Patents by Inventor Dexter J. Elkins

Dexter J. Elkins 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: 4869259
    Abstract: A surgical instrument such as a needle is particle-blasted with particles approximately 50 microns in diameter to produce a uniformly roughened surface portion for use with an ultrasound imaging system to provide real-time monitoring of the location of a specific portion of the needle during insertion and guidance inside the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignees: Vance Products Incorporated, Cook Urological Incorporated
    Inventor: Dexter J. Elkins