US Patent No: 7,276,038

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Field adjustable traction device

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Abstract

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In one embodiment, a fastening mechanism is provided for a field adjustable traction device having first and second supports coupled using one or more lifting mechanisms. A set of one or more posts are configured to be inserted through a set of one or more holes formed in a back strap of a support and also through a selected one of a number of sets of one or more holes formed in a front strap of the support to position the front strap relative to the back strap. A mechanism is configured to engage the set of one or more posts to secure the front strap in position relative to the back strap.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.WILMINGTON, DE60

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Reinecke, Steven M Dallas, TX 25 61
Vasta, Jr Paul J McKinney, TX 2 5

Cited Art Landscape

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AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
5,724,993 Inflatable spinal traction device 13 1995
5,950,628 Inflatable wearable traction device 37 1998
6,533,740 Lifting mechanism for a traction device 10 2001
6,635,025 Traction device adjustment mechanism and method 4 2001
6,689,082 Traction device 5 2001
6,702,771 Canting mechanism for an ambulatory support device 5 2001
 
FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, A CORP. OF DE (3)
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4,682,587 Compound force sacro-lumbar support belt 38 1985
4,682,588 Compound force therapeutic corset 94 1985
 
OSSUR HF (3)
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RE34883 Simplified orthopaedic back support 25 1992
5,695,452 Formed resilient orthopaedic device 84 1994
 
Spinal Designs International, Inc. (2)
4,269,179 Orthopedic gravity traction brace 49 1979
5,105,803 Gravity traction device with a base support 7 1990
 
BECKER ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCE COMPANY (1)
5,060,640 Knee brace 31 1990
 
BIO CYBERNETICS INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,437,617 Electromechanical back brace apparatus 42 1994
 
DAIMLER-BENZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,497,517 Motor vehicle seat 30 1982
 
DEROYAL IDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
5,853,378 Lumbo-Sacral orthosis 24 1997
 
E&B EXERCISE LLC (1)
5,586,969 Reversible support belt 41 1995
 
EHOB INCORPORATED (1)
5,111,807 Back belt 34 1990
 
FARFAN, AURELIE F. (1)
4,691,696 Lumbar spinal brace 19 1985
 
HEINZE, JACQUELINE A. (1)
5,690,609 Compound abdominal and back support belt system 37 1996
 
IMPACTO PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS INC. (1)
4,836,194 Therapeutic lumbosacral appliance 91 1987
 
Life Support, Inc. (1)
4,898,185 Back traction device for use with chairs 34 1989
 
MEDASSIST-OP, INC. (1)
6,099,490 Support brace 35 1998
 
MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC. (1)
5,722,940 Industrial back support 28 1996
 
MEDISOL USA, INC. (1)
5,256,135 Thoracic-lumbar-sacral corrective orthosis ("TLSO") corrective back supporting brace and chair side support buttress 30 1992
 
O-Motus, Inc. (1)
5,144,943 Dynamic ankle splint 31 1990
 
ORDWAY, GRIFFIN (1)
6,331,170 Adjustable back support 25 2000
 
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE IP GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,911,697 Spinal column orthesis 13 1997
 
Outdoor Medical Research LLC (1)
6,364,186 Backpack with abdominal support system 13 2000
 
Reebok International Ltd. (1)
5,437,615 Inflatable support device 35 1993
 
RICHARDS/DILLON, INC. (1)
5,207,635 Orthopedic device for providing lower back support 27 1992
 
RS MEDICAL (1)
5,441,479 Cervical traction device 39 1993
 
S.A. Arlux (1)
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SMITH TRUSS COMPANY, THE (1)
5,188,586 Back support belt 51 1991
 
UNITED STATES MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC (1)
5,403,266 Inflatable cervical traction collar 40 1993
 
W.G. HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,964,644 Back brace 11 2003
 
You Co., Ltd. (1)
5,913,410 Orthopedic belt for pelvis 26 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
4,545,370 Kinetic back support belt 25 1983
4,552,135 Lumbar belt 46 1984
4,599,998 Adjustable polycentric orthopedic appliance hinge 59 1984
4,715,362 Ambulatory lumbo-sacral traction systems and methods 40 1986
4,702,235 Therapeutic inflatable lumbar brace having a heater 81 1986
4,721,102 Traction device 21 1986
4,685,668 Weightlifting belt 33 1986
4,884,562 Suspension brace assembly 24 1986
4,802,667 Weightlifter's belt 44 1988
4,907,575 Ambulatory lumbar traction device 16 1988
4,991,572 Lumbar traction device 30 1989
4,991,573 Orthopedic support belt 54 1990
5,195,948 Adjustable back support device 44 1992
5,382,226 Inflatable cervical traction and exercising device 48 1993
5,363,863 Lumbar support belt 38 1993
5,450,858 Lumbosacral belt 115 1993
5,462,518 Therapeutic spinal traction apparatus and multipurpose exercise systems and methods 47 1994
D366555 Weight lifting belt 12 1994
5,647,824 Weight lifter's belt incorporating strap ratchet and nylon strap 6 1995
5,651,764 Portable apparatus for reforming spine 31 1996
5,681,267 Arrangement for joining/separating distal orthotic device to/from pelvic interface 25 1996
5,916,188 Device for a stretch corset and a neck stretcher 19 1997
6,146,345 Belt-like support device for a part of the human body 22 1998
6,500,137 Pelvic region orthotic device 11 2001

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HENDRICKS ORTHOTIC PROSTHETIC ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A HOPE ORTHOPEDIC (1)
8,808,213 Mechanically advantaged spinal system and method 0 2011
 
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
8,328,742 Adjustable orthopedic back brace 1 2010

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