Patents by Inventor Charles F. Bivins

Charles F. Bivins 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: 4275490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for firmly securing a formerly cut and removed cranial cap skull section to the base portion of the cranium, after the cranial cap skull section has been cut and removed in the course of an autopsy. To accomplish this, a frictional plug or hook assembly is anchored in the cervical foramen cavity extending downwardly from the base of the skull, and another anchoring assembly is secured to the removed cranial cap skull section. A flexible coupler in the form of an elastomer is operatively attached between said frictional plug or hook assembly and said anchoring assembly anchored in said cranial cap skull section so as to hold with a tensional force the cranial cap skull section firmly in place about the cranium thereby effectively completing the calvarium closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Inventor: Charles F. Bivins