Patents by Inventor M. Abdou

M. Abdou 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: 10689374
    Abstract: Pyrimidine-thiazolidinone derivatives may be used for preventing or treating diseases in humans or animals, and have demonstrated efficacy specifically in treating type-2 diabetes. Methods of synthesizing the pyrimidine-thiazolidinone derivatives, described herein, can provide high yields in a short time and with high purity. The pyrimidine-thiazolidinone derivatives demonstrate improved hypoglycemic activity compared to most anti-diabetic drugs currently available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: United Arab Emirates University
    Inventors: Abdu Adem, Shaikha S. Al Neyadi, Ibrahim M. Abdou, Alaa A. Salem, Naheed Amir
  • Publication number: 20080058810
    Abstract: A bone plating system is provided that permits maintenance of a compression force while also accommodating bony subsidence, among other features. Methods of implantation are also provided that improve alignment and placement during implantation and avoid maneuvers that weaken the vertebral bodies. A modular distraction screw is placed during the initial stages of surgery when all relevant landmarks are still intact. After completion of the surgical bone work, a proximal end of the distraction screw is detached, leaving a protruding distal segment implanted in the centerline of the vertebral bodies above and below the newly fused disc space. A bone plate is guided into proper position relative to the upper and lower vertebra by attaching the bone plate to the protruding distal segments. The distal segments of the distraction screws are tightened onto the plate and the plate is held stationary while bone screws are placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070282448
    Abstract: A mobile device is adapted to at least partially replace the motion characteristics of a natural inter-vertebral disc positioned in a disc space. In an embodiment, a receptacle is coupled to the bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070233251
    Abstract: An orthopedic device is adapted to be implanted between a first bone and a second bone of a skeletal structure. The device includes magnetically charged members that emit magnetic fields that determine the interaction of members of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070198090
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube is used to at least partially manufacture an orthopedic implant of improved strength and durability. The nanotubes are generally free of structural imperfections, possess high stiffness, high strength, low density, small size, excellent electrical properties as well as variable magnetic characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070191958
    Abstract: A bone prosthesis device is comprised of an upper and lower abutment surfaces and an intervening malleable member. The device is sufficiently small so that implantation into an inter-vertebral disc space can be performed from a substantially posterior approach without significant impingement upon the neural elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070185367
    Abstract: A catheter-based radiation delivery system is adapted to treat pain, nervous system injury, and select neoplasms. A source of pain is identified within soft tissues of an individual or an animal. A needle or catheter is then used to deliver radiation to the source of pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070185489
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device is described. The device can safely promote fusion across one or more vertebral fusing levels while simultaneously supporting vertebral motion at other levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070167948
    Abstract: Within a given spinal segment, the stable vertebral level is identified. Within the lower lumbar spine, that level is most commonly at the sacrum. A bone fastener is rigidly affixed to the stable spinal segment and an interconnecting member is rigidly affixed to the bone fastener so as to form a cantilever construct. Vertebral bodies that exhibit aberrant spinal motion and/or mal-alignment relative to the stable segment are then attached to the interconnecting member using non-rigid bone fastener(s). The motion profile of the dynamic fastener can be varied and may be selected to provide the desired vertebral motion characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070106383
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for the placement of a bone fusion implant between vertebral bodies in a human or animal subject. In an exemplary method a pathway is formed in the first sacral vertebrae along a trajectory that has a starting point between the inferior aspect of the facet joint and the first posterior sacral foramen and transverses at least one pedicle, at least a portion of the first sacral vertebra and the disc space immediately superior to the sacrum. A fusion implant is placed into the formed pathway. Additional bone fasteners and inter-connecting rods are added to the fusion implant in order to further strengthen the construct. Embodiments that can be used to fuse an additional level are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070093828
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for the controlled movement of neighboring vertebrae and the delivery of an orthopedic implant between adjacent spinous processes. The methods are especially adapted to be performed using minimally invasive surgery or in a percutaneous manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20070093829
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for the re-construction of the vertebral lamina after partial or complete laminectomy. Pursuant to an exemplary method, a first bone fastener is anchored to a vertebral bone. A second bone fastener is anchored to the same vertebral bone, wherein the first and second fasteners are located on opposite sides of the vertebral midline. A connector member is used to inter-connect the two bone fasteners and produce a prosthetic lamina. Multiple embodiments of the lamina prosthesis are illustrated. These devices reconstruct the spinal canal, mark the position of the nerves at re-operation and provide a stable platform for the placement of additional spinal stabilization implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20060229615
    Abstract: The disclosed screw assemblies include a screw that attaches onto the bone, a housing member that connects and inter-locks the bone screw to the rod, and one or more locking members that permit immobilization of various components of the assembly relative to one another while still permitting some relative movement. The bone screws and bone screw assemblies described herein permit flexible stabilization of the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20060217710
    Abstract: Disclosed are skull fixation assemblies and corresponding components. The assemblies include a multi-axial occipito-cervical connection system that enables elongate interconnectors, such as rods, to be coupled in a manner that permits relative movement in one or more planes. The system includes a locking mechanism that can be actuated to lock the relative positions of the elongate interconnectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20060149278
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to devices and methods for implantation of an orthopedic device between skeletal segments using limited surgical dissection. The implanted devices are used to adjust and maintain the spatial relationship(s) of adjacent bones. Depending on the implant design, the motion between the skeletal segments may be increased, limited, modified, or completely immobilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20060111728
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for implanting an orthopedic device between skeletal segments, such as vertebrae, using limited surgical dissection. The implanted devices are used to adjust and maintain the spatial relationships of adjacent bones. The implanted device can be, for example, an artificial disc, a fusion cage or any other appropriate device for implantation between skeletal segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20060074488
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone fusion cage that contains bone graft and is implanted between bones in a skeletal system. The cage bears structural loads that are transmitted through the bones of the skeletal system and at least partially shields the contained bone graft from the structural loads. The cage is configured to provide a secondary load to the bone graft independent of the structural load to promote fusion of the bone graft to adjacent bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20050288669
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-axial occipito-cervical connection system that enables an occipital rod to be coupled to a cervical rod in a manner that permits multi-axial, relative movement between the two rods about a predetermined location, such as the heads of the rods. The system includes a locking mechanism that can be actuated to lock the relative positions of the rods. The rods can provide an interconnection between one or more attachments on the skull (such as an occipital attachment) and one or more attachments to the spine (such as spine screws).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20050177163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular bone distraction screw and a plate-based bone fixation device. While they may be used in any skeletal region, these devices are well adapted for use in the spine. A plate has adjustable length and can accommodate bone settling. The method of use for each device is described and illustrated herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventor: M. Abdou
  • Publication number: 20020107773
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing an electronic commerce environment for leveraging orders from a plurality of customers. Specifically, the apparatus and method is designed to provide an electronic commerce environment for aggregating orders from a plurality of customers, where the savings associated with the winning bid for such large aggregate order are, in turn, awarded to the customers in accordance with the size of their respective orders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Hamed M Abdou