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20110184325ORTHOPEDIC APPARATUSES FOR MOBILIZING, STRETCHING AND PROTECTING THE SPINAL COLUMN - The described invention relates to devices for relief of spine pain and correcting posture. The device is a wearable frame equipped with a series of leaf or coil springs where the spring forces are adjusted so that the forces are applied parallel to the spine and are equal to or greater than the individual's body weight above the device. The compressed springs apply enough opposing force to transfer the downward force resulting from the weight to the body above the device to anatomy below the device while allowing normal spine motion relative to the body.07-28-2011
20130030337LUMBAR SUPPORT BELT - A belt comprising an elastic band having a central portion and two end portions, wherein a cushion is fastened on the inner surface of the central portion of the band, centered relative to the transverse median axis. The cushion is in the shape of a V whereby the tip is oriented downward when the belt is worn, and has two flanges connected by a joining area. The cushion is designed and positioned so that, when the belt is worn, the free end portion of each flange bears on the corresponding iliac crest of the person, and the joining area is in contact with the area comprising the upper portion of the sacrum and the lower portion of the lumbar vertebrae.01-31-2013
20130030338ADJUSTABLE LUMBO-SACRAL ORTHOSIS - A lumbo-sacral orthosis having a main body member sized to wrap substantially around a body of a wearer at the wearer's lumbar and sacral region. An outer holds the main body member at the wearer's lumbar and sacral region. An inner belt is cinched to compresses the wearer's body at the waist groove. A lumbar panel with an independently movable flexible element may be supported by the main body member. Side panels may also be supported by the main body member along with an abdominal panel which may include an independently movable lower element.01-31-2013
20090062705ADJUSTABLE BACK SUPPORT DEVICE - Back support devices for use in supporting a lower back region of an individual in a seated position are disclosed. The back support device can include a flexible, double-ended back support member adapted to provide lumbar support to the user's lower back, and a number of elastic knee straps extending from the ends of the back support member each forming a loop that can be attached to the user's knee when in a seated position. The back support device can be equipped with adjustment mechanisms for adjusting the length of the elastic knee straps and/or the length of the back support member. The back support member may further define an interior pouch that can be configured to receive a thermal pack, vibration element and/or other therapeutic device, and which can be used to store the back support device when not in use.03-05-2009
20090030359Ambulatory traction - A device and method for applying intermittent passive traction (IPT) that includes an initial phase followed by a sustained traction phase and finally a relaxation phase. During the first phase of IPT, the spinal elements are placed under gentle traction. This period of time reduces the normal forces across the vertebral bodies, facet joints, paraspinal musculature, etc. The second phase holds the spine in sustained traction, further reducing the forces across the spinal elements, encouraging natural healing to occur and allowing the muscles a period of relaxation. The third phase includes the gradual reduction of traction. During this final phase, the normal forces across the spine are reestablished as the IPT device slowly releases traction. The method resolves many of the most limiting problems associated with traction, CPM, and passive treatment modalities.01-29-2009
20100076359Individual Body Support System - A body support system (03-25-2010
20100076358POSTURE INDICATOR - The invention is directed toward an article which indicates to the wearer of the article that poor posture has been adopted.03-25-2010
20120245502Double Pull Body Brace - The double pull body brace comprises a one-piece panel which engages around the torso and overlaps at the front. At the overlap, it is attached to itself by means of a hook-and-loop fastener so that a wide range of adjustment is possible. In the back, spaced cord guides are mounted on said panel. Each cord guide carries a plurality of cord guide lobes. An upper cord is engaged around the upper cord guide lobes, and a lower cord is engaged around the lower cord guide lobes. These cords are separately attached to pull tabs. When donned, the user pulls on the pull tabs to separately adjust upper and lower closure tension of the body brace. When in correct adjustment, the pull tabs are attached in place by hook-and-loop fasteners.09-27-2012
20090209894Biomechanical protective system - A system for biomechanically protecting a person carrying a structure on their back includes a body portion carried about the person's back and shoulders. A shoulder area pad is connected to the body portion and covers a portion of the person's shoulder area. A scapula area pad spaces the structure from the person's spine of the scapula area and covers a portion of the person's back adjacent the spine of the scapula. A para-spinal pad spaces the structure from the person's spinous processes and extends substantially the length of the person's spine, covering a portion of the person's para-spinal musculature. Protection from the structure is also provided by a lateral pad that covers a lateral portion of the person's back, a kidney pad that covers a portion of the person's back to protect the kidneys, and a sacrum pad that covers a portion of the person's sacrum area.08-20-2009
20100152636BALLISTIC LUMBAR SUPPORT BELT - A ballistic lumbar support belt includes a lumbar support portion configured to cover and provide support to at least a portion of a wearer's lower back. The lumbar support portion is configured to receive one or more ballistic protection elements. A belt portion is connected to the lumbar support portion. The belt portion is configured to releasably secure the lumbar support portion around the wearer's waist.06-17-2010
20090156972BACK BRACE - An application for a back brace for supporting both the abdomen and lower back of the user includes an abdominal support member and a lumbar support member having a convex dome facing inwardly towards the lumbar region of a wearer; the support members joined by two belts. The belts are positioned though a slot on each side of a member and are used to adjust the biasing force between the members. The device further includes sleeves over a central region of the members providing additional comfort.06-18-2009
20120184888SPINAL ORTHOSIS TO INHIBIT KYPHOSIS AND TO MINIMIZE DISK DISEASE - In one embodiment, a spinal orthosis includes a left shoulder portion and a right shoulder portion connected to a retracting device through a retractable connector. The retractable connector is connected, at a first end, to the left shoulder portion and the right shoulder portion and is connected at a second end to the retracting device. The retractable connector is configured to pull the left shoulder portion and the right shoulder portion so as to move the shoulders of a patient in a rearward direction. The retractable connector is further configured to release the left shoulder portion and the right shoulder portion, thereby allowing the shoulders of the patient to return to a relaxed position.07-19-2012
20120184887ORTHOTIC DEVICE AND METHOD - An orthotic device comprises a first, resilient, portion configured to apply a force in one or more predetermined directions to assist or restrict movement of at least one part or a wearer's body, and a second, rigid, portion configured to restrict movement of at least one part of the wearer's body. The second portion is removably-couplable to the first portion such that it can be removed from, and coupled to, the first portion while the device is being worn.07-19-2012
20080300522Abdominal belt - A device for supporting the abdominal region of a user. A rectangularly-shaped stretch material having first and second distal ends and fixture elements proximate said distal ends are provided for facilitating the releaseable joinder of them about the abdominal region of a user. A plurality of straps are affixed at the mid-point of the stretch material which, in turn, support rings. A series of stretchable bands pass through the rings and in turn are each connected to a pair of connectors such that when the connectors are joined, the stretchable bands provide a force against the stretch material urging the distal ends toward the mid-point of this material.12-04-2008
20130090585NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention is directed to a neuromuscular training device and methods of use. The device and methods are useful for enhancing the alignment of the upper torso of a user. The device preferably includes a scapular stabilization brace combined with a waist member anchored to the lower torso. The device is preferably configured specifically to provide scapular retraction and stabilization, while providing static and dynamic neuromuscular training.04-11-2013
