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Bunion repair using suture-button construct

Arthrex

Bunion repair using suture-button construct

Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates

Smith & Nephew

Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates

Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates

Cradle heels

Date/App# patent app List of recent Metatarsal-related patents
03/26/15
20150088208
 Catheter deliverable foot implant and  delivering the same patent thumbnailnew patent Catheter deliverable foot implant and delivering the same
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An inflatable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot.
03/12/15
20150073477
 Bunion repair using suture-button construct patent thumbnailBunion repair using suture-button construct
A method for bunion repair using a suture anchor-button construct. The suture anchor-button construct includes a suture anchor, a button, and a suture strand attached through the suture anchor and passing through holes in the button.
Arthrex, Inc.
03/05/15
20150066095
 Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates patent thumbnailSystems and methods for using polyaxial plates
Certain embodiments of the invention provide plates for treating periarticular fractures or other non-full body weight bearing applications that combine polyaxial fixation with a low profile and enhanced contouring that more closely conforms to bone. Such plates can be designed to achieve buttressing effect and/or to be used in a reinforcement mode.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
02/26/15
20150052777
 Cradle heels patent thumbnailCradle heels
A high-heel cradle stability device with a tube-post, truss/beams/chords, insole, midsole, outsole, toe platform, bridge, pillar, arch, x-bracing, shank seating and a heel cup, having a pole for fitting the support pillars and sphere balls in a first seated raised area in a region underlying the forward edge of a heel bone, and a second shanked raised area underlying the metatarsal of the comforted arched between. A cradle structure to form part of a shoe, comprising a molded sole member of semi flexible material providing a plurality of fitting holes, said chassis holes fitted for a sole spherical ball.
02/05/15
20150034511
 Leg protector patent thumbnailLeg protector
A leg protector for protecting the lower leg of a sports player against injury is disclosed. The leg protector comprises a sock and a plurality of protection pads.
Sports Design Concepts Limited
01/22/15
20150025435
 Foot stabilizer socks and stabilizer pads therefor patent thumbnailFoot stabilizer socks and stabilizer pads therefor
A stabilizing sock has a foot section having a shape corresponding to a human foot and comprising a rearfoot portion corresponding to human calcaneous and talus bones and to tibial and fibular malleoli, a forefoot portion corresponding to human metatarsal and phalanx bones, and a midfoot portion between the rearfoot portion and the forefoot portion and corresponding to human cuboid, navicular and cuneiform bones. The sock has a medial stabilizer region on a medial side of the sock and a lateral stabilizer region on a lateral side of the sock.
Ptx Performance Products Inc.
01/15/15
20150018741
 Method and  foot amendment patent thumbnailMethod and foot amendment
A method for amending a foot of a person, comprising disposing one or more elevations under the foot, wherein an elevation is disposed under an at least one metatarsal bone of the foot and either alternatively or additionally an elevation is disposed lengthwise diagonally under the heel of the foot, and applying a downwards force on the foot, thereby warping the foot over the elevations and amending the foot arch, and an apparatus and kit for performing the same.. .
01/15/15
20150013181
 Happy heelz--an anatomically designed heeled shoe patent thumbnailHappy heelz--an anatomically designed heeled shoe
An anatomically designed heeled shoe having an insole/midsole combination and a recessed cavity at the heel articulates the natural shape of a foot. The design of the heeled shoe manages defects in the natural shape of the foot, reducing any pain and the exacerbation of podiatric conditions and problems incurred from use of improper footwear.
01/01/15
20150005891
 Surgical technique using a contoured allograft cartilage as a spacer of the carpo-metacarpal joint of the thumb or tarso-metatarsal joint of the toe patent thumbnailSurgical technique using a contoured allograft cartilage as a spacer of the carpo-metacarpal joint of the thumb or tarso-metatarsal joint of the toe
A spacer for implantation into a subject is provided that includes a sterilized piece of cartilaginous allograft tissue. The piece forms a y-shape with a base adapted to insert within a first carpo-metacarpal joint or carpo-metatarsal joint of the subject, and has a first area adapted to secure to a trapezium bone adjoining the joint, and a second arm adapted to secure to a proximal metacarpal or metatarsal bone adjoining the joint.
01/01/15
20150000159
 Cushioned orthotic patent thumbnailCushioned orthotic
An orthotic is disclosed. The orthotic may include a cushioning layer configured to extend from at least the metatarsal region to the proximal heel region, the cushioning layer having a heel region with a protruding heel piece integrally molded as part of the cushioning layer.
Msd Consumer Care, Inc.
12/25/14
20140373391

