Accession Number : ADD003814

Title :   Process for Making a Molded Valve Housing for a Prosthetic Limb.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Helmuth,Gene R ; Hughes,Harry N

Report Date : 04 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A process for making a valve housing for a prosthetic socket is presented. The process eliminates the need for a male and female mold by applying an elastic resilient separator material over the entire surface area of a housing mold, sealing one end of the material to enclose the surface area of the housing mold, and applying a vacuum to the sealed material so that the material closely conforms to the entire surface area.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Artificial limbs, *Prosthetic devices, Medical equipment, Moldings, Housings(Enclosures), Valves

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE