Reinforced orthotic insert

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

4611413

SERIAL NO

06719413

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A rigid orthotic insert having an elongate reinforcing member at a localized position in the orthotic. The reinforcing member comprises a fiberglass reinforced plastic core, around which is wrapped several layers of a sheet made of graphite fibers impregnated with resin. The graphite fibers are oriented with the lengthwise axis of the reinforcing member, and these are formed as an integral part of the insert.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NORTHWEST PODIATRIC LABORATORY, INC.FERNDALE, WA10

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, Dennis N Custer, WA 51 1178

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4439934 Orthotic insert 37 1982
 
Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Inc. (1)
* 4413430 Skate boot insert 16 1981
 
BROCHIER & FILS (1)
* 4368234 Woven material and layered assembly thereof 47 1980
 
Irwin; J. Michael (1)
* 4520581 Custom footbed support and method and apparatus for manufacturing same 55 1981
 
Apex Foot Products Corporation (1)
* 4325380 Orthotic device for the heel of a person's foot 34 1980
 
Clint, Inc. (1)
* 4435910 Shoe insole 81 1982
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4651445 Composite sole for a shoe 121 1985
* 5142797 Shoe employing negative toe rocker for foot muscle intensive sports 12 1991
* 5179791 Torsional spring insole and method 58 1991
 
HEXCEL CORPORATION (1)
* 5401564 Materials and processes for fabricating formed composite articles and use in shoe arch 42 1993
 
Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Inc. (3)
* 5772945 Composite material orthotic insert constructed by two step molding 7 1995
* 5960566 Composite material orthotic insert constructed for enhanced control and durability 8 1997
* 6485661 Method of making a composite material orthotic insert for enhanced control and durability 6 1999
 
ORTHOPEDIC DESIGNS, INC. (3)
6860034 Energy return sole for footwear 32 2001
* 2002/0144,430 Energy return sole for footwear 13 2001
6944972 Energy return sole for footwear 28 2003
 
Happi, Inc. (1)
* 5015427 Process for making an orthotic footwear insert 18 1989
 
NIKE, INC. (3)
7832117 Article of footwear including full length composite plate 14 2006
* 8813390 Article of footwear including full length composite plate 0 2010
* 2011/0023,327 Article of Footwear Including Full Length Composite Plate 2 2010
 
NXTMILE, LLC (2)
D659968 Insole for sport specific footwear 3 2010
* 2011/0099,845 CUSTOMIZED FOOTWEAR AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING 18 2010
* Cited By Examiner