Patents by Inventor Matej Lipovsek

Matej Lipovsek 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: 4736738
    Abstract: Instrument kit and method for performing posterior lumbar interbody fusion. The surgical procedure is done through the spinal canal rather than outside the spinal canal as has been done previously. The posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure is faster, simpler, less bloody and less expensive than prior art vertebrae fusion procedures. The surgical procedure of this invention is carried out using a novel instrument kit comprising first and second shafts, first and second chisels, a retaining ring with set screw, an extraction hammer, a tamper, and a hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Inventors: Matej Lipovsek, Joze Globevnik