Patents by Inventor Angelo John Martellaro

Angelo John Martellaro 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: 20200078005
    Abstract: A loader for a surgical suturing instrument is disclosed. The loader has a head having a protrusion configured to be releasably held by a tissue bite area of a surgical suturing instrument. The loader also has a tube interface. The loader further has one or more ferrule holders. The loader also has one or more ferrules, each corresponding to and held by one of the one or more ferrule holders and coupled to a suture end that leads from a tube releasably held by the tube interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, MD, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Publication number: 20190307442
    Abstract: A device for cardiac surgery is disclosed. The device for cardiac surgery includes an aortic root retractor frame, an introducer, and one or more suture locking apparatuses. The device for cardiac surgery also includes an actuator for releasing the aortic root retractor frame, as well as a deployment mechanism for fully expanding the aortic root retractor frame. Multiple suture locking apparatuses used for releasable locking and unlocking of suture during a cardiac surgery procedure may be included in the device for cardiac surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro, Jeremy A. Schiele
  • Patent number: 10433834
    Abstract: A loader for a surgical suturing instrument is disclosed. The loader has a head having a protrusion configured to be releasably held by a tissue bite area of a surgical suturing instrument. The loader also has a tube interface. The loader further has one or more ferrule holders. The loader also has one or more ferrules, each corresponding to and held by one of the one or more ferrule holders and coupled to a suture end that leads from a tube releasably held by the tube interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LSI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Patent number: 10433869
    Abstract: A percuscopic access device is disclosed. The percuscopic access device has a hollow shaft with a proximal opening and a distal opening. The percuscopic access device also has one or more barrier ridges on the outside of the hollow shaft. The percuscopic access device also has one or more recesses on the inside of the hollow shaft and in communication with the distal opening. A cleaning obturator for use with the percuscopic access device is also disclosed. The cleaning obturator and percuscopic access device may be combined as a surgical apparatus. The cleaning obturator has a guide rod having a proximal end and a distal end. The cleaning obturator also has a plugging tip on the distal end. The cleaning obturator further has one or more swab guides proximal to the plugging tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LSI Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Patent number: 9993265
    Abstract: A percuscopic access device is disclosed. The percuscopic access device has a hollow shaft with a proximal opening and a distal opening. The percuscopic access device also has one or more barrier ridges on the outside of the hollow shaft. The percuscopic access device also has one or more recesses on the inside of the hollow shaft and in communication with the distal opening. A cleaning obturator for use with the percuscopic access device is also disclosed. The cleaning obturator and percuscopic access device may be combined as a surgical apparatus. The cleaning obturator has a guide rod having a proximal end and a distal end. The cleaning obturator also has a plugging tip on the distal end. The cleaning obturator further has one or more swab guides proximal to the plugging tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LSI Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Publication number: 20180110541
    Abstract: A percuscopic access device is disclosed. The percuscopic access device has a hollow shaft with a proximal opening and a distal opening. The percuscopic access device also has one or more barrier ridges on the outside of the hollow shaft. The percuscopic access device also has one or more recesses on the inside of the hollow shaft and in communication with the distal opening. A cleaning obturator for use with the percuscopic access device is also disclosed. The cleaning obturator and percuscopic access device may be combined as a surgical apparatus. The cleaning obturator has a guide rod having a proximal end and a distal end. The cleaning obturator also has a plugging tip on the distal end. The cleaning obturator further has one or more swab guides proximal to the plugging tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Publication number: 20170360432
    Abstract: A loader for a surgical suturing instrument is disclosed. The loader has a head having a protrusion configured to be releasably held by a tissue bite area of a surgical suturing instrument. The loader also has a tube interface. The loader further has one or more ferrule holders. The loader also has one or more ferrules, each corresponding to and held by one of the one or more ferrule holders and coupled to a suture end that leads from a tube releasably held by the tube interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Publication number: 20170150990
    Abstract: A percuscopic access device is disclosed. The percuscopic access device has a hollow shaft with a proximal opening and a distal opening. The percuscopic access device also has one or more barrier ridges on the outside of the hollow shaft. The percuscopic access device also has one or more recesses on the inside of the hollow shaft and in communication with the distal opening. A cleaning obturator for use with the percuscopic access device is also disclosed. The cleaning obturator and percuscopic access device may be combined as a surgical apparatus. The cleaning obturator has a guide rod having a proximal end and a distal end. The cleaning obturator also has a plugging tip on the distal end. The cleaning obturator further has one or more swab guides proximal to the plugging tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Patent number: 9667884
    Abstract: A system for evaluating surgical knot formation is disclosed. The system includes a first surgically relevant object, a pressure sensor, and at least one pair of suture ends passing through the pressure sensor and the first surgically relevant object. The system also includes a controller coupled to the pressure sensor and configured to 1) transform signals from the pressure sensor into a pressure map having pressure magnitudes from a plurality of locations on the pressure sensor corresponding to one or more knots which may be formed in the at least one pair of suture ends; and 2) format the pressure map for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LSI Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo John Martellaro, Jude S. Sauer
  • Publication number: 20170049440
    Abstract: A suturing backstop is disclosed. The suturing backstop has a suturing device receiver configured to receive at least a portion of a tissue bite area of a suturing device. The suturing backstop also has a sewing cuff receptacle. The suturing backstop further has one or more needle guides adjacent the sewing cuff receptacle. The suturing backstop also has one or more alignment stops configured to position said portion of the tissue bite area within the suturing device receiver such that when a needle from the suturing device is extended from a retracted to an engaged position, the needle passes through the sewing cuff receptacle and through a corresponding one of the one or more needle guides. A related method for placing sutures into a sewing cuff of a prosthetic replacement device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Publication number: 20170049435
    Abstract: A surgical snare assembly is disclosed. The surgical snare assembly has a suture fastener having an entrance and an exit. The surgical snare assembly also has first and second suture engaging loops. The surgical snare assembly further has first and second handles configured such that: a) movement of the first handle a first distance away from the suture fastener causes the first suture engaging loop to move through the suture fastener from the exit to the entrance; and b) movement of the second handle a second distance away from the suture fastener causes the second suture engaging loop to move through the suture fastener from the entrance to the exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Angelo John Martellaro
  • Publication number: 20160069761
    Abstract: A system for evaluating surgical knot formation is disclosed. The system includes a first surgically relevant object, a pressure sensor, and at least one pair of suture ends passing through the pressure sensor and the first surgically relevant object. The system also includes a controller coupled to the pressure sensor and configured to 1) transform signals from the pressure sensor into a pressure map having pressure magnitudes from a plurality of locations on the pressure sensor corresponding to one or more knots which may be formed in the at least one pair of suture ends; and 2) format the pressure map for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Angelo John Martellaro, Jude S. Sauer