Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1151300 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1915
Filing dateJan 22, 1915
Priority dateJan 22, 1915
Publication numberUS 1151300 A, US 1151300A, US-A-1151300, US1151300 A, US1151300A
InventorsAngelo L Soresi
Original AssigneeAngelo L Soresi
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Instrument for the transfusion of blood.
US 1151300 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



1,151,300. Pat-entedAug. 24,1915.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 2%, 19215.

Application filed December 22, 1911, Serial No. 667,323. Renewed January 22, 1915. Serial No. 3,837.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ANGELO L. SoREsI, a subject of the King of Italy, residing in New York, in the State of New York, have invented certain new and usefullmprovements in Instruments for the Transfusion of Blood, of which the following is a specification.

The direct transfusion of blood from the artery of one person to the vein of another, or from one vein to another, is considered one of the most valuable therapeutic means of preventing death from hemorrhage, and is very important in many critical cases.

The object of the present invention is to provide means whereby this transfusion may be conveniently and safely accomplished, with the least loss of blood andwith the least injury to the arteries, veins and surrounding tissues.

For this purpose one embodiment of the' invention comprises two split rings or cylinders, one for each blood-vessel, which by opening may be applied to the blood-vessel and then closed to surround the same, said rings being provided with. outwardly-projecting hooks adapted to retain the ends of the parts when the same are cut, and means adjustably connecting the rings so that the same are retained in juxtaposition during the flow of blood. The parts are so arranged and the use of the same is such that no clogging of the blood is occasioned, or any injury to the arteries.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a side-elevation, on an enlarged scale, of an instrument embodying my invention, Fi 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1, and Fi 3 is a longitudinal section through the instrument, showing the same applied for use.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

in the drawing, the tube 10 for the artery and 11 for the vein, (or vice versa, as desired for use), are made of thin metal, such as silver, and of a size suitable to receive with in them the blood-vessels to be employed in the transfusion, both of said tubes being preferably of the same size, as shown.

One part or half of th ring, tube or cylinder 10 is fixed to or made integral with a post 14:, and the other part of the ring is pivoted to said post 1% by a lug 15, so as to swing freely toward and away from the stationary part 13 of the ring. The hinged portion 16 of the opposite ring 11 is by lug 17 correspondingly pivoted to a slide 18.

blood-vesselswhen the same are turned or cuffed over around the ring by reason of which the inner face of the vessel is not affected by the hooks.

A shank 30 is secured at one end in the post 14 and extends longitudinally of the instrument and parallel with the blood-vessel rings; and upon said shank is slidably supported the slide 18. A set-screw 33, having a handle for convenient and powerful operation, is seated in the slide 18 and adapted to bear against the shank and thereby securely retain the same at any point in the length of the shank. The shank is of rectangular crosssection as shown in Fig. 2, or of other shape so as to retain the rings 10 and 11 always in juxtaposition, that is to say, in opposition on the-same axial line.

In use, the operation is conveniently divided in three stages:

First stagclsolatng the blood-o6sseZa--v After having in the usual manner isolated the blood vessels, a spatula, flat retractor, rubber tissue, etc, will be passed under them, for preventing the hooks catching in the tissues around the wound.

Second stagcPZacin o the cylinders, and im orting the blood oessols over the hooks.- One of the rings, 10 for instance, is opened by swinging its hinged part 12 away from its fixed part 13, and the ring is placed upon the blood-vessel and closed. The ring 11, with its slide, has previously been removed from the shank 18, so as to be out of the way and to be ready for being applied to the other blood-vessel, which is then accomplished in the same manner, the hinged part 16 being opened away from the fixed part 19, and closed again upon the same with the blood-vessel therein. Each blood-vessel is now, without cutting, drawn back or invaginated upon the hooks, as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1. This may be conveniently done with pointed forceps.

