Ossur hf. has filed a patent for an adjustable socket system that includes shell components, longitudinal supports, and a tightening system. The system can be adjusted between open and closed configurations to secure the fit on a residual limb. The design allows for customization of the length of the shell components for a better fit. GlobalData’s report on Ossur hf gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Adjustable socket system for prosthetic limb

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Ossur hf

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240009009A1) describes an adjustable socket system designed to accommodate a residual limb. The system includes a base, longitudinal supports, and shell components that define a receiving volume for the limb. The shell components can be adjusted between open and closed configurations to secure the fit on the limb. The system allows for length adjustments of the shell components to customize the fit for the user.

Furthermore, the system includes a tightening system with tensioning elements and guides to facilitate the movement between open and closed configurations. The design also features overlapping proximal and distal parts of the shell components along the longitudinal axis, allowing for adjustments in length. Additionally, the system incorporates a distal insert with ribs or protrusions to increase friction and a colored band for visibility. The adjustable socket system offers a versatile and customizable solution for users with varying needs, providing a secure and comfortable fit for a residual limb.

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