Traction device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6689082
APP PUB NO 20020123707A1
SERIAL NO

09875486

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Abstract

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An ambulatory traction device includes two support belts configured to be positioned around a portion of a user's body and one or more lifting mechanisms. Each lifting mechanism is coupled between the support belts and operable to apply a decompressive force to the portion of the user's body when the support belts are positioned around the user's body.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.WILMINGTON, DE41

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Luce, Allan D Shakopee, MN 7 48
Reinecke, Steven M Minneapolis, MN 15 103
Strehlke, Mark J New Germany, MN 7 48
Sydor, Robin Saint Paul, MN 5 24

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
RICHARDS/DILLON, INC. (1)
5207635 Orthopedic device for providing lower back support 29 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
4552135 Lumbar belt 50 1984
4599998 Adjustable polycentric orthopedic appliance hinge 64 1984
4715362 Ambulatory lumbo-sacral traction systems and methods 42 1986
4702235 Therapeutic inflatable lumbar brace having a heater 87 1986
* 4721102 Traction device 22 1986
4685668 Weightlifting belt 35 1986
4884562 Suspension brace assembly 24 1986
4907575 Ambulatory lumbar traction device 17 1988
4991572 Lumbar traction device 33 1989
4991573 Orthopedic support belt 60 1990
5382226 Inflatable cervical traction and exercising device 51 1993
5363863 Lumbar support belt 51 1993
5462518 Therapeutic spinal traction apparatus and multipurpose exercise systems and methods 51 1994
5651764 Portable apparatus for reforming spine 32 1996
* 5681267 Arrangement for joining/separating distal orthotic device to/from pelvic interface 26 1996
5916188 Device for a stretch corset and a neck stretcher 20 1997
* 6146345 Belt-like support device for a part of the human body 29 1998
 
Becker Orthopedic Appliance Company (1)
5060640 Knee brace 32 1990
 
MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC. (1)
5722940 Industrial back support 42 1996
 
MEDISOL USA, INC. (1)
5256135 Thoracic-lumbar-sacral corrective orthosis ("TLSO") corrective back supporting brace and chair side support buttress 34 1992
 
Fisher Scientific Company (2)
4622957 Therapeutic corset 79 1984
4682588 Compound force therapeutic corset 107 1985
 
Farfan; Aurelie F. (1)
* 4691696 Lumbar spinal brace 32 1985
 
DAIMLER-BENZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4497517 Motor vehicle seat 30 1982
 
OSSUR HF (1)
5062414 Simplified orthopaedic back support 171 1990
 
MEDASSIST-OP, INC. (1)
6099490 Support brace 56 1998
 
Life Support, Inc. (1)
4898185 Back traction device for use with chairs 34 1989
 
You Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5913410 Orthopedic belt for pelvis 27 1998
 
EHOB INCORPORATED (1)
5111807 Back belt 46 1990
 
RS MEDICAL (1)
5441479 Cervical traction device 41 1993
 
SMITH TRUSS COMPANY, THE (1)
5188586 Back support belt 57 1991
 
UNITED STATES MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC (1)
5403266 Inflatable cervical traction collar 48 1993
 
BIO CYBERNETICS INTERNATIONAL (1)
5437617 Electromechanical back brace apparatus 62 1994
 
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5724993 Inflatable spinal traction device 25 1995
 
O-Motus, Inc. (1)
5144943 Dynamic ankle splint 32 1990
 
S.A. Arlux (1)
4559933 Orthopaedic lumbo-sacral corset with semi-rigid elements and inflatable pads 75 1983
 
IMPACTO PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS INC. (1)
4836194 Therapeutic lumbosacral appliance 105 1987
 
E&B EXERCISE LLC (1)
5586969 Reversible support belt 50 1995
 
HEINZE, JACQUELINE A. (1)
* 5690609 Compound abdominal and back support belt system 56 1996
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2004/0073,150 Ambulatory trans-lumbar traction system 5 2002
 
BREG, INC. (2)
8328742 Adjustable orthopedic back brace 2 2010
8808213 Mechanically advantaged spinal system and method 0 2011
 
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
* 6997892 Ambulatory cyclic traction device 5 2003
* 7276038 Field adjustable traction device 3 2003
* 2004/0138,599 Field adjustable traction device 0 2003
 
Dunfee & Dunfee, LLC (6)
* 2006/0161,083 Ambulatory spinal unloading method and apparatus 1 2005
7445608 Ambulatory spinal unloading method and apparatus 6 2005
* 2006/0149,178 Ambulatory spinal unloading method and apparatus 0 2005
* 2006/0161,085 Intermittent passive traction device and method of use 2 2005
* 2009/0030,359 Ambulatory traction 18 2008
* 2009/0036,888 Ambulatory spinal unloading method and apparatus 3 2008
* Cited By Examiner