20090326427Waist Belt - To provide a waist belt having an improved constitution by considering the structure of members that compress the posterior superior and inferior iliac spines and the direction of the compression so as to stabilize and correct the sacroiliac joint based on the pelvic structure. A waist belt having concave parts at the parts to be in contact with the posterior superior and inferior iliac spines (12-31-2009
20120116276EXPANSIBLE DEVICE OF MEDICAL USE FOR SPECIFIC COMPRESSION OF THORAX, SYSTEM COMPRISING IT AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A THORACIC DEFORMITY IN A PATIENT - An expansible device of medical use for thorax specific compression including an applicable framework as a belt around a patient's thorax. The belt has a front arc and a back arc faced by concave inner sides and connected on both sides of the thorax by a hinge and by an adjustable side closure. The front arc includes a plate that compresses the deformity, and adjustable suspension for keeping both arcs spaced hanged from the shoulders. The belt also includes at least six joined bent plates, each arc being formed by at least three plates the ends of which overlap connecting the plates by a fixer. The compressing plate includes anchorages for associating an equipment for measuring the pressure made in adjusting the closure between the arcs. The invention includes a device, system, and method to treat a thoracic deformity.05-10-2012
20090012437"Stress Radiography Positioner" - A knee positioning device for applying stress to a knee joint during a radiographic procedure. The device comprises at least one sectional support board having a plurality of slots therein, a plurality of holding members positioned within the slots, wherein each holding member is configured to support a positioning structure.01-08-2009
20090137934Scoliosis Brace Having Angle Adjustment Unit - Disclosed is a scoliosis brace having an angle adjustment unit and a plurality of support units connected to one another so that the relative position can be changed to support different parts of a human body. The body is pressurized according to the relative position of respective support units so that the spinal column is corrected precisely.05-28-2009
20110295170ORTHOTIC DEVICE FOR THE CORRECTION OF DEFORMITIES OF THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN - An orthotic device can be intended for the correction of deformities of the vertebral column, in particular, of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, and can be considered an external orthotic device or brace. The orthotic device can include four points of pressure: an axillary support; a lumbar support; a thoracic support, which, associated with the axillary support results in the opposite lateral inclination of the segment above the apical vertebra; and a hemi-hip, which can result in the ilium-trochanterian pressure and interacts with the supports of the lumbar pressure and of the thoracic pressure, causing the lateral inclination of the segment below the apical vertebra. At least one fixation bar can be provided to interconnect the different elements, allowing for the homogeneous distribution of forces and causing an oblique asymmetrical traction, and connecting elements allowing for the adjustment and fixing of the supports and bars.12-01-2011
20110295169MECHANICALLY ADVANTAGED SPINAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A mechanically advantaged progressive spinal system and method, wherein a string- and pulley-free strap arrangement facilitates adjustment of tension and enhances patient delivered muscle strength, wherein posterior plate curvature may be quickly and easily adjusted to best accommodate a patient's lordosis and kyphosis, and wherein modular components allow for adaptation of mobility and support to improving patient needs.12-01-2011
20100318010ADJUSTABLE POSTERIOR SPINAL ORTHOSIS - A spinal orthosis provides a lightweight posterior spinal member with a pair of flexible strap members removably attached at the top of the spinal member and secured and anchored at the bottom. Flexible straps form not only the shoulder straps but also contribute an adjustably fastening arrangement of smaller loops with connecting straps to abdominal pads. The abdominal pads can be fastened together and fastening pads can both secure and tighten the brace on the patient by pulling the flexible straps.12-16-2010
20100113995SPINAL ORTHOSIS TO INHIBIT KYPHOSIS AND TO MINIMIZE DISK DISEASE - In one embodiment, a spinal orthosis includes a shoulder unit comprising a left shoulder portion and a right shoulder portion, a retracting device, a first connector connected to the left shoulder portion at a first end of the first connector and connected to the retracting device at a second end of the first connector, a second connector connected to the right shoulder portion at a first end of the second connector and connected to the retracting device at a second end of the second connector, and a lumbosacral belt attached to the retracting device, the lumbosacral belt being able to be secured to a body.05-06-2010
20120035519Trunk bandage or trunk orthosis - Trunk bandage or trunk orthosis, comprising two connecting portions which are brought together in the stomach or chest region and, to put on the trunk bandage or trunk orthosis, should be made to overlap one another and be connected to one another by way of connecting means, in particular a hook-and-loop fastener, at least one connecting portion being designed as a sheet-like formation, wherein, at the upper or lower end—with respect to the wearing position—, on the connecting portion (02-09-2012
20110270143Stabilizing Belt - A stabilizing belt for use by a pair of riders riding a vehicle in tandem to provide a means for the back rider to stabilize himself or herself during the ride, the stabilizing belt comprising a pad, a belt to wrap around the pad and secure the pad to a wearer, and a pair of handles attached to the pad. The pad may be uniquely contoured to provide support and comfort for the wearer. A strap may be provided for added security and comfort. The belt may further comprise handle supports for reinforcement, a cover for durability, and a pocket for versatility.11-03-2011
20100100019ABDOMINAL SUPPORT - A device for supporting the abdominal region of the user. A fabric band is sized to be worn surrounding the abdominal region which supports strategically placed hook and loop regions. A pair of segments of stretch material, also having hook and loop regions at least one of their ends are capable of being selectively and removably appended to the fabric band to apply compression or restriction to the user's abdomen. The device is particularly useful in helping one to restore abdominal muscle and control particularly after pregnancy.04-22-2010
20090275871BACK BRACE FOR SPINAL CORRECTION AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - The invention relates to a back brace for spinal correction and its manufacturing method. A correction brace is made according to a patient's shape, having its inside installed with plural air bags corresponding to a deformed portion and locations of reverse spinal rotation. Each air bag has an inflation valve fitted in a small through hole bored in the correction brace for a professional to inflate or deflate it to adjust pressure, laid with a soft protection cushion. An effective correction of scoliosis and reverse rotation of the vertebra can be achieved by the air bags correspondingly installed inside the correction brace to force a spinal deformed portion in three dimensions.11-05-2009
20090118655BACK BRACE HAVING PULL CORD FOR SIZE ADJUSTMENT - A back brace includes a first brace member having a first connector, and a second brace member having a second connector and a coupler at two opposite sides thereof. The coupler is detachably connectable to the first connector. A first adjustment holder is affixed to one end of the first brace member and holds therein a first rod member. A second adjustment holder is affixed to one end of the second brace member and holds therein a second rod member. Two pull cords are inserted through the first adjustment holder and the second adjustment holder and run alternately back and forth over the first rod member and the second rod member to adjustably and abuttably hold the first and second brace members side by side. Two fastening members are fastened to distal ends of the pull cords and detachably connectable to the First and second connectors.05-07-2009
20080208091Lower Back Orthosis - A lower back orthosis includes a bandage designed to surround the lower back of a patient and a support device connected to the bandage. The support device is formed by a plurality of finger-shaped rods connected directly to one another. The finger-shaped rods are oriented in a longitudinal direction of a spinal column when positioned on a patient.08-28-2008
20080208090Adjustable Orthosis - A lower back orthosis bandage includes a middle piece having a first flat end and a second flat end, a first end piece having a mouth-like end and a second end piece having a mouth-like end. The first end piece is releasably connected to the first flat end of the middle piece by the mouth-like end of the first end piece. The second end piece is releasably connected to the second flat end of the middle piece by the mouth-like end of the second end piece. The first end piece and the second end piece are connectable to each other to close the bandage.08-28-2008
