Patents Assigned to MEDICAROID CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 11116533
    Abstract: A medical manipulator is disclosed, which includes a multiple-degree freedom arm, which can be mounted with a medical instrument; a memory configured to retain an insertion port position indicating a spatial position of an insertion port for inserting the medical instrument mounted in the multiple-degree freedom arm into a human body; and a controller configured to determine an insertion posture of the medical instrument so as to cause an extended line of a major axis of the medical instrument to pass through the spatial position indicated by the insertion port position, and configured to move the multiple-degree freedom arm to the determined insertion posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Jinno, Hiroaki Sano
  • Patent number: 11109929
    Abstract: One or more embodiments provide medical tool grip mechanism to which multiple types of medical instruments can be attached. A grip mechanism grips an instrument. The instrument has a shaft extending in a longitudinal direction, a treatment tool arranged at a distal end of the shaft, and a treatment tool control portion that is arranged at a proximal end of the shaft and controls the treatment tool. The grip mechanism has a gripping portion. The gripping portion grips the treatment tool control portion such that the treatment tool control portion is rotatable about a rotational axis extending in the longitudinal direction of the shaft, and movable in the longitudinal direction with respect to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 11083420
    Abstract: An operating table may include: a table on which to place a patient; a base fixed to a floor; and an articulated robotic arm including a first end supported on the base and a second end supporting the table at a position near the first end in a longitudinal direction of the table. The robotic arm may take a first posture in which the robotic arm is housed under the table when the table is situated at a first predetermined position. And a length of the robotic arm in the first posture in the longitudinal direction of the table is shorter than or equal to 1/2 of a length of the table in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Suga
  • Publication number: 20210236068
    Abstract: A robotic operating table according to one or more embodiments may include: a patient placement table; a robotic arm comprising a plurality of joints, and having a first end supported on a base and a second end supporting the table; a light emitter provided to the table; and an operation device including a move operation unit that receives, from a user, a move operation to move the table. In one or more embodiments, while the move operation unit is receiving the move operation to move the table, the light emitter may emit light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicants: MEDICAROID CORPORATION, SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaro YANO, Yoshiyuki TAMURA, Yukihiko KITANO, Toru MIZUMOTO, Kenichi NAKAGAWA, Yuuki SUZUKI, Hidetoshi YOSHIOKA, Yuko HIDAKA, Yuichi KAGEYAMA
  • Patent number: 11071600
    Abstract: A compact medical treatment tool having an end portion, used for surgery, and a surgical system having such a medical treatment tool are provided. A medical treatment tool includes an end effector, a wrist member, a shaft, a first pulley, and a second pulley. A first pulley portion included in the end effector is rotatably mounted on the wrist member via a first connection, and is located closer to a first end of the first connection. The first pulley is mounted on the wrist member. A rotational axis of the first pulley intersects with a plane defined by a shaft axis and a first axis that is defined by the first connection. The rotational axis of the first pulley is located closer to a second end of the first connection, opposite to the first end of the first connection, than a groove of the first pulley portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Ishihara, Kenji Ago
  • Patent number: 11052545
    Abstract: A method of attaching a tip to a pipette, which is executed in a robot system, includes: making an end effector of a robot hold a pipette; bringing a vicinity portion of a distal end of the pipette into contact with or close to an edge of an opening formed in a base of a tip while tilting an axis direction of the pipette by a predetermined angle with respect to an axis direction of the tip; attaching the tip to the pipette by inserting the distal end of the pipette and the vicinity portion of the distal end of the pipette into the tip while raising the pipette such that the axis direction of the pipette is aligned with the axis direction of the tip; and separating the pipette and the tip attached to the pipette from the predetermined spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SYSMEX CORPORATION, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Takehiro Hasegawa, Yukihiko Kitano
  • Publication number: 20210196416
    Abstract: A surgical instrument according to an embodiment may include a first pulley and a second pulley. A shaft-side pulley, which is provided at a position closest to the shaft among a plurality of pulleys including the first pulley and the second pulley, has a groove width greater than groove widths of the other pulleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota BETSUGI, Yu USUKI
