Patents by Inventor Massimo Fini

Massimo Fini 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: 20200306416
    Abstract: A tube connection part adapted to accommodate a flexible tube made from a material comprising polyvinyl chloride, wherein said tube connection part comprises a sleeve adapted to form an overlapping region between said tube connection part and said tube, wherein an adhesion promoting agent is deposited on at least a subsection of a surface of said sleeve, characterized in that the adhesion promoting agent comprises a styrene-butadiene block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Martin Lauer, Reinhold Reiter, Alain Veneroni
  • Publication number: 20190336672
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical fluid-conducting cassette for a medical fluid treatment that includes a hard body defining channels for guiding fluids through the cassette; a first film section arranged to cover parts of the hard body against an exterior of the cassette; at least one connection point configured to connect at least one of the channels with an exterior of the cassette in a fluid communication; and at least one covering device attached to the hard body and arranged so as to cover the connection point in a releasable or removable manner. In some embodiments, the covering device is a second film section made from the same material as the first film section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Massimo FINI, Reinhold REITER, Edoardo PATRINI
  • Patent number: 10441711
    Abstract: A device and a method facilitate connecting a vial to a container or to a fluid, line, and transferring the contents of the vial to the container or to the fluid line. The device has a connecting device, a first holder for accommodating the connecting device, a second holder for accommodating the vial, and an actuating means. The connecting device includes an annular housing, an inside part having at least one puncture device, and a tube connection. The annular housing is configured to be rotatable about the inside part so as to function as a valve, so that by rotation of the annular housing, flow paths of the connecting device can be opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Martin Kaiser, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 10279158
    Abstract: A disposable connector suitable for engagement on a substitution port of a hemofiltration machine includes a main body defining a duct, and a pliable element that engages an end of the main body. The pliable element includes a membrane occluding the duct and performing a valve function, and a seal portion radially expanding outward of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Andrea Vaiano
  • Patent number: 10226565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double connector for a tubular insert intended to connect an extra-corporeal circuit to a peristaltic pump. The double connector comprises: a first channel with an axis a1, a second channel with an axis a2 not parallel to a1, a pressure chamber arranged along the first channel and suitable for co-operation with a pressure sensor. The pressure chamber is closed, on the opposite side with respect to the second channel, by a membrane which extends mainly in a plane ? substantially parallel to both the axes a1 and a2. Moreover, a straight line r, passing through both axes a1 and a2 and perpendicular thereto, crosses the membrane. The invention also relates to a tubular insert comprising the double connector and an extra-corporeal circuit comprising the tubular insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter, Wolfgang Wehmeyer
  • Patent number: 10022482
    Abstract: A device to promote heat exchange to/from a medical liquid includes an inlet, an outlet, and a duct adapted to contain a flow of the medical liquid. The duct is enclosed between two walls, has a planar development defining a mean plane ?, and has means for promoting turbulence in the flow of the medical liquid. At least one wall of the duct is suitable to allow a heat exchange with the flow of the medical liquid. The means for promoting turbulence has a plurality of fins, and each fin has a lenticular cross section and defines its own mean plane ?n substantially perpendicular to plane ?. A disposable cassette for use in a PD/APD treatment has a polymeric structure defining a first part, suitable for pumping and distributing the medical liquid, and a second part having the device to promote heat exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SIS-TER S.P.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter
  • Patent number: 9839737
    Abstract: A tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a hemodialysis machine includes an out-tube for supplying the blood from the patient to a filter of the machine, an in-tube for supplying the blood from the filter back to the patient, a drip chamber placed along one of the tubes, adapted to let the blood drip through an air buffer, and a vial gate for the connection of vials containing drugs to be delivered into the blood. The vial gate includes a delivery lumen, suitable for delivering the drug from the vial to the drip chamber, and a vent lumen, suitable for providing air inside the vial in order to replace the delivered drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Johannes Bartholomaeus, Gerhard Wiesen
  • Publication number: 20170304531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for connecting a vial [1] to a container or to a fluid line and transferring the contents of a vial [1] to a container or to a fluid line, wherein the device has a first holder [4] which is suitable for accommodating a connecting device [8], a second holder [5] which is suitable for accommodating a vial [1], an actuating means [7] and a connecting device [8] which consists of an annular housing [13], an inside part [12] having at least one puncture device [14] and a tube connection [16], wherein the annular housing [13] of the connecting device [8] can be constructed to be rotatable about the inside part [12] in the function of a valve, so that by rotation of the housing [13] the flow paths of the connecting device [8] can be opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Martin KAISER, Massimo FINI, Alain VENERONI
  • Patent number: 9797528
    Abstract: An assembly of a dual lumen tubing and a dual bore connector has a first flow conduit along a first lumen and a first bore, and has a second flow conduit from a second bore, via a circumferential groove and along a second lumen. The assembly can be used in connection with an extracorporeal circuit of a haemodialysis machine or an infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 9744296
    Abstract: For the administering of medicaments, an adapter is provided for connection to a haemodialysis tube set, which makes possible the direct connection of a standard injection vial to the extracorporeal circuit, avoiding the introduction of air into the circuit. The adapter has two conduit pathways. The conduit pathway for the application of medicament contains a gas-blocking element. The second conduit pathway serves for the aeration of the injection vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Stefan Weiss, Andreas Terpin, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 9623227
