US Patent No: 6,601,320

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Orthotic assembly having stationary heel post and separate orthotic plate

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A two-piece orthotic insert assembly. A post member is fixedly mounted in the heel end of a shoe, and has a generally concave bearing surface. A separate plate member is placed in the shoe so that the heel end thereof rests in the post, the heel cup of the plate member having a generally convex lower bearing surface which engages the concave bearing surface in the post member so as to permit a predetermined range of pivoting motion between the two pieces. The concave upper bearing surface of the post member defines a generally U-shaped bearing area which supports the rear foot portion of the plate at a predetermined angle for heel strike. Following heel strike, the plate member pivots so as to permit a controlled amount of pronation of the foot.

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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 Blaine, WA 52 992

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MSD CONSUMER CARE, INC. (1)
* 5,611,153 Insole for heel pain relief 67 1995
 
NINE WEST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
* 4,930,232 Multilayer shoe sole 20 1989
 
NORTHWEST PODIATRIC LABORATORY, INC. (1)
* 6,125,557 Orthotic assembly having stationary heel post and separate orthotic plate 32 1998
 
STEVENSON, ROBERT B., 6713 EAST 66TH STREET, TULSA, OK 74133 (20%) (1)
* 4,932,141 Insole 16 1988
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,694,590 Arch support unit and method of formation 37 1986
* 4,742,625 Molded article of footwear 70 1986
* 4,823,420 Contour molded insole 31 1986
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MSD CONSUMER CARE, INC. (3)
* 7,958,653 Cushioned orthotic 7 2006
8,479,413 Footwear insole for alleviating arthritis pain 2 2008
8,800,169 Cushioned orthotic 0 2013
 
The Timberland Company (3)
7,681,333 Shoe footbed system with interchangeable cartridges 3 2005
7,461,470 Shoe footbed system and method with interchangeable cartridges 9 2005
7,762,008 Extreme service footwear 50 2006
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
* 7,264,604 Curable off-loading footwear and methods 3 2000
 
NORTHWEST PODIATRIC LABORATORY, INC. (1)
* 7,124,518 Orthotic assembly having stationary heel post and separate orthotic plate 6 2004
 
REMINGTON PRODUCTS COMPANY (1)
7,913,429 Orthotic wedge system 1 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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