Patents by Inventor Nicola Ghelli

Nicola Ghelli 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: 10124105
    Abstract: A device (1) for the extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood of a patient, comprising a containment casing (2) which has at least an inlet port (4) of the venous blood and at least an outlet port (5) of the arterial blood, at least an inlet channel (6) and at least an outlet channel (7) of a work gas intended to provide oxygen to blood and/or to remove CO2 from the same, at least a bundle of hollow fibers (8) arranged within the casing (2) and placed between the inlet channel (6) and the outlet channel (7), the hollow fibers being in communication with the inlet and outlet channels (6, 7) and being intended to be crossed by the relative work gas, at least a first and at least a second filtering elements (12, 13) arranged inside the bundle of hollow fibers (8) and spaced apart the one from the other, the filtering elements (12, 13) being able to trap any air bubbles present in the treated blood, where the first and second filtering elements (12, 13) define a relative open profile and where the hollow fibers (8
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Eurosets S.r.l.
    Inventors: Antonio Petralia, Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Publication number: 20160339163
    Abstract: A device (1) for the extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood of a patient, comprising a containment casing (2) which has at least an inlet port (4) of the venous blood and at least an outlet port (5) of the arterial blood, at least an inlet channel (6) and at least an outlet channel (7) of a work gas intended to provide oxygen to blood and/or to remove CO2 from the same, at least a bundle of hollow fibres (8) arranged within the casing (2) and placed between the inlet channel (6) and the outlet channel (7), the hollow fibres being in communication with the inlet and outlet channels (6, 7) and being intended to be crossed by the relative work gas, at least a first and at least a second filtering elements (12, 13) arranged inside the bundle of hollow fibres (8) and spaced apart the one from the other, the filtering elements (12, 13) being able to trap any air bubbles present in the treated blood, where the first and second filtering elements (12, 13) define a relative open profile and where the hollow fibres (8
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Antonio PETRALIA, Nicola GHELLI, Edgardo COSTA, Roberto BALANZONI
  • Patent number: 8585969
    Abstract: A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, the device including a centrifugal pump provided with a transparent enclosure that is connected, by means of an inlet duct, to the outlet of a venous reservoir, the venous reservoir having an inlet that is connected to receive blood from a patient. The transparent enclosure of the pump is connected monolithically to the base of a structure that comprises a heat exchanger and an oxygenator. The structure also supports monolithically, at the peripheral region, an arterial filter that receives the blood in output from the oxygenator and is provided with a connector for coupling to an arterial line for return of the blood to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Edgardo Costa Maianti, Nicola Ghelli, Ivo Panzani
  • Patent number: 8066942
    Abstract: An integrated device for heating and oxygenating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising a shell-and-tube heat exchanger module provided with a coupling to a blood supply line and with two couplings respectively for the intake and discharge of the water designed to exchange heat with the blood; ports are also provided for the passage of the blood toward an oxygenator module of the hollow-fiber type which is located at the peripheral region of the heat exchanger and is provided with a coupling to a blood discharge line; the device further comprises means adapted to direct the flow of blood along a turbulence-free path and with optimum distribution within the two modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Eurosets S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Patent number: 8052632
    Abstract: A cardiotomy reservoir, comprising an outer wall provided, at the lid, with connectors for the inflow of blood to be filtered and, at the bottom, with a connector for the outflow of the filtered blood, a filtering mass being provided which divides the space delimited by the outer wall into a portion that is connected to the inflow connectors and a portion that is connected to the outflow connector; the cardiotomy reservoir comprises a layer of material adapted to retain fats present in blood, and further comprises a first partition and a second partition, which are adapted to delimit at different distances the region that comprises the blood outflow connector and are provided with ports for the passage of the blood in its path for accessing the connector which are arranged at differentiated levels with respect to the bottom, the ports that are provided in the first partition that lies closest to the outflow connector being located at a height, from the bottom, that is greater than the height of the ports prov
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Eurosets S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni, Antonio Petralia
  • Publication number: 20110125074
