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


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Walking training apparatus and state determination method
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312579

A walking training apparatus 1 includes a leg robot 2 attached to a leg of a walking trainee, a motor 261 configured to rotationally drive a knee joint 22 of the leg robot 2, a control unit 332 configured to control the motor 261 so that the motor 261 rotationally drives the knee joint 22 in a leg-idling period in a gait motion of the walking trainee, a motor ...
Constrained spacer device for the knee joint
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312087

A spacer device for the knee joint including a femoral component, a tibial component and an intermediate component, wherein the femoral component is adapted to be constrained to an end of the femoral bone in proximity to the knee joint, wherein the tibial component is adapted to be constrained to an end of the tibial bone in proximity to the ...
Person bed having a sensing apparatus for body statics for imaging medical examination devices
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311896

The patient couch (1) serves for carrying out radiological medical imaging examinations by x-ray, tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance and other imaging methods. The person rests thereon in lying position for the creation of tomographic and other images. The patient couch is equipped with a capturing device, for measuring the patient's body or certain sites of the patient's body by optical, laser-optical, ...
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Design and use of a leg support exoskeleton
U.s. Bionics, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170304138

A leg support exoskeleton is strapped on as wearable device to support its user during squatting. The exoskeleton includes a knee joint connected to a first line and a second link, which is configured to allow flexion and extension motion between the first link and the second link. A force generator has a first end that is rotatably connected to ...
Posterior-stabilized knee implant components and instruments
U.s. Bionics, Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170296349

Patient-adapted articular repair systems, including implants, instruments, and surgical plans, and methods of making and using such systems, are disclosed herein. In particular, various embodiments include knee joint articular repair systems designed for posterior stabilization, including patient-adapted posterior-stabilizing features.
Prosthetic knee joint for an above-the-knee amputee
Chabloz Composants
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290683

Prosthetic knee joint includes: proximal part mobile in rotation around first axis between extended position and flexion position of prosthetic knee joint; the proximal part being mobile in first direction of rotation from extended position to flexion position, at least one part that is fixed when proximal part is moved in first direction of rotation; link part, arranged to connect ...
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Osteoclast inhibitors for knee conditions
Antecip Bioventures Ii Llc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281655

Oral dosage forms of osteoclast inhibitors, such as zoledronic acid, in an acid or a salt form can be used to treat or alleviate pain or related conditions, such as knee pain.
Constrained prosthesis for the knee joint
Tecres S.p.a.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281354

Constrained prosthesis for the knee joint including a femoral component, a tibial component and an intermediate component, wherein the femoral component is suitable for being constrained to an end of the femoral bone in proximity to the knee joint, wherein the tibial component is suitable for being constrained to an end of the tibial bone in proximity to the knee ...
Waist supporter structure with an auxiliary belt
Tecres S.p.a.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170273815

A waist supporter structure with an auxiliary belt includes a waist pad, two knee wraps installed to both sides of the waist pad respectively and including a first belt member and a second belt member fixed to the waist pad and extended from both sides of the waist pad respectively, and two auxiliary waist belt devices fixed to both sides ...
Methods and devices for knee joint replacement with anterior cruciate ligament substitution
The General Hospital Corporation
September 28, 2017 - N°20170273799

Methods and devices are provided for knee joint replacement with anterior cruciate ligament (acl) substitution. Generally, the methods and devices can allow a knee joint to be partially or totally replaced in conjunction with substitution of the knee joint's acl. In one embodiment, a knee replacement prosthesis can include a medial or lateral femoral implant, a femoral intercondylar notch structure, ...
Patient-specific orthopedic instruments
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc
September 28, 2017 - N°20170273718

A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur. A cutting ...
Artificial knee joint implant
Kyocera Medical Corporation
September 21, 2017 - N°20170266013

In an artificial knee joint implant, an increase in constraint force of a femur component and a tibia component in the anterior-posterior direction and the left-right direction of a patient is enabled, and an increase in an allowable degree of medial pivot motion is enabled. An artificial knee joint implant has a femur component to be fixed to a distal ...
Resilient knee implant and methods
Kyocera Medical Corporation
September 21, 2017 - N°20170266012

This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into a knee joint to pad cartilage defects, cushion a joint, and replace or restore the articular surface, which may preserve joint integrity, reduce pain and improve function. The implant may endure variable joint compressive and shear forces and cyclic loads. The implant may repair, reconstruct, and regenerate ...
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Surgical planning and method
Depuy (ireland)
September 21, 2017 - N°20170265944

Methods and apparatus for planning and/or carrying out a total knee replacement surgical procedure on a knee of a leg of a patient are described. Anatomical data for the leg of the patient is obtained, which allows the femoral mechanical axis, the tibial mechanical axis and the joint line of the knee to be determined. A planned proximal tibial ...
Knee brace having electromagnetic stimulators for continual electro-acupunctural stimulation; in vivo and in situ tissue ...
Depuy (ireland)
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.
System and method for ligament insertion in knee joint surgeries using adaptive migration of ligament ...
Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc., (d/b/a Amti)
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258394

A method for providing feedback during ligament insertion in knee joint orthopedic surgeries includes providing an imaging device providing knee joint articular surface geometry data, providing a position measuring device providing distal ligament insertion sites, providing a strain measuring device providing ligament reference strain, providing a drive system providing a prescribed kinematic path for the knee joint and providing an ...
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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