US 10,376,417 B2
Head trauma bandage cap and method
Michelle Cumming, Carmel, CA (US); Mitchell Kastros, Carmel, CA (US); Marc Etchells, Westhampton, MA (US); and Paul E Lentz, III, Manchester, NH (US)
Assigned to First Responder Solutions, LLC, Carmel, CA (US)
Filed by First Responder Solutions, LLC, Carmel, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/789,569.
Application 14/789,569 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/560,410, filed on Jul. 27, 2012, granted, now 9,149,393, issued on Oct. 6, 2015.
Application 13/560,410 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/807,288, filed on Sep. 1, 2010, granted, now 8,262,601, issued on Sep. 11, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2017/0000651 A1, Jan. 5, 2017
Prior Publication US 2019/0209381 A9, Jul. 11, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 13/00 (2006.01); A61F 13/02 (2006.01); A61F 13/12 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 13/00038 (2013.01) [A61F 13/00017 (2013.01); A61F 13/00029 (2013.01); A61F 13/00042 (2013.01); A61F 13/00046 (2013.01); A61F 13/00051 (2013.01); A61F 13/0286 (2013.01); A61F 13/12 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A head trauma bandage cap comprising:
a. a flexible cap made of
i. an exterior flexible weather resistant or waterproof material with periphery edges, top and sides defining ear observation openings cut out and adapted to be positioned proximate a patient's ears to enable caregivers to observe any fluid discharge from the patient's ears and variably secured together with a strapping system in a manner so that the ear observation openings may be varied in size as the strapping system is varied in position, and an opening sized to fit about and cover a forehead/crown, sides, and back of the patient's head; and
ii. an interior made of absorbent materials that has a non-adherent wound contact surface, with enough flex when placed on the patient to apply minimal pressure to the patient's head to control bleeding without aggravating intracranial pressure and can be hydrated and chilled or frozen to provide an extended duration cooling device; and
b. a stretch and recovery chin strap part of the strapping system allows conformity and flexibility around contours of the face with releasable fasteners affixed to the periphery edges of the flexible cap and structured to secure the chin strap about the patient's chin to removably secure the flexible cap to the patient's head in a manner to apply minimal pressure to control bleeding without aggravating intracranial pressure in one mode, and loosened and re-attached in another mode to prevent circulation restriction and avoid aggravating intracranial pressure.