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1. (WO2018102272) MUSCLE OR JOINT SUPPORT ARTICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102272    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063358
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61F 5/01
A61F 13/06
A61F 13/00
A61F 13/02
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: EMSLANDER, Diane L.
JULIAN, Dominic J.
EMSLANDER, Jeffrey O.
YOUNG, Jacob D.
Title: MUSCLE OR JOINT SUPPORT ARTICLE
Abstract:
The present application generally relates to support articles and methods of making and using them. Some embodiments of the support articles of the present disclosure provide compression and/or stabilization to sore joints, tendons, or muscles. In some embodiments, the compression and/or enhanced stabilization is provided, at least in part, by one or more reinforcing portions. In some embodiments, the support articles can easily be applied by a non-trained user and can be worn in many conditions (including, for example, in the shower or during exercise) for up to three days. In some embodiments, the support articles or support articles also have a relatively slim profile and are thus discreet such that they can be worn under clothing without being noticeable. In some embodiments, the support articles eliminate or reduce joint or muscle pain or soreness.