Patents by Inventor Bruno Fournier

Bruno Fournier 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: 20180353250
    Abstract: A robotic module for driving an elongate flexible medical member includes: movable drive members alternately positioned in a drive configuration in which the drive members are sufficiently close together to be able to drive the elongate flexible medical member, and in a free configuration in which the drive members are sufficiently far apart so as to no longer be able to drive the elongate flexible medical member, a control member controlling movement of the movable drive members into the drive configuration in which the elongate flexible medical member is driven, and a reverse movement into the free configuration, a stress sensor measuring stress on at least one of the drive members, and a user interface linked to the stress sensor so as to receive the measured stress from the stress sensor and suitable for providing a signal representative of the measured stress to the user of the robotic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Bruno FOURNIER, Julien MAUREL, Sébastien DEBOEUF, Phillippe BENCTEUX
  • Publication number: 20180185108
    Abstract: Disclosed is a movement transmission chain including: a base of a driving member for driving a movable element; and three actuators controlling the base of the driving member in three movement directions orthogonal to one another, by element of three interfaces with the base of the driving member, the mid-surfaces of the three interfaces intersecting in a central region of the base of the driving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastien DEBOEUF, Fabien DESTREBECQ, Bruno FOURNIER, Philippe BENCTEUX
  • Publication number: 20180185616
    Abstract: Disclosed is a robotic method for driving a catheter and a catheter guide, controlling a group of driving members and including: —a first operating mode in which the group of driving members moves the guide forward in translation; a second operating mode in which the group of driving members turns the guide about itself, the method also including a third operating mode in which the group of driving members simultaneously moves the guide forward in translation and turns the guide about itself, alternating between one direction and another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastien DEBOEUF, Fabien DESTREBECQ, Bruno FOURNIER, Philippe BENCTEUX
  • Publication number: 20170156802
    Abstract: The robot for arteriography comprises a fixed base and a movable receptacle. The receptacle comprises a recipient receiving an elongate flexible member. A drive system drives the receptacle relative to the base. The receptacle comprises a drive module rigidly connected to the elongate flexible member in translation in operational configuration of the robot. The drive module is actuated in order to generate a rotational movement of the elongate flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: ROBOCATH
    Inventors: Sébastien Deboeuf, Jacques Marignier, Julien Maurel, Bruno Fournier, Philippe Bencteux
  • Publication number: 20170151024
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cassette comprising a sterile barrier. The sterile barrier comprises attachment brackets each attached to a drive member for driving an elongate flexible medical device, and flexible portions between two adjacent attachment brackets. The flexible portions are connected to the attachment brackets. The drive surfaces of the attachment brackets come into contact with the elongate flexible medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: ROBOCATH
    Inventors: Sébastien Deboeuf, Fabien Destrebecq, Bruno Fournier, Philippe Bencteux
  • Patent number: 9589689
    Abstract: Installation comprising at least one glove box (2) provided with a box ring (8) comprising an RFID chip (28), a glove change device (22) provided with an RFID reader (34) and an electronic board (36), a used glove (10, comprising an RFID chip (32) in the box ring (8) and a new glove (110) comprising an RFID chip (132) in the glove change device (22) for the purposes of replacing the used glove (10), a computer (46) intended to gather and process the information read by the RFID reader (34) and stored temporarily in the electronic board (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventor: Bruno Fournier
  • Publication number: 20150243392
    Abstract: Installation comprising at least one glove box (2) provided with a box ring (8) comprising an RFID chip (28), a glove change device (22) provided with an RFID reader (34) and an electronic board (36), a used glove (10, comprising an RFID chip (32) in the box ring (8) and a new glove (110) comprising an RFID chip (132) in the glove change device (22) for the purposes of replacing the used glove (10), a computer (46) intended to gather and process the information read by the RFID reader (34) and stored temporarily in the electronic board (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Bruno Fournier
  • Publication number: 20150059144
    Abstract: Device (12) for mounting a glove (106) in a cell flange (4) of a containment cell including a sleeve (14) configured to be attached to the cell; a piston (16) sliding in the sleeve (14); a first seal (18) between the piston (16) and the sleeve (14) so as to ensure tight sliding of the piston (16) in the sleeve (16) and seal the internal passage of the sleeve (14) tightly; control means configured to sliding the piston inside the sleeve; a second seal (20) between the sleeve (14) and the cell wall; the sleeve (14); the piston (16), the first (18) and second seals (20), the cell and the glove (6, 106) forming a detection volume (V); and a sensor (22) of the pressure (22) of the detection volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno Fournier, Bernard Chavrot