Patents by Inventor Wayne Vassello

Wayne Vassello 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: 20160256165
    Abstract: A surgical staple remover apparatus is disclosed. The surgical staple remover apparatus includes a handle located at a rear of the apparatus, a housing having an interior volume and a distal opening, and a removable front end located in the distal opening. The front end comprises an upward sloped jaw element comprising a pair of parallel jaws, a movable anvil arm for pressing against a crown of the staple slated for removal, and a movable dual hook arm including a dual hook element. The staple remover further includes a lever mechanically coupled to the anvil arm and the dual hook arm, wherein moving the lever closer to the handle results in the anvil arm and the dual hook arm moving towards the jaw element, thereby deforming the surgical staple and the dual hook arm retracting the deformed surgical staple under the strip element and held in place by same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Sinnreich, Wayne Vassello
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20090254129
    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 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20090254089
    Abstract: A bone stabilization device which permits a user to drill one or more holes at a desired location and trajectory for insertion of a fastener. The stabilization device may comprise a bone plate, a locking plate, an intermedullary rod, and/or an artificial vertebrae. The stabilization device may comprise a portion of penetrable material, such as polyetheretherketone or other inert material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: POGO SCREW, LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20090131990
    Abstract: An improved bone screw comprising an adapter which permits to a stabilization device, such as a locking plate. The adapter may be operable to couple with the head of a bone screw and may comprise a plurality of threads to permit coupling with holes located in a locking plate. The adapter may be configured to orient a bone screw at a desired trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20090131991
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The system includes a flexible wire attached to a tip. The tip may comprise a substantially planar surface and a pointed cutting edge and cutting threads. The system may further comprise a sleeve that is insertable over the flexible wire to provide additional stability and strength. The sleeve may be smooth or may comprise a gripping means to increase the holding strength of the system. The system and method may be used to deliver treatment to a bone to facilitate fixation. The treatment may comprise medications, adhesives, implants, fasteners, suturing materials, and/or other means of fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20090131936
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the fixation of bone fractures is disclosed. The system includes an anchor component comprising a tip having a substantially planar surface and a pointed cutting edge and cutting threads. A flexible wire is attached to the anchor component and the anchor component is inserted into a first object, navigated through the first object, and embedded into a second object. The system may further include a cap that may be threaded over the wire, such that the cap is restricted from backwards movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello
  • Publication number: 20090048606
    Abstract: An improved guide system and method permits a user to insert a fixation device, such as a pin, screw, wire and/or the like, into a bone portion. A guide system may comprise a handle portion and a body portion, wherein the body portion comprises one or more channels configured to facilitate placement and insertion of a fixation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: FXDEVICES LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Tipirneni, Wayne Vassello