US20040194266A1 - Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system - Google Patents

Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20040194266A1
US20040194266A1 US10/642,915 US64291503A US2004194266A1 US 20040194266 A1 US20040194266 A1 US 20040194266A1 US 64291503 A US64291503 A US 64291503A US 2004194266 A1 US2004194266 A1 US 2004194266A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
treatment fluid
fluid dispensing
layer
apparatus according
treatment
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Abandoned
Application number
US10/642,915
Inventor
Linda Carter
Original Assignee
Carter Linda A.
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US40444402P priority Critical
Application filed by Carter Linda A. filed Critical Carter Linda A.
Priority to US10/642,915 priority patent/US20040194266A1/en
Publication of US20040194266A1 publication Critical patent/US20040194266A1/en
Priority claimed from US11/146,805 external-priority patent/US20050228328A1/en
Application status is Abandoned legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches
    • A41D13/12Surgeons' or patients' gowns or dresses
    • A41D13/1236Patients' garments
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches
    • A41D13/12Surgeons' or patients' gowns or dresses
    • A41D13/1236Patients' garments
    • A41D13/1263Suits
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41BSHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS
    • A41B2400/00Functions or special features of underwear, baby linen or handkerchiefs
    • A41B2400/32Therapeutic use

Abstract

A treatment fluid dispensing apparatus comprises a fluid impervious layer and an overlying treatment fluid dispensing layer. The fluid treatment dispensing layer comprises a finely woven fabric formed from natural or synthetic fibers which normally retains the treatment fluid and which dispensing the treatment fluid responsive to pressure and/or body temperature. The treatment fluid dispensing layer is configured to dispense treatment fluid to areas of the human body over a prolonged period of time.

