Patents by Inventor Pavel I. Krapiva

Pavel I. Krapiva 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: 5645597
    Abstract: A method for replacing a nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc. The method is achieved by removing the nucleus pulposus from the intervertebral disc to create a space defined by an inner wall of a annulus fibrosis. A flexible prosthetic disc is then inserted within the space formerly occupied by the nucleus pulposus and the prosthetic disc is subsequently filled with a gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Pavel I. Krapiva