Lanyard suspension system for a prosthetic limb

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8057551
APP PUB NO 20050256589A1
SERIAL NO

11111483

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A lanyard suspension system for a prosthetic limb that includes: (a) a lanyard cord adapted to extend from a distal end of a patient's residual limb; and (b) a lanyard lock assembly adapted to be seated at a distal end of a patient's prosthetic limb socket assembly. The lanyard lock assembly includes: (1) a lanyard lock base having a lanyard cord channel extending therethrough from an inlet hole in a proximal surface of the lanyard lock base to an outlet hole in one of a side surface and a distal surface of the lanyard lock base; and (2) a locking mechanism designed to allow the lanyard cord to substantially freely thread through the lanyard cord channel from the inlet hole to the outlet hole while substantially inhibiting the lanyard cord from threading in the opposite direction when in an active setting.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Prosthetic Design, Inc.CLAYTON, OH10

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Firth, David G Seattle, US 8 72
Schall, Scott R Englewood, US 19 463
Slemker, Tracy C Clayton, US 40 718
Steinbarger, Steven Wilmington, US 13 112

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 5326351 Prosthesis fitting device 4 1992
5368281 Ratchet pulley for tightening cords or ropes 47 1993
5722640 Winch and improved sheave 18 1996
* 2004/0021,028 Tape rule brake mechanism 2 2002
* 2005/0209,706 Prosthetic suspension device 2 2005
 
Evenflo Company, Inc. (1)
* 5061012 Child car seat with automatic harness adjustment 56 1990
 
The Ohio Willow Wood Company (1)
6797008 System and method for securing a prosthetic limb 20 2001
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