Patents by Inventor Enrico Dormia

Enrico Dormia 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).

  • Patent number: 5176127
    Abstract: Mandrel for medical endoscope having a mandrel head, consisting of elastic head segments which can be spread apart in a radial direction, with the outer edge of the jacket of the endoscope lying under the mandrel head being covered over by the outer edge of the segments which can be spread apart. Upon insertion of the endoscope, injuries due to the sharp edge of the jacket of the endoscope are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Inventor: Enrico Dormia
  • Patent number: 4612931
    Abstract: This invention relates to an instrument for extracting foreign bodies from physiological canals or ducts in the human body, the instrument comprising a catheter containing an inner cable terminating in a slide on which is mounted an outer basket which moves the walls of the physiological canal apart and this outer basket contains therewithin a basket for extracting the foreign body; the spacer basket thus maintains the walls of the physiological canal away from any rough edges of the body to be extracted, thus preventing the edges from injuring the walls. The invention is more particularly applicable to a catheter for extracting calculi from physiological canals or ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme: Synthelabo
    Inventor: Enrico Dormia
  • Patent number: 4347846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surgical extractor for removing foreign bodies from natural passages, of the type constituted by a flexible tube adapted to penetrate in the natural passages where the body to be extracted is located, the distal end of the tube comprising a cage or basket formed by steel wires which are retractable inside the tube in the positioning phase and adapted to be opened out for imprisoning the body to be extracted, expansion being ensured by maneuvering a steel wire housed in said tube and adapted to be maneuvered from the outside, wherein the retractable cage is formed by a plurality of flexible metal wires, for example steel wires, disposed in a helical path, certain of the wires following a helix in clockwise direction, while other wires, in equal number, follow a helix in anti-clockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Porges
    Inventor: Enrico Dormia