Patents Assigned to Gynesonics, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11992258
    Abstract: A needle electrode deployment shaft includes a central member and a plurality of needle electrodes. The central member has a plurality of needle advancement channels formed therein. The needle electrodes are disposed within the advancement channels and each advancement channel terminates in a ramp portion which deflects the needles radially outwardly as they are axially advanced. The ramps may be spirally or acutely configured in order to increase the distance through which the needles may be bent as they are axially advanced. Additionally, the central member may have a radially reduced distal tip in order to decrease tissue insertion forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Placek, Robert K. Deckman
  • Patent number: 11950837
    Abstract: Methods and devices for both imaging and treating uterine fibroid tumors in one real-time system are provided. One minimally invasive method comprises introducing a sheath into a uterus and determining a location of a fibroid using a visualization element within or on the sheath. Upon identification, a portion of the sheath is steered to position at least one treatment needle at the determined location. The needle is then anchored in uterine tissue and the fibroid treated with the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 11925512
    Abstract: Needles are deployed in tissue under direct ultrasonic or other imaging. To aid in deploying the needle, a visual needle guide is projected on to the image prior to needle deployment. Once the needle guide is properly aligned, the needle can be deployed. After needle deployment, a safety boundary and treatment region are projected on to the screen. After confirming that the safety boundary and treatment regions are sufficient, the patient can be treated using the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Munrow, Jordan Bajor, Malcolm G. Munro
  • Patent number: 11890134
    Abstract: A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue. The treatment probe also has adjustable stops which control the deployed positions of both the needle and the tines. The adjustable stops are coupled to the controller so that the virtual treatment and safety boundaries resulting from the treatment can be presented on the visual display prior to actual deployment of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Patent number: 11826207
    Abstract: Needles are deployed in tissue under direct ultrasonic or other imaging. To aid in deploying the needle, a visual needle guide is projected on to the image prior to needle deployment. Once the needle guide is properly aligned, the needle can be deployed. After needle deployment, a safety boundary and treatment region are projected on to the screen. After confirming that the safety boundary and treatment regions are sufficient, the patient can be treated using the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc
    Inventors: Michael Munrow, Jordan Bajor, Malcolm G. Munro
  • Patent number: 11612431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating tissue are disclosed. The target tissue is ablated. A real-time image of the target tissue is generated during the ablation. The real-time blood perfusion level of the target tissue is determined from the real-time image and compared to an initial blood perfusion level of the target tissue. The comparison provides a metric for the progress of the ablation, and ablation is halted when the real-time blood perfusion drops below a threshold level relative to the initial blood perfusion level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiayu Chen
  • Patent number: 11583243
    Abstract: A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue. The treatment probe also has adjustable stops which control the deployed positions of both the needle and the tines. The adjustable stops are coupled to the controller so that the virtual treatment and safety boundaries resulting from the treatment can be presented on the visual display prior to actual deployment of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Patent number: 11564735
    Abstract: A needle electrode deployment shaft includes a central member and a plurality of needle electrodes. The central member has a plurality of needle advancement channels formed therein. The needle electrodes are disposed within the advancement channels and each advancement channel terminates in a ramp portion which deflects the needles radially outwardly as they are axially advanced. The ramps may be spirally or acutely configured in order to increase the distance through which the needles may be bent as they are axially advanced. Additionally, the central member may have a radially reduced distal tip in order to decrease tissue insertion forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Placek, Robert K. Deckman
  • Patent number: 11419682
    Abstract: An interactive treatment mapping and planning system enables a user to more quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently aggregate fibroid and/or treatment information from a user and/or one or more sets of databases, construct a fibroid map providing a visual representation of the aggregated fibroid information, generate information from the aggregated information about the fibroid to be treated and/or treatment procedure, develop a treatment plan based on the fibroid and/or treatment procedure information, provide real-time information gathered from treatment devices during the treatment procedure, and allow the user to interact with the treatment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Amer Hammudi, Jiayu Chen, Harry Kwan, David Blair Toub
  • Patent number: 11419668
    Abstract: Methods and devices for both imaging and treating uterine fibroid tumors in one real-time system are provided. One minimally invasive method comprises introducing a sheath into a uterus and determining a location of a fibroid using a visualization element within or on the sheath. Upon identification, a portion of the sheath is steered to position at least one treatment needle at the determined location. The needle is then anchored in uterine tissue and the fibroid treated with the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 11259825
    Abstract: Delivery systems, and methods using the same, having an ultrasound viewing window for improved imaging and a needle for ablation treatment of target tissues. In an embodiment, the target tissue is a fibroid within a female's uterus. In an embodiment, the delivery system includes a rigid shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and an axial passage extending through the rigid shaft. In an embodiment, the axial passage is configured for removably receiving the ultrasound imaging insert having an ultrasound array disposed a distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Craig Gerbi, Michael Munrow, Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 11219483
    Abstract: A control handle of a treatment probe is manipulated to advance and/or deploy one or more treatment structures into tissue. The treatment probe is coupled to a display to show an image field including target tissue for treatment. Virtual treatment and safety boundaries are overlaid over the image field. The boundaries include virtual stop positions for the needle and tines. A joystick or directional pad on the probe handle, operable independently from the user interface to advance and/or deploy the one or more treatment structures, can be manipulated to adjust the size and/or position of these boundaries. Sensors within the probe detect the real-time position of the one or more treatment structures, and the sensed positions are displayed in real-time. The user can observe the display to deploy the one or more treatment structures to the displayed virtual stop positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Gynesonics Inc.
