Patents by Inventor A. Fred DeCarlo

A. Fred DeCarlo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6723129
    Abstract: A modular femoral prosthesis includes a stem member adapted to be implanted into a medullary canal of a femur. The stem member has a continuously tapered elongated bore and a threaded aperture defined therein. A first end of the elongated bore defines a post-receiving opening. The post-receiving opening is defined in a proximal end surface of the stem member. The elongated bore extends between the post-receiving opening and a threaded aperture. The femoral prosthesis also includes a neck member having a neck body, a head-receiving support member secured to the neck body so as to extend outwardly therefrom, and a tapered post secured to the neck body so as to extend outwardly therefrom. The tapered post is adapted to be received into the elongated bore of the stem member. A method of performing a joint replacement procedure by use of a modular prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly A. Dwyer, Larry G. McCleary, A. Fred DeCarlo
  • Patent number: 5755808
    Abstract: A plug is provided for securing two components of an orthopedic implant where at least one of the components is formed of material softer than the material of the plug. In a preferred embodiment the components comprise concentric cups rotatable with respect to one another about an axis. The components are fixable using a plug to prevent rotation of the components with respect to each other. The invention is preferably used with an acetabular shell and liner of a hip implant wherein the shell is comprised of metal material and the liner is comprised of a polymer or other similar soft material. The plug has a serrated head and a distal lip or anchoring edge to provide securement at more than one location along the length of the plug. The plug is insertable into a common opening defined by aligned recesses or openings of the two components of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Joint Medical Products, Corporation
    Inventors: A. Fred DeCarlo, Leda Hewka, Dario Vitali
  • Patent number: D858139
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Holt, Stephen T. Wisecup, Arnold Decarlo, Fred Bould, Kwan Hon Anson Cheung