Patents Assigned to Gyrus Medical Limited
  • Patent number: 10813693
    Abstract: A shaft assembly for a microwave ablation applicator having a shaft assembly and an antenna assembly located within the shaft assembly is disclosed. The shaft assembly comprises an elongate shaft which extends from a first end to a second end thereof and an applicator tip mounted on the second end of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Medical Limited
    Inventors: Tudor Thomas, David Nicholas Williams, Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 10758299
    Abstract: An electrode assembly (3) is provided for use in a resectoscope, the electrode assembly (3) comprising a pair of arms (4), and a tissue treatment element (9) depending from the arms. The arms (4) are pivotably mounted one to the other such that they are movable between a retracted position in which they lie alongside one another and a deployed position in which they diverge one from another. The electrode assembly (3) includes actuation means for moving the arms between their retracted and deployed positions. The tissue treatment element (9) is disposed at the distal end of each arm such that it is movable between at least two different operating positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Medical Limited
    Inventor: Tony Atwell
  • Patent number: 10758296
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having an end effector mounted on the end of an elongate shaft extending from a handle is described, the shaft and end effector being rotatable with respect to the housing, to allow different rotational orientations of the end effector to be attained without rotating the whole instrument. To provide for control over the degree of rotation, shaft rotation control elements are provided to give rotation or torsion control. The shaft rotation control elements may be located at several different longitudinal positions along the shaft. Alternatively, rotation control elements in the form of mutually co-operating stops may be provided elsewhere, such as in a rotatable shaft support member at the distal end of the handle. In other embodiments rotation control stops are provided on both elements, thus providing for effective rotation control, which has a high quality feel to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: 10758297
    Abstract: A surgical instrument has an end effector disposed on an elongate shaft end, the shaft projecting from a handle. The end effector grasps, cuts, and seals and/or coagulates tissue, and one of the operations is controlled by a rotatable drive shaft contained within the elongate shaft. The drive shaft moves longitudinally within the elongate shaft to move the end effector between a first and second condition. The instrument may have a further component such as a cutting blade arranged to move longitudinally within the drive shaft. The drive shaft is provided with apertures so as to reduce the surface area of the drive shaft and hence the friction between either the drive shaft and the elongate shaft and/or the drive shaft and the cutting blade, whilst at the same time providing channels through the drive shaft through which fluid can drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: 10758294
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical instrument with a pair of opposing first and second jaw members (2), (3). A first sealing electrode (9) is located on the first jaw member (2), while a second sealing electrode (10) is located on the second jaw member (3). One or both of the sealing electrodes are provided with electrically conductive stop members (12), the one or more stop members maintaining a predetermined spacing between the first and second sealing electrodes when the jaw members are in their closed position. One or more insulating members (14), (17), (19) are present to prevent the conductive stop members from causing an electrical short between the first and second sealing electrodes when the jaw members are in their closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Lewis Meurig Jones
  • Patent number: 10751113
    Abstract: A surgical instrument has an end effector on the end of an elongate shaft extending from a handle. The end-effector has different operations, including grasping, cutting, and sealing and/or coagulating tissue, and one operation is controlled by a switch on the handle proximal end upper surface. The switch is connected to the end-effector to deliver a current to a component in the end-effector. The electrical wire assemblies pass through respective pockets/chambers formed within the handle, an electrical connector contained within each chamber for connecting wires extending from electrodes on the end-effector to wires extending through the handle and on connecting to an electrosurgical generator. The pockets provision within which connectors are contained, one per pocket, prevents insulation damage to wires by connectors, as they are contained within the pockets. The pockets provision pockets side-by-side provides large separation between two connectors, so it is hard for liquid to short the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: 10751114
    Abstract: A pair of jaw members for an electrosurgical instrument is manufactured by providing first and second jaw members (2 & 3), each jaw member including a planar sealing surface (5 & 7). The jaw members are assembled with the first and second jaw members in a required orientation such that the planar sealing surface (5) of the first jaw member (2) is at a predetermined orientation with respect to the sealing surface (7) of the second jaw member (3). The first and second jaw members are held in the required orientation, and pivot holes (11 & 12) are formed in the first and second jaw members while they are held in the required orientation. When a pivot pin is inserted through the pivot holes in the first and second jaw members, the first and second jaw members are assembled into a pair of jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Medical Limited
    Inventor: Neill Tomás Brennan
  • Patent number: 10743930
    Abstract: An improved surgical instrument having an end effector mounted on the end of an elongate shaft extending from a handle. The end-effector has different operations, including grasping, cutting, and sealing and/or coagulating tissue, and one of the operations is controlled by a drive handle mechanism. The drive handle mechanism includes an actuator, a drive shaft and a spring assembly for transferring movement of the actuator to the drive shaft, which in turn controls the end effector. The drive handle mechanism limits the amount of force transferred from the drive handle mechanism to the end effector, preventing damage to the tissue. As the actuator is operated, the spring assembly transfers the movement of the actuator to the drive shaft and the end effector. At the same time, the spring assembly compresses to absorb some of the force applied. Such configuration prevents the tissue being unintentionally damaged by the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: 10653477
    Abstract: An improved surgical instrument having an end effector mounted on the end of an elongate shaft extending from a handle. The end-effector is capable of several different operations, including grasping, cutting, and sealing and/or coagulating tissue, and one of the operations is controlled by a trigger mechanism contained within the handle. In some embodiments, the end effector includes a blade assembly, the trigger mechanism being formed of a three pivot slider-crank mechanism arranged to drive the blade assembly longitudinally along a rotatable drive shaft contained within the elongate shaft. As such, the mechanism is configured so as to drive the blade assembly with enough force that the cutting blade is able to cut through tissue without the user needing to apply any additional force to the trigger, the me. Such an arrangement is particularly advantageous when the blade is being used to cut thick tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • 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: 10639091
    Abstract: A jaw member for an electrosurgical instrument is manufactured by providing a jaw housing (18) having a longitudinal jaw section (19), and an electrically conductive plate (1). The electrically conductive plate is placed into a mould, and a first flowable insulating material (15) is injected into the mould such that the flowable material (15) forms one or more stop members (16) that project a predetermined distance from the electrically conductive plate. The jaw housing (18) and the electrically conductive plate (1) are then placed into a second mould, and a second flowable material (25) is injected into the mould to secure the electrically conductive plate (1) to the jaw housing (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Lewis Meurig Jones
  • Patent number: 10617465
    Abstract: An improved surgical instrument having an end-effector capable of several different operations, including grasping, cutting, and sealing and/or coagulating tissue, and one of the operations is controlled by handle that is moveable relative to instrument to move end effector between two conditions. Providing a simplified latching mechanism for this moveable handle, which latching mechanism is formed of single integrally formed component arranged to engage with handle to allow end effector to be retained in one condition, thus leaving user's hand free to perform other functions of instrument. Therefore, a user may use surgical instrument to grasp tissue between end effector by activating end effector using handle, then use latch mechanism to latch handle in the end effector activation position, allowing surgeon to remove his hand from handle and perform some other task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Marno Nagtegaal, Lewis Meurig Jones
  • Patent number: 10603103
    Abstract: An end effector for an electrosurgical instrument includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members movable between an open position in which the jaw members are disposed in a spaced relation relative to one another, and a closed position in which the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. A first sealing electrode is located on the first jaw member, and a second sealing electrode is located on the second jaw member. One or more stop members are disposed on the sealing electrodes, the one or more stop members being formed of a compliant material such that they are capable of deforming when the jaw members are moved to their closed position with tissue grasped therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel John Thomas, Lewis Meurig Jones, Andrew Edward Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10568683
