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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)
}
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.
{
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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.
{
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 takes 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)
}
.
{
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)
}
A61F 2002/011
. .
{
Instruments for their placement or removal
}
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. .
{
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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.
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)
A61F 2002/041
. . .
{
Bile ducts
}
. . .
{
Urinary bladders
}
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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. . .
Blood vessels
A61F 2002/061
. . . .
{
provided with means for allowing access to secondary lumens
}
. . . .
{
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 A61L27/5007)
}
. . . .
{
with special features to facilitate anastomotic coupling (anastomosis of natural blood vessels A61B 17/11)
}
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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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. . . .
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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Muscles; Tendons; Ligaments
{
(sutures A61B 17/04)
}
. . .
{
Implements for inserting tendons or ligaments
}
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. . .
{
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
}
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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
}
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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)
}
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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
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. . . .
{
Corrective lenses for use in addition to the natural lenses of the eyes
}
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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
}
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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
}
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. . . . .
{
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
}
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. . . . .
{
Multipart lenses
}
A61F 2002/1651
. . . . . .
{
Multipart lenses comprising a telescope
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/1681
. . . .
{
characterised by form of haptics
}
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A61F 2002/1683
. . . . .
{
having filiform haptics
}
A61F 2002/1686
. . . . . .
{
Securing a filiform haptic to a lens body
}
A61F 2002/1689
. . . . .
{
having plate-haptics
}
. . . .
{
Packages or dispensers for intraocular lenses (for contact lenses A45C 11/005)
}
. . . .
{
Capsular bag spreaders therefor
}
A61F 2002/1697
. . . .
{
Additional features not otherwise provided for
}
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. .
Internal ear or nose parts, e.g. ear-drums
{
(implants for middle ear ventilation or drainage A61F 11/002)
}
A61F 2002/183
. . .
{
Ear parts
}
. . .
{
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
}
A61F 2002/206
. . .
{
Speech aids with external actuators, e.g. electrical larynxes
}
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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
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
Devices outside the heart wall, e.g. bags, strips or bands
}
A61F 2002/2484
. . . . .
{
Delivery devices therefor
}
. . . .
{
Devices within the heart chamber, e.g. splints
}
A61F 2002/249
. . . .
{
Device completely embedded in the heart wall
}
. . .
{
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
}
)
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. . .
{
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
}
. . .
{
Bone stump caps
}
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
}
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A61F 2002/2825
. . .
{
Femur
}
A61F 2002/2828
. . . .
{
Femoral head
}
A61F 2002/2832
. . . .
{
Femoral neck
}
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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
. . .
{
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
}
. . .
{
for cadavers (devices for autopsy A61B 16/00)
}
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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
}
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. . .
{
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
}
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. .
Joints
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A61F 2002/30001
. . .
{
Additional features of subject-matter classified in A61F 2/28, A61F 2/30 and subgroups thereof
}
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A61F 2002/30003
. . . .
{
Material related properties of the prosthesis or of a coating on the prosthesis
}
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A61F 2002/30004
. . . . .
{
The prosthesis made from materials having different values of a given property at different locations within the same prosthesis
}
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A61F 2002/30006
. . . . . .
{
differing in density or specific weight
}
A61F 2002/30008
. . . . . . .
{
differing in yarn density
}
A61F 2002/30009
. . . . . .
{
differing in fibre orientations
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/3006
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{
Properties of materials and coating materials
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A61F 2002/30062
. . . . . .
{
(bio)absorbable, biodegradable, bioerodable, (bio)resorbable, resorptive
}
A61F 2002/30064
. . . . . . .
{
Coating or prosthesis-covering structure made of biodegradable material
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30084
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{
Materials having a crystalline structure
}
A61F 2002/30085
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{
anisotropic
}
A61F 2002/30087
. . . . . .
{
piezoelectric
}
A61F 2002/30088
. . . . . .
{
Phase change materials (PCM), e.g. for storing latent heat
}
A61F 2002/3009
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{
Transparent or translucent
}
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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
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30108
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{
Shapes
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A61F 2002/3011
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{
Cross-sections or two-dimensional shapes
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A61F 2002/30112
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{
Rounded shapes, e.g. with rounded corners
}
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A61F 2002/30113
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{
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
}
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A61F 2002/30121
. . . . . . . .
{
with lobes
}
A61F 2002/30123
. . . . . . . . .
{
with two diametrically opposed lobes
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30138
. . . . . .
{
Convex polygonal shapes
}
A61F 2002/3014
. . . . . . .
{
decagonal
}
A61F 2002/30141
. . . . . . .
{
dodecagonal
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30199
. . . . .
{
Three-dimensional shapes
}
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A61F 2002/302
. . . . . .
{
toroidal, e.g. rings
}
A61F 2002/30202
. . . . . . .
{
half-tores
}
A61F 2002/30204
. . . . . . .
{
toric
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30224
. . . . . .
{
cylindrical
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30235
. . . . . . .
{
tubular, e.g. sleeves
}
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A61F 2002/30237
. . . . . . . .
{
partial tubes
}
A61F 2002/30238
. . . . . . . . .
{
half tubes
}
A61F 2002/3024
. . . . . . . .
{
concentric tubes
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30245
. . . . . . .
{
Partial spheres
}
A61F 2002/30247
. . . . . . . .
{
Hemispheres or half-spheres
}
A61F 2002/30248
. . . . . . . .
{
Quarter-spheres
}
A61F 2002/3025
. . . . . . .
{
hollow spheres
}
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A61F 2002/30252
. . . . . .
