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Adjustable Connector For External Fixation Rods - Patent By aniruddha nazre

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The adjustable connector for external fixation rods invention provides for the angular and lateral adjustment of a pair of fixator rods in an infinite number of planes.This invention is patented by Ajit Nazre. The angular adjustment member may be rotated about a center axis of the connector such that the connected fixator rods may be angled relative to one another in any plane called for. Similarly, the lateral adjustment may be rotated about the center axis of the connector such that the two fixator rods may be shifted laterally relative to one another in any direction. 

The adjustable connector provides for the adjustment of the fixator rods after the rods have been connected to the bone pins. Therefore, after a surgeon has reduced and stabilized the fracture, minor adjustments can be carried out to fully align the bone fragments without disconnecting the fixator rods or the bone pins. After all adjustments have been made, a series of locking bolts or pins can be engaged to hold the …

Experience of Aniruddha Ajit Nazre

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Aniruddha Nazre Experience - 
Present: CSO & EVP Digital Media Services, Reliance Industries Ltd., Palo Alto & Mumbai.2003 - 2011 Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) Menlo Park, CA.2002 - 2003 SAP AG - Senior Vice President.1998 – 1999 SAP, AG – Technical Assistant to the Cofounder, CEO and Chairman, Hasso Plattner.1995 –1996 SYNTHES, AG (Mathys) Berne, Switzerland, Group Manager, Business Development. 1991 – 1995 ZIMMER, Inc. (A BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO.) Warsaw, IN.1994 – 1995 Senior Research Engineer, Advanced Technology.1999 - 2002 SAPMARKETS,Inc -Managing Director,Americas Palo Alto,CA (SAPMarkets,Inc.was the e-Commerce software company and was acquired by SAP AG in 2001)






Aniruddha Ajit Nazre Patents

1. Suture Anchor
United States EP0686373
Issued December1995
2. Bioabsorbable suture anchor: Orthopaedic Implant with bearing surface
United States EP0761242
Issue d August 19, 1996
3. Adjustable connector for external fixation rods
United States US5405347
Issue d April 1995
4.Surgical parallel drill guide
United States D354810
IssuedJanuary 1995
5.Adjustable connector for external fixation
United States EP0611007
Issued August 1994
6.Adjustable connector for external fixation
United States EP0717968
Issued June 1996

Suture Anchor - Patent By Aniruddha Nazre

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A suture anchor comprises a shaft having a proximal and a distal end. A screw thread extends from the shaft and spirals from the proximal to the distal end. A cross-hole is formed through the shaft and the screw thread near the proximal end. The cross-hole receives a suture which provides a double end of suture to facilitate attachment of soft tissue. In a preferred embodiment, the shaft is tapered from a larger diameter proximally to a smaller diameter distally while the major diameter of the screw thread remains constant over most of its length. 

The suture anchor contains a driven portion which preferably contains a groove to conduct the suture from the cross-hole to the free end of the driven portion. A driver for the suture anchor having an engagement portion for engaging the driven portion likewise contains a groove so that when the engagement portion engages the driven portion the two grooves align to form an enclosed passageway for conducting the suture as the suture traverses …