20110028875EXPANSIBLE DEVICE OF MEDICAL USE FOR SPECIFIC COMPRESSION OF THORAX, SYSTEM COMPRISING IT AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A THORACIC DEFORMITY IN A PATIENT - An expansible device of medical use for thorax specific compression including an applicable framework as a belt around a patient's thorax. The belt has a front arc and a back arc faced by concave inner sides and connected on both sides of the thorax by a hinge and by an adjustable side closure. The front arc includes a plate that compresses the deformity, and adjustable suspension for keeping both arcs spaced hanged from the shoulders. The belt also includes at least six joined bent plates, each arc being formed by at least three plates the ends of which overlap connecting the plates by a fixer. The compressing plate includes anchorages for associating an equipment for measuring the pressure made in adjusting the closure between the arcs. The invention includes a device, system, and method to treat a thoracic deformity.02-03-2011
20090082707Orthotic Device - One embodiment the device described herein relates to orthotic devices, and more particularly to a modular type body brace worn about a portion of the body, and one or more removably attached body panels associated with the body brace for supporting the portion of the body. The body panels are preferably contoured to the physiology of the portion of the body and have a relatively thicker core and progressively thinner peripheral region to provide dynamic flex response when supporting the portion of the body.03-26-2009
20080319364POSTURE TRAINING DEVICE - The invention resides in a posture training device comprising a signalling unit able to be worn longitudinally over a user's spine, the signalling unit having two ends that can be used to activate the signalling unit by tension being applied to either of the two ends; a waist strap able to be fitted around a waist of a user, the waist strap connected to one of the ends of the signalling unit; and a central strap able to extend adjacent the spine of a user, the central strap being connected to an opposing end of the signalling unit and to the waist strap.12-25-2008
20100268141ADJUSTABLE CLOSURE SYSTEM FOR AN ORTHOTIC DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS - Described herein is a closure system and methods for adjusting an orthotic device. The closure system can comprise a handle element, a take-up element configured to be removably received by the handle element, and a cord having a length and secured at one end to the take-up element and at an opposite end to the orthotic device to facilitate adjustment of the orthotic device. The take-up element is configured to adjust the usable length of the cord. Also described herein is a back brace apparatus having a take-up element.10-21-2010
20100268140LUMBAR BACK BRACE SUPPORT MEMBER FOR A BACK BRACE SUPPORT BELT - The present invention relates to a lumbar back brace support member (10-21-2010
20110144551CONFORMABLE BACK BRACE - A conformable brace used for supporting both the abdomen and lower back of a wearer in preventative and treatment applications. The brace includes an abdominal support panel (06-16-2011
20090062704POSTURE IMPROVEMENT DEVICES AND METHODS FOR USE - A posture improvement device provides neuromuscular stimulation or proprioceptive therapy using a combination of pressure, torque and angle simultaneously applied to a user in order to train body muscles for proper posture through muscle memory. The device comprises a garment designed to be worn by the user, which is preferably configured like a short-sleeved undershirt or T-shirt. The garment may be fabricated of a stretchable, yet taut material in order to provide the desirable form-fitting feature such that pressure may be readily applied to the surface of the skin for neuromuscular stimulation. This elastomeric material is also preferably breathable and/or which has moisture wicking capabilities.03-05-2009
20090054818SPINAL ORTHOSES - A thoracolumbosacral and a lumbosacral orthosis with sagittal-coronal control are disclosed. The orthoses have two rigid anterior and posterior plastic shells. The anterior shell extends from the pelvis to the sternum. The posterior shell extends from the pelvis and terminates just inferior to the scapular spine. An interior surface of the anterior shell has pressure pads that apply pressure to locations on the patient's anterior torso and the interior surface of the posterior shell has pressure pads that apply pressure to locations on the patient's posterior torso when the anterior shell and the posterior shell are secured to the patient's torso. The pressure pads may be inflatable air bladders.02-26-2009
20090192425Highly Adjustable Lumbar Support And Methods - A body brace for a wearer has a combination of adjustment mechanisms and fasteners to help fit the body brace to a wearer. A wearer first fastens the body brace about his abdomen and lumbar regions to generally fit the body brace around the wearer's waist. The wearer then adjusts one set of adjustment mechanisms that adjust an upper and lower circumference of the brace to allow the brace to fit both straight and pear-shaped bodies. Lastly, the wearer adjusts a second set of adjustment mechanisms that tighten a rear panel of the body brace against a lumbar region of the wearer. Preferably, the adjustment mechanism that is used to tighten the rear panel is an advantaged adjustment mechanism to allow for fine-tuning and a snug fit.07-30-2009
20100217166SPINAL ORTHOSIS - An orthosis for the treatment of congenital, developmental and degenerative spinal deformities or misalignments, comprising an upper thoracic component adapted, in use, to cover part or the whole thorax and made in non-elastic material (08-26-2010
20080262401ORTHOSIS/ORTHESES - An orthesis with a base plate designed to fit the body of an orthesis wearer enables improved handling and storage. The base plate being provided on at least one side with a fastening mechanism for rigid connection with a separate extension piece for enlarging the base plate and the extension piece to be connected to the base plate. The extension piece also provided with a similar fastening mechanism, such that multiple extension pieces may be connected together.10-23-2008
20080262402Method and Apparatus For Dynamic Scoliosis Orthosis - The invention is a three-contact-point dynamic scoliosis orthosis (DSO) brace to aid physicians treating scoliosis. A pelvic mold and two pads, one positioned above the apex of the spine curvature, the other positioned orthogonal to the apex of the spine curvature provide the anchor points on opposite sides of the curve. The pad orthogonal to the curve's apex is adjustable.10-23-2008
20090204043Lumbar Selective Stabilization Support/Brace - A lumbar support device and a selective stabilization support device for use in treating mechanical lower back pain. The lumbar support device includes a semi-rigid member for positioning around the user's abdomen. The semi-rigid member helps to prevent excessive trunk bending by the patient. At least one and preferably two tensioning straps are also provided connectable at first and second end regions to a surface of the semi-rigid member. The strap or straps are provided to encircle the user's torso to maintain the lumbar support device in position. An adjustable attachment means, for example in the form of a clip, is attached to the straps. The adjustable attachment means is movable laterally along the strap. A pad base is provided on the adjustable attachment means, the pad base being movable with the adjustable attachment means such that its position at the lumbar region of the patient can be varied.08-13-2009
20090204042Back brace frame with two individual power modules - A waist support frame for a detachment type waist protecting belt to hold the vertebra region of a vertebra related patient is provided. The frame is comprised of two back rest frames, two Y-shape hinges, two power modules, two pullers, two sets of strings each of them are engaged and connects on one part (upper- or lower-part) of the two power modules, and two set of broad bands. Each power module is equipped with twelve pair of pulling code conveying mini rollers. String arrangement through these twelve pair of rollers enables the inventor to provide a waist support frame that can be used by a user whose one hand is not available without rotating the frame around the user's body with only one hand.08-13-2009
20090254015PELVIC ANCHOR BRACE AND SPINAL SUPPORT - The present invention relates to spinal support and brace devices configured to support the lower back and, more specifically the present invention relates to devices that anchor on portions of the pelvis and are configured to support and/or align one or more Lumbar vertebrae.10-08-2009
20100262056BACK BRACE - The invention is a back brace including a back panel, a front panel, and at least one dynamic tension strap for connecting the front panel to the back panel.10-14-2010
20100228170Lower back supporter - A lower back supporter including a pair of flat anchor parts that come into contact with the lower back of a wearer with a specified space in between, a pair of anchor belts that wrap around the abdomen with the end portions connected to each other, a first and second support belt that cross over each other on the back, and a connecting belt that connects the anchor parts. The inner side surface of the anchor part comprising a non-slip material that closely contacts the skin of the wearer, and the outer side surface comprising a material that fastens to surface fasteners. After the anchor belts are put on, operation belts connected to the first and second support belts are pulled, the surface fasteners are fastened to the outer side surfaces of the anchor parts, applying tensile force between the anchor parts in closely contact to the lower back.09-09-2010
20110112453SUPPORT DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR GIVING LUMBAR SUPPORT - The present invention relates to a support device, in particular for giving lumbar support, which device comprises an elastic belt provided, at its ends, with complementary closure means, and at least one elongate side reinforcing element that is fastened over the height of the belt. In characteristic manner, over a fraction of its length, the belt has elasticity that varies over the height thereof, so that extending the belt longitudinally causes the elongate reinforcing element to shift angularly towards a respective one of the ends of the belt.05-12-2011
20120197168PELVIC ORTHOSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Pelvic orthosis systems and methods are disclosed. An orthosis system comprises a frame for supporting the orthosis system, a hip brace adapted to secured to a hip of a user, and a plurality of elastic members extending from the hip brace to the frame. An orthosis method comprises securing a user to an orthosis system having a frame, a hip brace, and a plurality of elastic members extending from the hip brace to the frame, and enabling the user to walk while secured to the orthosis system.08-02-2012
20100125230Back Support System - This invention is a back support system designed to reduce the stress exerted on the back of a wearer when he bends over to lift a load. This back support system comprises a harness and a yoke for distributing the load on the shoulder of the wearer. The back support also comprises a tension system equipped with elastic cables. The back support further comprises leggings including straps designed to wrap around the sole of the wearer and to maintain the force acting on the leg as close as possible to the bone structure of the leg of the wearer, thereby relieving stress on his back and along his legs.05-20-2010
20120245501ADJUSTABLE ORTHOPAEDIC CORSET FOR SPINAL COLUMN SUPPORT - An adjustable orthopedic corset to support a user's spinal column includes a rigid frame having a pair of upper, intermediate, and lower connecting slots to which a pair of front and rear straps, wrapped around the user, are connected. A further pair of connecting slots for a pair of pelvic straps, which join at the front of the user via abdominal plates, are envisaged at a lower end of the rigid frame. The pair of front and rear straps are provided by three sliding points for each side of the rigid frame. Each front strap is equipped with a first sliding point located at upper connecting slots. Each rear strap is equipped with an anchoring point located at the intermediate connecting slots, a second sliding point at slots secured to the lower ends of the two front straps, and a third sliding point at the lower connecting slots.09-27-2012
20130131567BACK BRACE SYSTEM - A back brace for support of a patient's back having a pair of belts that together distract the spine.05-23-2013
20130138027SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND TREATING CONDITIONS OF THE SPINE - Systems, devices, and methods for diagnosing and treating conditions of the spine employ a garment for selectively positioning vertebrae of a spine of a supine individual, e.g., during diagnostic imaging of the spine. The garment affects movement of vertebrae that can be diagnostically correlated with incidents of back pain.05-30-2013
20110172577BACK SUPPORT GARMENT APPARATUS - A one-piece back support apparatus comprises a belt portion being configured to provide back and abdominal support encircling a wearer's waist and a compression pants portion. The belt portion has a front portion, a back portion, a top portion, a bottom portion and an inner surface. The compression pants portion secured to the belt is configured to provide support for the wearer's pelvis, legs, and groin area. The inner surface of the belt has one or more pack support portions with slots for receiving one or more gel packs so as to maintain contact between the gel packs and the wearer's back. Slots in the belt portion may accommodate vertically extending inserts of rigid plastic to reinforce the belt portion over the lumbar region of the wearer.07-14-2011
20110172576Method and apparatus for nonsurgical correction of chest wall deformities - One embodiment of a method and apparatus for the correction of pectus excavatum, having two arch shaped braces (07-14-2011
20110004137REDUCED DENSITY FOAM FOR USE IN SURFACES OF ORTHOTICS - Method and device for tailoring the density of a compressible, non-rebounding foam used in capturing anatomical impressions to account for the variations in body weights and sizes, the foam fabricated by the method or device and the custom surface fabricated using the foam. The device is configurable to create a wide range of densities suitable for a wide range of body types. The resulting imprinted foams are then encased in hard surfaces to obtain a mold that provides support surfaces for the back and buttocks in the construction of custom molded chairs, seat cushions and back orthotics. The reduced density foam is suitable for fabrication of orthotics that fit to large areas of the body.01-06-2011
20110213283POSTURE IMPROVEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE - Provided is a device for improving the posture of a patient comprising a garment and a pair of tension straps. The garment is configured to tightly envelope the patient's torso and the patient's upper arms. The garment has an inner surface, a front side and a back side. The front side includes a chest portion. The back side includes a back portion. The garment defines opposing shoulder portions and a waist portion. The tension straps are releaseably securable to the back portion in diagonal relation to one another. Each one of the tension straps has opposed free ends that extend upwardly from the back portion to the chest portion and downwardly to the waist portion. The device includes pads releaseably mounted on the inner surface of the garment generally opposite the free ends and are configured to restrict movement of the free ends relative to the patient's skin.09-01-2011
20110034845Emergency stabilization of a fractured pelvis - A hip-girdling pelvic sling device for maintaining a desired amount of tension surrounding a person's hips and pelvis to securely support and stabilize a pelvis that has been fractured. Areas of mating types of fastener material such as mating hook-bearing fastener material and loop pile fastener material are arranged on the device to enable a strap to be secured at various effective lengths to provide a wide range of adjustability to make the device useful for persons of various sizes.02-10-2011
20100217167ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF THE BACK - In an embodiment, an orthopedic device in the form of a lumbar support includes first and second elongate belt members, an anatomically shaped plate, and a closure system connecting the belt members to the plate. The closure system is arranged to move the belt members relative to the plate, and connects to the belt members via a flexible belt attachment which removably secures to the belt members. The closure system includes tensioning elements corresponding to the belt members, and a pulley system connecting to the tensioning elements. The closure system is slidably mounted to the plate and arranged to the belt members relative to the plate between opposed linear directions. The plate has various contours which provide pressure distribution over a lumbar region of a back. Anatomically shaped and resiliently formed handles secure to the tensioning elements and the belt members.08-26-2010
20110152737Hyperextension Brace - A posture correction brace for a person has a tightening mechanism that allows a user to pull a cord to pull down on the back of a pair of shoulder straps, thereby pulling the shoulders back to correct the person's posture. The front ends of the shoulder straps are typically also attached to the back of the wearer, to help the posture correction brace pull the shoulders back as the shoulder straps tighten.06-23-2011
20110251540APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING PECTUS EXCAVATUM - An apparatus and method for treating pectus excavatum are disclosed. A pectus bar stabilizer having two or more channels may be used to secure two or more pectus bars within the chest cavity of a patient. The channels of the pectus bar stabilizer may be spaced apart to support pectus bars that are positioned one intercostal space apart or more than one intercostal space apart.10-13-2011
20110054373Systems, devices, and methods for diagnosing and treating conditions of the spine - Systems, devices, and methods for diagnosing and treating conditions of the spine employ a garment for selectively positioning vertebrae of a spine of a supine individual, e.g., during diagnostic imaging of the spine. The garment affects movement of vertebrae that can be diagnostically correlated with incidents of back pain.03-03-2011
