Patents by Inventor Shohei Minami

Shohei Minami 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: 5010879
    Abstract: A device for correcting spinal deformities by attachment to portions of the spine of a patient has an elongated rod with a smooth outer peripheral surface, hook members each of which is formed with a hook-like engagement member on one end and a retaining portion through which the elongated rod is loosely inserted, and wedge-like members each in the form of a cylinder with a slit which is provided with a flange on one end. After the elongated rod is loosely inserted into the retaining portions of said hook members with a predetermined play, the wedge-like members mounted on the elongated rod are forcibly inserted into interstices formed between the loosely fitted rod and hook members, to thereby firmly fix the hook members with the elongated rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Tanaka Medical Instrument Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Hideshige Moriya, Hiroshi Kitahara, Shohei Minami, Keijiro Isobe, Yoshinori Nakata, Chiaki Tanaka