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Number: 623
Name: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor >
Description: This class provides for artificial substitutes or parts for a human body particularly manufactured or adapted to replace or assist a missing or defective natural body member or part thereof for functional or cosmetic reasons. This class also provides for elements or accessories for substitutes or parts of this class unless such elements or accessories are of such general utility as to be provided for in some other class. This class also provides for devices and mechanisms designed to operate or control artificial substitutes or parts for a human body. Finally, this class provides for methods of operating an artificial heart.










Class Number Class Name No. of Patents
623/57

Arm or component (e.g., elbow, wrist, hand, finger, etc.) and actuator or connector therefor

97
623/63

Arm or torso initiated finger actuation

28
623/59

Elbow

16
623/60

With forearm actuation

17
623/64

Finger actuator embodied in simulated hand

88
623/58

Torso supported and actuated

16
623/65

With article or article holder

47
623/61

Wrist

20
623/62

With wrist actuation

21
623/1.1

Arterial prosthesis (i.e., blood vessel)

390
623/1.38

Absorbable in natural tissue

176
623/1.35

Bifurcated

479
623/1.42

Drug delivery

617
623/1.43

Antithrombogenic

159
623/1.37

Having angled cut (i.e., oblique cut)

33
623/1.32

Having built-in reinforcement

91
623/1.33

Monofilament

29
623/1.41

Having living cell

71
623/1.34

Having marker (e.g., color, radiopaque, etc.)

212
623/1.28

Having pleats

52
623/1.29

Longitudinal pleats

18
623/1.44

Having plural layers

343
623/1.46

Coating

447
623/1.47

Collagen

64
623/1.48

Protein

72
623/1.45

Impregnation

47
623/1.27

Having plurality of parallel lumens

48
623/1.39

Having pores

176
623/1.4

Pore gradient

42
623/1.3

Having variable diameter

100
623/1.31

Enlarged end

67
623/1.23

Including means for graft delivery (e.g., delivery sheath, ties, threads, etc.)

257
623/1.24

Including valve

269
623/1.26

Heart valve

159
623/1.25

Inflatable graft

65
623/1.49

Made of synthetic material

189
623/1.54

Fiber

41
623/1.5

Knitted

60
623/1.51

Woven

88
623/1.53

Braided

64
623/1.52

Velour surface

20
623/1.11

Stent combined with surgical delivery system (e.g., surgical tools, delivery sheath, etc.)

1647
623/1.12

Expandable stent with constraining means

420
623/1.13

Stent in combination with graft

712
623/1.14

Stent penetrating natural blood vessel

83
623/1.15

Stent structure

1605
623/1.21

Formed inside natural blood vessel

53
623/1.16

Having multiple connected bodies

509
623/1.18

Having shape memory

156
623/1.19

Temperature responsive

93
623/1.22

Helically wound

249
623/1.2

Self-expanding stent

226
623/1.17

Stent length remains constant with lateral expansion

107
623/1.36

With means to attach graft to natural blood vessel (e.g., hooks, etc.)

199
623/7

Breast prosthesis

204
623/8

Implantable

418
623/3.1

Corporeal artificial heart, heart assist (e.g., implantable blood pump, etc.), control regulator, or power supply therefor, or method of operation therefor

165
623/3.26

Having connecting means to allow blood flow

27
623/3.13

Having enclosed rotary member for directly impelling blood flow

66
623/3.14

Blood flow along electromagnetic section of stator member

45
623/3.15

Rotary member driven by flexible shaft (e.g., cable, etc.)

17
623/3.16

Having flexible diaphragm or chamber

34
623/3.21

Flexible chamber or diaphragm dirrectly compressed by pressurized working fluid

56
623/3.22

Reciprocating member

4
623/3.23

Reciprocating member attached to rotary drive means

1
623/3.24

Rotary pump

11
623/3.25

Rotary pump reverses during pumping cycle

15
623/3.17

Flexible diaphragm or chamber directly compressed by mechanical member

33
623/3.19

Reciprocating mechanical member attached to reciprocating drive means

3
623/3.18

Reciprocating mechanical member attached to rotary drive means

20
623/3.2

Reciprocating mechanical member driven by pressurized working fluid

7
623/3.28

Including condition responsive means

68
623/3.11

Including electrical or magnetic means adjacent to flexible diaphragm or chamber to effect contraction thereto (e.g., electromagnet, shape memory material, etc.)

34
623/3.27

Including electrical power generating means

20
623/3.29

Material characteristic

6
623/3.3

Method of teaching use of artificial heart or part thereof

11
623/3.12

Powered by muscle

36
623/10

Ear or nose prosthesis

274
623/4.1

Eye prosthesis (e.g., lens or corneal implant, or artificial eye, etc.)

265
623/5.11

Corneal implant

129
623/5.12

Corneal ring

52
623/5.13

Having hole

26
623/5.15

Having integral protrusion means for attaching lens to cornea

14
623/5.14

Lens connected to distinct attachment means

21
623/5.16

Material characteristic of corneal implant

61
623/6.64

Globe

51
623/6.11

Intraocular lens

255
623/6.23

Aspheric lens

39
623/6.24

Multifocal lens

40
623/6.12

Combined with surgical tool

236
623/6.31

Diffractive lens

30
623/6.37

Focal power of lens can be continuously varied by movement of body part (e.g., head, eyes, ciliary muscles, etc.)

164
623/6.25

Fresnel lens

28
623/6.16

Having cellular growth inhibitors

36
623/6.13

Having fluid-filled chamber

98
623/6.18

Having means on lens to reduce overall dimension of lens for insertion into small incision

24
623/6.19

Segmented zones

6
623/6.21

Segments fold

12
623/6.2

Segments slide

5
623/6.17

Having structure for blocking or reducing amount of light transmitted (e.g., glare reduction, etc.)

66
623/6.38

Having supporting structure for lens

60
623/6.43

Specific supporting structure (e.g., haptic, plate, etc.)

116
623/6.52

Four filaments

14
623/6.46

Haptic and optic junction

96
623/6.48

Haptic has different color from optic

12
623/6.49

Haptic has particular cross-sectional geometry

45
623/6.47

Haptic includes notch

26
623/6.5

Haptic is formed from multiple layers

11
623/6.51

Having loop

66
623/6.45

Having means to temporarily stabilize haptic

24
623/6.55

One filament

24
623/6.44

Plate

50
623/6.53

Three filaments

9
623/6.54

Two filaments

37
623/6.39

Supporting structure conforms to shape of capsular bag

59
623/6.4

Surrounding optic

81
623/6.42

Filamentary

29
623/6.41

Separable from intraocular lens

40
623/6.22

Including mechanically or electrically activated means on lens to alter focal power of lens (e.g., electromagnet, material which is ablated by laser, etc.)

67
623/6.14

Lens body having through hole for pressure equalization

12
623/6.27

Lens having regions with different focusing powers (i.e., multifocal)

61
623/6.28

Concentric zones

77
623/6.3

Diffractive multifocal lens

48
623/6.29

Radial zones

11
623/6.15

Lens having spacers

31
623/6.56

Material characteristic of lens

158
623/6.59

Lens composed of swellable material

24
623/6.62

Lens has specific coating

39
623/6.58

Lens has specific glass transition temperature

28
623/6.57

Lens includes antithrombotic substance

38
623/6.6

Lens includes ultraviolet absorber

40
623/6.61

Lens is collagen based

32
623/6.32

Multiple lens

37
623/6.34

In series along visual axis

109
623/6.35

One lens is external from natural eye cavity

21
623/6.36

One lens is natural crystalline lens

20
623/6.33

Side by side

15
623/6.26

Prismatic lens

18
623/6.63

Retina

63
623/24

Having electrical actuator

213
623/25

Bioelectrical (e.g., myoelectric, etc.)

