Patents Assigned to Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11116506
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for facilitating surgical anastomosis between bodily passages. In an illustrative embodiment, an eversion mechanism is configured to partially evert a distal portion of an opening of a receiving passage and further configured to leave a proximal portion of the opening of the receiving passage in a non-everted position. A donor support mechanism is configured to partially evert a distal portion of an opening at an end of a donor passage and further configured to leave a first proximal portion of the end of the donor passage in a non-everted position. The donor support mechanism is further configured to form a passage juncture at the end of the donor passage and the opening of the receiving passage. A suturing mechanism is configured to motivate a filament through a generally helical path around the passage juncture to suture the donor passage to the receiving passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Lee Smith, Clifton A. Alferness, Gina M. Muia-Longman, Clinton L. Finger, David R. Seward
  • Patent number: 11116538
    Abstract: An example medical instrument for creating larger voids within target tissue. Medicants could be injected into these larger voids for diffusion into the surrounding tissue. An exemplary medical device includes a tissue penetrating device, a pocket creation device and a handle. The handle includes a first component connected to the tissue penetrating device and a second component connected to the pocket creation device. When the second component is at a first position relative to the first component, the pocket creation device is in a non-pocket creation configuration. When the second component is at a second position relative to the first component, the pocket creation device is in a pocket creation configuration, wherein the pocket creation device is slidably received within the tissue penetrating device and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Madeline C. Graham, Hugo X. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11109874
    Abstract: A lithotripter is provided for fragmenting a stone inside a patient's body. In one form, the lithotripter includes a motor having at least two modes of operation and is configured to produce first and second waveforms. A wave guide shaft is configured to transmit the first and second waveforms to the stone. In one form, at least one of the first and second waveforms is provided to the stone at a frequency that is about equal to a natural frequency of the stone. In a variation, the lithotripter may include an ultrasonic driver configured to produce an ultrasonic frequency waveform and a sonic driver configured to produce a sonic frequency waveform. The sonic driver is mechanically coupled to the ultrasonic driver. The ultrasonic driver and the sonic driver may be disposed within a driver housing. In another variation, the lithotripter may include a brushless DC motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Artemie G. Gavala, Lawrence J. St. George, Tie Hu
  • Patent number: 11090121
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing scan data of a lung and presenting a lung candidacy report. The lung candidacy report includes determinations represented visually of whether lung lobes are suitable candidates for a bronchoscopy guided lung volume reduction procedure. The lung candidacy report includes emphysema values and fissure integrity determined from the scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventor: Nathaniel C. Culala
  • Patent number: 11076908
    Abstract: A forceps includes an end effector assembly with a first jaw having a tissue sealing surface and an electrode on the sealing surface, and a second jaw having a tissue sealing surface and an electrode on the sealing surface. The first jaw and the second jaw move between an open position and a closed position. The sealing surface of at least one of the first jaw and the second jaw has a flexible medial section and rigid lateral sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Kester J. Batchelor, Zane Ward
  • Patent number: 11076982
    Abstract: A fallopian biocompatible plug can include differently expandable portions. A method of treating a uterine abnormality of a patient includes: providing an endoscope having a working channel; inflating a uterine cavity with a fluid; delivering a biocompatible plug into an ostium of a fallopian tube of the patient, wherein the biocompatible plug is substantially cylindrical in form and configured to be radially expandable, wherein the biocompatible plug is configured to expand in the ostium of the fallopian tube to seal the fallopian tube from the uterine cavity; delivering a resection device through the working channel; and resecting the uterine abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey Magno, Eric A. Gilbert, Rachel M. McGuire
  • Patent number: 11076909
    Abstract: A multifunctional medical device, apparatus or system that is capable of perforating a surgical procedure or operation and also capable of attracting, collecting, removing or reducing debris generated by the surgical procedure or operation, on a subject The apparatus comprising a plurality of electrodes, two of which are configured to be in electrical communication with or being electrically connectable to opposite poles of a source of high voltage dc electricity to ionize, attract, collect, and remove or reduce debris. At least one of the electrodes is also configured to be part of a RF circuit to perform a surgical procedure or operation such as tissue cutting, cauterization tissue sealing or coagulating at a surgical site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, Christopher A. Cook, Eric Kurtycz, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 11076754
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a distal tip of an endoscope includes a driver configured to be mounted over a shaft of the endoscope, the driver adapted for generating transverse waves along a length of the shaft. The apparatus may be provided as a retrofit to existing equipment, or as a feature of new equipment. Methods of operation are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Cook
  • Patent number: 11073175
    Abstract: An apparatus is presented comprising a captive screw comprising an upper portion, an upper middle portion, a central middle portion, a lower middle portion, and a lower portion, the central middle portion comprising a threaded portion, the lower portion comprising a barbed portion, the upper middle portion and the lower middle portion comprising a smooth portion, and the upper portion comprising a grip portion, wherein an outer circumference of the barbed portion is flexible, wherein the captive screw is configured with a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion to attach to a first member of an auxiliary device, and wherein the captive screw is configured to act as a set screw with respect to a second member of an auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: William Kratoska
  • Patent number: 11071530
    Abstract: A needle system includes a handle, a needle slider partially positioned in the handle, and a needle connected to and extending away from the needle slider. A restrictor is disposed in the needle. The restrictor is configured to inhibit passage of a sample through the needle slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Eric Stender, Kester J. Batchelor
  • Patent number: 11065049
    Abstract: An end effector assembly of a forceps includes a first jaw member with a first sealing surface and a second sealing surface; a second jaw member with a first sealing surface and a second sealing surface, the first jaw member and the second jaw member being moveable relative to each other between an open position and a closed position, the first jaw member and the second jaw member including a blade slot defined therein and extending substantially along the first jaw member and the second jaw member, the first sealing surfaces being positioned on an opposite side of the blade slot than the second sealing surfaces; and a cutting blade that reciprocates in the blade slot. When the first jaw member and the second jaw member are in the closed position, the first sealing surfaces are separated by a first gap and the second sealing surfaces are separated by a second gap, the second gap being larger than the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Kester Batchelor
  • Patent number: 11065150
    Abstract: A medical device includes: a shaft having a distal end and an associated exhaust channel; a first balloon configured to be attached to the distal end of the shaft, the first balloon having an outer surface that is substantially conformal to an inner surface of a uterine cavity; and a second balloon configured to be received within the first balloon and forming an intermediary space between the first balloon and an outer surface of the second balloon. The second balloon includes at least one rupture valve configured to rupture at a predefined pressure in the intermediary space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Murdeshwar, Kester J. Batchelor
  • Patent number: 11065012
    Abstract: A debrider that includes an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member located inside the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member includes an aspiration channel. The outer tubular member includes a declogging feature. The declogging feature extends from an inside distal wall of the outer tubular member in a proximal direction towards a distal wall of the inner member. The declogging feature is at least partially received into the aspiration channel through a distal opening defined in the distal end of the inner member, and is configured to push any matter located inside the aspiration channel in a proximal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11065372
    Abstract: A needle system a handle and a needle slider partially positioned in the handle. The needle slider has an aspiration port at a proximal end of the needle slider. A needle connected to and extending away from the needle slider. A restrictor is disposed in the aspiration port of the needle slider. The restrictor is configured to inhibit passage of a sample through the aspiration port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stender, Kester J. Batchelor, Huisun Wang
  • Patent number: 11051837
    Abstract: A cutting instrument comprising: an outer tube comprising a distal end and a proximal end; an inner tube rotatably disposed within said outer tube, said inner tube comprising a distal end, a proximal end and a region intermediate said distal end and said proximal end, said region comprising a plurality of slits formed in said inner tube so as to render said region of said inner tube flexible; and a bellows disposed adjacent to said plurality of slits so as to render said region of said inner tube fluid-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Edwards, Jay A. Casey
  • Patent number: 11039878
    Abstract: A multifunctional medical device, apparatus or system that is capable of perforating a surgical procedure or operation and also capable of attracting, collecting, removing or reducing debris generated by the surgical procedure or operation, on a subject The apparatus comprising a plurality of electrodes, two of which are configured to be in electrical communication with or being electrically connectable to opposite poles of a source of high voltage dc electricity to ionize, attract, collect, and remove or reduce debris. At least one of the electrodes is also configured to be part of a RF circuit to perform a surgical procedure or operation such as tissue cutting, cauterization tissue sealing or coagulating at a surgical site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, Christopher A. Cook, Eric Kurtycz, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 11039819
    Abstract: A medical instrument having an aspiration and/or injection needle and handle device. The handle device provides audible and/or tactile feedback during the application of activation forces, thus enabling the user to determine where the distal end of the aspiration and/or injection needle is relative to a sheath. More than two grooves are present on a shaft of an activation handle of the handle device. An O-ring resides within a handle portion of the handle device. The O-ring seats and unseats within the grooves based on the amount of applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventor: Hugo X. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11039879
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device includes a needle with an interior surface defining a lumen and a first electrode positioned within the lumen of the needle in a first position. The first electrode is movable within the needle between the first position and a plurality of other positions. The first electrode extends beyond a distal end of the needle in the plurality of other positions and includes one or more anchors that pierce into a predetermined portion of tissue in an anatomy of a patient. The first electrode is energized to ablate the predetermined portion of tissue with the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Hugo X. Gonzalez, Christine N. Jurevicius, Brandon J. Shuman, Zoie R. Engman, Cassandra R. Saleira
  • Patent number: 11033271
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for facilitating surgical anastomosis. In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus includes a first connector configured to engage an opening of a donor passage. A second connector is configured to engage an opening in a receiving passage. A separator is configured to support the first connector and the second connector and to fix relative positions of the end of the donor passage to edges of the opening in a receiving passage across a gap. The separator is configured to maintain the gap between the first connector and the second connector while multiple loops of a suture are passed through the edge of the opening in the donor passage and the edges of the opening in the receiving passage. The first connector, the second connector, and the separator are further configured to be removed from between adjacent loops of the multiple loops of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Lee Smith, Clifton A. Alferness, Gina M. Muia-Longman, Clinton L. Finger, David R. Seward
  • Patent number: 11033412
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a solid wire and a delivery catheter. The solid wire being provided with one or more retention mechanisms at a proximal end, a distal end, or both. The delivery catheter being capable of maintaining the one or more retention mechanisms in a delivery configuration. The one or more retention mechanisms are configured to expand to a deployed configuration upon removal of the delivery catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Carroux