Patents by Inventor Douglas W. McKay

Douglas W. McKay 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: 5616121
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treatment of a wound with a medicinal solution is disclosed. Generally, the apparatus contains an injection tubing, a suction tubing, and a controller for controlling the opening of the injection tubing and the suction tubing in order to introduce the solution to the wound, and then drain the fluid from the wound area. The controller may contain a first and second valve, as well as a timer that measures predetermined cycles of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Inventor: Douglas W. McKay
  • Patent number: 5584831
    Abstract: A spinal column fixation device and method is disclosed. Generally, the device contains a pedicle screw that has a first and second end. The first end of the screw has a threaded portion and the second end has a spherical handle. Also included will be a clamping apparatus that will clamp onto the spherical handle ends as well as having a receiving portion for placement of interconnecting rods. A novel intra-vertebral body wedge is also included. Further, a method of stabilizing motion of a plurality of involved spinal diseased vertebrae with the spinal column fixation device and wedge has been claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: September 28, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas W. McKay