Patents by Inventor Michael C. Ferragamo

Michael C. Ferragamo 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).

  • Publication number: 20190038299
    Abstract: A retro guidewire reamer includes a cutting member, and a mechanism for moving the cutting member from a closed position to a deployed position in a single manual motion. Once a desired size of a bone tunnel is established, a surgeon uses the reamer to create a primary bone tunnel over a guidewire from the outside in. The surgeon retracts the guidewire, and activates the mechanism to deploy the cutting member within the bone joint to conform to the size of a tendon graft. The surgeon uses the deployed cutting member to create a counter bore through the bone in a retrograde manner. Once the counter bore is drilled, the surgeon activates the mechanism to close the cutting member, allowing the reamer to be withdrawn through the primary tunnel. The retro guidewire reamer can be used to provide more accurate bone tunnel placement during ligament reconstruction surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, David J. Callaghan, Michael C. Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 10105150
    Abstract: A retro guidewire reamer includes a cutting member, and a mechanism for moving the cutting member from a closed position to a deployed position in a single manual motion. Once a desired size of a bone tunnel is established, a surgeon uses the reamer to create a primary bone tunnel over a guidewire from the outside in. The surgeon retracts the guidewire, and activates the mechanism to deploy the cutting member within the bone joint to conform to the size of a tendon graft. The surgeon uses the deployed cutting member to create a counter bore through the bone in a retrograde manner. Once the counter bore is drilled, the surgeon activates the mechanism to close the cutting member, allowing the reamer to be withdrawn through the primary tunnel. The retro guidewire reamer can be used to provide more accurate bone tunnel placement during ligament reconstruction surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Newphew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, David J. Callaghan, Michael C. Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 10085735
    Abstract: Featured is an implant/anchor deployment device/module, a device kit concept using such an implant/anchor deployment device/module, a system for deploying an implant/anchor into tissue, and a method for treating damaged tissue using such an implant/anchor deployment device/module such as for example, a method for deploying one or more anchors/implants during a meniscal repair procedure. Such a deployment device/module includes a body member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the distal end portion being configured so that an implant/anchor can be deployed therefrom. Also, the proximal end portion is configured so as to be removably attached to a first end portion of the surgical device. In exemplary embodiments, the surgical device includes a suture cutter as known in the endoscopy arts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Ferragamo, William R. Davis
  • Patent number: 9931150
    Abstract: An anchor delivery tool is described. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub, with a knob and a nose cone coupled to the hub. The knob and nose cone may be spring loaded so as to selectively retain a length of suture disposed therebetween. The tool further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Patent number: 9883899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for use during ligament reconstruction surgery. The device includes a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the handle including a first channel for housing of an insert, a second channel, a third channel for housing of the shaft, a first window, a second window, and a groove. A method for use during ligament reconstruction surgery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Ellis, Michael C. Ferragamo, Bryce Bederka, Michael J. Perriello
  • Patent number: 9861355
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first member, deformable to move a pair of opposing projections toward one another. The projections are received in a pair of opposing openings in a second member, so the first member can pivot relative to the second member about an axis defined by the projections. In another aspect, a surgical instrument includes a first pinless joint pivotably coupling a first jaw to a second jaw, a second pinless joint coupling a distal end of an actuating member to the first jaw, and a third pinless joint coupling a handle to a proximal end of the actuating member. The third pinless joint translates movement of the handle into axial movement of the actuating member, and the second pinless joint translates axial movement of the actuating member into pivotable movement of the first jaw relative to the second jaw about the first pinless joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, Michael C. Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9839464
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for use during ligament reconstruction surgery. The device includes a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the handle including a first channel for housing of an insert, a second channel, a third channel for housing of the shaft, a first window, a second window, and a groove. A method for use during ligament reconstruction surgery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Ellis, Michael C. Ferragamo, Bryce Bederka, Michael J. Perriello
  • Publication number: 20170151007
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philipon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Patent number: 9662125
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of creating a bone tunnel during ligament reconstruction surgery. The method includes placing a guide wire through the femur, the guide wire having a first end portion including a pointed tip and a second end portion; placing a drill mechanism over the first end portion of the guide wire, the drill mechanism having a first end portion including a drill bit and a second end portion including an attachment portion; coupling an adaptor assembly to the attachment portion, the adaptor assembly including a shaft; coupling a drill to the shaft and operating the drill to create a tunnel in the femur; coupling a drill bit assembly to the second end portion of the guide wire and locating the assembly against the drill bit of the attachment portion; and operating the drill to create a counter bore within the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, Michael C. Ferragamo, Ben K. Graf, William Davis
  • Patent number: 9572564
    Abstract: An anchor delivery system is described. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Patent number: 9408690
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tissue repair assembly. The assembly includes an interference device and a fixation device coupled to the interference device, wherein the fixation device includes a coupling portion and a capturing portion. Other assemblies and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben K. Graf, Raymond A. Bojarski, Michael C. Ferragamo, Daniel B. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9370357
    Abstract: An anchor assembly for securing soft tissue to bone during an arthroscopic procedure. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member including a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion, and a head coupled to the proximal end portion of the body. The insertion member is configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity. A method of tissue repair and other anchor assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Ferragamo, Bernard J. Bourque, William R. Davis
  • Publication number: 20160120535
    Abstract: Featured is an implant/anchor deployment device/module, a device kit concept using such an implant/anchor deployment device/module, a system for deploying an implant/anchor into tissue, and a method for treating damaged tissue using such an implant/anchor deployment device/module such as for example, a method for deploying one or more anchors/implants during a meniscal repair procedure. Such a deployment device/module includes a body member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the distal end portion being configured so that an implant/anchor can be deployed therefrom. Also, the proximal end portion is configured so as to be removably attached to a first end portion of the surgical device. In exemplary embodiments, the surgical device includes a suture cutter as known in the endoscopy arts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Michael C. Ferragamo, William R. Davis
  • Patent number: 9259286
    Abstract: A graft caliper provides for a first member having a first pick at its distal end and its proximal end attached to a handle. A second member of the graft caliper is disposed above the first member and has a second pick at its distal end that extends beyond the first pick. The proximal end of the second member is attached to an adjuster which causes the second member to move from a first position to a second position in order to change a distance the second pick extends beyond the first pick. The graft caliper provides for an indication of at least one metric for describing the distance the second pick extends beyond the first pick and places an identifier on a surface of bone representing the location of a tunnel to be formed through a femur, tibia or any other anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Brown, Jr., Michael C. Ferragamo, William R. Davis
  • Patent number: 9237895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical aimer including a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a handle coupled to the proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a mechanism for coupling the shaft to the handle and releasing the shaft from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McCarthy, Michael C. Ferragamo, Susan L. Spear
  • Publication number: 20150366558
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first member, deformable to move a pair of opposing projections toward one another. The projections are received in a pair of opposing openings in a second member, so the first member can pivot relative to the second member about an axis defined by the projections. In another aspect, a surgical instrument includes a first pinless joint pivotably coupling a first jaw to a second jaw, a second pinless joint coupling a distal end of an actuating member to the first jaw, and a third pinless joint coupling a handle to a proximal end of the actuating member. The third pinless joint translates movement of the handle into axial movement of the actuating member, and the second pinless joint translates axial movement of the actuating member into pivotable movement of the first jaw relative to the second jaw about the first pinless joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, Michael C. Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9155546
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical aimer including a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a handle coupled to the proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a mechanism for coupling the shaft to the handle and releasing the shaft from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McCarthy, Michael C. Ferragamo, Susan L. Spear
  • Patent number: 9101372
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for use in ligament reconstruction surgery. The device includes a handle, a tube coupled to the handle, and a locking mechanism coupled to the handle. A method for use during ligament reconstruction surgery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B Ellis, Michael C. Ferragamo, Bryce BederkaP
  • Patent number: 8986343
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first member, deformable to move a pair of opposing projections toward one another. The projections are received in a pair of opposing openings in a second member, so the first member can pivot relative to the second member about an axis defined by the projections. In another aspect, a surgical instrument includes a first pinless joint pivotably coupling a first jaw to a second jaw, a second pinless joint coupling a distal end of an actuating member to the first jaw, and a third pinless joint coupling a handle to a proximal end of the actuating member. The third pinless joint translates movement of the handle into axial movement of the actuating member, and the second pinless joint translates axial movement of the actuating member into pivotable movement of the first jaw relative to the second jaw about the first pinless joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, Michael C. Ferragamo
  • Publication number: 20150018831
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of creating a bone tunnel during ligament reconstruction surgery. The method includes placing a guide wire through the femur, the guide wire having a first end portion including a pointed tip and a second end portion; placing a drill mechanism over the first end portion of the guide wire, the drill mechanism having a first end portion including a drill bit and a second end portion including an attachment portion; coupling an adaptor assembly to the attachment portion, the adaptor assembly including a shaft; coupling a drill to the shaft and operating the drill to create a tunnel in the femur; coupling a drill bit assembly to the second end portion of the guide wire and locating the assembly against the drill bit of the attachment portion; and operating the drill to create a counter bore within the tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, Michael C. Ferragamo, Ben K. Graf, William Davis