    Abstract: A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, the device including a centrifugal pump provided with a transparent enclosure that is connected, by means of an inlet duct, to the outlet of a venous reservoir, the venous reservoir having an inlet that is connected to receive blood from a patient. The transparent enclosure of the pump is connected monolithically to the base of a structure that comprises a heat exchanger and an oxygenator. The structure also supports monolithically, at the peripheral region, an arterial filter that receives the blood in output from the oxygenator and is provided with a connector for coupling to an arterial line for return of the blood to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Edgardo Costa Maianti, Nicola Ghelli, Ivo Panzani
  • Patent number: 7748438
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for medical use, comprising a tube bundle formed by a plurality of tubes having a straight axis for the conveyance of a primary fluid, which are embedded at their ends in disks located at the end faces of an outer jacket which is adapted to delimit, together with the disks, a portion of space for the containment of the tube bundle which is designed to be crossed by a secondary fluid, each tube having, at least at a portion of its length, a plurality of consecutive crimps adapted to determine a progressive variation of the shape of the passage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Eurosets S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Patent number: 7666159
    Abstract: A venous reservoir in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising a rigid outer enclosure for a filtering mass in the form of a hollow cylinder, provided with an upper lid which comprises couplings for the inflow of blood with the portion of space delimited by the filtering mass and with a connector at the bottom, the reservoir further comprising a diaphragm which is arranged below the upper lid and is adapted to receive the blood that enters through the couplings provided in the peripheral region of the lid, at the axis of a central hole of the diaphragm there is a column with longitudinal vanes which protrude upwardly until they skim the rim of the hole and are adapted to follow the blood in its flow by gravity toward the collection region at the base of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Eurosets S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Patent number: 7621885
    Abstract: A set of units for a device integrated in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising a cardiotomy reservoir which is provided with elements adapted to provide a monolithic coupling selectively with identical complementary elements of a venous reservoir and a venous bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Eurosets S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Publication number: 20090259161
    Abstract: A cardiotomy reservoir, comprising an outer wall provided, at the lid, with connectors for the inflow of blood to be filtered and, at the bottom, with a connector for the outflow of the filtered blood, a filtering mass being provided which divides the space delimited by the outer wall into a portion that is connected to the inflow connectors and a portion that is connected to the outflow connector; the cardiotomy reservoir comprises a layer of material adapted to retain fats present in blood, and further comprises a first partition and a second partition, which are adapted to delimit at different distances the region that comprises the blood outflow connector and are provided with ports for the passage of the blood in its path for accessing the connector which are arranged at differentiated levels with respect to the bottom, the ports that are provided in the first partition that lies closest to the outflow connector being located at a height, from the bottom, that is greater than the height of the ports prov
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni, Antonio Petralia
  • Publication number: 20090137939
    Abstract: A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circuit comprising a venous blood reservoir having an inlet and an outlet, a heat exchanger having an inlet and an outlet, a pump having an inlet and an outlet, an oxygenation apparatus having an inlet and an outlet, and an arterial blood filter having an inlet and an outlet, wherein the venous blood reservoir, heat exchanger, pump, oxygenation apparatus, and arterial blood filter are integrated into a single monolithic assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Edgardo Costa Maianti, Nicola Ghelli, Ivo Panzani
  • Publication number: 20090087342
    Abstract: A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, the device including a centrifugal pump provided with a transparent enclosure that is connected, by means of an inlet duct, to the outlet of a venous reservoir, the venous reservoir having an inlet that is connected to receive blood from a patient. The transparent enclosure of the pump is connected monolithically to the base of a structure that comprises a heat exchanger and an oxygenator. The structure also supports monolithically, at the peripheral region, an arterial filter that receives the blood in output from the oxygenator and is provided with a connector for coupling to an arterial line for return of the blood to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Edgardo Costa Maianti, Nicola Ghelli, Ivo Panzani
  • Patent number: 7476359