Description

    BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • As is well known, burn and sunburn damage to the skin is often treated by the application of treatment fluids. As used herein, the term fluid includes liquids, gels, lotions, creams, and all other non-solid flowable materials. The term treatment fluids includes over-the-counter preparations and also includes preparations prescribed by doctors for the treatment of more serious burn or sunburn damage. [0001]
  • Treatment fluids almost always require continuous application in order to achieve maximum benefit. However, the daily activities of most people preclude the continuous application of treatment fluids which results either in ineffective treatment or the requirement for frequent re-application of the treatment fluid being used. [0002]
  • The present invention relates to the continuous application of treatment fluids to all or portions of the human body which overcomes the foregoing and other problems which have long since characterized the prior art. In accordance with the broader aspects of the invention, there is provided a two layer structure, including a first fluid impervious layer which retains a treatment fluid and a second layer formed from a fine mesh of either natural or synthetic fibers which normally retains the treatment fluid but which releases the treatment fluid upon the application of pressure and/or body temperature. The treatment fluid dispensing layer may be subdivided in accordance with predetermined patterns better to control the release of treatment fluid therethrough. [0003]
  • In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a full body treatment suit adapted to cover the entire torso, arms, and legs of a person being treated for burn, sunburn related skin damage, or cellulite treatment. Depending on the nature of the injury, condition, or problem being treated, selected portions of the full body treatment suit can be removed by cutting. Alternatively, the full body treatment suit may comprise a plurality of sections which are selectively joined together by conventional fasteners such as hook-and-loop type fasteners, snaps, buttons, zippers, etc. The full body treatment suit may comprise a fluid dispensing layer comprising a plurality of predetermined patterns which are aligned with particular sections of the body. [0004]
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • A more complete understanding of the present invention may be had by reference to the following Detailed Description when taken in connection with the accompanying Drawings, wherein: [0005]
  • FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic illustration of the invention. [0006]
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Referring now to the Drawing, there is shown an apparatus for applying treatment fluids to the human body [0007] 10 comprising the present invention. The apparatus 10 comprises a full body suit or covering which covers the torso, arms, and legs of a person receiving treatment. The apparatus 10 includes a fluid impervious layer (not shown) and a skin engaging fluid dispensing layer 12. The layer 12 is formed from finely woven natural or synthetic fibers, and is configured to normally retain a treatment fluid therein and to cause treatment fluid to flow therethrough upon the application of pressure and/or body temperature.
  • The treatment fluid dispensing layer [0008] 12 may assume a wide variety of configurations. For example, the layer 12 may comprise spaced, parallel transversely extending sections 14; or spaced, parallel longitudinally extending sections 16; or spaced, parallel angularly extending sections 18. Portions of the treatment fluid dispensing layer 12 may comprise a generally open configuration which is secured to the overlying fluid impervious layer by a plurality of connection points as shown at 20 and 22. The treatment fluid dispensing layer 12 may also comprise large individual sections 24 or small individual sections 26 configured to dispense smaller amounts of treatment fluid. Another option is to configure the treatment fluid dispensing layer 12 in a checkerboard pattern 28 which affords precise control over the dispensing of treatment through the treatment fluid dispensing layer 12. The treatment fluid dispenser layer may also comprise a very fine mesh 30. As will be appreciated by those skilled in the art, the treatment fluid dispensing layer 12 may be configured in a wide variety of configurations depending upon the requirements of particular applications of the invention.
  • In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the treatment fluid dispensing apparatus [0009] 10 is supplied in a full body configuration which covers the torso, legs, and arms of the person being treated. Depending upon the requirements of particular applications of the invention, the suit or covering comprising the apparatus 10 may be cut below the knee as indicated by the line 32, above the knee as indicated by the line 34, at mid-thigh as indicated by the line 36, at the intersection of the leg and torso as indicated by the line 38, below the elbow as indicated by the line 40, above the elbow as indicated by the line 42, below the shoulder as indicated by the line 44, or at the shoulder as indicated by the line 46. The suit or covering comprising the apparatus 10 may also be separated at the waist as indicated by the line 48 thereby providing upper and lower body components.
  • In accordance with another embodiment of the invention, the suit or covering comprising the apparatus [0010] 10 is supplied in a plurality of components, such as lower leg components, an upper leg/lower torso component, an upper torso component, and arm components. If so supplied, the components comprising the apparatus 10 are adapted for connection by conventional fasteners such as hook-and-loop type fasteners, snaps, buttons, zippers, etc.
  • It will therefore be understood that the present invention comprises a structure which extends across the entire body of an individual or one or more selected portions thereof to effect the application of treatment fluids thereto. A treatment fluid dispensing layer normally retains the treatment fluid to be applied, but responds to the application of pressure and/or body temperature to dispense the treatment fluid in controlled amounts. In this manner the treatment fluid is applied over an extended period of time. [0011]
  • The suit or covering comprising the apparatus [0012] 10 is designed in such manner so that an individual can wear the lightweight apparatus comfortably under his/her clothing. Thus, a person with a sun burn can be treated with sun burn medication dispensed through the treatment fluid dispensing layer 12 without staining his/her clothing. This apparatus also has a beneficial use of minimizing the appearance of cellulite on an individual's leg, arm, buttocks, etc.
  • In the case of severely burned patients, the present invention can also take the form of a sheet which is laid over the burned portions of the patient's body. The invention can also take the form of poncho-like construction having a hole for receiving the head of the patient and thereafter engaging the chest, back, and arms of the patient. The invention can also take the form of a mask-like covering for the face of the patient. [0013]
  • Although preferred embodiments of the invention have been illustrated in the accompanying Drawings and described in the foregoing Detailed Description, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to the embodiments disclosed, but is capable of numerous rearrangements, modifications, and substitutions of parts and elements without departing from the spirit of the invention. [0014]

Claims (12)

1. An apparatus for applying treatment fluids to the human body comprising:
a first fluid impervious layer; and
a treatment fluid dispensing layer secured to and overlying the fluid impervious layer;
the treatment fluid dispensing layer comprising a finely woven fabric which normally retains the treatment fluid and which dispenses the treatment fluid in response to pressure and/or body temperature.
2. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 1 having the configuration of the human torso, arms, and legs.
3. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 2 further comprising lower leg components, and upper leg/lower torso component, and upper torso component, and arm components and wherein the components comprising the treatment fluid dispensing apparatus are interconnected by fasteners.
4. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 3 wherein the fasteners are selected from the group consisting of hook-and-loop type fasteners, snaps, buttons, and zippers.
5. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 1 wherein the treatment fluid dispensing layer comprises a plurality of configurations each aligned with a predetermined section of the human body.
6. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 5 wherein at least one of the configurations comprising the treatment fluid dispensing layer includes spaced, parallel transversely extending sections.
7. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 5 wherein at least one of the configurations comprising the treatment fluid dispensing layer includes spaced, parallel longitudinally extending sections.
8. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 5 wherein at least one of the configurations comprising the treatment fluid dispensing layer includes spaced, parallel angularly extending sections.
9. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 5 wherein at least one of the configurations comprising the treatment fluid dispensing layer includes checkerboard pattern sections.
10. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 5 wherein at least one of the configurations comprising the treatment fluid dispensing layer includes a very find mesh configuration.
11. The treatment fluid dispensing apparatus according to claim 1 wherein the treatment fluid dispensing layer comprises a generally open configuration which is secured to the underlying fluid impervious layer by a plurality of connection points.
12. An apparatus for applying treatment fluids to the human body comprising:
a first fluid impervious layer; and
a treatment fluid dispensing layer secured to and overlying the fluid impervious layer;
the treatment fluid dispensing layer comprising a finely woven fabric which normally retains the treatment fluid and which dispenses the treatment fluid in response to pressure and/or body temperature;
treatment fluid dispensing apparatus having the configuration of the human torso, arms, and legs, and comprising a plurality of configurations each aligned with a predetermined section of the human body.
US10/642,915 2002-08-19 2003-08-18 Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system Abandoned US20040194266A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US40444402P true 2002-08-19 2002-08-19
US10/642,915 US20040194266A1 (en) 2002-08-19 2003-08-18 Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system

Applications Claiming Priority (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US10/642,915 US20040194266A1 (en) 2002-08-19 2003-08-18 Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system
US11/146,805 US20050228328A1 (en) 2002-08-19 2005-06-07 Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system

Related Child Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11/146,805 Continuation-In-Part US20050228328A1 (en) 2002-08-19 2005-06-07 Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20040194266A1 true US20040194266A1 (en) 2004-10-07

Family

ID=33100971

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US10/642,915 Abandoned US20040194266A1 (en) 2002-08-19 2003-08-18 Burn, sunburn, and cellulite treatment system

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US20040194266A1 (en)

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO2007020380A1 (en) * 2005-08-13 2007-02-22 Medlock Medical Ltd Medical treatment garment