  • Patent number: 11045376
    Abstract: A robotic operating table according to one or more embodiments may include: a table on which to place a patient; a robotic arm including a plurality of joints, and including a first end supported on a base fixed to a floor, and a second end supporting the table; an operation device including: a move operation receiving unit that receives, from a user, a move operation to move the table, and a register operation receiving unit that receives, from a user, a register operation to register a position of a movement destination of the table and a movement-destination set operation; a memory; and a controller that causes the robotic arm to move the table based on the move operation received by the move operation receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: MEDICAROID CORPORATION, KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaro Yano, Yoshiyuki Tamura, Yukihiko Kitano, Mitsuichi Hiratsuka, Hiroaki Kitatsuji
  • Patent number: 11045375
    Abstract: A robotic operating table according to one or more embodiments may include: a patient placement table; a robotic arm comprising a plurality of joints, and having a first end supported on a base and a second end supporting the table; and an operation device comprising a preset position registration setting unit that registers an anesthetization position, a surgical operation position, and an imaging position and sets one of the registered anesthetization, surgical operation, and imaging positions as a movement destination of the table, and a move-operation receiving unit that receives, from a user, a move operation to move the table. When the move-operation receiving unit is operated while one of the registered anesthetization, surgical operation, and imaging positions is set as the movement destination of the table, the robotic arm may move the table to the set one of the registered anesthetization, surgical operation, and imaging positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: MEDICAROID CORPORATION, SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaro Yano, Yoshiyuki Tamura, Toru Mizumoto, Kenichi Nakagawa, Yuuki Suzuki, Hidetoshi Yoshioka, Yuko Hidaka, Yuichi Kageyama
  • Patent number: 11045154
    Abstract: An operating table may include: a table on which to place a patient; a base buried or fixed to a floor; and an articulated robotic arm including first end supported on the base and a second end supporting the table, wherein the robotic arm includes at least one vertical joint, and a rotation axis of the vertical joint is positioned along a direction that is horizontal and substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Suga, Tetsuya Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20210154837
    Abstract: A surgical robot includes: a plurality of manipulator arms; a platform to which the plurality of manipulator arms are coupled; a positioner configured to change the position and posture of the platform; a controller configured to control the positioner; and a user interface. The user interface includes: first manipulation tools each configured to receive an input of manipulation which selects one of a plurality of operating modes for changing the position and posture of the platform; and a single second manipulation tool configured to receive an input of manipulation information regarding the position and posture. The controller generates a command regarding the position and posture of the platform based on the acquired manipulation information and the selected operating mode and operates the positioner based on the generated command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji KISHIDA
  • Patent number: 11006906
    Abstract: A robotic operating table according to one or more embodiments may include: a patient placement table; a robotic arm comprising a plurality of joints, and having a first end supported on a base and a second end supporting the table; a light emitter provided to the table; and an operation device including a move operation unit that receives, from a user, a move operation to move the table. In one or more embodiments, while the move operation unit is receiving the move operation to move the table, the light emitter may emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: MEDICAROID CORPORATION, SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaro Yano, Yoshiyuki Tamura, Yukihiko Kitano, Toru Mizumoto, Kenichi Nakagawa, Yuuki Suzuki, Hidetoshi Yoshioka, Yuko Hidaka, Yuichi Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20210121223
    Abstract: A surgical instrument according to an embodiment may include: a shaft; an end effector provided on a side of one end of the shaft; a housing including a base to which the other end of the shaft is connected, and a lid portion to cover the base; and a circuit board disposed on the base. The housing includes a press portion that presses the circuit board to the base to hold the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota BETSUGI, Yu USUKI, Kenji AGO
  • Publication number: 20210113283
