Patents Assigned to GYRUS ACMI, INC., d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
  • Publication number: 20200121338
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented comprising an endoscope including a flexible shaft which has an active deflection section at a distal tip, a handle connected to a proximal end of the flexible shaft, a platform mounted to a top portion of the handle and oriented substantially in line with the longitudinal axis of the proximal end of a straight portion of the flexible shaft to provide a substantially straight entry into a working channel of the flexible shaft for an output accessory, a stone retrieval device insertable into the proximal end of the working channel of the endoscope, a lithotripsy shaft including one or more guide features at a distal end of the lithotripsy shaft to facilitate passage of wires or filaments of the stone retrieval device there through, and a lithotripsy shaft driver attached to the platform for driving the lithotripsy shaft under power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventor: Lawrence J. St. George
  • Publication number: 20190298978
    Abstract: A ureteral stent is provided. The stent may include a first section having a first wall defining a first luminal section. The stent may further include a second section having a second wall defining a second luminal section. The second section can be enabled to substantially close at times external pressure is applied to the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Judy L. Walish, Hui Tang, Thomas J. Holman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180272041
    Abstract: Provided is a ureteral stent comprising certain amount of ethylene-vinyl acetate polymer and a certain amount of an additive selected from barium sulfate, bismuth subcarbonate, bismuth oxychloride, a polyolefin elastomer, a thermoplastics elastomer, and a mixture thereof. The provided stent may have multiple layers such as inner layer and outer layer with each layer having different elastic modulus. Also provided is a method of making the aforementioned ureteral stent and a method of using the ureteral stent in treating kidney or bladder related diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Hui Tang, Thomas J. Holman, Judy L. Walish
  • Publication number: 20180132992
    Abstract: A ureteral stent including a tubular body that defines a lumen and has (i) a distal kidney section to be placed in or near a patient's kidney, (ii) a proximal bladder section to be placed within or near the patient's bladder, and (iii) a ureter section between the distal and proximal sections to be placed within the patient's ureter. A first anti-migration feature may be provided at the proximal bladder section. A second anti-migration feature may be provided at the proximal bladder section, the distal kidney section, or both. A proximal end of the tubular body includes a one-way valve that allows fluid to flow out of the lumen, while preventing fluid from entering the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI, INC. d.b.a. OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA
    Inventors: Kurt G. SHELTON, Antonio E. PRATS
  • Publication number: 20180064531
    Abstract: An otologic prosthesis is disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, the device includes a set of crimping prongs comprising a lattice structure provided on a surface of each crimping prong in the set of crimping prongs to support and promote osseointegration. In accordance with some embodiments, the stem and the TM plate are separate pieces configured to be attached by a snap-fit mechanism. In accordance with some embodiments, the device is an adjustable length prosthesis with an internalized sizing mechanism. In accordance with some embodiments, the device is adjustable by a rotatable joint that facilitates rotation of a first stem section with respect to a second stem section for adjustment and readjustment on a patient-specific basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Thomas Fjord, Paul E. Yarbrough, Kevin C. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20170268558
    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: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc., d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventor: William F. Kratoska
  • Publication number: 20170215897
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical device or system comprising an elongate member having a distal end and a proximal end; an inflow lumen disposed within the elongate member, the inflow lumen having a proximal end, a distal end and a slanting exit opening at the distal end of the inflow lumen; and an outflow lumen also disposed within the elongate member, the outflow lumen having a proximal end, a distal end and a slanting receiving opening at the distal end of the outflow lumen. The disclosed medical device or system further comprises pressure sensors disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. Also disclosed is a method of employing the above disclosed device or variations thereof to remove small stones or small stone fragments from within the body's lumen or internal organ of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc., d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventor: Tailin Fan
  • Publication number: 20170043142
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved balloon dilator, more particularly to an improved balloon dilator comprising an expandable balloon, a core wire which extends through the expandable balloon, and a single visual marker band positioned at a geometric center within the balloon dilator which may selectively reflect certain wavelengths of light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Jane Bareau, Jeremy DiTullio, Erica Matthes
  • Publication number: 20160278803
    Abstract: A surgical system and a method of providing and enabling a surgical system. The surgical system having a console and a first component configured to be directly or indirectly detachably attached to the console. The surgical system having a sensor circuit arranged to the console, and a first target state identifying circuit arranged to the first component. The sensor circuit outputs a feedback signal indicative of a state of electrical connection of the first target state identifying circuit to the sensor circuit. A controller arranged in the console is configured to control a therapy signal generator based on the feedback signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI INC., d.b.a OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA
    Inventors: David C. CHURCH, Vlad BLUVSHTEIN, Lori LUCKE
  • Publication number: 20160242850
    Abstract: Techniques, including a surgical system and a method for providing a surgical system, for detecting detachable attachment of a first component to a console, for detecting detachable attachment of a second component to one of the console the first component, and for controlling a function module based on the detection result are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI INC., d.b.a. OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA
    Inventor: Riyad MOE
  • Patent number: 9386908
    Abstract: A method for imaging, including capturing an initial image of a surface under investigation using a first endoscope, and delineating within the initial image a target region of interest surrounded by an initial image peripheral region, the target region of interest having a location defined with respect to the initial image peripheral region. The method includes capturing a subsequent image of the surface under investigation using a second endoscope and identifying in the subsequent image, by comparison with characteristics of the initial image peripheral region, a subsequent image peripheral region corresponding to the initial image peripheral region. The further includes computing the location of the target region of interest in the subsequent image in response to the identified subsequent image peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC. (D.B.A. OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA)
    Inventors: Shai Finkman, Tali Portnoy
  • Publication number: 20160166267
    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: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Gregory S. Konstorum, Derek A. Affonce, Judy L. Walish, Michael Perriello
  • Publication number: 20160030069
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented for a lithotripter comprising a handle, a driver resource contained within the handle, a probe housed within the handle, an extension which may be the probe, a shielding insert, or a removable passageway which extends through a central lumen of the driver resource and protects the central lumen from surgical debris when in use and as a result reduces time required to perform sterilization. Sealing means may be provided to connect the probe into the handle, including a ferrule, collet, split collet, screw connection, O-rings, or a combination thereof to further limit debris entering the central lumen of the handle. It is contemplated that the device of the present invention is capable of achieving a four minute flash cycle validation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Richard C. Faherty, Lawrence J. St. George
  • Publication number: 20150320433
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to deliver destructive energy to a stone. The apparatus includes a detector operative to obtain image data from the stone, a generator operating according to one or more producing parameters for producing the destructive energy, and a video processor unit receiving the image data from the detector. The video processor unit is operative to analyze the image data to determine a displacement of the stone relative to a previous location of the stone. A controller linked to the video processor unit and to the generator is operative to vary the one or more producing parameters of the generator responsively to the displacement of the stone. Methods carried out by the apparatus are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. (d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America)
    Inventors: Adi Navve, Shai Finkman
  • Publication number: 20150313444
    Abstract: A medical apparatus, including a lithotripsic device configured to break a stone into one or more fragments in a body lumen and an endoscope which is configured to obtain a captured image in the body lumen. The medical apparatus further includes an image processor which is configured to process the captured image and create a processed image for display on a monitor, and which is also configured to process and display a track of a movement of at least one of the stone or the one or more fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. (d.b.a. as Olympus Surgical Technologies America)
    Inventor: Stuart Wolf
  • Publication number: 20150305796
    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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc., d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventor: HUISUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20150297255
    Abstract: A probe includes a probe distal end body, a vibration transmission body and a heat dissipation unit. The probe distal end body includes a first electrode. The vibration transmission body is arranged to a proximal end of the probe distal end body. The vibration transmission body transmits ultrasonic vibration generated by an ultrasonic transducer to the probe distal end body, and transmits current to the first electrode. An interior surface of the probe distal end body and an interior surface of the vibration transmission body define an interior space. The heat dissipation unit dissipates heat generated at the probe distal end body, wherein at least a portion of the heat dissipation unit is arranged in the interior space defined by the probe distal end body and the vibration transmission body. A treatment instrument includes the probe and an end effector including a second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI, INC. d.b.a. OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA
    Inventors: Tailin FAN, Kester J. Batchelor, Jeff Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150196735
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented for a therapy delivery device including a catheter, an endoscope and an endoscope shaft, one or more attachment features for attaching the catheter to the endoscope, wherein the catheter has an expandable lumen at a distal end and Wherein the expandable lumen expands upon injection of a therapy at the proximal end of the catheter. Attachment features may be a series of clips along the length of the catheter for attaching to an endoscope or a second lumen on the catheter wherein an endoscope may through one of said. lumens. Targeted therapy delivery may be a hydrogel or a chitosan hydrogel to provide a treatment within a sinus of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. (d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America)
    Inventors: Chris P. Olig, Kester J. Batchelor, Tailin Fan