{
quadric-shaped
}
A61F 2002/30253
. . . . . . .
{
ellipsoidal or ovoid
}
A61F 2002/30255
. . . . . . .
{
hyperboloidal
}
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A61F 2002/30257
. . . . . . .
{
paraboloidal
}
A61F 2002/30258
. . . . . . . .
{
elliptic paraboloid
}
A61F 2002/3026
. . . . . . . .
{
hyperbolic paraboloid
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30273
. . . . . .
{
pyramidal
}
A61F 2002/30275
. . . . . . .
{
tetrahedral, i.e. having a triangular basis
}
A61F 2002/30276
. . . . . . .
{
frustopyramidal
}
A61F 2002/30278
. . . . . . .
{
hollow pyramids
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30329
. . . . .
{
Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements
}
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A61F 2002/30331
. . . . . .
{
made by longitudinally pushing a protrusion into a complementarily-shaped recess, e.g. held by friction fit
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30362
. . . . . . .
{
with possibility of relative movement between the protrusion and the recess
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/30387
. . . . . . .
{
Dovetail connection
}
A61F 2002/30388
. . . . . . . .
{
Half-dovetail
}
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A61F 2002/3039
. . . . . . .
{
with possibility of relative movement of the rib within the groove
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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 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)
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
}
. . . .
{
Bellows or hose-like seals; Sealing membranes (A61B 17/8808 takes precedence; sealing membranes for retaining bone substitute A61F 2/2846)
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
. . .
{
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
. . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
}
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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 2/30907
. . . .
{
Nets or sleeves applied to surface of prostheses or in cement
}
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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
}
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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
}
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. . .
{
Designing or manufacturing processes (not used, see subgroups)
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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
}
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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 2/30965
. . . .
{
Reinforcing the prosthesis by embedding particles or fibres during moulding or dipping
}
A61F 2002/30967
. . . .
{
Diffusion bonding
}
A61F 2002/30968
. . . .
{
Sintering
}
A61F 2002/3097
. . . .
{
using laser
}
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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 2/30988
. . .
{
Other joints not covered by any of the groups A61F 2/32 to A61F 2/4425
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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 2/32
. . .
for the hip
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

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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
. . . .
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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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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
}
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A61F 2002/3496
. . . . .
{
having a non-spherical concave inner surface
}
A61F 2002/3498
. . . . . .
{
made of different partially-spherical concave portions
}
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. . . .
Femoral heads;
{
Femoral endoprostheses
}
Collapse
. . . . .
{
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
. . . . . .
{
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
}
. . . . .
{
including proximal or total replacement of the femur
}
Collapse
. . . . .
{
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
. . . . .
{
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
}
. . . . . .
{
Proximal or metaphyseal parts of shafts (trochanteric devices connected to said proximal parts A61F 2/30739)
}
Collapse
. . . . . .
{
Intermediate parts of shafts
}
A61F 2002/3674
. . . . . . .
{
Connections of proximal parts to distal parts
}
. . . . . .
{
Distal or diaphyseal parts of shafts
}
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
. . .
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
. . . .
{
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 2/3836
. . . .
{
Special connection between upper and lower leg, e.g. constrained
}
Collapse
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
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
Femoral components
}
A61F 2002/3863
. . . . .
{
Condyles fitted on an anchored base
}
. . . .
{
with sliding tibial bearing
}
. . . .
{
Meniscus for implantation between the natural bone surfaces
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
Patellae or trochleae
}
A61F 2002/3881
. . . . .
{
with moving parts
}
. . . .
{
for stabilising knees against anterior or lateral dislocations
}
. . . .
{
Tibial components (A61F 2/3868 takes precedence)
}
A61F 2002/3895
. . . .
{
unicompartimental
}
Collapse
. . .
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
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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
. . . .
{
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 2/42
. . .
for wrists or ankles; for hands, e.g. fingers; for feet, e.g. toes
Collapse
A61F 2/4202
. . . .
{
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 2/4225
. . . .
{
for feet, e.g. toes
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4228
. . . . .
{
for interphalangeal joints, i.e. IP joints
}
A61F 2002/423
. . . . . .
{
for big or great toes
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4233
. . . . .
{
for metatarso-phalangeal joints, i.e. MTP joints
}
A61F 2002/4235
. . . . . .
{
for big or great toes
}
A61F 2002/4238
. . . . .
{
for tarso-metatarsal joints, i.e. TMT joints
}
Collapse
A61F 2/4241
. . . .
{
for hands, e.g. fingers
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4243
. . . . .
{
for interphalangeal joints, i.e. IP joints
}
A61F 2002/4246
. . . . . .
{
for distal interphalangeal joints, i.e. DIP joints
}
A61F 2002/4248
. . . . . .
{
for proximal interphalangeal joints, i.e. PIP joints
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4251
. . . . .
{
for metacarpo-phalangeal joints, i.e. MCP or MP joints, e.g. knuckle joints
}
A61F 2002/4253
. . . . . .
{
for thumbs
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4256
. . . . .
{
for carpo-metacarpal joints, i.e. CMC joints
}
A61F 2002/4258
. . . . . .
{
for trapezo-metacarpal joints of thumbs
}
Collapse
A61F 2/4261
. . . .
{
for wrists
}
A61F 2002/4264
. . . . .
{
for radio-carpal joints
}
A61F 2002/4266
. . . . .
{
for ulno-carpal joints
}
A61F 2002/4269
. . . . .
{
for distal radio-ulnar joints, i.e. DRU joints
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4271
. . . . .
{
Carpal bones
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4274
. . . . . .
{
Distal carpal row, i.e. bones adjacent the metacarpal bones
}
A61F 2002/4276
. . . . . . .
{
Trapezium
}
A61F 2002/4279
. . . . . . .
{
Trapezoid
}
A61F 2002/4282
. . . . . . .
{
Capitate
}
A61F 2002/4284
. . . . . . .
{
Hamate
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4287
. . . . . .
{
Proximal carpal row, i.e. bones adjacent the radius and the ulna
}
A61F 2002/4289
. . . . . . .
{
Scaphoid or navicular bone
}
A61F 2002/4292
. . . . . . .
{
Lunate
}
A61F 2002/4294
. . . . . . .
{
Triquetrum
}
A61F 2002/4297
. . . . . . .
{
Pisiform bone
}
Collapse
. . .
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)
}
. . . .
{
made of inflatable pockets or chambers filled with fluid, e.g. with hydrogel
}
A61F 2002/4415
. . . .
{
elements of the prosthesis being arranged in a chain like manner
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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)
}
Collapse
. . . . .
{
made of articulated components
}
A61F 2002/443
. . . . . .
{
having two transversal endplates and at least one intermediate component
}
A61F 2002/4435
. . . . .
{
Support means or repair of the natural disc wall, i.e. annulus, e.g. using plates, membranes or meshes
}
A61F 2002/444
. . . . .
{
for replacing the nucleus pulposus
}
A61F 2002/4445
. . . . .
{
Means for culturing intervertebral disc tissue
}
A61F 2002/445
. . . . .
{
Intervertebral disc tissue harvest sites
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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
}
A61F 2002/4475
. . . .
{
hollow
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/448
. . . .
{
comprising multiple adjacent spinal implants within the same intervertebral space or within the same vertebra, e.g. comprising two adjacent spinal implants
}
A61F 2002/4485
. . . . .
{
comprising three or more adjacent spinal implants
}
A61F 2002/449
. . . .
{
comprising multiple spinal implants located in different intervertebral spaces or in different vertebrae
}
A61F 2002/4495
. . . .
{
having a fabric structure e.g. made from wires or fibres
}
Collapse
. . .
Special tools or methods for implanting or extracting artificial joints, accessories, bone grafts or substitutes, or particular adaptations therefor
Collapse
. . . .
{
for introducing bone substitute, for implanting bone graft implants or for compacting them in the bone cavity (for introducing bone cement A61B 17/8805)
}
A61F 2002/4602
. . . . .
{
for compacting
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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
}
A61F 2002/4615
. . . . .
{
of spacers
}
A61F 2002/4616
. . . . .
{
of temporo-mandibular joints
}
. . . . .
{
of cartilage
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4619
. . . . .
{
for extraction
}
A61F 2002/462
. . . . . .
{
of broken endoprosthetic joint parts
}
A61F 2002/4622
. . . . .
{
having the shape of a forceps or a clamp
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4623
. . . . .
{
having a handle portion, e.g. integral with the implanting tool
}
A61F 2002/4624
. . . . . .
{
releasable from the implanting tool
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4625
. . . . .
{
with relative movement between parts of the instrument during use
}
A61F 2002/4627
. . . . . .
{
with linear motion along or rotating motion about the instrument axis or the implantation direction, e.g. telescopic, along a guiding rod, screwing inside the instrument
}
A61F 2002/4628
. . . . . .
{
with linear motion along or rotating motion about an axis transverse to the instrument axis or to the implantation direction, e.g. clamping
}
A61F 2002/4629
. . . . .
{
connected to the endoprosthesis or implant via a threaded connection
}
A61F 2002/4631
. . . .
{
the prosthesis being specially adapted for being cemented
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4632
. . . .
{
using computer-controlled surgery, e.g. robotic surgery
}
A61F 2002/4633
. . . . .
{
for selection of endoprosthetic joints or for pre-operative planning
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4635
. . . .
{
using minimally invasive surgery
}
A61F 2002/4636
. . . . .
{
through the hip femoral neck
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
for connecting or disconnecting two parts of a prosthesis
}
A61F 2002/4638
. . . . .
{
Tools for performing screwing, e.g. nut or screwdrivers, or particular adaptations therefor
}
A61F 2002/464
. . . . .
{
of end caps for closing a prosthetic cavity
}
A61F 2002/4641
. . . . .
{
for disconnecting
}
A61F 2002/4642
. . . . .
{
for inserting or connecting a locking mechanism
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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 2002/4645
. . . . .
{
Devices for grinding or milling bone material
}
A61F 2002/4646
. . . . .
{
Devices for cleaning bone graft
}
A61F 2002/4648
. . . . .
{
Means for culturing bone graft
}
A61F 2002/4649
. . . . .
{
Bone graft or bone dowel harvest sites
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/465
. . . .
{
using heating means
}
A61F 2002/4651
. . . . .
{
Electric or electromagnetic heating
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4653
. . . .
{
using cooling means
}
A61F 2002/4654
. . . . .
{
Cryogenic cooling
}
A61F 2002/4655
. . . .
{
for introducing lubricating fluid
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
Measuring instruments used for implanting artificial joints (for surgical instruments A61B 19/46)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4658
. . . . .
{
for measuring dimensions, e.g. length
}
A61F 2002/4659
. . . . . .
{
for measuring a diameter
}
A61F 2002/4661
. . . . . .
{
for measuring thickness
}
A61F 2002/4662
. . . . .
{
for measuring penetration depth
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4663
. . . . .
{
for measuring volumes or other three-dimensional shapes
}
A61F 2002/4664
. . . . . .