Third stap er-1V hen both vein and artery, or those parts acting as donor and acceptor, are in aginated over the cylinders, they will be cut with a sharp knife close to the edge of the cylinders, and the latter brought quickly together, by placing the slide upon the shank and moving the same toward the post 14 until the exposed inner faces of the artery and vein abut, as indicated in Fig. 3. V

The set-screw 33 is then operated, whereby the parts are clamped in position. The blood will then run freely from the artery to the vein. The two remaining segments of artery and vein are of course separately tied. When the operation is complete, the continuity of the artery may be re'e'stablished by use of the instrument, the two segments being secured in the cylinders and brought together. Similarly the continuity of the vein may be restored. V

Itwill be noticed that thehinged parts of the rings-are retained in closed position by the blood-vessel, each respectively, which itis carrying. It will also be noticed that by the device the operation is capable of be,-

ing performed very quickly, and no tying of the blood-vessel to be used is necessary, only the unused segments being tied. A mere pinching of the blood-vessel at the instant of transfer is sufiicient to stop the flow for the short length of time required. Thereby the vein or artery is. handled alwaysin completely'open or full position,

being retained in this position by the rings,

instead'of being allowed to empty itself of blood and collapse as in the common methods of performing the operation. these old methods the bloodvessel became a cord, which it was necessary to first open at the end, and manipulate, before reestablishing the flow. The abutting of the blood- ;vessels by use of the new instrument takes place while the blood is there1n,and thereby a tube instead of a cord is worked with.

during the meeting of the members by means of the device. The anastomosis is rapld and easy and 1t is easy to make a temporary anastomosis between blood-vessels.

It is" obvious that changes maybe made in the construction of the instrument, Without departing. fromthe spirit of the invention. V

Having thus described invention, I

vessel in cuffed position In claim as new and desire to secure by Letthereto before cutting, said rings being' separable from each other, and means for securing and retaining said rings in juxtaposition.

3. A device for the transfusion of blood, comprising two rings, each having a fixed 'partand part hinged relatively thereto,

laterally-projecting hooks at the periphery of said rings, near'one edge thereon, a postfor one of said rings, a'slide for the opposite ring, a shank connecting said post and slide, and a set-screw in said'slide for clamping the same to the shank. i

4. In a device for the transfusion of blood, a blood-vessel ring surrounding the bloodvessel, and meanson the ring for engaging the exterior of the blood-vessel whenit is turned over against the ring.

5. A blood-vessel supporting-device com prising laterallyaccessibl e supporting means, and means for holdingthe bloodwhen placed thereon. i

63A blood-vessel supportmg-devicev pro-' vided'at its'eXterior With means for retaining a blood-vessel in cuffed position-thereon.

7. ifilblood vessel supporting device comprising a supporting member adapted to be placed; in supporting position at the eX- terior of an uncut blood-ve ssel, and holding.

means carried by saidmember and adapted v to engage the uncut vessel at the exterior of the same and'to support the same in open condition.

8. A device for the transfusion of blood,

comprising blood-vessel supporting members adapted to be placed in supporting position at the exterior of an uncut blood-vessel, holding means carried by said members and adapted toengage the uncut vessel atthe exterior of the same, and means for positioning said members other. g

In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my namein presence of two subscribin witnesses.

inesro L. sonnet relatively to each j Witnesses: V

JoI-nv MURTAGI-I, M. E. Mnnson.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

