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


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Knee joint implant
Corentec Co. Ltd.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098857

A knee joint implant is capable of resolving issues of conventional cementless or uncemented implants. The knee joint implant improves fixing force of the implant in a vertical direction and provides improved initial fixation for the implant.
Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and ...
Zimmer, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098856

A tibial augment for use with a knee joint prosthesis, composed of annular members of different stock sizes, each size being configured to fit within a cavity formed in a human tibia. The augment may include a stepped distal surface. A provisional (temporary) tibial augment used to ensure a proper fit for the permanent augment is also provided. The provisional ...
Systems and methods for ligament balancing in robotic surgery
Bonutti Skeletal Innovations Llc
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098774

Systems and methods for ligament balancing during robotic surgery. One or more transducers are positioned within a knee joint to detect forces indicative of tension in ligaments and to provide output based on the detected forces. A distraction device is used to provide a distraction force to cause movement of a distal end portion of a femur relative to a ...
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Method and apparatus for variable knee flexion support
Xeras Medical Technologies, Inc.
March 29, 2018 - N°20180085275

A device and system for promoting knee flexion may comprise a support bar and a plurality of pads removably mounted thereto, such that sequential use of the plurality of pads may progressively allow a knee joint to move through an increased range of motion. The knee joint flexion device and system may comprise a knee joint support mounted to a ...
Method for controlling the standing-phase damping of an artificial knee joint
Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh
March 29, 2018 - N°20180085235

A method for controlling the standing-phase damping of an artificial knee joint comprising an upper part and a lower part which are secured together in a pivotal manner about a pivot axis, a resistance unit which is arranged between the upper part and the lower part and has an adjustment device via which the damping resistance can be modified, and ...
Method for controlling a damping modification
Otto Bock Healthcare Products Gmbh
March 29, 2018 - N°20180085234

A method for controlling a damping modification in an artificial knee joint of an orthosis, an exoskeleton, or a prosthesis. The artificial knee joint has an upper part pivotally connected to a lower part a resistance unit is secured between the upper part and the lower part in order to provide a resistance against a flexion or extension the resistance ...
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Multiple test knee joint analysis
Ermi, Inc.
March 15, 2018 - N°20180070862

A method includes obtaining test data during a plurality of joint tests, the test data being indicative of respective motion during each test, each test being implemented by a robotic testing apparatus that applies, during each test, a respective force oriented in a respective plane. Respective primary data indicative of respective movement in a respective degree of freedom disposed within ...
Orthopedic knee brace
March 01, 2018 - N°20180055673

An apparatus that includes a composite fuselage and motion control system designed to protect the human leg from knee pain and muscular fatigue created by repetitive vertical movement or extended periods of squatting. Fuselage panels and frame encapsulate the leg and functionally integrate with hard shell boots to create a rigid exoskeleton structure that resists radial displacement of the knee ...
Kinematic alignment and novel femoral and tibial prosthetics
March 01, 2018 - N°20180055655

A tibial component placement guide for use in a knee arthroplasty procedure involving a knee joint comprising a tibia, a patella, and a femur, the guide comprising an overlay configured to be overlaid a resected tibia, the overlay including at least one of an indicia and an opening indicative of at least one of an orientation and a position of ...
Knee balancing devices, systems and methods
Synvasive Technology, Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180049895

Devices, systems and methods are provided for facilitating knee balancing during a knee replacement surgery. A system can include a force sensor, a main body, a moveable sensor platform, and an adjustment mechanism. The force sensor can sense one or more forces applied within a knee joint, including forces applied on a medial side and a lateral side. The movable ...
Insert unit for artificial knee joint
Corentec Co., Ltd.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180049880

The present invention relates to an insert unit inserted during an artificial knee joint operation. An insert unit for an artificial knee joint according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a tibial member configured for coupling to the end of the tibia during an artificial knee joint operation, an insert configured for coupling to an upper side of ...
Steerable radiofrequency denervation probe for genicular nerve denervation and methods of use
Pacestter, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042664

The present disclosure provides a radiofrequency genicular nerve denervation probe and methods of using the probe to address chronic knee pain by producing therapeutic lesions or tissue alterations. In many embodiments, the denervation probe is a steerable, multi-electrode probe that includes one or more injection ports that allow one or more fluids to be injected at the target site before, ...
Meniscus prosthetic devices with anti-migration or radiopaque features
Active Implants Llc
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036131

A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores stress distribution, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the prosthetic device includes an anti-migration feature that inhibits extreme movement within the joint while permitting free floating over a significant range. In one aspect, the ...
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Systems and methods for measuring performance parameters related to orthopedic arthroplasty
Mirus Llc
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028334

A knee balancing system for measuring performance parameters associated with an orthopedic articular joint comprises a force sensing module and one or more inertial measurement units. The force sensing module comprises a housing that includes an articular surface having a medial portion and a lateral portion, each of which is substantially mechanically isolated from the other. The force sensing module ...
Posterior-stabilized knee implants, designs and related methods and tools
Conformis, Inc.
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028325

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.
Implantable medical device for lubricating an artificial contacting surface
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028320

An implantable medical device, for implantation in a mammal knee joint, comprising an artificial contacting surface adapted to replace at least one contacting surface of the knee joint and to be lubricated when implanted in said joint. The medical device further comprises a reservoir comprising a movable wall portion defining the volume of the reservoir, at least one inlet adapted ...
System and method for a wearable knee injury prevention
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028109

A method and system for actively monitoring anterior cruciate ligament (acl) strain experienced at the knee joint during athletic activity or dynamic movement. Sensors are used in proximity of the knee joint to actively record parameters such as flexion angle and ground impact force at the knee joint. Sensor measurements are then inputted into a processing unit that will quantify ...
Bathroom cleaning device with removable, washable and reusable head and method of use
J.j. Palmtag, Inc.
January 25, 2018 - N°20180020897

The present invention relates in general to the field of cleaning devices, and more specifically, to a cleaning device and method of cleaning bathrooms. The cleaning device and method of cleaning bathrooms is inexpensive and environmentally friendly in that it utilizes a removable, washable and reusable cleaning head to thereby reduce unnecessary waste and cost. The cleaning device and method ...
Method of estimating soft tissue balance for knee arthroplasty
Zimmer, Inc.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008433

A method is provided for evaluating the tension or laxity of the soft tissue surrounding a patient's knee joint. Based on this evaluation, a surgeon may determine a desired resection depth for a knee arthroplasty procedure that will achieve an appropriate spacing between adjacent, articulating components of the knee joint.
Patient-specific knee alignment guide and associated method
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008292

A method of preparing a knee joint for a prosthesis in a patient includes mating a patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface of a femoral alignment guide onto a corresponding three-dimensional femoral joint surface of the patient. The patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface is preoperatively configured from medical scans of the knee joint of the patient. First and second holes are ...
Method and apparatus for knee joint flexibility rehabilitation
Xeras Medical Technologies, Inc.
January 04, 2018 - N°20180000679

A knee joint flexibility rehabilitation apparatus may comprising a tubular strut having a first support foot and a bracket attached thereto, the tubular strut forming a first aperture; a height-adjustment bar translatably and rotatably disposed in the tubular strut, the height-adjustment bar forming a plurality of second apertures extending through the cross-section of the height-adjustment bar; a support bar fixed ...
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