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FOR Receives Four New Patents in 2020

The Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers (FOR) has assembled an extensive portfolio of United States (US) and Outside US patents related to our magnet technology and continues to be very active in developing and protecting its intellectual property.  In FY 2020, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, FOR has received four additional U.S. Patents.

On February 11, 2020, U.S. Patent 10,555,787 B21 titled Internal Magnetic Traction Device for the Cervical Spine was issued.  In addition, U.S. Patent 10,660,674 B22 was issued on May 26, 2020, titled Magnetically Levitated Spinous Process Implants and Methods Thereof.  These two patents are directly related to our magnetic spine applications program.

The third U.S. Patent 10,675,152 B23 titled Magnetic Devices for Reducing Loading Across Cartilaginous Joints, was issued on June 9, 2020.  And on December 29, 2020, FOR was issued U.S. Patent 10,874,518 B24 titled Magnetic Prosthetic Implants and Methods Thereof.  This patent relates to FOR’s ongoing program of developing an advanced magnetically levitated prosthesis for high activity amputees such as those resulting from military service.

FOR remains committed to find new and innovative methods to improve functionality of patients with ailments of the musculoskeletal system.

For more information on these patents, please visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office website at:

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