Patents by Inventor Gianni Guala

Gianni Guala 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: 10537726
    Abstract: A tubular fitting for medical fluid lines includes a hollow body within which a male connector and an opposite female connector are coaxially housed. The male connector is coupled in rotation with respect to the body in a direction corresponding to a screwing with a female connector of the line, while it is normally freely rotatable in the unscrewing direction, in the same way as the female connector is coupled in rotation with respect to the body in the direction corresponding to the screwing with a male connector of the line, while it is normally freely rotatable in the unscrewing direction. The male connector and/or the female connector can possibly be locked in rotation with respect to the body in the unscrewing direction, only following a positive command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Publication number: 20190365984
    Abstract: Drip chamber and spike assembly for medical lines, including a generally cylindrical body whose end edge is fixed on a hollow tang of the spike assembly and it is externally formed with a crown of integral reliefs defining a grasping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Publication number: 20190290897
    Abstract: A Y-connector for medical lines, includes a tubular body provided with a first inlet coaxial to the tubular body and containing a valve device formed by an elastic element, and a second inlet arranged obliquely to the tubular body and communicating therewith between the first inlet and the outlet. The tubular body is formed with an inner septum for deviating a flow coming from the second inlet towards the hollow elastic element prior to directing the flow to the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 10373307
    Abstract: A method for checking a faultless joint between a first and a second component of a medical device, namely a drip chamber and a spike, wherein the first component has an annular coupling edge facing downwardly to be sprayed interiorly with a liquid solvent. The solvent is mixed with a tracer detectable through ultraviolet or infrared light and the coupling edge is illuminated with a ultraviolet or infrared light so as to make an image of the sprayed solvent, which is reflected and captured by an electronic scanning device configured to establish whether such image is faultless, visible through a tracer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Publication number: 20190134378
    Abstract: A valve connector for hemodialysis lines includes a male luer lock valved fitting, a female luer lock fitting that can be engaged with the male luer lock fitting, and a rotatable ring nut carried by the male luer lock fitting and that can be screwed with the female luer lock fitting. Before the rotatable ring nut begins the screwing on the female luer lock fitting, the male luer lock valved fitting is fully opened, and as soon as the ring nut ceases the unscrewing from the female luer lock fitting, the male luer lock valved fitting fully closes instantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 10279160
    Abstract: A cap for medical fluid lines and the like includes a hollow body within which a male or female connector accessible at one end of the body is coaxially housed. The connector is configured to inviolably obstruct the passage through the body. A unidirectional coupling locks in rotation the connector with respect to the body in the direction corresponding to the screwing of the connector, and a complementary connector, and to enable free rotation of the connector in the opposite direction. The connector can be possibly locked in rotation with respect to the body in the unscrewing direction, only following a positive command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Publication number: 20190076641
    Abstract: A tubular fitting for medical fluid lines includes a hollow body within which a male connector and an opposite female connector are coaxially housed. The male connector is coupled in rotation with respect to the body in a direction corresponding to a screwing with a female connector of the line, while it is normally freely rotatable in the unscrewing direction, in the same way as the female connector is coupled in rotation with respect to the body in the direction corresponding to the screwing with a male connector of the line, while it is normally freely rotatable in the unscrewing direction. The male connector and/or the female connector can possibly be locked in rotation with respect to the body in the unscrewing direction, only following a positive command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Publication number: 20190060551
    Abstract: A pressure pod for haemodialysis medical lines includes a hollow body with an intermediate flexible membrane which delimits a gas chamber and a liquid chamber with inlet and outlet tubular fittings for connection to the haemodialysis medical line. A female luer-lock connector has an outer tubular body and an inner tubular body on which the outer tubular body is axially blocked rotatably. A tubular fitting is engaged within an annular cavity formed between the inner and outer tubular bodies of the female connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Publication number: 20190060560
    Abstract: A foot valve for drip chambers of medical infusion or transfusion apparatuses having an annular valve seat with which a float obturator axially displaceable between a position for closing and a position for opening the valve seat cooperates. A containment cage bush has an elastically deformable lateral wall within which the float obturator floats in a guided fashion, and the lateral wall of the containment bush and the float have respective mutually facing surfaces configured such that a radial deformation of the containment bush applies an axial thrust to the float obturator in the direction of moving it apart from the annular valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 10155103
    Abstract: A tubular fitting for medical fluid lines includes a hollow body within which a male connector and an opposite female connector are coaxially housed. The male connector is coupled in rotation with respect to the body in a direction corresponding to a screwing with a female connector of the line, while it is normally freely rotatable in the unscrewing direction, in the same way as the female connector is coupled in rotation with respect to the body in the direction corresponding to the screwing with a male connector of the line, while it is normally freely rotatable in the unscrewing direction. The male connector and/or the female connector can possibly be locked in rotation with respect to the body in the unscrewing direction, only following a positive command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 10137291
    Abstract: A valved male luer connector includes an elastic hollow element which encloses a tubular member having an inlet portion and an outlet portion. A collar is axially displaceable causing a stretching deformation of the elastic hollow element and opening the flow passage between the inlet portion and the outlet portion of the tubular member. A priming cap is designed to be releasably connected to the casing of the valved connector to provide stretching deformation of the elastic element and keep the outlet portion of the tubular member in communication with the atmosphere through a liquid-impermeable barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Publication number: 20180200502
    Abstract: A valve connector for infusion medical lines includes an outer tubular body, an inner hollow spike and an intermediate sealing member formed by an elastic hollow element including a head with a pre-slit normally closed. The elastic hollow element has a base part substantially generally barrel-shaped and a wall having a differentiated radial thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 10022300
    Abstract: A vial access device, includes a body having a projecting annular skirt that is elastically deformable, for engaging a complementary shaped neck of a vial. A tubular spike extends coaxially within the annular skirt for introducing into the vial, and a tubular connector protrudes from the body on the side opposite to the annular skirt and in fluid communication with the tubular spike. The tubular spike and the annular skirt are arranged, respectively, within a first and a second part, distinct from each other, and of which the first part is permanently joined to the body and the second part is connectable to the first part through an irreversible coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 10016339
    Abstract: An access device for containers of fluidizable substances includes a body provided with a hollow spike designed to be inserted into a container of a substance to fluidize and having an axial fluid passage and an axial passage for venting of the container, an expandable chamber connected to the venting passage of the spike through a lateral passage of the body, a first check valve enabling one-way communication from the lateral passage to the expandable chamber, a second check valve enabling one-way communication from a vent opening to the venting passage of the spike. A double impermeable filtering membrane is interposed between the first check valve and the second check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Publication number: 20180133390
    Abstract: A flow component particularly for haemodialysis medical lines includes a duct having a first and a second end tubular connector coaxial to each other and designed to be connected to the line, and an intermediate tubular connector of the female luer type arranged orthogonally to the duct. A hollow elastic element substantially extends along the entire intermediate tubular connector and the body is internally configured so that, in use, the flow along the duct is partly diverted towards the intermediate tubular connector and introduced with a swirling motion along the cavity of the hollow elastic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 9950152
    Abstract: A connector for medical lines includes a tubular body having a male luer-lock fitting at one end, intended to be screw-coupled with a complementary female fitting. An outer jacket is coupled in unidirectional rotation with the tubular body in the direction corresponding to the screwing of the male fitting and freely rotatable in the opposite direction. For selectively coupling the outer jacket with the tubular body in the direction corresponding to the unscrewing of the male fitting, at least one side push-button carried by said outer jacket is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 9919142
    Abstract: An injection site for medical lines includes a tubular body made of molded plastic material within which an elastic element made of thermoplastic material is overmolded on an enlarged end of the tubular body. The enlarged end delimits an inner annular flange and is formed with at least one radial through-hole through which the elastic element is overmolded in order to rest axially against the inner annular flange and fill the radial through-hole with an appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: D815729
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: D816211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: D842462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala