Reinforced artificial foot and method of making

  • US 4,177,525 A
  • Filed: 11/09/1977
  • Issued: 12/11/1979
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/1977
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An artifical foot comprising, in combination, a rigid keel portion comprising a porous plastic material disposed in the ankle region and having a flat top portion, a relatively flat, downwardly sloping bottom portion integrally formed with a curved instep portion and rounded toe and rear portions, said plastic material being molded in surrounding relationship to a metallic insert securely imbedded within said plastic material and including a vertical extending bolt receiver portion adapted to receive a fastener means and a flat elongate strip portion joined to said receiver portion, said strip portion disposed in the lower portion of said keel in generally parallel extending relationship to said sloping bottom portion thereof;

  • and a flexible porous, plastic covering molded in surrounding and bonded relationship to said keel portion and having the general configuration of the human foot.

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