GB2244006B - An artificial limb - Google Patents

An artificial limb

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GB2244006B
GB2244006B GB9109699A GB9109699A GB2244006B GB 2244006 B GB2244006 B GB 2244006B GB 9109699 A GB9109699 A GB 9109699A GB 9109699 A GB9109699 A GB 9109699A GB 2244006 B GB2244006 B GB 2244006B
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Prior art keywords
artificial limb
limb
artificial
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GB9109699A
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GB9109699D0 (en )
Inventor
Victor James Woolnough
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Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd
Blatchford & Sons Ltd
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Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd
Blatchford & Sons Ltd
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/50Prostheses not implantable in the body
    • A61F2/60Artificial legs or feet or parts thereof
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    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
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    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
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    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/50Prostheses not implantable in the body
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GB9109699A 1990-05-04 1991-05-03 An artificial limb Expired - Fee Related GB2244006B (en)

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US9358137B2 (en) 2002-08-22 2016-06-07 Victhom Laboratory Inc. Actuated prosthesis for amputees
US8323354B2 (en) 2003-11-18 2012-12-04 Victhom Human Bionics Inc. Instrumented prosthetic foot
US8986397B2 (en) 2003-11-18 2015-03-24 Victhom Human Bionics, Inc. Instrumented prosthetic foot
US9526636B2 (en) 2003-11-18 2016-12-27 Victhom Laboratory Inc. Instrumented prosthetic foot
US9271851B2 (en) 2004-02-12 2016-03-01 össur hf. Systems and methods for actuating a prosthetic ankle
US8657886B2 (en) 2004-02-12 2014-02-25 össur hf Systems and methods for actuating a prosthetic ankle
US9345591B2 (en) 2004-03-10 2016-05-24 össur hf Control system and method for a prosthetic knee
US8801802B2 (en) 2005-02-16 2014-08-12 össur hf System and method for data communication with a mechatronic device
US8814949B2 (en) 2005-04-19 2014-08-26 össur hf Combined active and passive leg prosthesis system and a method for performing a movement with such a system
US8702811B2 (en) 2005-09-01 2014-04-22 össur hf System and method for determining terrain transitions
US8709097B2 (en) 2005-09-01 2014-04-29 össur hf Actuator assembly for prosthetic or orthotic joint
US8048172B2 (en) 2005-09-01 2011-11-01 össur hf Actuator assembly for prosthetic or orthotic joint
US9351854B2 (en) 2005-09-01 2016-05-31 össur hf Actuator assembly for prosthetic or orthotic joint
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US7727285B2 (en) 2007-01-30 2010-06-01 Freedom Innovations, Llc Prosthetic foot with variable medial/lateral stiffness
US7794506B2 (en) 2007-09-18 2010-09-14 Freedom Innovations, Llc Multi-axial prosthetic ankle
US8034121B2 (en) 2008-04-18 2011-10-11 Freedom Innovations, Llc Prosthetic foot with two leaf-springs joined at heel and toe
US8500825B2 (en) 2010-06-29 2013-08-06 Freedom Innovations, Llc Prosthetic foot with floating forefoot keel
US9060884B2 (en) 2011-05-03 2015-06-23 Victhom Human Bionics Inc. Impedance simulating motion controller for orthotic and prosthetic applications
US9017419B1 (en) 2012-03-09 2015-04-28 össur hf Linear actuator
US9561118B2 (en) 2013-02-26 2017-02-07 össur hf Prosthetic foot with enhanced stability and elastic energy return

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