Patents by Inventor J. C. Cool

J. C. Cool 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: 5391168
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for correcting the shape of the human spinal column (S) and/or for fixing the human spinal column (S) , comprising at least one rod (2) extending in a longitudinal direction, in particular a rod made of material with a shape-memory, and at least one attachment element (3, 13) comprising two hooks (4, 14), a bridge (5, 17) and rod connecter (6), the bridge (5, 17) forming the connection between the hooks (4, 14), and the rod connecter (6) being adapted for detachably connecting the attachment element (3, 13) with the rod, wherein, according to the invention, the hooks (4, 14) substantially extend in a plane extending perpendicularly to the rod (2), the respective hooks (4, 14) being detachably connected with the bridge (5, 17) through a first end (4a, 15a) and being directed toward each other through second, hook-shaped, free ends (4b, 16a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Acromed B.V.
    Inventors: M. M. Sanders, J. C. Cool, A. G. Veldhuizen, P. Timmerman, G. J. Bazuin, J. J. N. Best