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BioE DeFINE (DesJardins): Patents

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Ankle Brace

US Patent 9,622,898 B1

An ankle brace received by footwear boot prevents extension or flexion of the foot while walking.

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Also has a link to recent patents by area of technology, which can be set up as an RSS feed.

ESP@CENET - from the European Patent Office