{
for measuring conicities
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4666
. . . . .
{
for measuring force, pressure or mechanical tension
}
A61F 2002/4667
. . . . . .
{
for measuring torque
}
A61F 2002/4668
. . . . .
{
for measuring angles
}
A61F 2002/467
. . . . .
{
for measuring fluid pressure
}
A61F 2002/4671
. . . . .
{
for measuring resonant frequency
}
A61F 2002/4672
. . . . .
{
for measuring temperature
}
A61F 2002/4674
. . . . .
{
for measuring the pH
}
Collapse
. . . .
{
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)
}
A61F 2002/4676
. . . . .
{
for coating the bony surface
}
A61F 2002/4677
. . . .
{
using a guide wire
}
A61F 2002/4679
. . . .
{
having quick release means
}
. . . .
{
Testing instruments for artificial joints (for testing non-implantable prostheses A61F 2/76)
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4681
. . . .
{
by applying mechanical shocks, e.g. by hammering
}
A61F 2002/4683
. . . . .
{
by applying ultrasonic vibrations
}
. . . .
{
Trial or dummy prostheses
}
A61F 2002/4685
. . . .
{
by means of vacuum
}
A61F 2002/4687
. . . .
{
Mechanical guides for implantation instruments
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4688
. . . .
{
having operating or control means
}
A61F 2002/4689
. . . . .
{
acoustic
}
A61F 2002/469
. . . . .
{
electrical
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4692
. . . . .
{
fluid
}
A61F 2002/4693
. . . . . .
{
hydraulic
}
A61F 2002/4694
. . . . . .
{
pneumatic
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/4696
. . . . .
{
optical
}
A61F 2002/4697
. . . . . .
{
visual
}
A61F 2002/4698
. . . . .
{
magnetic
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/48
. .
{
Operating or control means
}
A61F 2002/481
. . .
{
acoustic or audible
}
A61F 2002/482
. . .
{
electrical
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/484
. . .
{
fluid
}
A61F 2002/485
. . . .
{
hydraulic
}
A61F 2002/487
. . . .
{
pneumatic
}
A61F 2002/488
. . .
{
Means for detecting or monitoring wear
}
Collapse
.
Prostheses not implantable in the body
{
(closure means for urethra or rectum or for artificial body openings therefor A61F 2/0004)
}
A61F 2002/5001
. .
{
Cosmetic coverings
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/5003
. .
{
having damping means, e.g. shock absorbers (for implantable joints A61F 2002/30563)
}
A61F 2002/5004
. . .
{
operated by electro- or magnetorheological fluids
}
A61F 2002/5006
. . .
{
Dampers, e.g. hydraulic damper
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/5007
. .
{
having elastic means different from springs, e.g. including an elastomeric insert (elastic coating A61F 2002/3007; springs A61F 2002/5072; plate-like springs for feet A61F 2002/6657)
}
A61F 2002/5009
. . .
{
having two or more elastomeric blocks
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/501
. .
{
having an inflatable pocket filled with fluid, i.e. liquid or gas (A61F 2/602, A61F 2002/74, A61F 2/7843 take precedence; for lubrication A61F 2002/5086)
}
A61F 2002/5012
. . .
{
having two or more inflatable pockets
}
A61F 2002/5013
. . .
{
filled with particles ( for joints A61F 2002/30588)
}
A61F 2002/5015
. . .
{
hardenable fluid, e.g. curable in-situ or cold-hardening casting substance
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/5016
. .
{
adjustable (for implantable prostheses A61F 2002/30537)
}
A61F 2002/5018
. . .
{
for adjusting angular orientation
}
A61F 2002/502
. . .
{
for adjusting length (for implantable joints A61F 2002/3055)
}
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A61F 2002/5021
. . .
{
for adjusting a position by translation along an axis
}
A61F 2002/5023
. . . .
{
along two perpendicular axes
}
A61F 2002/5024
. . .
{
for adjusting thickness
}
A61F 2002/5026
. . .
{
for adjusting a diameter
}
A61F 2002/5027
. . .
{
for adjusting cross-section
}
A61F 2002/5029
. . .
{
for adjusting weight or mass
}
A61F 2002/503
. . .
{
for adjusting elasticity, flexibility, spring rate or mechanical tension
}
A61F 2002/5032
. . .
{
for adjusting fluid pressure (inflatable pockets A61F 2002/501, A61F 2/602, A61F 2/7843; fluid operating or control means A61F 2002/74)
}
A61F 2002/5033
. . .
{
for adjusting damping (damping means A61F 2002/5003)
}
A61F 2002/5035
. . .
{
for adjusting volume flow
}
A61F 2002/5036
. . .
{
self-adjustable, e.g. self-learning
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/5038
. .
{
Hinged joint, e.g. with transverse axle restricting the movement (for implantable joints A61F 2002/30624)
}
A61F 2002/5039
. . .
{
allowing only for single rotation
}
A61F 2002/5041
. . .
{
having bearing bushes between the rotating parts
}
A61F 2002/5043
. . .
{
with rotation-limiting stops, e.g. projections or recesses
}
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A61F 2/5044
. .
{
Designing or manufacturing processes (not used, see subgroup)
}
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A61F 2/5046
. . .
{
for designing or making customized prostheses, e.g. using templates, finite-element analysis or CAD-CAM techniques
}
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A61F 2002/5047
. . . .
{
using mathematical models (A61F 2002/505 takes precedence)
}
A61F 2002/5049
. . . . .
{
Computer aided shaping, e.g. rapid prototyping
}
A61F 2002/505
. . . .
