Patents by Inventor George P. Ross

George P. Ross 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).

  • Publication number: 20200069345
    Abstract: Minimally invasive methods and devices for introducing a spinal fixation element into a surgical site in a patient's spinal column are provided. In general, the method involves advancing a spinal fixation element in a first, lengthwise orientation along a pathway extending from a minimally invasive percutaneous incision to a spinal anchor site. As the spinal fixation element approaches the spinal anchor site, the fixation element can be manipulated to extend in a second orientation, which is preferably substantially transverse to the first orientation, to position the fixation element in relation to one or more spinal anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Christopher W. Sicvol, George Joseph Ross, Sean P. Selover, Ramon Alberto Ruberte
  • Patent number: 4057232
    Abstract: A dross press is provided for separating molten zinc from the dross scooped from the top or from the bottom of a molten bath of zinc in a zinc pot used in a zinc coating process. The press is mounted above the molten metal pool in the pot in a position so that zinc may be expressed from the dross that has been collected in a hand ladle to be squeezed through the perforations in the ladle to fall into the pool maintained in the zinc pot. Alternatively, the press may be mounted so that the reclaimed metal is expressed through the perforations into other receptacles, including molds suitable for weighing, sampling, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Assignee: National Steel Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Ross, James L. Bedortha