Patents by Inventor Michael Charles Ferragamo

Michael Charles 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: 20190150995
    Abstract: A bolster system having a first bolster device, a second bolster device, and an adjustable tether that includes a one-way pre-tied slideable adjustment knot. The adjustment knot is at a first position prior to insertion of the first bolster device into a passageway in one or more bones. The second bolster device includes a body portion having an outer portion that is sized to be received in the passageway and/or in an aperture of a bone plate. The body portion also includes a channel that is sized to accommodate recessed and/or embedded placement of the pre-tied slideable adjustment knot. The second bolster device can also include an oversized plate portion that abuts against a cortex of a bone or a wall of a bone plate. The second bolster device can also include a threaded member or retention tab that lockingly secures the second bolster device to a bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Paul O'Connor, Michael Charles Ferragamo, William R. Davis, Rajesh Sivakumar
  • Publication number: 20180280066
    Abstract: A bolster system having a first bolster device, a second bolster device, and an adjustable tether that includes a one-way pre-tied slideable adjustment knot. The adjustment knot is at a first position prior to insertion of the first bolster device into a passageway in one or more bones. The second bolster device includes a body portion having an outer portion that is sized to be received in the passageway and/or in an aperture of a bone plate. The body portion also includes a channel that is sized to accommodate recessed and/or embedded placement of the pre-tied slideable adjustment knot. The second bolster device can also include an oversized plate portion that abuts against a cortex of a bone or a wall of a bone plate. The second bolster device can also include a threaded member or retention tab that lockingly secures the second bolster device to a bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Paul O'Connor, Michael Charles Ferragamo, William R. Davis, Rajesh Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 9962212
    Abstract: According to a first configuration, a hand tool is configured to include a shaft, a handle disposed at a proximal end of the shaft, and a tubular tip disposed on a hinge at a distal end of the shaft. The tubular tip pivots about the hinge, providing a way to steer a resource to a specific location in a medical site. In accordance with a second configuration, a hand tool includes a flexible section of tube, a flexible sheathing, and a link. The flexible sheathing encases the flexible section of tube. At least a portion of the link resides between an outer surface of the flexible section of tube and an inner surface of the flexible sheathing. One end of the link is affixed to a distal tip of the flexible section of tube. Pulling on the link causes the flexible section of tube to arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Li Fan, Michael Charles Ferragamo, James Joseph Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20170143474
    Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9636100
    Abstract: An assembly and method for reattaching tissue to bone from which the tissue had detached including a tissue fixation member will with a narrow cross section and a suture securely attached to the fixation member, the fixation member being configured to secure the detached tissue, a suture anchor fixable in bone at the region of reattachment, the anchor having an eyelet, the anchor including a textured outer surface, the suture having a free end passable through the eyelet to enable the detached tissue to be drawn into engagement with the bone at the region of reattachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wyman, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Stephen Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9629707
    Abstract: A tissue graft attachment device includes a platform member including a leading edge and a trailing edge connected to the leading edge by a pair of sides. The platform member defines a pair of slots extending along a longitudinal axis passing between the leading edge and the trailing edge, and an opening between the pair of slots and the leading edge. The device includes a first suture passing through the opening, a second suture passing through one of the slots, and an attachment member passing through the pair of slots to form a loop. A method for attaching a tissue graft includes providing the tissue graft attachment device, forming a bone tunnel, pulling on the first suture to pull the platform member through the bone tunnel, and pulling on the second suture to position the platform member on the bone tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9592114
    Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9579111
    Abstract: A guide apparatus having a body having a central axis defined therethrough and a first channel and a second channel formed therethrough, a handle coupled to the body, the handle having a locking mechanism configured to prevent movement of the body relative to the handle in a first direction along the central axis of the body, and an arm coupled to the handle, the arm configured to engage at least a portion of a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Joseph Bourque, William Richard Davis, Michael Charles Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9561027
    Abstract: A fixation device includes a member defining at least two openings, and a suture tied to the member by passing the suture through the at least two openings in the member to form two suture loops through which ends of the suture pass. The two suture loops are interconnected. A method of securing a tissue graft includes providing the fixation member, attaching the suture to a tissue graft, and adjusting the length of the suture between the fixation member and the tissue graft by pulling the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Perriello, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, Michael Charles Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9545261
    Abstract: A guide for a flexible member includes a stationary member, an articulating member, and an actuating member. The articulating member defines a first lumen. The stationary member, the articulating member, and the actuating member are coupled to one another by one or more arcuate grooves or flanges such that the articulating member pivots relative to the stationary member when the actuating member is moved relative to the stationary member. The stationary member and the actuating member form a second lumen arranged to accommodate the flexible member coextensively in the first lumen and the second lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Joseph Bourque, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Steve Bernard Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20160143725