{
using CAD-CAM techniques or NC-techniques
}
A61F 2002/5052
. . . .
{
Direct moulding or reforming to the stump
}
A61F 2002/5053
. . . .
{
using a positive or a negative model, e.g. casting model or mould
}
A61F 2002/5055
. . .
{
Reinforcing prostheses by embedding particles or fibres during moulding or dipping, e.g. carbon fibre composites
}
A61F 2002/5056
. . .
{
Laminates, i.e. layered products
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/5058
. .
{
having means for restoring the perception of senses
}
A61F 2002/5059
. . .
{
the feeling of position
}
A61F 2002/5061
. . .
{
the sense of touch
}
A61F 2002/5063
. . .
{
the feeling of temperature, i.e. of warmth or cold
}
A61F 2002/5064
. . .
{
for reducing pain from phantom limbs
}
A61F 2002/5066
. .
{
Muscles (implantable A61F 2002/0894)
}
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A61F 2002/5067
. .
{
having rolling elements between articulating surfaces (for implantable joints A61F 2002/30639)
}
A61F 2002/5069
. . .
{
Ball bearings
}
A61F 2002/507
. . .
{
Roller bearings
}
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A61F 2002/5072
. .
{
having spring elements (spring-biased locking means A61F 2002/30505; for implantable joints A61F 2002/30565; other elastic means A61F 2002/5007)
}
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A61F 2002/5073
. . .
{
Helical springs, e.g. having at least one helical spring
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/5075
. . . .
{
Multiple spring systems including two or more helical springs
}
A61F 2002/5076
. . . . .
{
Concentric outer and inner helical springs
}
A61F 2002/5078
. . .
{
2-D spiral springs
}
A61F 2002/5079
. . .
{
Leaf springs (A61F 2002/6657 takes precedence)
}
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A61F 2002/5081
. .
{
Additional features (for implantable joints A61F 2002/30535)
}
A61F 2002/5083
. . .
{
modular
}
A61F 2002/5084
. . .
{
telescopic (adjusting length A61F 2002/502)
}
A61F 2002/5086
. . .
{
Lubricating means
}
A61F 2002/5087
. . .
{
Sound-damping or noise-reducing means
}
A61F 2002/5089
. . .
{
waterproof
}
A61F 2002/509
. . .
{
specially designed for children, e.g. having means for adjusting to their growth (implantable A61F 2250/0082)
}
A61F 2002/5092
. . .
{
Identification means (for implantable prostheses A61F 2250/0085)
}
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A61F 2002/5093
. .
{
Tendon- or ligament-replacing cables (implantable A61F 2/08)
}
A61F 2002/5095
. . .
{
for Achilles tendons
}
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A61F 2002/5096
. .
{
Ball-and-socket joints (for implantable joints A61F 2002/30649)
}
A61F 2002/5098
. . .
{
with rotation-limiting means
}
Collapse
A61F 2/52
. .
Mammary prostheses (brassieres A41C 3/00)
A61F 2002/523
. . .
{
Multiple breast forms made of several concentric breast-shaped layers nested into one another
}
A61F 2002/526
. . .
{
Nipples
}
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A61F 2/54
. .
Artificial arms or hands or parts thereof
A61F 2002/543
. . .
{
Lower arms or forearms
}
A61F 2002/546
. . .
{
Upper arms
}
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A61F 2/58
. . .
Elbows; Wrists;
{
Other joints; Hands
}
A61F 2/581
. . . .
{
Shoulder joints
}
A61F 2/582
. . . .
{
Elbow joints
}
Collapse
A61F 2/583
. . . .
{
Hands; Wrist joints
}
A61F 2/585
. . . . .
{
Wrist joints
}
Collapse
A61F 2/586
. . . . .
{
Fingers
}
A61F 2002/587
. . . . . .
{
Thumbs
}
A61F 2/588
. . . . .
{
Hands having holding devices shaped differently from human fingers, e.g. claws, hooks, tubes
}
Collapse
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
}
A61F 2002/607
. . .
{
Lower legs
}
A61F 2002/608
. . .
{
Upper legs
}
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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
}
A61F 2002/648
. . . .
{
Patellae
}
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A61F 2/66
. . .
Feet; Ankle joints
A61F 2/6607
. . . .
{
Ankle joints
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/6614
. . . .
{
Feet
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/6621
. . . . .
{
Toes
}
A61F 2002/6628
. . . . . .
{
Big toes
}
A61F 2002/6635
. . . . .
{
Metatarsals
}
A61F 2002/6642
. . . . .
{
Heels
}
A61F 2002/665
. . . . .
{
Soles
}
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A61F 2002/6657
. . . . .
{
having a plate-like or strip-like spring element, e.g. an energy-storing cantilever spring keel
}
A61F 2002/6664
. . . . . .
{
Dual structures made of two connected cantilevered leaf springs
}
A61F 2002/6671
. . . . . .
{
C-shaped
}
A61F 2002/6678
. . . . . .
{
L-shaped
}
A61F 2002/6685
. . . . . .
{
S-shaped
}
A61F 2002/6692
. . . . . .
{
circular or loop-shaped
}
Collapse
A61F 2/68
. .
Operating or control means
A61F 2002/6809
. . .
{
acoustic
}
A61F 2002/6818
. . .
{
for braking
}
A61F 2002/6827
. . .
{
Feedback system for providing user sensation, e.g. by force, contact or position
}
A61F 2002/6836
. . .
{
Gears specially adapted therefor, e.g. reduction gears
}
A61F 2002/6845
. . .
