Medical Wraps

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20070102106A1
SERIAL NO

11564702

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A medical wrap includes a flexible, sheet-form substrate with a discrete medical function delivery region having a surface adapted to be placed against a patient's skin to provide a desired medical effect. The substrate carries a field of fibers exposed on one side thereof for engagement by fastener elements, and an array of fastener elements extending from a side of the substrate opposite the exposed fibers. The fastener elements each have a respective stem extending integrally from a film of resin disposed in a band across the substrate and encapsulating surface features of the substrate. The fastener elements are constructed to snag the exposed fibers when the substrate is wrapped about a patient in an overlapping manner, to secure the wrap about the patient with the medical function delivery region in a desired position. The wrap is useful as a hot or cold pack, medical dressing or drug delivery device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.CURACAO23

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Isabelle, Holly Deerfield, NH 5 106
Kingsford, Howard A Amherst, NH 44 497
Provost, George A Litchfield, NH 83 2070
Shepard, William H Amherst, NH 59 1001

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
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STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
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Ergomed, Inc. (1)
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SEIRUS INNOVATIVE ACCESSORIES, INC. (1)
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DAOS LIMITED (1)
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ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (3)
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Abare Enterprises, Inc. (1)
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STI Medical (1)
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WELCH ALLYN, INC. (1)
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ROYCE MEDICAL COMPANY (2)
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Venous Health Systems, Inc. (1)
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VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (7)
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TEI BIOSCIENCES, INC. (1)
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ERO INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
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Replication Medical Inc. (1)
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SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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Active Ankle Systems, Inc. (2)
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LAST CHANCE TISSUE ADHESIVES CORPORATION (1)
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MIM Industries, Inc. (1)
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Össur hf. (6)
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TCNL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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NO MULLIGANS, LLC (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
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APLIX, S.A. (2)
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BIRD & CRONIN, LLC (1)
* 6306112 Bladder for orthopedic supports 19 1999
 
KOBAYASHI CONSUMER PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
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KAY H.P. HANNAFAN (1)
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KURARAY CO., LTD. (1)
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YKK CORPORATION (3)
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VELCRO BVBA (4)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (3)
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DJO, LLC (6)
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Barnhart Industries, Inc. (1)
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JACKSON, CECIL R. (1)
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Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG (1)
* 5409115 Tubular bag packaging, for bandage-like materials in particular 41 1993
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