Citations (37)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US36120A (en) * 1862-08-05 Improvement in cutters for sugar-cane, sorghum
US2010345A (en) * 1934-07-10 1935-08-06 Brewster Henry Garment
US3998209A (en) * 1975-12-16 1976-12-21 Macvaugh Gilbert S Snoring deconditioning system and method
US4122554A (en) * 1977-03-28 1978-10-31 Stager Phyllis H Disposable cosmetic glove
US4803075A (en) * 1986-06-25 1989-02-07 Collagen Corporation Injectable implant composition having improved intrudability
US4830008A (en) * 1987-04-24 1989-05-16 Meer Jeffrey A Method and system for treatment of sleep apnea
US4978323A (en) * 1989-08-10 1990-12-18 George Freedman System and method for preventing closure of passageways
US5046512A (en) * 1989-03-10 1991-09-10 Murchie John A Method and apparatus for treatment of snoring
US5052409A (en) * 1989-05-08 1991-10-01 Tepper Harry W Oral appliance for tongue thrust correction
US5133354A (en) * 1990-11-08 1992-07-28 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for improving muscle tone
US5178156A (en) * 1989-06-20 1993-01-12 Chest Corporation Apnea preventive stimulating device
US5190053A (en) * 1991-02-28 1993-03-02 Jeffrey A. Meer, Revocable Living Trust Method and apparatus for electrical sublingual stimulation
US5205382A (en) * 1990-10-09 1993-04-27 The B. F. Goodrich Company Aircraft brake
US5258028A (en) * 1988-12-12 1993-11-02 Ersek Robert A Textured micro implants
US5281219A (en) * 1990-11-23 1994-01-25 Medtronic, Inc. Multiple stimulation electrodes
US5284161A (en) * 1992-11-12 1994-02-08 Karell Manuel L Snopper-the snoring stopper anti-snoring mouth device
US5451406A (en) * 1994-07-14 1995-09-19 Advanced Uroscience, Inc. Tissue injectable composition and method of use
US5456662A (en) * 1993-02-02 1995-10-10 Edwards; Stuart D. Method for reducing snoring by RF ablation of the uvula
US5514131A (en) * 1992-08-12 1996-05-07 Stuart D. Edwards Method for the ablation treatment of the uvula
US5540733A (en) * 1994-09-21 1996-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea
US5582184A (en) * 1993-10-13 1996-12-10 Integ Incorporated Interstitial fluid collection and constituent measurement
US5591216A (en) * 1995-05-19 1997-01-07 Medtronic, Inc. Method for treatment of sleep apnea by electrical stimulation
US5674191A (en) * 1994-05-09 1997-10-07 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Ablation apparatus and system for removal of soft palate tissue
US5699377A (en) * 1996-04-30 1997-12-16 E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. Narrow linewidth, stabilized semiconductor laser source
US5792478A (en) * 1996-07-08 1998-08-11 Advanced Uro Science Tissue injectable composition and method of use
US5792067A (en) * 1995-11-21 1998-08-11 Karell; Manuel L. Apparatus and method for mitigating sleep and other disorders through electromuscular stimulation
US5843021A (en) * 1994-05-09 1998-12-01 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Cell necrosis apparatus
US5897579A (en) * 1994-09-15 1999-04-27 Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Method of relieving airway obstruction in patients with bilateral vocal impairment
US5922006A (en) * 1996-08-12 1999-07-13 Sugerman; Joseph H. Nasal appliance
US5983136A (en) * 1996-09-17 1999-11-09 Deka Products Limited Partnership System for delivery of drugs by transport
US20010025642A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2001-10-04 Pi Medical, Inc. Permanent snoring implant
US20020035994A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2002-03-28 Pi Medical, Inc. Lateral stiffening snoring treatment
US20020056462A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2002-05-16 Pi Medical, Inc. Braided implant for snoring treatment
US20020108618A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2002-08-15 Pi Medical Needle with pre-loaded implant for snoring treatment
US6439238B1 (en) * 2000-06-30 2002-08-27 Pi Medical, Inc. Snoring diagnostic and treatment
US20040199045A1 (en) * 2000-08-10 2004-10-07 Restore Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus to treat conditions of the naso-pharyngeal area
US6927316B1 (en) * 1999-08-11 2005-08-09 Medical Products, Inc. Thermal treatment garment and method of thermally treating body portions

Patent Citations (39)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US36120A (en) * 1862-08-05 Improvement in cutters for sugar-cane, sorghum
US2010345A (en) * 1934-07-10 1935-08-06 Brewster Henry Garment
US3998209A (en) * 1975-12-16 1976-12-21 Macvaugh Gilbert S Snoring deconditioning system and method
US4122554A (en) * 1977-03-28 1978-10-31 Stager Phyllis H Disposable cosmetic glove
US4803075A (en) * 1986-06-25 1989-02-07 Collagen Corporation Injectable implant composition having improved intrudability
US4830008A (en) * 1987-04-24 1989-05-16 Meer Jeffrey A Method and system for treatment of sleep apnea
US5258028A (en) * 1988-12-12 1993-11-02 Ersek Robert A Textured micro implants
US5046512A (en) * 1989-03-10 1991-09-10 Murchie John A Method and apparatus for treatment of snoring
US5052409A (en) * 1989-05-08 1991-10-01 Tepper Harry W Oral appliance for tongue thrust correction
US5178156A (en) * 1989-06-20 1993-01-12 Chest Corporation Apnea preventive stimulating device
US4978323A (en) * 1989-08-10 1990-12-18 George Freedman System and method for preventing closure of passageways
US5205382A (en) * 1990-10-09 1993-04-27 The B. F. Goodrich Company Aircraft brake
US5133354A (en) * 1990-11-08 1992-07-28 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for improving muscle tone
US5281219A (en) * 1990-11-23 1994-01-25 Medtronic, Inc. Multiple stimulation electrodes
US5190053A (en) * 1991-02-28 1993-03-02 Jeffrey A. Meer, Revocable Living Trust Method and apparatus for electrical sublingual stimulation
US5514131A (en) * 1992-08-12 1996-05-07 Stuart D. Edwards Method for the ablation treatment of the uvula
US5718702A (en) * 1992-08-12 1998-02-17 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Uvula, tonsil, adenoid and sinus tissue treatment device and method
US5284161A (en) * 1992-11-12 1994-02-08 Karell Manuel L Snopper-the snoring stopper anti-snoring mouth device
US5456662A (en) * 1993-02-02 1995-10-10 Edwards; Stuart D. Method for reducing snoring by RF ablation of the uvula
US5582184A (en) * 1993-10-13 1996-12-10 Integ Incorporated Interstitial fluid collection and constituent measurement
US5674191A (en) * 1994-05-09 1997-10-07 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Ablation apparatus and system for removal of soft palate tissue
US5843021A (en) * 1994-05-09 1998-12-01 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Cell necrosis apparatus
US5451406A (en) * 1994-07-14 1995-09-19 Advanced Uroscience, Inc. Tissue injectable composition and method of use
US5897579A (en) * 1994-09-15 1999-04-27 Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Method of relieving airway obstruction in patients with bilateral vocal impairment
US5540733A (en) * 1994-09-21 1996-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea
US5591216A (en) * 1995-05-19 1997-01-07 Medtronic, Inc. Method for treatment of sleep apnea by electrical stimulation
US5792067A (en) * 1995-11-21 1998-08-11 Karell; Manuel L. Apparatus and method for mitigating sleep and other disorders through electromuscular stimulation
US5699377A (en) * 1996-04-30 1997-12-16 E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. Narrow linewidth, stabilized semiconductor laser source
US5792478A (en) * 1996-07-08 1998-08-11 Advanced Uro Science Tissue injectable composition and method of use
US5922006A (en) * 1996-08-12 1999-07-13 Sugerman; Joseph H. Nasal appliance
US5983136A (en) * 1996-09-17 1999-11-09 Deka Products Limited Partnership System for delivery of drugs by transport
US6927316B1 (en) * 1999-08-11 2005-08-09 Medical Products, Inc. Thermal treatment garment and method of thermally treating body portions
US20010025642A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2001-10-04 Pi Medical, Inc. Permanent snoring implant
US20020035994A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2002-03-28 Pi Medical, Inc. Lateral stiffening snoring treatment
US20020056462A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2002-05-16 Pi Medical, Inc. Braided implant for snoring treatment
US20020108618A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2002-08-15 Pi Medical Needle with pre-loaded implant for snoring treatment
US20010044587A1 (en) * 1999-09-17 2001-11-22 Pi Medical, Inc. Stiff snoring implant
US6439238B1 (en) * 2000-06-30 2002-08-27 Pi Medical, Inc. Snoring diagnostic and treatment
US20040199045A1 (en) * 2000-08-10 2004-10-07 Restore Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus to treat conditions of the naso-pharyngeal area

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO2007020380A1 (en) * 2005-08-13 2007-02-22 Medlock Medical Ltd Medical treatment garment
EP2218345A1 (en) * 2005-08-13 2010-08-18 Medlock Medical Limited Medical treatment garment

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3490072A (en) Medical patient's gown
US3348236A (en) Fluid ventilated suit
US5564123A (en) Single piece upper garment for the physically challenged
US6007501A (en) Therapeutic massaging apparatus
US5108385A (en) Diaper with disposable insert and reusable cover
AU2003223554B2 (en) Patient comfort apparatus and system
US5736213A (en) Lotion applicatior and massaging device
US4936840A (en) Method of reducing fastener irritation and waist droop in a disposable diaper
JP3033833B2 (en) Pants-type disposable wearing article
FI87984B (en) Icke-spaerrbildande, vaetsketaett bottenark sammansatt with the construction of devices for absorbing Foer absorbing apparatus in Science
US5333623A (en) Back traction device for use with chairs
USRE28483E (en) Sanitary garment for incontinent persons
US5157789A (en) Hip protective hospital garment
KR0140994B1 (en) Fastening system for disposable diaper with disposability feature
US5603123A (en) Invalid garment and method for making the same
US20080217369A1 (en) Band With Hidden Pocket
US6643870B2 (en) Blanket
US6500200B1 (en) Heat exchanger garment
US5611087A (en) Separable garment
US2798489A (en) Protective garment
US5097535A (en) Garment for use in health care situations
US6574800B1 (en) Garments for support, concealment, and accessibility of medical drainage apparatus
US4372301A (en) Arm sling
US4914756A (en) Article of clothing for the handicapped
US5558628A (en) Adjustable hip and knee orthosis