Patents by Inventor Enzo Borghi

Enzo Borghi 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: 9517132
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an actuating device for actuating a mechanical adjustment element of surgical implant, said mechanical adjustment element allowing to modify the functional shape and/or the functional size of the surgical implant when actuated, said actuating device comprising transmission means linked with one end to the mechanical adjustment element and able to move the mechanical adjustment element when said transmission means are actuated, connecting means (7) mounted on the other end of the transmission means and able to actuate the transmission means, said connecting means (7) comprising coupling means and driving means (24) comprising complementary shaped coupling means, said driving means (24) being designed to be removable and fitted into the coupling means for moving the mechanical adjustment element by driving into movement a movable part of the connecting means (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Alexandre Michalis, Enzo Borghi, Daniel Hayoz
  • Patent number: 9095341
    Abstract: A medical device including artificial contractile structures generally devised to be used in the medical field. Such structures may be advantageously used to assist the functioning of an organ. The medical device includes an artificial contractile structure having at least two contractile elements (100) adapted to contract an organ, in such way that each of the contractile elements (100) can be in a resting or in an activated position, independently of the position of each other, the activated position being defined with the contractile element (100) constricting the organ and the resting position being defined with the contractile element (100) not constricting the organ, and at least one actuator designed to activate the contractile structure. Each contractile element (100) is connected to an adjacent contractile element (100), while remaining flexible one with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: MYOPOWERS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES SA
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Enzo Borghi, Daniel Hayoz, Martin Horst, Marco Wieland
  • Patent number: 9060861
    Abstract: An annuloplasty ring system for repairing an atrioventricular cardiac valve includes an external support ring (2), an inner adjustable ring (4), a sliding pushing element (6) mounted between the external and inner rings (2, 4), and actuating element designed to control the pushing element (6). The pushing element (6) is designed, when actuated by the actuating element, to slide between the external ring (2) and the inner ring (4) and to press on the inner ring (4) by using the external ring (2) as a support, in such a way that a precise part of the inner ring (4) is deformed without modifying the perimeter of the inner ring (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Ludwig Von Segesser, Daniel Hayoz, Enzo Borghi
  • Patent number: 8932304
    Abstract: A vascular graft for anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises piercing means (3) for engaging an end portion (8/8?) of a blood vessel or prosthesis and means (6, 6?) for precisely guiding one or more piercing elements (3) to pierce the wall of the vessel or prosthesis to a predetermined depth and in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventor: Enzo Borghi
  • Publication number: 20140350664
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an actuating device for actuating a mechanical adjustment element of surgical implant, said mechanical adjustment element allowing to modify the functional shape and/or the functional size of the surgical implant when actuated, said actuating device comprising transmission means linked with one end to the mechanical adjustment element and able to move the mechanical adjustment element when said transmission means are actuated, connecting means (7) mounted on the other end of the transmission means and able to actuate the transmission means, said connecting means (7) comprising coupling means and driving means (24) comprising complementary shaped coupling means, said driving means (24) being designed to be removable and fitted into the coupling means for moving the mechanical adjustment element by driving into movement a movable part of the connecting means (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Alexandre Michalis, Enzo Borghi, Daniel Hayoz
  • Patent number: 8480695
    Abstract: A device for forming an anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts includes a first inner cylindrical element for engaging a corresponding first blood vessel/prosthesis end portion and a first middle cylindrical element into which the first inner cylindrical element is inserted to bend the legs of the first inner cylindrical element inwards to a predetermined extent so that deformable legs thereof engage the vessel/prosthesis wall. The device includes a second inner cylindrical element for engaging a corresponding second blood vessel/prosthesis end portion and a second middle cylindrical element into which the second inner cylindrical element can be inserted to bend the legs of the second inner cylindrical element inwards to a predetermined extent so that deformable legs thereof engage the vessel/prosthesis wall. The device also includes an outer element for reciprocally connecting the first and second middle cylindrical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventors: Enzo Borghi, Piergiorgio Tozzi
  • Patent number: 8475477
