Patents Assigned to OSSUR ICELAND EHF
  • Patent number: 10426647
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a footplate defining opposing first and second sides and an upright support having a distal portion connected to the first side of the footplate. A motion control system controls movement of the second side of the footplate by anchoring at least one tensioning element to the second side of the footplate at a first guide while guiding the at least one tensioning element above the footplate through a second guide on an upper anchor element. The at least one tensioning element is arranged to allow movement of the second side of the footplate in a direction away from the upper anchor element until the at least one tensioning element becomes taut and to slide through the first and second guides when a proximal portion of the upright support moves toward and away from an anterior end of the footplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Harry Duane Romo, Jonathan Walborn
  • Patent number: 10422058
    Abstract: A knitted-fabric part including a basic part knitted with at least one knitted-fabric thread, and at least one extension part attached to the basic part to form a contiguous and intact structure. At least one unravelable connecting thread attaches the basic part to the at least one extension part, such that removal of the at least one unravelable connecting thread separates the basic part from the at least one extension part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Martin Rockstroh, Cornelia Kausler, Nikolai Witt
  • Patent number: 10420668
    Abstract: A patella cup for use with a knee brace includes a main shell secured to a padded liner, and an upper shell disposed above the main shell, and secured at one end to the padded liner. The upper shell may include an extension passing under an upper end of the main shell, so that the upper shell is bendable rearwardly relative to the main shell. A lower strap and at least one upper strap are secured to the padded liner, such that each strap includes an elastic portion to allow each strap to stretch in length when pulled. Loops are secured to the padded liner, on lateral and medial sides of the main shell, with the loops secured to lateral and medial hinges on either side of a knee brace used with the patella cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventor: Zachariah J. Klutts
  • Patent number: 10420657
    Abstract: An adjustable seal system includes a suspension liner having a liner body and an outer surface. A plurality of seal bands are located along a height of the liner body. A seal component is arranged for removably securing to the liner body. The seal component includes open upper and lower ends defining an opening therethrough and an internal surface arranged to frictionally engage at least one of the seal bands and secure on the outer surface of the liner. The seal component also includes an upper portion descending to at least one seal, and a lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Grimur Jonsson, Linda Ros Birgisdottir, Arora Helgadottir, Unnur Osp Asgrimsdottir, Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson
  • Patent number: 10413429
    Abstract: A prosthetic system includes a prosthetic foot having an upper foot element with a concave-forward facing portion and foot portion extending forwardly therefrom. An intermediate foot element is disposed below the upper foot element and has a front portion coupled to the foot portion of the upper foot element. A lower foot element is disposed below the intermediate foot element. A pump system is coupled to the prosthetic foot and comprises a pump mechanism including a housing defining a cavity, and a membrane situated in the cavity. The pump mechanism is movable between an original configuration and an expanded configuration. An arm member is connected to the pump mechanism and operatively coupled to the intermediate foot element. The arm member is arranged to move the pump mechanism toward at least the expanded configuration upon movement of the intermediate foot element relative to the upper foot element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Hafsteinn Jonasson, Dadi Granz, Marco Steinberg, David Sandahl
  • Patent number: 10413430
    Abstract: A hydraulic damping cylinder for a prosthetic knee joint, including a housing, a cylinder chamber in the housing and filled with a hydraulic fluid, and a piston arranged in the cylinder chamber and movable by a piston rod. In the housing there are provided at least two separate receiving chambers, which are of different size and are connected to the cylinder chamber by fluid ducts, for hydraulic fluid displaced from the cylinder chamber during a piston movement The receiving chambers are each separated, by a diaphragm, from a compression chamber filled with a compressible fluid that forms an energy store. Upstream of the larger receiving chamber, there is connected a throttle device which forms a flow resistance for the hydraulic fluid flowing into the receiving chamber so that the hydraulic fluid can be distributed to the two receiving chambers in a manner dependent on speed of the piston movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Janek Dressler, Thomas Kamm, Sören Zobirei, Gabriel Tschupp
  • Patent number: 10413437