56
623/26

Having fluid actuator

97
623/2.1

Heart valve

220
623/2.38

Annular member for supporting artificial heart valve

111
623/2.4

Having means for fixedly securing annular support member to sewing ring

46
623/2.39

Rotationally adjustable relative to suture ring

19
623/2.41

Sewing ring

51
623/2.36

Annuloplasty device

262
623/2.37

Adjustable

162
623/2.11

Combined with surgical tool

422
623/2.12

Flexible leaflet

113
623/2.13

Leaflet made of biological tissue

96
623/2.16

Bileaflet

24
623/2.14

Supported by resilient frame

136
623/2.15

Trileaflet

41
623/2.17

Supported by frame

161
623/2.18

Resilient frame

133
623/2.19

Trileaflet

51
623/2.2

Having rigid or semirigid pivoting occluder

32
623/2.22

Annular support member includes projecting means for guiding occluder's pivoting motion

29
623/2.26

Occluder also includes guiding projecting means

18
623/2.23

Strut projecting means

12
623/2.25

Strut projecting means cooperates with depression portion of occluder to guide pivoting movement

17
623/2.24

Strut projecting means extends through hole in occluder

12
623/2.21

Fixed cylindrical pin structured to permit only pivoting movement of occluder

16
623/2.33

Having particular geometry detail

36
623/2.27

Occluder includes projecting means defining pivoting axis

10
623/2.28

Slot in annular support member

24
623/2.3

Crescent-shaped slot

6
623/2.32

Elongated oval-shaped slot

16
623/2.31

Slot having opposed convex guiding surfaces

14
623/2.29

Triangular-shaped slot

6
623/2.34

Having rigid or semirigid translating occluder

12
623/2.35

Ball-valve type

6
623/2.42

Specific material for heart valve

78
623/11.11

Implantable prosthesis

490
623/16.11

Bone

519
623/23.47

Adjustable

53
623/23.61

Bone composition

222
623/23.62

Cement

105
623/23.63

Including natural bone tissue

126
623/23.6

Bone surface coating

89
623/23.48

Cement bone plug or bone canal positioning means

72
623/23.56

Ceramic

187
623/23.51

Composite bone

160
623/17.18

Facial bone

31
623/23.5

Having textured outer surface

72
623/23.52

Including an outer sheath

22
623/23.57

Including bioactive coating

87
623/23.49

Including electrical means to induce bone growth

20
623/17.17

Jaw bone

70
623/18.11

Joint bone

276
623/23.43

Cup-shaped

14
623/20.11

Elbow joint bone

70
623/20.12

Constrained joint

29
623/20.13

Semi-constrained joint

20
623/22.11

Hip joint bone

128
623/22.21

Acetabular cup

140
623/22.32

Acetabular cup outer surface includes integral anchoring means

45
623/22.31

Acetabular cup outer surface is circumferentially threaded

21
623/22.24

And an inner insert liner cup

68
623/22.25

Adjustable insert liner cup

31
623/22.27

Circumferentially threaded acetabular outer cup

15
623/22.28

Including locking means between cups

55
623/22.29

Locking ring

40
623/22.26

One cup includes flexible wall

22
623/22.34

Cup includes closure means for closing anchoring hole means

14
623/22.35

Cup includes cut-through hole to receive protruding anchoring means

27
623/22.37

Pin anchoring means

13
623/22.36

Screw anchoring means

33
623/22.39

Cup secured to acetabulum by cement

18
623/22.3

Having flexible wall

20
623/22.23

Interfitted into a prepared natural acetabulum by force fitting

18
623/22.33

Mesh outer surface

10
623/22.22

Oblong

22
623/22.38

Outer surface of cup includes protruding means

38
623/22.12

Combined with surgical tool

79