Therapeutic footwear


The present invention generally relates to therapeutic footwear such as sandals, conventional shoes, and corrective inserts that may be inserted into conventional shoes. Specifically, the therapeutic footwear may be used for maintaining, correcting, or repositioning the great toe to decrease pressure on the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint or bunion.
12/04/14
20140358235

Methods and an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage


A method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage allows the adjustment of the relative position of two bone segments while supporting the joining of those bone segments into one structure through the implant and methods described herein. The implant's embodiments fixate to the adjacent bones while inter-positioning its body between the bone segments.
10/23/14
20140316530

Metatarsalphalangeal joint apprartus and method


A metatarsalphalangeal joint apparatus and method includes a metatarsal stem conformed to make cortical contact at the isthmus of a metatarsal bone and metatarsal head conformed to connect with the metatarsal stem. A phalangeal stem is conformed to make cortical contact at the isthmus of a phalangeal bone and a phalangeal base is conformed to connect with the phalangeal stem.
10/09/14
20140298680

Footwear with metatarsal offloading


A high heeled shoe and shoe sole insert are provided that are configured to provide relief from the forces on the foot created by walking in high heels. The shoe comprises a layered sole having an outsole, a midsole, and an insole.
09/18/14
20140276317

Orthopedic walking brace having a curved sole


Described herein are systems and devices for providing an orthopedic walking brace having a housing and a sole with a curved distal surface. The housing is configured to encompass and immobilize a patient's ankle against flexion.
09/18/14
20140259800

Pressure relief system for footwear


Systems and methods are described for a shoe sole for relieving pressure from a wearer's metatarsal heads. In one aspect, a shoe sole comprises a shoe outer sole comprising a shaft region, a ball region, and a toe region.
09/04/14
20140249537

Procedure for repairing foot injury


A lisfranc injury between a second metatarsal and medial cuneiform is repaired by gaining access to the injury site and placing two arm members of a novel drill guide around the two neighboring bones at the injury site, drilling a guide wire through the two bones guided by the drill guide to a desired depth, and measuring the depth of the guide wire for determining proper length for a bone screw for securing the two bones.. .
08/21/14
20140230274

Triple density gel insole


A triple density replacement insole which has at least two coextensive layers of different densities which are adjacent one another and extending the length of the insole comprising a first top cloth layer and a second gel layer and a third density layer comprising a stability cradle adjacent the gel layer. In a preferred embodiment, the stability cradle, which extends from the arch area to the heel area and secures to the gel layer, defines a first metatarsal region gap which exposes the gel layer and a second heel region gap which exposes the gel layer.
06/26/14
20140180343

Anatomically customized plantar bone plate and bone plate system


An anatomically customized plantar hone plate and system for an angularly stable fixation for the arthrodesis of the tarsometatarsal i joint. The bone plate has a distal plate portion which extends in the longitudinal direction and in which a distal bore is formed for receiving a bone screw at a stable angle, a proximal plate portion which extends transverse to the longitudinal direction, and a central plate portion which extends between the distal and the proximal plate portions and which is made with a curved plate portion with at least one bending zone for the purpose of anatomical customization.
06/19/14
20140165424

Adjustable sole support system


A removable and adjustable insert for footwear has slots placed in the insole and/or midsole of the shoe to allow access to the arch and/or metatarsal and/or heel regions of the insole and/or midsole. In an embodiment, an insert placed into the arch insert slot that establishes how much the arch protrudes above the remainder of the top surface of the insole.
05/15/14
20140130371

Protection devices for use in shoes or other products


A variety of devices for protecting a user's foot from injury are disclosed. In one embodiment, the device may be a metatarsal protection device, which may include a first layer of material having top and bottom surfaces, with at least one of such surfaces including a series of cones or a pattern of hexagons thereon.
05/01/14
20140121574

Orthotic feedback system


An orthotic feedback system for facilitating ambulation of a user requiring assistance in the joint motion of the ankle and foot. An energy-storing and energy-returning orthosis is coupled to the leg and foot of a user.
05/01/14
20140115930

