Patents by Inventor Garard A. Sava

Garard A. Sava 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: 5658286
    Abstract: A method for shaping an implantable rigid bone fixation element during surgery involves inserting into at least two bones or bone parts a securing means for the element, with each means engageable with and defining a shape for the element; seating a flexible housing such as tubing having a contour essentially the same as the element into the engaging means; injecting a quick-setting fluid molding material into the housing; curing the molding material for a time under conditions sufficient to harden the material so that the housing forms a temporary master; and removing the temporary master and using it as a template to form the element. The method is especially preferred for the fabrication of spinal support bars, and provides for rapid and precise bar shaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Garard A. Sava