    Abstract: A tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a machine for carrying out a hemodialysis treatment of a patient's blood includes a blood out-tube for supplying the blood from the patient to a filter, a blood in-tube for supplying the blood from the filter back to the patient, and a substitution tube connected to the blood in-tube or the blood out-tube suitable for providing a substitution fluid in the patient's blood. The substitution tube includes an insert for the infusion of drugs, with the insert being configured to cooperate with a vial. A method of delivering drugs includes use of the tubing set, including the substitution tube, the insert, and the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Rieter, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 9623175
    Abstract: A tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a medical liquid delivery device includes a delivery tube configured to supply a medical liquid or blood to a patient, and a vial gate for the connection of vials containing drugs to be delivered into the medical liquid or blood. The vial gate includes a delivery lumen configured to deliver the drug from the vial to the delivery tube, and a vent lumen configured to deliver a replacement fluid from a location inside the tubing set to the inside of the vial in order to replace the delivered drug. The vial gate also includes at least one one-way valve placed along the vent lumen or the delivery lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 9539387
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insert and a vial for the infusion of a liquid. The vial comprises a hollow body, a grasp portion and a head. The head comprises a delivery opening defining an axis X; a septum for closing the opening; and at least one circumferential push surface next to the head and firmly connected to the grasp portion. The insert is suitable to deliver the liquid and to receive the vial along axis X. The insert comprises a main body with lower ducts, an inner part and a piercing spike. The inner part defines a seat for the vial head, and comprises one slit for engaging the circumferential push surface. The spike is suitable to pierce the vial septum and defines upper ducts. The inner part is able to rotate inside the main body between a fluidly open configuration and a fluidly closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHALND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Wolfgang Wehmeyer, Wolfgang Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9498615
    Abstract: An insert for an infusion of drugs is configured for connection to a vial and preferably to a circuit or an infusion line. The insert includes a main body, a resilient element, and a piercing spike. The piercing spike has an axis X and defines a first channel and a second channel, and is movable relative to the main body along the axis X between a first closed position A and a second open position B. The resilient element presses against the piercing spike so as to keep the piercing spike in the first closed position A when no external forces are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20160271383
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a disposable connector 20 suitable for engagement on the substitution post 180 of a hemo filtration machine 18. The connector 20 comprises: a rigid main body 22 defining a duct 220 ; and a soft element 24 fitted on an end of the main body 22. In the connector 20 according to the invention, the soft element 24 comprises a membrane 240 occluding the duct 220 and performing a valve function; and a seal portion 242 radially expanding outward of the duct 220.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Reinhold REITER, Massimo FINI, Andrea VAIANO
  • Patent number: 9435706
    Abstract: A membrane for a pressure dome is configured to cooperate with a pressure sensor, and includes a resilient circular wall and a circular rim. The resilient circular wall is configured to close one side of the pressure dome so as to define a partition between the inside of the pressure dome and the outside. The circular rim is configured to be housed in a main body of the pressure dome. The membrane is configured such that the resilient circular wall, when there is no difference between the pressures acting respectively on the inner surface and on the outer surface, has an outwardly convex form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter, Luca Donarini
  • Patent number: 9352139
    Abstract: A disposable connector suitable for engagement on the substitution port of a hemofiltration machine includes a rigid main body defining a duct, and a soft element fitted on an end of the main body. The soft element includes a membrane occluding the duct and performing a valve function, and a seal portion radially expanding outward of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Andrea Vaiano
  • Publication number: 20160000988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double connector for a tubular insert, intended to connect an extra-corporeal circuit to a peristaltic pump. The double connector comprises: a first channel with an axis a1, a second channel with an axis a2 not parallel to a1, a pressure chamber arranged along the first channel and suitable for co-operation with a pressure sensor. The pressure chamber is closed, on the opposite side with respect to the second channel, by a membrane which extends mainly in a plane n substantially parallel to both the axes a1 and a2. Moreover, a straight line r, passing through both axes a1 and a2 and perpendicular thereto, crosses the membrane. The invention also relates to a tubular insert comprising the double connector and an extra-corporeal circuit comprising the tubular insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Massimo FINI, Reinhold REITER, Wolfgang WEHMEYER
  • Publication number: 20150338302
    Abstract: A membrane for a pressure dome is configured to cooperate with a pressure sensor, and includes a resilient circular wall and a circular rim. The resilient circular wall is configured to close one side of the pressure dome so as to define a partition between the inside of the pressure dome and the outside. The circular rim is configured to be housed in a main body of the pressure dome. The membrane is configured such that the resilient circular wall, when there is no difference between the pressures acting respectively on the inner surface and on the outer surface, has an outwardly convex form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Massimo FINI, Reinhold REITER, Luca DONARINI
  • Patent number: 9067025
    Abstract: A safety insert for an extra-corporeal circuit includes a first half-shell and a second half-shell forming a shell defining an inner duct, at least part of the second half-shell being made with a translucent material; a first connector to be connected to the extra-corporeal circuit, and a second connector to be connected to a transducer; and a first hydrophobic semi-permeable membrane having a first area A1 and a second hydrophobic semi-permeable membrane having a second area A2, with the two membranes being arranged in series along the inner duct. In a front view, the extent of an overlapping area A12 of the membranes is between 0% and 50% of the smaller of the two areas A1, A2. An extra-corporeal circuit includes the safety insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Massimo Fini