Title:
Ankle brace
United States Patent D552744


Inventors:
Verkade, Drew R. (Carlsbad, CA, US)
Nathanson, Jeremy (San Clemente, CA, US)
Walters II, David Rodwell (Columbia, SC, US)
Application Number:
29/239906
Publication Date:
10/09/2007
Filing Date:
10/04/2005
Assignee:
DJO, LLC (Vista, CA, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D24/190
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 2404
Field of Search:
128/87, 602/65, 128/88, 602/22-3, D24/64, 602/16, D24/190-192, 602/5-6, 128/80, 602/26-9
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US Patent References:
6964663Combination bone fixation/immobilization apparatusNovember, 2005Grant et al.
6858017Ankle brace with cuff and strapFebruary, 2005Peters
6689081Rigid ankle and foot orthosisFebruary, 2004Bowman
6398750Ankle braceJune, 2002Quinn et al.602/65
6350246Ankle and foot therapeutic deviceFebruary, 2002DeToro et al.
6126625Orthotic device for a joint of the human bodyOctober, 2000Lundberg602/27
6024712Orthopaedic devices with plastic injection molded onto fabricFebruary, 2000Iglesias et al.
5971946Ankle support braceOctober, 1999Quinn et al.
5951504Ankle brace with adjustable heel strapSeptember, 1999Iglesias et al.
5902259Therapeutic ankle orthosisMay, 1999Wilkerson
5868693Custom-fitted athletic ankle braceFebruary, 1999Duback et al.602/27
5853381Ankle support braceDecember, 1998Stevenson et al.602/65
5836903Ankle brace with adjustable strap positioning fastenerNovember, 1998Peters
5797865Lightweight ankle restraintAugust, 1998McDavid, III
5795316Ankle stabilizing appliance for restricting inversion and eversion of the footAugust, 1998Gaylord602/27
5778563Shoe, in particular sport shoe or orthopaedic stocking with ankle stabilizationJuly, 1998Ahlbaumer
D394112Ankle braceMay, 1998Duback et al.D24/192
5676642Ankle brace with adjustable strap positioning fastenerOctober, 1997Peters
5613941Joint support apparatusMarch, 1997Prengler
5501659Ankle braceMarch, 1996Morris et al.
5445602Flexible ankle braceAugust, 1995Grim et al.
5366439Ankle brace with bubble cushioningNovember, 1994Peters
5348530Pneumatic ankle brace with bladder and pump arrangementSeptember, 1994Grim et al.
5242379Ankle brace with floating pivot hingeSeptember, 1993Harris et al.
D338066Ankle wrap, foot plate and ankle brace, with buckles assemblyAugust, 1993Baron
5217431Orthopedic ankle braceJune, 1993Toronto et al.
5209722Ankle braceMay, 1993Miklaus et al.
5177884Cross-country ski shoeJanuary, 1993Rullier36/117.2
5125400Ankle brace having multiple inflatable aircellsJune, 1992Johnson, Jr.
D326719Ankle supportJune, 1992Eghamn
5088478Gel and air cushion ankle braceFebruary, 1992Grim
5050620Ankle braceSeptember, 1991Cooper
5031607Ankle braceJuly, 1991Peters
4977891Variable support ankle braceDecember, 1990Grim
4966134Ankle protectorOctober, 1990Brewer
RE33395Ankle braceOctober, 1990Peters
4934355Foot braceJune, 1990Porcelli
4865023Ankle support apparatusSeptember, 1989Craythorne et al.
4834078Ankle-joint orthopaedic prosthesisMay, 1989Biedermann
4825856Reinforced ankle and foot braceMay, 1989Nelson
4724847Ankle braceFebruary, 1988Nelson602/27
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4628945Inflatable ankle brace with porous compressible fillerDecember, 1986Johnson, Jr.
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4510927Ankle braceApril, 1985Peters
4497070Unitary leg and foot protective deviceFebruary, 1985Cho
4446856Orthotic deviceMay, 1984Jordan
4280489Ankle braceJuly, 1981Johnson, Jr.
4280488Ankle support with elastic panelJuly, 1981Polsky et al.
3674023ANKLE SUPPORT PROVIDING HIGH BRACING STRENGTHJuly, 1972Mann
1381290Orthopedic applianceJune, 1921Diadul



Foreign References:
AUB-3727793September, 1993
EP0619102October, 1994Ankle brace.
FR2766359January, 1999
WO/1993/006797April, 1993ANKLE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
Primary Examiner:
Zarfas, Louis S.
Assistant Examiner:
Krakower, Susan E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear LLP
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The ornamental design for an ankle brace, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the ankle brace according to the present design, the embodiment being configured for application to a right ankle;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a left-side elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a right-side elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a front perspective view of another preferred embodiment of the ankle brace according to the present design, the embodiment being configured for application to a left ankle and being a mirror image of the ankle brace of FIG. 1;

FIG. 9 is a front elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 8;

FIG. 10 is a rear elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 8;

FIG. 11 is a left-side elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 8;

FIG. 12 is a right-side elevational view of the ankle brace of FIG. 8;

FIG. 13 is a top plan view of the ankle brace of FIG. 8; and,

FIG. 14 is a bottom plan view of the ankle brace of FIG. 8.

The broken line showing of structural details is included for the pupose of illustrating environment and forms no part of the claimed design.