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: 20050043667
    Abstract: A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy reservoir by a partition which includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures are in fluid communication with a plurality of ducts and passageways which are configured to provide various modes of operation depending upon whether, for the particular surgical conditions, it is desired to mix venous and cardiotomy blood, or to isolate those blood pools from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 6843249
    Abstract: A customizable face or nose mask for the noninvasive ventilation of patients in general, which comprises a mask body forming at least one surface portion which can be coupled to the face of the patient. The peculiarity of the invention consists in that it comprises, at least at the surface portion, a chamber for containing at least one product without shape memory which can be activated to produce a chemical and/or physical reaction for the transformation of the at least one product without shape memory into a product having shape memory which spontaneously models itself on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt, Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Bergamaschi, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 6834650
    Abstract: The face or nose mask (1) includes a mask body (2) with an inlet (3). The mask body (2) includes a sealing element with a first chamber (10), and a second chamber (11) which can be connected by connectors (12, 13) to a source of pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Paolo Bergamaschi, Stefano Nava
  • Publication number: 20040216739
    Abstract: A device for passive humidification of tracheostomized or intubated patients, comprising an outer body which forms an opening for connection to the patient and is connected to at least one seat of a filtering element which is connected to the outside, the device further comprising, on the outer body, a coupling for connection to at least one oxygen delivery duct which ends proximate to the outer part of the filtering element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 6770048
    Abstract: A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy reservoir by a partition which includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures are in fluid communication with a plurality of ducts and passageways which are configured to provide various modes of operation depending upon whether, for the particular surgical conditions, it is desired to mix venous and cardiotomy blood, or to isolate those blood pools from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Dideco S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 6745766
    Abstract: A device for passive humidification of tracheostomized or intubated patients, comprising an outer body which forms an opening for connection to the patient and is connected to at least one seat of a filtering element which is connected to the outside, the device further comprising, on the outer body, a coupling for connection to at least one oxygen delivery duct which ends proximate to the outer part of the filtering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Holdings B.V.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20030075181
    Abstract: A customizable face or nose mask for the noninvasive ventilation of patients in general, which comprises a mask body forming at least one surface portion which can be coupled to the face of the patient. The peculiarity of the invention consists in that it comprises, at least at the surface portion, a chamber for containing at least one product without shape memory which can be activated to produce a chemical and/or physical reaction for the transformation of the at least one product without shape memory into a product having shape memory which spontaneously models itself on the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Paolo Bergamaschi, Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20030055370
    Abstract: A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy reservoir by a partition which includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures are in fluid communication with a plurality of ducts and passageways which are configured to provide various modes of operation depending upon whether, for the particular surgical conditions, it is desired to mix venous and cardiotomy blood, or to isolate those blood pools from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Dideco S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20020195104
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the humidification of the air stream breathed by a patient, having a tubular body that can be coupled to a heat and moisture exchange filter and forms a channel for the passage of an air stream. At least one portion of the channel is provided by a membrane impermeable to gases and permeable to ions and molecules with a partial charge. The membrane delimits an interspace that is external to the channel and allows passage of a water vapor flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Giovanni Mambrini
  • Patent number: 6494206
    Abstract: A face mask for the noninvasive ventilation of a patient, the mask being customizable by having a mask body forming at least one surface portion which can be coupled to the face of the patient, the face mask further including at least one chamber containing at least one product without shape memory which can be activated to produce a chemical and/or physical reaction for the transformation of said at least product without shape memory into a body having shape memory which spontaneously models itself on the patient's face at a surface portion between the mask and the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Bergamaschi, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 6475176
    Abstract: A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy reservoir by a partition which includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures are in fluid communication with a plurality of ducts and passageways which are configured to provide various modes of operation depending upon whether, for the particular surgical conditions, it is desired to mix venous and cardiotomy blood, or to isolate those blood pools from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Dideco, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20020157667
    Abstract: A device for passive humidification of tracheostomized or intubated patients, comprising an outer body which forms an opening for connection to the patient and is connected to at least one seat of a filtering element which is connected to the outside, the device further comprising, on the outer body, a coupling for connection to at least one oxygen delivery duct which ends proximate to the outer part of the filtering element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Publication number: 20020032399
    Abstract: A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy reservoir by a partition which includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures are in fluid communication with a plurality of ducts and passageways which are configured to provide various modes of operation depending upon whether, for the particular surgical conditions, it is desired to mix venous and cardiotomy blood, or to isolate those blood pools from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Applicant: Dideco S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 6287270
    Abstract: A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy reservoir by a partition which includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures are in fluid communication with a plurality of ducts and passageways which are configured to provide various modes of operation depending upon whether, for the particular surgical conditions, it is desired to mix venous and cardiotomy blood, or to isolate those blood pools from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Dideco, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 5858015
    Abstract: A container for blood having a generally rigid support which, in combination with a filter element such as a screen, defines a blood inlet chamber of substantially constant size and geometric shape. An expandable reservoir portion is associated with the support and, preferably, has a bellows-like configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Dideco S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 5837140
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blood filter comprising a housing having a top portion, a base portion and a sidewall portion and a blood inlet. A filter element is disposed within the housing and divides the housing into an inlet chamber in flow communication with the blood inlet and an outlet chamber. The filter element comprises a portion of non-woven filter material and a portion of screen filter material and both the non-woven filter material portion and the screen filter material portion are in contact with the inlet chamber and the outlet chamber. The housing also comprises a blood outlet in flow communication with the outlet chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Dideco S.p.A
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Nicola Ghelli, Giuseppe Grandi
  • Patent number: 5817278
    Abstract: A blood oxygenator having a substantially cylindrical structure provided with an inner wall or core and an outer wall that define an oxygenation chamber. The oxygenation chamber contains a hollow fiber bundle comprised of hollow microporous semi-permeable fibers which are meant to be affected externally by the blood that flows in the oxygenation chamber. The oxygenation chamber is provided with inlet and outlet paths for connection to the outside. The hollow fibers are embedded, at their ends, in rings of polyurethane resin known as potting and are connected to gas inlet and outlet chambers respectively for the intake of oxygen and for the discharge of the carbon dioxide. The structure includes ribs that extend from the inner wall of the structure and are divided into multiple sets that run longitudinally along the entire length of the core generally parallel with the axis of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Dideco S.P.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Nicola Ghelli
  • Patent number: 5762870
    Abstract: The structure has a core which may be a strand or braid, as well as a sheath surrounding the core and defining the exchange surface. Preferred applications are for biomedical equipment such as blood oxygenators and blood purification equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.p.A.
    Inventors: Franco Vallana, Stefano Rinaldi, Giampiero Porro, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 5683355
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cardiotomy reservoir for containing blood comprising a housing having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a continuous sidewall portion, the top portion and bottom portion connected to the sidewall portion to form an enclosed reservoir. The housing has a blood inlet, a blood outlet, and an air outlet. The housing also has a trap at the bottom portion of the housing, and the blood outlet is connected to a tube that draws from the trap at the bottom portion of the housing. The housing has a filter interposed between the trap and the inside of the main portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Dideco S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Nicola Ghelli, Giuseppe Grandi
  • Patent number: 5188801
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blood-treatment device including hollow fibers which are suitable for conveying a fluid and are in a plurality of superposed layers arranged in directions which are offset from layer to layer so as to create a uniform flow of blood from an inlet chamber adjacent one end layer of the plurality of superposed layers to an outlet chamber adjacent the other end layer, the blood passing through the layers in a direction substantially perpendicular thereto and bathing the external surfaces of the hollow fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Cortek S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fini