Patents by Inventor Stephen Gianelis

Stephen Gianelis 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: 10406037
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 9999547
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 9974695
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20180028365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 9642750
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20170035617
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20160375184
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20160151548
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 9327065
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Publication number: 20140330224
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 8845617
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. The actuator can lock the plates together such that the distal port is aligned with either port of the proximal plate or so that the distal port is not aligned with either port of the proximal plate. A method of using a respiratory access assembly is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Patent number: 8307829
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a movable manifold and a closed suction catheter assembly with a shuttle movable by actuator between the manifold and the closed suction catheter assembly. The assembly includes a flap positioned adjacent the shuttle and the closed suction catheter assembly which is moveable between an open position which permits passage of a suction catheter therethrough and a closed position, which prevents a passage of a suction catheter. The respiratory access assembly permits operable communication with the artificial airway to permit suctioning when in an un-locked position, and prevents the entrance of a suction catheter when in the locked position. A method for using a respiratory access assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Stephen Gianelis, Joe Gordon
  • Patent number: 8215306
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly inctudes a distal pJate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. When the actuator is positioned in a movement-enabling position, it permits movement of the plates while simultaneously blocking the first port of the proximal plate. When the actuator is positioned in a first or second locked (open) position, it locks the plates together and aligns the port of the distal plate with the respective first or second port of the proximal plate and un-blocks the first port of the proximal plale so that an object, such as a suction catheter, may be positioned through the aligned ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Patent number: 8205917
    Abstract: There is provided a novel fitting having male and female ends and a tapered internal luer-type seal. The male fitting end has a periphery upon which is mounted at least one boss. The female fitting end has a slot into which the boss may be inserted. At the bottom of the slot is a stop to limit the insertion depth of the boss. The male and female ends may then be rotated relative to each other to move the boss into a window on the female end. The window has a frame and the upper frame is angled slightly, corresponding to the boss, which serves to draw the male end farther in to the female end. The window has a side frame that stops the rotational movement of the boss. When the movement of the boss is stopped, the male and female tapers are in substantially leak-free contact. There is also provided a closed suction catheter using the novel fitting, such that the catheter may be easily and quickly removed and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20120152256
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. The actuator can lock the plates together such that the distal port is aligned with either port of the proximal plate or so that the distal port is not aligned with either port of the proximal plate. A method of using a respiratory access assembly is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20100154799
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a movable manifold and a closed suction catheter assembly with a shuttle movable by actuator between the manifold and the closed suction catheter assembly. The assembly includes a flap positioned adjacent the shuttle and the closed suction catheter assembly which is moveable between an open position which permits passage of a suction catheter therethrough and a closed position, which prevents a passage of a suction catheter. The respiratory access assembly permits operable communication with the artificial airway to permit suctioning when in an un-locked position, and prevents the entrance of a suction catheter when in the locked position. A method for using a respiratory access assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Stephen Gianelis, Joe Gordon
  • Publication number: 20100147310
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. When the actuator is positioned in a movement-enabling position, it permits movement of the plates while simultaneously blocking the first port of the proximal plate. When the actuator is positioned in a first locked (open) position, it locks the plates together and aligns the port of the distal plate with the first port of the proximal plate and un-blocks the first port of the proximal plate so that an object, such as a suction catheter, may be positioned through the aligned ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Patent number: D714433
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Armstrong, Stephen Gianelis, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame
  • Patent number: D746435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Armstrong, Stephen Gianelis, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame
  • Patent number: D804014
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Armstrong, Stephen Gianelis, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame