Patents by Inventor Pertti Tormaala

Pertti Tormaala 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: 5562704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surgical implant made of a polymer or a polymeric compound which is substantially absorbable in tissue and contains reinforcing structures made of a polymer or a polymeric compound. The implant has a body with a first end formed as a stem and a second end formed as a head. The implant also contains arresting members for arresting the implant in a position in a direction opposite to the direction of installation. The stem protrudes from the outer surface of the body and substantially formed of at least one wing extending in the longitudinal direction of the body. The wing is connected to the body at one edge. The body contains a plurality of cuts adjacent the head which define the arresting members and are formed in a direction substantially parallel to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Biocon Oy
    Inventors: Markku Tamminmaki, Gert Kristensen, Peter Albrecht-Olsen, Pertti Tormaala