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1. (AU1990066413) Variable support ankle brace

Office : Australia
Application Number: 66413/90 Application Date: 23.07.1990
Publication Number: 1990066413 Publication Date: 06.08.1992
Publication Kind : A
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1990004147 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61F 5/01
A61F 5/34
A61H 23/04
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01
Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01
Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
30
Pressure pads
34
Pressure pads filled with air or liquid
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
H
PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
23
Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
04
with hydraulic or pneumatic drive
CPC:
A61H 9/0085
A61F 5/0111
A61F 5/012
A61F 5/34
Applicants: Royce Medical Company
Inventors: Grim, Tracy E.
Priority Data: 433565 08.11.1989 US
Title: (EN) Variable support ankle brace
Abstract:
(EN) An ankle brace having two relatively rigid side supports (10 and 12) with inflatable bladders (20 and 21) attached to them. The side supports (10 and 12) are connected at their bottom by a flexible strap (40) upon which is mounted an air pump (50). The air pump (50) is activated by walking and running and inflates the air bladders (20 and 21) mounted on the side supports (10 and 12). The side supports (10 and 12) are held firmly in place about the lower leg and ankle by strap (31 and 32). A relief valve (98) and/or pin holes (96) in the bladders (20 and 21) prevent excessive pressure in the bladders and provide reduced support when the user is not active.
Also published as:
WO/1991/007151