Patents Assigned to Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
  • Publication number: 20200329952
    Abstract: A medical endoscope including: an elongate shaft; and a main body arranged proximal to the shaft, wherein an optical waveguide extends through the shaft in the longitudinal direction, the optical wave guide being bent in the main body into a connecting piece extending from the main body, the main body comprises at least one handle arranged adjacent to the connecting piece in a longitudinal direction of the main body, and the handle being rotatable into a plurality of rotational positions around a longitudinal axis of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20200305683
    Abstract: A method for the manufacturing an endoscope, the method including: providing a window having a lateral peripheral surface and a flat surface, the window is provided with a metal coating on a lateral peripheral surface and/or an edge region of the flat surface, and the flat surface of the window is provided with a solder preform, inserting the window provided with the solder preform into a window seat of an endoscope shaft of the endoscope, where the flat surface of the window one of faces an interior space of the endoscope shaft or faces away from the interior space of the endoscope shaft, and subsequent to the inserting, heating the solder preform with a heating device such that solder material of the solder preform is distributed between the window and the window seat and, after the solder material cools, solder is arranged between the window and the window seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS Winter and Ibe GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe SCHOELER, Nils TORKUHL
  • Patent number: 10786142
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, such as an ureteroscope. The surgical instrument including an elongated shaft tube with at least two working channels arranged in an interior of the shaft tube. In at least a distal end area of the shaft tube, the at least two working channels, in cross-section, each have a profile edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor Kiedrowski
  • Patent number: 10782985
    Abstract: A user assistance system of a reprocessing apparatus for cleaning and disinfecting at least one surgical instrument arranged in a cleaning basket, the user assistance system including: at least one electronically controlled display device; and a controller coupled with the at least one electronically controlled display device, the at least one electronically controlled display device being integrated in a loading station and being configured for arranging the cleaning basket on one side of the display device during the loading of the cleaning basket, the controller being configured to control the display device such that image information is displayed in an actual size and position which indicates a predetermined arrangement within the cleaning basket of the surgical instrument that is to be reprocessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Wolter, Uwe Schoeler
  • Publication number: 20200289189
    Abstract: An electrode instrument for use in a resectoscope, the electrode instrument having an elongate shaft portion with two support arms through which a conductor extends that forms an electrode at the distal end of the electrode instrument that can be subjected to high-frequency current and is arranged between the distal ends of the support arms, wherein at least one of the support arms has in its distal end region a tissue contact part for holding tissue fragments that is arranged on the outer wall of the support arm and angled in relation to the longitudinal axis of the support arm; and to a corresponding resectoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian BROCKMANN, Hannes MIERSCH
  • Patent number: 10772484
    Abstract: A pump device for use in operating theatres and to arrangements composed of corresponding pump devices and endoscopes. A pump device according to the invention for use in operating theatres includes a pump unit with a pump and a control unit, and a pump hose attached to the pump unit. The pump unit further includes a light source that can be controlled by the control unit to display the operating state of the pump unit. The pump hose has a fibre optic which extends along the pump hose, wherein the first end of the fibre optic is designed to couple in light from the controllable light source. The arrangement according to the invention includes a pump device according to the invention and an endoscope, which is designed to deliver flushing liquid to the operating site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Wolter
  • Publication number: 20200281453
    Abstract: A user assistance system for reusable medical devices and a method for monitoring processing. The user assistance system includes data glasses and a data memory in which a plurality of type datasets are saved that each include information relating to an identifying feature of a specific medical device type, and information relating to instructions for reprocessing these medical device types. The user assistance system records a user identifying feature and activates an associated user profile, to record a location identifying feature and to activate an associated location profile, and to display, as visual information, instructions assigned to the active user profile and the active location profile for reprocessing the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten JUERGENS, Kristin ROSENKRANZ
  • Publication number: 20200268432
    Abstract: A medical device includes a medical function unit, an electronic control unit, and a voltage supply for the medical function unit and/or the electronic control unit, wherein the voltage supply is configured to be connected to a wired external supply voltage network, and wherein the electronic control unit includes a data interface in order to exchange data with an external device. The medical device wherein the data interface is configured to transmit and/or to receive data via at least one conductor of the supply voltage network. Furthermore, a medical device system is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan DIETRICH, Daniel RAMIN
  • Publication number: 20200246038
    Abstract: An electrically conductive irrigation fluid for use in bipolar resectoscopic surgery, wherein the irrigation fluid being brought into contact with the electrode of a resectoscope and tissue being coagulated and/or resected by means of the electrode surrounded by the irrigation fluid, wherein the irrigation fluid includes metal ions. Moreover, the method relates to a resectoscopy system including a resectoscope and an irrigation system that is connected to the resectoscope, the resectoscope having a handle and a tubular shaft, and the shaft including an electrode instrument that is arranged so as to be longitudinally displaceable and has in its distal end region an electrode to which high-frequency current can be applied, wherein the irrigation system includes an irrigation fluid, which can be conducted through the shaft of the resectoscope to the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Knopf
  • Publication number: 20200246061
    Abstract: A resectoscope for endoscopic surgery with a tubular shaft and a handle, wherein the shaft includes a longitudinally displaceable electrode instrument and an illuminating device, with an electrode to which high-frequency current can be applied being arranged in the distal end region of the electrode instrument, characterized in that the illuminating device in the distal end region of the resectoscope can emit UV radiation in the wavelength range from 200 nm to 400 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph KNOPF
