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1. WO1995032690 - FORMED RESILIENT ORTHOPAEDIC DEVICE

Publication Number WO/1995/032690
Publication Date 07.12.1995
International Application No. PCT/US1995/007028
International Filing Date 01.06.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 05.12.1995
IPC
A61F 5/01 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
A61F 5/02 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
02Orthopaedic corsets
B29C 44/04 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
44Shaping by internal pressure generated in the material, e.g. swelling or foaming
02for articles of definite length, i.e. discrete articles
04consisting of at least two parts of chemically or physically different materials, e.g. having different densities
B29C 59/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
29WORKING OF PLASTICS; WORKING OF SUBSTANCES IN A PLASTIC STATE IN GENERAL
CSHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS; SHAPING OF MATERIAL IN A PLASTIC STATE, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; AFTER-TREATMENT OF THE SHAPED PRODUCTS, e.g. REPAIRING
59Surface shaping, e.g. embossing; Apparatus therefor
02by mechanical means, e.g. pressing
CPC
A61F 2005/0176
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
0102specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
0132Additional features of the articulation
0172with cushions
0176supporting the patella
A61F 5/0102
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
0102specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
A61F 5/0106
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
0102specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
0104without articulation
0106for the knees
A61F 5/0111
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
0102specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
0104without articulation
0111for the feet or ankles
A61F 5/012
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
0102specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
012inflatable
A61F 5/0123
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
0102specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
0123for the knees
Applicants
  • ROYCE MEDICAL COMPANY [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • GRIM, Tracy, E.
  • O'DONNELL, Kevin, R.
  • BOBROFF, Alec, D.
  • HOLT, Mark, D.
  • IGLESIAS, Joseph, M.
  • BOURNE, John, M.
  • ARNOLD, William, K.
Agents
  • ROSE, Alan, C.
Priority Data
252,60001.06.1994US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FORMED RESILIENT ORTHOPAEDIC DEVICE
(FR) DISPOSITIF ORTHOPEDIQUE SOUPLE MOULE
Abstract
(EN)
An orthopaedic support (18) includes a sheet of foam material that has been compression molded in specific areas. These areas have a thickness and density that is different from other areas of the support and serve to better fit the support to the body. The support may include compression molded grooves or cavities (38) to accommodate straps (44), struts (48), gel-filled pads, inflatable bladders (58), pumps (56), and other accessories. The support may also include compression molded grooves (32) that reduce bunching when the support is bent, and may include molded edges (36) to minimize skin irritation during activity. The brace may also be a back brace (101) or an ankle brace (Figs. 19-24) having compression molded components. A method of compression molding an orthopaedic support includes compression molding at least one sheet of resilient foam material in selected areas to reduce the thickness and increase the density of the material in those areas. Various embodiments of the present invention may include compression-molded bladders having walls which are compression-molded about the bladder perimeter.
(FR)
Un support orthopédique (18) comprend une feuille de mousse qui a été moulée par compression dans des zones spécifiques. Ces zones ont une épaisseur et une densité différentes d'autres zones du support et servent à mieux adapter le support au corps. Le support peut comprendre des rainures ou cavités (38) moulées par compression afin d'adapter des sangles (44), des contreforts (48), des coussinets remplis de gel, des vessies gonflables (58), des pompes (56) et autres accessoires. Le support peut également comprendre des rainures (32) moulées par compression afin de réduire le resserrement lorsque le support est plié, et peuvent comporter des bords moulés (36) afin de réduire au minimum l'irritation de la peau lors de l'activité. L'appareil orthopédique peut être également un corset (101) pour le dos ou une attelle pour la cheville (fig. 19-24) possédant des composants moulés par compression. Le procédé de moulage par compression d'un support orthopédique consiste à mouler par compression au moins une feuille de mousse souple dans des zones sélectionnées afin de réduire l'épaisseur et d'augmenter la densité du matériau dans ces zones. Divers modes de réalisation de la présente invention peuvent comporter des vessies moulées par compression présentant des parois moulées par compression sur leur périmètre.
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