20110021961Lumbar Traction Device - The present invention relates to a lumbar traction device that can alleviate lower back pain. The device comprises a harness or girdle that is fitted about the torso region of a patient and an adjustable support assembly in the form of adjustable legs that allow the degree of traction to be adjusted by the patient. The device is safe and easy to use by a patient without constant medical supervision and is particularly suitable for use in domestic or office environments.01-27-2011
20110118640Back support belt with audio component - The back support belt with audio component represents a device which provides versatile support and comfort to men, women and pregnant women by delivering audio sound to an in-utero infant. The device is comprised of three section, a standard front belt section, standard back belt section and massage back belt section. The front belt section has a pocket which allows audio components to be held in specific locations to provide audio sound to an in-utero infant. The massage back belt section has a pocket which allows massage pads which will provide additional support and comfort. There are multiple massage pad inserts to select from, allowing the user to choose the specific type of comfort and support delivered. The design allows the user to select which functions to utilize at any given time.05-19-2011
20100121240Lumbar Selective Stabilization Support/Brace - A lumbar support device and a selective stabilization support device for use in treating mechanical back pain. The lumbar support device includes a torso belt for positioning around the user's mid-section. At least two and typically three straps are also provided connectable at first and second end regions to a surface of the torso belt. Straps are provided to encircle the user's torso to maintain the lumbar support device in position and to engage and maintain in position a pressure appliance arm having a pressure pad thereon. The pressure pad is may thus be configured and precisely positioned to relieve symptoms of back pain.05-13-2010
20100121239SUPPORT INCLUDING STABILIZING BRACE AND INSERTS FOR USE WITH ANY NUMBER OF SPINAL VERTEBRAE SUCH AS UPPER THORACIC VERTEBRAE - A brace for securing any number of thoracic vertebrae with a composite plastic body exhibited an elongated stem. A plurality of clip engaging portions are formed in integrally extending fashion from the stem. Each of the clip portions terminate in an enlarged end portion which seats within an undercut location formed at specified locations within each of any sub-plurality of the vertebrae, and which are desired to be interconnected by the brace to prevent undesirable inter-movement of misaligned vertebrae.05-13-2010
20110125072Posture improvement device - The present invention is a posture improvement device that includes an adjustable flexible tension band with two ends that extends across a user's back to provide posture support, an adjustable arm band attached to each adjustable flexible tension band end to be secured on the user's upper arm, a first adjustable fastener disposed on each adjustable arm band to secure and accommodate different sizes of the users' upper arms to provide comfort and proper fitting and a second adjustable fastener disposed on the adjustable flexible tension band to secure and accommodate different sizes of users' back widths to provide comfort and proper fitting. The invention also includes a method for using the posture improvement device.05-26-2011
20100016774TREATMENT OF SOFT TISSUE INJURY IN CONJUNCTION WITH IMMOBILIZATION FOR PAIN TREATMENT - A apparatus for treatment of acute or chronic pain comprising a pain relief treatment device applicable to a soft tissue injury at the periosteal-osseous boundary, and a device for immobilization of the area of soft tissue injury after application of the treatment device. Pain treatment may comprise injection of anti-inflammatory agent, including but not limited to steroids, and/or anesthetics; or low power laser irradiation, or cold treatment to the area of soft tissue injury. Immobilization devices for the cervical and lumbar vertebrae are provided for promoting healing of treated soft tissue injury sites. The invention includes a packaged set of materials comprising a pain relief treatment device, and an external supportive device for immobilizing the soft tissue injury at the site of treatment.01-21-2010
20110077567ADJUSTABLE ORTHOPEDIC BACK BRACE - An adjustable orthopedic back brace includes: a first side panel having a distal end and a proximal end; a second side panel having a distal end and a proximal end; a rotating gear in geared communication with a first rack gear, the first rack gear connected to the proximal end of the first side panel, the rotating gear in geared communication with a second rack gear, the second rack gear connected to the proximal end of the second side panel; a mechanical advantage member rotatable with and providing mechanical advantage for the rotating gear; and an actuator connected operably to the mechanical advantage member for turning the member and the rotating gear to cause a translational movement of (i) the first rack gear and the first side panel and (ii) the second rack gear and the second side panel.03-31-2011
20130012853SENSORY MOTOR STIMULATION GARMENTS AND METHODS - The disclosed garment includes a bra. The bra includes an anterior portion and a posterior portion, and the bra is fabricated from an elastomeric material. The garment also includes a spine band attached to the posterior portion of the bra and fabricated from an elastomeric material. The spine band extends longitudinally across the posterior portion of the bra from a neck region of the bra toward a waist portion of the bra. In use, the spine band is positioned over a spine of a wearer and stimulates cutaneous nerve receptors in a portion of a wearer's skin underneath the spine band.01-10-2013
20090292230LUMBER SUPPORT BELT - This lumbar support belt (11-26-2009
20100069806ADJUSTABLE BRACE FOR CORRECTING A FORWARD LEAN - An adjustable brace is provided for correcting a forward lean to obtain an upright position. The brace includes an anterior frame having a chest pad bearing upon a chest area and thigh pads bearing upon thigh areas. The brace has a lumbar pad applied to the lumbar area. The chest pad covers the sternal area substantially from the position of approximately 2″ distal to the clavicle bones to about the mid sternum point. The lumbar pad covers the lumbar area from the areas of T-12 to L-5 of the spine. In one embodiment, the frame includes a pubic pad bearing upon a pubic pad. The frame is adjustable in height and width.03-18-2010
20120209162PELVIC SPLINT - There is provided herein a fastenable pelvic splint, comprising: (a) a buckle comprising a contractible ratchet mechanism and a fastening handle; and (b) a flexible band adapted to be connected to the buckle at two opposite ends of the buckle and to circumscribe the pelvis. The fastenable pelvic splint may be adapted to be fastened around the pelvic by contracting the distance between the two opposite ends of the buckle using the ratchet mechanism.08-16-2012
20120232450Double Pull Body Brace - The double pull body brace comprises a one-piece panel which engages around the torso and overlaps at the front. At the overlap, it is attached to itself by means of a hook-and-loop fastener so that a wide range of adjustment is possible. In the back, spaced cord guides are mounted on said panel. Each cord guide carries a plurality of cord guide lobes. An upper cord is engaged around the upper cord guide lobes, and a lower cord is engaged around the lower cord guide lobes. These cords are separately attached to pull tabs. When donned, the user pulls on the pull tabs to separately adjust upper and lower closure tension of the body brace. When in correct adjustment, the pull tabs are attached in place by hook-and-loop fasteners.09-13-2012
20080208089Posture Support Device - A support device for a wearer is provided, including an anchor member, a first strap and a second strap. The anchor member is fittable around the torso of the wearer. Each strap has a first end and a second end and connects to the anchor member at the first and second ends. Each strap has a shoulder-engaging portion that is shaped to engage a shoulder joint of the wearer. The straps are each adapted to carry a tensile force and thereby exert a rearward force on the shoulder joint through the shoulder-engaging portion. The straps are configured to engage the shoulders of the wearer no further medially than the acromioclavicular joints. Each strap extends along a path that, in use, does not cross over the anterior axillary folds of the wearer.08-28-2008
20120004585ORTHOSIS SUPPORT - An orthosis support is disclosed that includes a belt having a connector to close the belt in a continuous loop, a belt attachment member receiving the belt, and a strap extending from the belt attachment member. The strap has a first end and a second end and is closable as a loop with at least one of the first and second ends releasably connectable to the strap itself.01-05-2012
20120209161Method and apparatus for the nonsurgical correction of chest wall deformities - One embodiment of a method and apparatus for the correction of pectus excavatum, having two arch shaped braces (08-16-2012
