Patents Assigned to Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190262009
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a high speed drill cutting burr are described. The high speed drill may comprise a main body having a first section and a second section, the first section comprising a first housing configured to be operably connectable to a first cutting tip and the second section comprising a second housing configured to be operably connectable to a second cutting tip, and an electrical motor disposed inside the main body, the electrical motor may be configured to be in electrical communication with a power source. In some embodiments, a main body may be repositioned by rotating the main body 180° to switch between use of a first cutting tip and a second cutting tip. Mechanisms for limiting axial movement of a burr shank as well as transferring torque are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventor: Ming J. Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190262058
    Abstract: A plasma generator is described comprising an elongate member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending therethrough, the proximal end configured to be connectable to a source of an inert gas, a plasma generation tip disposed at the distal end of the elongate member, the plasma generation tip configured to be in electrical communication with a power source, and an activation switch configured to control generation of plasma at the plasma generation tip, wherein the plasma generator is configured to be operably connectable to a medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventor: Ming J. Cheng
  • Patent number: 10368940
    Abstract: A forceps including a gripping assembly. The gripping assembly includes an upper jaw and a lower jaw. The upper jaw includes a proximal end and a distal end. The upper jaw includes an upper tooth having an upper proximally facing canted tooth surface and an upper distally facing canted tooth surface. The lower jaw includes a proximal end and a distal end. The lower jaw includes a socket having a lower distally facing canted socket surface and a lower proximally facing socket surface. The upper jaw, the lower jaw, or both are moveable so that the gripping assembly moves between an open position and a gripping position. In the gripping position, a gap is defined between the upper distally facing canted tooth surface and the lower proximally facing socket surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Jeffrey J. Nelson, Huisun Wang, Nikhil M. Murdeshwar
  • Patent number: 10363066
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medical device. The medical device includes outer, middle, and inner tubular members. The outer tubular member has a proximal end and a distal end. The middle tubular member has a proximal end and a distal end. The middle tubular member is configured to be received within the outer tubular member and capable of being rotatable relative to the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member is configured to be received within the middle tubular member and capable of reciprocating and also capable of being rotatable relative to the middle tubular member. The inner tubular member is configured to reciprocate and rotate while the middle tubular member and the outer tubular member are configured to be stationary. The middle tubular member is configured to be rotatable relative to the outer tubular member while the inner tubular member is configured to be stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey Magno, Saeed A. Merza
  • Patent number: 10349961
    Abstract: A stone retrieval device includes a sheath and a stone retrieval basket that includes a distal region with a plurality of basket wires and a proximal region with one or more core wires. The stone retrieval basket is contained within the sheath and is movable out a distal opening of the sheath to cause the plurality of basket wires to open into a basket shape. The stone retrieval device further includes a lock mechanism that locks the position of the stone retrieval basket with respect to the position of the sheath and a basket force controller that includes a first and a second control stage. The first control stage includes a sensor for measuring force on the stone retrieval basket when the lock mechanism is in an unlocked position, and the second control stage includes a sensor for measuring force when the lock mechanism is in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. St. George, Artemie G. Gavala
  • Patent number: 10350025
    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: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney B. Loyd, David C. Church
  • Patent number: 10349963
    Abstract: A forceps includes a first jaw member, a second jaw member, a drive rod assembly and a moveable handle attached to a fixed handle. The first jaw member and the second jaw member are in opposing relation relative to one another, and at least one of the first jaw member and the second jaw member is relatively movable from a first open position to a second clamping position when the first jaw member and the second jaw member cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. Moving the moveable handle relative to the fixed handle moves the drive rod assembly for imparting movement of at least one of the first jaw member and the second jaw member from the first position and the second position. The moveable handle has an actuator with a lost motion connection between the first and second jaw members and the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian J. Fiksen, Eric J. Boone
  • Patent number: 10327835
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device comprising: forceps including: (i) a first working arm; (ii) a second working arm; (iii) a blade electrode; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between a first electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a first therapy current through the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, and a second electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a second therapy current through the blade electrode; and wherein the electrosurgical device includes a heat pipe in the first working arm, the second working arm, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, John R. Mensch
  • Patent number: 10327794
    Abstract: A forceps comprising: (a) a stylet having a hollow tube having a proximal end region and a longitudinal axis; one or more assemblies that are extendable through the hollow tube, the one or more assemblies comprising: one or more support rods and one or more functional attachments; (b) a hand piece comprising: one or more housing structures defining a cavity; one or more actuating mechanisms comprising: a bearing fitting; a shuttle in communication with the bearing fitting constrained by a plurality of guide ridges; a socket housed by the shuttle; and one or more levers in communication with stylet so that movement of the one or more levers causes movement of the hollow tube and movement of the one or more assemblies; and wherein the movement of the hollow tube and the movement of the one or more assemblies are relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Windgassen, Jeffrey Nelson, Dennis G. Lamser, John R. Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Timothy Ozell
  • Patent number: 10321929
    Abstract: A cutting instrument comprising: an outer tube; an inner tube rotatably disposed within the outer tube; the inner tube comprising an opening having a leading edge and a trailing edge; and the outer tube comprising a window having a leading edge and a trailing edge; at least one of the leading edge of the opening, the trailing edge of the opening, the leading edge of the window and the trailing edge of the window comprising a canted edge; and the window of the outer tube being adapted to be completely blocked by the inner tube during a phase of the rotation of the inner tube within the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel A. Willhite, Kevin C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10325736
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: (a) one or more functional elements, and (b) a selector assembly including: (i) one or more activation buttons, (ii) one or more circuit board switches, and (iii) a shuttle in communication with the circuit board switches or the one or more activation buttons to move the circuit board switches or the activation buttons between at least a first position and a second position so that the circuit board switches or the activation buttons are moveable relative to each other; wherein the one or more functional elements provide a first function when the circuit board switches or the one or more activation buttons are in the first position, and the one or more functional elements provide a second function when the circuit board switches or the one or more activation buttons are in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore Blus, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 10314601
    Abstract: A surgeon's tool for operating a basket device to capture and remove an object may include a controller including a piston and cylinder mechanism for selectively and securely controlling and operating a wire and a sheath of the basket device wherein the piston and the cylinder of the piston and cylinder mechanism may each be independently operated to separately actuate the basket device. The piston and cylinder controller mechanism may include a double piston and cylinder design including first and second biasing mechanisms for biasing the basket device toward a closed position and a latch mechanism for selectively securing the positions of the cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Konstorum, Derek A. Affonce, Judy L. Walish, Michael Perriello
  • Publication number: 20190150703
    Abstract: A medical probe is provided in which at least a portion of the outer surface of the medical probe is coated with a diamond-like carbon material or with a diamond-like carbon derivative material. In one embodiment, substantially the entire outer surface is coated except for an end portion of the medical probe adapted for connection to an endoscopy apparatus. In another embodiment, the medical probe is a lithotripsy probe for use with an ultrasonic transducer in the removal of hard masses, such as kidney stones, from the biliary and/or urinary systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Alan Baker, Rahul Patel
  • Patent number: 10292757
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument comprising a first arm carrying at least a first and optionally a second and third electrode, and a second arm opposing the first arm, the second arm carrying one of a nonconductor element or one or more conductive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 10292759
    Abstract: An end effector assembly of a forceps includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The first jaw member and the second jaw member are selectively positionable relative to one another. At least one of the jaw members includes an electrically conductive tissue engaging surface configured to connect to an electrosurgical energy source, and at least one of the jaw members includes two blade channels defined therein and extending therealong and a feed in member selectively positioned between the two blade channels. The end effector further includes a cutting blade that is translatable such that selective positioning of the feed in member enables the cutting blade to selectively enter into at least one of the two blade channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Huisun Wang, Kester J. Batchelor
  • Patent number: 10285773
    Abstract: A lithotripter includes a handle with a distal end and a proximal end, a driver resource contained within the handle, the driver resource having a driver resource distal end and a driver resource proximal end, and a probe housed within the handle, the probe having a probe distal end and a probe proximal end, the probe distal end terminating at the distal end of the apparatus at a point distal from the handle distal end, the probe proximal end terminating proximal to the driver resource proximal end. The lithotripter further includes a shielding insert surrounding at least a portion of the probe, the shielding insert having a shielding insert proximal end and a shielding insert distal end, the shielding insert proximal end terminating proximal to the proximal end of the driver resource, and the shielding insert distal end terminating distal to the distal end of the driver resource, the probe proximal end being contained within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Richard C. Faherty, Lawrence J. St. George
  • Patent number: 10278712
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: a handle assembly; a locking collar; and a set of replaceable bits that load into the handle assembly; wherein the locking collar is fully removable from the handle assembly, loads axially to a first position, and rotates between the first position and a second position; wherein, in the first position, the locking collar is free to be removed from the handle assembly and the replaceable bits are free to be loaded or unloaded from the handle assembly; wherein, in the second position, the locking collar is prevented from axial movement relative to the handle assembly and the replaceable bits are prevented from being received within, or removed from, the handle assembly; and the locking collar is guided to the first position and between the first position and the second position by a groove in the handle assembly mating with a member carried by the locking collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Edwards, Jay A. Casey, Peter Y. Wong, Jesse Conrad
  • Patent number: 10271895
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device: forceps having: a first working arm, a second working arm, wherein the electrosurgical device has a first electrosurgical configuration where the first working arm and the second working arm are in an opposed position so that the forceps deliver a first therapy current that flows between the first working arm and the second working arm; and wherein the electrosurgical device has a second electrosurgical configuration when the first working arm, the second working arm, or both are repositionable relative to each other so that the first working arm is extended with respect to the second working arm or vice versa and a second therapy current is delivered from the first working arm to a remote electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI INC
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Nikhil M. Murdeshwar, Jyue Boon (Jonas) Lim, Dennis G. Lamser, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, Richard J. Curtis, Theodore Blus, Riyad Moe, Ryan Windgassen
  • Patent number: 10258404
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device includes a pair of jaws including a first jaw disposed adjacent to a second jaw. The pair of jaws is movable between open and closed positions. Each jaw comprises an electrode, and each jaw has an active surface. The first jaw active surface is disposed adjacent to the second jaw active surface in the closed position. An actuating member is coupled to one or more of the first and second jaws. The actuating member is configured to move the pair of jaws between the open position and the closed position. In one form, an insulating ring is disposed around the first jaw. In another form, a shield system is disposed on first and second side surfaces of the first jaw and a portion of the first jaw active surface. In yet another form, the shield system forms a lip extending from the first jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS, ACMI, INC.
    Inventor: Huisun Wang
  • Patent number: 10238276
    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: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Cook