiments of the present invention include a device for establishing and maintaining a patient's head and/or jaw in a particular position, including the sniffing position.12-09-2010
20100313897AUTOMATED THERAPY TABLE FOR TREATING LOWER EXTREMITIES AND METHOD THEREFOR - An automated therapy table is disclosed. The automated therapy table may have various support portions capable of independent automatic actuation of a person's lower extremities through passive exercise. The automated therapy table allows a patient to perform leg elevation, approximation/decompression of the leg, internal/external rotation of the leg, ankle plantar flexion/dorsiflexion, and foot inversion/eversion movements. During each movement, the patient may be instructed to think in the direction of the movement. It has been found that doing so helps increase the healing effects. The disclosed table and method may be beneficial for patients after certain operations as well as for those suffering from various forms of debilitating illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, and Muscular Dystrophy.12-16-2010
20130186410Method and Apparatus for Retention of Adipose Tissue - A tissue retention system to assist in maintaining adipose tissue on a patient in a displaced position during a medical procedure to provide access to a body region of the patient includes a flexible anchor pad having a pad length and a pad width. The anchor pad may include a pad body with an adhesive surface thereon, the adhesive being configured to selectively adhere to a patient's skin. The anchor pad also may include an opposing first attachment surface facing away from the adhesive surface. The tissue retention system also may include a flexible tension member having a second attachment surface.07-25-2013
20130192609MEDICAL TABLE WITH LEG SUPPORT - A patient support apparatus, comprising a patient support having one or more pads for supporting a patient's torso and hip in a generally horizontal orientation. At least one, elongated leg support extends from the patient support. The leg support is movable through a generally horizontal plane. A portion of the leg support is declinable and inclinable from the horizontal plane. A traction device is connected to the leg support. The traction device is attachable to a patient's leg and operable to exert a traction force on the patient's leg along an axis generally parallel to the leg support. The traction device is connected to the leg support by a slide assembly and the traction device can be secured stationary relative to the leg support or the traction device can slide relative to the leg support.08-01-2013
20130192607CONNECTION DEVICE FOR SURGICAL EQUIPMENT - A connection device for an adjustable connection of a medical device, preferably a head restraint, to an accessory of a stationary device, preferably an operating table, is provided. The medical device can be connected to one end, and the stationary device can be connected with the other end of the connection device, and this connection device has at least two holding arms (08-01-2013
20130192608SURGICAL POSITIONING SYSTEM - Described herein are exemplary embodiments of improved surgical positioners that not only help position a patient during surgery, but also help maintain the patient's body temperature during surgery. Some exemplary surgical positioning devices disclosed herein comprise a flexible shell defining a deflatable air-tight internal region partially filled with beads and an electrical warming fabric coupled to an internal surface of the shell that is adjacent to the patient. The warming fabric is configured to convert electrical current into heat for warming the patient during surgery.08-01-2013
20120055486Singing and speech propriosception device - An elastic, stretchable, flexible compression orthotic arranged as circumferential band's and with embedded solid objects on it's internal and external surfaces to provide general and discrete increased tactile compression load over the wearer's body part with which it is in contact, and formation of visual images as a mean of increasing and improving the wearer's body awareness and motor control over the body parts participating in production of speech or song as a mean of increasing voice production efficiency.03-08-2012
20130199540Device for Plasma Treatment of Living Tissue - The invention relates to a device for plasma treatment of living tissue, with a plasma source for generating an atmospheric plasma jet, with a support device for a body part comprising the tissue to be treated, with a movement device for moving the plasma source relative to the surface of the tissue, and with a control device for controlling the movement device and for controlling the operation of the plasma source, wherein the control device has means for adjusting the plasma output as a function of the position relative to the tissue. The invention solves the technical problem of permitting more reliable and faster plasma treatment of living tissue.08-08-2013
20130199541PERINEAL POST PAD FOR PATIENT LOWER EXTREMITY POSITIONING SYSTEMS - A patient lower extremity positioning system that is configured to facilitate easier use of surgical instruments during open and arthroscopic procedures of the lower extremity, including, but not limited to the hip joint, acetabulum, femur, femoral neck and femoral shaft is disclosed. The patient lower extremity positioning system may include one or more perineal pads configured to be supported adjacent to a patient torso support such that the perineal pad is positionable adjacent to a patient's perineum. The perineal pad may be formed from a perineal pad body coupled to a distal transition section extending distally from the perineal pad body. The distal transition section may have a distal tip with a cross-sectional area that is less than a cross-sectional area of the perineal pad body, thereby enabling a surgeon to more easily position surgical instruments during surgery without the perineal pad conflicting with the surgical instruments.08-08-2013
20130098370Partial weight bearing device - A lightweight easy to use device for the partial weight bearing during sitting or other activities the results in pressure being applied to areas of the body for extended periods of time. The device is made by attaching material that does not slide when wrapped around a person and is in contact with said person's skin, to a device that creates a force to partially support the weight of the person using the device and remove the pressure from other weight bearing areas.04-25-2013
20120085353JOINT STABILITY ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD - The stability of an animal joint, especially a knee, is assessed with an arrangement having track arranged about perpendicular to the axis of the distal portion; a cart slidably engaged to the track; a fork positioned on the cart; a support adapted to receive the distal linear portion, the support connected to the fork; a lever arm connected to the support, the lever arm positioned to rotate the support about the axis of the distal portion; and at least one instrumented handle, the instrumented handle detachably engages at least one of the cart and the lever arm. In some embodiments, the fork can rotate freely on the cart. Additionally, in various embodiments, the cart may be selectively locked at a position along the length of the track. In various embodiments, the arrangement further comprises: a bracket rigidly attached to the distal portion and positioned between the support and the joint; and the at least one instrumented handle detachably engages the bracket.04-12-2012

Patent applications in class BODY RESTS, SUPPORTS OR POSITIONERS FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSE (E.G., SEXUAL, POSTURAL, HEAD, ETC.)