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623 - Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
623033000 Socket holder 142
623053000 Foot 66
623039000 Knee 39
623047000 Ankle 24
623032000 Suspender or attachment from natural leg 16
623038000 Adjustable shank or thigh 9
623028000 Extension 1
20080200995Percutaneous implant for limb salvage - A percutaneous implant device is biologically attached to bone and soft tissue of a broken limb or amputated limb without longitudinal or lateral movement. Bone and soft tissue in-growth are promoted. The percutaneous implant device has a bio-compatible metal alloy stem member, having an integral tapered fluted section designed to fit into a taper reamed bone canal. A precisely dimensioned cylindrical central core cooperates with a suture ring and an external extension member, facilitating attachment of the percutaneous implant device to a hand or foot prosthesis. A porous metal outer body having a female taper at one end and the capacity to promote growth of bone and soft tissue, is press fitted on the central core contacting suture ring. The assembled implant is inserted into a taper reamed bone cavity until the male taper-reamed bone free end contacts the female taper. Soft skin is extended over the outer surface of the porous metal outer body and the surrounding suture ring.08-21-2008
623031000 Torso attachment 1
20120259432Above-the-Knee Modular Prosthesis System - An above-the-knee modular prosthetic system contains an outer housing and connector assembly which may both be adjusted to create a custom-like fit for a residual limb. The outer housing contains an inner liner which provides circumference and volume adjustability, while an outer shell adjusts for circumference of a residual limb only. A plurality of additional adjustment components may provide additional customization for the volume, circumference, shape, angle and other physical properties of a residual limb. A connector assembly connects the outer housing to a knee, shank and foot known in the art. The connector assembly contains an upper plate and a lower plate which are adjustably connected to provide adjustments for the angle and position at which a residual limb is connected to a prosthetic limb.10-11-2012
20100049333ASSIST DEVICE - In the assist device, the output of an actuator adjusted so that it becomes lower as a state of charge of a battery exceeds a first threshold value, and also so that it becomes lower as the state of charge of the battery becomes lower. The output of the actuator is controlled on the basis of the state of charge of the battery, so that it is possible to make the agent recognize the change in the state of charge of the battery by changing the output of the actuator, and as a result, to avoid the situation where the agent feels strange with respect to stopping the operation of the assist device following thereto.02-25-2010
20100114330GUIDE MECHANISM AND WALKING ASSIST DEVICE - A guide mechanism 05-06-2010
20080288086Method for Adjusting a Leg Prosthesis and Verifying the Adjustment, and Apparatus for the Measurement of Forces or Moments in a Leg Prosthesis - The invention relates to a method for verifying the adjustment of a prosthetic knee joint that connects a lower leg shaft, to which a prosthetic foot can be fastened, to an upper leg shaft in a manner allowing the lower leg shaft to rotate about a joint axis in order for the prosthetic knee joint to be fastened to an end of the upper leg, the upper leg shaft being movable relative to the joint axis. A knee moment and an axial force that is effective in the lower leg shaft are measured via sensors when the prosthesis is utilized. A resulting force vector with a point of attack on the upper leg shaft is calculated from said variables. The horizontal distance and the position of the resulting force vector relative to the joint axis are also calculated, and a verification is made whether and by how much the resulting force vector lies in front of or behind the joint axis on the sagittal plane. The invention also relates to an apparatus especially for carrying out the inventive method, in which connecting means are mounted on an upper prosthetic joint part so as to be movable on the sagittal plane between said upper part and an upper leg shaft while devices for detecting knee forces or moments are mounted on a terminal adapter or the upper part.11-20-2008
20100030342ENERGY RETURNING PROSTHETIC JOINT - An energy returning prosthetic joint arranged for use as a knee joint in prosthetic limbs includes a biasing or spring member connected to upper and lower attachment members. The spring member includes a composite material having an energy returning property. A cushion may be provided within the range of curvature of the spring member, or be connected to frame members in order to limit motion of the spring member.02-04-2010
20110125290Reactive Layer Control System for Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices - A variable gain impedance controller for use in a control system for controlling a motorized prosthetic or orthotic apparatus provided with a joint The controller comprises a sensor input for receiving a signal indicative of an interaction between the apparatus and the ground, a torque sensor input for receiving a signal indicative of the torque at the joint and a variable gain scheduler in communication with the sensor input so as to receive data therefrom thereby providing a variable torque gain. The variable gain impedance controller adjusts its control on the apparatus based on the variable torque gain and the indicated torque so as to a) increase the joint resistance to motion when the signal received from the sensor input indicates an interaction between the apparatus and the ground and b) decrease the joint resistance to motion when the signal received from the sensor input indicates an absence of interaction between the apparatus and the ground.05-26-2011
20090299489Combined Active and Passive Leg Prosthesis System and a Method for Performing a Movement With Such a System - A combined active and passive leg prosthesis system is disclosed, and a method of performing a gait cycle by a leg prosthesis system is disclosed, for replacing a missing lower extremity of an individual to perform a gait cycle by the leg prosthesis system and/or the method. In at least one embodiment, the leg prosthesis system includes at least one movable joint, and a disconnectable active drive unit to drive the movable joint and a passive brake unit to brake the movable joint when the drive unit is disconnected.12-03-2009
20110224802SHOCK ABSORBING APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention in one embodiment is a vacuum pump including a compressible elastomeric member with an internal reservoir enclosing a volume of fluid, an outlet port providing fluid communication between the internal reservoir and a fluid sink, and an inlet port providing fluid communication between the internal reservoir and a fluid source. The pump further includes first and second pressure elements coupled to the elastomeric member on opposing sides. At least one of the first and second pressure elements is adapted to apply a longitudinal force along, and a rotational force about, an axis extending through the compressible elastomeric member. Upon the application of a longitudinal compression force to the compressible elastomeric member, fluid flows from the internal reservoir to the fluid sink and upon the application of a longitudinal expansion force, fluid flows from the fluid source to the internal reservoir. Upon the application of a rotational force, the elastomeric member exerts a counter-rotational force.09-15-2011
20090093891Prosthetic limb with replaceable fairing - A prosthetic limb has an outer surface that is a mirror image of an intact limb. The intact limb is scanned and the surface data is manipulated to create a virtual mirror image. The end of the amputated limb is also scanned to obtain socket data. A virtual limb is designed using a computer program based upon the mirror image and end of the amputated limb data. The computer program is also used to design a removable fairing that provides color and texture to the prosthetic limb.04-09-2009
20090222105TRANSFEMORAL PROSTHETIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME - Certain embodiments of the invention relate to increasing the functionality of a transfemoral prosthetic device. In one embodiment, the transfemoral prosthetic device is configured such that the prosthetic knee maintains a load consistent with a healthy knee walking on level ground, while the prosthetic ankle adjusts for the incline or decline. In certain embodiments, adjustments, such as a toe lift function, are automatically performed after about three strides of the transfemoral prosthetic device user and/or when each of the strides has a stride speed of at least about 0.55 meters/second.09-03-2009
20100152864OSSEOINTEGRATED IMPLANT WITH ELECTRICAL STIMULATION - An osseointegrated implant for an amputee includes a surgically implanted post-shaped orthopedic implant rigidly supported by patient bone, wherein the implant protrudes through overlying stump tissue to an external location for suitable attachment to a prosthetic limb or the like. A non-invasive electrical stimulation system provides controlled electrical stimulation at the implant-bone interface for achieving rapid and secure fixation by osseointegration in a significantly reduced rehabilitation time. The electrical stimulation system utilizes at least one and preferably multiple electrodes mounted externally onto the patient in close proximity to the implant-bone interface, with an external portion of the implant providing a second electrode. In one preferred form, the implant comprises a base structure of titanium or titanium alloy or the like, coated with a thin film of a highly conductive substance such as gold for improved electrical conductivity.06-17-2010
20100324699Model-Based Neuromechanical Controller for a Robotic Leg - A model-based neuromechanical controller for a robotic limb having at least one joint includes a finite state machine configured to receive feedback data relating to the state of the robotic limb and to determine the state of the robotic limb, a muscle model processor configured to receive state information from the finite state machine and, using muscle geometry and reflex architecture information and a neuromuscular model, to determine at least one desired joint torque or stiffness command to be sent to the robotic limb, and a joint command processor configured to command the biomimetric torques and stiffnesses determined by the muscle model processor at the robotic limb joint. The feedback data is preferably provided by at least one sensor mounted at each joint of the robotic limb. In a preferred embodiment, the robotic limb is a leg and the finite state machine is synchronized to the leg gait cycle.12-23-2010
20100332001SELF-CLEANING SKIN-LIKE PROSTHETIC POLYMER SURFACES - An external covering and method of making an external covering for hiding the internal endoskeleton of a mechanical (e.g.,prosthetic) device that exhibits skin-like qualities is provided. The external covering generally comprises an internal bulk layer in contact with the endoskeleton of the prosthetic device and an external skin layer disposed about the internal bulk layer. The external skin layer is comprised of a polymer composite with carbon nanotubes embedded therein. The outer surface of the skin layer has multiple cone-shaped projections that provide the external skin layer with superhydrophobicity. The carbon nanotubes are preferably vertically aligned between the inner surface and outer surface of the external skin layer in order to provide the skin layer with the ability to transmit heat. Superhydrophobic powders may optionally be used as part of the polymer composite or applied as a coating to the surface of the skin layer to enhance superhydrophobicity.12-30-2010
