Patents Assigned to Ossur HF
  • Patent number: 11399968
    Abstract: A seal component for a prosthetic liner comprises a base portion located at a distal portion of the seal component and anchored circumferentially to an exterior surface of the liner; a seal wall arranged to flexibly and movably extend relative to a body of the liner; at least two seal rings radially and outwardly extending from the seal wall; and an outwardly pitched portion at the distal end of the seal component and extends obliquely away from the base portion relative to the axis of the seal component, and an inwardly pitched portion at the proximal end of the seal component and extends obliquely toward the axis of the seal component, the at least two seal rings are located between the outwardly and inwardly pitched portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Olafur Freyr Halldorsson
  • Patent number: 11369506
    Abstract: A cervical collar has a front component formed from a compressible foam material and defines a recess constituting part of a tracheal opening. The collar also has a height adjustment mechanism secured to the front component which forms a substantially rigid border about the tracheal opening, and a sternum pad formed from a compressible foam material. The height adjustment mechanism selectively connects the front component to the sternum pad at a permanently locked position among a plurality of predefined distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Thora Thorgilsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 11351044
    Abstract: An adjustable prosthetic socket includes proximal and distal ends and an axis extending between the proximal and distal ends. A distal base is adapted to support a distal portion of a residual limb and is located at the distal end of the socket. First and second spines extend upward from the distal base that define at least part of a circumference of the socket about the axis. A proximal support is connected to the second spine and arranged to distribute pressure from the second spine over a portion of the residual limb. A tensioning system is operatively connected to the first and second spines and arranged to selectively adjust the circumference of the socket. The tensioning system includes a dial tensioner connected to the first spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Andrew Bache
  • Patent number: 11304838
    Abstract: A support for an article has a body arranged for length adjustment along a length adjustment axis. A tensioning device is connected to the support and adjustment of the tensioning device shortens or lengthens a length of the support along the length adjustment axis. The body defines at least one opening overlapping at least part of the length adjustment axis such that length adjustment is governed by modification of the size of the at least one opening according to adjustment by the tensioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Sindri Pall Sigurdsson, Bjorn Omarsson, Stefan Orn Stefansson
  • Patent number: 11298255
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has an elongate, tubular body defining a patella opening located generally at a center portion of the tubular body. A patella buttress including a buttress pocket is located on the tubular body and about the patella opening. The buttress pocket has various stretchability characteristics relative to the tubular body. A buttress element is associated with the buttress pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: James Forbes, Stacy Wyatt, Yessenia Lopez, Irving Hu
  • Patent number: 11285026
    Abstract: A liner is arranged for use in prosthetic and orthopedic devices. The liner defines first and second end portions, and inner and outer surfaces. The liner includes an inner layer having a frictional component and forms at least part of the periphery of the inner liner surface. The inner layer defines a plurality of apertures. A porous element is in communication with the inner liner surface and is connected to the inner layer such that the apertures permit a transfer of air from the inner surface to the porous element. A base layer adjoins the porous element and extends between the first and second end portions of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson, Palmar I. Gudnason, Olafur Freyr Halldorsson, Thordur Elefsen
  • Patent number: 11259948
    Abstract: An orthopedic device is provided for treating complications of the hip and has means for trochanter compression, pelvis support, lumbar compression, variously directed straps, and thigh support. The trochanter compression and an internal/external rotation strap provide pain relief through compression and skin protection, unloading of joints through compression and sealing, and unloading by load transfer. Means for adjustably dosing of straps enables pain management and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Nina Bakken, Valgeir Petursson, Helga Run Palsdottir, Thorleifur Stefansson, Hronn Kristinsdottir, Stefan Orn Stefansson, Henry Hsu
  • Patent number: 11253382
    Abstract: A progressive strap assembly includes an elongate, inelastic body having first and second ends, and an elastic body having first and second ends, the first end of the elastic body anchored to the second end of the inelastic body. The elastic body is arranged to stretch a plurality of lengths and has a maximum stretchable length. A tension limiter is connected to the first and second ends of the elastic body and is arranged to inhibit a predetermined stretchable length of the elastic body short of the maximum stretchable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Bjorn Omarsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Valgeir Petursson, Hildur Inga Thorsteinsdottir
  • Patent number: 11246724
    Abstract: An adjustable socket system includes a socket frame having a proximal area, a distal area opposite the proximal area, a first component arranged along a first side of the socket system, and a second component arranged along a second side of the socket system. The first component is connected to the second component. A tubular insert is arranged on an interior of at least the proximal area of the socket frame. The tubular insert forms an interior surface of the socket system. At least one tensioning element operatively connects the tubular insert to the first and/or second components. At least one tensioner is attached to the at least one tensioning element that selectively tensions the tensioning element to adjust a circumference of at least one area of the socket system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Andrew Bache, Michael Patrick Tuttle
  • Patent number: 11241319
    Abstract: A method and device for digital measuring and ordering a custom orthopedic device includes an interactive method intended to assist clinicians select, measure and submit precise specifications for patients requiring custom orthopedic devices. The method includes a plurality of menus permitting the clinician to input specifications and submit orders electronically with the specifications and other data packaged together. The method and device include visualization indications to appropriately ensure image capture of a limb from various angles, including posterior, anterior, lateral and medial angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Jason Robert Taylor
  • Patent number: 11160679
    Abstract: A dynamic tension system connects to an orthopedic device having a frame and a hinge connected to the frame. The dynamic tension system includes a cable, an adjustment mechanism connected to the cable and arranged to incrementally wind or release the cable, and a tension control device connected to the adjustment mechanism and arranged to limit the adjustment mechanism from winding of the cable past a predetermined tension level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao Chetlapalli, Harry Duane Romo, Jane Price, Gudni Ingimarsson, Derek Brookover, Michael Meritt-Powell, Jared Olivo
  • Patent number: 11141294
    Abstract: A prosthetic system includes a prosthetic foot defining an upper surface and having a flexible configuration and a pump system attached to the prosthetic foot. The pump system includes a pump mechanism defining a fluid chamber having variable configuration and an actuating part. The actuating part is arranged to selectively engage with and separate a distance from the upper surface of the foot plate to move the pump mechanism between a first position in which a volume of the fluid chamber is zero or near-zero and a second position in which the volume of the fluid chamber is expanded relative to the first position. The volume of the fluid chamber increases when the actuating part moves away from the upper surface of the foot plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Olafur Freyr Halldorsson, David Sandahl, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson
  • Patent number: 11129740
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has a rigid or semi-rigid frame element defining opposed first and second sides, and is adapted to extend about at least a portion of a limb. The device includes straps formed from a variety of segments having stretchable and substantially inelastic segments. The straps adjustably secure to the frame element, and stretch relative thereto. The device also includes a central strap pad arranged to connect two straps together such that a first strap of the two straps is movable relative to a second strap, and the first and second straps are maintained diagonal relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 11058561
    Abstract: A prosthetic system includes a prosthetic valve having a valve body with a shaft defining a flow channel fluidly connectable to an interior of a socket. One or more ports in the valve body are in fluid communication with the flow channel and a membrane is positioned in the valve body. A release button associated with the membrane controls allow air flow into the socket via the one or more ports while air can flow out of the socket via the one or more ports independent of operation of the release button. A one-way valve is connected to the valve assembly that selectively permit air flow out of the socket. A valve insert is mountable on the socket and arranged to couple the valve body to the socket. The valve insert defines an opening configured to allow the shaft to extend through the valve insert and into the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Olafur Freyr Halldorsson, David Sandahl, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson
  • Patent number: 10980657
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis includes posterior panels arranged with a flat spinal curvature to create a reverse three-point pressure system to the spine. The reverse three-point pressure system relieves pressure on the posterior side of the vertebrae beneficial for certain indications. Various arrangements allow for securing the posterior panel to the spinal orthosis. The spinal orthosis includes a belt member length adjustment system including belt members having end portions reducible in length and a belt panel adapted to secure to the end portion of the belt member reduced in length to form at least in part a belt circumference of the spinal orthosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Valgeir Petursson, Jeff Nemeth, Harry Duane Romo, Bjorn Omarsson, Steven Kamm
  • Patent number: 10952886
    Abstract: An orthopedic device has various frame elements concealed by a sleeve defining pockets into which such frame elements are located. The orthopedic device includes a strap tightening assembly adapted to secure a plurality of straps simultaneously. The frame may include flexible edge features located along a periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Hildur Inga Thorsteinsdottir, Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Helga Run Palsdottir, Bjorn Omarsson
  • Patent number: 10939723
    Abstract: An insole for an orthopedic device includes a top portion including at least one top layer. The top layer defines a top surface arranged to be substantially adjacent a plantar surface of a user's foot. A bottom portion is connected to and arranged opposite the top portion. The bottom portion includes at least one bottom layer. At least one removable element is arranged for removal from at least the bottom portion for defining at least one opening below the top surface. The top surface continuously spans over the at least one opening arranged for off-loading one or more affected areas of the plantar surface of the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Jonathan Walborn, Zachariah J. Klutts, Harry Duane Romo
  • Patent number: 10898352
    Abstract: A suspension liner is adapted to provide an interface between a residual limb and a prosthetic socket. The suspension liner defines an interior surface and an exterior surface forming a liner profile between a closed distal end and an open proximal end. The suspension liner defines a liner body portion formed from an elastomeric material and at least one seal protruding circumferentially about and radially outward a distance from the liner profile, which is defined at areas outside the at least one seal. The at least one seal has a distal root extending from the liner profile, a distal section projecting from the distal root and terminating at a peak defined as the outermost portion of the at least one seal, and a proximal section extending from the peak to a proximal free end arranged for deflection relative to the liner profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson, Sigurdur Asgeirsson
  • Patent number: 10898365
    Abstract: A spinal orthosis has an elongate and substantially rigid spinal frame having upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly connected to the lower portion of the spinal frame. A strap assembly secures to an upper portion of the spinal frame and is adjustably secured to the lumbar assembly. An elastic strap has a first end secured to the spinal frame and a second end adjustably securing to the lumbar assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Nina Bakken, Bjorn Omarsson, Harry Duane Romo, Jeff Nemeth
  • Patent number: 10898363
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a hinge assembly, a frame having first and second frame components spaced apart from and connected to one another by the hinge assembly, a strap system extending between medial and lateral sides of the first frame component, and at least one tensioning element. The at least one tensioning element has a first end secured to the strap system and a second end coupled to the hinge assembly. Articulation of the hinge assembly pulls the strap system toward the frontal plane by the at least one tensioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventors: Arni Thor Ingimundarson, Harry Duane Romo, Bjorn Omarsson, Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao Chetlapalli