Patents by Inventor Joseph D. Zuckerman

Joseph D. Zuckerman 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: 5910171
    Abstract: A head for a modular humeral (or hip) prosthesis which mates couplingly to a head mounting seat on the end of on elongated humeral stem is described. The head has an enganing syherical shaped outer surface which has a radius measured from a center which lies along an offset line which is inclined at an angle which ranges from between 10 to 30 degrees from the normal longitudinal axis of the elongated stem. The head has a longitudinal axis which is shifted form between 2.5 to 7.5 mm from a normal longitudinal axis. The elongated humeral stem includes a shaft seat which passes through the head mounting seat, which is adapted to receive a shaft extending from head. An adjustable to receive a shaft extending from the head. An adjustable interlocking alignment pin ensures desired orientation between the head and the head mounting seat during mating of the parts and maintains stability of orientation when mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Hospital for Joint Diseases
    Inventors: Frederick J. Kummer, Joseph D. Zuckerman, Herve Jean Toggwiler, Laurent Marie Aubertot