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1. (WO1991007151) VARIABLE SUPPORT ANKLE BRACE
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Pub. No.: WO/1991/007151 International Application No.: PCT/US1990/004147
Publication Date: 30.05.1991 International Filing Date: 23.07.1990
IPC:
A61F 5/01 (2006.01) ,A61F 5/34 (2006.01) ,A61H 23/04 (2006.01)
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
Applicants:
ROYCE MEDICAL COMPANY [US/US]; 31166 Via Colinas Westlake Village, CA 91362, US
Inventors:
GRIM, Tracy, E.; US
Agent:
ROSE, Alan, C. ; Poms, Smith, Lande & Rose 2121 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067, US
Priority Data:
433,56508.11.1989US
Title (EN) VARIABLE SUPPORT ANKLE BRACE
(FR) ARMATURE DE CHEVILLE A SUPPORT VARIABLE
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.
(FR) Une armature de cheville possédant deux supports latéraux (10 et 12) relativement rigides avec des poches gonflables (20 et 21) qui leur sont apposées. Les supports latéraux (10 et 12) sont reliés à leur extrémité inférieure par une bande flexible (40) sur laquelle est montée une pompe à air (50). La pompe à air (50) est actionnée par la marche et la course et gonfle les poches à air (20 et 21) montées sur les supports latéraux (10 et 12). Les supports latéraux (10 et 12) sont maintenus fermement sur la partie inférieure de la jambe et la cheville par des bandes (31 et 32). Une vanne de sûreté (98) et/ou des ouvertures minuscules (96) situées dans les poches (20 et 21) empêchent une pression excessive dans les poches et constituent un support réduit quand l'utilisateur n'est pas actif.
Designated States: AU, CA, JP
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, IT, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1990066413