US Patent No: 6,810,542

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Lymphatic pump apparatus

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A lymphatic pump apparatus for use under the thoracic cage of a human patient in a supine position. The apparatus comprises a mat which supports a pair of longitudinal lifting members positioned to be parallel to and on opposite sides of the spine under the angle of the ribs. The apparatus provides intermittent rib cage excursion, or anterior displacement of the ribs, to assist and increase lymphatic flow. Enhancement of lymphatic flow is beneficial in numerous disease states characterized by capillary leak and abnormal excursion of fluids and proteins into the interstitial spaces.

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Mitchell, Charles H Rte. 1, Box 198, Pauls Valley, OK 73075 5 31

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ELECTROMED, INC. (2)
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KVERNELAND KLEPP AS (1)
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MANKOVITZ, ROY M. (1)
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WCW, INC. (2)
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O.R. Comfort, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2009/0270,914 Spinal Therapy Apparatus 0 2006
* 2010/0212,089 AIR MATTRESS CONTROLLER 1 2008
 
MEDICAL COMPRESSION SYSTEMS (DBN) LTD. (2)
* 7,637,879 Method and apparatus for assisting vascular flow through external compression synchronized with venous phasic flow 43 2004
* 2005/0159,690 Method and apparatus for assisting vascular flow through external compression synchronized with venous phasic flow 20 2004
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