Patents Assigned to Gyrus Medical Limited
  • Patent number: 10413352
    Abstract: An end effector for an electrosurgical instrument includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members (2), (3), 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 sealing surfaces of the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. 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 surfaces 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 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel John Thomas, Lewis Meurig Jones
  • Patent number: 10413354
    Abstract: An end effector for an electrosurgical instrument includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members (2), (3), 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. One or more spring members (15), (16), (17), (18), (19) are connected between the first and second jaw members (2), (3), such that moving the jaw members from their open position to their closed position causes the one or more spring members to compress. The one or more spring members have a fully compressed condition such that when in their fully compressed condition they form stop members to maintain the first and second jaw members (2), (3), at a predetermined spacing one from the other when in their closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael John Hagland
  • Patent number: 10376303
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument is provided for the treatment of tissue, the instrument (3) comprising an instrument shaft (14) having a longitudinal axis, a suction lumen (16) extending at least partially along the instrument shaft, and a chisel electrode (21) at the distal end of the shaft. The chisel electrode (21) includes a body portion (22) at a first angle with respect to the longitudinal axis, and a hook portion (23) extending from the body portion at a second angle to the longitudinal axis. The chisel electrode (21) also includes a plurality of apertures (35, 36, 37, 38, 40) providing a suction lumen through the electrode, there being at least one aperture (35, 36, 37, 38, 42) in the body portion (22), and at least one aperture (40, 45) in the hook portion (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Charles Benn
  • Publication number: 20190239913
    Abstract: A surgical shaving instrument (1) comprises a main body (2), a hollow elongate shaft (4) extending from the main body (2). The elongate shaft (4) defines an elongate inner open volume through the shaft. A tip portion (18) extends from the distal end region of the elongate shaft (4). A driveshaft extends through the elongate shaft (4) from the main body (2) to the distal end region of the elongate shaft (4). A cutter head (12) is attached to the driveshaft and located in the tip portion (10), the cutter head (12) extends at least partially out of the tip portion (18). The tip portion (18) is of an electrically insulating ceramic material, and has an outer surface. An electrically conductive electrode is located on at least part of that outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Ole SCHLOTTMANN, David MORRIS
  • Publication number: 20190239912
    Abstract: A surgical shaving instrument (1) comprises a main body (2), a hollow elongate shaft (4) extending from the main body (2). The elongate shaft (4) defines an elongate inner open volume through the shaft. A tip portion (18) extends from the distal end region of the elongate shaft (4). A driveshaft extends through the elongate shaft (4) from the main body (2) to the distal end region of the elongate shaft (4). A cutter head (12) is attached to the driveshaft and located in the tip portion (10), the cutter head (12) extends at least partially out of the tip portion (18). The aperture of the tip portion (18) is defined by an inner edge, and a portion of the inner edge defines a fixed shaver blade (40) for the instrument, the fixed shaver blade (40) having a cutting angle which is substantially constant along the inner edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Gyrus Medical Limited
    Inventors: Ole SCHLOTTMAN, David Morris
  • Publication number: 20190231410
    Abstract: A method of operating an electrosurgical apparatus for coagulating tissue comprises inserting the electrosurgical instrument (1) into an endoscope (7), and activating a source to supply ionisable gas to the electrosurgical instrument (1) at a flow rate of less than a predetermined threshold flow rate while the electrosurgical instrument is being inserted into the endoscope (7). Once the electrosurgical instrument has been fully inserted into the endoscope (7), the source is activated to supply ionisable gas to the electrosurgical instrument at a flow rate of greater than the predetermined threshold flow rate. Finally, high frequency energy is supplied from an electrosurgical generator (5) to the electrosurgical instrument (1), in order to ionise the ionisable gas flowing to the electrosurgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Tony ATWELL
  • Publication number: 20190223852
    Abstract: A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft (12) which extends from a proximal end region to a distal end region thereof, the shaft (12) defining a first lumen (14) for receiving an elongate camera device therein, a second lumen (16) for receiving a tissue manipulation device therein, and a third lumen (18) for receiving a tissue retrieval device therein, the first, second and third lumens (14, 16, 18) extending from the proximal end region to the distal end region of the elongate shaft, and having respective open ends at the distal end region of the elongate shaft. The surgical device further comprises an elongate camera device which extends along the first lumen, a tissue manipulation device which extends along the second lumen, and a tissue retrieval device which extends along the third lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Tony ATWELL
  • Publication number: 20190223851
    Abstract: A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft (12) which extends from a proximal end region to a distal end region thereof, the shaft (12) defining a first lumen (14) for receiving an elongate camera device therein, a second lumen (16) for receiving a tissue manipulation device therein, and a third lumen (18) for receiving a tissue retrieval device therein, the first, second and third lumens (14, 16, 18) extending from the proximal end region to the distal end region of the elongate shaft, and having respective open ends at the distal end region of the elongate shaft. The surgical device further comprises an elongate camera device which extends along the first lumen, a tissue manipulation device which extends along the second lumen, and a tissue retrieval device which extends along the third lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Tony ATWELL
  • Publication number: 20190216533
    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 power cable having a pair of electrically conductive elements, is provided to connect a source of radio frequency electromagnetic energy to the first and second electrodes. A capacitive element is located in the instrument, and is connected in series between a first one of the pair of electrically conductive elements of the cable and the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Wayne WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190209148
    Abstract: A method of removing an appendix (9) includes the steps of accessing the abdomen of a patient, insufflating the abdominal cavity, and sealing and cutting the appendicular artery and vein. A sheath is introduced into the abdominal cavity and placed over the appendix, while the appendix is still attached to the colon. The sheath is secured the sheath in place over the appendix using a securing device to secure the sheath with respect to the proximal end of the appendix, and then the proximal end of the appendix is ligated. The appendix is dissected from the colon, and the sheath containing the appendix is removed from the abdomen of the patient. The procedure can be a NOTES procedure, using a natural orifice, or laparoscopic using one or more incisions created in the abdomen. The ligation and dissection can be performed within the abdomen, or after the appendix is pulled through one of the incisions, such that the ligation and/or dissection is carried out outside the abdomen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Teo Heng Jimmy YANG
  • Patent number: 10307203
    Abstract: An end effector assembly (12) for an electrosurgical instrument comprises a pair of opposing first and second jaw members (13, 14), at least one of the jaw members being movable relative to the other between a first open position in which the jaw members are disposed in a spaced relation relative to one another, and a second closed position in which the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. The first jaw member (13) includes a first tissue-contacting surface (17) and the second jaw member includes a second tissue-contacting surface (19). The first tissue-contacting surface (17) comprises a plurality of ridges (23) extending parallel to one another in a first longitudinal direction, and the second tissue-contacting surface (19) comprises a plurality of ridges (24) extending parallel to one another in a second longitudinal direction, the first longitudinal direction being different from the second longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Hayley Louise Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20190133675
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument includes a handle including an actuating mechanism movable between a first position and a second position, and a pair of opposing first and second jaw members. A first sealing electrode is located on an inner surface of the first jaw member, and a second sealing electrode is located on an inner surface of the second jaw member. A plurality of stop members are longitudinally disposed on one or both of the inner surfaces of the jaw members, and at least two of the plurality of stop members are of different heights such that the first and second jaw members flex when moved to their closed position such that the distance between the first and second sealing electrodes is non-uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Lewis JONES
  • Patent number: 10271892
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system for the treatment of tissue includes an electrosurgical instrument, a source for supplying ionizable gas to said electrosurgical instrument, an electrosurgical generator for supplying high frequency energy to the electrosurgical instrument, and a switch mechanism. The electrosurgical instrument includes one or more conduits and one or more electrodes connected to the electrosurgical generator. The electrosurgical system is movable between at least a first and a second arrangement. The first arrangement is such that one electrode produces a stream of ionized gas exiting one of the conduits, the ionizable gas being capable of the removal of tissue. The second arrangement is such that ionized gas is produced such that it is capable of the coagulation of tissue. The switch mechanism causes the electrosurgical instrument to move between the first and second arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Marno Nagtegaal, Wayne Williams, Robert Edward Taylor
  • Patent number: 10206666
    Abstract: A tissue bag for surrounding tissue (2) during a surgical procedure comprises a bag body (6) capable of forming an enclosure, an opening (9) in the bag body, and one or more inflatable ribs (8) located on the bag body. The ribs (8) are such that inflation of the one or more ribs to a first extent causes the bag to deploy to an open position in which the bag is capable of being placed over tissue with the tissue received through the opening. Inflation of the one or more ribs (8) to a second further extent causes the bag to envelop the tissue with the opening (9) being smaller in diameter than in the open position. The ribs may each include at least first and second discrete longitudinal portions (10), (11) with an angled end face (15) therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: James Alan Dickson
  • Patent number: 10194977
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator and an electrosurgical instrument with opposing first and second jaw members movable relative to one another between open and closed positions. The first and second jaw member include, respectively, a cutting electrode and at least a first sealing electrode separated therefrom by an insulating member, and at least a second sealing electrode. The generator includes an energy source for producing at least a cutting RF waveform, first, second and third output connections connected to the cutting electrode, first sealing electrode and second sealing electrode, respectively, and a switching circuit rapidly alternating between a first condition to direct the cutting RF waveform between the first and second output connections and hence the cutting and first sealing electrodes, and a second condition to direct the cutting RF waveform between the first and third output connections, and hence the cutting and second sealing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Teo Heng Jimmy Yang
  • Patent number: 10188447
    Abstract: A connection system for an electrosurgical instrument comprises first and second connectors capable of being mated one with the other, the first connector (5) being associated with an electrosurgical generator (1) and the second connector (12) being associated with the electrosurgical instrument (9). The first and second connectors each include at least three connector components, each of the three connector components of the first connector (5) being capable of being connected and disconnected to a to respective one of the three connector components of the second connector (12). When the first connector components (14, 19) are connected to each other they are capable of delivering an RF energy output from the electrosurgical generator (1) to the electrosurgical instrument (9). When the second connector components (16, 22) are connected to each other they are capable of delivering a supply of ionizable gas to the electrosurgical instrument (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Philip John Warren
  • Patent number: 10183417
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument is manufactured by presenting an electrode, and attaching a sacrificial portion to the electrode to form a first electrode assembly. An insulating material is molded over the first electrode assembly to form a second electrode assembly, and the second electrode assembly is subjected to a further process which is capable of removing the sacrificial portion without removing the insulating material. The sacrificial portion is removed to form at least one cavity within the electrosurgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: David Wyn Morris
  • Patent number: 10179004
    Abstract: A method of amputating and morcellating a uterus (10) includes introducing a first tissue bag (1) into the abdomen of the patient, and placing the first tissue bag over the uterus. A laparoscopic surgical instrument (11) is introduced into the first tissue bag, and the uterus (10) is amputated using the laparoscopic surgical instrument. The first tissue bag (1) is closed around the amputated uterus, and the first tissue bag containing the amputated uterus is placed into a second tissue bag (20). A morcellating instrument is introduced into the second tissue bag (20) and the uterus is morcellated within the second tissue bag. Once the uterus (10) has been morcellated, the second tissue bag (20) containing the morcellated uterus is removed from the abdomen of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel John Thomas, Neill Tomas Brennan
  • Patent number: 10179025
    Abstract: An electrode assembly (17) is provided for use in a resectoscope, the electrode assembly (17) comprising an elongate shaft (33), at least one arm (33), first connection means (4) for connecting the arm to a source (1) of electrosurgical energy, and a tissue treatment element (26) at the end of the arm. The arm includes a suction lumen (34) extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end of the suction lumen (34) terminating in the general region of the tissue treatment element (26), and the proximal end of the suction lumen including second connection means for connecting the suction lumen to a source of suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Anthony K. Atwell, Marno Nagtegaal
  • Patent number: D837157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Gyrus Acmi, Inc., Gyrus Medical Limited, Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventors: Eric Boone, Kester J. Batchelor, Daniel Thomas, Mario Arnold, Friedemann Schreiber