Patents by Inventor Caleb Emerson Brooks

Caleb Emerson Brooks 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: 5658349
    Abstract: A prosthetic joint system is provided for use when replacement of bone is required. The system includes an elongated stem having a joint motion surface at one end and an outside surface which includes at least one tapered portion, a sleeve for fixation to the patient's bone which has an internal taper for locking engagement with the at least one tapered portion, and a bone replacement element which can be a bone graft. The system includes means for attaching the bone replacement element to the stem at a location between the joint motion surface and the sleeve. In the case of bone grafts, the system can include a second sleeve for implantation in the graft and a second tapered portion on the stem for locking engagement with the second sleeve. Preferably, a series of mating stems, sleeves, and bone replacement elements, or second sleeves in the case of bone grafts, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Joint Medical Products Corporation
    Inventors: Caleb Emerson Brooks, Jan Janusz Krygier, John Dennis Bobyn, Alfred F. DeCarlo, Jr.