Patents by Inventor Eric Petreto

Eric Petreto 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: 5938663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spinal instrument for essentially smooth adjustable connecting rods. The spinal instrument has a nut (5) that clamps receiving and locking assembly (8) to a multi-threaded bone anchor member (1). The receiving and locking assembly (8) has a compressible ring (24) disposed within a clamp (9) having a lower branch (10) and an upper branch (11) coupled between a connecting area (12). The connecting rod fits into the compressible ring (24). With the cavity-ring assembly forming a ball joint, the connecting rod may be clamped into the required angular position. Other features are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Stryker France, S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Petreto