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Publication numberUSD618358 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/325,935
Publication dateJun 22, 2010
Filing dateOct 8, 2008
Priority dateApr 9, 2007
Also published asCA2625562A1, EP1980227A2, EP1980227A3, EP2380548A2, EP2380548A3, US8016778, US20080249455, US20110301517
Publication number29325935, 325935, US D618358 S1, US D618358S1, US-S1-D618358, USD618358 S1, USD618358S1
InventorsRaymond C. Avitable, Richard P. Rego, Jr., Jennie Brown, Malcolm C. Bock
Original AssigneeTyco Healthcare Group Lp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Opening in an inflatable member for a pneumatic compression device
US D618358 S1
A circumferential compression sleeve has bladder openings extending through a bladder, making the sleeve generally breathable and comfortable for the wearer. The openings include at least about 4% of a total surface area of the bladder. The device also has a static evaporation rate through the device of at least about 20 mg/minute. In one example, the device includes a wicking layer for contacting the wearer's skin. The wicking layer wicks moisture from the wearer's skin and generally moves the moisture to portions of the layer in registration with the openings where the moisture is allowed to evaporate therethrough.
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  1. The ornamental design for an opening in an inflatable member for a pneumatic compression device, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an opening in an inflatable member for a pneumatic compression device showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the opening and the weld line; and,

FIG. 3 is an enlarged front elevational view thereof, the rear elevational view being identical thereto.

The phantom lines in the drawings indicate environmental structure which forms no part of the claimed design.

Non-Patent Citations
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2Kendall SCD, Sequential Compression Sleeves, Patent Information, Jan. 1993, 6 pages.
3Mittelman, Jonathan S., MD: "Effectiveness of Leg Compression in Preventing Venous Stasis", The American Journal of Surgery, Dec. 1982, p. 611-613, vol. 144, No. 6, Elsevier Publ., Bridgewater, NJ, USA .
4Office action dated Mar. 11, 2010 in related U.S. Appl. No. 11/733,088, 14 pgs.
5The Kendall Company, The New SCD Compression Sleeve, Aug. 1993, pp. 1-2.
6The Kendall Company, Vascular Therapy Products Catalog, Jan. 1996, pp. 8-5 thru 8-7.
7Tyco Healthcare Kendall, Prevention Gets Personal Mar. 2001, pp. 1, 2, 4.
8Tyco Healthcare Kendall, SCD Response Catalog, Mar. 2000, pp. 1-2.
9Tyco Healthcare Kendall, SCD Soft Sleeve Catalog, Apr. 2001, pp. 1-2.
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US9017274Dec 20, 2011Apr 28, 2015Ossur HfOrthopedic device
U.S. ClassificationD24/190
Cooperative ClassificationA61H2205/108, A61H9/0092, A61H2205/106, A61H2201/1697, A61H2209/00, A61H9/0078, A61H2205/10, A61F13/08