Patents by Inventor Rohan MONICO

Rohan MONICO 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: 20220183751
    Abstract: An interface joint with one or both of a needle actuation mechanism or an integrated shaft rotation mechanism. The interface joint comprises a flexible shaft between a housing and an electrosurgical instrument, e.g. for conveying power and/or fluid therebetween. The needle actuation mechanism comprises an actuation rod extending out of the housing and an actuator movably mounted on the housing. The shaft rotation mechanism comprises a rotation actuator rotatably mounted on the housing and operably coupled to the flexible shaft. Providing an integrated shaft rotation mechanism may obviate the need for a separate torque transmission unit. The improved needle actuation mechanism may use a pivoting connection to enable longer needle extension distances to be achieved for a given actuation distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Rohan Monico, Huw Hopkins, Tom Craven, Steve Morris
  • Publication number: 20220000554
    Abstract: An interface joint for interconnecting an electrosurgical generator and an electrosurgical instrument, the interface joint comprising: a housing having: an inlet for receiving electromagnetic energy from the electrosurgical generator, and an outlet; a slidable trigger on the housing, the slidable trigger being attached to a push rod that extends out of the housing through the outlet; and a single cable assembly for connecting the outlet to the electrosurgical instrument, the single cable assembly comprising a flexible sleeve that conveys the push rod and a coaxial cable that is connected to the inlet. The interface joint may include a reinforcement element coupled to a first portion of the push rod so as to reinforce the first portion. Additionally or alternatively, the interface joint may include a slide limiting mechanism coupled to the push rod and configured to limit a maximum slide distance of an internal tube over the push rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Leif GEOGHEGAN, Rohan MONICO, Steve MORRIS, Craig GULLIFORD, Huw HOPKINS, Louis TURNER, Robert PLUTA
  • Publication number: 20200268445
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument for delivering electromagnetic energy to biological tissue, the instrument comprising an active tip having an electrically conductive protective hull mounted on an underside thereof. The hull has a smoothly contoured convex undersurface, and is formed as a shaped piece of electrically conductive bio-compatible material having a low coefficient of friction with biological tissue (e.g. stainless steel) which has the dual function of (i) physically protecting tissue that lies underneath the active tip, and (ii) providing an electrical connection between a coaxial feed line and the active tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Rohan MONICO, Steve MORRIS, Tom CRAVEN, Stefania POHLMANN
  • Publication number: 20200246068
    Abstract: An interface joint with one or both of a needle actuation mechanism or an integrated shaft rotation mechanism. The interface joint comprises a flexible shaft between a housing and an electrosurgical instrument, e.g. for conveying power and/or fluid therebetween. The needle actuation mechanism comprises an actuation rod extending out of the housing and an actuator movably mounted on the housing. The shaft rotation mechanism comprises a rotation actuator rotatably mounted on the housing and operably coupled to the flexible shaft. Providing an integrated shaft rotation mechanism may obviate the need for a separate torque transmission unit. The improved needle actuation mechanism may use a pivoting connection to enable longer needle extension distances to be achieved for a given actuation distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Rohan MONICO, Huw HOPKINS, Tom CRAVEN, Steve MORRIS
  • Patent number: 10610284
    Abstract: An electrosurgical apparatus comprising an electrosurgical instrument for delivering RF energy and/or microwave frequency energy into biological tissue, an interference cable for conveying radiofrequency (RF) and/or microwave frequency energy between an electrosurgical generator and the electrosurgical instrument, wherein a sterile barrier sheath surrounds a connection interface between the instrument and interface cable. The sterile barrier sheath and instrument may be a sterilisable unit suitable for repeated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CREA MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Hancock, Francis Amoah, Julian Mark Ebbutt, Jeremy Paul Gardner, Robin Alexander Crossley, Rohan Monico
  • Publication number: 20170143404
    Abstract: An electrosurgical apparatus comprising an electrosurgical instrument for delivering RF energy and/or microwave frequency energy into biological tissue, an interference cable for conveying radiofrequency (RF) and/or microwave frequency energy between an electrosurgical generator and the electrosurgical instrument, wherein a sterile barrier sheath surrounds a connection interface between the instrument and interface cable. The sterile barrier sheath and instrument may be a sterilisable unit suitable for repeated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: CREO MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Francis AMOAH, Julian Mark EBBUTT, Jeremy Paul GARDNER, Robin Alexander CROSSLEY, Rohan MONICO