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1. (WO2005117773) ANKLE BRACE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/117773    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/018929
Publication Date: 15.12.2005 International Filing Date: 27.05.2005
A61F 5/01 (2006.01)
Applicants: AIRCAST LLC [US/US]; 92 River Road, Summit, NJ 07901 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
HARGRAVE, David, C. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MCCARTHY, Fabian, Jr. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: HARGRAVE, David, C.; (US).
MCCARTHY, Fabian, Jr.; (US)
Agent: KELLY, Edward, J.; Fish & Neave IP Group of, Ropes & Gray LLP, One International Place, Boston, MA 02110-2624 (US)
Priority Data:
60/575,038 27.05.2004 US
60/655,500 22.02.2005 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A brace worn by a user has side shell portions disposed in or on the lateral and medial sides portions of the brace to support the medial and lateral sides of the user's ankle. The shell may include a connecting center portion that extends under the foot of the user and couples the medial and lateral side shell portions. In certain embodiments, the connecting portion includes a plurality of flexible fingers oriented substantially towards the user's toes for yielding to the movement of the user’s foot vhile maintaining the stability and orientation of the lateral and medial supports with respect to the user's ankle.
(FR)L'invention concerne une attelle qui comporte des coques latérales placées dans ou sur des parties médiales et latérales de attelle afin de supporter le côté latéral et médial de la cheville de l'utilisateur. La coque peut comprendre une partie à connexion centrale qui s'étend sous le pied de l'utilisateur et couple les parties de coque médiales et latérales. Dans certains modes de réalisation, la partie de connexion comprend plusieurs doigts souples orientés sensiblement en direction des orteils de l'utilisateur afin de coulisser vers le mouvement du pied de l'utilisateur tout en maintenant la stabilité et l'orientation des supports latéraux et médiaux par rapport à la cheville de l'utilisateur.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)