    Abstract: An arrangement where surgical instrument having shaft with end effector mounted thereon is provided with rotation wheel to allow user to rotate shaft during use into desired angular position. To allow compact and reliable mechanism the rotation wheel, outer edge of which is generally accessible at external surface of instrument, has internal space around axis of wheel within which is provided part of actuation mechanism for end effector. To allow rotation of actuation mechanism with end effector, part of actuation mechanism located within wheel rotationally mutually engages with inner surface of internal space within wheel, wherein rotation of wheel by user causes actuation mechanism to rotate, which in turn rotates shaft wherein end effector is mounted. Providing benefits allowing otherwise redundant space within rotation wheel to accommodate part of actuation mechanism for end effector, improving compactness of device, whilst still allowing rotation of end-effector and its corresponding actuation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: 10537383
    Abstract: A surgical instrument has an end effector mounted on the end of an elongate shaft extending from a handle. The end-effector grasps, cuts, and seals and/or coagulates tissue, and one of the operations is controlled by a trigger mechanism. The trigger mechanism has an actuator, drive shaft and flanged component for transferring movement of the actuator to the drive shaft whose movement controls the end effector. The actuator has a collar portion arranged to receive and retain the component. The component is free to rotate within the collar and has a keyhole-shaped arrangement, with a wider upper portion, and narrower lower portion to provide a sliding fit to the component main body. The component can be inserted into the wider upper portion, and then the main body of the component lowered into the narrower lower portion, with the flange of the component helping the component to be retained therein axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: 10517664
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having an end effector mounted on the end of an elongate shaft extending from a handle. The end-effector is capable of different operations, including grasping, cutting, and sealing and/or coagulating tissue, and one of the operations is controlled by a trigger mechanism contained within the handle. In some embodiments, the end effector includes a blade assembly, the trigger mechanism being arranged to drive the blade assembly longitudinally within the elongate shaft. Specifically, the trigger mechanism is formed of a three pivot slider-crank mechanism, wherein one of the pivot points includes a component to which the proximal end of the blade assembly is connected. In this respect, the proximal end of the blade assembly has a distinctive profile corresponding to the internal profile of the component such that the blade can be easily connected to the component without the need for any further features and subsequently retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Marno Nagtegaal
  • Publication number: 20190380770
    Abstract: A bipolar surgical instrument comprises a body, first and second opposed jaws located at the distal end of a shaft, the first jaw being movable with respect to the second jaw between an open position in which the first and second jaws are spaced apart from one another, and a closed position in which the first and second jaws are adjacent one another. The first and second elongate jaw members have respective first and second electrodes. A controller is operable to determine a boiling point for tissue between the jaws using a measure of impedance therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Wayne WILLIAMS, Lewis JONES
  • Publication number: 20190380768
    Abstract: A bipolar surgical instrument comprises a body first and second opposed jaws located at the distal end of a shaft, the first jaw being movable with respect to the second jaw between an open position in which the first and second jaws are spaced apart from one another, and a closed position in which the first and second jaws are adjacent one another. The first and second elongate jaw members have respective first and second electrodes. A controller is operable to determine a boiling point for tissue between the jaws using a measure of impedance therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Wayne WILLIAMS, Lewis JONES
  • Publication number: 20190380769
    Abstract: A bipolar surgical instrument comprises a body, first and second opposed jaws located at the distal end of a shaft, the first jaw being movable with respect to the second jaw between an open position in which the first and second jaws are spaced apart from one another, and a closed position in which the first and second jaws are adjacent one another. The first and second elongate jaw members have respective first and second electrodes. A controller is operable to detect a short circuit between the first and second electrodes when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Wayne Williams, Lewis Jones
  • Publication number: 20190380765
    Abstract: A bipolar surgical instrument (1) comprises a body (2), first and second opposed jaws (18, 20) located at the distal end of a shaft (10), the first jaw (18) being movable with respect to the second jaw (20) between an open position in which the first and second jaws (18, 20) are spaced apart from one another, and a closed position in which the first and second jaws (18, 20) are adjacent one another. The first and second elongate jaw members (18, 20) have respective first and second electrodes. A controller is operable to determine a mode of operation depending upon a measurement of impedance between the first and second jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Lewis JONES, Wayne WILLIAMS