{
Clutches
}
A61F 2002/6854
. . .
{
for locking or unlocking a joint
}
A61F 2002/6863
. . .
{
magnetic (magnetic prosthetic parts A61F 2002/30079)
}
A61F 2002/6872
. . .
{
attached and mechanically operated by remaining muscle (bioelectrical control A61F 2/72)
}
A61F 2002/6881
. . .
{
optical
}
A61F 2002/689
. . .
{
Alarm means, e.g. acoustic
}
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A61F 2/70
. . .
electrical
{
not used, see A61F 2/68 and A61F 2/72
}
A61F 2002/701
. . . .
{
operated by electrically controlled means, e.g. solenoids or torque motors
}
A61F 2002/702
. . . .
{
Battery-charging stations
}
A61F 2002/704
. . . .
{
computer-controlled, e.g. robotic control
}
A61F 2002/705
. . . .
{
Electromagnetic data transfer (for implantable prostheses A61F 2/027)
}
A61F 2002/707
. . . .
{
Remote control
}
A61F 2002/708
. . . .
{
electrically self charging
}
A61F 2/72
. . . .
Bioelectrical control, e.g. myoelectric
Collapse
A61F 2002/74
. . .
{
fluid, i.e. hydraulic or pneumatic (inflatable pocket filled with fluid A61F 2002/501)
}
A61F 2002/741
. . . .
{
using powered actuators, e.g. stepper motors or solenoids
}
A61F 2002/742
. . . .
{
Low pressure systems, e.g. vacuum pump
}
A61F 2002/744
. . . .
{
Vane- or curved-cylinder type actuators, e.g. actuators using rotary pistons
}
A61F 2002/745
. . . .
{
hydraulic
}
A61F 2002/747
. . . .
{
pneumatic
}
A61F 2002/748
. . . .
{
Valve systems
}
Collapse
A61F 2/76
. .
Means for assembling, fitting or testing prostheses, e.g. for measuring or balancing,
{
e.g. alignment means
}
A61F 2002/7605
. . .
{
for assembling by heating (for implanting artificial joints A61F 2002/465)
}
A61F 2002/761
. . .
{
for assembling by cooling (for implanting artificial joints A61F 2002/4653)
}
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A61F 2002/7615
. . .
{
Measuring means (for implanting artificial joints A61F 2/4657)
}
A61F 2002/762
. . . .
{
for measuring dimensions, e.g. a distance
}
A61F 2002/7625
. . . .
{
for measuring angular position
}
A61F 2002/763
. . . .
{
for measuring spatial position, e.g. global positioning system (GPS)
}
A61F 2002/7635
. . . .
{
for measuring force, pressure or mechanical tension
}
A61F 2002/764
. . . .
{
for measuring acceleration
}
A61F 2002/7645
. . . .
{
for measuring torque, e.g. hinge or turning moment, moment of force
}
A61F 2002/765
. . . .
{
for measuring time or frequency
}
A61F 2002/7655
. . . .
{
for measuring fluid pressure
}
A61F 2002/766
. . . .
{
for measuring moisture
}
A61F 2002/7665
. . . .
{
for measuring temperatures
}
A61F 2002/767
. . . .
{
for measuring blood pressure
}
A61F 2002/7675
. . . .
{
for measuring oxygen content
}
A61F 2002/768
. . . .
{
for measuring battery status
}
A61F 2002/7685
. . . .
{
located on natural or sound-site limbs, e.g. comparison measuring means
}
A61F 2002/769
. . . .
{
Displaying measured values
}
A61F 2002/7695
. . .
{
Means for testing non-implantable prostheses (for testing implantable prostheses A61F 2240/008; for implanting artificial joints A61F 2/468)
}
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
A61F 2002/7806
. . .
{
using adhesive means (for connecting prosthetic parts A61F 2002/30448)
}
Collapse
A61F 2/7812
. . .
{
Interface cushioning members placed between the limb stump and the socket, e.g. bandages or stockings for the limb stump
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/7818
. . . .
{
Stockings or socks for the limb stump (cosmetic coverings A61F 2/0059)
}
A61F 2002/7825
. . . . .
{
Devices for putting-on or pulling-off stockings
}
A61F 2002/7831
. . . . .
{
with a rope for pulling the sock inside the socket
}
A61F 2002/7837
. . . .
{
Sleeves for attaching or protecting, i.e. open ended hoses
}
A61F 2/7843
. . . .
{
Inflatable bladders
}
A61F 2002/785
. . . .
{
Pads, e.g. relief pads
}
A61F 2002/7856
. . .
{
having finger loops or grips
}
A61F 2002/7862
. . .
{
Harnesses, straps (for connecting prosthetic parts A61F 2002/30464)
}
A61F 2002/7868
. . .
{
Means for putting-on or pulling-off prostheses
}
A61F 2002/7875
. . .
{
with releasable ratchets or pegs (snap connections A61F 2002/305; pushing a peg into a hole A61F 2002/3038)
}
A61F 2002/7881
. . .
{
using hook and loop-type fasteners (for connecting prosthetic parts A61F 2002/30467)
}
A61F 2002/7887
. . .
{
for connecting limb exoprostheses to the stump bone
}
A61F 2002/7893
. . .
{
using slide fasteners, e.g. zippers
}
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A61F 2/80
. . .
Sockets, e.g. of suction type
Collapse
A61F 2002/802
. . . .
{
Suction sockets, i.e. utilizing differential air pressure to retain the prosthesis on the stump
}
A61F 2002/805
. . . . .
{
having an air valve
}
A61F 2002/807
. . . . .
{
having a vacuum reservoir chamber
}
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)
A61F 2002/821
. .
{
Ostial stents
}
A61F 2002/823
. .
{
Stents, different from stent-grafts, adapted to cover an aneurysm
}
A61F 2002/825
. .
{
having longitudinal struts
}
A61F 2002/826
. .
{
more than one stent being applied sequentially
}
A61F 2002/828
. .
{
Means for connecting a plurality of stents allowing flexibility of the whole structure
}
. .
folded prior to deployment
Collapse
A61F 2/848
. .
having means for fixation to the vessel wall, e.g. barbs
A61F 2002/8483
. . .
{
Barbs
}
A61F 2002/8486
. . .
{
provided on at least one of the ends
}
. .
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
Collapse
. . . . .
with bands having a meander structure, adjacent bands being connected to each other
A61F 2002/91508
. . . . . .
{
the meander having a difference in amplitude along the band
}
A61F 2002/91516
. . . . . .
{
the meander having a change in frequency along the band
}
A61F 2002/91525
. . . . . .
{
within the whole structure different bands showing different meander characteristics, e.g. frequency or amplitude
}
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A61F 2002/91533
. . . . . .
{
characterised by the phase between adjacent bands
}
A61F 2002/91541
. . . . . . .
{
Adjacent bands are arranged out of phase
}
Collapse
A61F 2002/9155
. . . . . .
{
Adjacent bands being connected to each other
}
A61F 2002/91558
. . . . . . .
{
connected peak to peak
}
A61F 2002/91566
. . . . . . .
{
connected trough to trough
}
A61F 2002/91575
. . . . . . .
{
connected peak to trough
}
A61F 2002/91583
. . . . . . .
{
by a bridge, whereby at least one of its ends is connected along the length of a strut between two consecutive apices within a band
}
A61F 2002/91591
. . . . . . .
{
Locking connectors, e.g. using male-female connections
}
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
Collapse
A61F 2002/9505
. .
{
having retaining means other than an outer sleeve, e.g. male-female connector between stent and instrument
}
A61F 2002/9511
. . .
{
the retaining means being filaments or wires
}
A61F 2002/9517
. .
{
handle assemblies therefor
}
A61F 2002/9522
. .
{
Means for mounting a stent onto the placement instrument
}
A61F 2002/9528
. .
{
for retrieval of stents
}
A61F 2002/9534
. .
{
for repositioning of stents
}
. .
for placing stents or stent-grafts in a bifurcation
Collapse
. .
Inflatable balloons for placing stents or stent-grafts
Collapse
A61F 2002/9583
. . .
{
Means for holding the stent on the balloon, e.g. using protrusions, adhesives or an outer sleeve
}
A61F 2002/9586
. . . .
{
the means being inside the balloon
}
Collapse
A61F 2/962
. .
having an outer sleeve
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. . .
with relative longitudinal movement between outer sleeve and prosthesis, e.g. using a push rod
A61F 2002/9665
. . . .
{
with additional retaining means
}
. . .
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
}
)

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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
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0016
. . .
{
comprising measuring means
}
A61F 2005/002
. . . .
{
for sensing mechanical parameters
}
A61F 2005/0023
. . . .
{
for sensing chemical parameters
}
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)
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0132
. . .
{
Additional features of the articulation
}
A61F 2005/0134
. . . .
{
with two orthogonal pivots
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0137
. . . .
{
with two parallel pivots
}
A61F 2005/0139
. . . . .
{
geared
}
A61F 2005/0141
. . . .
{
with more than two parallel pivots
}
A61F 2005/0144
. . . .
{
Multibar
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0146
. . . .
{
combining rotational and sliding movements, e.g. simulating movements of a natural joint
}
A61F 2005/0148
. . . . .
{
Floating pivotal axis
}
A61F 2005/0151
. . . .
{
combining rotational and torsional movements
}
A61F 2005/0153
. . . .
{
combining rotational and stretching movements
}
A61F 2005/0155
. . . .
{
with actuating means
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0158
. . . .
{
with locking means
}
A61F 2005/016
. . . . .
{
in standing position
}
A61F 2005/0162
. . . . .
{
when weight is applied
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0165
. . . .
{
with limits of movement
}
A61F 2005/0167
. . . . .
{
adjustable
}
A61F 2005/0169
. . . .
{
with damping means
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0172
. . . .
{
with cushions
}
A61F 2005/0174
. . . . .
{
laterally placed
}
A61F 2005/0176
. . . . .
{
supporting the patella
}
A61F 2005/0179
. . . .
{
with spring means
}
Collapse
A61F 2005/0181
. . .
{
Protectors for articulations
}
A61F 2005/0183
. . . .
{
Hip protectors, e.g. for elderly people
}
A61F 2005/0186
. . . .
{
Thumb protectors
}
A61F 2005/0188
. . .
{
having pressure sensors
}
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
}
A61F 2005/0197
. .
{
with spring means
}
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 A61F 5/05883)
}
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
Collapse
A61F 5/41
.
Devices for promoting penis erection (penis implants A61F 2/26; massage of the genitals A61H 19/00)
A61F 2005/411
. .
{
Penile supports
}
A61F 2005/412
. .
{
by vacuum means
}
A61F 2005/414
. .
{
by constricting means
}
A61F 2005/415
. .
{
by inflatable means
}
A61F 2005/417
. .
{
by vibrating means
}
A61F 2005/418
. .
{
by electrical stimulation
}
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 A61F 13/49)
}
A61F 2005/4402
. .
