Patents by Inventor Mitchell S. Westcott

Mitchell S. Westcott 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: 6120525
    Abstract: The present invention provides a skin tensioning device. The skin tensioning device includes an anchor member having a body portion and a pair of first suture guide slots. The anchor member is positioned at one side of a wound. A winding assembly is coupled by sutures to the anchor member. The winding assembly comprises a winder body having a first end and an opposing second end. Similar to the anchor member, the winder body includes a pair of second suture guide slots. The winder body is positioned at an opposite side of the wound. The suture is looped through the first and second suture guide slots of the anchor member and winder body, respectively, so that the suture also extends through the skin beneath each member and across the wound. The first end of the winder body includes a retaining groove which is formed in sidewalls and a bottom surface thereof. The second end of the winder body includes a beveled shoulder formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Mitchell S. Westcott