Global patent index - EP 0973478 A4

EP 0973478 A4 2000-06-14 - PASSIVE JOINT MOVEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Title (en)

PASSIVE JOINT MOVEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Title (de)

PASSIVE GELENKBEWEGUNGSEINRICHTUNG SOWIE VERFAHREN ZUR ANWENDUNG DERSELBEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE MOUVEMENT ARTICULAIRE PASSIF ET SON PROCEDE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 0973478 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97943587 A

Priority

  • US 9717252 W
  • US 2666396 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9813005A2] A passive movement deivce for exercising a patient's joint is provided. The device includes a resilient foam section and a casing enclosing the foam section within a sealed chamber. The patient's joint is held in position relative to the sealed chamber by a suitable retainer. A vacuum pump is operatively connected with the sealed chamber to selectively provide application and non-application of a reduced pressure, i.e. below atmospheric, to the sealed chamber. The application of the reduced pressure causes the foam section to collapse thereby exerting a force on the joint which causes the joint to move or bend from a predetermined position. The non-application of the reduced pressure to the sealed chamber causes the foam section to expand thereby exerting a force on the joint which causes the joint to move or bend toward the predetermined position.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61H 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61H 1/02 (2006.01); A63B 21/008 (2006.01); A63B 23/16 (2006.01); A63B 21/02 (2006.01); A63B 23/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63B 21/0085 (2013.01); A61H 1/0277 (2013.01); A61H 1/0285 (2013.01); A61H 1/0288 (2013.01); A63B 21/00069 (2013.01); A63B 21/008 (2013.01); A63B 21/4025 (2015.10); A63B 23/16 (2013.01); A63B 21/028 (2013.01); A63B 21/4017 (2015.10); A63B 23/1281 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9813005A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9813005 A2 19980402; AU 4502597 A 19980417; CA 2267312 A1 19980402; EP 0973478 A2 20000126; EP 0973478 A4 20000614; JP 2002513299 A 20020508; JP 4073959 B2 20080409

INPADOC legal status

2003-10-29 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20030401

2000-06-14 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20000428

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19990423

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE