Patents by Inventor Edward J. McCusker

Edward J. McCusker 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: 4942875
    Abstract: A surgical repair device having a length to width ratio of greater than one is disclosed. The device has an absorbable component consisting essentially of a first plurality of fibers. Each fiber of the first plurality of fibers is prepared from poly(butylene terephthalate) or a polymer having a glycolic or lactic acid ester linkage. The deivce also has a nonabsorbable component consisting of a second plurality of fibers. Each fiber of the second plurality of fibers is prepared from a polyether-ester block copolymer. The device comprises about ten percent of the first plurality of fibers and about ninety percent of the second plurality of fibers. The majority of the first and of the second plurality of fibers is essentially in the lengthwise direction of the device. The device can be knitted or woven. In one embodiment, the device is a connective tissue repair device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Hlavacek, Barry L. Dumican, Edward J. McCusker
  • Patent number: 4792336
    Abstract: A surgical repair device having a length to width ratio of greater than one is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of fibers. The majority of the fibers are in a direction essentially parallel to the device length.The device has an absorbable component comprising a glycolic or lactic acid ester linkage. The remainder of the device, if any, has a non-absorbable component. The device can be used as a flat braid in the repair of a ligament or tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Hlavacek, Barry L. Dumican, Edward J. McCusker
  • Patent number: 3954635
    Abstract: A fiber finish for absorbable glycolic acid polymer fiber which consists of a mixture of a specific class of pharmaceutical grade light mineral oils and sorbitan monolaurate in xylene, and a method of finishing such fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Percival W. Cummings, Jr., John H. Goodman, III, Arthur Glick, James B. McPherson, Jr., Edward J. McCusker