' r i Nashingtonfl).G. I

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2940451 *Feb 26, 1958Jun 14, 1960Canadian Patents DevSuturing apparatus
US3040748 *Sep 14, 1959Jun 26, 1962Canada Nat Res CouncilVascular positioning method and device
US3048177 *Jun 23, 1959Aug 7, 1962Timothy TakaroBlood vessel coupling device
US3221746 *Jan 25, 1963Dec 7, 1965William Noble JohnSurgical connecting device
US3254650 *Mar 19, 1962Jun 7, 1966Michael B CollitoSurgical anastomosis methods and devices
US3265069 *Jul 16, 1965Aug 9, 1966Healey Jr John EAnastomosis surgical instruments
US3316914 *Feb 14, 1963May 2, 1967Collito Michael BSurgical methods and devices for anastomosis
US3482573 *Jan 12, 1967Dec 9, 1969Eastman Kodak CoArtificial kidney system provided with automatic coupling means
US3482574 *Jan 12, 1967Dec 9, 1969Eastman Kodak CoArtificial kidney system provided with a lever actuated shunt coupling mechanism
US3489146 *Jan 12, 1967Jan 13, 1970Eastman Kodak CoArtificial kidney system
US3494643 *Jun 3, 1966Feb 10, 1970Pacific Western Extruded ProduBeaded plastic tubing joint
US3519187 *Dec 6, 1966Jul 7, 1970Petrova Natalija PetrovnaInstrument for suturing vessels
US3561448 *Aug 30, 1968Feb 9, 1971Peternel JacobBlood vessel suturing apparatus
US4245638 *Nov 8, 1978Jan 20, 1981Harold E. LebeckSurgical anastomosis clamping apparatus
US4372305 *Jan 2, 1981Feb 8, 1983Fogle Harold WMethod of treating diseased organ
US4470415 *Aug 19, 1982Sep 11, 1984The Johns Hopkins UniversitySutureless vascular anastomosis means and method
US4523592 *Apr 25, 1983Jun 18, 1985Rollin K. Daniel P.S.C.Anastomotic coupling means capable of end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis
US4607637 *Jul 22, 1983Aug 26, 1986Anders BerggrenSurgical instrument for performing anastomosis with the aid of ring-like fastening elements and the fastening elements for performing anastomosis
US4624257 *Feb 21, 1984Nov 25, 1986Anders BerggrenSurgical instrument for performing anastomosis
US4662884 *Apr 25, 1984May 5, 1987University Of Utah Research FoundationProstheses and methods for promoting nerve regeneration
US4665917 *Oct 24, 1985May 19, 1987Ethicon, Inc.Tissue gripper for use with intraluminal stapling device
US4771775 *Oct 27, 1986Sep 20, 1988Idea Research Investment Fund, Inc.Anastomosis devices, kits and method
US4778467 *Jul 10, 1986Oct 18, 1988The University Of UtahProstheses and methods for promoting nerve regeneration and for inhibiting the formation of neuromas
US4873975 *Dec 14, 1987Oct 17, 1989Walsh Manufacturing (Mississauga) LimitedAnastomosis device and method
US4917087 *Aug 30, 1988Apr 17, 1990Walsh Manufacturing (Mississuaga) LimitedAnastomosis devices, kits and method
US4917090 *Jan 19, 1988Apr 17, 1990Unilink, Inc.Method for performing an anastomosis
US5122110 *Jan 23, 1990Jun 16, 1992Cryolife, Inc.Device and method for cryopreserving blood vessels
US5234447 *Aug 28, 1990Aug 10, 1993Robert L. KasterSide-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus
US5366462 *Aug 6, 1993Nov 22, 1994Robert L. KasterMethod of side-to-end vascular anastomotic stapling
US5403333 *Aug 6, 1993Apr 4, 1995Robert L. KasterSide-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus
US5569272 *Feb 8, 1994Oct 29, 1996Carnegie Mellon UniversityTissue-connective devices with micromechanical barbs
US5611794 *Jun 6, 1995Mar 18, 1997Lasersurge, Inc.Clamp for approximating tissue sections
US6569173Dec 14, 1999May 27, 2003Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L.C.Compression plate anastomosis apparatus
US6736825Dec 27, 2001May 18, 2004Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L C (Ivit Lc)Paired expandable anastomosis devices and related methods
US6905504 *Feb 26, 2002Jun 14, 2005Cardica, Inc.Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis
US6942675May 31, 2002Sep 13, 2005Cardica, Inc.Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis
US7160311Dec 14, 2000Jan 9, 2007Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L.C. (Ivit Lc)Locking compression plate anastomosis apparatus