    Abstract: An orthopedic device and method for using the same are provided for applying a dynamic load on a leg of a user. The orthopedic device has a rigid or semi-rigid frame including lower and upper frames, and a hinge assembly connecting the lower and upper frames. A dynamic loading component is used to urge the load on the user's leg on the basis of flexion of the hinge assembly on the basis of tension in an elongate element connecting the dynamic loading component and at least one of the lower and upper frames. A peak load is generated at a flexion angle between extension and flexion of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Harry Duane Romo, Jane Lee, Jared Olivo
  • Patent number: 10405999
    Abstract: A prosthetic joint can include a first attachment member and a second attachment member coupled to the first attachment member. The second attachment member can include a cylindrical chamber. The prosthetic joint can include a fixation system disposed within the cylindrical chamber comprising at least one cam. The prosthetic joint can have an unlocked configuration, wherein in the unlocked configuration the first attachment member and the second attachment member can rotate relative to each other. The prosthetic joint can have a locked configuration, wherein in the locked configuration the first attachment member is substantially prevented from rotating relative to the second attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ÖSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Dana Stewart Marlin, David Sandahl
  • Patent number: 10391211
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) orthopedic device includes a base shell and a dorsal shell contoured to generally correspond to an opening of the base shell. The dorsal shell includes a proximal section and a distal section. The proximal section at least in part defines a receiving space. A NPWT system includes a pump mechanism secured in the receiving space and a wound covering situated inside of the base shell and arranged to form a sealed volume over a wound area of a user. At least one conduit forms a fluid connection between the wound covering and the pump mechanism. The pump mechanism is arranged to apply a negative pressure to the wound area through the at least one conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ossur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Jonathan Walborn, Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao Chetlapalli, Gudni Ingimarsson
  • Patent number: 10390976
    Abstract: A liner for an orthopedic or prosthetic device includes a core formed from a porous and compressible material, a first layer secured to the first side of the core and forming a first surface to the liner, and a second layer secured to the second side of the core and forming a second surface to the liner. The first and second layers may comprise different properties from one another and be formed from different materials including fabrics and polymeric materials. A polymeric film may be secured to the core or one of the layers to define at least part of a surface of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventor: Zachariah J. Klutts
  • Patent number: 10383747
    Abstract: A liner for an orthopedic or prosthetic device includes a core formed from a porous and compressible material, a first layer secured to the first side of the core and forming a first surface to the liner, and a second layer secured to the second side of the core and forming a second surface to the liner. The first and second layers may comprise different properties from one another and be formed from different materials including fabrics and polymeric materials. A polymeric film may be secured to the core or to one of the layers to define at least part of a surface of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ossur Iceland ehf
    Inventor: Zachariah J. Klutts
  • Patent number: 10376404
    Abstract: An orthopedic device is arranged for scapulothoracic stabilization, inclusive of features for biomechanical stabilization of the shoulder, scapula and spine, treated alone or in combination with assembly features for supporting an arm or shoulder. The orthopedic device may be arranged in a garment or shoulder harness such that either may include first and second strap systems for extending over first and second shoulders of a user, respectively, and each of the first and second strap systems forms a “Figure 9” shape about the respective shoulder, with a strap section arranged to extend toward a waist stabilizer that may form part of the orthopedic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ossur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Christopher Callicott Webster, Orr Limpisvasti, Harry Duane Romo, Jared Olivo, Zachariah J. Klutts, Lindsay Frost, Mark Harman Powell
  • Patent number: 10369025
    Abstract: Systems and method for monitoring gait dynamics are disclosed. The performance of an orthotic or prosthetic device or other device associated with a limb may be measured based on the resistance of a bending sensor. Data from the sensors is gathered or processed, particularly for purposes of alignment, safety, failure, usage, selection, and artificial proprioception. Information relating to the device may be outputted visually or auditorily to an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Össur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Arinbjörn Viggo Clausen, Magnús Oddsson
