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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C)
WARNING
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The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

A61F2/48 covered by A61F 2/02
A61F2/56 covered by A61F 2/54
A61F2/62 covered by A61F 2/60
A61F 2/70 covered by A61F 2/68, A61F 2/72
A61F2/74 covered by A61F 2/68
A61F5/045 covered by A61G 13/12
A61F5/052 covered by A61F 5/05
A61F5/447 covered by A61F 5/445
A61F5/452 covered by A61F 5/451
A61F5/457 covered by A61F 5/451
A61F5/458 covered by A61F 5/451
A61F6/10 covered by A61F 6/08
A61F9/01 covered by A61F9/008A-A61F9/008D
A61F9/011 covered by A61F9/008A-A61F9/008D
A61F13/22 covered by A61F 13/206A61F13/24 covered by A61F 13/2037A61F13/30 covered by A61F 13/26
A61F13/32 covered by A61F 13/26
A61F13/40 covered by A61M 35/006


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Guide Heading:
Filters; Devices providing patency to tubular structures; Prostheses; Accessories
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Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body (as cosmetic articles, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. wigs, hair pieces, A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00, artificial nails A45D 31/00; dental prostheses A61C 13/00; materials for prostheses A61L 27/00; artificial hearts A61M 1/10; artificial kidneys A61M 1/14)
WARNING
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Groups A61F 2/07, A61F 2/844 - A61F 2/97 correspond to IPC2013.01

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{
Closure means for urethra or rectum, i.e. anti-incontinence devices or support slings against pelvic prolapse
}
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. .
{
placed in or outside the body opening close to the surface of the body (plugging an opening in the wall of a hollow or tubular organ A61B 17/0057)
}
. . .
{
inflatable
}
A61F 2/0018
. . .
{
magnetic
}
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. .
{
placed deep in the body opening (occluding blood vessels by internal devices A61B 17/12022)
}
A61F 2/0027
. . .
{
inflatable
}
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A61F 2/0031
. .
{
for constricting the lumen; Support slings for the urethra
}
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. . .
{
implantable (A61F 2/0018 takes precedence)
}
. . . .
{
inflatable
}
. . . .
{
Support slings
}
. . .
{
with pressure applied to urethra by an element placed in the vagina
}
. . .
{
with pressure applied to urethra by an element placed around the penis, e.g. penis clamp
}
.
{
Cosmetic or alloplastic implants (A61F 2/10 to A61F 2/16, A61F 2/28 take precedence)
}
.
{
Implantable repair or support meshes, e.g. hernia meshes
}
.
{
Special surfaces of prostheses, e.g. for improving ingrowth (A61F 2/30767 takes precedence)
}
.
{
Packages or dispensers for prostheses or other implants (for intraocular lenses A61F 2/1691; for dental surgery A61C 19/02)
}
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Filters implantable into blood vessels
{
(filters used as gripping instruments A61B 17/22031)
}
. .
{
Distal protection devices, i.e. devices placed distally in combination with another endovascular procedure, e.g. angioplasty or stending
}
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Prostheses implantable into the body
{
(closure means for urethra or rectum or for artificial body openings therefor A61F 2/0004)
}
. .
{
Artificial gland structures using bioreactors (hemodialysis A61M 1/16; hemofiltration A61M 1/34; other extracorporeal blood treatment A61M 1/36)
}
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A61F 2/025
. .
{
Means for transferring electromagnetic energy to implants
}
A61F 2/027
. . .
{
for data transfer
}
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Hollow or tubular parts of organs, e.g. bladders, tracheae, bronchi or bile ducts (A61F 2/18, A61F 2/20 take precedence; devices, other than stent-grafts, providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body other than stent-grafts, e.g. stents A61F 2/82; instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts A61F 2/95)
. . .
{
Urinary bladders
}
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. . .
Blood vessels
. . . .
{
Apparatus for the production of blood vessels made from natural tissue or with layers of living cells (prostheses made from natural tissue or living cells A61L 27/5007)
}
. . . .
{
with special features to facilitate anastomotic coupling (anastomosis of natural blood vessels A61B 17/11)
}
. . . .
Stent-grafts
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Muscles; Tendons; Ligaments
{
(sutures A61B 17/04)
}
. . .
{
Implements for inserting tendons or ligaments
}
. . .
{
Fixation devices for tendons or ligaments
}
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Hair or skin implants
. . .
{
Skin implants, e.g. artificial skin
}
. .
Mammary prostheses and implants
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Eye parts, e.g. lenses, corneal implants;
{
Implanting instruments specially adapted therefor
}
; Artificial eyes
. . .
{
Artificial eyes
}
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. . .
{
Cornea, e.g. artificial corneae, keratoprostheses or corneal implants for repair of defective corneal tissue
}
. . . .
{
Implantation instruments specially adapted therefor
}
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. . .
{
Corneal inlays or onlays for refractive correction
}
. . . .
{
Implantation instruments specially adapted therefor
}
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. . .
{
Implants to be inserted in the stroma for refractive correction, e.g. ring-like implants
}
. . . .
{
Implantation instruments specially adapted therefor
}
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Intraocular lenses
. . . .
{
Corrective lenses for use in addition to the natural lenses of the eyes
}
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{
having special lens configurations or particular optical properties, e.g. pseudo-accommodative lenses, lenses having variable focus or aberration corrections, multipart lenses, diffractive lenses or lenses for variably absorbing electromagnetic radiation
}
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{
Pseudo-accommodative, e.g. multifocal or enabling monovision
}
. . . . . .
{
Multifocal lenses
}
. . . . . .
{
enabling correction for monovision
}
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. . . . .
{
having adjustable focus or power activated variable focus means, e.g. mechanically or electrically by the ciliary muscle or from the outside
}
. . . . . .
{
for changing index of refraction e.g. by external means or by tilting
}
. . . . . .
{
for changing longitudinal position, i.e. along the visual axis when implanted
}
. . . . . .
{
for changing radial position, i.e. perpendicularly to the visual axis when implanted
}
. . . . . .
{
for changing shape
}
. . . . .
{
Correcting aberrations caused by inhomogeneities of the cornea or the surface of the natural lens, or correcting intrinsic aberrations, e.g. aspheric, cylindrical, toric lenses
}
. . . . .
{
Multipart lenses
}
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{
Diffractive lenses
}
. . . . . .
{
Fresnel lenses, prisms or plates
}
. . . . .
{
having variable absorption coefficient for electromagnetic radiation, e.g. photochromic lenses
}
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. . . .
{
Instruments for inserting intraocular lenses into the eye
}
. . . . .
{
for manual insertion during surgery, e.g. forceps-like instruments
}
. . . . .
{
with rotatable plungers
}
. . . . .
{
with pushable plungers
}
. . . . .
{
with a two-stage plunger, e.g. rotatable and pushable or rotatable at different speeds
}
. . . . .
{
with a lubricated inner surface, e.g. the lubricant being coated on the inner surface or being injected through a port
}
. . . . .
{
with a separate cartridge or other lens setting part for storage of a lens, e.g. preloadable for shipping
}
. . . .
{
Packages or dispensers for intraocular lenses (for contact lenses A45C 11/005)
}
. . . .
{
Capsular bag spreaders therefor
}
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Internal ear or nose parts, e.g. ear-drums
{
(implants for middle ear ventilation or drainage A61F 11/002)
}
. . .
{
Nose parts
}
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{
Epiglottis
}
; Larynxes; Tracheae combined with larynxes or for use therewith (tracheae, bronchi per se A61F 2/04;
{
tracheostomy tubes A61M 16/0465
}
)
A61F 2/203
. . .
{
comprising an air passage from trachea to oesophagus or to pharynx; Artificial epiglottis
}
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Heart valves;
{
Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR
}
devices]
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. . .
{
with pivoting rigid closure members (check valves with hinged closure members in general F16K 15/03)
}
A61F 2/2406
. . . .
{
without fixed axis
}
. . .
{
Support rings therefor, e.g. for connecting valves to tissue (annuloplasty rings A61F 2/2442)
}
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. . .
{
with soft flexible valve members, e.g. tissue valves shaped like natural valves (check valves with flexible valve members in general F16K 15/14)
}
. . . .
{
Manufacturing methods
}
. . . .
{
Scaffolds therefor, e.g. support stents
}
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A61F 2/2421
. . .
{
with non-pivoting rigid closure members
}
A61F 2/2424
. . . .
{
Ball valves
}
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{
Devices for manipulating or deploying heart valves during implantation
}
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{
Deployment by mechanical expansion
}
A61F 2/2433
. . . . .
{
using balloon catheter
}
A61F 2/2436
. . . .
{
Deployment by retracting a sheath
}
. . . .
{
Expansion controlled by filaments
}
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{
Annuloplasty rings or inserts for correcting the valve shape; Implants for improving the function of a native heart valve
}
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{
Annuloplasty rings in direct contact with the valve annulus
}
A61F 2/2448
. . . . .
{
D-shaped rings
}
. . . .
{
Inserts in the coronary sinus for correcting the valve shape
}
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{
Means for preventing inversion of the valve leaflets, e.g. chordae tendineae prostheses
}
. . . . .
{
Chordae tendineae prostheses
}
. . . .
{
Devices for obstructing a leak through a native valve in a closed condition
}
. . . .
{
Implants forming part of the valve leaflets
}
A61F 2/2466
. . . .
{
Delivery devices therefor
}
. . .
{
with resilient valve members, e.g. conical spiral
}
. . .
{
Devices for testing
}
. . .
{
Venous valves
}
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A61F 2/2478
. . .
{
Passive devices for improving the function of the heart muscle, i.e. devices for reshaping the external surface of the heart, e.g. bags, strips or bands
}
. . . .
{
Devices outside the heart wall, e.g. bags, strips or bands
}
. . . .
{
Devices within the heart chamber, e.g. splints
}
. . .
{
Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR
}
devices]
. . .
{
Devices for determining the dimensions of the prosthetic valve to be implanted, e.g. templates, sizers
}
. .
Penis implants
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Bones (
{
A61F 2/42 takes precedence
}
; joints A61F 2/30;
{
means for introducing bone substitute or for implanting bone graft implants A61F 2/4601; devices for grinding or milling bone material A61F 2/4644
}
)
. . .
{
for mandibular reconstruction (temporo-mandibular joints A61F 2/3099; bone plates for the jaw A61B 17/8071)
}
. . .
{
Bone stump caps
}
A61F 2/2846
. . .
{
Support means for bone substitute or for bone graft implants, e.g. membranes or plates for covering bone defects (nets or sleeves applied to surface of endoprostheses A61F 2/30907; bone plates A61B 17/80; bone regeneration in dental surgery A61C 8/0006)
}
. . .
{
for cadavers (devices for autopsy A61B 16/00)
}
. . .
{
Skull or cranium (A61F 2/2803 and A61F 2/3099 take precedence)
}
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Joints
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A61F 2/30721
. . .
{
Accessories
}
. . . .
{
Plugs or restrictors for sealing a cement-receiving space (tools for inserting plugs A61F 2/4614; sealing collars for use during cementing A61B 17/8808)
}
A61F 2/30724
. . . .
{
Spacers for centering an implant in a bone cavity, e.g. in a cement-receiving cavity
}
. . . .
{
Collars; Bone edge protectors (A61F 2/30734 takes precedence; sealing collars for use during cementing A61B 17/8808)
}
. . . .
{
Modular inserts, sleeves or augments, e.g. placed on proximal part of stem for fixation purposes or wedges for bridging a bone defect
}
. . . .
{
Devices connected to the proximal part of an endoprosthetic femoral shaft for reinforcing or replacing the trochanters, e.g. the greater trochanter (proximal parts of endoprosthetic femoral shafts A61F 2/367; non-prosthetic trochanteric devices A61B 17/74)
}
A61F 2/30742
. . . .
{
Bellows or hose-like seals; Sealing membranes (A61B 17/8808 takes precedence; sealing membranes for retaining bone substitute A61F 2/2846)
}
. . . .
{
End caps, e.g. for closing an endoprosthetic cavity
}
. . . .
{
Fixation appliances for connecting prostheses to the body
}
A61F 2/30756
. . .
{
Cartilage endoprostheses (A61F 2/3603 takes precedence)
}
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A61F 2/30767
. . .
{
Special external and/or bone-contacting surfaces, e.g. coating for improving bone ingrowth (materials for coating prostheses A61L 27/28)
}
. . . .
{
applied in original prostheses, e.g. holes, grooves (etching the surface A61F 2/30767)
}
A61F 2/30907
. . . .
{
Nets or sleeves applied to surface of prostheses or in cement
}
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A61F 2/3094
. . .
{
Designing or manufacturing processes (not used, see subgroups)
}
. . . .
{
for designing or making customized prostheses, e.g. using templates, CT or NMR scans, finite-element analysis or CAD-CAM techniques (computer-assisted sizing or machining of dental prostheses A61C 13/0004; CAD-CAM techniques per se G05B 19/4202)
}
A61F 2/30965
. . . .
{
Reinforcing the prosthesis by embedding particles or fibres during moulding or dipping
}
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A61F 2/30988
. . .
{
Other joints not covered by any of the groups A61F 2/32 to A61F 2/4425
}
A61F 2/3099
. . . .
{
for temporo-mandibular [TM, TMJ
}
joints (endoprostheses for mandibular reconstruction A61F 2/2803)]
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A61F 2/32
. . .
for the hip
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Documents, which are of interest for more than one of the following subgroups, are classified in the hierarchically higher group only

. . . .
Acetabular cups
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Femoral heads;
{
Femoral endoprostheses
}
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{
for replacing only the epiphyseal or metaphyseal parts of the femur, e.g. endoprosthetic femoral heads or necks directly fixed to the natural femur by internal fixation devices (non-prosthetic internal fixation devices for the femoral head or neck A61B 17/74)
}
. . . . . .
{
implanted without ablation of the whole natural femoral head (endoprosthetic cartilage A61F 2/30756)
}
A61F 2/3607
. . . . .
{
including proximal or total replacement of the femur
}
. . . . .
{
Femoral heads or necks; Connections of endoprosthetic heads or necks to endoprosthetic femoral shafts (A61F 2/3601 takes precedence)
}
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A61F 2/3662
. . . . .
{
Femoral shafts
}
. . . . . .
{
Proximal or metaphyseal parts of shafts (trochanteric devices connected to said proximal parts A61F 2/30739)
}
. . . . . .
{
Intermediate parts of shafts
}
. . . . . .
{
Distal or diaphyseal parts of shafts
}
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for elbows or knees
NOTE
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Documents, which are of interest for more than one of the following subgroups, are classified in the hierarchically higher group only

. . . .
{
for elbows
}
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A61F 2/3836
. . . .
{
Special connection between upper and lower leg, e.g. constrained
}
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A61F 2/384
. . . . .
{
hinged, i.e. with transverse axle restricting the movement
}
A61F 2/3845
. . . . . .
{
allowing only for single rotation
}
A61F 2/385
. . . . . .
{
also provided with condylar bearing surfaces
}
A61F 2/3854
. . . . .
{
with ball and socket joint
}
. . . .
{
Femoral components
}
. . . .
{
with sliding tibial bearing
}
. . . .
{
Meniscus for implantation between the natural bone surfaces
}
. . . .
{
Patellae or trochleae
}
. . . .
{
for stabilising knees against anterior or lateral dislocations
}
. . . .
{
Tibial components (A61F 2/3868 takes precedence)
}
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for shoulders
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Documents, which are of interest for more than one of the following subgroups, are classified in the hierarchically higher group only

