Michelson Patents: Medical Innovations by Dr. Gary K. Michelson

Welcome to Michelson Patents! We are a Michelson Foundation philanthropic organization dedicated to providing free and easy online access to the portfolio of patents for inventions created by Dr. Gary K. Michelson.

Explore the Legacy of a Visionary Medical Mind

Dr. Gary K. Michelson’s career as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon spanned decades. During this time, he invented hundreds of medical devices and surgical techniques.

Collectively, Dr. Michelson’s innovations have made significant contributions to the field of orthopedics:

  • Make spine surgery safer, easier, faster, and more consistent.
  • Increase the longevity and effectiveness of spinal implants.
  • Reduce negative side effects such as pain and recovery time.
  • Improve patient outcomes in long-term health and mobility.

Our goal is for these inventions to continue to inspire medical innovation and find new applications by documenting their corresponding patents here.

Dr. Gary K. Michelson, a retired orthopedic surgeon, has received more than 950 patents, mainly centered on spinal surgical devices and techniques to improve cost efficiencies, safety, and patient outcomes. He is a noted philanthropist active in the areas of medical innovation, intellectual property education, and animal health and welfare.
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Find Information on Hundreds of Medical & Non-Medical Patents

All told, Dr. Gary K. Michelson’s worldwide patents number nearly a thousand, including over three hundred published in the United States. It is these US patents that you will find on Michelson Patents.

Medical Patents

From ergonomic paperclips for people with motor control limitations, to cutting-edge surgical screws and hardware, Dr. Michelson’s inventions show remarkable creative versatility and dedication to improving patients’ lives.

Non-Medical Patents

Drawing on his interdisciplinary mind, Dr. Michelson also applied his knowledge outside his field to create numerous non-medical inventions. Michelson Patents includes these patents as well.

Dr. Gary Michelson: Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy and More

Now retired as a surgeon, Dr. Michelson dedicates his efforts to his philanthropic work. He has partnered with global leaders in education and research, including the University of Southern California, and has participated in the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy due to the size and reach of his charitable endeavors.

Learn More about Michelson Philanthropy

Michelson Patents is part of the family of Michelson Foundation philanthropic organizations created by Dr. Gary K. Michelson to promote life and health for people and their pets, and innovations in education, scientific research, and entrepreneurship to meet the challenges of the economy of tomorrow.

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