Base for a ski boot and ski boot incorporating such a base


A base (1) is provided for a ski boot (2) and comprises a one-piece sole (4) defining heel and toe portions (6, 7) that is adapted to be secured to one or more outsole elements (8, 9, 10). Preferably, toe and heel outsole elements (8, 9) are bonded to the toe and heel portions (6, 7) respectively to form a base (1) with a unitary construction.
04/10/14
20140096411

Footwear article


A footwear article comprising a generally elongate sole for engagement with and support of the foot of a person, said sole having an upper surface, a lower surface, a first portion being for interaction with at least the heel region of the foot of the person and a second portion for interaction with at least the metatarsal region of the foot of the person; and a foot engagement means for securing the footwear article to the foot of a person. The footwear article being characterised in that a first portion of the sole includes a first material having a first material property and the a second portion of the sole includes a second material having a second material property; and said first portion and said second portion extend at least to the upper surface of the sole and first material property provides for dampening of load imparted to the foot of the person upon contact with a surface..
03/20/14
20140081336

Method and device for correcting bone deformities


The present invention is a method and device for the correction and reduction of bone deformities, such as metatarsus primus adductus, using a plate body with winged buttresses and dorsal loop. The method and device can be affixed to a bone without any drilling or violating of the bone and can use a tethering technique which does not require drilling into the second metatarsal, nor does it require the placement of a prominent suture knot/button device medially along the first metatarsal..
02/27/14
20140058531

Metatarsal joint shape for prosthetic foot and control mechanism and system for same


A prosthetic foot can include a plate-like foot member extending along a longitudinal axis between an anterior end generally corresponding to a toe portion of a foot to a posterior end, and a metatarsal hinge comprising an elongate groove extending between medial and lateral edges of the foot member. The elongate groove can intersect the longitudinal axis of the foot member, and can be positioned along the length of the foot member at a location generally corresponding to a metatarsal region of the foot.
02/27/14
20140055590

Apparatus and imaging feet


An apparatus and method for determining contours of a patient's foot. The apparatus includes an alignment section that orientates the foot relative to an optical imaging section.
02/13/14
20140042718

Biomechanical articulating skate


An ice skate in the foam of a boot that surrounds a foot, ankle and preferably the lower leg of a user. The boot has a heel portion and toe portion and a metatarsal hinge facilitating rotational movement of the heel portion with respect to the toe portion about this hinge.
01/23/14
20140025123

Method and device for correcting bone deformities


The present invention is a method and device for the correction and reduction of bone deformities, such as metatarsus primus adductus, using a plate body with winged buttresses and dorsal loop. The method and device can be affixed to a bone without any drilling or violating of the bone and can use a tethering technique which does not require drilling into the second metatarsal, nor does it require the placement of a prominent suture knot/button device medially along the first metatarsal..
01/16/14
20140013618

Insole with arch strap


An insole combined with a band/strap that wraps around the midfoot. The insole provides arch, midfoot and metatarsal support, cushioning and a heel cup.
12/19/13
20130333251

Spike sole reinforced by fiber reinforcement


An frp-made spike sole of the present invention has a plurality of spikes in a front foot portion, wherein: at least one layer of a main reinforcement sheet which is arranged spanning from a front end of the front foot portion to a rear end of a middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin is laminated with a layer of a first cut-off sheet which is absent at least in an area in the vicinity of the front end of the front foot portion and which is arranged in the middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin; and a front end of the first cut-off sheet is positioned posterior to a front end of a proximal phalanx of a big toe and anterior to a base of the metatarsal bone of the big toe.. .
12/12/13
20130326906

Cushioned orthotic


An orthotic is disclosed. The orthotic may include a cushioning layer configured to extend from at least the metatarsal region to the proximal heel region, the cushioning layer having a heel region with a protruding heel piece integrally molded as part of the cushioning layer.
12/05/13
20130318819

Fabric-covered fluid-filled therapeutic foot orthotic with thong-cut device systems


A fabric-covered fluid-filled therapeutic foot orthotic with thong-cut device system comprising: a top substrate having fabric covering: a bottom substrate having fabric covering; a high viscosity fluid-filled arch supporting, massaging and comforting-medium; a series of dot welds placed distally of the metatarsal arch; a series of dot welds on a longitudinal arc through the medial arch; a longitudinal swatch weld towards the lateral mid-foot for directional flow and restriction of fluid towards the lateral mid foot; a rearwardly-placed half-moon shaped indentation; a front bladder seal seam; a heel dot weld; and a single forwardly-orientated indented trim line. The design permits the orthotic to be positioned into closed in shoes for transferring further towards the front of the a thong cut sandal to provide a ‘correct fit’ without losing any effectiveness of the arch support or therapeutic value while eliminating all unnecessary trim lines..
09/19/13
20130245701

