Patents by Inventor Terry K. Lichty

Terry K. Lichty 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: 4456005
    Abstract: An improved external compression bone fixation device for use in the treatment of fractures. The device provides compression on a bone fracture until the fracture has healed. By threading a screw with a threaded shank into the far side of the fracture and then threading a second screw into the other portion of the fractured bone and also onto the shank of the first screw, the fracture is drawn together. When healing has been completed, the screws are removed. The entire procedure can be performed from outside the fractured limb, and a second surgical procedure is not necessary to remove the fixation device after healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Inventor: Terry K. Lichty