US Patent No: 5,520,624

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Back support




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A back support for placement on a back of a person. The back support comprises a concavity having opposing lateral slopes and formed by a flexible structure having a thickness and a longitudinal central site disposed substantially equidistant between the opposing lateral slopes. A protuberance having a thickness extends into the concavity, and preferably is substantially tubular in shape and disposed substantially equidistantly between the opposing lateral slopes of the concavity along the longitudinal central site. The thickness of the protuberance is greater than the thickness of the flexible structure forming the concavity. A lip surrounds the concavity to thereby aid in achieving a suctorial characteristic for the back support whereby the concavity in concert with the lip will function in substantially the same manner as a suction cup. The back support is preferably constructed of a single piece of material wherein the protuberance is a thickened region of the flexible structure forming the concavity. Construction can be of a material having an inherently-tacky surface to thereby enhance the clinging action of the back support to the skin of a user.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amato, William J 700 Sunset Dr., Lakewood, CO 80228 1 8

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 4,835,801 Back support cushion 45 1987
* 4,905,993 Lumbar support for weight lifting 20 1989
* 4,991,573 Orthopedic support belt 58 1990
* 5,007,633 Spinal column support attachments for a weight lifter's bench 24 1990
D333939 Back support cushion 8 1992
* 5,279,310 Spinal column correction device 50 1993
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D388169 Combined sacrum and ilia support pad 1 1995
* 6,336,895 Buttock and tail bone protection device for use during sit-ups 7 2000
* 6,532,962 Spinal support system for seating 18 2000
D532241 Lumbar pillow 3 2004
* 7,329,231 Dome-shaped back brace 14 2005
8,398,170 Active response seating system 6 2007
9,049,937 Active response seating system 0 2013
8,695,135 Sacrum support pillow 0 2013
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