Patents Assigned to Orthoip, LLC
  • Publication number: 20150250503
    Abstract: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a sleeve and a cap. The sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire and also operable to be used to fixate a fracture individually by using a canal prepared by the anchor and wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: KISHORE TIPIRNENI, WAYNE VASSELLO
  • Publication number: 20150223843
    Abstract: An improved bone screw is disclosed which includes a shaft with distal portion having a threaded surface thereon, a sleeve having an opening which receives the shaft such that the shaft is able to move within the sleeve without moving the sleeve. A compressive device may be incorporated between the sleeve and the proximal portion of the shaft such that the compressive device forces the shaft and sleeve towards at least a portion each other, thereby maintaining the compressive load at the union of the fracture. As additional compression is exerted on the load from weight bearing, the force may be reduced, but the head of the sleeve is still substantially maintained against the lateral cortex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: OrthoIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Patent number: 9060809
    Abstract: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a sleeve and a cap. The sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire and also operable to be used to fixate a fracture individually by using a canal prepared by the anchor and wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Patent number: 9028534
    Abstract: An improved bone screw is disclosed which includes a shaft with distal portion having a threaded surface thereon, a sleeve having an opening which receives the shaft such that the shaft is able to move within the sleeve without moving the sleeve. A compressive device may be incorporated between the sleeve and the proximal portion of the shaft such that the compressive device forces the shaft and sleeve towards at least a portion each other, thereby maintaining the compressive load at the union of the fracture. As additional compression is exerted on the load from weight bearing, the force may be reduced, but the head of the sleeve is still substantially maintained against the lateral cortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Orthoip, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20140343552
    Abstract: An improved bone screw is disclosed which includes a shaft with distal portion having a threaded surface thereon, a sleeve having an opening which receives the shaft such that the shaft is able to move within the sleeve without moving the sleeve. A compressive device may be incorporated between the sleeve and the proximal portion of the shaft such that the compressive device forces the shaft and sleeve towards at least a portion each other, thereby maintaining the compressive load at the union of the fracture. As additional compression is exerted on the load from weight bearing, the force may be reduced, but the head of the sleeve is still substantially maintained against the lateral cortex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: OrthoIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Patent number: 8828067
    Abstract: An improved bone screw is disclosed which includes a shaft with distal portion having a threaded surface thereon, a sleeve having an opening which receives the shaft such that the shaft is able to move within the sleeve without moving the sleeve. A compressive device may be incorporated between the sleeve and the proximal portion of the shaft such that the compressive device forces the shaft and sleeve towards at least a portion each other, thereby maintaining the compressive load at the union of the fracture. As additional compression is exerted on the load from weight bearing, the force may be reduced, but the head of the sleeve is still substantially maintained against the lateral cortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Orthoip, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Patent number: 8702768
    Abstract: An improved bone screw is disclosed which includes a shaft with distal portion having a threaded surface thereon, a sleeve having an opening which receives the shaft such that the shaft is able to move within the sleeve without moving the sleeve. A compressive device may be incorporated between the sleeve and the proximal portion of the shaft such that the compressive device forces the shaft and sleeve towards each other, thereby maintaining the compressive load at the union of the fracture. As additional compression is exerted on the load from weight bearing, the force may be reduced, but the head of the sleeve is still substantially maintained against the lateral cortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Orthoip, LLC
    Inventor: Kishore Tipirneni
  • Patent number: 8679167
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The head component includes a tip, cutting threads and mating threads which are inserted into the far cortex of the bone. A wire extends from the head component and exits from the near cortex. A cap device includes a tension spring, wherein the tension spring is configured to assert friction against the wire when the cap is translated in one direction, but minimal friction against the wire when the cap is translated in the opposite direction. The cap is threaded over the wire such that the cap is restricted from backwards movement. Tension is then applied to the wire while the cap is tightened against or within the bone surface to apply an appropriate amount of pressure between the surfaces of the fracture. The excess wire beyond the cap can then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Orthoip, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Patent number: 8109936
    Abstract: The invention facilitates the fixation of bone fractures. In particular, the invention relates to a cap that has an inside surface comprising an interface component that is operable to engage a flexible wire. The flexible wire is connected to a head component that engages a first bone fragment. The outside surface of the cap may include cutting threads to facilitate attachment to a second bone fragment. A tensioner may be used to exert tension on the wire, the cap and the head component, thereby drawing the first bone fragment to the second bone fragment. In various embodiments, the cap is a planar disk that has a central hole that restricts backward translation and expands when the cap is translating down a wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Orthoip, LLC
    Inventor: Kishore Tipirneni
  • Publication number: 20110295252
    Abstract: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a sleeve and a cap. The sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire and also operable to be used to fixate a fracture individually by using a canal prepared by the anchor and wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Patent number: 7901412
    Abstract: The invention facilitates the fixation of bone fractures. In a particular embodiment, a method for fixing bone fractures comprises the steps of: inserting a head component coupled to a wire through a first bone portion and anchoring the head component in a second bone portion, inserting a cap over the wire toward the head component until the cap contacts the second bone portion, and applying pressure to the wire using a tensioner to reduce the distance between the first bone portion and the second bone portion. The excess wire beyond the cap can then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Orthoip, LLC
    Inventor: Kishore Tipirneni
  • Publication number: 20110034925
    Abstract: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a sleeve and a cap. The sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire and also operable to be used to fixate a fracture individually by using a canal prepared by the anchor and wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20100312292
    Abstract: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a threaded sleeve, a tubular sleeve and a cap. The threaded sleeve, tubular sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire. The threaded sleeve and tubular sleeve may be integrally formed. The cap may be operable to restrict further movement of the cap relative to the wire, threaded sleeve and/or tubular sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20100312245
    Abstract: An bone screw with comprising a sleeve, a shaft reciprocally received within the sleeve, and a compressive device is disclosed. The bone screw may be extended, placing a fracture in tension, after insertion into a bone and then retained in place by a setscrew that is retained by an intramedullary rod. The shaft of the bone screw may have a blade thread that allows the bone screw to be installed into a bone by tapping the bone screw with a hammer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20100268285
    Abstract: A bone screw comprising a sleeve and a shaft reciprocally received within the sleeve. The bone screw may be partially or fully extended prior to insertion into a bone by inserting a driver into a longitudinal opening in the sleeve to push the shaft out of the sleeve. The bone screw may be used in connection with a locking plate or other stabilization device. The sleeve of the bone screw may have a smooth distal end. The distal end may have a wider diameter than the main body of the sleeve so as to sit within a counter bore in the locking plate. A threaded set screw may be used to secure the bone screw within the locking plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20090306718
    Abstract: A lagwire system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The lagwire system includes an anchor component, a wire, a threaded sleeve, a tubular sleeve and a cap. The threaded sleeve, tubular sleeve and cap are operable to slide along the length of the wire. The threaded sleeve and tubular sleeve may be integrally formed. The wire may comprise a filament to allow at least some movement of the bone fractures. The cap may comprise a tapered interior operable to restrict further movement of the cap relative to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: ORTHOIP, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello