Patents by Inventor Robert R. Mantell

Robert R. Mantell 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: 10493220
    Abstract: Gas recirculation systems for use in endoscopic surgical procedures including a gas recirculation pump are disclosed. The gas recirculation pump may work in conjunction with an insufflator used to inflate a patient's peritoneal cavity during surgery. The gas recirculation system may recirculate a high flow rate of gas from and to the patient while filtering particulate matter out of the gas and while maintaining an adequate moisture content in the gas. The gas recirculation pump may include a disposable pump cartridge releasably connected to a pump motor. A controller may detect a fault or safety condition in the gas recirculation system based on the load placed on the pump motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Donald Millar, Patrick B. Millar, Eric P. Andersen
  • Publication number: 20190083721
    Abstract: A high-flow luer lock connector is disclosed. A high-flow luer lock connector comprises a connector body defining an interior region, a lumen, and an extended passageway. The interior region is bounded by a cylindrical side wall and a base wall. The lumen is defined at the base wall of the interior region and extends no more than 0.274 of an inch into the interior region. The extended passageway comprises a first and second end and passes through the connector body and the lumen. The extended passageway is in communication with the interior region to allow insufflation gas to flow through the interior region and extended passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Northgate Technologies
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20180280635
    Abstract: Handheld carboxy therapy applicators are disclosed. In one implementation, a handheld carboxy therapy applicator includes a heater module, a humidification module, and a hypodermic needle. The heater module is configured to receive a flow of gas and to warm gas within the flow of gas. The humidification module is in fluid communication, such as in a serial connection, with the heater module. The humidification module is configured to receive the flow of gas from the heater module and to humidify the gas within the flow of gas. The hypodermic needle is in serial connection with the humidification module. The hypodermic needle is configured to receive the flow of gas from the humidification module and to inject the flow of gas into a tissue of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Patent number: 10086154
    Abstract: A high-flow luer lock connector is disclosed. A high-flow luer lock connector comprises a connector body defining an interior region, a lumen, and an extended passageway. The interior region is bounded by a cylindrical side wall and a base wall. The lumen is defined at the base wall of the interior region and extends no more than 0.274 of an inch into the interior region. The extended passageway comprises a first and second end and passes through the connector body and the lumen. The extended passageway is in communication with the interior region to allow insufflation gas to flow through the interior region and extended passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Patent number: 10052444
    Abstract: A gas apparatus for use in a medical procedure may include a housing, a heater, a port, and a dispensing device. The housing defines a chamber having a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The heater warms a gas flowing through the chamber. The port is positioned in fluid communication with the chamber. The dispensing device is inserted within the port for delivering water in aerosol form to warmed gas as it exits the gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NORTHGATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Peter A. Manzie
  • Patent number: 9937304
    Abstract: Handheld carboxy therapy applicators are disclosed. In one implementation, a handheld carboxy therapy applicator includes a heater module, a humidification module, and a hypodermic needle. The heater module is configured to receive a flow of gas and to warm gas within the flow of gas. The humidification module is in fluid communication, such as in a serial connection, with the heater module. The humidification module is configured to receive the flow of gas from the heater module and to humidify the gas within the flow of gas. The hypodermic needle is in serial connection with the humidification module. The hypodermic needle is configured to receive the flow of gas from the humidification module and to inject the flow of gas into a tissue of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NORTHGATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20170274160
    Abstract: Insufflation systems including a plurality of flow rate sensors are disclosed. Each flow rate sensor is configured to measure flow across a different flow rate range, with the combined flow rate ranges of the sensors encompassing the entire flow rate capability of the insufflation system. A controller selects the most appropriate flow rate sensor based on the gas flow required to be delivered to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Eric Andersen, Steven Weaver, Paul Wilke
  • Publication number: 20170173276
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a medicated atmosphere in an organ, or body cavity is disclosed. The system includes a flexible nebulization catheter that can be manipulated during use, a device for the introduction of the nebulization catheter, a medication delivery apparatus configured to control delivery of a medication to the catheter, a gas delivery apparatus in communication with the catheter, a gas pressure relief apparatus configured to relieve pressure in the organ or body cavity, and a central controller. The system may include a liquid source having a mixture of hyaluronic acid and heparin that, in conjunction with the nebulizing catheter, are designed to generate an aerosol with a particle size of 10-25 microns in a body cavity. The method includes providing an aerosol of anti-adhesive medication to an organ or body cavity while controlling overall pressure in the organ or cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nawar Alkhamesi, Robert R. Mantell
  • Patent number: 9579114
    Abstract: Invasive side-firing electrohydraulic lithotripsy probes that creates a substantially annular shockwave to break up concretions are disclosed. Generally, the side-firing electrohydraulic lithotripsy probe includes a lithotripter tip including a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is positioned at a distal end of the lithotripter tip and the second electrode is positioned in the lithotripter tip such that an end of the second electrode is coaxially aligned with an end of the first electrode. An electric arc between the first and second electrodes causes a shockwave to radiate radially from the lithotripter tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Stan J. Lipowski, Chuck Zander, Joanna L. Zander
  • Patent number: 9572595
    Abstract: An in-dwelling port for providing repeated entry to a body during and/or after an operation is described. The port may include an external portion secured to a body outside an incision and a collapsible insertion portion that is inserted through the incision. The collapsible portion collapses when no instrument or lumen is present to permit the body to return to substantially a normal profile around the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20170000959
    Abstract: Gas recirculation systems for use in endoscopic surgical procedures including a gas recirculation pump are disclosed. The gas recirculation pump may work in conjunction with an insufflator used to inflate a patient's peritoneal cavity during surgery. The gas recirculation system may recirculate a high flow rate of gas from and to the patient while filtering particulate matter out of the gas and while maintaining an adequate moisture content in the gas. The gas recirculation pump may include a disposable pump cartridge releasably connected to a pump motor. A controller may detect a fault or safety condition in the gas recirculation system based on the load placed on the pump motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Donald Millar, Patrick B. Millar, Eric P. Andersen
  • Publication number: 20160067428
    Abstract: Handheld carboxy therapy applicators are disclosed. In one implementation, a handheld carboxy therapy applicator includes a heater module, a humidification module, and a hypodermic needle. The heater module is configured to receive a flow of gas and to warm gas within the flow of gas. The humidification module is in fluid communication, such as in a serial connection, with the heater module. The humidification module is configured to receive the flow of gas from the heater module and to humidify the gas within the flow of gas. The hypodermic needle is in serial connection with the humidification module. The hypodermic needle is configured to receive the flow of gas from the humidification module and to inject the flow of gas into a tissue of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20150238711
    Abstract: A gas apparatus for use in a medical procedure may include a housing, a heater, a port, and a dispensing device. The housing defines a chamber having a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The heater warms a gas flowing through the chamber. The port is positioned in fluid communication with the chamber. The dispensing device is inserted within the port for delivering water in aerosol form to warmed gas as it exits the gas outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: NORTHGATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Peter A. Manzie
  • Patent number: 8955511
    Abstract: A gas apparatus for use in a medical procedure may include a housing, a heater, a port, and a dispensing device. The housing defines a chamber having a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The heater warms a gas flowing through the chamber. The port is positioned in fluid communication with the chamber. The dispensing device is inserted within the port for delivering water in aerosol form to warmed gas as it exits the gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Peter A. Manzie
  • Publication number: 20140200410
    Abstract: An in-dwelling port for providing repeated entry to a body during and/or after an operation is described. The port may include an external portion secured to a body outside an incision and a collapsible insertion portion that is inserted through the incision. The collapsible portion collapses when no instrument or lumen is present to permits the body to return to substantially a normal profile around the incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NORTHGATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20140066840
    Abstract: A high-flow luer lock connector is disclosed. A high-flow luer lock connector comprises a connector body defining an interior region, a lumen, and an extended passageway. The interior region is bounded by a cylindrical side wall and a base wall. The lumen is defined at the base wall of the interior region and extends no more than 0.274 of an inch into the interior region. The extended passageway comprises a first and second end and passes through the connector body and the lumen. The extended passageway is in communication with the interior region to allow insufflation gas to flow through the interior region and extended passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Patent number: 8663271
    Abstract: An in-dwelling port for providing repeated entry to a body during and/or after an operation is described. The port may include an external portion secured to a body outside an incision and a collapsible insertion portion that is inserted through the incision. The collapsible portion collapses when no instrument or lumen is present to permits the body to return to substantially a normal profile around the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Patent number: 8613738
    Abstract: A high-flow luer lock connector system is disclosed. A high-flow luer lock connector system comprises a male luer lock connector and a female luer lock connected configured to mate with the male luer lock connector. The male luer lock connector and the female luer lock connector each include a tapered extended passageway that is configured to allow a substance to flow through the respective luer lock connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20130211320
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a medicated atmosphere in an organ, or body cavity is disclosed. The system includes a flexible nebulization catheter that can be manipulated during use, a device for the introduction of the nebulization catheter, a medication delivery apparatus configured to control delivery of a medication to the catheter, a gas delivery apparatus in communication with the catheter, a gas pressure relief apparatus configured to relieve pressure in the organ or body cavity, and a central controller. The system may include a liquid source having a mixture of hyaluronic acid and heparin that, in conjunction with the nebulizing catheter, are designed to generate an aerosol with a particle size of 10-25 microns in a body cavity. The method includes providing an aerosol of anti-adhesive medication to an organ or body cavity while controlling overall pressure in the organ or cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Nawar Alkhamesi, Robert R. Mantell
  • Publication number: 20130123681
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a medicated atmosphere in an organ, or body cavity is disclosed. The system includes a flexible aerosolization catheter that can be manipulated during use, a device for the introduction of the aerosolization catheter, a medication delivery apparatus configured to control delivery of a medication to the catheter, a gas delivery apparatus in communication with the catheter, a gas pressure relief apparatus configured to relieve pressure in the organ or body cavity, and a central controller. The method includes providing insufflation gas and an aerosol of medication to an organ or body cavity while controlling overall pressure in the organ or cavity. The method may also include re-entering a patient through at least one port to apply gas and an aerosolized medicament, in either a post-operative procedure or in a chemotherapy context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell