Patents by Inventor Yves Cotrel

Yves Cotrel 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: 5154719
    Abstract: An implant comprises a part intended for osseous anchoring and a body for fixation on a rod. The body has a channel opening out at a rear part of the body, delimiting two lateral branches and open on each side of the body so as to be able to receive the rod. The implant also comprises a threaded plug adapted so as to be able to be screwed in tappings formed on the inside walls of the two lateral branches in order to lock the rod in translation and in rotation. The implant includes a small plate for connection between the plug and the rod, which small plate is provided with a mechanism for fixing it to the branches of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Societe de Fabrication de Materiel Orthopedique - Sofamor
    Inventor: Yves Cotrel
  • Patent number: 5005562
    Abstract: This implant comprises a portion (1) intended for anchorage to bone and a body (2) for attachment to a rod (3); the body has a channel defining two side branches (4) and open on both sides of the body in order to be able to receive the rod (3); this implant contains a threaded plug (8), contrived so that it can be screwed into a female thread formed in the inner walls of the two branches (4) so that its two diametrically opposed edges bear on the rod (3), and the face of the plug (8) directed towards the rod (3) is equipped with means of gripping and attaching the plug to the latter, which can thus be clamped in translation and rotation. This arrangement considerably decreases the external bulkiness of the implant, and reduces the number of parts necessary, as well as the corresponding instrumentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Societe de Fabrication de Material Orthopedique
    Inventor: Yves Cotrel