20120310128APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPINAL DISTRACTION - A method of using and assembling a device configured to treat a spine of a patient is provided. The method of assembling includes providing a support member configured to be connected to a torso of a patient and coupling an actuator mechanism to the support member, the actuator mechanism configured to distract a spine of the patient relative to the torso by extending in a generally superior direction relative to the support member.12-06-2012
20120022419ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF THE BACK - In an embodiment, an orthopedic device in the form of a lumbar support includes first and second elongate belt members, an anatomically shaped plate, and a closure system connecting the belt members to the plate. The closure system is arranged to move the belt members relative to the plate, and connects to the belt members via a flexible belt attachment which removably secures to the belt members. The closure system includes tensioning elements corresponding to the belt members, and a pulley system connecting to the tensioning elements. The closure system is slidably mounted to the plate and arranged to the belt members relative to the plate between opposed linear directions. The plate has various contours which provide pressure distribution over a lumbar region of a back. Anatomically shaped and resiliently formed handles secure to the tensioning elements and the belt members.01-26-2012
20120022418SUPPORT / COMPRESSION VEST - A back support and compression vest includes a garment made of a compression-like material with a fabric panel arranged about the abdomen designed to receive an adjustable back support belt. The fabric panel includes a right and left fabric panel cooperating to form a slot opening about the lower middle back and spaced generally about the middle front abdomen of wearer. The fabric panel is sufficiently wide to allow the belt to be properly positioned. The garment includes a pair of shoulder pad holders for receiving removable shoulder pads. The shoulder pads are sufficiently shaped to cover the wearer's shoulder while also extending rearward across a portion of the wearer's back and forward across a portion of the wearer's chest. The shoulder pad holders include a fabric envelope having an opening arranged generally on the inside portion of the garment along the arm aperture.01-26-2012
20120022420ADJUSTABLE EXTENSION COMPRESSION POSTERIOR SPINAL ORTHOSIS AND METHOD - A spinal orthosis and method of applying extension and compression forces onto a user spine includes a lumbo-sacral compression unit conforming to a portion of a user's torso and exerting an encircling compressive force to provide a hydraulic lift. A posterior spinal frame member is secured by the lumbo-sacral compression unit to be cantilevered upward along the user's spine. A pair of adjustable shoulder strap assemblies are connected to an upper portion of the posterior spinal frame member and adjacent a lower portion of the posterior spinal frame member to enable a user to adjustably apply a thoracic force with adjustable controlled buckles and straps positioned on the user's chest.01-26-2012
20120059297SCAPULO-SPINAL STABILIZER WITH ABDOMINAL SUPPORT FOR OPENING THE SUPERIOR THORACIC APERTURE - A scapulo-spinal stabilizer with abdominal support for opening the superior thoracic aperture comprises a shirt-like garment for wearing on the torso, the garment having two elongated, semi-rigid thoraco-lumbar support stays disposed in dual, parallel sheaths in a posterior panel thereof, two posterior flexible scapular straps anchored on and angularly depending from superior shoulder portions of the garment, the scapular straps forming a posterior crossing configuration across the support stays, and anterior ends of the scapular straps detachably attached to opposite lateral ends of an anterior rib margin support disposed on the anterior portion of the garment, the scapular stays, scapular straps and anterior rib margin support stabilizing the posture of a wearer and opening the superior thoracic aperture.03-08-2012
20120157901SUPPORT AND CONTAINMENT STRUCTURE FOR PERSONS - A support and containment structure for persons comprises at least one support member which extends mainly along a longitudinal axis, and at least one containment element. The at least one containment element is assembled transversely on the at least one support member and is able to contain the trunk of the person. The at least one support member consists of a plurality of modular elements adjacent to each other, selectively adjustable in height and able to be clamped in a stable position by means of relative clamping means. The modular elements assume, in their entirety during use, a position substantially adapted to the trunk of the person in correspondence with his spine.06-21-2012
20110105972BELT FOR POSTURE CORRECTION - The present invention is a belt for posture correction which has a separate thigh support portion such that the belt does not shift upwards, and which distributes stress concentrated at the knees while pressing the lumbar region by means of the tensile strength of the belt enclosing the waist and the knees. The present invention comprises a waist support part further comprising a waist pressing pad positioned at the lumbar region of the user, a first belt fixed to said waist pressing pad, connecting rings formed at both ends of said first belt; a pair of knee support parts which include a knee support pad positioned at the knee region to support the belt, a second belt fixed to said knee support pad, and a second belt length adjustment part for adjusting length of said second belt; a pair of thigh support parts which include a third belt connected vertically to the lower side of said second belt, a thigh support pad positioned at the thigh region and fixed to the third belt, and a third belt length adjustment part for adjusting the length of said third belt; and an interval adjustment part that includes two fourth belts extending toward the inside of the leg of the user from each of the above-mentioned left and right second belts, a fourth belt fastening means for fastening the two fourth belts formed on the left and right sides, and a fourth belt length adjustment part for adjusting the lengths of the fourth belts.05-05-2011
20110105971THORACIC LUMBAR SACRAL ORTHOSIS - A thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis includes an upper body support for use with a torso orthosis. The upper body support has an anterior assembly including an anterior plate secured to the torso orthosis, a sternal assembly connected to the anterior plate, and a pectoral assembly connected to the sternal assembly. A posterior assembly is connected to the torso orthosis and is connected to the pectoral assembly by at least one strap. The sternal assembly has at least one pivot point arranged to pivot the sternal assembly relative to the anterior plate.05-05-2011
20110105970ANATOMICAL SUPPORT BRACES AND METHODS - Anatomical support braces surround an anatomical area in need of support and provide an inwardly directed support force of substantially uniform magnitude and substantially symmetrical direction. Certain preferred embodiments of the anatomical support braces are provided with a flexible support web having opposed terminal ends and a length sufficient to surround the anatomical area in need of support and to allow portions of the opposed terminal ends to be overlapped with one another. Web fasteners (e.g., a two-part hook and loop fastening system) are associated with the opposed terminal ends for attaching the terminal ends to one another when overlapped to thereby positionally retain the support web in surrounding relationship to the anatomical area in need of support. When attached to one another, the web support will establish sufficient tension such that a supporting force is directed inwardly toward a central region of the anatomical area surrounded by the support web. A viscoelastic memory foam layer is attached to an interior surface of the support web and establishes substantially uniform magnitude and substantially symmetrical direction of the inwardly directed supporting force.05-05-2011
20120150085SPINE-ALIGN GARMENT SYSTEMS - A posture-supporting, spine-aligning garment to support and correct body alignment and general positioning in its wearer-users; the garment being aesthetically pleasing. Posture-support, spine-align shirt with “Backboard” Technology is designed to alleviate back pain by promoting proper lumbar and thoracic alignment, core stabilization, corrective shoulder positioning, and upper body support. Posture-support spine-align garment system comprises an upper body apparel assembly having an elastic retention system; flexible stretch bands; anchors; a backboard, spine-specific support; and at least one fabric cover. The device may be manufactured with all or without one or more of the mentioned items. Posture-supporting, spine-aligning garment may comprise a posture shirt in preferred embodiments.06-14-2012
