Alfred Iversen 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).
Abstract: Halo fixation system for fixation of a head about an orthopedic jacket with an attached halo assembly with respect to the cervical region such as for spine trauma. The halo fixation system includes eight fixated round ball-socket and rod assemblies, four assemblies affixed to the jacket and four assemblies in twin opposing captured elevation screw assemblies. The halo is adjustable through the twin captured elevation screw assemblies. Rods connected between the ball and socket assemblies of the jacket and of the captured elevation assemblies which support the halo. The halo can be either metal or composite material, and either a closed or open halo. The halo is omni adjustable about the head based on the omni directional adjustable rod in the ball-socket configurations located about the halo head piece and the jacket.
Abstract: An improved body stimulation lead wherein the electrode is isolated from extraneous forces imparted to the lead body. In a preferred embodiment, a plurality of lobes are formed in the lead body, the lobes being engageable with body tissue to maintain the position of the electrode and being deformable in response to extraneous forces to minimize the influence of such forces on the position of the electrode. In addition, the lead conductor is formed as a space-wound coil which provides additional stress relief. A stylet is insertable within the coil to temporarily straighten the lobes and to provide sufficient stability to the lead body for placement of the lead.