Patents by Inventor Rick J. Ferraro

Rick J. Ferraro 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: 4489722
    Abstract: A catheter such as an endotracheal tube is rendered resistant to laser beam impaction by coating the cuff and/or the tube with a laser-reflective compound which is preferably comprised of one to three parts of powdered aluminum to one part silicone rubber solution. The laser-reflective compound may be permanently bonded to the cuff and/or the tube by first dipping the cuff and/or the tube in a bath of the compound to form a smooth outer coating on the cuff and/or the tube and then baking the cuff and/or the tube to cure the coating. The laser-reflective coating serves to reflect the laser beam, thus making the catheter laser resistant while the smoothness of the coating aids in catheter insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Medical Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Rick J. Ferraro, Henry W. Lynch