Patents by Inventor Gary P. Rupp

Gary P. Rupp 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: 4220155
    Abstract: This invention relates to a surgical tool for use in removing the ovaries from large animals that is characterized by a pair of telescoped tubes, the inner tube of the pair terminating in a pointed end movable from a retracted position recessed inside the outer to an extended position projecting therebeyond. The inner tube is also rotatable within the outer tube so as to bring a pair of oval-shaped openings into registry with one another, so as to receive the ovaries to be removed one at a time. These openings have knife-edged margins effective to excise the ovary inside the tubes upon rotation of the inner tube within the outer. A plunger is also housed within the inner tube effective upon extension from a normally retracted position to push an excised ovary into a storage area behind the point of the inner tube thus clearing the opening therein to receive the second one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Cleon V. Kimberling, Gary P. Rupp