  • Patent number: 10342680
    Abstract: A prosthetic ankle module allows for translational and/or rotational movement of a prosthetic foot relative to an adapter. The ankle module can include a four-bar linkage assembly. Links of the linkage assembly can be arranged in various configurations, e.g., parallel or non-parallel and having equal or non-equal lengths, to provide different functions and benefits, e.g., dorsiflexion, plantar flexion, vertical shock absorption, inversion, eversion, and/or rotation about the sagittal axis. Other types of linkage assemblies are also possible. A prosthetic foot can further include a support spring to limit the range of motion of the adapter in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ossur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Jeroen Nijman, Christophe Lecomte
  • Patent number: 10335245
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is arranged for holding an article at a predetermined location relative to the packaging assembly in closed and open configurations of the packaging assembly. The packaging assembly includes at least two sections arranged to be secured in place relative to one another in the closed configuration of the packaging assembly, and move relative to one another in the open configuration of the packaging assembly. The at least two sections form an inner surface defining an attachment area for receiving the article. The packaging assembly includes at least one instruction area located along the inner surface and having indicia pointing to features of an article for placement in the packaging assembly and displayed relative to the attachment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Marcel Jansen, Liza A. Boon, Karim De Waard
  • Patent number: 10322016
    Abstract: An adjustable seal system, seal component for use in the system, and method are provided for forming a sealing interface between a residual limb and a prosthetic socket. The seal component is selectively placed over the outer surface of a suspension liner including a plurality of seal bands, which the seal component may removably and securely engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Linda Ros Birgisdottir, Martin Lund Størup, Johan Olof Westlund, Egill Sveinbjorn Egilsson
  • Patent number: 10307271
    Abstract: A human assistance device has a rate gyro, first accelerometer, and second accelerometer disposed on a mobile body for sensing a physical state of the mobile body to provide a physical state measurement. The human assistance device can be a prosthetic, orthotic, and robotic device. An ATAN2 function is performed on an output of the first accelerometer and an output of the second accelerometer. An output of the rate gyro and an output of the ATAN2 function is filtered to provide a filtered physical state measurement. The filtered physical state measurement is applied to a reference function to generate a reference command to control a non-gait motion of an actuator in the human assistance device. The reference command controls the human assistance device, for example to provide a shifting foot position while seated, with a natural, biological motion, without an artificial or mechanical appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Össur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Matthew A. Holgate, Chase Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10292454
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a lateral wedge positionable under a foot of a user. The lateral wedge has posterior and anterior ends, and upper and lower surfaces. First and second sides extend between the upper and lower surfaces. A thickness is defined between the upper and lower surfaces that tapers from the first side toward the second side such that the lateral wedge provides a lift under the foot to unload pressure from an affected compartment of the knee by supporting a one side of the foot in an elevated position relative to the other. At least one trim line extends in a direction between the posterior and anterior ends. The lateral wedge is trimmable along the at least one trim line to vary or control the amount of lift provided by varying the thickness of the lateral wedge along the first side relative to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ossur Iceland, ehf
    Inventors: Bjorn Omarsson, Halldor Albertsson, Thorleifur Stefansson, Larus Gunnsteinsson, Arni Thor Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 10271968
    Abstract: A knitted interface comprises a knitted structure formed from a plurality of elastomeric polymer filaments having a plurality of interstices permitting a transfer of air therethrough. The elastomeric polymer filaments may have a solid or hollow cross-section. The interstices vary in shape and size according to a knit density of the knitted structure upon movement or radial distension of the knitted interface. The elastomeric polymer filaments may be made from silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Andrew Bache, Christophe Valois, Magnus Oddsson
  • Patent number: D851388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Össur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Arinbjörn Viggo Clausen, Aron Kristbjorn Albertsson, Gudfinna Halldorsdottir