Patents Assigned to Gynesonics, Inc.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10182862
    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: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Publication number: 20180318026
    Abstract: A disposable sheath is provided for a radiofrequency ablation device which includes both an ultrasonic imaging probe and a detachable needle advancement assembly. The sheath includes a distal region which conforms closely to a shaft of the ultrasonic imaging probe but drapes more loosely over a handle of the ultrasonic imaging probe. The disposable sheath allows attachment features on both the ultrasonic imaging probe and the needle advancement assembly to be easily visualized and easily connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Placek
  • Patent number: 10058342
    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: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Craig Gerbi, Michael Munrow, Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 9987080
    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: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 9861336
    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: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Publication number: 20170332998
    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: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Brian Placek, Michael A. Munro, Craig Gerbi, Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 9808310
    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 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 9517047
    Abstract: Needle deployment and imaging system includes a sheath, an imaging core, and interventional core. The imaging core and interventional core are received in first and second axial passages in the sheath and at least one of said cores will be removable and replaceable within the sheath. The imaging core may be extended from the sheath or be sealed within the first axial passage of the sheath. The interventional core will typically be advanced laterally or axially from a location near the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 9357977
    Abstract: Needle deployment and imaging system includes a sheath, an imaging core, and interventional core. The imaging core and interventional core are received in first and second axial passages in the sheath and at least one of said cores will be removable and replaceable within the sheath. The imaging core may be extended from the sheath or be sealed within the first axial passage of the sheath. The interventional core will typically be advanced laterally or axially from a location near the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 8992427
    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: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Publication number: 20140073910
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GYNESONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Publication number: 20140073911
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Publication number: 20130296699
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Craig Gerbi, Michael Munrow, Jessica Grossman
  • Patent number: 8506485
    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: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Craig Gerbi, Michael Munrow, Jessica Grossman
  • Publication number: 20130137979
    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: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Brian Placek, Michael A. Munro, Craig Gerbi, Jessica Grossman
  • Publication number: 20120316440
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Munrow, Jordan Bajor, Malcolm G. Munro
  • Publication number: 20120310236
    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: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Placek, Robert K. Deckman
  • Patent number: 8298145
    Abstract: Uterine fibroids and other tissue masses are treated using an electrode or other treatment element introduced into a potential or peri-capsular space surrounding the fibroid under ultrasonic imaging. A therapy is delivered into the potential space by the treatment element in order to reduce or eliminate blood supply to the fibroid or other tissue mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Deckman, Craig Gerbi, Michael Munrow, Jordan Bajor, Jessica Grossman