    Abstract: A patient-side apparatus according an embodiment may include a robot arm; an adaptor that is attached to the robot arm; and a surgical instrument that is attached to the adaptor by sliding the surgical instrument to the adaptor. The adaptor includes: an adaptor base including an arm attachment surface and a surgical instrument attachment surface; a drive transmission member provided being movable in a direction perpendicular to the surgical instrument attachment surface and configured to transmit a driving force from the robot arm to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a surgical instrument base including an adaptor attachment surface. The surgical instrument base includes an inclined surface configured, upon slide attachment of the surgical instrument to the adaptor, to come in contact with the drive transmission member to move the drive transmission member toward the robot arm side in a direction perpendicular to the surgical instrument attachment surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Betsugi, Yu Usuki, Kaoru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10980604
    Abstract: A remote control apparatus according to one or more embodiments includes a manipulator that supports surgical equipment; a display configured to display an image captured by an endoscopy; a display supporting arm that includes a joint and a locking mechanism and supports the display, the locking mechanism is configured to lock the joint; an operation handle that allows an operator to operate the manipulator; and an unlocking mechanism configured, in response to an operation by the operator, to unlock the locked joint of the display supporting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Ishihara, Shiro Horita
  • Publication number: 20210093403
    Abstract: A surgical instrument according to an embodiment may include: a base body including an attachment surface to be attached to the adaptor; an elongated shaft including one end connected to the base body; a treatment tool provided on a side of the other end of the shaft, elongate elements for operating the surgical tool, driven members rotatably provided on the base body and connected with end portions of the elongate elements; a holding member provided such that one end of each driven member is rotatably held by the base body and the other end of each driven member is rotatably held by the holding member; and a movable member provided movable with respect to the holding member and the base body and engageable with an adaptor. The movable member is configured, when moved with respect to the holding member and the base body, to be disengaged from the adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shota BETSUGI
  • Publication number: 20210093398
    Abstract: An adapter set is provided with an adapter placed between a robot arm and a surgical instrument, and a stopper mounted on the adapter. The stopper includes a rotation restricting part configured to restrict a rotation of a driving transmission member of the adapter. The driving transmission member includes a first member that includes an engaging depressed part configured to fit together with a driven member of the surgical instrument and another engaging depressed part that is provided separately from the engaging depressed part and is configured to fit together with the rotation restricting part of the stopper, and a second member that includes an engaging depressed part configured to fit together with a driving member. The stopper is configured to be removed from the adapter after the driving member fits together with the second member of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Medicaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji AGO, Kazuhiro SATO
  • Publication number: 20210093405
    Abstract: A surgical instrument according to an embodiment may include: a shaft; a seal member disposed in a support body; and a pressing member including a pressing surface in contact with and pressing a surface of the seal member on a side of the shaft, wherein the pressing member is pressed by the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shota BETSUGI
  • Patent number: 10946530
    Abstract: There is provided an end effector that is attached to a tip end of a robot arm for providing dispensation using a pipette and a chip attached to the pipette. The pipette includes a press button configured to draw a liquid into the chip or to discharge the liquid drawn into the chip from the chip as the press button is pressed and operated. The end effector includes a holding part for holding the pipette, a motor, and a swing part that presses and operates the press button as the swing part is driven and swung by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Iwasaki, Satoshi Ouchi, Eiji Mitsui, Junichi Matsuoka, Yukihiko Kitano
  • Publication number: 20210052349
    Abstract: A robotic operating table according to an embodiment may include: a tabletop on which a patient can be placed; an articulated robot arm that supports the tabletop to be movable; and a communication part to communicate with the inspection information management device. The communication part is configured to receive, from the inspection information management device, attention position information indicating an attention position in the patient specified based on an image of the patient captured by the medical imaging device. The articulated robot arm is configured, based on the attention position information received from the inspection information management device, to move the tabletop to a surgery-performing tabletop position which is the position of the tabletop at the time when surgery is executed on the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAROID CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaro YANO, Mitsuichi HIRATSUKA, Hiroki ONO