US 9,808,649 B2
Immobilization system to support an in vivo medical device
Richard David Helmig, Hawthorne, FL (US); and John Scott Wheeler, Bel Air, MD (US)
Assigned to MEDICAL TOOL & TECHNOLOGY, LLC, Hawthorne, FL (US)
Filed by Medical Tool & Technology, LLC, Hawthorne, FL (US)
Filed on Jan. 6, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/399,805.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/387,833, filed on Jan. 7, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0197092 A1, Jul. 13, 2017
Int. Cl. A61N 5/10 (2006.01); A61F 5/37 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 5/10 (2013.01) [A61F 5/3776 (2013.01); A61N 5/1016 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1012 (2013.01); A61N 2005/1097 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An immobilization system comprising:
a bracket, adapted to secure a medical device placed within a cavity in a body where some part of the medical device extends to an outside of the cavity, the bracket comprising,
a plate having an anterior end and a posterior end,
a channel wall on the plate that defines a receiver,
a slot within the channel wall through which the part of the medical device extending from the cavity passes into the receiver,
a bore through the channel wall that leads into the receiver,
a brace operably connected to the bore, where the brace is configured to advance through the bore and into the receiver to contact and hold the medical device therein,
a first connector at the anterior end of the plate and a second connector at the posterior end of the plate; and
a strap apparatus, adapted to attach around the body, to secure the bracket to the outside of the body cavity.