Patents by Inventor Antonio Longo

Antonio Longo 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: 20160074033
    Abstract: An anvil assembly is described. The anvil assembly includes including an axis with a proximal and a distal portion, an anvil associated to the distal portion of the axis formed by a central portion and at least a remote rotating portion and a system for reducing the encumbrance of the assembly of the anvil and relative restoring of such encumbrance. This is possible thanks to a half-automatic system specifically activated by the user of the surgical instrument and/or by an automatic system integrated in the system for opening and closing the surgical instrument without the need of activating any specific mechanism. The reduction and the restoring of the anvil size is an advantage during the insertion and the removal of the anvil into and from the organ of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: Antonio LONGO
  • Patent number: 9173546
    Abstract: A diagnostic device (10) for pathologies of tubular anatomical structures comprises a tubular elongated structure (12, 28) developing between a proximal end and a distal end and is adapted to be inserted in the tubular anatomical structure, means (22) for locally dilating the walls of the tubular anatomical structure being associated with the distal end of said elongated structure, said means for locally dilating being movable between a closed position for introducing the device and at least one open position for viewing and evaluating the pathology, and control means being associated with the proximal end of the elongated structure, said control means being operatively connected to said means for locally dilating, in order to move them between the closed position and the open position, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jesse J. Kuhns, Michele D'Arcangelo, Federico Bilotti, Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: 8646673
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument (1) comprises a body portion (2, 3), a handle (4) and a staple fastening assembly (8). The staple fastening assembly (8) includes a curved cartridge (10), which comprises at least one curved open row of staples, and a curved anvil (22), which is adapted to cooperate with the cartridge (10) for forming the ends of the staples exiting from the cartridge (10). The staple fastening assembly (8) is adapted to allow unobstructed access towards the concave inner faces of the cartridge (10) and the anvil (22). The cartridge (10) can be moved towards the anvil (22) from a spaced position for positioning tissue therebetween to a closed position for clamping the tissue. Preferably, a knife is contained within the cartridge (10) and is positioned such that there is at least one row of staples on at least one side of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Federico Bilotti, Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: 8425509
    Abstract: A surgical instrument (1) for performing controlled myotomies, particularly for performing internal anal sphincterotomies, comprises a proximal handle portion (2), an elongate insertion shaft (3) connected with the handle portion (2) and extending distally therefrom, a distal incision tip (4) arranged at a distal end of the insertion shaft (3) and adapted to incise tissue distally to the insertion shaft (3), a lateral incision member (5) arranged at the insertion shaft (3) and adapted to incise tissue laterally to the insertion shaft (3), wherein the lateral incision member (4) is movable from a rest position, in which it is retracted towards or inside the insertion shaft (3) and an operational position in which it protrudes laterally from the insertion shaft (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Longo, Michele D'Arcangelo, Alessandro Pastorelli, Federico Bilotti, Brian James Thompson
  • Patent number: 8389014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid powder composed of a mixture of a natural or a synthetic polymer which forms a gel, a buffer, such as an hydroxyacid or a dicarboxyacid, a saccharide, one or more drugs useful for the treatment of diseases of the eyes and optionally one or more excipients and/or regulators of the osmotic pressure ophthalmologically acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.p.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Longo, Mose Santaniello, Nicola Pescosolido, Aleardo Koverech
  • Patent number: 8029520
    Abstract: A method for performing trans-anal resection is achieved by applying a first stitch about the rectum, wherein deep bites of the first stitch capture and fold a rectum wall, creating a longitudinal staple line in the rectal wall at a position adjacent the first stitch, positioning a curved surgical stapler instrument in the rectum for capturing the rectal wall held by the first stitch, firing the surgical stapler instrument creating a circumferential first staple line approximately along the arc defined by the first stitch, and repeating the procedure about the circumference of the rectum until a predetermined portion of the rectum is fully resected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Korvick, William A. Bernie, Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: 7988619
    Abstract: A diagnostic device for pathologies of tubular anatomical structures comprises a tubular elongated structure having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end is suitable to be inserted in the tubular anatomical structure. The device includes a means for locally dilating the walls of the tubular anatomical structure that are associated with the distal end of said elongated structure. The means for locally dilating is movable between a closed position for introducing the device and at least one open position for viewing and evaluating the pathology. The device also has a control means on the proximal end of the elongated structure. The control means is operatively connected to the means for locally dilating, in order to move them between the closed position and the open position, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Longo, Jesse J. Kuhns, Federico Bilotti, Michele D'Arcangelo, Christopher J. Hess, William Bruce Weisenburgh, II
  • Patent number: 7854939
    Abstract: A gel, for cosmetic use, composed of a mixture of a polymer which forms a gel, a surfactant, and propionyl L-carnitine glycinate hydrochloride, useful for treating disturbances of the skin such as cellulite and wrinkles is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.p.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Longo, Mose Santaniello, Paola Risi
  • Publication number: 20100308101
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument (1) comprises a body portion (2, 3), a handle (4) and a staple fastening assembly (8). The staple fastening assembly (8) includes a curved cartridge (10), which comprises at least one curved open row of staples, and a curved anvil (22), which is adapted to cooperate with the cartridge (10) for forming the ends of the staples exiting from the cartridge (10). The staple fastening assembly (8) is adapted to allow unobstructed access towards the concave inner faces of the cartridge (10) and the anvil (22). The cartridge (10) can be moved towards the anvil (22) from a spaced position for positioning tissue therebetween to a closed position for clamping the tissue. Preferably, a knife is contained within the cartridge (10) and is positioned such that there is at least one row of staples on at least one side of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Federico Bilotti, Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: 7810690
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument including a staple fastening assembly with a curved cartridge device and a curved anvil. The cartridge device has at least one curved open row of staples which are formed by a staple forming face of the anvil (12). The anvil can be moved relatively with respect to the cartridge device (10) the device further includes a handle in the proximal end region of the instrument and is operatively connected to the staple fastening assembly. A flexible backbone, preferably an endoscope, is arranged between the handle and the staple fastening assembly and guides force transmitters of the moving device and the staple driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Federico Bilotti, Michele D'Arcangelo, Antonio Longo, Jesse J. Kuhns
  • Publication number: 20100133320
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument (1) comprises a staple fastening assembly (2) including a curved cartridge device (10) and a curved anvil (12). The cartridge device (10) comprises at least one curved open row of staples which are formed by a staple forming face of the anvil (12). The anvil (12) can be moved relatively with respect to the cartridge device (10). A handle (4) in the proximal end region of the instrument is operatively connected to the staple fastening assembly (2). A flexible backbone, preferably an endoscope (6), is arranged between the handle (4) and the staple fastening assembly (2) and guides force transmitters (8, 9) of the moving device and the staple driving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Federico Bilotti, Michele D'Arcangelo, Antonio Longo, Jesse J. Kuhns
  • Patent number: D616019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventors: Christophe Kosciolek, Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D663596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventors: Christophe Kosciolek, Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D737897
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D797823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D799592
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D810163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bobst Mex SA
    Inventor: Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D837849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D837850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Antonio Longo
  • Patent number: D839938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Antonio Longo