Patents by Inventor Basil H. Helal

Basil H. Helal 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: 4634445
    Abstract: A small joint spacing prosthesis comprises an elongate silicone rubber body reinforced by a Dacron or nylon string and is made by moulding the body with the string therein. The middle of the body forms a spacer of spherical shape with flat end faces providing shoulders for abutment of the bone ends. The remainder of the body forms intramedullary stems with rounded outer ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: OEC Europe Limited
    Inventor: Basil H. Helal
  • Patent number: 4578080
    Abstract: A finger knuckle joint prosthesis includes an elastomeric main body comprised of a central hinging part and two intramedullary stems. Extending from the main body towards the thumb is an integral strip. An integral tendon-retaining flap extends from the opposite side of the body, and a channel extends along between the strip and the flap for receiving one-third of a slit leader of a finger, the other two-thirds of which press the flap face-to-face against the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Inventor: Basil H. Helal