Anchoring surgery


A surgical ring and related methods for plantar plate reconstruction and other surgical procedures are described. In particular, the described anchoring systems and surgical methods may include an anchor configured to wrap at least partially around a first bone associated with an affected joint, and wrap at least partially around a tissue alongside the first bone.
09/12/13
20130233025

Sock


A sock includes a knitted fabric covering at least from a toe portion to a heel portion of a wearer. The knitted fabric, which is arranged in a first region covering at least sections, in a sole, corresponding to phalanges and metatarsal heads of the wearer, is formed by stitches that are knitted only by means of a covering yarn, which is a winding yarn wrapped around a core yarn..
09/12/13
20130232816

Footwear cushion


The present invention relates to a footwear cushion. The footwear cushion includes a base and a pad protruding from the base.
08/15/13
20130205620

Article of footwear with embedded orthotic devices


Footwear including an integrated orthotics system provides support with progressive resistance in pronation and supenation motions of the foot during a gait cycle. The orthotics system includes an orthotic device between the mid-sole and the outsole and extend from the rear foot's calcaneus region to the forefoot region where the phalanges and metatarsal joints meets.
07/25/13
20130185957

Shoe insole


A shoe insole includes a soft elastomer formed in a shape of an inner bottom surface of a shoe, wherein the soft elastomer includes a front metatarsal section, a mid foot section and a rear heel section, and wherein the rear heel section has a recessed area, and an inner arch concave surface and an outer arch concave surface are respectively defined in two opposite sides of the recessed area; and a hard elastomer combined with the mid foot section and the rear heel section of the soft elastomer, wherein a rear heel section of the hard elastomer has a through-hole, and a portion of material of the soft elastomer is filled in the through-hole, and an inner arch concave surface and an outer arch concave surface are respectively defined in two opposite outer sides of the rear heel section of the hard elastomer.. .
07/18/13
20130184818

Instruments and methods for complete plantar plate repairs


Surgical repair systems and techniques for plantar plate repairs. The surgical repair systems and methods reconstruct the plantar plate through a dorsal incision.
07/18/13
20130184708

Orthopedic implant for treatment of bone deformities


An implantable orthopedic device. The device includes: a proximal anchor, configured to be implanted inside a first metatarsal; the anchor having a collar larger than the opening in a metatarsal in which the proximal anchor is implanted; the collar preventing cable to bone contact; a distal anchor, configured to be implanted inside a second metatarsal, adjacent to the first metatarsal; the distal anchor having a male thread, a nut threadable onto the male thread of the distal anchor, and a cord mechanically interconnecting the proximal and distal anchors.
07/04/13
20130172943

Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates


Certain embodiments of the invention provide plates for treating periarticular fractures or other non-full body weight bearing applications that combine polyaxial fixation with a low profile and enhanced contouring that more closely conforms to bone. Such plates can be designed to achieve buttressing effect and/or to be used in a reinforcement mode.
07/04/13
20130167403

Shoe insole


A shoe insole, which supports three points on a sole to stabilize a center of gravity, is provided by considering a skeletal structure of a foot and a sequential movement from foot joints to a body. The three points, which are a first metatarsal sesamoid bone, tuberosity of fifth metatarsal bone, and a calcaneal tuberosity, are supported from a sole side, and the three point balance can stabilize a center of gravity, and thereby a stimulus that adjusts body movements derived from a sole to help a body to be back to a right position can be given..
06/20/13
20130152873

Dog mobility device


An innovative dog mobility device is disclosed herein an comprises an elastic cord detachably connectable to a dog harness at one end, and to paw loop at the other. The paw loop is configured to engage one of the dog's paws and is defined by a material strip looped into a figure eight configuration.
06/20/13
20130152870

Dog mobility device


An innovative dog mobility device is disclosed herein an comprises an elastic cord detachably connectable to a dog harness at one end, and to paw loop at the other. The paw loop is configured to engage one of the dog's paws and is defined by a material strip looped into a figure eight configuration.
06/13/13
20130150853

