Head immobilizer

CAFC
  • US 6,170,486 B1
  • Filed: 04/30/1998
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A head immobilizer system for holding a patient'"'"'s head firmly to a backboard, the system comprising:

  • a head support cushion for elevating a patient'"'"'s head by at least one centimeter;

    means on a lower surface of the support cushion for attaching the support cushion to a back support board;

    a region of hook in loop fastening material on an upper surface of the support cushion;

    two head support blocks for supporting a left side and a right side of a patient'"'"'s head leaving a patient'"'"'s ears uncovered, a layer of hook in loop fastening material on each head support block, complementary to the hook in loop fastening material on the upper surface of the support cushion, for repositionably attaching the blocks to the support cushion; and

    a strap for further immobilizing a patient'"'"'s head by extending from an upper end of a first head support block across a patient'"'"'s forehead to an upper end of a second head support block, the strap bearing hook in loop fastening material complementary to hook in loop fastening material on the upper ends of the head support blocks for affixing the strap to the blocks.

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