Patents by Inventor Frank S. Bono

Frank S. Bono 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: 9820864
    Abstract: A disc replacement device including a first body member with a convex articulation surface and a second body member with a concave articulation surface is disclosed. When operably positioned, the convex articulation surface engages the concave articulation surface to provide for movement therebetween. The disc replacement device also includes a first opening in the first body member and a second opening in the second body member, wherein the openings are angled and extends from the front aspects of the body members through the external surfaces. The disc replacement device further includes at least two bone fasteners for insertion into the first and second openings to secure the disc replacement device to a first and second vertebra. An interbody motion device and fusion implant, as well as a surgical method for implantation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. Fessler, John W. Boger, Frank S. Bono
  • Publication number: 20140277513
    Abstract: A disc replacement device including a first body member with a convex articulation surface and a second body member with a concave articulation surface is disclosed. When operably positioned, the convex articulation surface engages the concave articulation surface to provide for movement therebetween. The disc replacement device also includes a first opening in the first body member and a second opening in the second body member, wherein the openings are angled and extends from the front aspects of the body members through the external surfaces. The disc replacement device further includes at least two bone fasteners for insertion into the first and second openings to secure the disc replacement device to a first and second vertebra. An interbody motion device and fusion implant, as well as a surgical method for implantation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. Fessler, John W. Boger, Frank S. Bono
  • Patent number: 8430885
    Abstract: ?n apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that includes a base wafer initially associated with a track assembly of a wafer insertion apparatus. The base wafer is dislodged from the track assembly so that the base wafer is left within the distraction site as the track assembly is removed. A top cap wafer is provided that is situated at the top of the wafer stack, in which the top cap wafer is larger than the remaining wafers to form a gap surrounding the stack to receive biologic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Manzi, Joseph N. Logan, Steven J. Wysocki, Frank S. Bono, Spanky A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 7753912
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is disclosed using a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented so as to expand in the given direction as the wafers are consecutively added to the column. A wafer insertion apparatus includes a wafer cartridge configured to carry a stack of wafers to be inserted into the space, a track assembly including a first track for carrying a wafer toward the space, a second track and means for preventing retrograde movement of a wafer within the first track, an advancer/pusher mechanism slidably disposed within the second track and operable on a wafer within the first track to advance the wafer along the first track, and an advancement gun operably coupled to the advancer/pusher mechanism to propel the mechanism along the second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Spanky A. Raymond, Frank S. Bono, Thomas G. Wilson, Joseph Logan, Steven J. Wysocki
  • Publication number: 20100087826
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that includes a base wafer initially associated with a track assembly of a wafer insertion apparatus. The base wafer is dislodged from the track assembly so that the base wafer is left within the distraction site as the track assembly is removed. A top cap wafer is provided that is situated at the top of the wafer stack, in which the top cap wafer is larger than the remaining wafers to form a gap surrounding the stack to receive biologic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: SPINEWAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. Manzi, Joseph N. Logan, Steven J. Wysocki, Frank S. Bono, Spanky A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 7674278
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that includes a base wafer initially associated with a track assembly of a wafer insertion apparatus. The base wafer is dislodged from the track assembly so that the base wafer is left within the distraction site as the track assembly is removed. A top cap wafer is provided that is situated at the top of the wafer stack, in which the top cap wafer is larger than the remaining wafers to form a gap surrounding the stack to receive biologic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Manzi, Joseph N. Logan, Steven J. Wysocki, Frank S. Bono, Spanky A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 6997929
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that includes a base wafer initially associated with a track assembly of a wafer insertion apparatus. The base wafer is dislodged from the track assembly so that the base wafer is left within the distraction site as the track assembly is removed. A top cap wafer is provided that is situated at the top of the wafer stack, in which the top cap wafer is larger than the remaining wafers to form a gap surrounding the stack to receive biologic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Spine Wave, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Manzi, Joseph N. Logan, Steven J. Wysocki, Frank S. Bono, Spanky A. Raymond
  • Publication number: 20040230198
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that includes a base wafer initially associated with a track assembly of a wafer insertion apparatus. The base wafer is dislodged from the track assembly so that the base wafer is left within the distraction site as the track assembly is removed. A top cap wafer is provided that is situated at the top of the wafer stack, in which the top cap wafer is larger than the remaining wafers to form a gap surrounding the stack to receive biologic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Richard J. Manzi, Joseph N. Logan, Steven J. Wysocki, Frank S. Bono, Spanky A. Raymond
  • Publication number: 20040087949
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for spinal fixation, in particular, for joining a bone anchor with spinal stabilizers such as a spinal rod or spinal plate in a polyaxial fashion. The invention is also directed to polyaxial connectors which incorporate arcuate washers. The polyaxial features of this invention are achieved preferably with snap-in washers which minimize the numbers of parts that a surgeon may have to handle during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Frank S. Bono, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, Chris Fair
  • Patent number: 6610097
    Abstract: A prosthetic device, such as an acetabular cup, includes a shell, a liner and a bearing. The bearing may be coupled to the liner so as to form a bearing-liner subassembly. The shell is provided with a female taper complimentary to a male taper on the liner. The liner-bearing subassembly may be secured to the shell by engaging the complimentary tapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon C. Serbousek, Frank S. Bono, Stacey A. Trick, Duane G. Snyder, James G. Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20020068980
    Abstract: A prosthetic device, such as an acetabular cup, includes a shell, a liner and a bearing. The bearing may be coupled to the liner so as to form a bearing-liner subassembly. The shell is provided with a female taper complimentary to a male taper on the liner. The liner-bearing subassembly may be secured to the shell by engaging the complimentary tapers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Jon C. Serbousek, Frank S. Bono, Stacey A. Trick, Duane G. Snyder, James G. Lancaster
  • Patent number: 6302883
    Abstract: A bone plate apparatus of the present invention includes a plate having a slot extending between the superior and inferior surfaces of the plate, and a rim extending about the slot which includes an interrupted surface, a fastener including a shaft formed for extension into the bone, a collar coupled to the shaft having an interrupted surface which mates with the interrupted surface of the rim of the slot, and a head coupled to the collar for movement in the slot, and a nut forred to cooperate with the head of the fastener to couple the interrupted surfaces of the fastener and the rim together, thereby locking the head in a fixed position within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: DePuy Acromed, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank S. Bono
  • Patent number: 6129730
    Abstract: A bone screw annd assembly are described wherein the bone screw has a dual lead thread that is provided as an offset thread. The bone screw has two leads starting less than 180.degree. apart. Because the leads start less than 180.degree. apart, the leads appear to spiral together along the shaft of the bone screw, creating a large groove and a small groove. The offset dual lead thread of the present invention provides enhanced pullout resistance by overcoming machining limitations to produce a bone screw with increased thread depth while maintaining or decreasing thread pitch. The bone screw may also be provided together with a bone plate to comprise a bone fixation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Depuy Acromed, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank S. Bono, Mark A. Fenton
  • Patent number: 6066142
    Abstract: A variable position bone drilling guide apparatus for aiding a surgeon in preparing a bone site. The guide apparatus includes a template that is formed to include apertures therethrough and drill towers extending form the template in general alignment with the apertures. The first drill tower includes at least one drill passage therethrough and the second drill tower includes two drill passages therethrough. The duel passages in the second tower provide a surgeon with greater than one drill alignment option for a bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon C. Serbousek, Frank S. Bono
  • Patent number: 5954722
    Abstract: A locking plate apparatus for engagement with a bone is provided in accordance with the present invention. Locking plate apparatus includes a plate that has a body portion and an internal wall defining a plate hole through body portion and a bushing with a passageway therethrough. Bushing is sized for polyaxial rotation within plate hole. Locking plate apparatus also includes an attachment component that has a leading portion sized for extension through passageway and into bone and an opposite trailing portion. Trailing portion presses bushing against internal wall of plate to forrn a friction lock between bushing and plate in a selected polyaxial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: DePuy Acromed, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank S. Bono
  • Patent number: 5916269
    Abstract: A bearing component includes an interrupted articular face suitable for mating with a corresponding joint face. The interrupted articular face of the bearing component is defined by a plurality of bearing platforms integral with the face where either recesses extend between the bearing platforms or said platforms protrude from the articular face in order to minimize surface area of articulation for the corresponding joint face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Serbousek, Frank S. Bono
  • Patent number: D720457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank S. Bono, Albert Dacosta, Thomas Chang
  • Patent number: D797937
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PARAGON 28, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Frank S. Bono, Joshua L. Haddix