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1. WO1997025014 - NECK CURVATURE ALIGNMENT DEVICE

Publication Number WO/1997/025014
Publication Date 17.07.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1997/000170
International Filing Date 03.01.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 04.08.1997
IPC
A61H 1/02 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
1Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones 
02Stretching or bending apparatus for exercising
CPC
A61F 5/04
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
04Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
A61F 5/055
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
04Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
05for immobilising
055Cervical collars
A61H 1/0296
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL 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
1Apparatus for passive exercising
02Stretching or bending ; or torsioning; apparatus for exercising
0292for the spinal column
0296Neck
Applicants
  • GLACIER CROSS, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • CHITWOOD, Ralph, M. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CHITWOOD, Ralph, M.
Agents
  • VIGIL, Thomas, R.
Priority Data
08/582,67604.01.1996US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) NECK CURVATURE ALIGNMENT DEVICE
(FR) DISPOSITIF D'ALIGNEMENT AVEC LA CAMBRURE DU COU
Abstract
(EN)
The neck curvature alignment device (10) comprises a framework (12) including a base portion (14) adapted to be supported on a generally planar surface and having an upper surface (18), and a pivot portion (16) having an outer surface (49) and being pivotally connected to the base portion; a moving mechanism (52) situated between the base portion and the pivot portion for moving the pivot portion away from the base portion; a device (58) for actuating the moving mechanism; a head and neck receiving device (50) mounted on the upper surface of the base portion and having a structure (72) for engaging and bearing against the occipital bone of a patient's head, whereby operation of the moving mechanism will cause the pivot portion to move away from the base portion to cause the head and neck receiving portion to act in an arcuate direction against a patient's neck and head.
(FR)
Cette invention concerne un dispositif (10) d'alignement avec la cambrure du cou qui comporte une structure (12) constituée d'une base (14) conçue pour reposer sur une surface généralement plane et dotée d'une surface supérieure (18), et d'une partie pivotante (16) dotée d'une surface externe (49) et reliée, de façon à pouvoir pivoter, à la base. Ledit dispositif comporte également un mécanisme mobile (52), disposé entre la base et la partie pivotante, qui sert à éloigner la partie pivotante de la base, un dispositif (58) d'actionnement du mécanisme mobile, un organe de réception (50) de la tête et du cou monté sur la surface supérieure de la base et doté d'une structure (72) conçue pour entrer en contact avec l'occipital de la tête d'un patient et appuyer sur cet os, le fonctionnement du mécanisme mobile permettant d'éloigner la partie pivotante de la base de manière à ce que la partie sur laquelle reposent la tête et le cou se déplace suivant une trajectoire formant un arc en direction du cou et de la tête du patient.
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