Patents by Inventor Ronald P. Rzasa

Ronald P. Rzasa 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: 4377168
    Abstract: A cryosurgical instrument having a cooling mode and a rapid warming or defrost mode is provided with a first conduit through which refrigerant gas is metered to undergo a Joule-Thomson or isoenthalpic expansion adjacent the tip of the instrument to cool the tip. The tip is defrosted by admitting a larger volume of unexpanded gas from the source to the tip through a second conduit and back pressurizing the gas to provide a sufficient balance to cause it to undergo heat exchange with the tip. Valve means, upstream from the tip is used to selectively control the gas flow path through either the first or second conduit. The tip is in communication with an exhaust port constantly open to the atmosphere. A pulse valve sensitive to gas volume in the exhaust line is positioned downstream from the tip between the tip and exhaust port to aid in back pressurizing the unexpanded gas by partially blocking the exhaust line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1983
    Assignee: Wallach Surgical Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Rzasa, Ronald M. Wallach
  • Patent number: 4211231
    Abstract: A cryosurgical instrument which may be used with interchangeable spray and closed end cryotips includes a body member with a central bore extending partially therethrough. Refrigerant is supplied to a first point in the bore through a valved refrigerant supply line while an effluent opening connects an effluent line to a second point in the bore. The bore receives the inner ends of cryotips. All cryotips used with the instrument include refrigerant delivery tubes having inner ends which are positioned adjacent the first point in the bore and O-rings which are seated between the first point and the second point in the bore to prevent escape of refrigerant. Closed end cryotips to be used with the instrument further include an effluent channel extending from an expansion chamber to the second point in the bore. A second O-ring is provided with closed end cryotips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: Cryomedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Rzasa