623/23.11

Femoral joint head

64
623/23.12

Femoral joint head cap

33
623/23.13

Including an inner shell

11
623/23.14

Including neck anchoring means

25
623/23.15

Femoral stem

110
623/23.36

Coating surface

32
623/23.37

Cement coating

15
623/23.34

Composite stem

19
623/23.19

Having a cement channel

26
623/23.2

And cement seal means

9
623/23.21

Having a collar

30
623/23.22

Removable collar

23
623/23.24

Having a stepped surface

20
623/23.26

Having anchoring means to attach artificial femoral stem to natural femoral bone

37
623/23.27

Screw anchoring means

26
623/23.28

Having augmentative means

27
623/23.16

Having electrical means

9
623/23.25

Having integral spacer

15
623/23.23

Having intramedullary

20
623/23.35

Having particular geometry

62
623/23.17

Having shock absorbing means

14
623/23.29

Having textured outer surface

30
623/23.3

Porous

33
623/23.31

Ridges

23
623/23.32

Having variable stiffness

19
623/23.33

Hollowed stem

19
623/23.18

Multi-stem

22
623/23.38

Polished

4
623/22.15

Including acetabular cup and femoral head

91
623/22.17

Including an intermediate bearing cup

28
623/22.18

Intermediate bearing cup movable relative to acetabular outer cup

21
623/22.19

Locking element between cups

23
623/22.2

Retaining ring

27
623/22.16

Including roller bearing

9
623/22.13

Including lubricating fluid enclosure means

12
623/22.14

Including a damping element

20
623/22.4

Total femoral bone (i.e., including joint head and femoral stem)

55
623/22.46

Including protruding means projects into a bore in femoral stem or neck

43
623/22.42

Modular type

105
623/22.41

Set of plural femoral securement members

15
623/22.43

Stem includes protruding means projecting into a bore in joint head

39
623/22.44

Bore in neck area of joint head

14
623/22.45

Including an intermediate coupler between joint head and protruding means

31
623/23.42

Joint head bone

25
623/20.14

Knee joint bone

232
623/20.35

Femoral bone

87
623/20.36

Femoral stem structure

41
623/20.21

Having member secured to femoral and tibial bones

103
623/20.22

Ball and socket joint

15
623/20.24

Constrained joint

39
623/20.26

Including means to permit lateral rocking movement about a horizontal axis

17
623/20.25

Including telescoping means

15
623/20.28

Including an intermediate member

55
623/20.29

Movable

96
623/20.27

Including cam means to limit anterior and posterior movement

76
623/20.31

Including lateral and medial condyles

90
623/20.23

Including roller bearing

5
623/20.3

Unicondylar

67
623/20.16

Including bone augmentative means

29
623/20.17

Including in-growth tissue promoting means

19
623/20.15

Modular type

142
623/20.18

Patellar bone

43
623/20.19

And a member secured to femoral bone

31
623/20.2

Patellar made of two connected pieces

33
623/20.32

Tibial bone

168
623/20.33

Movable bearing

69
623/20.34

Tibial stem structure

86
623/19.11

Shoulder joint bone

147
623/19.12

Ball and socket joint

69
623/19.13

Humeral and glenoid bones

67
623/19.14

Humeral bone

94
623/23.44

Stem structure

55
623/23.45

Adjustable length

22
623/23.46

Including sleeve around stem member

44
623/23.39

Total joint bone (i.e., including two connected joint bones)

38
623/23.4

Ball and socket joint

41
623/23.41

Including intermediate elastic joint component connecting two joint bones

23
623/18.12

With magnet

23
623/21.11

Wrist, hand (e.g., finger, etc.)

