Patents by Inventor Antonello FORGIONE

Antonello FORGIONE 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: 20210361271
    Abstract: A tool actuation connector includes a tool activation interface, a longitudinal lock interface and a rotation lock interface. The tool actuation connector includes a latching spring, an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve. The latching spring includes a plurality of spring hooks, for coupling with the tool activation interface. The inner sleeve is operable to longitudinally move relative to the latching spring. The inner sleeve couples the latching spring to the activation interface when the inner sleeve is located over the latching spring and releases the latching spring from the activation interface when the inner sleeve moves away from the latching spring toward the proximal direction. The outer sleeve is rotationally locked with the inner sleeve and is operable to longitudinally move relative to the inner sleeve. The outer sleeve is further operable to rotationally lock with the tool via the rotation lock interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Nir GEFFEN, Avraham Rami LORE, Eldar COHEN, Alexander MIKLER, Paul PRICE, Antonello FORGIONE, Renzo ZALTIERI
  • Patent number: 11116595
    Abstract: A guiding and support device, particularly for a robot for minimally-invasive surgery through a single parietal incision and/or natural orifice, includes mutually associated rigid bodies, and stiffening elements associated with the guiding and support device and adapted for the transition of the device from an inactive configuration, the rigid bodies can move with respect to each other, to an active configuration, in which the rigid bodies are mutually aligned so as to define a rigid guide, and vice versa. The device further includes elements for combined rotary and translational motion which are adapted, in the active configuration of the guiding and support device, to translate and/or to rotate a robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: VALUEBIOTECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Louis Judah Jauvtis, Nicolò Donella, Renzo Zaltieri, Federica Iovine, Filippo Righetto, Alberto Giovanni Pansini, Antonello Forgione
  • Publication number: 20210219820
    Abstract: A link for an articulation arm includes a vertebra, two outer bearing portions, two inner bearing portions and four control bore holes. The vertebra has a first base and a second base. The two outer bearing portions are formed on the first base and are located on a radial line of the first base. The two inner bearing portions are formed on the second base and are located on a radial line of the second base. The two of the four control bore holes enter the second base and exit a respective one of the outer bearing portions. The other two of the control bore holes enter the first base and exit a respective one of the inner bearing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Nir GEFFEN, Avraham Rami LORE, Eldar COHEN, Alexander MIKLER, Paul PRICE, Antonello FORGIONE, Renzo ZALTIERI
  • Publication number: 20210186635
    Abstract: A guiding and support device, particularly for a robot for minimally-invasive surgery through a single parietal incision and/or natural orifice, includes mutually associated rigid bodies, and stiffening elements associated with the guiding and support device and adapted for the transition of the device from an inactive configuration, the rigid bodies can move with respect to each other, to an active configuration, in which the rigid bodies are mutually aligned so as to define a rigid guide, and vice versa. The device further includes elements for combined rotary and translational motion which are adapted, in the active configuration of the guiding and support device, to translate and/or to rotate a robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Louis Judah JAUVTIS, Nicolò DONELLA, Renzo ZALTIERI, Federica IOVINE, Filippo RIGHETTO, Alberto Giovanni PANSINI, Antonello FORGIONE
  • Patent number: 10675102
    Abstract: A robot configured for mini-invasive surgery through a single parietal incision and/or natural orifice includes at least one articulated support, a stiffening component, and at least one maneuvering element. The articulated support includes a plurality of rigid bodies that are mutually associated. The stiffening component is associated with the articulated support and adapted for the transition of the articulated support from an inactive configuration, in which the rigid bodies can move with respect to each other, to an active configuration, in which the rigid bodies are mutually aligned so as to form a guide, and vice versa. The least one maneuvering element can be associated slidingly with the guide of the articulated body in its active configuration and can engage selectively a plurality of operating instruments accommodated in at least one container body that can be associated with the articulated support in its active configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VALUEBIOTECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Antonello Forgione, Louis Judah Jauvtis, Renzo Zaltieri
  • Patent number: 10583569
    Abstract: An articulated device for robotic systems includes three rigid bodies. The first rigid body is configured to rotate about a first rotation axis with respect to a rigid base body. The second rigid body is configured to rotate about a second rotation axis with respect to the first rigid body. The third rigid body is configured to rotate about a third rotation axis with respect to the second rigid body. The first, second, and third rotation axes coincide in at least one point which defines the center of rotation of the articulated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: VALUEBIOTECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nicolò Donella, Alberto Giovanni Pansini, Federica Iovine, Louis Judah Jauvtis, Renzo Zaltieri, Antonello Forgione, Filippo Righetto
  • Publication number: 20170225340
    Abstract: An articulated device for robotic systems includes three rigid bodies. The first rigid body is configured to rotate about a first rotation axis with respect to a rigid base body. The second rigid body is configured to rotate about a second rotation axis with respect to the first rigid body. The third rigid body is configured to rotate about a third rotation axis with respect to the second rigid body. The first, second, and third rotation axes coincide in at least one point, which defines the center of rotation of the articulated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolò Donella, Alberto Giovanni PANSINI, Federica IOVINE, Louis Judah JAUVTIS, Renzo ZALTIERI, Antonello FORGIONE, Filippo RIGHETTO
  • Publication number: 20160066999
    Abstract: A robot configured for mini-invasive surgery through a single parietal incision and/or natural orifice includes at least one articulated support, a stiffening component, and at least one maneuvering element. The articulated support includes a plurality of rigid bodies that are mutually associated. The stiffening component is associated with the articulated support and adapted for the transition of the articulated support from an inactive configuration, in which the rigid bodies can move with respect to each other, to an active configuration, in which the rigid bodies are mutually aligned so as to form a guide, and vice versa. The least one maneuvering element, can be associated slidingly with the guide of the articulated body in its active configuration and can engage selectively a plurality of operating instruments accommodated in at least one container body that can be associated with the articulated support in its active configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Antonello FORGIONE, Louis Judah JAUVTIS, Renzo ZALTIERI