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


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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 ...
Devices and methods for knee arthroplasty
Orthalign, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196571

The present invention provides, in certain embodiments, a device for positioning and orienting the femoral cutting block. The present invention also provides a device for setting rotation of sagittal resection for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. The present invention further provides methods for setting the rotation of the tibial implant by kinematic measurements.
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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 ...
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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. ...
Artificial knee joint
National University Corporation Ehime University
June 08, 2017 - N°20170156871

The present invention provides an artificial knee joint that can reconstruct an anterior cruciate ligament in a state close to an original function. An artificial knee joint (1) that is used in a total knee replacement includes a femur member (10) and a tibia member (20). The tibia member (20) has a ligament insertion hole (20h) which pierces the tibia member (20) and which is ...
Low profile patient specific cutting blocks for a knee joint
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170156742

A low profile patient specific cutting block for a knee includes a plurality of bone interfacing portions and a cutting slot. The plurality of bone interfacing portions are configured to overlie portions of an end of a bone. The bone interfacing portions each have a surface that is generally a negative of the portion of the bone that the respective ...
Customized surgical cutting guide for total knee replacement and method for making thereof
Shanghai Xinjian Medical Co., Ltd.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170156741

A customized surgical cutting guide mounted on a femur for tkr comprises a base having a plurality of cylinders located thereon, a pair of arms branching from a top of the base and each having a column located at a tip thereof, and a convex portion protruding from a bottom of the base and abutting against a corresponding portion of ...
Cut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems
Zimmer, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170156736

Tibial prosthesis systems for implantation or use in a knee joint are disclosed. A tibial prosthesis system for implantation on a resected tibia can include a bearing component, a base component, and a shim component. The insertion of the shim component can provide spacing adjustment between the bearing and base components. The shim component can have a generally uniform height ...
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Instrument for artificial knee joint replacement surgery, and instrument unit for artificial knee joint replacement ...
Kyocera Medical Corporation
June 01, 2017 - N°20170151031

The instrument for artificial knee joint replacement surgery includes a holding mechanism that includes a holding portion having a contact portion to be brought into contact with a contact target of a patient on whom artificial knee joint replacement surgery is to be performed and that holds the patient in a state in which the contact portion is in contact ...
Exercise device
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170144016

An exercise device featuring a pair of knee joints, each pivotally coupled to a pair of “calf” linkages having foot pedals at their opposite lower end that support low impact user-defined natural exercise gait patterns. The knee pivots joints are supported and directed to travel by linkage and/or carriage systems that operate substantially below the ...
Adjustable brace assembly and methods of use
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143527

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 ...
Acl accommodating tibial design
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143497

Surgical methods and tibial implants for accommodating the anterior cruciate ligament during unicompartmental or bi-unicompartmental knee arthroplasty procedures.
Spacer block
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143324

A knee arthroplasty system for use in a patient's knee joint comprises a spacer block instrument including a base portion, a tibial component extending from the base portion and configured for placement against a tibia, and a femoral component configured for placement against a femur. The femoral component is rotatably coupled to the tibial component. The system further includes one ...
Knee flexion and extension therapy device and method of use
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128775

A portable exercise apparatus including an exercise board with moving and fixed indices marking progress made while exercising a knee which requires therapy consisting of controlled flexing and extending of the knee joint. A foot board or seated foot slide cooperatively engages and slides back and forth on the exercise board. An knee/ankle platform is removably attachable to the ...
Knee pain treatment apparatus and method of use
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128248

The knee pain treatment apparatus comprises an upper member constructed to encircle a leg above a knee. The upper member includes an outer surface, an inner surface and an opening for exposing a front of the knee. The upper member further includes a tensioning member integral with the upper member and depending downwardly therefrom. A patella biasing device is secured ...
Systems and methods for guiding cuts to a femur and tibia during a knee arthroplasty
Kyocera Medical Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128078

An assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint in preparation for installing a femoral and tibial knee components. For example, the assembly can include tibial and femoral im rods to which are connected through a tensioning bolt that allows controlled adjustment of the distraction of the tibia and femur during cut positioning in a ...
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