    Abstract: A tissue graft suspension device includes a platform member defining an opening, a suture having a first portion and a second portion, and a fixation member mating with the opening in the platform member. The first portion and the second portion pass through the opening such that a third portion of the suture forms a loop for attachment to a tissue graft. The fixation member includes a retaining mechanism configured to allow the first portion or the second portion to pass through the opening in a manner that decreases a size of the loop and to prevent the first portion or the second portion of the suture from passing through the opening in a manner that increases a size of the loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Michael James Perriello, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, JR., Michael Charles Ferragamo
  • Publication number: 20160120640
    Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9289284
    Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Publication number: 20160045244
    Abstract: According to a first configuration, a hand tool is configured to include a shaft, a handle disposed at a proximal end of the shaft, and a tubular tip disposed on a hinge at a distal end of the shaft. The tubular tip pivots about the hinge, providing a way to steer a resource to a specific location in a medical site. In accordance with a second configuration, a hand tool includes a flexible section of tube, a flexible sheathing, and a link. The flexible sheathing encases the flexible section of tube. At least a portion of the link resides between an outer surface of the flexible section of tube and an inner surface of the flexible sheathing. One end of the link is affixed to a distal tip of the flexible section of tube. Pulling on the link causes the flexible section of tube to arc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Wei Li Fan, Michael Charles Ferragamo, James Joseph Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160022285
    Abstract: A guide apparatus having a body having a central axis defined therethrough and a first channel and a second channel formed therethrough, a handle coupled to the body, the handle having a locking mechanism configured to prevent movement of the body relative to the handle in a first direction along the central axis of the body, and an arm coupled to the handle, the arm configured to engage at least a portion of a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard Joseph Bourque, William Richard Davis, Michael Charles Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9192368
    Abstract: A tissue graft suspension device includes a platform member defining an opening, a suture having a first portion and a second portion, and a fixation member mating with the opening in the platform member. The first portion and the second portion pass through the opening such that a third portion of the suture forms a loop for attachment to a tissue graft. The fixation member includes a retaining mechanism configured to allow the first portion or the second portion to pass through the opening in a manner that decreases a size of the loop and to prevent the first portion or the second portion of the suture from passing through the opening in a manner that increases a size of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Perriello, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, Jr., Michael Charles Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9149285
    Abstract: A guide apparatus having a body having a central axis defined therethrough and a first channel and a second channel formed therethrough, a handle coupled to the body, the handle having a locking mechanism configured to prevent movement of the body relative to the handle in a first direction along the central axis of the body, and an arm coupled to the handle, the arm configured to engage at least a portion of a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard Joseph Bourque, William Richard Davis, Michael Charles Ferragamo
  • Patent number: 9125707
    Abstract: According to a first configuration, a hand tool is configured to include a shaft, a handle disposed at a proximal end of the shaft, and a tubular tip disposed on a hinge at a distal end of the shaft. The tubular tip pivots about the hinge, providing a way to steer a resource to a specific location in a medical site. In accordance with a second configuration, a hand tool includes a flexible section of tube, a flexible sheathing, and a link. The flexible sheathing encases the flexible section of tube. At least a portion of the link resides between an outer surface of the flexible section of tube and an inner surface of the flexible sheathing. One end of the link is affixed to a distal tip of the flexible section of tube. Pulling on the link causes the flexible section of tube to arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Li Fan, Michael Charles Ferragamo, James Joseph Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150223927
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a needle for attaching a fixator to a soft tissue graft. The needle includes a pointed distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end including a suture coupler, the suture coupler including a hook and a pocket formed by the hook, wherein the needle is curved along an entire length of the needle. A fixator for use with the needle and method of fixating a soft tissue graft to a bone is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman, Alfred Rodique Berune, Michael James Perriello, Gary R. McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20150190147
    Abstract: A surgical drill bit and retrograde reamer bit perform antegrade and retrograde drilling of a stepped diameter surgical tunnel employing a detachable reamer bit of a different diameter than the entry (antegrade) bit. The entry drill bit employs a cannulated shaft having a bore adapted to receive a guidewire and fluted cutting edges on an outer circumference of the shaft to define the surgical tunnel. A transverse receptacle across a diameter of the shaft extends substantially orthogonal to an axis of the bore is adapted to receive a reamer bit having a wider diameter for antegrade drilling the larger of the stepped diameters by withdrawing the reamer bit in the opposed direction from entry. The transverse receptacle is shaped for receiving the reamer bit and is adapted to secure the bit for retrograde cutting by intersecting with the bore for securing the reamer bit via engagement of a guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Ferragamo, Spencer William Shore