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1. WO2007005574 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY RETURNING ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS (ERAFO)

Publication Number WO/2007/005574
Publication Date 11.01.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2006/025515
International Filing Date 29.06.2006
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS 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
5
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
A61F 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC
A61F 5/0102
A61F 5/0127
Applicants
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PATENT FOUNDATION [US/US]; 250 West Main Street, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22902, US (AllExceptUS)
  • ABEL, Mark, F. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • ALLAIRE, Paul, E. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • BENNETT, Bradford, C. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • WOLOVICK, Adam, C. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • ABEL, Mark, F.; US
  • ALLAIRE, Paul, E.; US
  • BENNETT, Bradford, C.; US
  • WOLOVICK, Adam, C.; US
Agents
  • DECKER, Robert, J.; UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PATENT FOUNDATION 250 West Main Street, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22902, US
Priority Data
60/695,34630.06.2005US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY RETURNING ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS (ERAFO)
(FR) PROCEDE ET SYSTEME D'ORTHESE PEDI-JAMBIERE RENVOYANT DE L'ENERGIE (ERAFO)
Abstract
(EN)
An orthotic device/system and method including at least one energy storage component and at least one trigger component which prevents release of the stored energy until the desired point in the movement cycle of an extremity. Use of the device/system and method permits, among other things, the orthosis to capture energy from the force present between a patient and a supporting surface and return it at a specified point in the movement cycle of the subject's extremity.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé et un dispositif/système d'orthèse comprenant au moins un composant de stockage d'énergie et au moins un composant de déclenchement qui empêche la libération de l'énergie stockée jusqu'à ce qu'elle atteigne un point désiré dans le cycle de mouvement d'une extrémité. L'utilisation de ce dispositif/système et la mise en oeuvre du procédé permettent, entre autres choses, à l'orthèse de capturer de l'énergie provenant d'une force présente entre un patient et une surface de support et de la renvoyer au niveau d'un point spécifié dans le cycle de mouvement de l'extrémité du sujet.
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