US7220268Nov 12, 2003May 22, 2007Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L.C. (Ivit Lc)Methods for anastomosis of a graft vessel to a side of a receiving vessel
US7347864May 20, 2005Mar 25, 2008Cardica, Inc.Method for end-to-end anastomosis
US7597697 *Jul 11, 2001Oct 6, 2009Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.Bypass grafting method
US7753946Feb 9, 2007Jul 13, 2010Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.Bypass grafting system and apparatus
US7901417Oct 29, 2007Mar 8, 2011Vital Access CorporationSystems for forming an anastomosis with an anvil and an apparatus having at least one guide
US7914552 *Nov 9, 2006Mar 29, 2011Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.Method of performing an end-to-end anastomosis using a stent and an adhesive
US7922734Oct 29, 2007Apr 12, 2011Vital Access CorporationMethods for forming an anastomosis with a vessel having everted tissue
US7947062Apr 15, 2002May 24, 2011Maquet Cardiovascular LlcTemporary anastomotic seal and method
US7981126Dec 14, 2000Jul 19, 2011Vital Access CorporationLocking compression plate anastomosis apparatus
US8034064Mar 15, 2006Oct 11, 2011Vital Access CorporationMethods for forming an anastomosis opening in a side of a blood vessel
US8109949Oct 29, 2007Feb 7, 2012Vital Access CorporationSystems for forming an anastomosis
US8313013Apr 6, 2006Nov 20, 2012Synovis Life Technologies, Inc.Method and assembly for anastomosis
US8348128 *Nov 11, 2009Jan 8, 2013Biorep Technologies, Inc.Anastomosis system and method
US8777084Jan 8, 2013Jul 15, 2014Biorep Technologies, Inc.Anastomosis system and method
US9345461Feb 23, 2011May 24, 2016Maquet Cardiovascular LlcTemporary anastomotic seal and method
US9375215Jan 18, 2007Jun 28, 2016W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.Device for rapid repair of body conduits
US9381018May 31, 2011Jul 5, 2016W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.Device for rapid repair of body conduits
US20040230209 *Dec 26, 2003Nov 18, 2004Saqib MasroorVascular anastomosis apparatus
US20050149073 *May 19, 2004Jul 7, 2005Arani Djavad T.Mechanisms and methods used in the anastomosis of biological conduits
US20050251179 *May 20, 2005Nov 10, 2005Cardica, Inc.Method for end-to-end anastomosis
US20060052803 *Nov 1, 2005Mar 9, 2006Maginot Thomas JGraft implant method
US20060161173 *Mar 13, 2006Jul 20, 2006Maginot Thomas JEndoscopic bypass grafting method utilizing an inguinal approach
US20060225747 *May 23, 2006Oct 12, 2006Maginot Thomas JVessel grafting method
US20070129662 *Feb 9, 2007Jun 7, 2007Maginot Thomas JBypass Grafting System and Apparatus
US20070198077 *Jan 18, 2007Aug 23, 2007Cully Edward HDevice for rapid repair of body conduits
US20070239180 *Apr 6, 2006Oct 11, 2007Synovis Life Technologies, Inc.Method and assembly for anastomosis
US20070276363 *Nov 15, 2006Nov 29, 2007Boris E. PatonInstrument and method for the end-to-end reconnection of intestinal tissues
US20080114466 *Nov 9, 2006May 15, 2008Shelton Frederick EMethod of Performing An End-to-End Anastomosis Using a Stent and an Adhesive
US20090012543 *Jan 12, 2006Jan 8, 2009Prozeo Vascular Implant AbDevice and method for anastomosis
US20110106119 *Feb 2, 2010May 5, 2011National Yang-Ming UniversityAnastomosis device
US20110108602 *Nov 11, 2009May 12, 2011Biorep Technologies, Inc.Anastomosis system and method
US20110230951 *May 31, 2011Sep 22, 2011Cully Edward HDevice for rapid repair of body conduits
USRE32056 *Jun 9, 1981Dec 24, 1985Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.Method of forming a connection between two sealed conduits using radiant energy
DE1263983B *Dec 22, 1962Mar 21, 1968John Edward Healey JunChirurgisches Instrument
EP2247250A2 *Nov 15, 2007Nov 10, 2010CSMG Technologies, INC.Instrument and method for reconnection of intestinal tissues
EP2247250A4 *Nov 15, 2007Jan 4, 2012Csmg Technologies IncInstrument and method for reconnection of intestinal tissues
U.S. Classification604/7, 285/239, 606/153, 227/19, 285/260
Cooperative ClassificationA61M1/02