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Orthopedic Osseous Fixation Devices    

A uniquely ergonomic, maintenance-free driver for placement of self-drilling or self-tapping bone screws. Plus a universally, multi-planar adjustable external fixation appliance.

Overview

The driver is a maintenance free, ergonomically manually driven, pistol -shaped device, that requires no power source. It can be used to drill pilot holes for pin or screw placements. It can easily seat self-tapping or self-drilling bone screws because of the available torque and ease of operation. It can be packaged with an array or bone plates and screws for fracture stabilization without any need for a power source. This feature is ideal for military placement or remote site applications.

The second device is a resposable, universally adjustable external fixation appliance. It is designed to engage a number of skeletal pins and unitize them into a rigid configuration by simply twisting the a draw bar locking nut at one end. Since it does not rely on fixed drill guides built into the device, a surgeon is free to place pins in any plane dictated by clinical and radiographic criteria and not by pre-determined positioners. The rapid placement of this device will also lend itself to military applications and other emergent situations where fast and safe fracture immobilization is indicated.

Primary Application of the Technology

Orthopedics and maxillofacial surgery- trauma management; fracture stabilization

The Problem Solved by the Technology

The manual driver when delivered with twist drills driver tips, bone plates and screws provides the only completely self-contained fracture stabilization kit, that requires no outside power source.

Universal adjustability is provided by the external fixator device which has no competitve product with such a feature.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

The driver/drill is made with materials that are autoclavable and maintenance free. Because it can both drill pilot holes and seat bone screws, no power source needs to be available, unlike all other similar devices.

Universal adjustability is achieved with an assembly of articulated ball joints strung together on a wire that when tightened will render a loose, snake-like appliance into a rigid bar and hold a number of external pins solidly in place for fracture management.

Competitive Advantage

The manual driver is the most ergonomic, maintenance-free, autoclavable driver and drill. It requires no outside power source and is considered a "green" device.

The patented external fixator does not have dedicated drill guides, making it more universally adjustable.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

We seek to sell the IP, which constitutes the assets of our company.
Absent an outright sale, we could also consider a license agreement for a percentage of gross sales with a guaranteed minimum over the life of the patents.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these devices patented? Yes
Are there prototypes available for evaluation? Yes
Are production run quantities available? No

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 606: Surgery


Class 174: Electricity: Conductors And Insulators

This class is for inventions relating to the structure of electrical conductors and insulators and insulators and the apparatus specialized to mounting, supporting, encasing in conduits, and/or housing the same. Conductors may be bare or be encased in insulation, may be single strand or plural strand, may be of single conductor form or there may be a plurality of conductors associated together to form a cable. Since all materials that have the property of being conductors of electricity and all devices made therefrom may be termed electrical conductors, only those structures that are specially designed to conduct electricity as their proximate purpose are placed in this class. Insulators are placed here when the structure thereof is claimed, which structure is specially designed for spacing two or more devices of different electrical potential from each other or for spacing one or more devices from ground. Since all materials which are poor conductors of electricity and devices made therefrom may be termed electrical insulators, only those structures whose proximate purpose is that already stated. Conduits are placed in this class only when some characteristic is claimed which limits the same to the electrical use.

Subclass 170: Hooks