Patents by Inventor Giandonato Stallone

Giandonato Stallone 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: 20220313205
    Abstract: A deployable invasive device includes a transducer with a plurality of elements linked by at least one shape memory material configured to move the plurality of elements relative to one another between a first configuration and a second configuration in response to a stimulus. The shape memory material comprises at least one active region configured to facilitate transition between the first configuration and the second configuration. The deployable invasive device includes at least one integrated circuit configured to process signals from at least one of the plurality of elements and a plurality of conductive traces on or in the shape memory material and extending through the active region. The conductive traces are configured to conduct signals to the at least one integrated circuit, wherein the conductive traces are configured to conform as the shape memory material moves the elements between the first configuration and the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Edouard Da Cruz, Flavien Daloz, Kevin M. Durocher, Reinhold Brüstle, Bruno H. Haider, Giandonato Stallone
  • Publication number: 20220313206
    Abstract: A deployable invasive device includes a transducer with a plurality of elements with linked by at least one shape memory material, the at least one shape memory material configured to move the plurality of the elements relative to one another between a first configuration and a second configuration in response to the thermal stimulus. The shape memory material comprises at least one active region configured to change shape to facilitate transition between the first configuration and the second configuration. The deployable invasive device further includes at least one integral heating resistor on or within the at least one active region and configured to heat the shape memory material surrounding the integral heating resistor to provide the thermal stimulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Edouard Da Cruz, Flavien Daloz, Kevin M. Durocher, Reinhold Brüstle, Bruno Haider, Giandonato Stallone
  • Patent number: 11207140
    Abstract: An ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device and a method of manufacturing the ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device. The ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device includes an invasive medical device, an electrical trace deposited either directly on the surface of the invasive medical device or onto an insulating layer covering at least a portion of the surface of the invasive medical device, where the electrical trace is deposited during an additive manufacturing process. The ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device includes an ultrasound transducer assembly attached to the invasive medical device and electrically connected to the electrical trace, and a transducer support structure attached to the invasive medical device, where the transducer support structure defines a nest that is adapted to receive the ultrasound transducer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Maxence Borot, Flavien Daloz, Edouard Da Cruz, Coraly Cuminatto, Frederic Lanteri, Giandonato Stallone, Alexandre Gilibert
  • Publication number: 20210353254
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a deployable invasive device. In one example, the deployable invasive device has a transducer including a plurality of transducer arrays spaced apart by a shape memory material. The shape memory material is configured to transition between a first configuration with a first set of dimensions and a second configuration with a second, larger set of dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Edouard Da Cruz, Giandonato Stallone, Flavien Daloz
  • Publication number: 20210353253
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a deployable invasive device. In one example, the deployable invasive device has a transducer with a plurality of transducer arrays linked by at least one shape memory material, the at least one shape memory material configured to transition the transducer between a first, folded shape and a second, unfolded shape in response to one or more stimuli. When in the second, unfolded shape, an active area of the transducer is increased relative to the first, folded shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Edouard Da Cruz, Giandonato Stallone, Flavien Daloz
  • Publication number: 20210353319
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a transducer for a deployable catheter. In one example, a method for forming the transducer includes coupling an acoustic stack to a shape memory material while in a planar configuration to form a transducer and exposing the shape memory material to a curling stimulus to adjust the transducer to a curved configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Edouard Da Cruz, Giandonato Stallone, Flavien Daloz
  • Publication number: 20210186618
    Abstract: An ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device and a method of manufacturing the ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device. The ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device includes an invasive medical device, an electrical trace deposited either directly on the surface of the invasive medical device or onto an insulating layer covering at least a portion of the surface of the invasive medical device, where the electrical trace is deposited during an additive manufacturing process. The ultrasound-enabled invasive medical device includes an ultrasound transducer assembly attached to the invasive medical device and electrically connected to the electrical trace, and a transducer support structure attached to the invasive medical device, where the transducer support structure defines a nest that is adapted to receive the ultrasound transducer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Maxence Borot, Flavien Daloz, Edouard Da Cruz, Coraly Cuminatto, Frederic Lanteri, Giandonato Stallone, Alexandre Gilibert
  • Publication number: 20200171543
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a single element ultrasound transducer. In one embodiment, the ultrasound transducer comprises: a piezoelectric layer, a matching layer, one surface of the matching layer is electrically coupled to a top surface of the piezoelectric layer and another surface of the matching layer forms a signal pad within a front face of the ultrasound transducer, and a base package electrically coupled to a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer, the base package extending horizontally and laterally to form a back face of the ultrasound transducer parallel to the front face of the ultrasound transducer, and extending vertically relative to the back face of the ultrasound transducer to form a ground pad within the front face of the ultrasound transducer. In this way, the transducer can work robustly and may be automatically mounted to a flat substrate with printed circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Flavien Daloz, Philippe Menage, Edouard Da Cruz, Jean Pierre Malacrida, Giandonato Stallone, Coraly Cuminatto
  • Patent number: 10596598
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a single element ultrasound transducer. In one embodiment, the ultrasound transducer comprises: a piezoelectric layer, a matching layer, one surface of the matching layer is electrically coupled to a top surface of the piezoelectric layer and another surface of the matching layer forms a signal pad within a front face of the ultrasound transducer, and a base package electrically coupled to a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer, the base package extending horizontally and laterally to form a back face of the ultrasound transducer parallel to the front face of the ultrasound transducer, and extending vertically relative to the back face of the ultrasound transducer to form a ground pad within the front face of the ultrasound transducer. In this way, the transducer can work robustly and may be automatically mounted to a flat substrate with printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Flavien Daloz, Philippe Menage, Edouard Da Cruz, Jean Pierre Malacrida, Giandonato Stallone, Coraly Cuminatto
  • Publication number: 20180169701
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a single element ultrasound transducer. In one embodiment, the ultrasound transducer comprises: a piezoelectric layer, a matching layer, one surface of the matching layer is electrically coupled to a top surface of the piezoelectric layer and another surface of the matching layer forms a signal pad within a front face of the ultrasound transducer, and a base package electrically coupled to a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer, the base package extending horizontally and laterally to form a back face of the ultrasound transducer parallel to the front face of the ultrasound transducer, and extending vertically relative to the back face of the ultrasound transducer to form a ground pad within the front face of the ultrasound transducer. In this way, the transducer can work robustly and may be automatically mounted to a flat substrate with printed circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Flavien Daloz, Philippe Menage, Edouard Da Cruz, Jean Pierre Malacrida, Giandonato Stallone, Coraly Cuminatto