    Abstract: A vascular graft for anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises piercing means (3) for engaging an end portion (8/8?) of a blood vessel or prosthesis and means (6, 6?) for precisely guiding one or more piercing elements (3) to pierce the wall of the vessel or prosthesis to a predetermined depth and in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventor: Enzo Borghi
  • Patent number: 8439979
    Abstract: An artificial contractile structure generally devised to be used in the medical field to assist the functioning of an organ, includes a support (2) and one or more fibers (5) fixed thereto. The fibers are made of a contractile material which can be activated by an activator so as to provide the structure in a rest or activated position, the activated position being defined with fibers of reduced length compared to their length in the rest position. The structure is adapted to be placed around a hollow part of an organ to be contracted. The fibers are distributed along the support in order to be able to reduce the volume of the hollow part, when the fibers are contracted. The fibers and the activator are designed so that the temperature of fluids or tissues surrounding the organ does not increase above 40° C., preferably 39° C., and more preferably 38° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: MyoPowers Medical Technologies SA
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Daniel Hayoz, Ludwig Von Segesser, Enzo Borghi, Martin Horst
  • Publication number: 20130096586
    Abstract: A medical device including artificial contractile structures generally devised to be used in the medical field. Such structures may be advantageously used to assist the functioning of an organ. The medical device includes an artificial contractile structure having at least two contractile elements (100) adapted to contract an organ, in such way that each of the contractile elements (100) can be in a resting or in an activated position, independently of the position of each other, the activated position being defined with the contractile element (100) constricting the organ and the resting position being defined with the contractile element (100) not constricting the organ, and at least one actuator designed to activate the contractile structure. Each contractile element (100) is connected to an adjacent contractile element (100), while remaining flexible one with respect to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MYOPOWERS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES SA
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Enzo Borghi, Daniel Hayoz, Martin Horst, Marco Wieland
  • Publication number: 20130032625
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a staple (1) for end-to-end vascular grafts to an end zone (2) of a body duct, comprises: a nose-piece (6) configured to be inserted into the end zone (2) of the body duct and positioned along a longitudinal axis (X); a first fastening member (7) associated with the nose-piece (6) and a second fastening member (8) which can be drawn together to abut the first annular body (3) and the second annular body (5), in such a way that the legs (4) of the first annular body (3) are inserted into the duct wall (2a) and are guided by the second annular duct (5); the applicator (100) comprises an arm (9) having one end shaped in such a way as to support the nose-piece (6) positioned perpendicularly to a transversal axis (Y) of extension of the arm (9), and the second fastening member (8) is movable along the transversal direction (Y) between a retracted position of non-interference with the end zone (2) of the duct, and an extracted position where it is aligned with the nose-piece (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: NEWMAN MEDICAL KFT.
    Inventor: Enzo Borghi
  • Publication number: 20130013059
    Abstract: An annuloplasty ring system for repairing an atrioventricular cardiac valve includes an external support ring (2), an inner adjustable ring (4), a sliding pushing element (6) mounted between the external and inner rings (2, 4), and actuating element designed to control the pushing element (6). The pushing element (6) is designed, when actuated by the actuating element, to slide between the external ring (2) and the inner ring (4) and to press on the inner ring (4) by using the external ring (2) as a support, in such a way that a precise part of the inner ring (4) is deformed without modifying the perimeter of the inner ring (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Ludwig Von Segesser, Daniel Hayoz, Enzo Borghi
  • Publication number: 20120215238
    Abstract: An end-to-end joint for joining end zones (2, 3) of body ducts comprises: a first joining member (4) and a second joining member (5) that can be associated with corresponding end zones (2, 3) of the duct to be joined and a connector (6) that can be associated with the two joining member (4, 5) in order to connect them to each other; each of the two joining members (4, 5) comprises a first ring (7) equipped with a plurality of rods (8) positioned along the ring's directrices; a second ring (9) coaxial with the first ring (7) and having a diameter (D9) not greater than the diameter (D7) of the first ring (7); arms (10) each having a first end (10a) connected to the first ring (7) and a second end (10b) connected to the second ring (9) to position the rings (7, 9) at a predetermined axial distance, with the rods (8) of the first ring (7) projecting towards the second ring (9); the arms (10) are plastically deformable from an open position where the rings (7, 9) are at said predetermined axial distance, to a bent
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NEWMAN MEDICAL KFT.
