Field adjustable traction device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

7276038

APP PUB NO

20040138599A1

SERIAL NO

10393541

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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, DE42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Reinecke, Steven M Dallas, TX 15 100
Vasta, Jr Paul J McKinney, TX 2 6

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
W.G. HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
* 6964644 Back brace 25 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
* 4545370 Kinetic back support belt 29 1983
4552135 Lumbar belt 48 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
* 4802667 Weightlifter's belt 45 1988
4907575 Ambulatory lumbar traction device 17 1988
4991572 Lumbar traction device 33 1989
4991573 Orthopedic support belt 60 1990
5195948 Adjustable back support device 48 1992
5382226 Inflatable cervical traction and exercising device 51 1993
* 5363863 Lumbar support belt 49 1993
5450858 Lumbosacral belt 145 1993
5462518 Therapeutic spinal traction apparatus and multipurpose exercise systems and methods 51 1994
* D366555 Weight lifting belt 15 1994
* 5647824 Weight lifter's belt incorporating strap ratchet and nylon strap 8 1995
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
* 6500137 Pelvic region orthotic device 12 2001
 
MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC. (1)
5722940 Industrial back support 40 1996
 
Farfan; Aurelie F. (1)
4691696 Lumbar spinal brace 30 1985
 
MEDASSIST-OP, INC. (1)
6099490 Support brace 54 1998
 
DEROYAL IDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 5853378 Lumbo-Sacral orthosis 37 1997
 
You Co., Ltd. (1)
5913410 Orthopedic belt for pelvis 27 1998
 
UNITED STATES MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC (1)
5403266 Inflatable cervical traction collar 48 1993
 
BIO CYBERNETICS INTERNATIONAL (1)
5437617 Electromechanical back brace apparatus 60 1994
 
OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE IP GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 5911697 Spinal column orthesis 24 1997
 
O-Motus, Inc. (1)
5144943 Dynamic ankle splint 32 1990
 
Spinal Designs International, Inc. (1)
* 5105803 Gravity traction device with a base support 8 1990
 
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
5724993 Inflatable spinal traction device 23 1995
* 5950628 Inflatable wearable traction device 51 1998
6533740 Lifting mechanism for a traction device 10 2001
6635025 Traction device adjustment mechanism and method 4 2001
* 6689082 Traction device 5 2001
6702771 Canting mechanism for an ambulatory support device 5 2001
 
Reebok International Ltd. (1)
5437615 Inflatable support device 36 1993
 
HEINZE, JACQUELINE A. (1)
5690609 Compound abdominal and back support belt system 54 1996
 
Becker Orthopedic Appliance Company (1)
5060640 Knee brace 32 1990
 
RICHARDS/DILLON, INC. (1)
5207635 Orthopedic device for providing lower back support 29 1992
 
ORDWAY, GRIFFIN (1)
6331170 Adjustable back support 34 2000
 
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 (3)
4622957 Therapeutic corset 79 1984
4682587 Compound force sacro-lumbar support belt 43 1985
4682588 Compound force therapeutic corset 107 1985
 
DAIMLER-BENZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4497517 Motor vehicle seat 30 1982
 
OSSUR HF (3)
5062414 Simplified orthopaedic back support 171 1990
RE34883 Simplified orthopaedic back support 26 1992
5695452 Formed resilient orthopaedic device 112 1994
 
Life Support, Inc. (1)
4898185 Back traction device for use with chairs 34 1989
 
EHOB, INC. (1)
5111807 Back belt 44 1990
 
SMITH TRUSS COMPANY, THE (1)
5188586 Back support belt 57 1991
 
RS MEDICAL (1)
5441479 Cervical traction device 41 1993
 
Impacto Protective Products Inc (1)
4836194 Therapeutic lumbosacral appliance 105 1987
 
S.A. Arlux (1)
4559933 Orthopaedic lumbo-sacral corset with semi-rigid elements and inflatable pads 73 1983
 
E&B EXERCISE LLC (1)
5586969 Reversible support belt 49 1995
 
Outdoor Medical Research LLC (1)
6364186 Backpack with abdominal support system 14 2000
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2011/0295,317 Restraint system for a spinal decompression table 0 2011
 
BREG, INC. (2)
8328742 Adjustable orthopedic back brace 2 2010
8808213 Mechanically advantaged spinal system and method 0 2011
 
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
9480593 Distraction and mobility back support 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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