Patents by Inventor Kenneth M. Kuzmick

Kenneth M. Kuzmick 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: 5082111
    Abstract: A disposable surgical instrument holder for holding a number of surgical instruments, tubes and wires includes a narrow, elongate base member that can be attached adhesively to a patient's body or drape. A plurality of flaps are releasably attached to the base member by way of hinges and hook and loop fasteners. Each flap can be pulled back from the base member and then can be resecured once an instrument has been inserted between the flap and the base member. The holder can be provided with a sheet of abrasive material in order to permit surgical instruments to be cleaned during the course of an operation. The holders can be stored within sterile packages for use whenever convenient to the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Surgical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Corbitt, Jr., Kenneth M. Kuzmick, Stephanie L. O'Hearn, Albert N. Santilli
  • Patent number: 4940066
    Abstract: A tibia retractor includes a receptacle into which one's foot can be placed. The receptacle can be adjusted to attain a tight-fitting relationship between the foot and the receptacle. A strap extends from one side of the receptacle and is connectable to the other side of the receptacle. The strap is long enough to pass over the femur so that, when the strap is secured in place, the tibia will be held in a fixed position relative to the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventors: Albert N. Santilli, Kenneth M. Kuzmick
  • Patent number: 4468217
    Abstract: A surgical suction tip includes an outer housing and an inner removable filter device. The housing includes a suction opening at one end and a filter receiving handle formed as a sleeve at the other end; the inner removable filter device is connected in the filter receiving handle by a quick connect-disconnect means; the housing tapers so as to increase in size from its suction opening to the filter device. A seal is located between the housing and filter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Kuzmick, William E. Anspach, Jr.