    Inventors: Jiayu Chen, Hyeonsoo Chang, Edmond Ming Wai Chiu, Amer Hammudi, Harry Kwan, Michael A. Munrow
  • Patent number: 11096761
    Abstract: Needles are deployed in tissue under direct ultrasonic or other imaging. To aid in deploying the needle, a visual needle guide is projected on to the image prior to needle deployment. Once the needle guide is properly aligned, the needle can be deployed. After needle deployment, a safety boundary and treatment region are projected on to the screen. After confirming that the safety boundary and treatment regions are sufficient, the patient can be treated using the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Munrow, Jordan Bajor, Malcolm G. Munro
  • Patent number: 11096760
    Abstract: Needles are deployed in tissue under direct ultrasonic or other imaging. To aid in deploying the needle, a visual needle guide is projected on to the image prior to needle deployment. Once the needle guide is properly aligned, the needle can be deployed. After needle deployment, a safety boundary and treatment region are projected on to the screen. After confirming that the safety boundary and treatment regions are sufficient, the patient can be treated using the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Munrow, Jordan Bajor, Malcolm G. Munro
  • Patent number: 10993770
    Abstract: An interactive treatment mapping and planning system enables a user to more quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently aggregate fibroid and/or treatment information from a user and/or one or more sets of databases, construct a fibroid map providing a visual representation of the aggregated fibroid information, generate information from the aggregated information about the fibroid to be treated and/or treatment procedure, develop a treatment plan based on the fibroid and/or treatment procedure information, provide real-time information gathered from treatment devices during the treatment procedure, and allow the user to interact with the treatment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Amer Hammudi, Jiayu Chen, Harry Kwan, David Blair Toub
  • Patent number: 10856838
    Abstract: A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue. The treatment probe also has adjustable stops which control the deployed positions of both the needle and the tines. The adjustable stops are coupled to the controller so that the virtual treatment and safety boundaries resulting from the treatment can be presented on the visual display prior to actual deployment of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Patent number: 10610197
    Abstract: A system for imaging and treating tissue comprises a probe having a deflectable distal tip for carrying an imaging array and a delivery needle for advancement within a field of view of the imaging array. Optionally, the needle will carry a plurality of tines which may be selectively radially deployed from the needle. The imaging array will preferably be provided in a separate, removable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Brian Placek, Michael A. Munrow, Craig Gerbi, Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 10595819
    Abstract: A system for imaging and treating tissue comprises a probe having a deflectable distal tip for carrying an imaging array and a delivery needle for advancement within a field of view of the imaging array. Optionally, the needle will carry a plurality of tines which may be selectively radially deployed from the needle. The imaging array will preferably be provided in a separate, removable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Brian Placek, Michael A. Munrow, Craig Gerbi, Jessica Grossman
  • Publication number: 20190269456
    Abstract: A needle electrode deployment shaft includes a central member and a plurality of needle electrodes. The central member has a plurality of needle advancement channels formed therein. The needle electrodes are disposed within the advancement channels and each advancement channel terminates in a ramp portion which deflects the needles radially outwardly as they are axially advanced. The ramps may be spirally or acutely configured in order to increase the distance through which the needles may be bent as they are axially advanced. Additionally, the central member may have a radially reduced distal tip in order to decrease tissue insertion forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Placek, Robert K. Deckman
  • Patent number: 10321951
    Abstract: A needle electrode deployment shaft includes a central member and a plurality of needle electrodes. The central member has a plurality of needle advancement channels formed therein. The needle electrodes are disposed within the advancement channels and each advancement channel terminates in a ramp portion which deflects the needles radially outwardly as they are axially advanced. The ramps may be spirally or acutely configured in order to increase the distance through which the needles may be bent as they are axially advanced. Additionally, the central member may have a radially reduced distal tip in order to decrease tissue insertion forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Placek, Robert K. Deckman