Metatarsal fixation device, system and method


A metatarsal fixation device is provided for fixation of osteotomy or fracture of a distal metatarsal metaphysis bone of the human foot and for fixation of an associated capsule to the metatarsal head. The device includes a metallic bone plate with a series of screw holes along an elongated portion of the plate and a combination of a singular screw hole and a resilient clamp on an end of the elongated portion.
06/13/13
20130145649

Full suspension footwear


A method and apparatus for enhancing the ability of a human to run and jump with comfort comparable to running barefoot on a trampoline and with control comparable to that of the unaided human form, yet with freedom from ankle-turning roll moments associated with substantial ground contact member (gcm) extension downwardly away from the sole of the foot including, a resiliently urged gcm constrained to two degrees of freedom. The apparatus relates flexure of a gcm toe pressure member to comparable flexure of user's toes at the metatarsal joints.
06/06/13
20130144200

Orthopaedic walker


The invention relates to walkers, and in particular, to orthopaedic walker devices for assisting in the stabilization and healing of injuries to the lower leg and/or foot, including fractures to the bones of the foot, such as metatarsal fractures, jones fracture or broken phalanges.. .
05/30/13
20130138150

Hallux valgus repairs using suture-button construct


A technique and associated instrumentation for correcting large intermetatarsal angles that result from hallux valgus. The system includes a button and a suture loop attached to the button.
05/30/13
20130133224

Shoe insole


A shoe insole includes an elastic main body including a front metatarsal, a mid foot and a rear heel sections, the front metatarsal section having an enclosed forefoot buffer zone, the first recesses being formed in the forefoot buffer zone, the rear heel section having an enclosed heel buffer zone, the second recesses being formed in the heel buffer zone; an elastic pad member combined with the mid foot section and the rear heel section at the bottom surface of the elastic main body, a mid foot section of the elastic pad member having a protruding foot arch portion, the mid foot section of the elastic pad member having the elongated arc-shaped grooves and the through holes, a rear heel section of the elastic pad member having a through hole corresponding to the heel buffer zone; and an upper layer combined with the elastic main body.. .
05/23/13
20130131821

Catheter deliverable foot implant and delivering the same


Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating alignment of the foot to treat patients with flat feet, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and metatarsophalangeal joint dysfunction. An enlargeable implant is positioned in or about the sinus tarsi and/or first metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the foot.
05/23/13
20130125419

Footwear with orthotic midsole


Footwear is provided having a midsole platform, a full length insole and a orthotic midsole in the form of an orthotic shell received between the midsole platform and the insole. The orthotic shell has a heel portion to support a heel of a foot of a wearer and a forefoot portion to support a forefoot of the wearer at least in a region behind and near metatarsal heads of the foot.
04/25/13
20130103037

Procedure for repairing foot injury


A lisfranc injury between a second metatarsal and medial cuneiform is repaired by gaining access to the injury site and placing two arm members of a novel drill guide around the two neighboring bones at the injury site, drilling a guide wire through the two bones guided by the drill guide to a desired depth, measuring the depth of the guide wire to determine the proper length for a bone screw for securing the two bones, drilling a cannulated drill bit into the two bones to a drill depth using the guide wire as a guide, and threading a bone screw into the two bones.. .
04/18/13
20130091730

Protection devices for use in shoes or other products


A variety of devices for protecting a user's foot from injury are disclosed. In one embodiment, the device may be a metatarsal protection device, which may include a first layer of material having top and bottom surfaces, with at least one of such surfaces including a series of cones or a pattern of hexagons thereon.
04/11/13
20130090740

Implantable hallux joint assembly with spherical inter-support


A multi-component hallux joint assembly incorporated into reconditioned end surfaces established between an upper metatarsal bone and an opposing lower proximal phalanx bone. A first component is anchored into a reconditioned end surface of the metatarsal bone and exhibits a first exposed support surface.
03/28/13
20130074371

Footwear with improved sole assembly


An article of footwear including an outer sole assembly and a flexible upper, the outer bottom assembly extending lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, width-wise between a lateral side and a medial side, and height-wise between a surface of contact with the ground and a surface for connecting to the remainder of the shoe, the outer sole assembly having, from the rear end to the front end, a rear zone, a central zone, a metatarsal zone, and a front zone, the article of footwear including a counter which reinforces the upper at least above the rear zone. The counter includes a lateral flange and a medial flange, the medial flange being lengthier than the lateral flange..
03/14/13
20130066249

Foot arch support for barefoot athletes


An arch support used by an athlete practicing his or her sport in bare feet, which consists of a metatarsal elastic compressive strap and an elastic calcaneal strap originating and terminating on the metatarsal strap using a crossing pattern on the plantar surface of the foot. Design is minimal in structure allowing the athlete to maximize contact of plantar surface of foot with the floor, or other surface, while maintaining support of foot structure..
03/07/13
20130060181

Orthopedic device for the mechanical treatment of hallux valgus


An orthopedic device is provided for treatment of hallux valgus. The orthopedic device includes a main part (3) in the form of an elastic sleeve, intended to exert a restraining force (f1) locally on the metatarsals (m1, m2, m3, m4, m5), a distal part (5) for encapsulating the big toe, and a connecting band (6) between the main part (3) and the distal part (5), intended to be tensioned in order to exert a lateral force (f2) on the big toe that is directed inwards in relation to the axis Δ of the human body.
03/07/13
20130056015

Dead skin removing device for a human foot, and forming the same


A dead skin removing device for a human foot includes a liquid plastic sock, a patch member, and a reinforcing pad. The liquidproof plastic sock defines an inner space and an opening to permit insertion of the human foot into the inner space therethrough, and is formed by plastic-welding a liquidproof plastic sheet.
03/07/13
20130055597

Sole for a shoe and shoe


A sole for a shoe designed to increase an instability upon striking the ground. The sole extends from a rear heel region via a metatarsal region to a front forefoot region.
03/07/13
20130055592

Shoe insert and shoe


A shoe insert for a shoe, and a shoe with a shoe bed, constructed to receive a foot, include a substantially rigid stiffening region which includes at least a region of the shoe insert (or foot bed) extending substantially diagonally from a talus and a navicular bone to at least one of metatarsal heads iv and v of the received foot, wherein the stiffening region is arched toward a sole of the foot in a region of the talus and the navicular bone of the received foot, and a raised region which is raised with respect to a contact surface of a metatarsophalangeal joint of the received foot and which extends at least in a region from a metatarsal head iii to the metatarsal head v of the received foot.. .
02/21/13
20130046387

Toe joint replacement models


In various embodiments, provided are implantable devices for replacing all or a portion of a metatarsophalangeal joint, comprising (i) a metatarsal component comprising a substantially convex bearing surface; or (ii) a phalanx component comprising a substantially concave bearing surface; or (iii) both. In various embodiments, also provided are methods of treating hallux valgus by replacing all or a portion of a metatarsophalangeal joint with one or more of the provided implantable devices..
02/14/13
20130036632

Traction reducing apparatus


An apparatus designed for retrofitting existing golf shoes. The disclosed apparatus is positioned on the outsole of the golf shoe worn on the golfer's back foot in the area which is below the big toe and the first and second metatarsal bones.
02/07/13
20130031804

Shoe soles for shock absorption and energy return


A shoe sole can comprise one or more resiliently compressible elements received in a foundation and located by the foundation to underlie a portion of a foot, such as metatarsal heads, when the shoe is worn. The resiliently compressible element or elements can be shaped to reduce coupling of compression of adjacent regions of the resiliently compressible element.
01/10/13
20130008053

Structure for front foot portion of upper of shoe


A low rigidity region being more stretchable and bendable than a high rigidity region, includes a main portion, and a medial first flexible portion and a lateral first flexible portion extending from the main portion in the medial and lateral directions. The main portion covers a portion of the area from the shaft of the first proximal phalanx to the shaft of the second proximal phalanx, the medial first flexible portion covers a portion of the area from the shaft of the first proximal phalanx to the head of the first metatarsal bone, and the lateral first flexible portion extends to the lateral side of the foot from the main portion.
01/03/13
20130006155

Apparatus for reducing symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases


Method and apparatus for improving mobility in patients affected by a neurodegenerative disease, through controlled and localized mechanical stimulation of the foot, at the tip of the big toe and the lower big toe metatarsal joint. Described herein is an apparatus comprising stimulators for the right and left foot and it attains such mechanical stimulation according to predetermined intensity parameters, stimulation sequence, duration and cyclical repetition.


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