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Knee-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Knee brace having electromagnetic stimulators for continual electro-acupunctural stimulation; in vivo and in situ tissue ...
September 14, 2017 - N°20170259058

An acupuncture stimulation system comprises a skin overlaying component and a strap having hook-and-loop fastener material, the strap can be wrapped around the skin overlaying component to snugly secure a portion of the system. The skin overlaying component includes: a first electromagnetic form for providing electromagnetic stimulation to a first acupuncture point “spleen 10”, a second electromagnetic ...
Knee joint prosthesis and related method
Aesculap Ag
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258599

The present invention provides a uni-compartmental knee joint prosthesis (1) which includes a tibial component (2) and a femoral component (3). The tibial component (2) has a fixation portion (10) adapted to be fixed to an upper end of a prepared tibia (t) in a patient, and a bearing portion (30) presenting an articulation surface (32) formed from a ceramic material, wherein the bearing portion (30) is adapted ...
Advanced methods of modeling knee joint kinematics and designing surgical repair systems
Conformis, Inc.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258598

Various embodiments of selecting and/or designing one or more aspects of patient-adapted surgical repair systems based, at least in part, on implementation of patient-adapted biomotion simulation models are disclosed herein.
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Cruciate replacing artificial knee
Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc., (d/b/a Amti)
September 07, 2017 - N°20170252173

A prosthetic knee with an artificial acl/pcl. The prosthetic knee includes a femoral component and a tibial component. The artificial acl/pcl connects the femoral component and the tibial component and includes an anterior cruciate ligament portion connecting an anterior anchor point on the tibial component to a posterior anchor point on the femoral component, and a posterior cruciate ...
Full ceramic knee joint prosthesis having porous rear face facing the bone
Ceram Tec Gmbh
September 07, 2017 - N°20170252168

The invention relates to a knee joint prosthesis comprising a femoral component (1) and a tibial component (2), each having a front face constituting the joint and a rear face (4) facing the bone, and a polyethylene (pe) liner (3). In order to allow the knee joint prosthesis to be implanted without metal and without cement, the femoral component (1) and the tibial component (2) consist ...
Systems and methods for providing alignment in total knee arthroplasty
Arthromeda, Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170252050

Systems and methods for providing alignment in total knee arthroplasty operations are provided herein. The systems and methods generally include a plurality of sensors coupled to a patient's bones or other surgical tools, the sensors detect their position and orientation in space and communicate this information to a processor. The processor can utilize the information to display data to a ...
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Total knee replacement implant based on normal anatomy and kinematics
New York University
August 17, 2017 - N°20170231772

A total knee replacement whose bearing surfaces are derived from an anatomically representative femur and a modified baseline tibial surface. The contacting femoral and tibial bearing surfaces comprise the inter-codylar as well as condylar regions.
Joint degeneration grading method and system
New York University
August 17, 2017 - N°20170231552

This disclosure relates to a method and system for diagnosing the extent of degeneration of a knee joint, and determining a suitable prosthesis for use in knee arthroplasty as indicated by the extent of joint degeneration. According to the disclosure there is provided a method of determining a corrective surgical procedure for the treatment of degeneration of a joint, including ...
Health appliance and method of using same
New York University
August 03, 2017 - N°20170216124

Provide is a health appliance and a method using the same which achieve active and appropriate assistance of bending of a knee joint. The health appliance, which allows a user lying or seated to move their knee joint while supporting the knee joint, includes a support 1 which is a triangular prism having one side surfaces as a bottom surface 11, and ...
Osteoclast inhibitors for knee conditions
Antecip Bioventures Ii Llc
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209469

Oral, parenteral, and intravenous dosage forms of osteoclast inhibitors, such as neridronic acid, can be used to treat or alleviate pain or related conditions, such as knee pain.
Ultrasonic probe
Olympus Corporation
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209168

