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Title:
ELASTIC MATERIAL FOR COMPRESSION BRACE AND THE LIKE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2005342500
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide an elastic compression brace with an enough structural strength and integrity to offer a certain level of compression support, while it dissipates heat during it is used.

An elastic panel 310 includes channels 312 provided on at least one side, and apertures 314 therethrough, the apertures are disposed in the channels. The channels may intersect to produce a network of flow paths for heat and sweat transfer, or may comprise nonintersecting channels that establish a directional flow path. In another embodiment, the channels define a plurality of protrusions, such as circular protrusions 332 or rectangular protrusions 342. The elastic panel is preferably formed by compressing a sheet of closed cell foam between a pair of oppositely disposed, heated plates 410 and 420, wherein one of the plates includes a plurality of pins 422, and the other of the plates includes apertures 414 adapted to receive the pins. One or both of the plates includes protrusions 412 for forming the channels.


Inventors:
CHUANG JONATHON
CHIANG JACKSON
Application Number:
JP2005115169A
Publication Date:
December 15, 2005
Filing Date:
April 12, 2005
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
POINTIQUE INTERNATL LTD
International Classes:
A41D13/06; A41D13/08; A61F5/01; A61F5/02; A61F13/00; A61F13/06; A61F13/08; A61F13/10; B29C44/56; B29C67/20; A41D13/00; B32B1/08; B32B3/06; B32B3/30; B32B5/04; B32B5/18; B32B5/32; B32B25/04; B29K9/00; (IPC1-7): A61F5/02; B29C67/20
Domestic Patent References:
JP2003033378A2003-02-04
JP2004098356A2004-04-02
JPH01141040A1989-06-02
JP2000186165A2000-07-04
JPH10501195A1998-02-03
JPS5853606U1983-04-12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Shigeru Inaba