. . . .
{
Replacing only the epiphyseal or metaphyseal parts of the humerus, i.e. endoprosthesis not comprising an entire humeral shaft (replacing only the epiphyseal or metaphyseal parts of the femur A61F 2/3601)
}
A61F 2/4014
. . . .
{
Humeral heads or necks; Connections of endoprosthetic heads or necks to endoprosthetic humeral shafts
}
. . . .
{
Humeral shafts
}
. . . .
{
Glenoid components, e.g. cups
}
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A61F 2/42
. . .
for wrists or ankles; for hands, e.g. fingers; for feet, e.g. toes
A61F 2/4202
. . . .
{
for ankles
}
A61F 2/4225
. . . .
{
for feet, e.g. toes
}
A61F 2/4241
. . . .
{
for hands, e.g. fingers
}
A61F 2/4261
. . . .
{
for wrists
}
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for the spine, e.g. vertebrae, spinal discs
. . . .
{
for apophyseal or facet joints, i.e. between adjacent spinous or transverse processes (devices implanted between spinous or transverse processes A61B 17/7062)
}
A61F 2/441
. . . .
{
made of inflatable pockets or chambers filled with fluid, e.g. with hydrogel
}
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. . . .
{
Intervertebral or spinal discs, e.g. resilient (non-disc-shaped intervertebral inflatable pockets A61F 2/441; non-disc-shaped intervertebral fusion implants A61F 2/4455)
}
. . . . .
{
made of articulated components
}
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. . . .
{
for the fusion of spinal bodies, e.g. intervertebral fusion of adjacent spinal bodies, e.g. fusion cages (intervertebral discs A61F 2/442)
}
. . . . .
{
having a circular or elliptical cross-section substantially parallel to the axis of the spine, e.g. cylinders or frustocones
}
. . . . .
{
having a circular or kidney shaped cross-section substantially perpendicular to the axis of the spine
}
. . . . .
{
substantially parallelepipedal, e.g. having a rectangular or trapezoidal cross-section
}
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Special tools or methods for implanting or extracting artificial joints, accessories, bone grafts or substitutes, or particular adaptations therefor
A61F 2/4601
. . . .
{
for introducing bone substitute, for implanting bone graft implants or for compacting them in the bone cavity (for introducing bone cement A61B 17/8805)
}
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A61F 2/4603
. . . .
{
for insertion or extraction of endoprosthetic joints or of accessories thereof
}
. . . . .
{
of elbows
}
A61F 2/4606
. . . . .
{
of wrists or ankles; of hands, e.g. fingers; of feet, e.g. toes
}
. . . . .
{
of hip femoral endoprostheses
}
. . . . .
{
of acetabular cups
}
. . . . .
{
of knees
}
. . . . .
{
of spinal prostheses
}
. . . . .
{
of shoulders
}
. . . . .
{
of plugs for sealing a cement-receiving space
}
. . . . .
{
of cartilage
}
. . . .
{
for connecting or disconnecting two parts of a prosthesis
}
. . . .
{
Preparation of bone graft, bone plugs or bone dowels, e.g. grinding or milling bone material (bone material A61F 2/28; disintegrating or milling devices B02C)
}
A61F 2/4657
. . . .
{
Measuring instruments used for implanting artificial joints (for surgical instruments A61B 19/46)
}
. . . .
{
for cleaning or coating bones, e.g. bone cavities, prior to endoprosthesis implantation or bone cement introduction (for cleaning teeth cavities A61C 17/00; irrigators A61M 3/02)
}
. . . .
{
Testing instruments for artificial joints (for testing non-implantable prostheses A61F 2/76)
}
. . . .
{
Trial or dummy prostheses
}
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.
Prostheses not implantable in the body
{
(closure means for urethra or rectum or for artificial body openings therefor A61F 2/0004)
}
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A61F 2/5044
. .
{
Designing or manufacturing processes (not used, see subgroup)
}
A61F 2/5046
. . .
{
for designing or making customized prostheses, e.g. using templates, finite-element analysis or CAD-CAM techniques
}
A61F 2/52
. .
Mammary prostheses (brassieres A41C 3/00)
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A61F 2/54
. .
Artificial arms or hands or parts thereof
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A61F 2/58
. . .
Elbows; Wrists;
{
Other joints; Hands
}
A61F 2/581
. . . .
{
Shoulder joints
}
A61F 2/582
. . . .
{
Elbow joints
}
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A61F 2/583
. . . .
{
Hands; Wrist joints
}
A61F 2/585
. . . . .
{
Wrist joints
}
A61F 2/586
. . . . .
{
Fingers
}
A61F 2/588
. . . . .
{
Hands having holding devices shaped differently from human fingers, e.g. claws, hooks, tubes
}
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A61F 2/60
. .
Artificial legs or feet or parts thereof
A61F 2/601
. . .
{
Peg legs, e.g. wooden legs
}
A61F 2/602
. . .
{
with air cushions (A61F 2/7843 takes precedence)
}
A61F 2/604
. . .
{
Joints for artificial legs (A61F 2/605, A61F 2/64, A61F 2/6607 take precedence)
}
A61F 2/605
. . .
{
Hip joints
}
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A61F 2/64
. . .
Knee joints
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A61F 2/642
. . . .
{
Polycentric joints, without longitudinal rotation
}
A61F 2/644
. . . . .
{
of the single-bar or multi-bar linkage type
}
A61F 2/646
. . . . .
{
of the pin-guiding groove linkage type
}
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A61F 2/66
. . .
Feet; Ankle joints
A61F 2/6607
. . . .
{
Ankle joints
}
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A61F 2/68
. .
Operating or control means
Collapse
A61F 2/70
. . .
electrical
{
not used, see A61F 2/68 and A61F 2/72
}
A61F 2/72
. . . .
Bioelectrical control, e.g. myoelectric
A61F 2/76
. .
Means for assembling, fitting or testing prostheses, e.g. for measuring or balancing,
{
e.g. alignment means
}
Collapse
A61F 2/78
. .
Means for protecting prostheses or for attaching them to the body, e.g. bandages, harnesses, straps, or stockings for the limb stump
Collapse
A61F 2/7812
. . .
{
Interface cushioning members placed between the limb stump and the socket, e.g. bandages or stockings for the limb stump
}
A61F 2/7843
. . . .
{
Inflatable bladders
}
A61F 2/80
. . .
Sockets, e.g. of suction type
Collapse
.
Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents (stent-grafts for tubular structures of the body other than blood vessels A61F 2/04; stent-grafts for blood vessels A61F 2/07; instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts A61F 2/95; for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed A61B17/03; dilators A61M 29/00)
. .
folded prior to deployment
A61F 2/848
. .
having means for fixation to the vessel wall, e.g. barbs
. .
Two or more distinct overlapping stents
. .
Single tubular stent with a side portal passage
Collapse
A61F 2/86
. .
Stents in a form characterised by the wire-like elements; Stents in the form characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure
Collapse
. . .
the wire-like elements formed as helical or spiral coils ( forming a net-like or mesh-like structure A61F 2/90)
. . . .
{
comprising a coil including a plurality of spiral or helical sections with alternate directions around a central axis
}
. . .
the wire-like elements comprising two or more adjacent rings flexibly connected by separate members
Collapse
. . .
characterised by a net-like or mesh-like structure
Collapse
. . . .
made from perforated sheet material or tubes, e.g. perforated by laser cuts or etched holes
. . . . .
with bands having a meander structure, adjacent bands being connected to each other
Collapse
. .
Stents in the form of a rolled-up sheet expanding after insertion into the vessel,
{
e.g. with a spiral shape in cross-section
}
. . .
circumferentially expandable by using ratcheting locks
Collapse
. .
Stents retaining their form, i.e. not being deformable, after placement in the predetermined place
. . .
hardenable, e.g. stents formed in situ
Collapse
.
Instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts
. .
for placing stents or stent-grafts in a bifurcation
. .
Inflatable balloons for placing stents or stent-grafts
Collapse
A61F 2/962
. .
having an outer sleeve
. . .
with relative longitudinal movement between outer sleeve and prosthesis, e.g. using a push rod
. . .
the outer sleeve being splittable
Lengthening pieces for natural legs
Methods or devices enabling invalids to operate an apparatus or a device not forming part of the body (operating or control means for prostheses A61F 2/68;
{
serving devices for one-handed persons A47G 21/08
}
)
Collapse
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints (surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints, devices specially adapted therefor A61B 17/56); Nursing devices;
{
Anti-rape devices
}
(bandages, dressings or absorbent pads A61F 13/00)
Collapse
A61F 5/0003
.
{
Apparatus for the treatment of obesity; Anti-eating devices (surgical instruments or methods for treatment of obesity, devices specially adapted therefor A61B 17/00; hollow or tubular parts of organs A61F 2/04)
}
A61F 5/0006
. .
{
Diet or mouth appliances
}
A61F 5/0009
. .
{
External belts
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0013
. .
{
Implantable devices or invasive measures
}
A61F 5/0026
. . .
{
Anti-eating devices using electrical stimulation
}
Collapse
A61F 5/003
. . .
{
inflatable
}
A61F 5/0033
. . . .
{
with more than one chamber
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0036
. . .
{
Intragastrical devices
}
Collapse
A61F 5/004
. . . .
{
remotely adjustable
}
A61F 5/0043
. . . . .
{
using injection ports
}
A61F 5/0046
. . . . .
{
with wireless means
}
Collapse
A61F 5/005
. . .
{
Gastric bands
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0053
. . . .
{
remotely adjustable
}
A61F 5/0056
. . . . .
{
using injection ports
}
A61F 5/0059
. . . . .
{
with wireless means
}
A61F 5/0063
. . . .
{
wrapping the stomach
}
A61F 5/0066
. . . .
{
Closing devices for gastric bands
}
A61F 5/0069
. . .
{
in the wall of the stomach
}
A61F 5/0073
. . .
{
in the abdominal cavity, e.g. not attached to the stomach
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0076
. . .
{
preventing normal digestion, e.g. Bariatric or gastric sleeves
}
A61F 5/0079
. . . .
{
Pyloric or esophageal obstructions
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0083
. . .
{
Reducing the size of the stomach, e.g. gastroplasty
}
(surgical interventions A61B 17/00)
A61F 5/0086
. . . .
{
using clamps, folding means or the like
}
A61F 5/0089
. .
{
Instruments for placement or removal
}
A61F 5/0093
.
{
Rectal devices, e.g. for the treatment of haemorrhoids
}
A61F 5/0096
.
{
Anti-rape devices
}
Collapse
A61F 5/01
.
Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
Collapse
A61F 5/0102
. .
{
specially adapted for correcting deformities of the limbs or for supporting them; Ortheses, e.g. with articulations
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0104
. . .
{
without articulation
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0106
. . . .
{
for the knees
}
A61F 5/0109
. . . . .
{
Sleeve-like structures
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0111
. . . .
{
for the feet or ankles
}
A61F 5/0113
. . . . .
{
Drop-foot appliances
}
A61F 5/0116
. . . . .
{
for connecting the feet to each other or to fixed surroundings (A61F 5/0193 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/0118
. . . .
{
for the arms, hands or fingers
}
A61F 5/012
. . .
{
inflatable
}
Collapse
A61F 5/0123
. . .
{
for the knees (A61F 5/0106 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/0125
. . . .
{
the device articulating around a single pivot-point
}
A61F 5/0127
. . .
{
for the feet (A61F 5/0111 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/013
. . .
{
for the arms, hands or fingers (A61F 5/0118 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/019
. .
{
Toe correcting or spreading devices
}
A61F 5/0193
. .
{
Apparatus specially adapted for treating hip dislocation; Abduction splints
}
A61F 5/0195
. .
{
Shoe-like orthopaedic devices for protecting the feet against injuries after operations
}
Collapse
A61F 5/02
. .
Orthopaedic corsets (arm-rests for use as writing aids B43L 15/00)
A61F 5/022
. . .
{
consisting of one or more shells
}
A61F 5/024
. . .
{
having pressure pads connected in a frame for reduction or correction of the curvature of the spine
}
A61F 5/026
. . .
{
Back straightening devices with shoulder braces to force back the shoulder to obtain a correct curvature of the spine (for clavicle fractures A61F 5/05808; restraining devices A61F 5/37)
}
A61F 5/028
. . .
{
Braces for providing support to the lower back, e.g. lumbo sacral supports
}
A61F 5/03
. .
Corsets or bandages for abdomen, teat or breast support, with or without pads (
{
trusses A61F 5/24, pressure-pads A61F 5/30
}
; brassieres A41C 3/00)
NOTE
-
Bandages for support of breasts or abdomen are classified in group A61F 13/14

Collapse
A61F 5/04
. .
Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
{
(plaster of Paris bandages A61F 13/04; with surgery A61B 17/60)
}
Collapse
A61F 5/042
. . .
for extension or stretching
A61F 5/048
. . . .
Traction splints
Collapse
A61F 5/05
. . .
for immobilising (A61F 5/0102 takes precedence)
A61F 5/055
. . . .
Cervical collars
Collapse
A61F 5/058
. . . .
Splints
A61F 5/05808
. . . . .
{
Splints for clavicle fractures
}
A61F 5/05816
. . . . .
{
Inflatable splints
}
A61F 5/05825
. . . . .
{
Strips of substantially planar form
}
A61F 5/05833
. . . . .
{
Splints rigidified by vacuum evacuation
}
Collapse
A61F 5/05841
. . . . .
{
for the limbs (A61F 5/05816, A61F 5/05833 take precedence)
}
A61F 5/0585
. . . . . .
{
for the legs (toe correcting devices A61F 5/019)
}
Collapse
A61F 5/05858
. . . . . .
{
for the arms (restraining devices, e.g. slings A61F 5/37)
}
A61F 5/05866
. . . . . . .
{
for wrists, hands, fingers or thumbs
}
A61F 5/05875
. . . . . . .
{
for fingers
}
Collapse
A61F 5/05883
. . . . .
{
for the neck or head (A61F 5/05816, A61F 5/05833 take precedence; cervical supports A61F 5/055)
}
A61F 5/05891
. . . . . .
{
for the head, e.g. jaws, nose (nose correcting A61F 5/08)
}
A61F 5/08
. .
Devices for correcting deformities of the nose;
{
Devices for enlarging the nostril, e.g. for breathing improvement
}
A61F 5/10
. .
Devices for correcting deformities of the fingers
A61F 5/11
. .
Devices for correcting deformities of the nails
A61F 5/14
. .
Special medical insertions for shoes for flat-feet, club-feet, or the like (ordinary arch supports A43B 7/14)
Collapse
A61F 5/24
. .
Trusses
A61F 5/26
. . .
with belt springs
A61F 5/28
. . .
Supports for trusses
Collapse
A61F 5/30
. .
Pressure-pads(corn-pads, corn-ringsA61F 13/06;
{
tourniquetsA61B 17/132
}
)
A61F 5/32
. . .
Adjustable pressure pads
A61F 5/34
. . .
Pressure pads filled with air or liquid (valves specially adapted for medical use A61M 39/00; connection of valves to inflatable elastic bodies B60C 29/00;
{
valves per se F16K
}
)
Collapse
A61F 5/37
.
Restraining devices for the body or for body parts,
{
e.g. slings
}
; Restraining shirts
{
(handcuffs E05B 75/00)
}
A61F 5/3707
. .
{
for the head (cervical supports A61F 5/055; splints A61F5/08K)
}
Collapse
A61F 5/3715
. .
{
for attaching the limbs to other parts of the body
}
Collapse
A61F 5/3723
. . .
{
for the arms
}
A61F 5/373
. . . .
{
for restricting the movement of the arm at the elbow
}
Collapse
A61F 5/3738
. . . .
{
Slings
}
A61F 5/3746
. . . . .
{
Jacket-like sling
}
A61F 5/3753
. . . .
{
Abduction support
}
A61F 5/3761
. .
{
for attaching the limbs to other objects (A61F 5/3769 takes precedence)
}
Collapse
A61F 5/3769
. .
{
for attaching the body to beds, wheel-chairs or the like
}
Collapse
A61F 5/3776
. . .
{
by means of a blanket or belts (to chairs only A61F 5/3792)
}
A61F 5/3784
. . . .
{
directly connected to the trunk, e.g. with jacket
}
A61F 5/3792
. . .
{
to chairs, e.g. wheelchairs (A61F 5/3784 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/40
.
Suspensory bandages
A61F 5/41
.
Devices for promoting penis erection (penis implants A61F 2/26; massage of the genitals A61H 19/00)
Collapse
A61F 5/44
.
Devices worn by the patient for reception of urine, faeces, catamenial or other discharge;
{
Portable urination aids
}
(absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, A61F 13/15; drainage appliances for wounds A61M 27/00;
{
emptying devices for urine bags B65B 69/0016
}
)
; Colostomy devices (adhesives for colostomy devices A61L 24/00; materials for colostomy devices A61L 28/00)
A61F 5/4401
. .
{
with absorbent pads (diapers A61F13/15D)
}
Collapse
A61F 5/4404
. .
{
Details or parts
}
A61F 5/4405
. . .
{
Valves or valve arrangements specially adapted therefor (A61F 5/441 takes precedence); Fluid inlets or outlets (A61F 5/4407 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/4407
. . .
{
Closure means other than valves
}
A61F 5/4408
. . .
{
Means for securing receptacles or bags to the body otherwise than by adhesives, e.g. belts, straps or harnesses (A61F 5/449 takes precedence)
}
A61F 5/441
. .
having
{
venting or
}
deodorant means, e.g. filters;
{
having antiseptic means, e.g. bacterial barriers
}
A61F 5/442
. .
having irrigation ports or means (irrigators A61M 3/02)
A61F 5/443
. .
having
{
adhesive seals for securing to the body, e.g. of
}
hydrocolloid type, e.g. gels, starches, karaya gums
{
(adhesives or sealing pads thereforA61L 24/00)
}
Collapse
A61F 5/445
. .
Colostomy,
{
ileostomy or urethrostomy
}
devices (A61F 5/441, A61F 5/442, A61F 5/443 take precedence)
A61F 5/448
. . .
Means for attaching bag to seal ring
A61F 5/449
. . .
Body securing means, e.g. belts, garments
Collapse
A61F 5/451
. .
Genital
{
or anal
}
receptacles (A61F 5/441, A61F 5/442, A61F 5/443 take precedence;
{
other body securing means A61F 5/4408; devices for taking faeces samples A61B 10/0038; devices for taking urine samples A61B 10/007
}
)
A61F 5/453
. . .
for collecting urine or other discharge from male member (A61F 6/04 takes precedence;
{
devices for taking sperm samples A61B 10/0058
}
)
Collapse
A61F 5/455
. . .
for collecting urine or discharge from female member
A61F 5/4553
. . . .
{
placed in the vagina, e.g. for catamenial use (pessaries A61F 6/08; absorbent cups A61F13/24)
}
A61F 5/4556
. . . .
{
Portable urination aids, e.g. to allow females to urinate from a standing position
}
Collapse
A61F 5/48
.
Devices for preventing wetting or pollution of the bed
A61F 5/485
. .
{
Absorbent protective pads (mattress underlays A47C 21/06; bed linen A47G 9/02)
}
A61F 5/50
.
Devices for preventing finger-sucking
Collapse
A61F 5/56
.
Devices for preventing snoring
{
(by influencing the respiratory system by gas treatment A61M 16/00)
}
A61F 5/566
. .
{
Intra-oral devices
}
A61F 5/58
.
Apparatus for correcting stammering or stuttering
Collapse
Contraceptive devices; Pessaries; Applicators therefor (chemical aspects of contraception A61K)
A61F 6/005
.
{
Packages or dispensers for contraceptive devices
}
Collapse
A61F 6/02
.
for use by males (A61F 6/20 takes precedence)
A61F 6/04
. .
Condoms, sheaths or the like,
{
e.g. combined with devices protecting against contagion
}
Collapse
A61F 6/06
.
for use by females (A61F 6/20 takes precedence)
A61F 6/065
. .
{
Condom-like devices worn by females
}
Collapse
A61F 6/08
. .
Pessaries, i.e. devices worn in the vagina to support the uterus, remedy a malposition or prevent conception,
{
e.g. combined with devices protecting against contagion
}
A61F 6/12
. . .
Inserters or removers
Collapse
A61F 6/14
. .
intra-uterine type
Collapse
A61F 6/142
. . .
{
Wirelike structures, e.g.loops, rings, spirals
}
A61F 6/144
. . . .
{
with T-configuration
}
A61F 6/146
. . .
{
Occluders for the cervical canal (occluding by internal devices A61B 17/12022; dilators A61M 29/00)
}
A61F 6/148
. . .
{
with sheet-like structure
}
A61F 6/16
. . .
inflatable
A61F 6/18
. . .
Inserters or removers;
{
Apparatus for loading an intra-uterine device into an insertion tube
}
Collapse
A61F 6/20
.
Vas deferens occluders; Fallopian occluders
Collapse
A61F 6/202
. .
{
Means specially adapted for ligaturing, compressing or clamping of oviduct or vas deferens (of tubular organs in general A61B 17/12)
}
A61F 6/204
. . .
{
Clamp applying devices
}
A61F 6/206
. .
{
Clamps (ligaturing clamps or clips A61B 17/122)
}
A61F 6/208
. .
{
Implements for ligaturing
}
Collapse
A61F 6/22
. .
implantable in tubes
{
(occluding by internal devices A61B 17/12022)
}
A61F 6/225
. . .
{
transcervical
}
A61F 6/24
. . .
characterised by valve means
Collapse
Heating or cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic treatment of the human body (heating or cooling means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses A47C 21/00;
{
massage, therapeutic baths A61H
}
; hyperthermia using electric or magnetic fields or ultrasound A61N; electric heating elements H05B)
A61F 7/0053
.
{
Cabins, rooms, chairs or units for treatment with a hot or cold circulating fluid
}
A61F 7/007
.
{
characterised by electric heating
}
A61F 7/0085
.
{
Devices for generating hot or cold treatment fluids
}
A61F 7/0097
.
{
Blankets with active heating or cooling sources (warming mats A61F 7/08)
}
Collapse
A61F 7/02
.
Compresses or poultices for effecting heating or cooling
A61F 7/0241
. .
{
Apparatus for the preparation of hot packs, hot compresses, cooling pads, e.g. heaters or refrigerators
}
Collapse
A61F 7/03
. .
Thermophore, i.e. self-heating,
{
e.g. using a chemical reaction
}
Collapse
A61F 7/032
. . .
{
using oxygen from the air, e.g. pocket-stoves
}
A61F 7/034
. . . .
{
Flameless
}
Collapse
A61F 7/08
.
Warming pads, pans or mats (A61F 7/02 takes precedence); Hot-water bottles
WARNING
-
Not complete, see also A61F 7/02