An ultrasonic probe includes a probe main body section to which the ultrasonic vibration is transmitted from its proximal end to its distal end; a curving section which is bent relative to the probe main body section; and a treating section which is continuous with a distal portion of the curving section to treat the knee joint. The curving section ...
Horseman-securing device, saddle, and saddle-securing device for preventing a horseman from falling off a four-legged ...
Daidalos Solutions B.v.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170197818

A horseman-securing device is configured in order to prevent a horseman sitting on the back of a four-legged animal from falling off, or being able to fall off the animal. It comprises securing device by means of which the horseman, in use, is releasably secured to the animal. The securing device is configured to secure the horseman secured to the ...
Knee joint orthosis
Daidalos Solutions B.v.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196721

A knee joint protecting device includes a thigh frame connected to a shank frame by a connection structure, which includes an adjustment mechanism and a connection hinge. The thigh frame is rotatable around a first axis using the adjustment mechanism to perform a first rotation about the shank frame within a first position and a second position. When the thigh ...
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Systems and methods for measuring performance parameters related to artificial orthopedic joints
Mirus Llc
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196507

A joint monitoring system for measuring performance parameters associated with an orthopedic articular joint comprises a force sensing module and an inertial measurement units. The sensing module comprises a housing that engages with the joint articular surface having a medial portion and a lateral portion. The sensing module also includes a first and second set of sensors disposed within the ...
Elastic brace assembly and methods of use
The Lonnie And Shannon Paulos Trust (as Amended And Restated) F/k/a The James Dizikis Trust
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189218

Example embodiments of the brace assembly utilize an elastic cross strap attached to mounting facilities about a joint to provide progressive resistance to the extension, flexion or other movement of body parts about the joint. In some embodiments for a knee joint, the brace assembly provides a progressive resisting force to resist hyperextension of the knee. Some embodiments of the ...
Swimming assistance apparatus
The Lonnie And Shannon Paulos Trust (as Amended And Restated) F/k/a The James Dizikis Trust
June 29, 2017 - N°20170182364

Provided is a swimming assistance apparatus, which is worn on a user's both feet to provide the user with buoyancy, such that the user can float on water and swim in a good swimming style while repeatedly moving the waist from side to side like a fish, thereby reinforcing the user's waist muscles. Persons who have knee joint arthralgia or ...
Knee implant methods and systems
P Tech, Llc
June 29, 2017 - N°20170181799

The disclosure includes a method for providing prosthetic implants for a total knee replacement procedure. This method includes receiving data representative of a knee joint of a patient and determining anatomical parameters from the received data. The method also includes creating a graphical model of the knee joint based on the determined anatomical parameters, and providing a femoral component of ...
Apparatus for treating knee abnormalities
Platinum Innovations, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172839

A method of treating knee abnormalities includes securing the portion of the leg above the knee to a stationary object and securing the portion of the leg below the knee to a movable support. A force is applied to the movable support to stretch the knee joint. Apparatus for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
Method and system for processing a defeathered whole leg poultry product
Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.v.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172165

The invention pertains to a method for processing a defeathered whole leg poultry product, wherein the method comprises the following steps: —providing a leg product which comprises: —a thigh, —a drumstick, —a knee joint, —while the leg product is suspended from a carrier of a conveyor, making a transverse cut at the knee joint, which ...
Prosthetic knee joint with buffering and braking effects
Pro Limb International Corp.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165086

A prosthetic knee joint with buffering and braking effects has an upper connecting base, a linking assembly, a braking assembly, and a lower connecting base. The upper connecting base has two extending lugs and an accommodating recess. The linking assembly has two linking arms respectively and pivotally connected to the upper connecting base. The braking assembly has a braking arm ...
Posterior-stabilized total knee prosthesis
Zimmer, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165079

In an orthopaedic knee joint prosthesis, an intercondylar fossa of a femoral component cooperates with a spine formed in a tibial component to reproduce the screw home mechanism of a natural knee. When the femoral component and tibial component are positioned to correspond with slight flexion of the knee, the components are mutually rotationally locked against internal or external rotation. ...
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