PDI Awarded Patent Number

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Prosthetic Design, Inc., of Clayton, Ohio has recently been awarded US Patent Number 6,361,569. This patent includes claims for the invention of the Guide Grooves that are located on the upper housing of PDI's Xtreme" locks (part numbers X-PSH & X-PSH-R). The Guide Grooves are designed to aid in plunger pin insertion into the locking mechanism as well as to prevent socket rotation.  Socket rotation is prevented by mating the Guide Grooves with PDI's patented DERO (anti-rotation) socks.

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