Patents Assigned to Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10755875
    Abstract: A switch mechanism includes a housing with a fenestration, a switch element held in the housing, and a first tab and a second tab each being pivotally attached to an opposite lateral edge of the fenestration. The tabs are constrained to rotational movement relative to the housing so that contact with the first tab or the second tab causes the respective tab to rotate to actuate the switch element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming J. Cheng, David C. Church, Joseph Green, Moussa Sane
  • Patent number: 10751160
    Abstract: A one-way valve device for blocking airflow in a lung passageway. The device includes a frame structure and a frameless membrane. The frame structure includes a hub and anchors. The frameless membrane attaches to the hub section. The anchors and the frameless membrane are at first radial positions in a closed configuration and at second radial positions in an open configuration. The first radial positions is closer to a central longitudinal axis of the device than the second radial positions. The frameless membrane includes a plurality of petals coupled to the base section. In the open configuration, the petals curve away from the central longitudinal axis of the one-way valve device. Proximal sections of the petals overlap proximal sections of adjacent petals when the one-way valve device is in the open or closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventor: Alyssa Philipps
  • Patent number: 10751077
    Abstract: Provided is a medical device comprising an outer tubular member, a middle tubular member received within the outer tubular member, an inner tubular member received within the middle tubular member, and an engagement gear, wherein the inner tubular member is configured to be rotatable in one direction while the middle tubular member is configured to be simultaneously rotatable in an opposite direction through the engagement gear while the outer tubular member is configured to be stationary relative to both the middle tubular member and the inner tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventor: Joey Magno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10751075
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medical apparatus. The medical apparatus includes an adapter, a tool hub, and a releasing member. The adapter is configured to be fastened to a surgical handpiece. The adapter has a lumen, and the lumen has an interior surface. The tool hub is configured to be fastened to the adapter by a snap-in mechanism through the interior surface of the lumen. The releasing member is configured to release the tool hub from the adapter by a twisting force on the releasing member. The releasing member includes a restoring mechanism configured to restore the releasing member from a twisted state to a normal standing state upon removal of the twisting force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Saeed A. Merza, Joey Magno
  • Publication number: 20200261147
    Abstract: A medical device system for the delivery of energy to a region of a patient's anatomy is provided. An introducer tube defines a lumen therein and bears a first electrode. A second electrode is movable within the lumen between a retracted position and an extended position. In the retracted position, the second electrode is substantially disposed within the lumen. In the extended position, the second electrode extends at least partially beyond the distal end of the introducer tube. In one form, the introducer tube is configured to substantially hold the second electrode within the lumen in a predetermined orientation in the extended position, and the introducer tube prevents the second electrode from substantially rotating within the lumen of the introducer tube during movement into the extended position. In one form, the introducer tube is more flexible in a first plane than in a second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon J. Shuman, Hugo Xavier Gonzalez, David H. Dillard
  • Patent number: 10736687
    Abstract: Electrosurgical forceps that can provide improved hemostatis and tissue-cutting capabilities during surgical procedures. The electrosurgical forceps include opposing jaw members, each including first and second electrode members. The first and second electrodes included in the respective jaw members are disposed directly opposite one another, the first electrode members included in the respective jaw members are disposed diagonally opposite one another, and the second electrode members included in the respective jaw members are disposed diagonally opposite one another. A first high frequency (HF) electric power source is connectable across the first electrode members, and a second HF electric power source is connectable across the second electrode members, electrically isolating the first electrode members from the second electrode members, and allowing current to flow diagonally through the tissue between one or both of the first electrode members and the second electrode members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Zane R. Ward, Richard J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 10722317
    Abstract: An instrument that includes forceps. The forceps include a jaw assembly. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw includes a gripping section, and the second jaw includes a gripping section. The jaw assembly is moveable between an open position and a closed position. The first jaw is electrically conductive, the second jaw is electrically conductive, or both the first jaw and the second jaw are electrically conductive. The first jaw includes a first tissue stop that is centered on a medial plane of the first jaw. The tissue stop extends from the first jaw towards the second jaw. The first tissue stop is adapted to block an anatomical feature from extending beyond a proximal end of the gripping section of the first jaw, a proximal end of the gripping section of the second jaw, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Zane R. Ward, Todd W. Sharratt
  • Patent number: 10722258
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: (a) a first jaw having a face; (b) a second jaw having a face that is substantially adjacent the face of the first jaw when the first jaw and the second jaw are in a closed position; (c) a pivot connecting the first jaw and the second jaw together so that the first jaw and second jaw are movable between an open position and the closed position; (d) one or more fluid passageways extending between the first jaw, the second jaw, or both and a region outside of the surgical device so that fluid passes through the first jaw, the second jaw, or both; and (e) a valve connected to the first jaw, the second jaw, or both, the one or more fluid passageways extending through the valve so that when the first jaw and the second jaw are in the open position the valve is open and fluid can extend through the one or more fluid passageways and when the first jaw and the second jaw are in the closed position the valve is closed and fluid is prevented from flowing through the one or more fluid passa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Huisun Wang, Theodore C. Blus
  • Patent number: 10722256
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical device comprising an outer elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough; an inner elongate member disposed within the lumen of the outer elongate member and configured to be axially movable inside the lumen of the outer elongate member, the inner elongate member having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a lumen extending therethrough; an expandable cage-like scaffold having a proximal end secured to the distal end of the outer elongate member and a distal end having an inwardly everted tapering framework, the cage-like scaffold composed of a plurality of wires that cross each other at points, and capable of being actuated between a substantially folded configuration and a substantially open configuration. Also disclosed is a method of employing the above disclosed device or variations thereof to capture and remove stones or stone fragments from the body's lumen of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Mansfield, Michael J. Perriello, Andy K. Khin
  • Patent number: 10722212
    Abstract: A system for determining orientation of a guide sheath introduced by a bronchoscope or similar device. An example system includes a display device, a scope device and a guide sheath. The guide sheath includes a window occupying a predefined circumferential sector of a distal end of the guide sheath and a plurality of markings configured to visually indicate location/orientation and/or distance of the window. The plurality of markings includes a plurality of first markings located along a longitudinal center axis of the window and a plurality of second markings located along one or more other longitudinal axes that are radially separated from the longitudinal center axis of the window by more than 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna K. Sczaniecka, Hugo X. Gonzalez, David H. Dillard
  • Publication number: 20200229838
    Abstract: A method of performing a surgical procedure with a surgical tool assembly includes inserting a surgical tool into a passage of a patient. The surgical tool can include a main unit and a first rigid sheath. The main unit includes an inner tube that is received within an outer tube. The first rigid sheath removably receives the main unit. The surgical tool can be removed from the passage of the patient, and the first rigid sheath can be completely removed from the main unit. A second rigid sheath having a different shape from the shape of the first rigid sheath can then be removably attached to the main unit instead of the first rigid sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Jay A. CASEY, Kevin C. EDWARDS
  • Patent number: 10709314
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first end configured to connect to a control of an endoscope object removal tool; a second end having a connector configured to removably connect to a handle of an endoscope; and a spine connecting the first end to the second end. The spine comprises a plurality of serially interconnected members which are rotatable relative to each other. Connections of the members to one another comprise friction locks. The friction locks are configured to be temporarily unlocked by overcoming friction forces at the friction locks such that the spine is semi-flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI Inc.
    Inventors: Nison Galperin, Carlo A. DiRusso
  • Patent number: 10702331
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device kit includes an elongate first member, an elongate second member disposed adjacent to the first member, the second member being at least movably coupled to the first member, a first electrode head removably attachable to the first member, a second electrode head removably attachable to the first member, and a third electrode head coupled to the second member. The first, second, and third electrode heads are configured to apply a current to a tissue, the first and second electrode heads being non-identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Kester J. Batchelor
  • Patent number: 10702636
    Abstract: Provided is a medical device for clearing an obstruction from a surgical instrument or surgical site, the device comprising: a first hollow member configured to allow air or inert gas passage; a second hollow member having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end configured to be connectable to a vacuum or suction source; a housing member configured to receive both the first hollow member and the second hollow member; and a push button operably connected to the housing member; and an inflation bulb configured to be attachable to the housing member, wherein the push button is configured to disengage the first hollow member and occlude the second hollow member when depressed by a force, and/or wherein the push button and the inflation bulb are configured to be operable by one hand of an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming J. Cheng, Phillip R. Scruggs
  • Patent number: 10675054
    Abstract: Featured is a surgical instrument including a rotating cutting implement and a heat transfer mechanism configured to absorb heat energy during the use of such a rotating cutting implement. The heat transfer mechanism is configured so the absorbed heat energy is communicated to an external heat sink. Such a heat transfer mechanism includes a heat pipe, e.g., a scintered or wick type heat pipe. The heat energy is absorbed at one end of the heat pipe to minimize the potential for damage to the tissue and the like at and/or about the surgical site. Also featured are a surgical apparatus embodying such a surgical instrument and surgical or medical methods or procedures for manipulating, rotatably cutting, grinding, abrading or debriding tissue, bone or other structures or components of a mammalian body using such surgical instruments or surgical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Jeffrey J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10667834
    Abstract: A device including: (a) a first working arm; (b) a body; (c) a shuttle located on the body, and (d) a bias device; wherein the bias device biases the first working arm relative to the body when the shuttle is in a first position, and wherein the bias device is free of biasing the first working arm relative to the body when the shuttle is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Riyad Moe, Eric G. Tate, Ryan J. Windgassen
  • Patent number: 10667859
    Abstract: A blade assembly comprising: a tip including two or more tubes, wherein the two or more tubes include at least: an outer tube and an inner tube; and a mechanical enclosure including: a locking spline having a longitudinal axis; and a slide lock; wherein the slide lock slides along the longitudinal axis of the locking spline and over the locking spline forming a locked state so that rotational movement of the locking spline, around the longitudinal axis of the locking spline, is prevented; and wherein the outer tube is coupled to the locking spline so that rotational movement of the outer tube, around the longitudinal axis of the locking spline, is prevented during the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Edwards, Tomas Matusaitis, Sean Corrigan, Antonio J. Belton
  • Patent number: 10653500
    Abstract: Provided is a medical system comprising a controller unit configured to be capable of generating a first code or coded message; and a medical device unit configured to be capable of generating a second code or coded message, the medical device unit configured to be in electronic communication with the controller unit, wherein the controller unit is configured to lock the medical device unit from being used or reused if the first code or coded message does not match or is not identical to the second code or coded message. Also provided is a method of preventing use or reuse of a medical device unit as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney B. Loyd, David C. Church
  • Patent number: 10658802
    Abstract: A plug comprising: a plurality of pins or a plurality of sockets; a body portion housing the plurality of pins or the plurality of sockets and the body portion extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the plurality of pins or the plurality of sockets; a connection section connected to the body portion and extending from the body portion at an obtuse angle; and a cord connected to an end of the connection section; wherein the body portion and the connection section are connected at a joint and the joint includes a sub-flush radius on an underside of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Gyrus Acmi, Inc., Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh, Gyrus Medical Limited
    Inventors: Friedemann Schreiber, Mario Arnold, Daniel Thomas, Kester J. Batchelor
  • Patent number: 10646244
    Abstract: A surgical tool can include a main unit and a first rigid sheath. The main unit includes an inner tube that is received within an outer tube. The first rigid sheath removably receives the main unit and connects to the main unit via a coupling between a first connector portion of the main unit and a second connector portion of the rigid sheath. The first rigid sheath can be completely removed from the main unit when the first connector portion is decoupled from the second connector portion. A different rigid sheath having a different shape from the shape of the first rigid sheath can then be removably attached to the main unit instead of the first rigid sheath. A surgical tool kit includes a plurality of rigid sheaths having different shapes and having the ability to be removably attached to the main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Jay A. Casey, Kevin C. Edwards