Method for injection-molding an orthopedic device and product of the method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO RE37338
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09105798

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An injection-molded thermoplastic device having a field of injection-molded hooks integrally formed in predetermined areas on the device during the injection-molding of the device for releasable attachment to a strap with loops.

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APLIX, S.A.PARIS7

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
McVicker, Henry J Madison, NJ 30 1453

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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4937124 Nonskid element 4 1989
* 5007416 Therapeutic ankle support system 50 1990
* 4981132 Orthosis for the treatment of tibial torsion in children 21 1990
 
Active Ankle Systems, Inc. (1)
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The Joint Stock Company "L'Oreal" (1)
4561456 Eyelash brush and method and apparatus for manufacturing same 42 1984
 
John H. Blanz Company, Inc. (1)
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APLIX, S.A. (2)
* 4802939 Method for attaching a fastening tape to a molded article 43 1987
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YKK CORPORATION (1)
5131119 Hook structure for integrally molded surface fastener 57 1991
 
R.A. CASALOU, INC., (1)
* 4470857 Method of making foam plastic article 56 1982
 
KURARAY CO., LTD. (2)
* 4842916 Separable fastener component & moldings attached with such fastener component 65 1987
* 4931344 Fastener component 81 1988
 
APLIX CORPORATION (1)
* 4693921 Fastening tape designed to be attached to a molded article during molding, and its attaching method 76 1984
 
ERBLOK ASSOCIATES, C/O THOMPSON & THOMPSON (1)
* 4999067 Method for making a hermaphrodite hook and loop fasteners 57 1989
 
LEAR CORPORATION (1)
* 4673542 Method of making a foamed seat or cushion having integral fasteners 52 1985
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
* 4280489 Ankle brace 121 1980
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (12)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
* 4794028 Method for continuously producing a multi-hook fastner member and product of the method 185 1986
* 4726975 Method and apparatus for adapting separable fasteners for attachment to other objects 49 1986
* 4822443 Apparatus for attaching touch fasteners with self-heating attachment adhesive 9 1986
* 4814036 Method for adapting separable fasteners for attachment to other objects 55 1987
* 4870725 Pop-through touch fastener 54 1988
* 4840339 Bistable panel attachment system 15 1988
* 4824261 Reclosable bag and hook and loop sealing strips for use therein 31 1988
* 4872243 Multi-hook fastener member 118 1988
* 4984339 Hook for hook and loop fasteners 135 1988
* 4881997 Method for adapting separable fasteners for attachment to other objects 88 1989
* 5201100 Adjustable device for hook and loop fastener 24 1992
 
ORTOMEDICS, INC., A CORP. OF CALIF. (1)
* 4320748 Fracture brace 50 1980
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
* 2005/0238,844 Non-sewn adhesive tape and the manufacture thereof 2 2004
7254874 Molded surface fasteners and attachment methods 2 2005
7828545 Apparatus and method for producing structures with multiple undercut stems 1 2007
* 2008/0018,025 Apparatus and method for producing structures with multiple undercut stems 1 2007
7950114 Self-adhering device and method 0 2007
8480943 Apparatus and method for producing structures with multiple undercut stems 1 2010
9814615 Orthopedic device 0 2013
 
APLIX (3)
* 8281463 Intermediate fixing element 3 2005
* 2008/0229,556 Intermediate Fixing Element 14 2005
8522407 Insertion block for the formation of a hook field on an injection-moulded object, and a moulded object comprising a hook field of this type 1 2008
 
VELCRO BVBA (3)
8314283 Medical wraps 6 2003
8231816 Medical wraps 0 2009
* 2009/0165,922 Medical Wraps 2 2009
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
9694538 Articles having a multilayer structure including undercut features interlocked with an adhesive, and methods of making same 0 2014
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (2)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (5)
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9089343 Locking instrument assembly 0 2012
 
OSSUR HF (18)
9220622 Orthopedic device 2 2009
9333106 Circumferential walker 7 2011
9265645 Orthotic device and method for securing the same 0 2012
9492301 Circumferential walker 1 2013
9474334 Fastener member for affixation to a structure in an orthopedic device and method for securing the same 0 2013
9364365 Progressive force strap assembly for use with an orthopedic device 0 2014
9358146 Orthopedic device and method for securing the same 0 2014
9375341 Orthopedic device having detachable components for treatment stages and method for using the same 0 2014
9220621 Circumferential walker 1 2014
D744111 Orthopedic device 3 2014
D742017 Shell for an orthopedic device 3 2014
D729393 Outsole for an orthopedic device 4 2014
9498025 Strap attachment system for orthopedic device 0 2014
9744065 Orthopedic device 0 2014
9468553 Circumferential walker 1 2015
D776289 Shell for an orthopedic device 0 2015
D776288 Shell for an orthopedic device 0 2015
D772418 Shell for an orthopedic device 0 2015
 
INTER-MOLD CORPORATION (2)
6898804 Ski pole grip and glove combination 13 2003
* 2005/0184,216 Front-mounted removable mold insert for injection molded hooks 2 2004
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (3)
* 2006/0162,288 Attachable bags 1 2003
* 2004/0181,156 Inflatable products and methods of their formation and use 43 2003
* 2007/0102,106 Medical Wraps 0 2006
 
COVIDIEN LP (5)
D774057 Display screen with a graphical user interface for compliance monitoring 0 2013
D760728 Display screen with graphical user interface for patient use meter reset 0 2013
D737855 Display screen with a transitional venous refill detection icon 14 2013
D737327 Display screen with a transitional leak detection icon 4 2013
D737328 Display screen with graphical user interface for venous refill detection 6 2013
 
APLIX, S.A. (3)
* 2004/0134,100 Footwear closure system with integrally molded hooks 6 2003
* 2004/0137,192 Injection molded fastening article for use as a mold insert 17 2003
7438845 Method for manufacturing article with integrally formed hooks with shear at hook-bearing surface 0 2004
 
OSSUR ICELAND EHF (1)
9668907 Orthopedic device 0 2016
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