20120316483THORACIC LUMBAR SACRAL POSTURE GARMENT DEVICE - High friction scapular retraction straps for application directly to the tops of the respective shoulders of a patient and connected with tension straps to draw the gripper straps and, consequently, the shoulders rearwardly, and including fasteners to fasten to a garment worn by the patient to hold the shoulders rearward.12-13-2012
20090131841Thorax Supporting Device - In a thorax supporting device including at least one tension element (05-21-2009
20120316484Animal Spine Brace - An animal spine brace is described. In one or more implementations, a brace is comprised of an upper panel and a lower panel that extends from the upper panel. The lower panel is configured to be releasably secured to the upper panel to form a sleeve around an animal. The upper and lower panels may be made of a breathable material that is configured to stretch, wick moisture from the animal, and/or control odor. Additionally, both the upper panel and lower panel are configured to include supportive stays, which may be arranged on a respective panel to fan out.12-13-2012
20100204630ADJUSTABLE EXTENSION COMPRESSION POSTERIOR SPINAL ORTHOSIS AND METHOD - A spinal orthosis and method of applying extension and compression forces onto a user spine includes a lumbo-sacral compression unit conforming to a portion of a user's torso and exerting an encircling compressive force to provide a hydraulic lift. A posterior spinal frame member is secured by the lumbo-sacral compression unit to be cantilevered upward along the user's spine. A pair of adjustable shoulder strap assemblies are connected to an upper portion of the posterior spinal frame member and adjacent a lower portion of the posterior spinal frame member to enable a user to adjustably apply a thoracic force with adjustable controlled buckles and straps positioned on the user's chest.08-12-2010
20100204629ADJUSTABLE LOWER BACK BRACE WITH POSTURE ALIGNMENT GUIDE - A back brace is provided that is worn by a user for lower back support and to ease pain associated with lower back injuries and/or poor posture. The back brace of the present invention is constructed in a manner that includes a pouch formed to receive panels of semi-rigid closed cell foam that serve to adjust the thickness of the support pad and therein the support of the brace. Further, the pouch is configured to receive and retain a heat pack or a cold pack as needed by the wearer to allow the integration of heating or cooling therapy. Finally, retention members are provided on the rear of the belt and serve to receive and retain an alignment rod. The alignment rod provides a physical reference point against which the wearer can position their back when standing and when performing lifting or other posture correction exercises.08-12-2010
20100049109ADJUSTABLE BACK SUPPORT DEVICE - An adjustable device is described for applying pressure to an area of a person while substantially eliminating pressure from a prescribed area. The device includes a panel, a first elastic belt, a second elastic belt, a first elastic strap, and a second elastic strap. These elements are connected to one another such that the panel is flanked on one side by the first panel and the first elastic belt and, on the other side, by the second panel and the second belt. Alternate embodiments include several panels disposed side-by-side or on top of one another.02-25-2010
20120179080POSTURE-IMPROVING SUPPORT GARMENT - A posture-improving support garment according to an embodiment of the present invention is one comprising: a main body section 07-12-2012
20120232451Pavlik Harness and Accessories Therefor - The invention in at least one embodiment includes a base having a plurality of spaced apart fastening components along two opposing edges, and the base having sufficient width and length to wrap around a portion of a harness for treating developmental dysplasia of the hip. The invention in another embodiment includes a cover that extends beyond the edges and the free end of a strap free end where the strap includes a hook section and a loop section and is part of a harness for treating developmental dysplasia of the hip. The invention in another embodiment includes a harness for treating developmental dysplasia of the hip combined with either of the other two embodiments.09-13-2012
20120271213Stabilizing Belt - A stabilizing belt for use by a person in need of assisted mobility or in recreation, the stabilizing belt comprising a pad, a belt to secure the pad to a wearer, and a pair of handles attached to the pad. The pad may be uniquely contoured to provide support and comfort for the wearer. A strap may be provided for added security and comfort. The belt may further comprise handle supports for reinforcement, a cover for durability, and a pocket for versatility.10-25-2012
20120271212LUMBAR SUPPORT BELT - The present invention provides a lumbar back support belt. A thin stretchable top layer is sewn over a thick stretchable bottom layer so that the thin layer is at the top viewable part of the belt and the thick layer is at the bottom part of the belt against the user. A pocket is sewn onto the top of the belt. A gripping mechanism is connected to the bottom part of the belt and is used for holding the belt in place around the user's waist. A hook and loop fastener is used for connecting the ends of the belt together. In a preferred embodiment, the gripping mechanism is a silicone strip. Also, in a preferred embodiment the hook and loop fastener is a Velcro® hook and loop fastener.10-25-2012
20100234783FRAME FOR A HYPEREXTENSION BRACE - A hyperextension brace with a frame construction has adjustable upper and lower supports as well as adjustable side members. The frame comprises a sub-clavicula support and a pelvic and pubic support connected by side members. The height of the side members and the width of the sub-clavicula support and the pubic support are adjustable by using non-rotational telescopic and lockable connections. The sub-clavicula support may be connected by a turnbuckle screw arrangement to the side members. The frame may be made of composite material, suitably a polymer reinforced by glass fibre and/or carbon fibre. All adjustments may be made without requiring any tools.09-16-2010
20120330205Posture correcting device - A posture correcting device includes a frame member having a column for engaging with a back portion of a user and having a predetermined shape for forcedly correcting a human posture of the back portion of the user, a beam laterally supported on top of the column and having a pair of curved hooks extended from the lateral beam for engaging with the shoulder portion of the user, and the frame member includes a bar laterally supported on bottom of the column and having an inner portion for engaging with a waist portion of the user, and the frame member includes a pair of straps attached to the lateral bar for engaging onto the waist portion of the user.12-27-2012
20120289874Spinal Posture Brace - A spinal posture brace having a pair of assemblies, each including main support bar (11-15-2012
20080294081Retaining Fabric Having Pockets - A support fabric with pockets for accommodating stiffener comprises two woven layers which are joined by stitch bonding and, during production, are separated from one another in areas so that they are not joined in these areas, thereby directly defining one or more profiled pockets to accommodate stiffener inserted in the pockets after production. The pockets are incorporated inside the body of the support fabric. Each pocket has an opening for inserting one of the stiffener.11-27-2008
20100168629Waist Protective Device - A waist protective device includes a first support member, a second support member, two fixing seats each mounted on the second support member, two threaded rods each secured on the respective fixing seat, two mounting seats each mounted on the first support member, and two rotation members each rotatably mounted on the respective mounting seat and each having an inner portion provided with an inner threading screwed onto the respective threaded rod to move the respective threaded rod relative to each of the rotation members by rotation of each of the rotation members relative to the respective threaded rod. Thus, the second support member is movable relative to the first support member to change the relative position between the second support member and the first support member.07-01-2010
20100168630BACK ORTHOSIS AND ORTHOTIC METHOD - A lumbar orthosis that includes first and second, separate, opposing and mating front attachment panels; and a separate, laterally adjustable, rigid lumbar compression piece configured for positioning only at the rear of a wearer, wherein pulling of a cord causes the brace both circumferentially to tighten and to concentrate compression and pressure of the separate, laterally adjustable, rigid lumbar compression piece directly and especially upon a spinal region of a wearer's back with the aid of a mechanical advantage dependant upon a number of apertures through which the cord or cords pass. An orthosis and method for correcting lumbar and thoracic back pain and disorders is also disclosed.07-01-2010
20080234617SPINAL BRACE - A spinal brace includes a flexible air injectable band configured to be disposed about a torso of a user and to provide traction to a spine of the user, at least one support panel configured to provide support by compression to at least a region of the torso, the at least one support panel being less flexible than the air injectable band, and at least one means of associating the at least one support panel with the flexible air injectable band.09-25-2008