75
623/21.18

Ankle bone

63
623/21.15

Finger bone

71
623/21.16

Ball and socket joint

29
623/21.17

Including an intermediate bearing cup

9
623/21.19

Toe bone

30
623/21.12

Wrist bone

48
623/21.13

Ball and socket joint

25
623/21.14

Lunate or scaphoid bone

16
623/23.53

Made of metal

83
623/23.55

Having porous outer surface

67
623/23.54

Wire mesh

40
623/23.58

Polymers

161
623/23.59

Polymer coating

43
623/17.19

Skull bone

35
623/17.11

Spine bone

1504
623/17.12

Having a fluid filled chamber

205
623/17.13

Having a spring

156
623/17.14

Having ball and socket means

261
623/17.15

Having opposed bone-plates which moves relative to one another

595
623/17.16

Including spinal disc spacer between adjacent spine bones

1256
623/15.11

Hair or skin

61
623/15.12

Skin

71
623/23.75

Having bio-absorbable component

150
623/23.76

Having means to promote cellular attachment

155
623/23.64

Hollow or tubular part or organ (e.g., bladder, urethra, bronchi, bile duct, etc.)

251
623/23.65

Bladder, kidney, lung, or stomach

218
623/23.69

Helical

19
623/23.68

Including a valve

118
623/23.67

Inflatable

50
623/23.71

Material characteristic

64
623/23.7

Stent

263
623/23.66

Urethra

104
623/13.11

Ligament or tendon

176
623/13.12

For knee

120
623/13.19

In braided form

19
623/13.15

Including an outer sheath

38
623/13.16

Removable

9
623/13.18

Including bio-absorbable material

37
623/13.14

Including ligament anchor means

245
623/13.17

Including natural tissue

71
623/13.13

Including tension adjusting means

60
623/13.2

Made from plural strands

38
623/14.12

Meniscus

130
623/14.13

Muscle (e.g., sphincter, etc.)

52
623/23.72

Tissue

486
623/23.73

Having micro particles

45
623/23.74

Having textured surface

63
623/14.11

Vocal cord

10
623/9

Larynx, trachea, tracheobronchial prosthesis or combination thereof

168
623/27

Leg

166
623/38

Adjustable shank or thigh

147
623/47

Ankle

95
623/50

Resiliently actuated or controlled

38
623/51

Elastic cord

4
623/52

Spring

123
623/48

Universal joint

13
623/49

Resilient

67
623/28

Extension

36
623/29

Foot covering or support

10
623/53

Foot

138
623/55

Resilient

192
623/56

Fluid cushion

15
623/54

Toe

13
623/39

Knee

117
623/43

Brake or latch

60
623/45

Adjustable friction joint

29
623/44

Weight or position responsive

116
623/40

Combined knee and foot actuator

17
623/41

Latch

3
623/42

Spring

8
623/46

Spring

42
623/33

Socket holder

191
623/36

Cushioning means (e.g., pad or liner, etc.)

149
623/37

Fluid

38
623/34

Suction type

92
623/35

Yieldably mounted

44
623/32

Suspender or attachment from natural leg

71
623/30

Torso actuated or controlled

10
623/31

Torso attachment

19
623/924

Material characteristic

82
623/925

Natural

16
623/926

Synthetic

60
623/902

Method of implanting

66
623/903

Blood vessel

122
623/908

Bone

109
623/905

Eye

44
623/906

Corneal

24
623/907

Method of manipulating parts of intraocular lens structure for implantation

37
623/904

Heart

81
623/901

Method of manufacturing prosthetic device

503
623/909

Method or apparatus for assembling prosthetic

21
623/911

Bone

22
623/910

Heart

27
623/912

Method or apparatus for measuring or testing prosthetic

30
623/914

Bone

48
623/913

Heart

12
623/915

Method or apparatus for preparing biological material

125
623/916

Blood vessel

46
623/917

Collagen

42
623/919

Bone

63
623/918

Heart

23
623/920

Method or apparatus for preparing or treating prosthetic

101
623/921

Blood vessel

110
623/923

Bone

110
623/922

Heart

15
623/66.1

Miscellaneous

125
623/900

Stent for heart valve

170
 
 
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