    Abstract: A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, the device including a centrifugal pump provided with a transparent enclosure that is connected, by means of an inlet duct, to the outlet of a venous reservoir, the venous reservoir having an inlet that is connected to receive blood from a patient. The transparent enclosure of the pump is connected monolithically to the base of a structure that comprises a heat exchanger and an oxygenator. The structure also supports monolithically, at the peripheral region, an arterial filter that receives the blood in output from the oxygenator and is provided with a connector for coupling to an arterial line for return of the blood to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Edgardo Costa Maianti, Nicola Ghelli, Ivo Panzani
  • Publication number: 20090012443
    Abstract: A vacuum assisted venous blood reservoir has a controller that can sense pressure within a sealed blood chamber. The controller regulates the amount of vacuum within the chamber to control the level of blood in the venous reservoir. A safety valve is included to prevent blood from entering the vacuum line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Ivo Panzani, Gabriele Tommasi
  • Publication number: 20070293804
    Abstract: A set of units for a device integrated in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising a cardiotomy reservoir which is provided with elements adapted to provide a monolithic coupling selectively with identical complementary elements of a venous reservoir and a venous bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Publication number: 20070293805
    Abstract: A venous reservoir in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising a rigid outer enclosure for a filtering mass in the form of a hollow cylinder, provided with an upper lid which comprises couplings for the inflow of blood with the portion of space delimited by the filtering mass and with a connector at the bottom, the reservoir further comprising a diaphragm which is arranged below the upper lid and is adapted to receive the blood that enters through the couplings provided in the peripheral region of the lid, at the axis of a central hole of the diaphragm there is a column with longitudinal vanes which protrude upwardly until they skim the rim of the hole and are adapted to follow the blood in its flow by gravity toward the collection region at the base of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Publication number: 20070293806
    Abstract: A venous bag in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising two flat sheets which are connected one another so as to determine a closed containment volume which contains a filter, the sheets being connected at two opposite sides through concertina portions provided, at the intermediate edge, with a filament made of elastically deformable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni, Fabio Balugani
  • Publication number: 20070217948
    Abstract: An integrated device for heating and oxygenating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising a shell-and-tube heat exchanger module provided with a coupling to a blood supply line and with two couplings respectively for the intake and discharge of the water designed to exchange heat with the blood; ports are also provided for the passage of the blood toward an oxygenator module of the hollow-fiber type which is located at the peripheral region of the heat exchanger and is provided with a coupling to a blood discharge line; the device further comprises means adapted to direct the flow of blood along a turbulence-free path and with optimum distribution within the two modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni
  • Patent number: 7238320
    Abstract: A device for oxygenating blood in an extracorporeal circuit includes a first structure suitable to delimit a portion of space-containing capillaries made of microporous membrane. The capillaries convey oxygen and are wet externally by blood flowing through a portion of space between an intake connector, which is connected to a venous line of the extracorporeal circuit, and a delivery connector. The device includes a second structure monolithically connected and contiguous to the first structure. The second structure is suitable to contain blood filtration means that divide the portion of space delimited thereby into a blood distribution chamber, provided with an air vent and connected to the delivery connector of the first structure, and a blood collection chamber provided with a delivery connector connected to the arterial line of the extracorporeal circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Sorin Group Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Ivo Panzani
  • Publication number: 20070079955
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for medical use, comprising a tube bundle formed by a plurality of tubes having a straight axis for the conveyance of a primary fluid, which are embedded at their ends in disks located at the end faces of an outer jacket which is adapted to delimit, together with the disks, a portion of space for the containment of the tube bundle which is designed to be crossed by a secondary fluid, each tube having, at least at a portion of its length, a plurality of consecutive crimps adapted to determine a progressive variation of the shape of the passage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Nicola Ghelli, Edgardo Costa Maianti, Roberto Balanzoni