Abstract: A three-dimensional porous mesh structure is prepared from a two-dimensional sheet form having a unique arrangement of main and secondary troughs on a first surface, and openings extending therethrough. The arrangement of troughs and openings creates an elaborate matrix of pores when the two-dimensional sheet is formed into the three-dimensional porous mesh structure which emulates osteon-evacuated bone.
Abstract: A porous mesh for use in forming articles comprising a network of pores and protrusions. The porous mesh has a specifically delineated mesh structure having a pore/protrusion size between 25 and 1000 microns and the pore structure is based on a uniform distribution of pores and protrusions on a cast or molded sheet wherein said pores and protrusions have similar effective diameters.
Abstract: The invention contemplates an improved strap or bandage mounting of a socket element for removably engaged coupling of an ultrasonic transducer element to an afflicted limb. In a preferred embodiment, a radially flanged annular socket element is formed with outward lugs at axial offset from the flange, for preliminary assembly to a length of bandage material which has been cut to provide an opening for registration with the bore of the socket element, with the flange surrounding the opening and against one side of the bandage, while the outward lugs engage the other side of the bandage and also assure the desired registration.
Abstract: The invention contemplates an improved body-applicator unit forming a component of an ultrasonic bone-therapy system exemplified by the disclosure of copending patent application Ser. No. 247,105, filed Sep. 14, 1988 now. U.S. Pat. No. 5,003,965. The improvement features transducer suspension from the rest of the applicator unit via a molded sylphon-bellows element of softly compliant elastomeric material, wherein the transducer is a flat disc, retained as the outer closure wall of the elastomeric bellows, in such manner as to be surrounded by a flexible gel-retaining circumferential lip formation of the bellows.