A61F 7/086
. .
{
Closures; Filling openings
}
Collapse
A61F 7/10
.
Cooling bags, e.g. ice-bags
A61F 7/103
. .
{
refillable
}
A61F 7/106
. .
{
self-cooling, e.g. using a chemical reaction
}
Collapse
A61F 7/12
.
Devices for heating or cooling internal body cavities
A61F 7/123
. .
{
using a flexible balloon containing the thermal element
}
Collapse
Guide Heading:
Treatment or protection of the eyes or ears; Substitution by other senses
Collapse
Method or devices for treatment of the eyes; Devices for putting-in contact lenses; Devices to correct squinting; Apparatus to guide the blind; Protective devices for the eyes, carried on the body or in the hand (caps with means for protecting the eyes A42B 1/06; visors for helmets A42B 3/22;
{
retractors A61B 17/02; manipulators specially adapted for use in surgery A61B 19/22
}
; appliances to aid invalids to move about A61H 3/00;
{
exercisers for the eyes A61H 5/00
}
; eye baths A61H 35/02; sunglasses or goggles having the same features as spectacles G02C)
Collapse
.
{
Introducing ophthalmic products into the ocular cavity or retaining products therein (putting in contact lenses A61F 9/0061; introducing or retaining media in cavities of the body in general A61M 31/00)
}
. .
{
implantable in, or in contact with, the eye, e.g. ocular inserts
}
A61F 9/0026
. .
{
Ophthalmic product dispenser attachments to facilitate positioning near the eye
}
.
{
Devices for putting-in contact lenses
}
Collapse
.
Methods or devices for eye surgery
. .
{
Instruments for removing foreign bodies (for removal of intra-ocular material A61F 9/00736)
}
. .
{
Restoration of lid function
}
A61F 9/00727
. .
{
Apparatus for retinal reattachment
}
Collapse
. .
{
Instruments for removal of intra-ocular material or intra-ocular injection, e.g. cataract instruments (A61F 9/008 takes precedence)
}
A61F 9/00745
. . .
{
using mechanical vibrations, e.g. ultrasonic
}
A61F 9/00754
. . .
{
for cutting or perforating the anterior lens capsule, e.g. capsulotomes
}
A61F 9/00763
. . .
{
with rotating or reciprocating cutting elements, e.g. concentric cutting needles (atherectomy cutting instruments A61B 17/3207; endoscopic cutting instruments A61B 17/320016)
}
. .
{
Apparatus for restoration of tear ducts
}
. .
{
Apparatus for modifying intraocular pressure, e.g. for glaucoma treatment (drainage implants in general A61M 27/002)
}
. .
{
using non-laser electromagnetic radiation, e.g. non-coherent light or microwaves
}
Collapse
. .
using laser
Collapse
A61F 9/00802
. . .
{
for photoablation
}
Collapse
A61F 9/00804
. . . .
{
Refractive treatments
}
A61F 9/00806
. . . . .
{
Correction of higher orders
}
A61F 9/00808
. . . . .
{
Inducing higher orders, e.g. for correction of presbyopia
}
A61F 9/0081
. . . .
{
Transplantation
}
A61F 9/00812
. . . .
{
Inlays; Onlays; Intraocular lenses (IOL)
}
A61F 9/00814
. . . .
{
Laser features or special beam parameters therefor
}
Collapse
A61F 9/00817
. . . .
{
Beam shaping with masks
}
A61F 9/00819
. . . . .
{
with photoablatable masks
}
Collapse
A61F 9/00821
. . .
{
for coagulation
}
A61F 9/00823
. . . .
{
Laser features or special beam parameters therefor
}
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A61F 9/00825
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{
for photodisruption
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A61F 9/00827
. . . .
{
Refractive correction, e.g. lenticle
}
A61F 9/00829
. . . . .
{
Correction of higher orders
}
A61F 9/00831
. . . .
{
Transplantation
}
A61F 9/00834
. . . .
{
Inlays; Onlays; Intraocular lenses (IOL)
}
A61F 9/00836
. . . .
{
Flap cutting
}
A61F 9/00838
. . . .
{
Correction of presbyopia
}
A61F 9/0084
. . . .
{
Laser features or special beam parameters therefor
}
A61F 9/009
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Auxiliary devices making contact with the eye-ball and coupling in laser light,
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e.g. goniolenses (apparatus for eye examination A61B 3/0008)
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{
Instruments
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for compensation of ocular refraction(A61F 9/008 takes precedence);
{
Instruments for use in cornea removal, for reshaping or performing incisions in the cornea
}
. . .
{
Knives or scalpels specially adapted therefor
}
A61F 9/0136
. . .
{
Mechanical markers
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Goggles
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(breathing masks A62B 18/00; swimming goggles A63B 33/002; diving masks B63C 11/12)
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{
Use of special optical filters, e.g. multiple layers, filters for protection against laser light or light from nuclear explosions, screens with different filter properties on different parts of the screen; Rotating slit-discs (optical filters per se G02B 5/20)
}
. . .
{
with variable transmission, e.g. photochromic (for welding 9/06F2)
}
A61F 9/024
. . .
{
Rotating discs with slits, e.g. stroboscopes
}
A61F 9/025
. .
{
Special attachment of screens, e.g. hinged, removable; Roll-up protective layers
}
A61F 9/026
. .
{
Paddings; Cushions; Fittings to the face
}
A61F 9/027
. .
{
Straps; Buckles; Attachment of headbands
}
A61F 9/028
. .
{
Ventilation means
}
A61F 9/029
. .
{
Additional functions or features, e.g. protection for other parts of the face such as ears, nose or mouth; Screen wipers or cleaning devices
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Eye-masks;
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Devices to be worn on the face, not intended for looking through; Eye-pads for sunbathing (eye-bandages A61F 13/12; protective face-masks A41D 13/11; protectors for shampooing A45D)
}
. .
{
Eye-shades or visors; Shields beside, between or below the eyes (caps with means for protecting the eyes A42B 1/06)
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Masks, shields or hoods for welders (safety devices for welding in general F16P 1/00)
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A61F 9/061
. . .
{
with movable shutters, e.g. filter discs; Actuating means therefor
}
A61F 9/062
. . . .
{
with movable polarising filter discs
}
A61F 9/064
. . .
{
with two windows, one for viewing and one for use during the welding process
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{
use of particular optical filters (A61F 9/022, A61F 9/062 take precedence)
}
A61F 9/067
. . . .
{
with variable transmission
}
A61F 9/068
. . .
{
with supply or suction of gas, air or smoke inside or outside the welding hood
}
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Devices or methods enabling eye-patients to replace direct visual perception by another kind of perception
{
(walking or guiding aids for blindsA61H 3/06; teaching or communicating with blindsG09B 21/00 promoting of eye function by stimulation with electric currents using contact electrodes A61N 1/36046)
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Methods or devices for treatment of the ears, e.g. surgical; Protective devices for the ears, carried on the body or in the hand;
{
Non-electric hearing aids
}
.
{
Surgical middle ear ventilation or drainage, e.g. permanent; Implants therefor (drainage implants in general A61M 27/002)
}
.
{
Ear surgery (A61F 11/002 takes precedence)
}
.
{
Ear cleaners, e.g. curettes (cotton tips A61F 13/38; cleaning by suction A61M 1/0023, by irrigation A61M 3/02)
}
.
{
Non-electric hearing aids, e.g. ear trumpets, sound amplifiers, ear-shells (non-electric sound-amplifying devices in general G10K 11/08; sound-focusing or directing using reflection in general G10K 11/28)
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Devices or methods enabling ear patients to replace direct auditory perception by another kind of perception
{
(electronic stimulation of auditory nerves A61N 1/36032)
}
. .
{
using mechanical stimulation of nerves (acting directly on the ear H04R 25/00)
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A61F 11/06
.
Protective devices for the ears
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internal, e.g. earplugs
A61F 11/10
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inflatable or expandable
A61F 11/12
. . .
External mounting means
. .
external, e.g. earcaps or earmuffs (headwear, e.g. caps or helmets, with means for protecting the ears A42B 1/06, A42B 3/16,
{
for hairdresser`s rooms A45D 44/12; for sports A63B 71/10; headphones H04R 1/10
}
)
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Group A61F 11/14 contains only acoustic protection (other external protectors, see A61F 11/06)]

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Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads; First-aid kits
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Bandages or dressings (suspensory bandages A61F 5/40;
{
contact-avoiding wound protectors A61F15/00P; bandages or dressings with incorporated medicaments A61L 15/44, A61M35/00C; radioactive dressings A61N 5/1029
}
)
; Absorbent pads (chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads A61L 15/00;
{
absorbent pads for tracheostomy A61M 16/047
}
)
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Documents are in the process of being transferred from groups A61F 13/00 and A61F13/16 to A61F 13/2051 to groups A61F 13/15 and A61F 13/28 to A61F 13/82

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A61F 13/00004
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Non-adhesive dressings
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A61F 13/00008
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characterized by the material
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A61F 13/00012
. . .
{
being made of natural material e.g. cellulose-, protein-, collagen-based
}
A61F 13/00017
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{
synthetic e.g. polymer based
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A61F 13/00021
. .
{
characterized by the structure of the dressing
}
A61F 13/00025
. . .
{
made of a single layer
}
A61F 13/00029
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{
made of multiple layers
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A61F 13/00034
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{
characterized by a property
}
A61F 13/00038
. . .
{
Flexibility, stretchability or elasticity
}
A61F 13/00042
. . .
{
Absorbency
}
A61F 13/00046
. . .
{
Air-vapor permeability
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A61F 13/00051
.
{
Accessories for dressings
}
A61F 13/00055
. .
{
Saturation indicators
}
A61F 13/00059
. .
{
provided with visual effects e.g. printed or colored
}
A61F 13/00063
. .
{
comprising medicaments or additives e.g. odor control,PH control, debriding, antimicrobic (drug delivery dressings A61K 9/70; chemical aspect of the additives A61L 15/00)
}
A61F 13/00068
. .
{
specially adapted for application or removal of fluid e.g. irrigation or drainage of wounds, under-pressure wound-therapy (A61F 13/0216 takes precedence; Drainage appliances for wounds in general A61M 27/00)
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A61F 13/00072
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Packaging of dressings
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A61F 13/00076
. . .
{
Packaging of adhesive dressings
}
A61F 13/0008
. . . .
{
having means for facilitating the removal of the packaging and release liner
}
A61F 13/00085
. .
{
having means for facilitating the application on the skin, e.g. single hand handling facilities (A61F 13/0259 takes precedence; bandage applicators separate from the bandage or the packaging A61F 15/005)
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A61F 13/00987
.
{
Apparatus or processes for manufacturing non-adhesive dressings or bandages
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A61F 13/00991
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{
for treating webs, e.g. for moisturising, coating, impregnating or applying powder
}
A61F 13/00995
. . .
{
for mechanical treatments
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A61F 13/02
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Adhesive plasters or dressings (A61F 13/06 to A61F 13/15 take precedence;
{
for diagnosis, e.g. allergy test patches, A61B 10/0035
}
; surgical adhesives or cements A61L 24/00;
{
for transdermal drug administration A61M 35/00
}
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having a fluid handling member
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A61F 13/0206
. . .
{
the fluid handling member being absorbent fibrous layer , e.g. woven or nonwoven absorbent pad, island dressings
}
A61F 13/0209
. . . .
{
comprising superabsorbent material
}
A61F 13/0213
. . .
{
the fluid handling member being a layer of hydrocoloid, gel forming material
}
A61F 13/0216
. . .
{
the fluid handling member being non absorbent, e.g. for use with sub- or over-pressure therapy, wound drainage or wound irrigation systems
}
A61F 13/022
. . .
{
having more than one layer with different fluid handling characteristics
}
A61F 13/0223
. . .
{
characterized by parametric properties of the fluid handling layer e.g. absorbency, wicking capacity, liquid distribution
}
A61F 13/0226
. . .
{
characterised by the support layer
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A61F 13/023
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{
wound covering film layers without a fluid handling layer
}
A61F 13/0233
. . .
{
characterised by the oclusive layer skin contacting layer
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A61F 13/0236
. . .
{
characterised by the application/handling support layer
}
A61F 13/024
. . . .
{
the application or handling support layer being removable
}
A61F 13/0243
. . .
{
characterised by the properties of the skin contacting layer, e.g. air-vapor permeability
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A61F 13/0246
. .
{
characterised by the skin adhering layer
}
A61F 13/025
. . .
{
having a special distribution arrangement of the adhesive
}
A61F 13/0253
. . .
{
characterized by the adhesive material
}
A61F 13/0256
. . .
{
characterized by the parametric properties of the adhesive
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A61F 13/0259
. .
{
characterised by the release liner covering the skin adhering layer
}
A61F 13/0263
. . .
{
especially adapted for island dressings
}
A61F 13/0266
. . .
{
especially adapted for wound covering/occlusive dressings
}
. .
{
Tapes for dressing attachment (for stoma bags A61F 5/443; for nappies or sanitary towels A61F 13/58; wound closure tapes A61B 17/085; for surgical drapes A61B 19/08; attaching catheters A61M 25/02)
}
A61F 13/0273
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{
Adhesive bandages for winding around limb, trunk or head, e.g. cohesive
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A61F 13/0276
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{
Apparatus or processes for manufacturing adhesive dressings or bandages
}
A61F 13/0279
. . .
{
by attaching individual patches on moving webs
}
A61F 13/0283
. . .
{
for making adhesive or cohesive tape or fabrics therefor, e.g. coating or mechanical treatments
}
A61F 13/0286
. . .
{
manufacturing of non adhesive dressings
}
A61F 13/0289
. . .
{
manufacturing of adhesive dressings
}
A61F 13/0293
. . .
{
manufacturing of plaster of Paris
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Plaster of Paris bandages; Other stiffening bandages (A61F 13/06 to A61F 13/15 take precedence)
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A61F 13/041
. .
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Accessories for stiffening bandages, e.g. cast liners, heel-pieces
}
A61F 13/043
. . .
{
Shoe-like cast covers; Cast socks (A61F 15/004 takes precedence; shoe-like orthopaedic devices for protecting the feet against injuries after operations A61F 5/0195; walking soles A61F 13/045)
}
A61F 13/045
. . .
{
Walking soles or heels
}
A61F 13/046
. . .
{
Incorporated ventilation or cooling devices
}
A61F 13/048
. . .
{
Braces for connecting two cast parts, e.g. hinged cast braces (ortheses A61F 5/0102)
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A61F 13/06
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specially adapted for feet or legs; Corn-pads; Corn-rings
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A61F 13/061
. .
{
for knees (incorporating non-textile reinforcing elements, e.g. springs or stays, A61F 5/0111; Patella supports)
}
A61F 13/062
. . .
{
Openable readjustable
}
A61F 13/063
. .
{
Corn-pads; Corn-rings
}
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A61F 13/064
. .
{
for feet (incorporating non-textile reinforcing elements, e.g. springs or stays A61F 5/0111; corn-pads, corn-rings A61F 13/063)
}
A61F 13/065
. . .
{
Looped bandages around the forefoot (A61F 13/068 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/066
. . .
{
for the ankle
}
A61F 13/067
. . .
{
for the sole of the foot (rigid shoe insertions for supporting the sole 5/14)
}
A61F 13/068
. . .
{
for the toes (toe correcting or spreading devices A61F 5/019)
}
A61F 13/069
. . .
{
Decubitus ulcer bandages
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Elastic stockings; for contracting aneurisms
A61F 13/085
. . .
{
Openable readjustable
}
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specially adapted for fingers, hands, or arms; Finger-stalls; Nail-protectors
{
(restraining devices for arms A61F 5/37; shoulder bandages A61F 13/14)
}
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A61F 13/101
. .
{
for the elbow, e.g. decubitus ulcer bandages (A61F 13/107 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/102
. . .
{
Openable readjustable
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A61F 13/104
. .
{
for the hands or fingers (A61F 13/107 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/105
. . .
{
for the fingers; Finger-stalls; Nail-protectors (devices for correcting deformities of the nails A61F 5/11)
}
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A61F 13/107
. .
{
for wrist support (incorporating non-textile reinforcing elements, e.g. springs or metal braces A61F 5/0118); Compression devices for tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
}
A61F 13/108
. . .
{
Openable readjustable
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specially adapted for the head or neck
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A61F 13/122
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{
specially adapted for the face
}
A61F 13/124
. . .
{
specially adapted for the eyes
}
A61F 13/126
. . .
{
specially adapted for the nose
}
A61F 13/128
. .
{
specially adapted for the neck
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specially adapted for the breast or abdomen (corsets or bandages for support of breast or abdomen A61F 5/03)
A61F 13/141
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{
Milk breast pads
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A61F 13/143
. .
{
Thorax bandages or bandaging garments
}
A61F 13/145
. . .
{
specially adapted for the female anatomy
}
A61F 13/146
. .
{
Shoulder bandages or bandaging garments
}
A61F 13/148
. .
{
Abdomen bandages or bandaging garments
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Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body (non-absorbent catamenial receptacles A61F); Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
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Properties of the article, e.g. stiffness or absorbency (chemical aspects A61L 15/00)
}
A61F 13/15211
. . .
{
soluble or disintegratable in liquid
}
A61F 13/15252
. . .
{
compostable or biodegradable
}
A61F 13/15268
. . .
{
reusable (with separable parts A61F 13/505)
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A61F 13/15577
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Apparatus or processes for manufacturing
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A61F 13/15585
. . .
{
of babies` napkins, e.g. diapers (A61F 13/15617 to A61F 13/15804 take precedence)
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A61F 13/15593
. . . .
{
having elastic ribbons fixed thereto; Devices for applying the ribbons
}
A61F 13/15601
. . . . .
{
the ribbons being applied transversely to the direction of the movement of the webs the diapers are being made of
}
A61F 13/15609
. . . . .
{
the ribbons being applied in an irregular path
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A61F 13/15617
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{
Making absorbent pads from fibres or pulverulent material with or without treatment of the fibres
}
A61F 13/15626
. . . .
{
Making fibrous pads without outer layers
}
A61F 13/15634
. . . .
{
Making fibrous pads between sheets or webs
}
A61F 13/15642
. . . .
{
by depositing continuous layers or pads of fibrous material on single sheets or webs
}
A61F 13/1565
. . . .
{
by depositing continuous layers of fibrous material between webs, e.g. wrapping layers of fibrous material
}
. . . .
{
Forming continuous, e.g. composite, fibrous webs, e.g. involving the application of pulverulent material on parts thereof
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A61F 13/15666
. . .
{
Wrapping formed fibrous webs or pads, e.g. the pads being formed by uniting pad pieces cut from fibrous webs
}
A61F 13/15674
. . . .
{
by wrapping webs or pads between webs moving in their longitudinal direction
}
A61F 13/15682
. . . .
{
by folding webs, moving in their longitudinal direction, around webs or pads
}
A61F 13/15691
. . . .
{
by inserting webs or pads in a tube or a netting, e.g. involving forming of the tube or netting
}
A61F 13/15699
. . .
{
Forming webs by bringing together several webs, e.g. by laminating or folding several webs, with or without additional treatment of the webs
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{
Mechanical treatment, e.g. notching, twisting, compressing, shaping
}
A61F 13/15723
. . . .
{
Partitioning batts; Cutting
}
. . . .
{
Treating webs, e.g. for giving them a fibrelike appearance, e.g. by embossing
}
. . . .
{
Sealing, e.g. involving cutting
}
A61F 13/15747
. . . .
{
Folding; Pleating; Coiling; Stacking; Packaging
}
A61F 13/15756
. . .
{
Applying tabs, strips, tapes, loops; Knotting the ends of pads
}
A61F 13/15764
. . .
{
Transferring, feeding or handling devices; Drives
}
A61F 13/15772
. . .
{
Control
}
A61F 13/15804
. . .
{
Plant, e.g. involving several steps
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Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
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For group A61F 13/20 and subgroups see warning after A61F 13/00

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A61F 13/2002
. . .
{
characterised by the use
}
A61F 13/2005
. . . .
{
specially adapted for the nose cavity
}
A61F 13/2008
. . . .
{
specially adapted for the oral cavity
}
A61F 13/2011
. . . .
{
specially adapted for anal cavity
}
A61F 13/2017
. . . .
{
specially adapted for the ear cavity
}
A61F 13/202
. . . .
{
Catamenial tampons (A61F 13/2022-A61F 13/34 take precedence)
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A61F 13/2022
. . .
{
characterised by the shape
}
A61F 13/2025
. . . .
{
adapted to change of shape once expelled of the applicator
}
A61F 13/2028
. . . .
{
adapted to change of shape after absorption of liquid
}
A61F 13/2031
. . . .
{
having depressions or elevations, e.g. dots, lines
}
A61F 13/2034
. . . .
{
having grooves or ribs, having a main axis in the longitudinal direction
}
A61F 13/2037
. . . .
{
having grooves or ribs, having a main axis in the radial direction
}
A61F 13/204
. . . .
{
having an external member remaining outside the body cavity e.g. for form fitting or leakage prevention (withdrawal strings persee A61F 13/34)
}
A61F 13/2042
. . . .
{
having a central tubular opening
}
A61F 13/2045
. . . .
{
Cup-shaped type tampons N: (non-absorbent catamenial cups A61F 5/4553)
}
A61F 13/2048
. . . .
{
Ball-shaped tampons
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A61F 13/2051
. . .
{
characterised by the material or the structure of the inner absorbing core
}
A61F 13/2054
. . . .
{
made by compressing a not-rolled web or pledged
}
A61F 13/2057
. . . .
{
made of foam
}
A61F 13/206
. . . .
{
Tampons made of rolled-up material
}
A61F 13/2062
. . . .
{
Tampons made from folded lengths of material, e.g. of string
}
A61F 13/2065
. . . .
{
Tampons folded from sheets of material (A61F13/22 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/2068
. . . .
{
Tampons made from several layers (A61F 13/2065, A61F13/22 take precedence)
}
A61F 13/2071
. . .
{
characterised by the material or the structure of the outer layer
}
A61F 13/2074
. . .
{
impregnated with hydrophobic, hydrophilic, skin enhancers, medicinal etc. substances
}
A61F 13/2077
. . .
{
having a visual effect e.g. printed or embossed
}
A61F 13/208
. . .
{
having means for avoiding leakage e.g. liquid impermeable withdrawal end (13/20B12 takes precedence)
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A61F 13/2082
. . .
{
Apparatus or processes of manufacturing
}
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A61F 13/2085
. . . .
{
Catamenial tampons
}
A61F 13/2088
. . . . .
{
shaping the tampon by compressing
}
A61F 13/2091
. . . . .
{
providing grooves on the tampon
}
A61F 13/2094
. . . . .
{
rolling a web material to form a tampon
}
A61F 13/2097
. . . . .
{
method of manufacturing tampon applicators
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A61F 13/26
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Means for inserting tampons,
{
i.e. applicators
}
A61F 13/263
. . . .
{
with reduced length before use, e.g. with folding rod
}
A61F 13/266
. . . .
{
Insertion devices, e.g. rods or plungers, separate from the tampon
}
A61F 13/28
. . . .
with lubricating means
A61F 13/34
. . .
Means for withdrawing tampons
{
, e.g. withdrawal strings
}
A61F 13/36
. .
Surgical swabs, e.g. for absorbency or packing body cavities during surgery (A61F 13/38 takes precedence)
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See warning after A61F 13/00

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Swabs having a stick-type handle,
{
e.g. cotton tips (ear cleaners other than cotton tips A61F 11/006; swabs containing a liquid, e.g. in a rupturable reservoir, A61M 35/006)
}
A61F 13/385
. . .
{
Apparatus or processes of manufacturing
}
. .
with wetness indicator or alarm
WARNING
-
See warning after A61F 13/00

A61F 13/44
. .
with radio-opaque material or signalling means for residual material
WARNING
-
See warning after A61F 13/00

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characterised by the shape (cup-shaped type tampons A61F13/24)
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. . .
Sanitary towels, incontinence pads or napkins (A61F 13/49 takes precedence)
. . . .
{
having a reinforcing member
}
. . . .
{
having preferential bending zones, e.g. fold lines or grooves
}
A61F 13/471
. . . .
specially adapted for male use
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A61F 13/472
. . . .
specially adapted for female use
{
(A61F 13/474, A61F 13/475, A61F 13/476 take precedence)
}
. . . . .
{
having only interlabial part, i.e. with no extralabial parts
}
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. . . . .
{
with a raised crotch region, e.g. hump
}
. . . . . .
N: for interlabial use]
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A61F 13/47236
. . . . .
{
characterised by an unusual contour
}
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A61F 13/47245
. . . . . .
{
with asymmetry around the x or y axis
}
A61F 13/47254
. . . . . . .
{
with a tanga shape
}
. . . . .
{
with activating means, e.g. elastic, heat or chemical activatable means
}
A61F 13/47272
. . . . .
{
with a longitudinal raised end, e.g. cup-shaped gluteal groove (for edge leakage prevention A61F 13/494)
}
. . . .
adjustable
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. . . .
characterised by edge leakage prevention means
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A61F 13/4751
. . . . .
{
the means preventing fluid flow in a transversal direction
}
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A61F 13/4752
. . . . . .
{
the means being an upstanding barrier
}
A61F 13/4753
. . . . . . .
{
the barrier being not integral with the topsheet or backsheet
}
A61F 13/4755
. . . . . .
{
the means being a flat barrier on or inside the absorbent article, e.g. backsheet wrapped around the edges
}
A61F 13/4756
. . . . . .
{
the means consisting of grooves, e.g. channels, depressions or embossments, resulting in a heterogeneous surface level
}
A61F 13/4757
. . . . . .
{
the means being located outside the perimeter of the absorbent core (A61F 13/4752 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/4758
. . . . .
{
the means preventing fluid flow in a longitudinal direction
}
. . . .
characterised by encircling the crotch region of the undergarment
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. . .
Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers
A61F 13/49001
. . . .
{
having preferential bending zones, e.g. fold lines or grooves
}
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. . . .
{
Reusable, washable fabric diapers
}
. . . . .
{
with fastening means
}
A61F 13/49006
. . . . .
{
the reusable article being in the form of pants or briefs, e.g. slip or panty for light incontinence
}
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. . . .
{
Form-fitting, self-adjusting disposable diapers
}
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A61F 13/49009
. . . . .
{
with elastic means
}
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A61F 13/49011
. . . . . .
{
the elastic means is located at the waist region
}
A61F 13/49012
. . . . . . .
{
the elastic means being elastic panels
}
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A61F 13/49014
. . . . . .
{
the elastic means is located at the side panels
}
A61F 13/49015
. . . . . . .
{
the elastic means being elastic panels
}
A61F 13/49017
. . . . . .
{
the elastic means beinig located at the crotch region
}
A61F 13/49019
. . . . . .
{
the elastic means being placed longitudinally, transversely or diagonally over the article
}
. . . . . .
{
characterised by the elastic material
}
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A61F 13/49058
. . . .
{
characterised by the modular concept of constructing the diaper
}
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A61F 13/4906
. . . . .
{
the diaper having an outer chassis forming the diaper and an independent absorbent structure attached to the chassis
}
A61F 13/49061
. . . . . .
{
the diaper having one or two waist members forming the diaper waist region and an independent absorbent structure attached to the one or two waist members forming the crotch region
}
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A61F 13/491
. . . .
specially adapted for gender distinct urine discharge pattern
A61F 13/4915
. . . . .
{
specially adapted for male use
}
. . . .
adjustable
{
by adding or removing material e.g. umbilical cord arrangements (adjustable by the fastening A61F13/59B4, A61F13/59D4)
}
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A61F 13/494
. . . .
characterised by edge leakage prevention means
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A61F 13/49406
. . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention means being at the crotch region
}
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A61F 13/49413
. . . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention means being an upstanding barrier
}
A61F 13/4942
. . . . . . .
{
the barrier not being integral with the top- or back-sheet
}
A61F 13/49426
. . . . . . .
{
the barrier having an absorbent medium
}
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A61F 13/49446
. . . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention means being an impermeable sheet or impermeable part of a sheet placed on or under the top sheet (A61F 13/49413 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/49453
. . . . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention sheet being combined with the impermeable backing sheet, e.g. integral with the backing sheet
}
. . . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention means being an absorbent medium (A61F 13/49426 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/49466
. . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention means being at the waist region
}
A61F 13/49473
. . . . .
{
the edge leakage prevention means having a continuous closed form, e.g. circle, ellipse, rectangle
}
A61F 13/495
. . . .
with faecal cavity
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A61F 13/496
. . . .
in the form of pants or briefs
A61F 13/4963
. . . . .
{
characterized by the seam
}
A61F 13/505
. .
with separable parts, e.g. combination of disposable and reusable parts, (A61F 13/20,
{
A61F 13/49003
}
take precedence; supporting or fastening means A61F 13/56;
{
belts or the like A61F 13/64
}
)
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. .
characterised by the outer layers
{
(wicking or transfer layers A61F 13/537)
}
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. . .
Topsheet, i.e. the permeable cover or layer facing the skin
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A61F 13/51104
. . . .
{
the top sheet having a three-dimensional cross-section e.g. corrugations, embossments, recesses or projections
}
A61F 13/51108
. . . . .
{
the top sheet having corrugations or embossments having one axis relatively longer than the other axis e.g. forming channels or grooves in a longitudinal direction
}
A61F 13/51113
. . . .
{
comprising an additive e.g. lotion or odour control A61F 13/51108 takes precedence
}
A61F 13/51121
. . . .
{
characterised by the material
}
A61F 13/5116
. . . .
{
being formed of multiple layers (A61F 13/5123 takes precedence)
}
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A61F 13/512
. . . .
characterised by its apertures, e.g. perforations
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A61F 13/5121
. . . . .
{
characterised by the vertical shape of the apertures e.g. three dimensional apertures , e.g. macro-apertures
}
A61F 13/5122
. . . . . .
N: and comprising secondary apertures e.g. macro-apertures in combination with micro-apertures]
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A61F 13/5123
. . . . .
{
the apertures being formed on a multilayer top sheet
}
A61F 13/5125
. . . . . .
{
the apertures not being formed through the complete thickness of the topsheet e.g. blind holes (blind holes in a single layered topsheet A61F 13/51104)
}
A61F 13/5126
. . . . .
{
characterised by the planar distribution of the apertures, e.g. in a predefined pattern
}
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A61F 13/513
. . . .
{
characterised by its function or properties, e.g. stretchability, breathability, rewet, visual effect;
}
having areas of different permeability
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A61F 13/51305
. . . . .
{
having areas of different permeability
}
A61F 13/51311
. . . . . .
{
the permeability gradient being in the vertical direction
}
A61F 13/51394
. . . . .
{
creating a visual effect, e.g. having a printed or coloured topsheet, printed or coloured sub-layer but being visible from the topsheet, other than embossing for purposes of bonding, wicking, acquisition, leakage-prevention
}
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. . .
backsheet, i.e. the impermeable cover or layer furthest from the skin
{
(A61F 13/15211, A61F 13/15252 take precedence)
}
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A61F 13/51401
. . . .
{
characterised by the material
}
A61F 13/51403
. . . . .
{
with activating means, e.g. for closing apertures upon contact with water
}
A61F 13/51405
. . . . .
{
treated or coated, e.g. with moisture repellent agent
}
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A61F 13/51456
. . . .
{
characterised by its properties
}
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A61F 13/51458
. . . . .
{
being air-pervious or breathable
}
A61F 13/5146
. . . . . .
{
having apertures of perforations
}
A61F 13/51462
. . . . . .
{
being defined by a value or parameter
}
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A61F 13/51464
. . . . .
{
being stretchable or elastomeric
}
. . . . . .
{
providing stretchability without the use of elastic material
}
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A61F 13/51474
. . . .
{
characterised by its structure
}
A61F 13/51476
. . . . .
{
being three-dimensional, e.g. embossed, textured, pleated, or with three-dimensional features, like gathers or loops
}
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. . . . .
{
being a laminate, e.g. multi-layered or with several layers
}
A61F 13/5148
. . . . . .
{
having an impervious inner layer and a cloth-like outer layer
}
A61F 13/51484
. . . . .
{
being inhomogeneous in the plane of the sheet, i.e. having zones of different properties or structures
}
A61F 13/51496
. . . .
{
having visual effects
}
A61F 13/51498
. . . .
{
Details not otherwise provided for
}
A61F 13/515
. . .
characterised by the interconnection of the topsheet and the backsheet
A61F 13/52
. . .
Layers coated or treated to decrease absorbency
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. .
characterised by the absorbing medium (A61F 13/20 takes precedence)
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A61F 13/531
. . .
having a homogeneous composition through the thickness of the pad (A61F 13/538, A61F 13/539 take precedence)
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A61F 13/532
. . . .
inhomogeneous in the plane of the pad
A61F 13/5323
. . . . .
{
having absorbent material located in discrete regions, e.g. pockets
}
. . . . .
having discontinuous areas of compression
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A61F 13/534
. . .
having an inhomogeneous composition through the thickness of the pad (
{
A61F 13/538, A61F 13/539 take precedence; homogeneous cores with tissue wrapping A61F 13/53
}
)
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A61F 13/53409
. . . .
{
having a folded core
}
A61F 13/53418
. . . . .
{
having a C-folded cross-section
}
A61F 13/53427
. . . . .
{
having an e-folded cross-section
}
A61F 13/53436
. . . . .
{
having an undulated or corrugated cross-section
}
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A61F 13/535
. . . .
inhomogeneous in the plane of the pad, e.g. core absorbent layers being of different sizes
{
(A61F 13/5323, A61F 13/537 take precedence)
}
A61F 13/536
. . . . .
having discontinuous areas of compression
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A61F 13/537
. . . .
characterised by a layer facilitating or inhibiting flow in one direction or plane, e.g. a wicking layer
{
(A61F 13/538 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/53704
. . . . .
{
the layer having an inhibiting function on liquid propagation
}
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A61F 13/53708
. . . . .
{
the layer having a promotional function on liquid propagation in at least one direction
}
A61F 13/53713
. . . . . .
{
the layer having a promotional function on liquid propagation in the vertical direction
}
A61F 13/53717
. . . . . .
{
the layer having a promotional function on liquid propagation in the horizontal direction
}
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A61F 13/53743
. . . . .
{
characterised by the position of the layer relative to the other layers
}
A61F 13/53747
. . . . . .
{
the layer is facing the topsheet
}
(layer is part of the topsheet 13/511)
A61F 13/53752
. . . . . .
{
the layer is embedded in the absorbent core
}
A61F 13/53756
. . . . . .
{
the layer facing the back-sheet
}
A61F 13/5376
. . . . .
{
characterised by the performance of the layer, e.g. acquisition rate, distribution time, transfer time
}
A61F 13/538
. . .
characterised by specific fibre orientation or weave
A61F 13/539
. . .
characterised by the connection of the absorbent layers with each other or with the outer layers
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. .
Packaging before or after use
{
(general packaging of absorbent pads B65D 85/00)
}
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A61F 13/55105
. . .
{
packaging of diapers
}
A61F 13/5511
. . . .
{
characterized by the container (A61F 15/00 takes precedence)
}
A61F 13/55115
. . . .
{
characterized by the features before use e.g. how are the diapers folded or arranged in a package
}
A61F 13/5512
. . . .
{
after use
}
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A61F 13/5513
. . .
{
packaging of feminine sanitary napkins
}
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A61F 13/55135
. . . .
{
before use
}
A61F 13/5514
. . . . .
{
each item packaged single
}
A61F 13/55145
. . . . .
{
multiple packaged items
}
A61F 13/5515
. . . .
{
after use
}
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A61F 13/5516
. . .
{
packaging of interlabial absorbing articles
}
A61F 13/55165
. . . .
{
before use
}
A61F 13/5517
. . . .
{
after use
}
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A61F 13/55175
. . .
{
packaging of tampons
}
A61F 13/5518
. . . .
{
after use
}
A61F 13/55185
. . . .
{
in combination with the applicator
}
A61F 13/5519
. . .
{
packages containing more than one kind of item e.g. tampon and napkin, or diaper and an exchangeable insert
}
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Supporting or fastening means
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A61F 13/5605
. . .
{
specially adapted for sanitary napkins or the like
}
A61F 13/5611
. . . .
{
using fastening strips, e.g. adhesive, on the undergarment-facing side
}
. . . .
{
using flaps, e.g. adhesive, for attachment to the undergarment (leakage prevention means encirculing the crotch portion A61F 13/476)
}
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A61F 13/5622
. . .
{
specially adapted for diapers or the like
}
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A61F 13/5633
. . . .
{
open type diaper
}
A61F 13/5638
. . . . .
{
adjustable open type diapers (adjustable otherwise than by the fasteners A61F 13/493)
}
A61F 13/5644
. . . . .
{
having more than one pair of fasteners
}
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A61F 13/565
. . . .
{
pants type diaper
}
A61F 13/5655
. . . . .
{
adjustable pants type diapers (adjustable otherwise than by the fasteners A61F 13/493)
}
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A61F 13/58
. . .
Adhesive tab fastener elements (
{
A61F 13/5611, A61F 13/5616
}
, A61F 13/66 take precedence)
A61F 13/581
. . . .
{
Tab fastener elements combining adhesive and mechanical fastening (fabric strip fastener elements A61F 13/62)
}
A61F 13/60
. . . .
with release means associated with tab fasteners
WARNING
-
See warning after A61F 13/00

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. . .
{
Mechanical fastening means, (A61F 13/5611, A61F 13/5616, A61F 13/581, A61F 13/66 take precedence);
}
Fabric strip fastener elements, e.g. hook and loop
WARNING
-
See warning after A61F 13/00

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A61F 13/622
. . . .
{
Fabric strip fastener elements, e.g. hook and loop
}
A61F 13/625
. . . . .
{
characterised by the hook
}
A61F 13/627
. . . . .
{
characterised by the loop
}
A61F 13/64
. . .
Straps, belts, ties or endless bands (
{
A61F 13/5605, A61F 13/5622
}
, A61F 13/66 take precedence)
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A61F 13/66
. . .
Garments, holders or supports not integral with absorbent pads
WARNING
-
For group A61F 13/66 and subgroups see warning after A61F 13/00

A61F 13/665
. . . .
{
Means specific for supporting or fastening sanitary towels; and sanitary towels
}
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A61F 13/68
. . . .
abdominal enclosing type
A61F 13/70
. . . . .
with openable or removable crotch portion
A61F 13/72
. . . . .
with endless waist encircling band, e.g. panty type
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A61F 13/74
. . . .
having means to retain absorbent pads
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A61F 13/76
. . . . .
transverse to width of the pads or fastener elements, e.g. straps, end flaps or tucks
A61F 13/78
. . . . . .
Button or snap fastener elements
A61F 13/80
. . . .
adjustable relative to body crotch area
. . . .
with means for attaching to the body
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A61F 13/84
. .
Accessories, not otherwise provided for, for absorbent pads
A61F 13/8405
. . .
{
Additives, e.g. for odour, disinfectant or pH control
}
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Auxiliary appliances for wound dressings; Dispensing containers for dressings or bandages
{
(packaging of absorbent articles such as diapers, feminine hygiene absorbing pads or tampons A61F 13/551; packaging of wound dressings A61F 13/00072)
}
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A61F 15/001
.
{
Packages or dispensers for bandages, cotton balls, drapes, dressings, gauze, gowns, sheets, sponges, swabsticks or towels (A61F 15/007 takes precedence)
}
A61F 15/002
. .
{
dispensers for web or tape like bandages
}
A61F 15/003
. .
{
dispensers for catamenial tampons
}
A61F 15/004
.
{
Bandage protectors
}
A61F 15/005
.
{
Bandage applicators
}
A61F 15/006
.
{
Bandage fasteners
}
A61F 15/007
.
{
Bandage winders
}
A61F 15/008
.
{
Appliances for wound protecting, e.g. avoiding contact between wound and bandage (corn plasters A61F 13/063)
}
A61F 15/02
.
Devices for cutting bandages of any kind, e.g. shears, cast-cutting saws
First-aid kits
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A61F 2002/00
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body (as cosmetic articles, see the relevant subclasses, e.g. wigs, hair pieces, A41G 3/00, A41G 5/00, artificial nails A45D 31/00; dental prostheses A61C 13/00; materials for prostheses A61L 27/00; artificial hearts A61M 1/10; artificial kidneys A61M 1/14)
WARNING
-
Groups A61F 2/07, A61F 2/844 - A61F 2/97 correspond to IPC2013.01

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A61F 2002/0063
.
{
Implantable repair or support meshes, e.g. hernia meshes
}
A61F 2002/0068
. .
having a special mesh pattern
A61F 2002/0072
. .
Delivery tools therefor
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A61F 2002/0077
.
{
Special surfaces of prostheses, e.g. for improving ingrowth (A61F 2/30767 takes precedence)
}
A61F 2002/0081
. .
directly machined on the prosthetic surface, e.g. holes, grooves (A61F 2/30771, K61F2/50W52 take precedence)
A61F 2002/0086
. .
for preferentially controlling or promoting the growth of specific types of cells or tissues (of bone tissue onto implantable joints A61F 2002/3093)
A61F 2002/009
. .
for hindering or preventing attachement of biological tissue (of bone tissue onto implantable joints A61F 2002/30932)
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A61F 2002/01
.
Filters implantable into blood vessels
{
(filters used as gripping instruments A61B 17/22031)
}
A61F 2002/011
. .
Instruments for their placement or removal
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A61F 2002/013
. .
{
Distal protection devices, i.e. devices placed distally in combination with another endovascular procedure, e.g. angioplasty or stending
}
A61F 2002/015
. . .
Stop means therefor
A61F 2002/016
. .
made from wire-like elements
A61F 2002/018
. .
made from tubes or sheets of material, e.g. by etching or laser-cutting
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A61F 2002/02
.
Prostheses implantable into the body
{
(closure means for urethra or rectum or for artificial body openings therefor A61F 2/0004)
}
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A61F 2002/04
. .
Hollow or tubular parts of organs, e.g. bladders, tracheae, bronchi or bile ducts (A61F 2/18, A61F 2/20 take precedence; devices, other than stent-grafts, providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body other than stent-grafts, e.g. stents A61F 2/82; instruments specially adapted for placement or removal of stents or stent-grafts A61F 2/95)
A61F 2002/041
. . .
Bile ducts
A61F 2002/043
. . .
Bronchi
A61F 2002/044
. . .
Oesophagi or esophagi or gullets
A61F 2002/045
. . .
Stomach, intestines
A61F 2002/046
. . .
Tracheae
A61F 2002/047
. . .
Urethrae
A61F 2002/048
. . .
Ureters
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A61F 2002/06
. . .
Blood vessels
A61F 2002/061
. . . .
provided with means for allowing access to secondary lumens
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A61F 2002/065
. . . .
Y-shaped blood vessels
A61F 2002/067
. . . . .
modular
A61F 2002/068
. . . .
Modifying the blood flow model, e.g. by diffuser or deflector
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A61F 2002/07
. . . .
Stent-grafts
A61F 2002/072
. . . . .
Encapsulated stents, e.g. wire or whole stent embedded in lining
A61F 2002/075
. . . . .
the stent being loosely attached to the graft material, e.g. by stitching
A61F 2002/077
. . . . .
having means to fill the space between stent-graft and aneurysm wall, e.g. a sleeve
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A61F 2002/08
. .
Muscles; Tendons; Ligaments
{
(sutures A61B 17/04)
}
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A61F 2002/0811
. . .
{
Fixation devices for tendons or ligaments
}
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A61F 2002/0817
. . . .
Structure of the anchor
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A61F 2002/0823
. . . . .
Modular anchors comprising a plurality of separate parts
A61F 2002/0829
. . . . . .
without deformation of anchor parts, e.g. fixation screws on bone surface, extending barbs, cams, butterflies, spring-loaded pins
A61F 2002/0835
. . . . . .
with deformation of anchor parts, e.g. expansion of dowel by set screw
A61F 2002/0841
. . . . .
Longitudinal channel for insertion tool running through the whole tendon anchor, e.g. for accommodating bone drill, guidewire
Collapse
A61F 2002/0847
. . . .
Mode of fixation of anchor to tendon or ligament
A61F 2002/0852
. . . . .
Fixation of a loop or U-turn, e.g. eyelets, anchor having multiple holes
A61F 2002/0858
. . . . .
Fixation of tendon or ligament between anchor and bone, e.g. interference screws, wedges
A61F 2002/0864
. . . . .
Fixation of tendon or ligament between anchor elements, e.g. by additional screws in the anchor, anchor crimped around tendon
A61F 2002/087
. . . . .
Anchor integrated into tendons, e.g. bone blocks, integrated rings
Collapse
A61F 2002/0876
. . . .
Position of anchor in respect to the bone
A61F 2002/0882
. . . . .
Anchor in or on top of a bone tunnel, i.e. a hole running through the entire bone
A61F 2002/0888
. . . . .
Anchor in or on a blind hole or on the bone surface without formation of a tunnel
A61F 2002/0894
. . .
Muscles (non-implantable A61F 2002/5066)
Collapse
A61F 2002/14
. .
Eye parts, e.g. lenses, corneal implants;
{
Implanting instruments specially adapted therefor
}
; Artificial eyes
Collapse
A61F 2002/16
. . .
Intraocular lenses
Collapse
A61F 2002/1602
. . . .
{
Corrective lenses for use in addition to the natural lenses of the eyes
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/1605
. . . . .
Anterior chamber lenses for use in addition to the natural lenses of the eyes, e.g. iris fixated or floating
A61F 2002/1608
. . . . . .
Iris fixated, e.g. by clamping iris tissue or by suturing to the iris
A61F 2002/161
. . . . .
Posterior chamber lenses for use in addition to the natural lenses of the eyes
Collapse
A61F 2002/1613
. . . .
{
having special lens configurations or particular optical properties, e.g. pseudo-accommodative lenses, lenses having variable focus or aberration corrections, multipart lenses, diffractive lenses or lenses for variably absorbing electromagnetic radiation
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/1637
. . . . .
{
Correcting aberrations caused by inhomogeneities of the cornea or the surface of the natural lens, or correcting intrinsic aberrations, e.g. aspheric, cylindrical, toric lenses
}
A61F 2002/164
. . . . . .
Aspheric lenses
A61F 2002/1643
. . . . . .
Cylindrical lenses
A61F 2002/1645
. . . . . .
Toric lenses
Collapse
A61F 2002/1648
. . . . .
{
Multipart lenses
}
A61F 2002/1651
. . . . . .
Multipart lenses comprising a telescope
Collapse
A61F 2002/1681
. . . .
characterised by form of haptics
Collapse
A61F 2002/1683
. . . . .
having filiform haptics
A61F 2002/1686
. . . . . .
Securing a filiform haptic to a lens body
A61F 2002/1689
. . . . .
having plate-haptics
A61F 2002/1697
. . . .
Additional features not otherwise provided for
Collapse
A61F 2002/18
. .
Internal ear or nose parts, e.g. ear-drums
{
(implants for middle ear ventilation or drainage A61F 11/002)
}
A61F 2002/183
. . .
Ear parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/20
. .
{
Epiglottis
}
; Larynxes; Tracheae combined with larynxes or for use therewith (tracheae, bronchi per se A61F 2/04;
{
tracheostomy tubes A61M 16/0465
}
)
A61F 2002/206
. . .
Speech aids with external actuators, e.g. electrical larynxes
Collapse
A61F 2002/24
. .
Heart valves;
{
Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR
}
devices]
Collapse
A61F 2002/2478
. . .
{
Passive devices for improving the function of the heart muscle, i.e. devices for reshaping the external surface of the heart, e.g. bags, strips or bands
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/2481
. . . .
{
Devices outside the heart wall, e.g. bags, strips or bands
}
A61F 2002/2484
. . . . .
Delivery devices therefor
A61F 2002/249
. . . .
Device completely embedded in the heart wall
Collapse
A61F 2002/28
. .
Bones (
{
A61F 2/42 takes precedence
}
; joints A61F 2/30;
{
means for introducing bone substitute or for implanting bone graft implants A61F 2/4601; devices for grinding or milling bone material A61F 2/4644
}
)
Collapse
A61F 2002/2803
. . .
{
for mandibular reconstruction (temporo-mandibular joints A61F 2/3099; bone plates for the jaw A61B 17/8071)
}
A61F 2002/2807
. . . .
Chin implants
A61F 2002/281
. . . .
Gonial implants
A61F 2002/2817
. . .
Bone stimulation by chemical reactions or by osteogenic or biological products for enhancing ossification, e.g. by bone morphogenetic or morphogenic proteins (BMP) or by transforming growth factors (TGF)
A61F 2002/2821
. . .
Bone stimulation by electromagnetic fields or electric current for enhancing ossification
Collapse
A61F 2002/2825
. . .
Femur
A61F 2002/2828
. . . .
Femoral head
A61F 2002/2832
. . . .
Femoral neck
Collapse
A61F 2002/2835
. . .
Bone graft implants for filling a bony defect or an endoprosthesis cavity
A61F 2002/2839
. . . .
Bone plugs or bone graft dowels
A61F 2002/2842
. . . .
Bone marrow grafts
Collapse
A61F 2002/2846
. . .
{
Support means for bone substitute or for bone graft implants, e.g. membranes or plates for covering bone defects (nets or sleeves applied to surface of endoprostheses A61F 2/30907; bone plates A61B 17/80; bone regeneration in dental surgery A61C 8/0006)
}
A61F 2002/285
. . . .
Fixation appliances for attaching bone substitute support means to underlying bone
A61F 2002/2853
. . .
Humerus
Collapse
A61F 2002/286
. . .
Bone stimulation by mechanical vibrations for enhancing ossification
A61F 2002/2864
. . . .
by ultrasonic or acoustic vibrations
A61F 2002/2867
. . .
Bone marrow
A61F 2002/2871
. . .
Radius
Collapse
A61F 2002/2875
. . .
{
Skull or cranium (A61F 2/2803 and A61F 2/3099 take precedence)
}
A61F 2002/2878
. . . .
for orbital repair
A61F 2002/2882
. . . .
Malar or zygomatic implants
A61F 2002/2885
. . . .
Paranasal implants
A61F 2002/2889
. . . .
Maxillary, premaxillary or molar implants
A61F 2002/2892
. . .
Tibia
A61F 2002/2896
. . .
Ulna
Collapse
A61F 2002/30
. .
Joints
Collapse
A61F 2002/30001
. . .
Additional features of subject-matter classified in A61F 2/28, A61F 2/30 and subgroups thereof
Collapse
A61F 2002/30003
. . . .
Material related properties of the prosthesis or of a coating on the prosthesis
Collapse
A61F 2002/30004
. . . . .
The prosthesis made from materials having different values of a given property at different locations within the same prosthesis
Collapse
A61F 2002/30006
. . . . . .
differing in density or specific weight
A61F 2002/30008
. . . . . . .
differing in yarn density
A61F 2002/30009
. . . . . .
differing in fibre orientations
Collapse
A61F 2002/30011
. . . . . .
differing in porosity
A61F 2002/30013
. . . . . . .
made from both porous and non-porous parts, e.g. adjacent parts
A61F 2002/30014
. . . . . .
differing in elasticity, stiffness or compressibility
A61F 2002/30016
. . . . . .
differing in hardness, e.g. Vickers, Shore, Brinell
A61F 2002/30018
. . . . . .
differing in bending or flexure capacity
A61F 2002/30019
. . . . . .
differing in mechanical expandability, e.g. in mechanical, self- or balloon expandability
A61F 2002/30021
. . . . . .
differing in brittleness
A61F 2002/30023
. . . . . .
differing in viscosity
A61F 2002/30024
. . . . . .
differing in coefficient of friction
A61F 2002/30026
. . . . . .
differing in wear resistance
Collapse
A61F 2002/30028
. . . . . .
differing in tissue ingrowth capacity, e.g. made from both ingrowth-promoting and ingrowth-preventing parts
A61F 2002/30029
. . . . . . .
differing in bone ingrowth capacity
A61F 2002/30031
. . . . . .
differing in wettability, e.g. in hydrophilic or hydrophobic behaviours
Collapse
A61F 2002/30032
. . . . . .
differing in absorbability or resorbability, i.e. in absorption or resorption time
A61F 2002/30034
. . . . . . .
made from both resorbable and non-resorbable prosthetic parts, e.g. adjacent parts
A61F 2002/30036
. . . . . .
differing in release or diffusion time
A61F 2002/30037
. . . . . .
differing in coefficient of thermal expansion or dila(ta)tion
A61F 2002/30039
. . . . . .
differing in shape-memory transition temperatures, e.g. in martensitic transition temperature or in austenitic transition temperature
A61F 2002/30041
. . . . . .
differing in hardening time
A61F 2002/30042
. . . . . .
made from both cured and uncured parts
A61F 2002/30044
. . . . . .
differing in melting temperature
A61F 2002/30046
. . . . . .
differing in thermal conductivity
A61F 2002/30047
. . . . . .
differing in colour
A61F 2002/30049
. . . . . .
differing in optical properties
A61F 2002/30051
. . . . . .
differing in corrosion resistance
A61F 2002/30052
. . . . . .
differing in electric properties
A61F 2002/30054
. . . . . .
differing in electromagnetical properties
A61F 2002/30056
. . . . . .
differing in radiographic density
A61F 2002/30057
. . . . . .
made from both cortical and cancellous adjacent parts
A61F 2002/30059
. . . . . .
differing in bone mineralization, e.g. made from both mineralized and demineralized adjacent parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/3006
. . . . .
Properties of materials and coating materials
Collapse
A61F 2002/30062
. . . . . .
(bio)absorbable, biodegradable, bioerodable, (bio)resorbable, resorptive
A61F 2002/30064
. . . . . . .
Coating or prosthesis-covering structure made of biodegradable material
Collapse
A61F 2002/30065
. . . . . .
thermoplastic, i.e. softening or fusing when heated, and hardening and becoming rigid again when cooled
A61F 2002/30067
. . . . . . .
Coating or prosthesis-covering structure made of thermoplastic material
Collapse
A61F 2002/30069
. . . . . .
elastomeric
A61F 2002/3007
. . . . . . .
Coating or prosthesis-covering structure made of elastic material, e.g. of elastomer
A61F 2002/30072
. . . . . .
Coating made of plastically deformable or self-moulding material
A61F 2002/30074
. . . . . .
stretchable
A61F 2002/30075
. . . . . .
swellable, e.g. when wetted
A61F 2002/30077
. . . . . .
shrinkable
A61F 2002/30079
. . . . . .
magnetic
A61F 2002/3008
. . . . . .
radio-opaque, e.g. radio-opaque markers
A61F 2002/30082
. . . . . .
radioactive
Collapse
A61F 2002/30084
. . . . . .
Materials having a crystalline structure
A61F 2002/30085
. . . . . . .
anisotropic
A61F 2002/30087
. . . . . .
piezoelectric
A61F 2002/30088
. . . . . .
Phase change materials (PCM), e.g. for storing latent heat
A61F 2002/3009
. . . . . .
Transparent or translucent
Collapse
A61F 2002/30092
. . . . . .
using shape memory or superelastic materials, e.g. nitinol
A61F 2002/30093
. . . . . . .
operated at only one temperature whilst inside or touching the human body, e.g. constrained in a non-operative shape during surgery, another temperature only occurring before the operation
Collapse
A61F 2002/30095
. . . . . . .
operated at different temperatures whilst inside or touching the human body, heated or cooled by external energy source or cold supply
A61F 2002/30097
. . . . . . . .
cooled
Collapse
A61F 2002/30098
. . . . . . . .
electrically, e.g. heated by resistor
A61F 2002/301
. . . . . . . . .
electromagnetically
A61F 2002/30102
. . . . . . . .
using a fluid, e.g. circulating
A61F 2002/30103
. . . . . . . .
heated by light
A61F 2002/30105
. . . . . . . .
ultrasonically
A61F 2002/30107
. . . . . .
using materials or accessories for preventing galvanic or electrolytic corrosion
Collapse
A61F 2002/30108
. . . .
Shapes
Collapse
A61F 2002/3011
. . . . .
Cross-sections or two-dimensional shapes
Collapse
A61F 2002/30112
. . . . . .
Rounded shapes, e.g. with rounded corners
Collapse
A61F 2002/30113
. . . . . . .
circular
A61F 2002/30115
. . . . . . . .
circular-O-shaped
A61F 2002/30116
. . . . . . . .
partial circles, i.e. circular segments
A61F 2002/30118
. . . . . . . .
concentric circles
A61F 2002/3012
. . . . . . . .
intersecting circles
Collapse
A61F 2002/30121
. . . . . . . .
with lobes
A61F 2002/30123
. . . . . . . . .
with two diametrically opposed lobes
Collapse
A61F 2002/30125
. . . . . . .
elliptical or oval
A61F 2002/30126
. . . . . . . .
oval-O-shaped
A61F 2002/30128
. . . . . . . .
concentric ellipses
A61F 2002/3013
. . . . . . .
figure-"8"- or hourglass-shaped
A61F 2002/30131
. . . . . . .
horseshoe- or crescent- or C-shaped or U-shaped
A61F 2002/30133
. . . . . . .
kidney-shaped or bean-shaped
A61F 2002/30135
. . . . . . .
S-shaped or Z-shaped
A61F 2002/30136
. . . . . . .
undulated or wavy, e.g. serpentine-shaped or zigzag-shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30138
. . . . . .
Convex polygonal shapes
A61F 2002/3014
. . . . . . .
decagonal
A61F 2002/30141
. . . . . . .
dodecagonal
Collapse
A61F 2002/30143
. . . . . . .
hexagonal
A61F 2002/30144
. . . . . . . .
Honeycomb pattern
A61F 2002/30146
. . . . . . .
octagonal
A61F 2002/30148
. . . . . . .
lozenge- or diamond-shaped
A61F 2002/30149
. . . . . . .
pentagonal
A61F 2002/30151
. . . . . . .
rhomboidal or parallelogram-shaped
A61F 2002/30153
. . . . . . .
rectangular
A61F 2002/30154
. . . . . . .
square
A61F 2002/30156
. . . . . . .
triangular
A61F 2002/30158
. . . . . . .
trapezoidal
Collapse
A61F 2002/30159
. . . . . .
Concave polygonal shapes
A61F 2002/30161
. . . . . . .
arrow-shaped
A61F 2002/30163
. . . . . . .
cruciform, different from X-shaped
A61F 2002/30164
. . . . . . .
dovetail-shaped
A61F 2002/30166
. . . . . . .
H-shaped or I-shaped
A61F 2002/30168
. . . . . . .
L-shaped
A61F 2002/30169
. . . . . . .
Pi-shaped
A61F 2002/30171
. . . . . . .
rosette- or star-shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30172
. . . . . . .
T-shaped
A61F 2002/30174
. . . . . . . .
the upper branch of the T being inclined with respect to its main branch
A61F 2002/30176
. . . . . . .
V-shaped
A61F 2002/30177
. . . . . . .
W-shaped, M-shaped or sigma shaped
A61F 2002/30179
. . . . . . .
X-shaped
A61F 2002/30181
. . . . . . .
Y-shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30182
. . . . . .
Other shapes
A61F 2002/30184
. . . . . . .
Alpha-shaped
A61F 2002/30186
. . . . . . .
B-shaped
A61F 2002/30187
. . . . . . .
D-shaped or half-disc-shaped
A61F 2002/30189
. . . . . . .
E-shaped or epsilon-shaped
A61F 2002/30191
. . . . . . .
heart-shaped
A61F 2002/30192
. . . . . . .
J-shaped
A61F 2002/30194
. . . . . . .
quarter-disc-shaped
A61F 2002/30196
. . . . . . .
Psi-shaped or fork-shaped
A61F 2002/30197
. . . . . . .
Omega-shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30199
. . . . .
Three-dimensional shapes
Collapse
A61F 2002/302
. . . . . .
toroidal, e.g. rings
A61F 2002/30202
. . . . . . .
half-tores
A61F 2002/30204
. . . . . . .
toric
Collapse
A61F 2002/30205
. . . . . .
conical
A61F 2002/30207
. . . . . . .
Double convex cones, i.e. element having two convex cones, one at each of its opposite ends
A61F 2002/30209
. . . . . . .
Cones of elliptical or oval basis
A61F 2002/3021
. . . . . . .
frustoconical
A61F 2002/30212
. . . . . . .
Half-cones
A61F 2002/30214
. . . . . . .
having tapered sections of different conicities
A61F 2002/30215
. . . . . . .
Stepped cones, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
Collapse
A61F 2002/30217
. . . . . . .
hollow cones, e.g. tubular-like cones
A61F 2002/30219
. . . . . . . .
the inner and outer surfaces having different conicities
A61F 2002/3022
. . . . . . . .
Half tubular-like cones
A61F 2002/30222
. . . . . . . .
concentric tubular-like cones
Collapse
A61F 2002/30224
. . . . . .
cylindrical
Collapse
A61F 2002/30225
. . . . . . .
Flat cylinders, i.e. discs
A61F 2002/30227
. . . . . . . .
arched, domed or vaulted
A61F 2002/30228
. . . . . . .
Cylinders of elliptical or oval basis
A61F 2002/3023
. . . . . . .
wedge-shaped cylinders
A61F 2002/30232
. . . . . . .
Half-cylinders
A61F 2002/30233
. . . . . . .
Stepped cylinders, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
Collapse
A61F 2002/30235
. . . . . . .
tubular, e.g. sleeves
Collapse
A61F 2002/30237
. . . . . . . .
partial tubes
A61F 2002/30238
. . . . . . . . .
half tubes
A61F 2002/3024
. . . . . . . .
concentric tubes
Collapse
A61F 2002/30242
. . . . . .
spherical
A61F 2002/30243
. . . . . . .
the overall spherical surface being composed of a plurality of adjacent circular or polygonal segments, e.g. football-like shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30245
. . . . . . .
Partial spheres
A61F 2002/30247
. . . . . . . .
Hemispheres or half-spheres
A61F 2002/30248
. . . . . . . .
Quarter-spheres
A61F 2002/3025
. . . . . . .
hollow spheres
Collapse
A61F 2002/30252
. . . . . .
quadric-shaped
A61F 2002/30253
. . . . . . .
ellipsoidal or ovoid
A61F 2002/30255
. . . . . . .
hyperboloidal
Collapse
A61F 2002/30257
. . . . . . .
paraboloidal
A61F 2002/30258
. . . . . . . .
elliptic paraboloid
A61F 2002/3026
. . . . . . . .
hyperbolic paraboloid
Collapse
A61F 2002/30261
. . . . . .
parallelepipedal
A61F 2002/30263
. . . . . . .
cubical
A61F 2002/30265
. . . . . . .
Flat parallelepipeds
A61F 2002/30266
. . . . . . .
wedge-shaped parallelepipeds
A61F 2002/30268
. . . . . . .
Partial parallelepipeds
A61F 2002/3027
. . . . . . .
Stepped parallelepipeds
A61F 2002/30271
. . . . . . .
hollow parallelepipeds
Collapse
A61F 2002/30273
. . . . . .
pyramidal
A61F 2002/30275
. . . . . . .
tetrahedral, i.e. having a triangular basis
A61F 2002/30276
. . . . . . .
frustopyramidal
A61F 2002/30278
. . . . . . .
hollow pyramids
Collapse
A61F 2002/3028
. . . . . .
polyhedral different from parallelepipedal and pyramidal
A61F 2002/30281
. . . . . . .
wedge-shaped
A61F 2002/30283
. . . . . . .
hollow
A61F 2002/30285
. . . . . .
rugby-ball-shaped
A61F 2002/30286
. . . . . .
barrel-shaped
A61F 2002/30288
. . . . . .
bottle-shaped
A61F 2002/30289
. . . . . .
helically-coiled
Collapse
A61F 2002/30291
. . . . . .
spirally-coiled, i.e. having a 2-D spiral cross-section
A61F 2002/30293
. . . . . . .
Cylindrical body made by spirally rolling up a sheet or a strip around itself
A61F 2002/30294
. . . . . . .
Conical or frustoconical body made by spirally rolling up a sheet or a strip around itself
A61F 2002/30296
. . . . . . .
logarithmic spiral
A61F 2002/30298
. . . . . . .
Parallelepipedal body made by spirally rolling up a sheet or a strip around itself
A61F 2002/30299
. . . . . .
umbrella-shaped or mushroom-shaped
A61F 2002/30301
. . . . . .
saddle-shaped
A61F 2002/30303
. . . . . .
polypod-shaped
A61F 2002/30304
. . . . . .
nose-shaped
A61F 2002/30306
. . . . . .
harpoon-shaped
A61F 2002/30308
. . . . . .
banana-shaped
A61F 2002/30309
. . . . . .
hat-shaped
A61F 2002/30311
. . . . . .
doughnut-shaped
A61F 2002/30313
. . . . . .
pear-shaped
A61F 2002/30314
. . . . . .
bell-shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30316
. . . .
The prosthesis having different structural features at different locations within the same prosthesis; Connections between prosthetic parts; Special structural features of bone or joint prostheses not otherwise provided for
Collapse
A61F 2002/30317
. . . . .
The prosthesis having different structural features at different locations within the same prosthesis
A61F 2002/30319
. . . . . .
differing in moment of inertia
A61F 2002/30321
. . . . . .
differing in roughness
A61F 2002/30322
. . . . . .
differing in surface structures
A61F 2002/30324
. . . . . .
differing in thickness
A61F 2002/30326
. . . . . .
differing in height or in length
A61F 2002/30327
. . . . . .
differing in diameter
Collapse
A61F 2002/30329
. . . . .
Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements
Collapse
A61F 2002/30331
. . . . . .
made by longitudinally pushing a protrusion into a complementarily-shaped recess, e.g. held by friction fit
Collapse
A61F 2002/30332
. . . . . . .
Conically- or frustoconically-shaped protrusion and recess
A61F 2002/30334
. . . . . . . .
Cone of elliptical or oval basis
A61F 2002/30336
. . . . . . . .
Stepped cones, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
A61F 2002/30337
. . . . . . . .
Inverted concave conical connections, e.g. for opposing disconnection
Collapse
A61F 2002/30339
. . . . . . . .
Double cones, i.e. connecting element having two conical connections, one at each of its opposite ends
A61F 2002/30341
. . . . . . . . .
both cones being convex, i.e. male tapers
A61F 2002/30342
. . . . . . . . .
both cones being concave, i.e. female tapers
A61F 2002/30344
. . . . . . . . .
one cone being convex and the other being concave
A61F 2002/30345
. . . . . . . .
Multiple conical connection, i.e. the protrusion and recess having several tapered sections of different complementary conicities
A61F 2002/30347
. . . . . . . .
Protrusion and recess of complementarily-tapered undulated or serrated cross-section
A61F 2002/30349
. . . . . . . .
the male and female complementary cones being of different conicities, i.e. for reducing the contact area
A61F 2002/3035
. . . . . . . .
the male convex cone having an inner female concave taper
A61F 2002/30352
. . . . . . .
Protrusion and recess of D-shaped cross-section
Collapse
A61F 2002/30354
. . . . . . .
Cylindrically-shaped protrusion and recess, e.g. cylinder of circular basis
A61F 2002/30355
. . . . . . . .
Cylinder of elliptical or oval basis
A61F 2002/30357
. . . . . . . .
Stepped cylinders, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
A61F 2002/30359
. . . . . . .
Pyramidally- or frustopyramidally-shaped protrusion and recess
A61F 2002/3036
. . . . . . .
Protrusion and recess of kidney-shaped cross-section
Collapse
A61F 2002/30362
. . . . . . .
with possibility of relative movement between the protrusion and the recess
Collapse
A61F 2002/30364
. . . . . . . .
Rotation about the common longitudinal axis
A61F 2002/30365
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for limiting said rotation
A61F 2002/30367
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for preventing said rotation
A61F 2002/30369
. . . . . . . .
Limited lateral translation of the protrusion within a larger recess
Collapse
A61F 2002/3037
. . . . . . . .
Translation along the common longitudinal axis, e.g. piston
A61F 2002/30372
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for limiting said translation
A61F 2002/30373
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for preventing said translation
A61F 2002/30375
. . . . . . . .
with an intermediate bushing or sleeve between the moving parts
A61F 2002/30377
. . . . . . .
Protrusion and recess of constant polygonal, serrated or undulated cross-section
A61F 2002/30378
. . . . . . .
Spherically-shaped protrusion and recess
Collapse
A61F 2002/3038
. . . . . . .
made by pushing a key or a peg into a mating slot or hole
A61F 2002/30382
. . . . . . . .
made by pushing lateral pegs into mating lateral slots or bores
Collapse
A61F 2002/30383
. . . . . .
made by laterally inserting a protrusion, e.g. a rib into a complementarily-shaped groove
A61F 2002/30385
. . . . . . .
the rib and groove having non-parallel, e.g. conically-tapered, cooperating sides, e.g. having a trapezoidal front cross-section
Collapse
A61F 2002/30387
. . . . . . .
Dovetail connection
A61F 2002/30388
. . . . . . . .
Half-dovetail
Collapse
A61F 2002/3039
. . . . . . .
with possibility of relative movement of the rib within the groove
Collapse
A61F 2002/30392
. . . . . . . .
Rotation
A61F 2002/30393
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for limiting said rotation
A61F 2002/30395
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for preventing or locking said rotation
A61F 2002/30397
. . . . . . . .
Limited lateral translation of the rib within a larger groove
Collapse
A61F 2002/30398
. . . . . . . .
Sliding
A61F 2002/304
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for limiting said sliding
A61F 2002/30401
. . . . . . . . .
with additional means for preventing or locking said sliding
A61F 2002/30403
. . . . . . .
Longitudinally-oriented cooperating ribs and grooves on mating lateral surfaces of a mainly longitudinal connection
Collapse
A61F 2002/30405
. . . . . .
made by screwing complementary threads machined on the parts themselves
A61F 2002/30406
. . . . . . .
Threads machined on spherical, e.g. hemispherical, surfaces
A61F 2002/30408
. . . . . . .
Conical threadings
A61F 2002/3041
. . . . . . .
having threaded portions of different pitches
A61F 2002/30411
. . . . . . .
having two threaded end parts connected by a threaded central part with opposite threads at its opposite ends, i.e. for adjusting the distance between both end parts by rotating the central part
A61F 2002/30413
. . . . . . .
having threads of increasing height or depth
A61F 2002/30415
. . . . . . .
with additional means for limiting the length of the movement of the male threads within the female threads
A61F 2002/30416
. . . . . . .
Microthreads
A61F 2002/30418
. . . . . . .
Double or multiple threadings
A61F 2002/3042
. . . . . . .
with a pin cooperating with a helical groove
A61F 2002/30421
. . . . . . .
Rounded threads
A61F 2002/30423
. . . . . . .
Stepped cylindrical threads, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
A61F 2002/30425
. . . . . . .
Square threads
A61F 2002/30426
. . . . . .
Bayonet coupling
Collapse
A61F 2002/30428
. . . . . .
made by inserting a protrusion into a slot
A61F 2002/30429
. . . . . . .
made by inserting a hook into a cooperating slot
A61F 2002/30431
. . . . . . .
made by first pushing a necked button longitudinally and then sliding it laterally within a keyhole slot
Collapse
A61F 2002/30433
. . . . . .
using additional screws, bolts, dowels or rivets, e.g. connecting screws
A61F 2002/30434
. . . . . . .
using bolts
A61F 2002/30436
. . . . . . .
using dowels
A61F 2002/30438
. . . . . . .
using nuts
A61F 2002/30439
. . . . . . .
Screw head protectors
A61F 2002/30441
. . . . . . .
using rivets or directly riveted
Collapse
A61F 2002/30443
. . . . . . .
using washers
A61F 2002/30444
. . . . . . . .
Split washers
A61F 2002/30446
. . . . . . . .
Spring washers, e.g. Belleville washers
Collapse
A61F 2002/30448
. . . . . .
using adhesives
A61F 2002/30449
. . . . . . .
the adhesive being cement
Collapse
A61F 2002/30451
. . . . . .
soldered or brazed or welded
A61F 2002/30453
. . . . . . .
brazed
A61F 2002/30454
. . . . . . .
by high energy welding, e.g. laser beam welding, electron beam welding, plasma welding
A61F 2002/30456
. . . . . . .
by spot welding
A61F 2002/30457
. . . . . . .
by ultrasonic or sonic welding
A61F 2002/30459
. . . . . .
stapled
A61F 2002/30461
. . . . . .
sutured, ligatured or stitched
Collapse
A61F 2002/30462
. . . . . .
retained or tied with a rope, string, thread, wire or cable
A61F 2002/30464
. . . . . . .
using bands, belts or straps
A61F 2002/30466
. . . . . . .
being elastic
A61F 2002/30467
. . . . . .
using hook and loop-type fasteners
A61F 2002/30469
. . . . . .
using band clamps
A61F 2002/30471
. . . . . .
connected by a hinged linkage mechanism, e.g. of the single-bar or multi-bar linkage type
A61F 2002/30472
. . . . . .
using connecting nails or pins
A61F 2002/30474
. . . . . .
using an intermediate sleeve interposed between both prosthetic parts to be coupled
Collapse
A61F 2002/30476
. . . . . .
locked by an additional locking mechanism
A61F 2002/30477
. . . . . . .
using sharp protrusions, e.g. spikes, for anchoring into connecting prosthetic part
A61F 2002/30479
. . . . . . .
using a locking ball
A61F 2002/30481
. . . . . . .
using a locking clip
A61F 2002/30482
. . . . . . .
using a locking cam
A61F 2002/30484
. . . . . . .
Mechanically expandable devices located on the first prosthetic part for locking into or onto the second prosthetic part
A61F 2002/30485
. . . . . . .
plastically deformable
Collapse
A61F 2002/30487
. . . . . . .
Circumferential cooperating grooves and beads on cooperating lateral surfaces of a mainly longitudinal connection
A61F 2002/30489
. . . . . . . .
Circumferential cooperating serrations
A61F 2002/3049
. . . . . . .
using a slidable sleeve covering the connection
A61F 2002/30492
. . . . . . .
using a locking pin
A61F 2002/30494
. . . . . . .
Cooperating protrusions and recesses, e.g. radial serrations, located on abutting end surfaces of a longitudinal connection
Collapse
A61F 2002/30495
. . . . . . .
using a locking ring
A61F 2002/30497
. . . . . . . .
Split ring, e.g. circlip
A61F 2002/30499
. . . . . . . .
Wire ring
Collapse
A61F 2002/305
. . . . . . .
Snap connection
A61F 2002/30502
. . . . . . . .
Press-buttons
A61F 2002/30504
. . . . . . . .
made by laterally snapping a peg or a like protrusion into a mating detent, hole or slot
A61F 2002/30505
. . . . . . .
spring biased
Collapse
A61F 2002/30507
. . . . . . .
using a threaded locking member, e.g. a locking screw or a set screw
A61F 2002/30509
. . . . . . . .
using a traction locking screw
A61F 2002/3051
. . . . . . . .
using a locking bolt or a set bolt
A61F 2002/30512
. . . . . . . .
using a locking nut or a set nut
A61F 2002/30514
. . . . . . .
using a locking washer
A61F 2002/30515
. . . . . . .
using a locking wedge or block
A61F 2002/30517
. . . . . . .
using a locking plate
Collapse
A61F 2002/30518
. . . . . .
with possibility of relative movement between the prosthetic parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/3052
. . . . . . .
unrestrained in only one direction, e.g. moving unidirectionally
A61F 2002/30522
. . . . . . . .
releasable, e.g. using a releasable ratchet
Collapse
A61F 2002/30523
. . . . . . .
by means of meshing gear teeth
A61F 2002/30525
. . . . . . . .
Worm gears
A61F 2002/30527
. . . . . . . .
using a gear box
A61F 2002/30528
. . . . . . .
Means for limiting said movement
Collapse
A61F 2002/3053
. . . . . .
having additional means for preventing unwanted connections
A61F 2002/30532
. . . . . . .
for preventing connection between parts of wrong sizes or orientations
A61F 2002/30533
. . . . . . .
for preventing permanent connection between prosthetic parts and trial parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/30535
. . . . .
Special structural features of bone or joint prostheses not otherwise provided for
Collapse
A61F 2002/30537
. . . . . .
adjustable
Collapse
A61F 2002/30538
. . . . . . .
for adjusting angular orientation
Collapse
A61F 2002/3054
. . . . . . . .
about a connection axis or implantation axis for selecting any one of a plurality of radial orientations between two modular parts, e.g. at discrete positions
A61F 2002/30542
. . . . . . . . .
at continuous positions
A61F 2002/30543
. . . . . . . . .
at only two discrete angular positions, e.g. located at 180 degrees intervals
A61F 2002/30545
. . . . . . .
for adjusting a diameter
A61F 2002/30546
. . . . . . .
for adjusting elasticity, flexibility, spring rate or mechanical tension
A61F 2002/30548
. . . . . . .
for adjusting fluid pressure
Collapse
A61F 2002/3055
. . . . . . .
for adjusting length
A61F 2002/30551
. . . . . . . .
at different discrete positions, e.g. at equidistant intervals
Collapse
A61F 2002/30553
. . . . . . .
for adjusting a position by translation along an axis
A61F 2002/30555
. . . . . . . .
along two perpendicular axes
A61F 2002/30556
. . . . . . .
for adjusting thickness
Collapse
A61F 2002/30558
. . . . . .
Force-limiting means
A61F 2002/3056
. . . . . . .
Torque-limiting means
A61F 2002/30561
. . . . . .
breakable or frangible
A61F 2002/30563
. . . . . .
having elastic means or damping means, different from springs, e.g. including an elastomeric core or shock absorbers
Collapse
A61F 2002/30565
. . . . . .
having spring elements
Collapse
A61F 2002/30566
. . . . . . .
Helical springs
Collapse
A61F 2002/30568
. . . . . . . .
Multiple spring systems including two or more helical springs
A61F 2002/3057
. . . . . . . . .
Concentric outer and inner helical springs
A61F 2002/30571
. . . . . . .
Leaf springs
A61F 2002/30573
. . . . . . .
2-D spiral springs
A61F 2002/30574
. . . . . .
with an integral complete or partial collar or flange
Collapse
A61F 2002/30576
. . . . . .
with extending fixation tabs
A61F 2002/30578
. . . . . . .
having apertures, e.g. for receiving fixation screws
A61F 2002/30579
. . . . . .
with mechanically expandable devices, e.g. fixation devices
Collapse
A61F 2002/30581
. . . . . .
having a pocket filled with fluid, e.g. liquid
A61F 2002/30583
. . . . . . .
filled with hardenable fluid, e.g. curable in-situ
A61F 2002/30584
. . . . . . .
filled with gas
A61F 2002/30586
. . . . . . .
having two or more inflatable pockets or chambers
A61F 2002/30588
. . . . . . .
filled with solid particles
Collapse
A61F 2002/30589
. . . . . .
Sealing means
A61F 2002/30591
. . . . . . .
O-rings
A61F 2002/30593
. . . . . .
hollow
Collapse
A61F 2002/30594
. . . . . .
slotted
A61F 2002/30596
. . . . . . .
slots ending in apertures, e.g. for avoiding stress concentration at the ends of the slots
A61F 2002/30598
. . . . . . .
Plurality of slots
A61F 2002/30599
. . . . . .
stackable
A61F 2002/30601
. . . . . .
telescopic
A61F 2002/30602
. . . . . .
Shaft made of a bundle of anchoring rods or bristles, e.g. fasciculate shaft
Collapse
A61F 2002/30604
. . . . . .
modular
A61F 2002/30606
. . . . . . .
Sets comprising both cemented and non-cemented endoprostheses
A61F 2002/30607
. . . . . . .
Kits of prosthetic parts to be assembled in various combinations for forming different prostheses
A61F 2002/30609
. . . . . . .
Sets comprising both coated and non-coated endoprostheses
A61F 2002/30611
. . . . . . .
Nested prosthetic parts
A61F 2002/30612
. . . . . . .
Pre-assembled implant modules
A61F 2002/30614
. . . . . . .
Sets comprising both primary and revision endoprostheses
A61F 2002/30616
. . . . . . .
Sets comprising a plurality of prosthetic parts of different sizes or orientations
Collapse
A61F 2002/30617
. . . . . .
Visible markings for adjusting, locating or measuring
A61F 2002/30619
. . . . . . .
Wire rings
Collapse
A61F 2002/30621
. . . .
Features concering the anatomical functioning or articulation of the prosthetic joint
A61F 2002/30622
. . . . .
Implant for fusing a joint or bone material
Collapse
A61F 2002/30624
. . . . .
Hinged joint, e.g. with transverse axle restricting the movement
Collapse
A61F 2002/30626
. . . . . .
allowing only for single rotation
A61F 2002/30627
. . . . . . .
by means of cooperating stepped cylindrical surfaces
A61F 2002/30629
. . . . . .
of the pin-guiding groove linkage type
A61F 2002/3063
. . . . . .
having bearing bushes between the rotating parts
A61F 2002/30632
. . . . . .
with rotation-limiting stops, e.g. projections or recesses
A61F 2002/30634
. . . . . .
biaxial
A61F 2002/30635
. . . . . .
Cardan or gimbal joints
A61F 2002/30637
. . . . . .
Dual arrangement of two adjacent hinged joints
Collapse
A61F 2002/30639
. . . . .
having rolling elements between both articulating surfaces
A61F 2002/3064
. . . . . .
Ball bearings
A61F 2002/30642
. . . . . .
having a single rolling (or sliding) ball articulating between two cups
Collapse
A61F 2002/30644
. . . . . .
Roller bearings
A61F 2002/30645
. . . . . . .
Needle bearings
A61F 2002/30647
. . . . .
Joints made of two toroidal rings engaged together
Collapse
A61F 2002/30649
. . . . .
Ball-and-socket joints
Collapse
A61F 2002/3065
. . . . . .
Details of the ball-shaped head
A61F 2002/30652
. . . . . . .
Special cut-outs, e.g. flat or grooved cut-outs
Collapse
A61F 2002/30654
. . . . . .
Details of the concave socket
Collapse
A61F 2002/30655
. . . . . . .
Non-spherical concave inner surface
Collapse
A61F 2002/30657
. . . . . . . .
made of different partially-spherical concave portions
A61F 2002/30658
. . . . . . . . .
having a central conforming area surrounded by a peripheral annular non-conforming area
A61F 2002/3066
. . . . . . . . .
having a central non-conforming area surrounded by a peripheral annular conforming area
A61F 2002/30662
. . . . . .
with rotation-limiting means
A61F 2002/30663
. . . . . .
multiaxial, e.g. biaxial; multipolar, e.g. bipolar or having an intermediate shell articulating between the ball and the socket
A61F 2002/30665
. . . . . .
Dual arrangement of two adjacent ball-and-socket joints
Collapse
A61F 2002/30667
. . . .
Features concerning an interaction with the environment or a particular use of the prosthesis
Collapse
A61F 2002/30668
. . . . .
Means for transferring electromagnetic energy to implants
A61F 2002/3067
. . . . . .
for data transfer
A61F 2002/30672
. . . . .
temporary
Collapse
A61F 2002/30673
. . . . .
Lubricating means, e.g. synovial pocket
A61F 2002/30675
. . . . . .
Means for regulating synovial fluid pressure
Collapse
A61F 2002/30677
. . . . .
Means for introducing or releasing pharmaceutical products, e.g. antibiotics, into the body
A61F 2002/30678
. . . . . .
Gene therapy
A61F 2002/3068
. . . . . .
the pharmaceutical product being in a reservoir
Collapse
A61F 2002/30682
. . . . .
Means for preventing migration of particles released by the joint, e.g. wear debris or cement particles
A61F 2002/30683
. . . . . .
Means for collecting wear particles in a hollow cavity inside the prosthesis
A61F 2002/30685
. . . . . .
Means for reducing or preventing the generation of wear particulates
A61F 2002/30686
. . . . . .
Devices for removing particulate debris from prosthetic joints
A61F 2002/30688
. . . . .
Means for allowing passage or sliding of tendons or ligaments
A61F 2002/3069
. . . . .
Revision endoprostheses
A61F 2002/30691
. . . . .
Drainage means, e.g. for evacuating blood or other fluids
A61F 2002/30693
. . . . .
Air venting means
A61F 2002/30695
. . . . .
Sound-damping or noise-reducing meanS
A61F 2002/30696
. . . . .
Means for preventing the accidental forgetting of prosthetic parts inside the body during operation
A61F 2002/30698
. . . . .
Alarm means
Collapse
A61F 2002/307
. . . . .
Prostheses for animals
A61F 2002/30701
. . . . . .
for cats
A61F 2002/30703
. . . . . .
for dogs
A61F 2002/30705
. . . . . .
for horses
A61F 2002/30706
. . . . .
specially designed for children, e.g. having means for adjusting to their growth
A61F 2002/30708
. . . . .
Means for distinguishing between left-sided and right-sided devices, Sets comprising both left-sided and right-sided prosthetic parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/3071
. . . . .
Identification means; Administration of patients
A61F 2002/30711
. . . . . .
with bar code
A61F 2002/30713
. . . . . .
colour-coded
A61F 2002/30714
. . . . . .
coded with symbols, e.g. dots, numbers, letters, words
A61F 2002/30716
. . . . .
for single use, e.g. having means for preventing re-use
A61F 2002/30718
. . . . .
Means for protecting prosthetic parts, e.g. during operation
A61F 2002/30719
. . . . .
Means for cleaning prostheses
Collapse
A61F 2002/30721
. . .
{
Accessories
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/30724
. . . .
{
Spacers for centering an implant in a bone cavity, e.g. in a cement-receiving cavity
}
A61F 2002/30726
. . . . .
Centering or guiding rods, e.g. for insertion of femoral shafts
Collapse
A61F 2002/30728
. . . .
{
Collars; Bone edge protectors (A61F 2/30734 takes precedence; sealing collars for use during cementing A61B 17/8808)
}
A61F 2002/30729
. . . . .
Separate collars
A61F 2002/30731
. . . . .
Bone edge protectors
A61F 2002/30733
. . . .
Inserts placed into an endoprosthetic cavity, e.g. for modifying a material property
Collapse
A61F 2002/30734
. . . .
{
Modular inserts, sleeves or augments, e.g. placed on proximal part of stem for fixation purposes or wedges for bridging a bone defect
}
A61F 2002/30736
. . . . .
Augments or augmentation pieces, e.g. wedges or blocks for bridging a bone defect
A61F 2002/30738
. . . . .
Sleeves
Collapse
A61F 2002/30739
. . . .
{
Devices connected to the proximal part of an endoprosthetic femoral shaft for reinforcing or replacing the trochanters, e.g. the greater trochanter (proximal parts of endoprosthetic femoral shafts A61F 2/367; non-prosthetic trochanteric devices A61B 17/74)
}
A61F 2002/30741
. . . . .
for the lesser trochanter
Collapse
A61F 2002/30744
. . . .
{
End caps, e.g. for closing an endoprosthetic cavity
}
A61F 2002/30746
. . . . .
closable by a rotation different from screwing or bayonet coupling, e.g. about the cap central longitudinal axis
A61F 2002/30747
. . . . .
closable by translation
Collapse
A61F 2002/30749
. . . .
{
Fixation appliances for connecting prostheses to the body
}
A61F 2002/30751
. . . . .
for attaching cartilage scaffolds to underlying bone
A61F 2002/30752
. . . . .
by means of a bed of granular material
A61F 2002/30754
. . . .
Implants for interposition between two natural articular surfaces
Collapse
A61F 2002/30756
. . .
{
Cartilage endoprostheses (A61F 2/3603 takes precedence)
}
A61F 2002/30757
. . . .
made of a sheet covering the natural articular surface, e.g. cap
A61F 2002/30759
. . . .
Mosaicplasty, i.e. using a plurality of individual cartilage plugs for filling a substantial cartilage defect
A61F 2002/30761
. . . .
Support means for artificial cartilage, e.g. cartilage defect covering membranes
A61F 2002/30762
. . . .
Means for culturing cartilage
A61F 2002/30764
. . . .
Cartilage harvest sites
A61F 2002/30766
. . . .
Scaffolds for cartilage ingrowth and regeneration
Collapse
A61F 2002/30767
. . .
{
Special external and/or bone-contacting surfaces, e.g. coating for improving bone ingrowth (materials for coating prostheses A61L 27/28)
}
A61F 2002/30769
. . . .
madreporic
Collapse
A61F 2002/30771
. . . .
{
applied in original prostheses, e.g. holes, grooves (etching the surface A61F 2/30767)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/30772
. . . . .
Apertures or holes, e.g. of circular cross section
Collapse
A61F 2002/30774
. . . . . .
internally-threaded
A61F 2002/30775
. . . . . . .
with two portions of opposite threads, i.e. a right-hand thread and a left-hand thread
Collapse
A61F 2002/30777
. . . . . .
Oblong apertures
A61F 2002/30779
. . . . . . .
arcuate
A61F 2002/3078
. . . . . . .
having an undulated contour, e.g. made of intercommunicating circular holes
A61F 2002/30782
. . . . . .
inclined obliquely
Collapse
A61F 2002/30784
. . . . . .
Plurality of holes
A61F 2002/30785
. . . . . . .
parallel
A61F 2002/30787
. . . . . . .
inclined obliquely w.r.t. each other
A61F 2002/30789
. . . . . . .
perpendicular w.r.t. each other
Collapse
A61F 2002/3079
. . . . . .
Stepped or enlarged apertures, e.g. having discrete diameter changes
A61F 2002/30792
. . . . . . .
Dual tapered apertures
A61F 2002/30794
. . . . . . .
the enlarged portion being used for receiving and hiding a screw head, a nut or a closing cap
Collapse
A61F 2002/30795
. . . . .
Blind bores, e.g. of circular cross-section
Collapse
A61F 2002/30797
. . . . . .
internally-threaded
A61F 2002/30799
. . . . . . .
with two portions of opposite threads, i.e. a right-hand thread and a left-hand thread
Collapse
A61F 2002/308
. . . . . .
oblong
A61F 2002/30802
. . . . . . .
arcuate
A61F 2002/30803
. . . . . .
inclined obliquely
A61F 2002/30805
. . . . . .
Recesses of comparatively large area w.r.t. their low depth
Collapse
A61F 2002/30807
. . . . . .
Plurality of blind bores
A61F 2002/30808
. . . . . . .
parallel
A61F 2002/3081
. . . . . . .
inclined obliquely w.r.t. each other
A61F 2002/30812
. . . . . . .
perpendicular w.r.t. each other
Collapse
A61F 2002/30813
. . . . . .
Stepped or enlarged blind bores, e.g. having discrete diameter changes
A61F 2002/30815
. . . . . . .
the enlarged portion being used for receiving and hiding a screw head, a nut or a closing cap
A61F 2002/30817
. . . . . .
Intersecting or overlapping blind bores
A61F 2002/30818
. . . . .
castellated or crenellated
Collapse
A61F 2002/3082
. . . . .
Grooves
A61F 2002/30822
. . . . . .
Circumferential grooves
A61F 2002/30823
. . . . . .
having the shape of a reverse dovetail
A61F 2002/30825
. . . . . .
arcuate
Collapse
A61F 2002/30827
. . . . . .
Plurality of grooves
A61F 2002/30828
. . . . . . .
parallel
A61F 2002/3083
. . . . . . .
inclined obliquely with respect to each other
A61F 2002/30831
. . . . . . .
perpendicular with respect to each other
Collapse
A61F 2002/30833
. . . . . .
with enlarged portion
A61F 2002/30835
. . . . . . .
for receiving and hiding a screw head or a nut
A61F 2002/30836
. . . . .
knurled
A61F 2002/30838
. . . . .
Microstructures
A61F 2002/3084
. . . . .
Nanostructures
Collapse
A61F 2002/30841
. . . . .
Sharp anchoring protrusions for impaction into the bone, e.g. sharp pins, spikes
A61F 2002/30843
. . . . . .
Pyramidally-shaped
Collapse
A61F 2002/30845
. . . . . .
with cutting edges
A61F 2002/30846
. . . . . . .
circular
A61F 2002/30848
. . . . . . .
straight
Collapse
A61F 2002/3085
. . . . .
with a threaded, e.g. self-tapping, bone-engaging surface, e.g. external surface
Collapse
A61F 2002/30851
. . . . . .
Multiple threadings
A61F 2002/30853
. . . . . . .
Double threadings
A61F 2002/30855
. . . . . . .
Quadruple or higher rank multiple threadings
A61F 2002/30856
. . . . . . .
Triple threadings
A61F 2002/30858
. . . . . .
Threads interrupted by grooves or sidewalls, e.g. flat sidewalls
A61F 2002/30859
. . . . . .
having threaded portions of different pitches
A61F 2002/30861
. . . . . .
having threads of increasing or decreasing height
A61F 2002/30863
. . . . . .
the entry end surface having flutes, relief grooves, starter notches or beveled indentations
A61F 2002/30864
. . . . . .
Microthreads
A61F 2002/30866
. . . . . .
Rounded threads
A61F 2002/30868
. . . . . .
Square, rectangular or rhomboidal threads
A61F 2002/30869
. . . . . .
Dovetail-shaped
A61F 2002/30871
. . . . . .
Trapezoidal threads
Collapse
A61F 2002/30873
. . . . . .
Threadings machined on non-cylindrical external surfaces
A61F 2002/30874
. . . . . . .
on conical, e.g. frustoconical, surfaces
A61F 2002/30876
. . . . . . .
on spherical, e.g. hemispherical, surfaces
Collapse
A61F 2002/30878
. . . . .
with non-sharp protrusions, for instance contacting the bone for anchoring, e.g. keels, pegs, pins, posts, shanks, stems, struts
Collapse
A61F 2002/30879
. . . . . .
Ribs
A61F 2002/30881
. . . . . . .
Circumferential ribs
A61F 2002/30883
. . . . . . .
dovetail-shaped
A61F 2002/30884
. . . . . .
Fins or wings, e.g. longitudinal wings for preventing rotation within the bone cavity
Collapse
A61F 2002/30886
. . . . . .
externally-threaded
A61F 2002/30887
. . . . . . .
with two portions of opposite threads, i.e. a right-hand thread and a left-hand thread
A61F 2002/30889
. . . . . .
Arcuate pegs
Collapse
A61F 2002/30891
. . . . . .
Plurality of protrusions
A61F 2002/30892
. . . . . . .
parallel
A61F 2002/30894
. . . . . . .
inclined obliquely w.r.t. each other
A61F 2002/30896
. . . . . . .
perpendicular w.r.t. each other
A61F 2002/30897
. . . . . .
Stepped protrusions, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
Collapse
A61F 2002/30899
. . . . . .
Protrusions pierced with apertures
A61F 2002/30901
. . . . . . .
longitudinally
A61F 2002/30902
. . . . . . .
laterally or radially
A61F 2002/30904
. . . . .
serrated profile, i.e. saw-toothed
A61F 2002/30906
. . . .
shot- sand- or grit-blasted
Collapse
A61F 2002/30907
. . . .
{
Nets or sleeves applied to surface of prostheses or in cement
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/30909
. . . . .
Nets
A61F 2002/30911
. . . . . .
having a honeycomb structure
A61F 2002/30912
. . . . . .
made of expanded metal, e.g. diamond mesh or metal nets having lozenge-shaped apertures
A61F 2002/30914
. . . . . .
Details of the mesh structure, e.g. disposition of the woven warp and weft wires
A61F 2002/30915
. . . . . .
made of a stack of bonded perforated sheets, grids or wire meshes
A61F 2002/30917
. . . . .
for avoiding direct contact between bone and implant, e.g. extensible membrane for preventing contamination or for easy removal
A61F 2002/30919
. . . . .
Sleeves
A61F 2002/3092
. . . .
having an open-celled or open-pored structure
Collapse
A61F 2002/30922
. . . .
Hardened surfaces
A61F 2002/30924
. . . . .
by shot peening
Collapse
A61F 2002/30925
. . . .
etched
A61F 2002/30927
. . . . .
Electrolytic etching
A61F 2002/30929
. . . .
having at least two superposed coatings
A61F 2002/3093
. . . .
for promoting ingrowth of bone tissue
A61F 2002/30932
. . . .
for retarding or preventing ingrowth of bone tissue
Collapse
A61F 2002/30934
. . . .
Special articulating surfaces
A61F 2002/30935
. . . . .
Concave articulating surface composed of a central conforming area surrounded by a peripheral annular non-conforming area
A61F 2002/30937
. . . . .
with cut-outs
A61F 2002/30939
. . . . .
Means for modifying the geometry of articulating surfaces, e.g. for compensating excessive clearance caused by wear
Collapse
A61F 2002/3094
. . .
{
Designing or manufacturing processes (not used, see subgroups)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/30942
. . . .
{
for designing or making customized prostheses, e.g. using templates, CT or NMR scans, finite-element analysis or CAD-CAM techniques (computer-assisted sizing or machining of dental prostheses A61C 13/0004; CAD-CAM techniques per se G05B 19/4202)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/30943
. . . . .
using mathematical models
Collapse
A61F 2002/30945
. . . . . .
using geometrical models
A61F 2002/30947
. . . . . . .
Fractal geometry
Collapse
A61F 2002/30948
. . . . .
using computerized tomography, i.e. CT scans
A61F 2002/3095
. . . . . .
using computerized axial tomography, i.e. CAT scans
A61F 2002/30952
. . . . .
using CAD-CAM techniques or NC-techniques
A61F 2002/30953
. . . . .
using a remote computer network, e.g. Internet
A61F 2002/30955
. . . . .
using finite-element analysis
Collapse
A61F 2002/30957
. . . . .
using a positive or a negative model, e.g. moulds
A61F 2002/30958
. . . . . .
using lost patterns, e.g. lost wax
A61F 2002/3096
. . . . .
trimmed or cut to a customised size
A61F 2002/30962
. . . . .
using stereolithography
A61F 2002/30963
. . . . .
using templates, e.g. grid charts
A61F 2002/30967
. . . .
Diffusion bonding
A61F 2002/30968
. . . .
Sintering
A61F 2002/3097
. . . .
using laser
Collapse
A61F 2002/30971
. . . .
Laminates, i.e. layered products
A61F 2002/30973
. . . . .
Two joined adjacent layers having complementary interlocking protrusions and recesses
A61F 2002/30975
. . . .
made of two halves
A61F 2002/30976
. . . .
using hydrojet
A61F 2002/30978
. . . .
using electrical discharge machining (EDM)
A61F 2002/3098
. . . .
using physical vapour deposition (PVD)
A61F 2002/30981
. . . .
using chemical vapour deposition (CVD)
A61F 2002/30983
. . . .
using electrostatic spray deposition (ESD)
A61F 2002/30985
. . . .
using three dimensional printing (3DP)
A61F 2002/30986
. . . .
using hot isostatic pressing (HIP)
Collapse
A61F 2002/30988
. . .
{
Other joints not covered by any of the groups A61F 2/32 to A61F 2/4425
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/3099
. . . .
{
for temporo-mandibular [TM, TMJ
}
joints (endoprostheses for mandibular reconstruction A61F 2/2803)]
A61F 2002/30991
. . . . .
Mandibular components
A61F 2002/30993
. . . . .
Temporal components
A61F 2002/30995
. . . .
for sacro-iliac joints
A61F 2002/30996
. . . .
for sterno-clavicular joints
A61F 2002/30998
. . . .
for acromio-clavicular joints
Collapse
A61F 2002/32
. . .
for the hip
NOTE
-
Documents, which are of interest for more than one of the following subgroups, are classified in the hierarchically higher group only

