06129690 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 15 patents.

The upper and lower sections (12, 14) of a splint (10) are pivotable about a pivot axis (17) by a pair of pivot assemblies (16). Each pivot assembly (16) includes a housing (18) having a cylindrical side wall (20) and a spacer (30) having a cam track (34). The housing (18) is closed by a closure plate (36) which pivotably mounts an arcuate brake shoe (46) and which mounts a cam (60). Relative rotation of the housing (18) and closure plate (36) causes the cam (60) to follow on the cam track (34) for pivoting the brake shoe (46) to engage the side wall (20) with variable braking force. In preferred forms, a compression block (80) having an aperture (82) formed therein is positioned between the brake shoe axis and the end of the brake shoe (46) to provide a visual indication of the resistance force. In preferred forms, a V-shaped projection (90) is formed on the brake shoe (46) for slideable receipt in a V-shaped groove (84) formed in the side wall (20).

Title
Unidirectional resistance pivot assembly for a splint
Application Number
9/124797
Publication Number
6129690
Application Date
July 29, 1998
Publication Date
October 10, 2000
Inventor
Timothy Gearling Haines
Stillwater
MN, US
John Thomas VanScoy
St. Paul
MN, US
Robert N Hamlin
Bayport
MN, US
Agent
Alan Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly Kamrath
Assignee
EMPI
MN, US
IPC
A61F 5/00
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