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Charles V Burton: Method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, May 10, 1988: US04743260 (590 worldwide citation)

A method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column is disclosed. The device includes a strong, non-metallic stabilization element or elements (18) for providing flexibility. The stabilization elements (18) are secured to the vertebrae (11) and (12) wherein, when secured, the stabili ...


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Charles V Burton: Flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column. Charles V Burton, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, February 1, 1994: US05282863 (520 worldwide citation)

A device and method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column is disclosed. The device includes a strong, non-metallic stabilization element or elements for providing flexibility. The stabilization elements are secured to the vertebrae and wherein, when secured, the stabilization el ...


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Charles V Burton: Tape electrode. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Ryan Vidas & Steffey, January 10, 1978: US04067342 (97 worldwide citation)

A tape electrode usable for the transmission of electrical signals into the human body through the skin. The electrode is flexible in construction so that it may be applied to the skin to secure good electrical contact therewith and remain in place for extended periods despite movement, perspiration ...


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Charles V Burton, Wallace W Lossing: Orthopedic gravity traction brace. Abbot Northwestern Hospitals, Merchant Gould Smith Edell, May 26, 1981: US04269179 (53 worldwide citation)

This is an orthopedic lumbar traction brace which is specifically designed to be attached to the lower rib cage of a patient in a manner to comfortably and safely support the patient at the desired hanging angle to provide gravity traction on the lumbar vertebra of the back, as when used in a gravit ...


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Charles V Burton: Tape electrode for transmitting electrical signals through the skin. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Ryan & Vidas, February 22, 1977: US04008721 (44 worldwide citation)

A tape form electrode is provided which is usable for transmission of electrical signals into the human body through the skin. The electrode is of a construction so that it can be applied to the skin to secure good electrical contact therewith and remain in place for many days despite normal movemen ...


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Charles V Burton: Gravity lumbar reduction method. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, June 3, 1980: US04205665 (41 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for supporting a patient by the upper body below the neck and above the lumbar spine on an inclined member for lumbar reduction therapy under the force of gravity. The inclined member preferably has an adjustable angle of tilt. The patient is supported at an angle and for a pe ...


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Charles V Burton: Gravity traction vest. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, February 11, 1986: US04569340 (18 worldwide citation)

A gravity traction vest for secure attachment to a patient is disclosed. The patient has a torso with a rib cage having a plurality of ribs including a lowest rib, the rib cage forming at its front a generally inverted U shaped area. The vest (10) is adapted to be secured to the patient and attached ...


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Charles V Burton: Gravity traction vest. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Merchant & Gould, December 27, 1983: US04422452 (11 worldwide citation)

A vest (48) and vest insert (78) are the subjects of this patent application. The vest (48) is for use in a GRAVITY LUMBAR REDUCTION THERAPY PROGRAM apparatus, and the insert (78) extends along the bottom edge (56) of the vest (48) to engage the bottom surface (80) of a patient's lowermost rib (82) ...


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Charles V Burton: Gravity traction device with a base support and method. Spinal Designs International, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, July 23, 1991: US05033459 (9 worldwide citation)

A device (10) for transferring stress from the lumbar spine to a rib cage of a person is disclosed. The device (10) includes support members (60 and 61) for engaging and support the person below a rib cage. The supports bars (40 and 41) support the support members (60 and 61). The support bars are p ...


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Charles V Burton: Gravity traction device with a base support. Spinal Designs International, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, April 21, 1992: US05105803 (7 worldwide citation)

A device and method for transferring stress from a lumbar spine to a rib cage includes an abdomen surrounding member and first and second support bars cooperatively connected to the sides of the abdomen surrounding member. The abdomen surrounding member is secured in an engaging position and a base ...