Patents by Inventor Jacques Samani

Jacques Samani 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: 5645599
    Abstract: This implant comprises a substantially U-shaped body having an elastic flexibility in the area of its central portion, and two pairs of brackets projecting from the outer face of the two branches of the body, these brackets defining stirrups for receiving the spinous processes of the vertebrae and comprising means permitting them to be fixed to the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Fixano
    Inventor: Jacques Samani
  • Patent number: 5368594
    Abstract: A vertebral osteosynthesis device employs outside faces of lateral walls of each hooking element which are inclined toward each other such that they converge from the side opposite hooking elements designed to be attached to the bone, while a gripping element in the shape of a clamp has side arms with inside faces inclined at slopes that match those of outside faces of lateral walls. At least two gripping means are disposed beyond the lateral walls and are provided to move the gripping element such that the inside faces of its lateral arms abut the lateral walls, bringing them toward each other and sliding on them upon gripping, to bring the lateral walls closer together to lock each hooking element onto a support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Fixano S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Martin, Jean-Philippe Lescuyer, Rene Cartoux, Jean-Jacques Lalain, Frederic Michel, Jacques Samani