Patents by Inventor Leonardo Masotti

Leonardo Masotti 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: 20210231886
    Abstract: The device comprises at least a laser source (5); an optical fiber (1) with an optical radiation entrance end (1.2) and an optical radiation output end (1.1); and a coupling system (8) for coupling the laser source (5) and the optical fiber (1), adapted to inject an optical radiation emitted by the laser source (5) into the entrance end (1.2) of the optical fiber (1). The optical fiber (1) is a multi-mode optical fiber. The coupling system (8) is adapted to inject the optical radiation into the optical fiber (1) with such an inclination (a) as to reduce or eliminate the fundamental transmission mode and to promote the transmission according to at least one higher-order transmission mode The optical radiation at the output end (1.1) of the optical fiber (1) has a cone-shaped distribution (3) wherein the intensity is maximal on the peripheral volume of an emission cone and is minimal inside the emission cone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI
  • Publication number: 20210220051
    Abstract: A method of treating prostatic tissue includes trans-perineally introducing at least one energy delivery device in the prostate of a patient. Once the energy delivery device has been introduced, energy is delivered to a volume of tissue of the prostate until the volume is vaporized or sublimated and a cavity is formed in the prostate tissue. The energy delivery device can then be removed from the prostate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI, Claudio Maurizio PACELLA, Gianluigi PATELLI
  • Publication number: 20210128123
    Abstract: The device (1; 5) comprises: a protective cannula (7); a tubular suction member (9) coaxially housable in the protective cannula (7); a catheter (21), coaxially housable in the tubular suction member (9) and adapted to internally contain an optical fiber (23). The catheter is equipped, at a distal end (21 A) thereof, with an expandable balloon (25) adapted to be expanded by means of a fluid delivered through the catheter (21). The protective cannula (7) is axially movable with respect to the tubular suction member (9) and to the catheter (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI, Tommaso PERRETTA, Fabio ANDREOLA
  • Patent number: 10945789
    Abstract: The method of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia comprises trans-perineally introducing at least one energy delivery device through a perineal area of the patient in a first position in a prostate of the patient. Once the energy delivery device has been introduced, energy is delivered through the delivery device to a volume of tissue of the prostate, until the volume is vaporized or sublimated and a cavity is formed in the prostate tissue. The energy delivery device can then be removed from the prostate. Vaporization of adenomatous tissue provides immediate relieve of the urethra compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ELESTA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Leonardo Masotti, Luca Breschi, Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Gianluigi Patelli
  • Publication number: 20200384284
    Abstract: A device for treating the vaginal canal by a laser beam. The device for treating the vaginal canal includes a retractor for the wall of the vaginal canal, associated with a scanning system for scanning the laser beam towards the wall by means of a pyramidal mirror for laser beam reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Mauro GALLI, Stefano MODI, Maurizio SCORTECCI
  • Patent number: 10786682
    Abstract: The device for treating the vaginal canal by means of a laser beam comprises a retractor for the wall of the vaginal canal, associated with a scanning system for scanning the laser beam towards the wall by means of a pyramidal mirror for laser beam reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: EL.EN. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Leonardo Masotti, Mauro Galli, Stefano Modi, Maurizio Scortecci
  • Publication number: 20200275949
    Abstract: The method provides for the following steps: —acquiring data indicative of an ultrasound machine comprising: a base unit, a probe associated with the base unit, and a needle guide associated with the probe for guiding needles in a volume subjected to ultrasound imaging by means of said probe and said base unit; —from a database, retrieving information associated with said ultrasound machine; —displaying, on a monitor, an ultrasound image acquired by means of the base unit; —superimposing, to the ultrasound image on the monitor, a set of guide traces for guiding the insertion of needles in the volume subjected to ultrasound imaging, said guide traces being coordinated with the acquired ultrasound images by means of the information retrieved from the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI
  • Publication number: 20190321102
    Abstract: The device comprises an outer tubular structure (21) having a closed terminal end, and an inner tubular structure (23) positioned in the outer tubular structure (21) and having a side wall with a terminal end and defining an inner volume. A first gap for circulation of a coolant is formed between the outer tubular structure and the inner tubular structure. A light guide (27) is housed in the inner volume of the inner tubular structure (23). The light guide comprises an optical fiber (28) and a diffuser (30) optically coupled to a distal end of the optical fiber. The diffuser is at least partially made of a material diffusing to the electromagnetic radiation conveyed by the light guide, and has a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI
  • Publication number: 20190321101
    Abstract: The device comprises: —an outer tubular structure (21) having a closed terminal end; —an inner tubular structure (23), positioned in the outer tubular structure, and having a side wall with a terminal end and defining an inner volume, configured to receive a light guide (27); in which between the outer tubular structure (21) and the inner tubular structure (23) a first gap (25) for circulation of a coolant is formed; At least a portion of the external tubular structure (21) or the internal tubular structure (23) is diffusing to an electromagnetic radiation propagating in the light guide (27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI
  • Publication number: 20190321100
    Abstract: The device comprises: —an outer tubular structure (21) having a closed terminal end; —an inner tubular structure (23), positioned in the outer tubular structure, having a terminal end and defining an inner volume, configured to receive a light guide. A first coolant circulation gap (25) is formed between the outer tubular structure and the inner tubular structure. Between the outer tubular structure (21) and the inner tubular structure (23) a first spacer (33) is located, which develops helically around the longitudinal axis (A-A) of the outer tubular structure (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI
  • Publication number: 20190307508
    Abstract: The method of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia comprises trans-perineally introducing at least one energy delivery device through a perineal area of the patient in a first position in a prostate of the patient. Once the energy delivery device has been introduced, energy is delivered through the delivery device to a volume of tissue of the prostate, until the volume is vaporized or sublimated and a cavity is formed in the prostate tissue. The energy delivery device can then be removed from the prostate. Vaporization of adenomatous tissue provides immediate relieve of the urethra compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Luca BRESCHI, Claudio Maurizio PACELLA, Gianluigi PATELLI
  • Publication number: 20190254745
    Abstract: The device comprises: a laser source (7); a treatment hand-piece (13); a light guide (11) configured to convey a laser beam from the laser source to the hand-piece. The hand-piece (13) is configured to vary the inclination of the laser beam (F2) exiting from the hand-piece with respect to a longitudinal axis (A-A) of the hand-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: EL.EN. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Leonardo MASOTTI
  • Publication number: 20190255347
    Abstract: The device includes an outer conductor (7) and an inner conductor (9) arranged approximately coaxial with each other. The outer conductor surrounds the inner conductor. The outer conductor (7) and the inner conductor (9) are arranged and configured to generate an electromagnetic field with lines of force extending from a front surface (9A) of the inner conductor (9) to a front surface (7C) of the outer conductor (7). The device further includes an energy delivery window (13) arranged in front of the outer conductor and the inner conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Mauro GALLI, Riccardo STOCCHI, Paolo CORSINI, Marco BINI, Amleto IGNESTI, Cristiano RIMINESI, Samuele BENI, Laura PIERI, Alberto CALLIGARO
  • Patent number: 10328277
    Abstract: A system for treating a region of the epidermis, including: at least one laser energy source; a time control device to generate a laser beam; a laser energy focusing system arranged and produced to direct a laser beam on the region of the epidermis. The control device generates a laser beam including a plurality of composite pulses, emitted at a base frequency, each composite pulse including a sequence of sub-pulses at a higher frequency than the base frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EL.EN. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Modi, Maurizio Scortecci, Damiano Fortuna, Tiziano Zingoni, Leonardo Masotti, Gabriele Clementi, Nicola Zerbinati
  • Publication number: 20190090950
    Abstract: The device comprises an outer conductor (7) and an inner conductor (9) arranged approximately coaxial with each other. The outer conductor surrounds the inner conductor. The outer conductor (7) and the inner conductor (9) are arranged and configured to generate an electromagnetic field with lines of force extending from a front surface (9A) of the inner conductor (9) to a front surface (7C) of the outer conductor (7). The device further comprises an energy delivery window (13) arranged in front of the outer conductor and the inner conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Mauro GALLI, Riccardo STOCCHI, Paolo CORSINI, Marco BINI, Amleto IGNESTI, Cristiano RIMINESI, Samuele BENI
  • Publication number: 20190083810
    Abstract: A system for treating a region of the epidermis, including: at least one laser energy source; a time control device to generate a laser beam; a laser energy focusing system arranged and produced to direct a laser beam on the region of the epidermis. The control device generates a laser beam including a plurality of composite pulses, emitted at a base frequency, each composite pulse including a sequence of sub-pulses at a higher frequency than the base frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stefano MODI, Maurizio SCORTECCI, Damiano FORTUNA, Tiziano ZINGONI, Leonardo MASOTTI, Gabriele CLEMENTI, Nicola ZERBINATI
  • Publication number: 20190076193
    Abstract: A laser device for skin ablation treatment. The device includes a laser source (5) and a handpiece (9). The laser beam has a Gaussian distribution of the power density to obtain different effects in the various regions exposed to the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Gabriele CLEMENTI, Leonardo MASOTTI, Mauro GALLI, Nicola ZERBINATI
  • Patent number: 10149984
    Abstract: The system for treating a region of the epidermis, comprising: —at least one laser energy source; —a time control device to generate a laser beam; —a laser energy focusing system arranged and produced to direct a laser beam on said region of the epidermis. The control device generates a laser beam comprising a plurality of composite pulses, emitted at a base frequency, each composite pulse comprising a sequence of sub-pulses at a higher frequency than said base frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EL.EN. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Modi, Maurizio Scortecci, Damiano Fortuna, Tiziano Zingoni, Leonardo Masotti, Gabriele Clementi, Nicola Zerbinati
  • Publication number: 20180280722
    Abstract: The device (3) comprises a first duct (14) having a proximal end, associated with a hand-piece (5), and an open distal end (14A). The first duct (14) is in fluid communication with an inlet port (18) for a liquid containing scattering particles. The device (3) furthermore comprises a light guide (7) so arranged and configured as to convey a laser radiation coming from a laser source (11) near the open distal end (14A) of the first duct (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Leonardo MASOTTI, Paolo CALVANI, Luca BRESCHI
  • Publication number: 20160262626
    Abstract: Device for non-invasive detection of predetermined biological structures associated with areas visible to the naked eye, provided with a) means for illuminating the area to be investigated by means of infrared light, adapted to be absorbed selectively by the biological structure to be investigated, and light with band in the visible field, b) means for splitting the light at the inlet to the cameras, into a light beam with light with spectral band relating to the infrared field and light beam with spectral band in the visible c) acquisition means of two images, one relating to the information content of the split light beam relating to the infrared field, and one relating to the information contribution of the light beam in the visible field, d) means for superimposing the two images to produce a single image that shows the area to be investigated as in the visible with superimposed the shape of the hidden structure to be investigated, e) a viewer for viewing said single image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Giulio PELOSI, Gionatan TORRICELLI, Fabio CIORIA, Leonardo MASOTTI