Patents by Inventor Clinton H. Borchers

Clinton H. Borchers 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: 4159716
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for compression and realignment of animal bone structures and passage of a drill pin therethrough to retain them in a desired alignment. The apparatus comprises a rigid U-shaped jig having a threaded aperture adjacent the end of one leg and an unthreaded aperture adjacent the end of the other leg thereof, the apertures being axially aligned; a threaded adjustment screw engaged in the threaded aperture and movable toward the other leg upon rotation; a cylindrical bushing slidably engaged in the unthreaded aperture having a threaded axial passage therethrough; means for clamping the bushing in a desired position of adjustment; a threaded drill pin engaged in the passage in the bushing and movable toward the one leg upon rotation; and means for rotating the drill pin thereby piercing and traversing the bone structures and holding them in a desired position of alignment. Correction of splay foot deformity and other surgery of the human foot, hand and knee can thus be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Inventor: Clinton H. Borchers