    Inventor: Enzo Borghi
  • Publication number: 20110270287
    Abstract: A vascular graft for anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises piercing means (3) for engaging an end portion (8/8?) of a blood vessel or prosthesis and means (6, 6?) for precisely guiding one or more piercing elements (3) to pierce the wall of the vessel or prosthesis to a predetermined depth and in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: NEWMAN MEDICAL KFT
    Inventor: ENZO BORGHI
  • Publication number: 20110264123
    Abstract: A vascular graft for anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises piercing means (3) for engaging an end portion (8/8?) of a blood vessel or prosthesis and means (6, 6?) for precisely guiding one or more piercing elements (3) to pierce the wall of the vessel or prosthesis to a predetermined depth and in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: NEWMAN MEDICAL KFT
    Inventor: ENZO BORGHI
  • Patent number: 8038690
    Abstract: A vascular graft for anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises piercing means (3) for engaging an end portion (8/8?) of a blood vessel or prosthesis and means (6, 6?) for precisely guiding one or more piercing elements (3) to pierce the wall of the vessel or prosthesis to a predetermined depth and in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventor: Enzo Borghi
  • Patent number: 7922733
    Abstract: A device for end-to-side anastomosis of body ducts comprising a coupling (2) which can be positioned on a side wall (3a) of a first duct (3) and connectable to a second duct (4) in order to create a fluid communication between the first (3) and second duct (4), and means of restraint (5) to firmly and preferably removably attach the coupling (2) to said first duct (3). The device (1) also comprises at least one membrane (6) removably positioned between the coupling (2) and side wall (3a) of the first duct (3) to prevent or allow the fluid communication between the first (3) and the second duct (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventor: Enzo Borghi
  • Publication number: 20110066171
    Abstract: A device for forming an anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts includes a first inner cylindrical element for engaging a corresponding first blood vessel/prosthesis end portion and a first middle cylindrical element into which the first inner cylindrical element is inserted to bend the legs of the first inner cylindrical element inwards to a predetermined extent so that deformable legs thereof engage the vessel/prosthesis wall. The device includes a second inner cylindrical element for engaging a corresponding second blood vessel/prosthesis end portion and a second middle cylindrical element into which the second inner cylindrical element can be inserted to bend the legs of the second inner cylindrical element inwards to a predetermined extent so that deformable legs thereof engage the vessel/prosthesis wall. The device also includes an outer element for reciprocally connecting the first and second middle cylindrical elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Enzo BORGHI, Piergiorgio TOZZI
  • Patent number: 7837697
    Abstract: A device for forming an anastomosis of blood vessels or ducts comprises: first and second engagement structures (7, 10; 35) for respectively engaging a first end portion (2) of a blood vessel (1) or of a prosthesis and a second end or side portion (4, 4?) of the blood vessel (1) or prosthesis; and a mechanism (14, 14?) for reciprocally connecting the first and second engagement structures. The first engagement structure (7, 10) comprise one or more piercing elements (6) adapted to only partially penetrate the side wall of the blood vessel (1) so as to avoid direct contact between the elements (6) and the blood inside the vessel or prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventors: Enzo Borghi, Piergiorgio Tozzi
  • Publication number: 20100204803
    Abstract: An artificial contractile structure generally devised to be used in the medical field to assist the functioning of an organ, includes a support (2) and one or more fibers (5) fixed thereto. The fibers are made of a contractile material which can be activated by an activator so as to provide the structure in a rest or activated position, the activated position being defined with fibers of reduced length compared to their length in the rest position. The structure is adapted to be placed around a hollow part of an organ to be contracted. The fibers are distributed along the support in order to be able to reduce the volume of the hollow part, when the fibers are contracted. The fibers and the activator are designed so that the temperature of fluids or tissues surrounding the organ does not increase above 40° C., preferably 39° C., and more preferably 38° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: NANOPOWERS S.A.
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Tozzi, Daniel Hayoz, Ludwig Von Segesser, Enzo Borghi, Martin Horst
  • Patent number: 7635375
    Abstract: A device for forming an end-to-side anastomosis of blood vessels includes a first body for engaging an end portion of a blood vessel, a second body having a saddle portion that may be placed partly over a wall of a side portion of a further blood vessel and having a central hole which communicates with the wall for stably engaging the side portion of the further blood vessel. The first and second body are engaged together and in the engaging portion there are provided piercing elements adapted to penetrate the external surface of the wall without penetrating the internal surface of the wall of the further blood vessel so as to avoid direct contact between the piercing elements and the blood inside the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Newman Medical KFT
    Inventors: Enzo Borghi, Piergiorgio Tozzi