Fernand Navas: Intervertebral stabilization device incorporating dampers. Societe PSI, Dowell & Dowell, July 30, 1996: US05540688 (610 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral stabilization device is disclosed, made in the form of a damper adapted to resist elastically, on the one hand, an elongation and, on the other hand, an axial compression without buckling, as well as of at least two implants anchored on two adjacent vertebrae.

Fernand Navas: Application of an improved damper to an intervertebral stabilization device. Societe PSI, Dowell & Dowell, December 27, 1994: US05375823 (491 worldwide citation)

An improved damper, of the type comprising elements for progressively resisting, in exponential manner, the advance of a piston under the effect of a force of axial compression, which functions as a stop opposing any displacement of the piston beyond a predetermined value, in an intervertebral stabi ...

Yves Alain Ratron: Elastic disc prosthesis. Tornier, Dowell & Dowell, October 14, 1997: US05676702 (463 worldwide citation)

An elastic intervertebral disc prosthesis comprising two opposite plates joined together by partitions capable of deforming elastically as a function of the load applied on the prosthesis.

C Paul Champion III, Robert W Libero, Walter J Palmer: Telephone accessible information system. Dowell & Dowell, March 14, 1989: US04812843 (453 worldwide citation)

A traffic information system which is directly accessed by individual subscribers by telephone, mobile telephone or computer wherein the subscriber will have the option of receiving reports of updated information by way of telephone, mobile telephone, personal computer or personalized pager. The sys ...

Patrick Mullins, Charles Benedict, Jay S Tiedeberg: Automated ambient condition responsive daytime running light system. Autosmart Light Switches, Dowell & Dowell, March 25, 1997: US05614788 (430 worldwide citation)

An automated daytime running light system for surface transport vehicles having headlights and taillights which includes a daytime running light control circuit which activates the highbeam filament of the headlights at a reduced power level whenever the vehicle ignition is ON and the starter motor ...

Fernand Navas: Extra-discal inter-vertebral prosthesis for controlling the variations of the inter-vertebral distance by means of a double damper. PSI, Dowell & Dowell, January 2, 1996: US05480401 (350 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis with double damper performing the function of intervertebral stabilizer which comprises at least two identical elements assembled together and comprising elastic bodies for regulating the bending-stretching movement between two vertebrae so as to approach as closely as possible the phys ...

Henry Graf: Extra-discal intervertebral prosthesis. Dowell & Dowell, October 8, 1996: US05562737 (329 worldwide citation)

An extra-discal intervertebral prosthesis comprising at least a partially closed, elongated body including a compression chamber having an elastic block at one end. The block has a free face abutted by a ball joint associated with a first of two fixation means engagable in spaced vertebrae of a pati ...

Thierry Judet: Spine fixator for holding a vertebral column. Tornier, Dowell & Dowell, July 4, 1995: US05429639 (268 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixator comprising two substantially parallel assemblies each which includes a slideway having an open slot therein, a plurality of rings which define a slideway opening having a profile corresponding to that of the slideway, each ring having a bore aligned with a hole in the bottom of the ...

Henry Graf: Device for mechanically connecting and assisting vertebrae with respect to one another. Dowell & Dowell P C, October 5, 1999: US05961516 (257 worldwide citation)

A device for mechanically connecting and assisting vertebrae with respect to one another which includes at least one securing device cooperating with a ball joint adapted to be connect to a vertebra and a compressible body maintained along an axis of the securing device. The securing device includes ...

Alain Tornier, Francois Bonnomet: Suture anchor with reversible expansion. Tornier, Dowell & Dowell P C, December 11, 2001: US06328758 (247 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for fixing soft tissues against a bone, including a hollow body having expanding elements limited in their plastic deformation, when an external traction force (T) is applied for fixing the suture anchor in the bone by stop means and wherein the expanding elements are reversibly defo ...