Collapse
A61F 2002/3208
. . . .
Bipolar or multipolar joints, e.g. having a femoral head articulating within an intermediate acetabular shell whilst said shell articulates within the natural acetabular socket or within an artificial outer shell
A61F 2002/3216
. . . . .
tripolar
A61F 2002/3225
. . . .
the diameter of the inner concave femoral head-receiving cavity of the inner acetabular shell being essentially greater than the diameter of the convex femoral head
A61F 2002/3233
. . . .
having anti-luxation means for preventing complete dislocation of the femoral head from the acetabular cup
Collapse
A61F 2002/3241
. . . .
having a ring, e.g. for locking the femoral head into the acetabular cup
A61F 2002/325
. . . . .
Split ring
A61F 2002/3258
. . . . .
Elastic or split ring, slidable from a first insertion position to a second locked position
A61F 2002/3266
. . . . .
Wire ring
A61F 2002/3275
. . . . .
Partial ring, i.e. not extending along the entire equatorial circumference
A61F 2002/3283
. . . . .
having two rings
A61F 2002/3291
. . . . .
for locking two concentric acetabular shells
Collapse
A61F 2002/34
. . . .
Acetabular cups
Collapse
A61F 2002/3401
. . . . .
with radial apertures, e.g. radial bores for receiving fixation screws
Collapse
A61F 2002/3403
. . . . . .
Polar aperture
A61F 2002/3404
. . . . . . .
internally-threaded
A61F 2002/3406
. . . . . .
Oblong apertures
A61F 2002/3408
. . . . . .
Shells having at least two sets of different apertures, e.g. one set located in the equatorial zone and another set located in the polar zone
A61F 2002/3409
. . . . .
having a bayonet coupling between an outer shell and a bearing insert
A61F 2002/3411
. . . . .
having a snap connection between two concentric shells
Collapse
A61F 2002/3412
. . . . .
with pins or protrusions, e.g. non-sharp pins or protrusions projecting from a shell surface
Collapse
A61F 2002/3414
. . . . . .
Polar protrusion, e.g. for centering two concentric shells
A61F 2002/3416
. . . . . . .
externally-threaded
Collapse
A61F 2002/3417
. . . . . .
the outer shell having protrusions on meridian lines, e.g. equidistant fins or wings around the equatorial zone
A61F 2002/3419
. . . . . . .
Meridian ribs
Collapse
A61F 2002/342
. . . . . .
the outer shell having circumferential protrusions parallel to the equatorial plane, e.g. circumferential fins or wings
Collapse
A61F 2002/3422
. . . . . . .
Circumferential ribs
A61F 2002/3424
. . . . . . . .
arranged in rows, the circumferential ribs covering only partially the outer shell surface, e.g. located in the equatorial zone
Collapse
A61F 2002/3425
. . . . . .
the outer shell having non-meridian protrusions, e.g. fins or wings, located in planes inclined or perpendicular w.r.t. the equatorial plane
A61F 2002/3427
. . . . . . .
Non-meridian ribs, e.g. parallel ribs, inclined or perpendicular w.r.t. the equatorial plane
Collapse
A61F 2002/3429
. . . . .
with an integral peripheral collar or flange, e.g. oriented away from the shell centre line
A61F 2002/343
. . . . . .
partial, i.e. not extending along the entire equatorial circumference
A61F 2002/3432
. . . . . .
having apertures for receiving fixation screws
A61F 2002/3433
. . . . . .
with cut-outs, e.g. for allowing escape of excess bone cement
A61F 2002/3435
. . . . . .
peripheral lip, e.g. elastic lip
A61F 2002/3437
. . . . . .
oriented inwardly towards the shell centre line
A61F 2002/3438
. . . . .
hollow, e.g. clearance between inner and outer shells
A61F 2002/344
. . . . .
the inner shell having an inner hip femoral head-receiving cavity offset from its centre line
A61F 2002/3441
. . . . .
the outer shell having an outer surface and an inner insert receiving cavity being angularly inclined w.r.t. the longitudinal axis of the outer surface
A61F 2002/3443
. . . . .
with an anti-luxation elevated rim portion, e.g. on the inner shell
Collapse
A61F 2002/3445
. . . . .
having a number of shells different from two
A61F 2002/3446
. . . . . .
Single cups
A61F 2002/3448
. . . . . .
Multiple cups made of three or more concentric shells fitted or nested into one another
A61F 2002/345
. . . . .
the inner and outer (hemi)spherical surfaces of a shell, e.g. an intermediate shell, having distinct centres of rotation, both located on the centre line of the shell
A61F 2002/3451
. . . . .
with angular positioning means for selecting any one of a plurality of radial orientations between two concentric shells, e.g. at discrete positions
Collapse
A61F 2002/3453
. . . . .
having a non-hemispherical convex outer surface, e.g. quadric-shaped
A61F 2002/3454
. . . . . .
having an oblong, oval or elliptical cross-section in the equatorial plane
Collapse
A61F 2002/3456
. . . . . .
ellipsoidal or having a flattened polar region
A61F 2002/3458
. . . . . . .
having a flattened polar plane
Collapse
A61F 2002/3459
. . . . . .
made of different partially-spherical portions
A61F 2002/3461
. . . . . . .
having a lower equatorial peripheral spherical portion and an upper polar spherical portion, e.g. of differing radii or centres of rotation
Collapse
A61F 2002/3462
. . . . . .
having a frustoconical external shape, e.g. entirely frustoconical
A61F 2002/3464
. . . . . . .
partially frustoconical
Collapse
A61F 2002/3466
. . . . . .
having a cylindrical external shape, e.g. entirely cylindrical
A61F 2002/3467
. . . . . . .
partially cylindrical
A61F 2002/3469
. . . . .
with non-radial inner bores or canals
Collapse
A61F 2002/347
. . . . .
with a slotted shell, e.g. outer shell having radial or meridian slots
A61F 2002/3472
. . . . . .
with one radial or meridian slot ending in a polar aperture
A61F 2002/3474
. . . . . .
slots ending in non-polar apertures
A61F 2002/3475
. . . . . .
horizontal slots, i.e. parallel to the equatorial plane
A61F 2002/3477
. . . . . .
arcuate slots
A61F 2002/3479
. . . . .
Cage-like shells, e.g. hemispherical outer shells made of meridian strips or wires connected to an equatorial strip, rim or wire
Collapse
A61F 2002/348
. . . . .
Additional features
A61F 2002/3482
. . . . . .
Two hemispherical halves having completely different structures
A61F 2002/3483
. . . . . .
having a convex shape, e.g. hemispherical heads
A61F 2002/3485
. . . . . .
Shells made of block segments linked by thin connecting strips
A61F 2002/3487
. . . . . .
Partial acetabular cups, e.g. strips replacing only partially the natural acetabular cartilage
A61F 2002/3488
. . . . . .
for allowing sliding or for preventing hurting of the psoas muscle
Collapse
A61F 2002/349
. . . . . .
Shell having a wavy or undulated peripheral rim
A61F 2002/3491
. . . . . . .
partial, i.e. not extending along the entire equatorial circumference
A61F 2002/3493
. . . . . .
Spherical shell significantly greater than a hemisphere, e.g. extending over more than 200 degrees
A61F 2002/3495
. . . . . .
Spherical shell significantly smaller than a hemisphere, e.g. extending over less than 160 degrees
Collapse
A61F 2002/3496
. . . . .
having a non-spherical concave inner surface
A61F 2002/3498
. . . . . .
made of different partially-spherical concave portions
Collapse
A61F 2002/36
. . . .
Femoral heads;
{
Femoral endoprostheses
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/3601
. . . . .
{
for replacing only the epiphyseal or metaphyseal parts of the femur, e.g. endoprosthetic femoral heads or necks directly fixed to the natural femur by internal fixation devices (non-prosthetic internal fixation devices for the femoral head or neck A61B 17/74)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/3603
. . . . . .
{
implanted without ablation of the whole natural femoral head (endoprosthetic cartilage A61F 2/30756)
}
A61F 2002/3605
. . . . . . .
made of two or more concentric caps fitted onto one another
Collapse
A61F 2002/3609
. . . . .
{
Femoral heads or necks; Connections of endoprosthetic heads or necks to endoprosthetic femoral shafts (A61F 2/3601 takes precedence)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/3611
. . . . . .
Heads or epiphyseal parts of femur
A61F 2002/3613
. . . . . . .
with lateral or oblique apertures, holes or openings
A61F 2002/3615
. . . . . . .
having a concave shape, e.g. hemispherical cups
A61F 2002/3617
. . . . . . .
with special cut-outs, e.g. flat cut-outs for inserting the head into a cooperating shell, in a given insertion position
A61F 2002/3619
. . . . . . .
hollow
A61F 2002/3621
. . . . . . .
pierced with a longitudinal bore
A61F 2002/3623
. . . . . . .
Non-spherical heads
Collapse
A61F 2002/3625
. . . . . .
Necks
Collapse
A61F 2002/3627
. . . . . . .
with lateral apertures, holes or openings
A61F 2002/3629
. . . . . . . .
inclined obliquely
Collapse
A61F 2002/3631
. . . . . . .
with an integral complete or partial peripheral collar or bearing shoulder at its base
A61F 2002/3633
. . . . . . . .
with an integral protrusion extending distally under the collar
A61F 2002/3635
. . . . . . . .
having a separate element placed under the collar
A61F 2002/3637
. . . . . . . .
with an angled portion, e.g. oriented towards the lesser trochanter
A61F 2002/3639
. . . . . . . .
with cut-outs
A61F 2002/3641
. . . . . . . .
pierced with apertures perpendicular to the collar longitudinal axis
A61F 2002/3643
. . . . . . . .
pierced with apertures parallel or oblique w.r.t. the collar longitudinal axis
A61F 2002/3645
. . . . . . .
hollow
Collapse
A61F 2002/3647
. . . . . . .
pierced with a longitudinal bore
A61F 2002/3649
. . . . . . . .
offset from the neck central longitudinal axis
A61F 2002/365
. . . . . .
Connections of heads to necks
A61F 2002/3652
. . . . . .
Connections of necks to shafts
A61F 2002/3654
. . . . . .
Connections of heads directly to shafts
Collapse
A61F 2002/3656
. . . . . .
with angular positioning means for selecting any one of a plurality of radial orientations, e.g. at discrete positions
A61F 2002/3658
. . . . . . .
Two angular positions, e.g. located at 180 degrees intervals
A61F 2002/366
. . . . . . .
at continuous positions
Collapse
A61F 2002/3662
. . . . .
{
Femoral shafts
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/3664
. . . . . .
with non-sharp protrusions
A61F 2002/3666
. . . . . . .
Circumferential flanges or fins
A61F 2002/3668
. . . . . . .
Longitudinal fins or wings, e.g. for preventing rotation within the intramedullary bone cavity
Collapse
A61F 2002/3672
. . . . . .
{
Intermediate parts of shafts
}
A61F 2002/3674
. . . . . . .
Connections of proximal parts to distal parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/3678
. . . . . .
Geometrical features
Collapse
A61F 2002/368
. . . . . . .
with lateral apertures, bores, holes or openings, e.g. for reducing the mass, for receiving fixation screws or for communicating with the inside of a hollow shaft
A61F 2002/3682
. . . . . . . .
Oblong apertures
A61F 2002/3684
. . . . . . . .
inclined obliquely w.r.t. the shaft longitudinal axis, e.g. along the neck axis
Collapse
A61F 2002/3686
. . . . . . .
bent
A61F 2002/3688
. . . . . . . .
with opposite proximal and distal curvatures, i.e. S-shaped shaft
A61F 2002/369
. . . . . . .
Stepped shaft, i.e. having discrete diameter changes
A61F 2002/3692
. . . . . . .
hollow
A61F 2002/3694
. . . . . . .
with longitudinal bores
A61F 2002/3696
. . . . . . .
slotted
A61F 2002/3698
. . . . . . .
twisted about the longitudinal axis of the shaft
Collapse
A61F 2002/38
. . .
for elbows or knees
NOTE
-
Documents, which are of interest for more than one of the following subgroups, are classified in the hierarchically higher group only

Collapse
A61F 2002/3804
. . . .
{
for elbows
}
A61F 2002/3809
. . . . .
for radio-humeral joints
A61F 2002/3813
. . . . .
for ulno-humeral joints
A61F 2002/3818
. . . . .
for proximal radio-ulnar joints, i.e. PRU joints
A61F 2002/3822
. . . . .
Humeral components
A61F 2002/3827
. . . . .
Radial components
A61F 2002/3831
. . . . .
Ulnar components
Collapse
A61F 2002/3859
. . . .
{
Femoral components
}
A61F 2002/3863
. . . . .
Condyles fitted on an anchored base
Collapse
A61F 2002/3877
. . . .
{
Patellae or trochleae
}
A61F 2002/3881
. . . . .
with moving parts
A61F 2002/3895
. . . .
unicompartimental
Collapse
A61F 2002/40
. . .
for shoulders
NOTE
-
Documents, which are of interest for more than one of the following subgroups, are classified in the hierarchically higher group only

Collapse
A61F 2002/4003
. . . .
{
Replacing only the epiphyseal or metaphyseal parts of the humerus, i.e. endoprosthesis not comprising an entire humeral shaft (replacing only the epiphyseal or metaphyseal parts of the femur A61F 2/3601)
}
A61F 2002/4007
. . . . .
implanted without ablation of the whole natural humeral head
A61F 2002/4011
. . . .
including proximal or total replacement of the humerus
Collapse
A61F 2002/4014
. . . .
{
Humeral heads or necks; Connections of endoprosthetic heads or necks to endoprosthetic humeral shafts
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4018
. . . . .
Heads or epiphyseal parts of humerus
A61F 2002/4022
. . . . . .
having a concave shape, e.g. hemispherical cups
A61F 2002/4025
. . . . . .
hollow
Collapse
A61F 2002/4029
. . . . .
Necks
A61F 2002/4033
. . . . . .
with an integral complete or partial peripheral collar at its base
Collapse
A61F 2002/4037
. . . . .
Connections of heads to necks
A61F 2002/404
. . . . . .
with a clearance between proximal end of neck and inner end of head
Collapse
A61F 2002/4044
. . . . .
Connections of necks to shafts
A61F 2002/4048
. . . . . .
with an inner clearance between both parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/4051
. . . . .
Connections of heads directly to shafts
A61F 2002/4055
. . . . . .
with an inner clearance between both parts
Collapse
A61F 2002/4059
. . . .
{
Humeral shafts
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4062
. . . . .
Proximal or metaphyseal parts of shafts
A61F 2002/4066
. . . . . .
for replacement or reinforcement of the greater tubercle
Collapse
A61F 2002/407
. . . . .
Intermediate parts of shafts
A61F 2002/4074
. . . . . .
Connections of proximal or metaphyseal parts to distal or diaphyseal parts
A61F 2002/4077
. . . . .
Distal or diaphyseal parts of shafts
Collapse
A61F 2002/4081
. . . .
{
Glenoid components, e.g. cups
}
A61F 2002/4085
. . . . .
having a convex shape, e.g. hemispherical heads
A61F 2002/4088
. . . .
Acromial components
A61F 2002/4092
. . . .
Clavicular components
A61F 2002/4096
. . . .
Coracoid process components
Collapse
A61F 2002/42
. . .
for wrists or ankles; for hands, e.g. fingers; for feet, e.g. toes
Collapse
A61F 2002/4202
. . . .
{
for ankles
}
A61F 2002/4205
. . . . .
Tibial components
A61F 2002/4207
. . . . .
Talar components
A61F 2002/421
. . . . .
Fibular components, e.g. fibular-malleolar shields
Collapse
A61F 2002/4212
. . . . .
Tarsal bones
Collapse
A61F 2002/4215
. . . . . .
Lateral row of tarsal bones
A61F 2002/4217
. . . . . . .
Calcaneum or calcaneus or heel bone
A61F 2002/422
. . . . . .
Medial row of tarsal bones
A61F 2002/4223
. . . . .
Implants for correcting a flat foot
Collapse
A61F 2002/4225
. . . .
{
for feet, e.g. toes
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4228
. . . . .
for interphalangeal joints, i.e. IP joints