  • Publication number: 20200246062
    Abstract: An electrically insulating insert for detachable connection to the distal end region of a resectoscope shaft, characterized in that the insulating insert has a hollow portion with an elongate cavity for the passage of pass-through instruments, and that the insulating insert has fastening means for detachable connection to the resectoscope shaft. An electrode instrument is connected to this insulating insert and to a resectoscope including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian BROCKMANN, Andreas OFFT
  • Patent number: 10729413
    Abstract: A medical instrument for endoscopic surgery, including a sheath tube having a distal and a proximal end and a connecting body arranged at the sheath tube's proximal end area, whereby the sheath tube and connecting body are penetrated in axial direction by a common channel, through which an elongated actuating element passes, an end body connectable to connecting body having a hand grip attached for operating the medical instrument, a locking slider, which is slidably housed in a channel oriented at an angle to the channel within connecting body, whereby the actuation area of locking slider projects from connecting body and can be actuated to locked and free positions using finger pressure, such that the end body coupled to connecting body is positively locked to connecting body in the locked position, and the end body in the free position can be detached from connecting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Aue
  • Patent number: 10729316
    Abstract: A method for reprocessing a surgical instrument in a reprocessing apparatus, where the surgical instrument has at least one channel to be cleaned. The method including: connecting the surgical instrument to a compressed air hose for supplying compressed air to the at least one channel; supplying drying air to the compressed air hose to leak test the surgical instrument using the drying air, the drying air having less moisture content than the compressed air; and subsequent to the supplying of the drying air, reprocessing the surgical instrument using at least one cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Henning Thate, Michael Lengsfeld, Eugen Frick
  • Publication number: 20200237195
    Abstract: A deflection prism assembly for an endoscope having a lateral viewing direction, the deflection prism assembly including: a prism holder; and a deflection prism accommodated in the prism holder; wherein the deflection prism has a light outlet surface and an opposite light inlet surface arranged obliquely to the light outlet surface, the deflection prism further having a lateral surface extending between the light inlet surface and the light outlet surface; and the prism holder accommodates the deflection prism such that the prism holder surrounds less than all regions of the lateral surface of the deflection prism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin WIETERS, Alrun THUEMEN
  • Publication number: 20200229685
    Abstract: An optical system for a stereo video endoscope including: first and second lens system channels each having optical elements in identical configurations, the optical elements being arranged in a same position along first and second optical axes, respectively, an optical axis of first and second optical elements coincide with the first and second optical axes, respectively, first and second cross-sectional areas of the first and second optical elements are inscribed in first and second circumferential circles, respectively, centers of first and second circumferential circles each coincide with the first and second optical axes, respectively, to define a maximum radius of the first optical element and the second optical element, the first and second circumferential circles overlap one another, and circumferential shapes of the first and second optical elements deviate from the first and second circumferential circles circumscribing them such that the first and second optical elements do not contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin WIETERS, Peter SCHOUWINK, Jianxin ZHAO, Alrun THUEMEN
  • Publication number: 20200225446
    Abstract: A prism holder for use with a surgical instrument, having a prism. The prism holder including: a casing for receiving the prism; and at least one prism pressure element configured to be brought into contact with a pressure surface of the prism; wherein the casing having an opening for arrangement of the at least one prism pressure element in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Martin WIETERS
  • Publication number: 20200216221
    Abstract: A screen basket for the preparation of medical instruments. The screen basket having a substantially rectangular base area and an open upper side. The screen basket including: a first container part and a second container part, the first container part and the second container part each being open at an end face and each comprise a screen-like wall, the first container part being configured for insertion into the second container part; and at least one locking pin configured to be pushed through each of two or more push-through openings provided in one or more of the first container part and the second container part, the at least one locking pin selectively locking the first container part and the second container part together in at least two different positions with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael WOLTER, Ann-Kathrin Jarms
  • Patent number: 10702129
    Abstract: A method for reprocessing an endoscope for the implementation of leak testing the endoscope, the method including: connecting the endoscope in an airtight manner to a compressed air hose, which is operatively connected to a compressed air source; subjecting the endoscope to compressed air up to a predetermined pressure level via the compressed air hose; during the pneumatic leak measurement and after opening of an outlet valve, measuring a temporal course of air pressure in the endoscope without any further compressed air supply; measuring a temporal change of the air pressure at the outlet valve; and determining one of a tightness of the endoscope or a leakage of the endoscope based on a temporal gradient of the temporal change of the air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Henning Thate
  • Patent number: 10698194
    Abstract: An optical system including: a sideways-viewing, distal optical assembly including an entry lens, a deflecting unit configured as a prism unit, and an exit lens on a common optical axis; a proximal optical assembly including left and right lens system channels, wherein the right and left lens system channels are identically configured and parallel to each other and each having an optical axis; and a prism unit between the distal optical assembly and the proximal optical assembly, the prism unit couples a left beam path exiting the exit lens into the left lens system channel and a right beam path exiting the exit lens into the right lens system channel; wherein a second distance between the left and right lens system channels is adjustable, the second distance being in a direction perpendicular to the first and second optical axes of the respective first and second lens system channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Jianxin Zhao
  • Patent number: D895797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Brockmann