Patents by Inventor Chester Y. Sakura, Jr.

Chester Y. Sakura, Jr. 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: 7942841
    Abstract: A device for exsanguination from the hand and/or arm is described. In one embodiment, the device includes a gripping portion gripped by the hand of a patient holding the device. There is a cupped portion, and a roll of elastic wrapping material. The cupped portion has an inner space for receiving the roll and a slot for feeding out a length of wrap from the roll. The wrap material is fed out of the slot and wrapped around the hand of the patient so that the constrictive force pushes the blood out. A tourniquet is then applied and the wrap removed. In another embodiment, the device has a gripping portion with an end that is slotted to receive and anchor an end of a roll of wrapping material. With an end anchored, the material is unrolled and wrapped from the anchored end down around the hand gripping the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Chester Y. Sakura, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6099565
    Abstract: A biologically compatible human breast implant is disclosed which has improved natural feel and is resistant to leakage. In the disclosed implant, a large quantity of small, pliable hollow spheroids of polymeric material are used as a filler within the implant shell. The hollow spheroids are partially filled with a fluid when in an uncompressed state, and provide a cushioning effect by being compressible to the point where the resulting reduction in the interior space causes the interior to become essentially filled by the fluid and where further compression is resisted due to the relative non-compressibility of the contained fluid. The described spheroids are made of silicone rubber and are partially filled with saline solution. The spheroids have an outside diameter of from about 1 mm to 5 mm, an outer wall thickness of about 75 to 225 microns, and the fluid contained therein is filled to about 80 to 90% of capacity when the spheroids are in their naturally uncompressed spherical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Chester Y. Sakura, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4214587
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of the anastomosis device comprises a cylindrical, radially resilient spring upon which is attached a number of outwardly extending barbs. The radial spring action significantly simplifies the anastomosis procedure and in addition allows the mended portion of the blood vessel to pulsate in a fashion similar to that of the pulsatile action of an unmended vessel. The barbs attach the device to the blood vessel thus maintaining its position securely. The disclosed anastomosis device is recommended for rejoining small blood vessels where a simple, reliable alternative to micro-suturing techniques is desirable. In the anastomosis method of the present invention a cylindrical, radially resilient spring is compressed and placed about one end of a vessel. The second end of the vessel is then placed about the spring and the compression is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Inventor: Chester Y. Sakura, Jr.