Patents by Inventor Alain Veneroni

Alain Veneroni 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: 20200306416
    Abstract: A tube connection part adapted to accommodate a flexible tube made from a material comprising polyvinyl chloride, wherein said tube connection part comprises a sleeve adapted to form an overlapping region between said tube connection part and said tube, wherein an adhesion promoting agent is deposited on at least a subsection of a surface of said sleeve, characterized in that the adhesion promoting agent comprises a styrene-butadiene block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Martin Lauer, Reinhold Reiter, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 10441711
    Abstract: A device and a method facilitate connecting a vial to a container or to a fluid, line, and transferring the contents of the vial to the container or to the fluid line. The device has a connecting device, a first holder for accommodating the connecting device, a second holder for accommodating the vial, and an actuating means. The connecting device includes an annular housing, an inside part having at least one puncture device, and a tube connection. The annular housing is configured to be rotatable about the inside part so as to function as a valve, so that by rotation of the annular housing, flow paths of the connecting device can be opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Martin Kaiser, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 9839737
    Abstract: A tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a hemodialysis machine includes an out-tube for supplying the blood from the patient to a filter of the machine, an in-tube for supplying the blood from the filter back to the patient, a drip chamber placed along one of the tubes, adapted to let the blood drip through an air buffer, and a vial gate for the connection of vials containing drugs to be delivered into the blood. The vial gate includes a delivery lumen, suitable for delivering the drug from the vial to the drip chamber, and a vent lumen, suitable for providing air inside the vial in order to replace the delivered drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Johannes Bartholomaeus, Gerhard Wiesen
  • Publication number: 20170304531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for connecting a vial [1] to a container or to a fluid line and transferring the contents of a vial [1] to a container or to a fluid line, wherein the device has a first holder [4] which is suitable for accommodating a connecting device [8], a second holder [5] which is suitable for accommodating a vial [1], an actuating means [7] and a connecting device [8] which consists of an annular housing [13], an inside part [12] having at least one puncture device [14] and a tube connection [16], wherein the annular housing [13] of the connecting device [8] can be constructed to be rotatable about the inside part [12] in the function of a valve, so that by rotation of the housing [13] the flow paths of the connecting device [8] can be opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Martin KAISER, Massimo FINI, Alain VENERONI
  • Patent number: 9797528
    Abstract: An assembly of a dual lumen tubing and a dual bore connector has a first flow conduit along a first lumen and a first bore, and has a second flow conduit from a second bore, via a circumferential groove and along a second lumen. The assembly can be used in connection with an extracorporeal circuit of a haemodialysis machine or an infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 9744296
    Abstract: For the administering of medicaments, an adapter is provided for connection to a haemodialysis tube set, which makes possible the direct connection of a standard injection vial to the extracorporeal circuit, avoiding the introduction of air into the circuit. The adapter has two conduit pathways. The conduit pathway for the application of medicament contains a gas-blocking element. The second conduit pathway serves for the aeration of the injection vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Stefan Weiss, Andreas Terpin, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 9623175
    Abstract: A tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a medical liquid delivery device includes a delivery tube configured to supply a medical liquid or blood to a patient, and a vial gate for the connection of vials containing drugs to be delivered into the medical liquid or blood. The vial gate includes a delivery lumen configured to deliver the drug from the vial to the delivery tube, and a vent lumen configured to deliver a replacement fluid from a location inside the tubing set to the inside of the vial in order to replace the delivered drug. The vial gate also includes at least one one-way valve placed along the vent lumen or the delivery lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 9539387
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insert and a vial for the infusion of a liquid. The vial comprises a hollow body, a grasp portion and a head. The head comprises a delivery opening defining an axis X; a septum for closing the opening; and at least one circumferential push surface next to the head and firmly connected to the grasp portion. The insert is suitable to deliver the liquid and to receive the vial along axis X. The insert comprises a main body with lower ducts, an inner part and a piercing spike. The inner part defines a seat for the vial head, and comprises one slit for engaging the circumferential push surface. The spike is suitable to pierce the vial septum and defines upper ducts. The inner part is able to rotate inside the main body between a fluidly open configuration and a fluidly closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHALND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Wolfgang Wehmeyer, Wolfgang Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9498615
    Abstract: An insert for an infusion of drugs is configured for connection to a vial and preferably to a circuit or an infusion line. The insert includes a main body, a resilient element, and a piercing spike. The piercing spike has an axis X and defines a first channel and a second channel, and is movable relative to the main body along the axis X between a first closed position A and a second open position B. The resilient element presses against the piercing spike so as to keep the piercing spike in the first closed position A when no external forces are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 9072835
    Abstract: A device for collecting dialysate samples has an inlet for receiving a flow of dialysate, a plurality of outlets for providing a flow of saturated dialysate, and means for sequential selection of one of the outlets. The sequential selection means are actuated only by the flow of dialysate received from the inlet. A system for peritoneal dialysis includes the device for collecting dialysate samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: PRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Mihai Diga, Daniel Daetwyler, Dominik Uehlinger
  • Publication number: 20140311578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the invention relates to an assembly of a dual lumen tubing as described above and a dual bore connector as described above having a first flow conduit along the first lumen and the first bore, and having a second flow conduit from the second bore, via a circumferential groove and along the second lumen. Such an assembly may be used in connection with an extracorporeal circuit of a haemodialysis machine or an infusion set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20130255834
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insert and a vial for the infusion of a liquid. The vial comprises a hollow body, a grasp portion and a head. The head comprises a delivery opening defining an axis X; a septum for closing the opening; and at least one circumferential push surface next to the head and firmly connected to the grasp portion. The insert is suitable to deliver the liquid and to receive the vial along axis X. The insert comprises a main body with lower ducts, an inner part and a piercing spike. The inner part defines a seat for the vial head, and comprises one slit for engaging the circumferential push surface. The spike is suitable to pierce the vial septum and defines upper ducts. The inner part is able to rotate inside the main body between a fluidly open configuration and a fluidly closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Wolfgang Wehmeyer, Wolfgang Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20130060226
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a medical liquid delivery device. The tubing set comprises: a delivery tube suitable for supplying a medical liquid or blood to a patient; and a vial gate for the connection of vials containing drugs to be delivered into the medical liquid or blood. The vial gate comprises a delivery lumen, suitable for delivering the drug from the vial to the delivery tube; and a vent lumen, suitable for providing a replacement fluid from a location inside the tubing set to the inside of the vial in order to replace the delivered drug. The vial gate according to the invention further comprises at least one one-way valve placed along said vent lumen or said delivery lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni
  • Publication number: 20120302967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insert for the infusion of drugs. The insert is suitable for connection to a vial and preferably to a circuit or an infusion line. Moreover the insert comprises a main body, a resilient element and a piercing spike. The piercing spike has an axis X and defines a first channel and a second channel and is movable relative to the main body along the axis X between a first closed position A and a second open position B. Moreover the resilient element presses against the piercing spike so as to keep it in the first closed position A when no external forces are applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20120271274
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a tubing set (12) suitable for use in co-operation with a hemodialysis machine (10). The tubing set comprises: an out-tube (14) for supplying the blood from the patient to a filter (16) of the machine; an in-tube (18) for supplying the blood from the filter back to the patient; a drip chamber (20) placed along one of said tubes, adapted to let the blood drip through an air buffer (22); and a vial gate (24) for the connection of vials (26) containing drugs to be delivered into the blood. The vial gate (24) according to the invention comprises a delivery lumen (28), suitable for delivering the drug (30) from the vial to the drip chamber, and a vent lumen (32), suitable for providing air (34) inside the vial in order to replace the delivered drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Johannes Bartholomaeus, Gerhard Wiesen
  • Publication number: 20120253268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (20) for collecting dialysate samples (42). The device (20) comprises an inlet (22) for receiving a flow of dialysate, a plurality of outlets (24) for providing a flow of saturated dialysate and means (26) for sequential selection of one of the outlets (24). The sequential selection means (26) are activated only by the flow of dialysate received from the inlet (22). The present invention further relates to a system for peritoneal dialysis comprising such device (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: ALAIN VENERONI, MIHAI DIGA, DANIEL DAETWYLER, DOMINIK UEHLINGER
  • Publication number: 20120226236
    Abstract: For the administering of medicaments, an adapter is provided for connection to a haemodialysis tube set, which makes possible the direct connection of a standard injection vial to the extracorporeal circuit, avoiding the introduction of air into the circuit. The adapter has two conduit pathways. The conduit pathway for the application of medicament contains a gas-blocking element. The second conduit pathway serves for the aeration of the injection vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Stefan Weiss, Andreas Terpin, Alain Veneroni
  • Publication number: 20120078168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (20) for collecting dialysate samples (42). The device (20) comprises an inlet (22) for receiving a flow of dialysate, a plurality of outlets (24) for providing a flow of saturated dialysate and means (26) for sequential selection of one of the outlets (24). The sequential selection means (26) are activated only by the flow of dialysate received from the inlet (22). The present invention further relates to a system for peritoneal dialysis comprising such device (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Mihai Diga
  • Patent number: 8038643
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for loading a patient connector for peritoneal dialysis with a closure plug. To permit an arbitrary number of disconnection/connection procedures with patient connectors that insert a sterile closure plug into the patient's abdominal connector during disconnection, a device for loading a patient connector for peritoneal dialysis with a closure plug is suggested, said device consisting of a housing containing a closure plug and of means for transferring the closure plug out of the device and into a patient connector. This permits loading, under sterile conditions, of a patient connector whose closure plug has already been used with a new closure plug. By loading a new closure plug, the push-button with which the closure plug is inserted is returned to its starting position, so that the patient connector is again available for a connection/disconnection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Biesel, Reinhold Reiter, Alain Veneroni
  • Publication number: 20080275382
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for loading a patient connector for peritoneal dialysis with a closure plug. To permit an arbitrary number of disconnection/connection procedures with patient connectors that insert a sterile closure plug into the patient's abdominal connector during disconnection, a device for loading a patient connector for peritoneal dialysis with a closure plug is suggested, said device consisting of a housing containing a closure plug and of means for transferring the closure plug out of the device and into a patient connector. A device of this kind permits loading, under sterile conditions, of a patient connector whose closure plug has already been used with a new closure plug. By loading a new closure plug of the kind known from DE 198 14 047 C1, the push-button with which the closure plug is inserted is returned to its starting position, so that the patient connector is again available for a connection/disconnection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Wolfgang Biesel, Reinhold Reiter, Alain Veneroni