{
disposable
}
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 2005/4415
. .
{
venting by manual operation
}
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 2005/4455
. . .
{
Implantable
}
A61F 5/448
. . .
Means for attaching bag to seal ring
A61F 2005/4483
. . .
{
Convex pressure ring
}
A61F 2005/4486
. . .
{
with operable locking ring
}
A61F 5/449
. . .
Body securing means, e.g. belts, garments
A61F 2005/4495
. . .
{
with floating-belt attaching ring
}
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 2005/563
. .
{
Anti-bruxisme
}
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)
Collapse
A61F 6/04
. .
Condoms, sheaths or the like,
{
e.g. combined with devices protecting against contagion
}
Collapse
A61F 2006/041
. . .
{
combined with a protective garment, e.g. underpants or mask
}
A61F 2006/042
. . . .
{
covering the mouth , e.g. oral condom
}
A61F 2006/043
. . .
{
with more than one barrier
}
A61F 2006/044
. . .
{
with absorbent material
}
Collapse
A61F 2006/045
. . .
{
with closing devices at the open end
}
A61F 2006/046
. . . .
{
for closing after use
}
A61F 2006/047
. . .
{
with holding means
}
A61F 2006/048
. . .
{
with surface protuberances
}
A61F 2006/049
. . .
{
with strips to apply the condom
}
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)
Collapse
A61F 2007/0001
.
{
Body part
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0002
. .
{
Head or parts thereof
}
A61F 2007/0003
. . .
{
Face
}
A61F 2007/0004
. . .
{
Eyes or part of the face surrounding the eyes
}
A61F 2007/0005
. . .
{
Ears
}
A61F 2007/0006
. . .
{
Nose
}
A61F 2007/0007
. . .
{
Forehead, e.g. headbands
}
A61F 2007/0008
. . .
{
Scalp
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0009
. . .
{
Throat or neck
}
A61F 2007/001
. . . .
{
Throat only
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0011
. . . .
{
Neck only
}
A61F 2007/0012
. . . . .
{
with means for support of the head
}
A61F 2007/0013
. . .
{
Jaw
}
A61F 2007/0014
. . .
{
Chin
}
A61F 2007/0015
. . .
{
Cheeks
}
A61F 2007/0017
. . .
{
Mouth
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0018
. .
{
Trunk or parts thereof
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0019
. . .
{
Breast
}
A61F 2007/002
. . . .
{
Heart
}
A61F 2007/0021
. . .
{
Female breast
}
A61F 2007/0022
. . .
{
Abdomen
}
A61F 2007/0023
. . .
{
Waist
}
A61F 2007/0024
. . .
{
Back
}
A61F 2007/0025
. . .
{
Higher part of back
}
A61F 2007/0026
. . .
{
Middle part of back
}
A61F 2007/0027
. . .
{
Lower part of back
}
A61F 2007/0028
. . .
{
Rectum
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0029
. .
{
Arm or parts thereof
}
A61F 2007/003
. . .
{
Shoulder
}
A61F 2007/0031
. . .
{
Upper arm
}
A61F 2007/0032
. . .
{
Elbow
}
A61F 2007/0034
. . .
{
Lower arm
}
A61F 2007/0035
. . .
{
Wrist
}
A61F 2007/0036
. . .
{
Hand
}
A61F 2007/0037
. . .
{
Finger
}
A61F 2007/0038
. . .
{
Thumb
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0039
. .
{
Leg or parts thereof
}
A61F 2007/004
. . .
{
Hip
}
A61F 2007/0041
. . .
{
Upper leg
}
A61F 2007/0042
. . .
{
Knee
}
A61F 2007/0043
. . .
{
Lower leg, calf
}
A61F 2007/0044
. . .
{
Ankle
}
A61F 2007/0045
. . .
{
Foot
}
A61F 2007/0046
. . .
{
Toe
}
A61F 2007/0047
. . .
{
Sole
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0048
. .
{
Genitals
}
A61F 2007/005
. . .
{
female
}
A61F 2007/0051
. .
{
Stumps after amputation
}
A61F 2007/0052
. .
{
for treatment of skin or hair
}
A61F 7/0053
.
{
Cabins, rooms, chairs or units for treatment with a hot or cold circulating fluid
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0054
.
{
with a closed fluid circuit, e.g. hot water
}
A61F 2007/0055
. .
{
of gas, e.g. hot air or steam
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0056
. .
{
for cooling
}
A61F 2007/0057
. . .
{
of gas, e.g. air or carbon dioxide
}
A61F 2007/0058
. . .
{
evaporating on or near the spot to be cooled
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0059
.
{
with an open fluid circuit
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/006
. .
{
of gas
}
A61F 2007/0061
. . .
{
Using breath
}
A61F 2007/0062
. . .
{
the gas being steam or water vapour
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0063
. .
{
for cooling
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0064
. . .
{
of gas
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0065
. . . .
{
Causing evaporation
}
A61F 2007/0067
. . . . .
{
of sweat
}
A61F 2007/0068
. . .
{
evaporating on the spot to be cooled
}
A61F 2007/0069
. .
{
with return means
}
Collapse
A61F 7/007
.
{
characterised by electric heating
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0071
. .
{
using a resistor, e.g. near the spot to be heated
}
A61F 2007/0072
. . .
{
remote from the spot to be heated
}
Collapse
A61F 2007/0073
. . .
{
thermistor
}
A61F 2007/0074
. . . .
{
PTC
}
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A61F 2007/0075
. .
{
using a Peltier element, e.g. near the spot to be heated or cooled