Patents by Inventor Karl Cazzini

Karl Cazzini 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: 8226586
    Abstract: A negative pressure, compression therapy device is described in this application. It has (a) a heel care boot having a fluid, (b) a pressure bag having an opening that receives the patient's foot and the heel care boot, and (c) a vacuum system that generates a modulatable negative pressure in the pressure bag. The negative pressure in the pressure bag is sufficient to cause the patient's veins to vasodilate and the negative pressure modulates to cause the fluid in the heel care boot to provide compression therapy to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Thomas P. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8021406
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoregulatory device. The device has a first layer, a second layer, an enclosure, an inlet and a liquid absorbing material. The first layer has a first interior surface, and a first exterior surface. The second layer has a second interior surface and a second exterior surface. The enclosure is formed by sealing and/or attaching the first interior surface to the second interior surface. The inlet directs a liquid into the enclosure. The liquid absorbing material is positioned (a) at and/or near an aperture that allows a liquid to contact the liquid absorbing material; or (b) on the first exterior surface that is of a material that allows the liquid to contact the liquid absorbing material. In addition, the application is directed a method of using the thermoregulatory device to transfer the liquid's thermal energy from the enclosure to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7909800
    Abstract: Ophthalmic drug delivery devices useful for delivery of pharmaceutically active agents to the posterior segment of the eye are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20100114039
    Abstract: Ophthalmic drug delivery devices useful for delivery of pharmaceutically active agents to the posterior segment of the eye are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Patent number: 7618177
    Abstract: An illuminator and surgical illumination system are disclosed, one embodiment of the surgical illumination system comprising: a light source for providing a light beam; an optical cable, optically coupled to the light source for receiving and transmitting the light beam; a handpiece operably coupled to the optical cable; an optical fiber assembly operably coupled to the handpiece, wherein the optical fiber assembly is optically coupled to the optical cable to receive and transmit the light beam and wherein the optical fiber assembly comprises a plurality of fiber guides, wherein each fiber guide comprises a cladding having one or more fiber cores for transmitting and scattering the light beam to illuminate the surgical field, and a cannula, operably coupled to the handpiece for housing and directing the optical fiber assembly. The surgical illumination system can further comprise a separator operable to maintain a spacing between the fiber guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20090048649
    Abstract: A device has four fundamental components: an enclosure, a soft seal, a vacuum system and a thermal energy system having a thermal energy contacting element. The device provides thermal energy therapy and negative pressure therapy device simultaneously and/or in conjunction to a patient. The device has a thermal energy system that is more efficient in thermal energy transfer and the soft seal decreases tissue interface pressure to obtain the desired soft seal effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: James Peret, Laura C. Grisanti, Gerard E. Kedge, Karl Cazzini, James McGee
  • Publication number: 20090036827
    Abstract: Ophthalmic drug delivery devices useful for delivery of pharmaceutically active agents to the posterior segment of the eye are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20080208088
    Abstract: A negative pressure, compression therapy device is described in this application. It has (a) a heel care boot having a fluid, (b) a pressure bag having an opening that receives the patient's foot and the heel care boot, and (c) a vacuum system that generates a modulatable negative pressure in the pressure bag. The negative pressure in the pressure bag is sufficient to cause the patient's veins to vasodilate and the negative pressure modulates to cause the fluid in the heel care boot to provide compression therapy to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Thomas P. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20080117061
    Abstract: A signaling system having a managed-care facility equipment and a light source are essential components of the present invention. The managed-care facility equipment measures a status of an individual. Based on the measurement of the individual's status in relation to a desired and/or expected measurement parameter, the equipment transmits a status signal that is at least either an alarm status signal or an acceptable status signal. The light source has at least a first flexible electroluminescent filament and receives the status signal. Depending on the status signal received, the light source alters the illumination of the first flexible electroluminescent filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20080119791
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fluid-medical fluid medical bag comprising a medical fluid bag and a fluid bladder. The medical fluid bag is made of a polymeric material having an interior cavity that contains a medical fluid and an outlet that allows the medical fluid to be released from the interior cavity. The fluid bladder is made of a polymeric material having an inlet that directs a fluid into an interior chamber. The interior chamber encloses the interior cavity so the fluid in the interior chamber transfers its thermal energy to the medical fluid in the interior cavity and simultaneously applies pressure to the interior cavity to assist in the delivery rate of the medical fluid through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Patent number: 7308725
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a therapeutic bed comprising a mattress. The mattress has a fluid cushion and a fluid pump. The fluid cushion has a fluid support surface, a retractable/deployable bolster, and a closure mechanism. The fluid support surface has a top surface designed to receive a patient thereon. The closure mechanism corresponds to the retractable/deployable bolster and allows the retractable/deployable bolster to be deployed or retracted. When the retractable/deployable bolster is deployed the retractable/deployable bolster protrudes from the top surface and is positioned about a portion of the patient's perimeter. When the retractable/deployable bolster is retracted the closure mechanism is positioned over the retractable/deployable bolster to prevent the retractable/deployable bolster from protruding from the top surface. And the fluid pump provides a fluid to the fluid cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Roland E. Flick
  • Publication number: 20070288074
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a scarf having a sealable pocket. Within the pocket is a Joule-Thompson gas chamber having an activation device. When the activation device is triggered, the compressed gas is released from the Joule-Thompson gas chamber through at least one restriction aperture into the sealable pocket. That release results in at least the walls of the sealed pocket being cooled. Prior to being cooled or after being cooled, the scarf is placed over a portion of the patient's body. Preferably, the scarf is positioned over at least one of the patient's carotid arteries, preferably both, to effectively cool the patient's brain and/or body core temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20070209118
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a therapeutic bed comprising a mattress. The mattress has a fluid cushion and a fluid pump. The fluid cushion has a fluid support surface, a retractable/deployable bolster, and a closure mechanism. The fluid support surface has a top surface designed to receive a patient thereon. The closure mechanism corresponds to the retractable/deployable bolster and allows the retractable/deployable bolster to be deployed or retracted. When the retractable/deployable bolster is deployed the retractable/deployable bolster protrudes from the top surface and is positioned about a portion of the patient's perimeter. When the retractable/deployable bolster is retracted the closure mechanism is positioned over the retractable/deployable bolster to prevent the retractable/deployable bolster from protruding from the top surface. And the fluid pump provides a fluid to the fluid cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Roland Fliok
  • Publication number: 20070142887
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoregulatory device. The device has a first layer, a second layer, an enclosure, an inlet and a liquid absorbing material. The first layer has a first interior surface, and a first exterior surface. The second layer has a second interior surface and a second exterior surface. The enclosure is formed by sealing and/or attaching the first interior surface to the second interior surface. The inlet directs a liquid into the enclosure. The liquid absorbing material is positioned (a) at and/or near an aperture that allows a liquid to contact the liquid absorbing material; or (b) on the first exterior surface that is of a material that allows the liquid to contact the liquid absorbing material. In addition, the application is directed a method of using the thermoregulatory device to transfer the liquid's thermal energy from the enclosure to a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Joel Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20070073368
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a blanket. The blanket has a first sheet and a second sheet attached together at least at the periphery of each sheet. The first sheet comprises a non-metallic, polymeric containing shape conforming material. The shape conforming material conforms to the shape of a patient that it is applied to. The shape conforming material becomes shape conformant when it is exposed to a predetermined temperature or a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Joel Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20060245702
    Abstract: An illuminator and surgical illumination system are disclosed, one embodiment of the surgical illumination system comprising: a light source for providing a light beam; an optical cable, optically coupled to the light source for receiving and transmitting the light beam; a handpiece operably coupled to the optical cable; an optical fiber assembly operably coupled to the handpiece, wherein the optical fiber assembly is optically coupled to the optical cable to receive and transmit the light beam and wherein the optical fiber assembly comprises a plurality of fiber guides, wherein each fiber guide comprises a cladding having one or more fiber cores for transmitting and scattering the light beam to illuminate the surgical field, and a cannula, operably coupled to the handpiece for housing and directing the optical fiber assembly. The surgical illumination system can further comprise a separator operable to maintain a spacing between the fiber guides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Karl Cazzini
  • Patent number: 7096524
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a patient transfer system. The patient transfer system is positioned on a support area of a first underlying surface's top surface. The support area (a) receives a patient and (b) is defined by a head end, a foot end, a first side and a second side. The patient transfer system has a base sheet, a transfer sheet a support sheet, a first attachment mechanism, and a second attachment mechanism. The base sheet covers the support area and has (a) a pivot line positioned near or at the first side and (b) a transition line positioned near or at the second side. The transfer sheet has (a) a proximal end that connects to the base sheet at pivot line and (b) a distal end that extends to the transition line. The support sheet has (a) a proximal end that connects to the transfer sheet above the transition line and (b) a distal end that extends at least to the pivot line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Roland E. Flick, Ronald S. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20060161231
    Abstract: A thermal treatment apparatus for underlying and/or covering and bathing a patient in a thermally-controlled inflating fluid is disclosed. The apparatus has an inflatable chamber, fluid inlet, and a plurality of interspaced exhaust ports. The inflatable chamber is designed to receive or overlie at least a portion of a patient and is defined by at least one upper surface material and a lower surface material. The fluid inlet is disposed in the inflatable chamber for receiving a thermally-controlled inflating fluid into the inflatable chamber. Where the inflating fluid is a gas, including and not limited to air, the plurality of interspaced exhaust ports are formed on the inflatable chamber for exhausting the inflating fluid from the inflatable chamber toward the portion of the patient position contacting the inflatable chamber. The exhaust ports can be positioned along the seal of the upper and lower materials and within an interior aperture positioned in the inflatable chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Joel Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20060156471
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a blanket having at least one snap stick inserted into or onto the blanket to maximize the surface area of the blanket that contacts the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Joel Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20060150792
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fluid warming container (a.k.a., cassette) having an integrated heating element attached to the container, not the warming device as conventionally done. The heating element provides thermal energy to the fluid contained in the container. The fluid contained in the container is designed to be injected and/or delivered, eventually and normally immediately, into a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Thomas Stewart