Patents by Inventor Manuel F. DaSilva

Manuel F. DaSilva 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: 10448965
    Abstract: A system and method for nerve decompression comprise a knife unit having a parallel upper limb and lower limb terminating proximally at the cap of the tubular sheath and a triangular shaped surgical cutting blade disposed vertically in between the upper limb and the lower limb. Upper limb and lower limb extend distally beyond the cutting blade and have open slots to facilitate proper positioning and engaging of the tissue while allowing visualization of less routing structure. The knife receives the probe head of an endoscope just behind cutting blade for proper visualization and illumination. The guiding system comprises a handle unit and a pair of parallel guides with long open slots that act as a cannula of adjustable diameter. The open slots on parallel guides facilitate 360 degree visualization of the surroundings and also prevent derailing of endoscopic knife unit while passing through it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Publication number: 20160128714
    Abstract: A system and method for nerve decompression comprise a knife unit having a parallel upper limb and lower limb terminating proximally at the cap of the tubular sheath and a triangular shaped surgical cutting blade disposed vertically in between the upper limb and the lower limb. Upper limb and lower limb extend distally beyond the cutting blade and have open slots to facilitate proper positioning and engaging of the tissue while allowing visualization of less routing structure. The knife receives the probe head of an endoscope just behind cutting blade for proper visualization and illumination. The guiding system comprises a handle unit and a pair of parallel guides with long open slots that act as a cannula of adjustable diameter. The open slots on parallel guides facilitate 360 degree visualization of the surroundings and also prevent derailing of endoscopic knife unit while passing through it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Patent number: 8028702
    Abstract: An arm support and positioning assembly is provided that includes a vertical member, an engagement member and a horizontal member having one end engaged with the vertical member through a ball joint assembly and the other end affixed with the engagement member through a wedge lock. The engagement member receives and retains a patient's arm support during the surgical or medical procedures. The vertical member is attached to the clamp support assembly affixed with the operating table. The ball joint assembly includes a first hinge plate, a second hinge plate, and a ball joint having an elongated ball neck on one end and a spherical ball on other end. The ball shape end allows the horizontal member to rotate at a varied angular position with respect to the vertical member thereby providing a greater degree of adjustability to the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Patent number: 7686267
    Abstract: A clamp assembly for use in connection with an operating table rail is disclosed. The clamp assembly includes a top clamp member, a base clamp member and an operating lever to move the top clamp member relative to the base clamp member. The base clamp member and the top clamp member include complimentary V-shaped channels that allow the clamp assembly of the present invention to be installed on the sterile side of the surgical field. The base clamp member is provided with dual guide pins and an actuator pin, extending upwards from the base clamp member and through the top clamp member. The actuator pin is affixed with a fastening means to engage the top of the actuator pin and the base clamp member together. Further, the base clamp member includes apertures for receiving various surgical support fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Publication number: 20090293884
    Abstract: An arm support and positioning assembly is provided that includes a vertical member, an engagement member and a horizontal member having one end engaged with the vertical member through a ball joint assembly and the other end affixed with the engagement member through a wedge lock. The engagement member receives and retains a patient's arm support during the surgical or medical procedures. The vertical member is attached to the clamp support assembly affixed with the operating table. The ball joint assembly includes a first hinge plate, a second hinge plate, and a ball joint having an elongated ball neck on one end and a spherical ball on other end. The ball shape end allows the horizontal member to rotate at a varied angular position with respect to the vertical member thereby providing a greater degree of adjustability to the surgeon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva
  • Publication number: 20080203644
    Abstract: A clamp assembly for use in connection with an operating table rail is disclosed. The clamp assembly includes a top clamp member, a base clamp member and an operating lever to move the top clamp member relative to the base clamp member. The base clamp member and the top clamp member include complimentary V-shaped channels that allow the clamp assembly of the present invention to be installed on the sterile side of the surgical field. The base clamp member is provided with dual guide pins and an actuator pin, extending upwards from the base clamp member and through the top clamp member. The actuator pin is affixed with a fastening means to engage the top of the actuator pin and the base clamp member together. Further, the base clamp member includes apertures for receiving various surgical support fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Manuel F. DaSilva