20090048686CONTROLLER FOR WALKING ASSISTANCE DEVICE - A walking assistance device (02-19-2009
20080269912ARTIFICIAL LEG - The invention concerns an artificial leg 10-30-2008
20100191347ORTHOPEDIC FLUID DAMPER - The invention relates to an orthopaedic aid, in particular to a prosthesis (07-29-2010
20090292369Device and Method for Decreasing Energy Consumption of a Person by Use of a Lower Extremity Exoskeleton - A lower extremity exoskeleton, configurable to be coupled to a person, includes: leg supports configurable to be coupled to the person's lower limbs and designed to rest on the ground during stance phases, with each leg support having a thigh link and a shank link; two knee joints, each configured to allow flexion and extension between respective shank and thigh links; an exoskeleton trunk configurable to be coupled to the person's upper body, rotatably connectable to the thigh links of the leg supports, allowing for the flexion and extension between the leg supports and the exoskeleton trunk; two hip actuators configured to create torques between the exoskeleton trunk and the leg supports; and at least one power unit capable of providing power to the hip actuators. In use, power is supplied to the hip actuators in an amount to reduce the energy consumed by a user during a walking cycle.11-26-2009
20090292368PROSTHETIC LIMB CONNECTOR - A prosthetic limb connector for connecting a human prosthesis to an artificial base. The connector includes a connection body and a rotatable securing member to retain a portion of the prosthesis to the connection body.11-26-2009
20110307079MULTISCALE INTRA-CORTICAL NEURAL INTERFACE SYSTEM - Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to collect neuro data from an organ, such as a brain. Spikes may be detected using raw neuro data collected from the organ. The spikes may be sorted. Underlying neuronal firing rates may be estimated using the sorted spikes. The neuronal firing rates may be transmitted outside the organ for real time decoding.12-15-2011
20080269913ARTIFICIAL LEG - The invention concerns an artificial leg with an artificial knee and an artificial foot. The artificial leg according to the invention comprises the following features: 10-30-2008
20090299490PROSTHETIC LIMB - A prosthetic limb has an outer surface that is a mirror image of an intact limb or a generic limb design. The intact limb is scanned and the surface data is manipulated to create a virtual mirror image. If generic data is used, the intact leg can be measured and the generic surface can be adjusted so the prosthetic limb appears similar to the intact limb. The end of the amputated limb is also measured to obtain socket data. A knee and foot are incorporated to form a virtual prosthetic limb represented by design data. The design data for the virtual prosthetic limb is forwarded to a rapid prototyping machine that fabricates the entire leg simultaneously. Once completed, the prosthetic limb is shipped to the patient.12-03-2009
20100049332LEG PROSTHESIS - Leg prosthesis including a cylinder with a piston and a piston rod, the piston rod being led out of one end of the cylinder and attached to an outer tube of the prosthesis, with the lower part of the cylinder being attached to an inner tube of the prosthesis. The outer tube and the inner tube may be connected to parts of the leg prosthesis, and the cylinder may contain a pneumatic or hydraulic medium. The inner tube and the outer tube provide a cavity for the arrangement of a torsion device, where the outer tube can rotate in both directions in relation to the inner tube and vice versa. The torsion device includes an elastomer fixed to the outer tube, elastomer supports fixed to the outer tube and an elastomer end stop fixed to the inner tube.02-25-2010
20110238187Linearly Adjustable Device - A linearly adjustable device comprising a main body including at least two body sections each having a longitudinal axis, and a linear actuator. The sections are operatively connected together for linear movement relative to one another in the axial direction. The linear actuator is operatively mounted to the main body for causing the relative axial movement between the body section. The linear actuator includes a drive and a power transmission mechanism operatively connected to the drive. The transmission mechanism includes an elongated threaded member operatively connected to one of the body sections and a cooperating threaded member operatively connected to another of the body sections such that relative rotation between the elongated threaded member and the cooperating threaded member causes relative movement of the body sections,09-29-2011
20110160872Artificial Limb Protection System - Disclosed herein is an artificial limb protection system comprising at least one sheath and optionally, a sealing means. The sealing means may be worn over a jointed body part such as a shoulder or a hip. The sheath may be stretched over a prosthesis and over a substantial portion of the amputation stump. The lower portion of the sealing means is folded over the top portion of the sheath to prevent falling water from coming in contact with the prosthetic.06-30-2011
20120095570Skin-Like Prosthesis Cover Having Substantially Permanently Attached and Releasably Attached Portions - A prosthesis cover for protecting and cosmetically enhancing a prosthetic device. The prosthesis cover includes a flexible stocking portion overlapping with a flexible tubular portion. The flexible tubular portion is configured to be substantially permanently attached to the prosthetic device and to at least partially cover an outer surface of the prosthetic device. The flexible stocking portion is configured to be releasably attached to the flexible tubular portion, to at least partially overlap the flexible tubular portion, and to cover the remainder of the outer surface of the prosthetic device.04-19-2012

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