20130172798ORTHOTIC DEVICE HAVING RELEASABLY ATTACHED PANEL EXTENSIONS AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - Described herein is an orthotic device and a method for using an orthotic device to provide a variable range of body support. The orthotic device can comprise a body brace, a primary body panel, and a secondary body panel configured to be releasably attached to the primary body panel. The subject invention addresses the problem of patients being required to purchase multiple orthotic devices in order to receive multiple levels of support by allowing a single orthotic device to provide a variable amount of support. In one embodiment, the variable amount of support is achieved by providing both a primary body panel and a secondary body panel, with the secondary body panel configured to be removably attached to the primary body panel.07-04-2013
20130178774MULTI-STRAP LUMBAR SUPPORT DEVICE - Provided are adjustable, multi-strap lumbar support devices that may be used to provide lumbar and/or belly support for mammals having belly weight. According to non-limiting example embodiments, support or brace devices provided herein may be worn by pregnant women at various stages throughout a woman's pregnancy, and may be adjusted to naturally contour/conform to the woman's anatomy, which changes throughout pregnancy. Also provided herein are methods of preventing and/or reducing back pain in a mammal that include applying the lumbar support to a mammal as directed. Further provided are kits that include at least one multi-strap lumbar support device provided herein, which kit may optionally include instructions for proper application and/or adjustment of the multi-strap, lumbar support device.07-11-2013
20090062706Method and apparatus for correcting head and shoulder posture - The apparatus for correcting head and shoulder posture was invented to help those individuals with the dysfunction of habitually carrying their heads and shoulders in an abnormally extended forward or off balance position.03-05-2009
20120253251Adjustable Brace Apparatus - An adjustable brace apparatus provides, in an exemplary embodiment, a pair of elongate wings configured for wrapping about and substantially conforming to a portion of a body of a user, an adjustment sleeve configured for slidably receiving each of the wings, and a tightening means slidably engaged and suspended within the adjustment sleeve. The tightening means is removably engagable with each of the wings, thereby enabling the wings to substantially float and selectively overlap atop one another within the adjustment sleeve. In use, with each of the wings slidably inserted into the adjustment sleeve and overlapped as necessary to substantially approximate the circumference of the user's body portion, and with the tightening means removably engaged with the wings, the user is able to selectively position, wrap, and engage the wings around the user's body portion, and selectively draw the wings closer against the user's body portion using the tightening means.10-04-2012
20110270144Method of Caregiver Assisting a Person in Need of Assisted Mobility and Belted Apparatus with Multiple Handles - A stabilizing belt for use by a person in need of assisted mobility, the stabilizing belt comprising a pad, a belt to wrap around the pad and secure the pad to a wearer, and a pair of handles attached to the pad. The pad may be uniquely contoured to provide support and comfort for the wearer, either the caregiver or the person in need of assisted mobility. A strap may be provided for added security and comfort. The belt may further comprise handle supports for reinforcement, a cover for durability, and a pocket for versatility.11-03-2011
20130102941NECK COLLAR - A neck collar interfacing with a lower edge of a helmet of a wearer. The collar includes a pad and a shell. The pad is formed of a closed-cell foam material and forms a loop to be secured about the neck of the wearer. A plurality of shell components are secured to portions of the upper face of the pad. The shell is more rigid than the pad to spread the energy of impact with a lower edge of the helmet over a larger region of the pad. The shell and pad each include a chest portion having a split for opening the pad for putting the collar on and taking it off. The shell components are discontinuous at at least one lateral portion of the pad to allow flexibility of the pad for separation of the pad at the split.04-25-2013
20130144198WAIST SUPPORT WITH DISC PROTECTION BELT - Provided is a waist support with a disc protection belt having functions of strongly pulling and fixing the backbone as well as extending the backbone.06-06-2013
20110213284Highly Adjustable Lumbar Brace - A back brace is designed to custom fit a wearer in a multitude of different configurations. First, the back brace could have a lumbar support that is split into upper and lower sections that are connected to a flexible joint, allowing the lumbar support to bend towards the spine of the user. The lumbar support is also generally split into left and right sections that are drawn towards one another while the joint bends towards the lumbar curve, This allows the back brace to conform to the lumbar curve of the wearer as a custom fit. Second, the brace could have optional extenders that alter the support length, width, and height of lumbar and lateral supports about the wearer. Third, the brace could have reinforcement support mechanisms that alter the rigidity of various lumbar and lateral supports about the wearer.09-01-2011
20100318011LUMBAR BRACE FOR PREVENTING LUMBAR KYPHOSIS - Provided is a lumbar kyphosis-preventing lumbar brace which is capable of being placed on a back surface of a lumbar portion of a wearer to provide resistance to lumbar kyphosis, while facilitating a wearing operation thereof without the occurrence a displacement when it is being worn or during use. The lumbar kyphosis-preventing lumbar brace comprises: a generally rectangular-shaped resilient plate which has a width dimension capable of covering a lateral region of a back surface of a lumbar portion of a wearer, and a height dimension capable of covering between a hip region and a lower back region of the back surface of the lumbar portion; and a belt engagement member provided on one side of the resilient plate in an engageable manner with a belt of a garment worn by the wearer. The lumbar brace is adapted to be worn in such a manner that the resilient plate is placed on the side of a wearer's body with respect to the garment, while allowing the belt engagement member to be located outside the garment and engaged with the belt of the garment. For example, the resilient plate is made of a resin material, an animal hide such as a cattle hide, or a rubber material.12-16-2010
20130158457Highly Adjustable Lumbar Brace - A back brace is designed to custom tit a wearer in a multitude of different configurations. First, the back brace could have a lumbar support that is split into upper and lower sections that are connected to a flexible joint, allowing the lumbar support to bend towards the spine of the user. The lumbar support is also generally split into left and right sections that are drawn towards one another while the joint bends towards the lumbar curve, This allows the back brace to conform to the lumbar curve of the wearer as a custom fit. Second, the brace could have optional extenders that alter the support length, width, and height of lumbar and lateral supports about the wearer. Third, the brace could have reinforcement support mechanisms that alter the rigidity of various lumbar and lateral supports about the wearer.06-20-2013
20130184625SPINAL ORTHOSIS - A spinal orthosis has an elongate spinal frame defining upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly including a lumbar belt connected to the lower portion of the spinal frame. A middle bracket assembly is pivotally connected to the middle portion of the spinal frame, and a strap has a first end secured to the upper portion of the spinal frame. The strap extends from the upper portion of the frame to the middle bracket assembly with the strap redirecting from the middle bracket assembly and the second end of the strap securing to the lumbar belt.07-18-2013
20130184626METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HUMAN TRUNK SUPPORT DEVICE - A trunk support device (07-18-2013
20110313337BACK BRACE - A back brace including two support arms, each support arm including an underarm support located at one distal end, said underarm support is configured, when in use, to support an underarm of a user; wherein each support arm includes a hinge section, located close to or at the opposite distal end to that support arm's underarm support, each said hinge section incorporates a bias means configured to bias said support arm towards alignment12-22-2011
20130197410SELF-ACTIVATED POSTURAL COMPLIANCE LIFT-ASSISTANCE DEVICE - The present invention preferably relates to a self-activated postural compliance lift-assistance device that puts the wearer in an increasingly supported lifting posture, thereby providing a lift-assistance device that conforms with best ergonomic practices for lifting.08-01-2013
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