Patents by Inventor Louis P. Mingione

Louis P. Mingione 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: 10549078
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 2200, INC
    Inventors: Louis P. Mingione, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Patent number: 10195381
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a housing that defines an inlet port and an outlet port. A jet pump receives pressurized gas flow from the inlet port and delivers the gas flow to the outlet port. A nebulizer is fluidly coupled to the outlet port and positioned to introduce medication into the gas flow and deliver medicated gas flow to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VYAIRE MEDICAL CONSUMABLES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dunsmore, Geoffrey C. Wise, Thomas C. Wilschke, Louis P. Mingione
  • Patent number: 10076648
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a plurality of ampoules formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a container having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the plurality of ampoules, an application member attached to the distal end of the container; and at least one actuator projecting from the container, wherein the at least one actuator is actuatable to independently fracture the plurality of ampoules, thereby independently releasing the liquid into the application member. The at least one actuator may be moveable from a first position to a second position, the applicator having a smaller profile when the actuator is in the second position than when the actuator is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventors: Louis P. Mingione, Charlie Beuchat
  • Publication number: 20180147398
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a plurality of ampoules formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a container having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the plurality of ampoules, an application member attached to the distal end of the container; and at least one actuator projecting from the container, wherein the at least one actuator is actuatable to independently fracture the plurality of ampoules, thereby independently releasing the liquid into the application member. The at least one actuator may be moveable from a first position to a second position, the applicator having a smaller profile when the actuator is in the second position than when the actuator is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Louis P. MINGIONE, Charlie BEUCHAT
  • Publication number: 20180147397
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Louis P. Mingione, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Patent number: 9480466
    Abstract: A laparoscopic surgical device is provided, including a removable tool-comprising shaft having an outer shaft and an inner actuation rod that may be removably or permanently connected together. A handle of the device includes a two-button mechanism for engaging and releasing the removable tool-comprising shaft. The two-button mechanism is configured to engage overlapping corresponding apertures of the outer shaft and the inner rod that extends through the outer shaft, and the handle may include a variety of configurations that can readily interchangeably be used with different tool bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Van De Weghe, Louis P. Mingione, David A. Schechter, David Scott Hazlitt
  • Publication number: 20160199631
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Louis P. MINGIONE, Satish Degala, Kenneth Bruce Thurmond, Andre M. Rustad, Michael McMahon, Benjamin T. Krupp, Charlie Beuchat, Maya P. Singh
  • Publication number: 20160166816
    Abstract: An applicator assembly includes a plurality of ampoules formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a container having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the plurality of ampoules, an application member attached to the distal end of the container; and at least one actuator projecting from the container, wherein the at least one actuator is actuatable to independently fracture the plurality of ampoules, thereby independently releasing the liquid into the application member. The at least one actuator may be moveable from a first position to a second position, the applicator having a smaller profile when the actuator is in the second position than when the actuator is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Louis P. MINGIONE, Charlie Beuchat
  • Publication number: 20150342583
    Abstract: A laparoscopic surgical device is provided, including a removable tool-comprising shaft having an outer shaft and an inner actuation rod that may be removably or permanently connected together. A handle of the device includes a two-button mechanism for engaging and releasing the removable tool-comprising shaft. The two-button mechanism is configured to engage overlapping corresponding apertures of the outer shaft and the inner rod that extends through the outer shaft, and the handle may include a variety of configurations that can readily interchangeably be used with different tool bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Van De Weghe, Louis P. Mingione, David A. Schechter, David Scott Hazlitt
  • Publication number: 20150096562
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a housing that defines an inlet port and an outlet port. A jet pump receives pressurized gas flow from the inlet port and delivers the gas flow to the outlet port. A nebulizer is fluidly coupled to the outlet port and positioned to introduce medication into the gas flow and deliver medicated gas flow to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas J. DUNSMORE, Geoffrey C. WISE, Thomas C. WILSCHKE, Louis P. MINGIONE
  • Patent number: 8931478
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a housing that defines an inlet port and an outlet port. A jet pump receives pressurized gas flow from the inlet port and delivers the gas flow to the outlet port. A nebulizer is fluidly coupled to the outlet port and positioned to introduce medication into the gas flow and deliver medicated gas flow to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J Dunsmore, Geoffrey C. Wise, Thomas C. Wilschke, Louis P. Mingione
  • Publication number: 20120109186
    Abstract: An articulating laparoscopic instrument including a handle body, a shaft, an end effector, an operation mechanism, and an articulation mechanism. The end effector is connected to a shaft end. The operation mechanism includes a rod and an actuator. The rod is coupled to the end effector. Movement of the actuator relative to the handle body transfers a force onto the rod in a longitudinal direction to operate the end effector. The articulation mechanism includes a deflection assembly, first and second collar assemblies, first and second cables, a linkage, and an articulation actuator. The first and second collar assemblies are slidably disposed over the rod. The cables extend between the collar assemblies and the deflection assembly. Movement of the articulation actuator drives the first and second collar assemblies in opposite directions to cause a longitudinal deflection in the deflection assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: David A. Parrott, Benjamin T. Krupp, Christoph L. Gillum, Christopher J. Matice, Louis P. Mingione
  • Publication number: 20090126731
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a housing that defines an inlet port and an outlet port. A jet pump receives pressurized gas flow from the inlet port and delivers the gas flow to the outlet port. A nebulizer is fluidly coupled to the outlet port and positioned to introduce medication into the gas flow and deliver medicated gas flow to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dunsmore, Geoffrey C. Wise, Thomas C. Wilschke, Louis P. Mingione