Patents by Inventor Boris Chernov

Boris Chernov has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10925662
    Abstract: Optical energy-based methods and apparatus for sealing vascular tissue involves deforming vascular tissue to bring different layers of the vascular tissue into contact each other and illuminating the vascular tissue with a light beam having at least one portion of its spectrum overlapping with the absorption spectrum of the vascular tissue. The apparatus may include two deforming members configured to deform the vascular tissue placed between the deforming members. The apparatus may also include an optical system that has a light source configured to generate light, a light distribution element configured to distribute the light across the vascular tissue, and a light guide configured to guide the light from the light source to the light distribution element. The apparatus may further include a cutting member configured to cut the vascular tissue and to illuminate the vascular tissue with light to seal at least one cut surface of the vascular tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Publication number: 20190388142
    Abstract: A surgical system and corresponding methods for identifying tissue or vessels and assessing their conditions includes a probing signal source for applying a probing signal to the tissue and a response signal monitor for monitoring a response signal that varies according to the level of blood circulation in the tissue or vessels. The response signal monitor monitors the response signal over an interval equal to or longer than air interval between two successive cardiac contractions. The surgical system includes a microprocessor that analyzes the amplitude and/or phase of the response signal to determine the level of blood circulation in the tissue or in different portions of the tissue, and determines a tissue parameter based upon the level of blood circulation. The surgical system may monitor a cardiac signal related to cardiac contractions and correlate the response signal and the cardiac signal to determine a level of blood circulation in the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 10154848
    Abstract: A tissue clip for use in electrosurgical procedures includes an arm having a first electrode formed thereon. The tissue clip also includes a body pivotally coupled to the arm. The body includes a power source and a second electrode. The arm is moveable from a first position relative to the body for approximating tissue and a second position closer to the body for grasping tissue therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 10117705
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for optically recognizing tissue parameters during an energy-based tissue-sealing procedure involve grasping tissue with a tissue-sealing instrument, illuminating the grasped tissue or tissue adjacent to the grasped tissue with light, analyzing the light that is transmitted, scattered, or reflected by the tissue, and recognizing the tissue based on the result of analyzing the light. The wavelength of the light may be selected so that a vessel is sufficiently recognizable in tissue containing the vessel. A marker may also be introduced into fluid flowing in the vessel to increase the contrast between the vessel and tissue containing the vessel. Analyzing the light includes analyzing the spatial and spectral distribution of light. Analyzing the light may also include forming the light into an image of the illuminated tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 10039587
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween. The assembly also includes a thread-like member having a first end coupled to at least one jaw member and a drive member coupled to a second end of the thread-like member. The drive member is configured to position the thread-like member between a first position and a second position, wherein the thread-like member cuts tissue when positioned in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Mikhail Verbitsky, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Igoris Misuchenko
  • Patent number: 9867654
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween. Each of the opposing jaw members includes a non conducting tissue contact surface and an energy delivering element configured to perforate the tissue to create an opening, extract elastin and collagen from the tissue and denaturize the elastin and the collagen in the vicinity of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 9844384
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a tissue clip for use in electrosurgical procedures. The tissue clip includes an arm having a first electrode formed thereon. The tissue clip also includes a body pivotally coupled to the arm. The body includes a power source and a second electrode. The arm is moveable from a first position relative to the body for approximating tissue and a second position closer to the body for grasping tissue therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Publication number: 20170281191
    Abstract: A tissue clip for use in electrosurgical procedures includes an arm having a first electrode formed thereon. The tissue clip also includes a body pivotally coupled to the arm. The body includes a power source and a second electrode. The arm is moveable from a first position relative to the body for approximating tissue and a second position closer to the body for grasping tissue therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Publication number: 20170086905
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween. The assembly also includes a thread-like member having a first end coupled to at least one jaw member and a drive member coupled to a second end of the thread-like member. The drive member is configured to position the thread-like member between a first position and a second position, wherein the thread-like member cuts tissue when positioned in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: BORIS CHERNOV, IGORIS MISUCHENKO, GEORGY MARTSINOVSKIY, MIKHAIL VERBITSKY
  • Patent number: 9526567
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween. The assembly also includes a thread-like member having a first end coupled to at least one jaw member and a drive member coupled to a second end of the thread-like member. The drive member is configured to position the thread-like member between a first position and a second position, wherein the thread-like member cuts tissue when positioned in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Publication number: 20160354148
    Abstract: Optical energy-based methods and apparatus for sealing vascular tissue involves deforming vascular tissue to bring different layers of the vascular tissue into contact each other and illuminating the vascular tissue with a light beam having at least one portion of its spectrum overlapping with the absorption spectrum of the vascular tissue. The apparatus may include two deforming members configured to deform the vascular tissue placed between the deforming members. The apparatus may also include an optical system that has a light source configured to generate light, a light distribution element configured to distribute the light across the vascular tissue, and a light guide configured to guide the light from the light source to the light distribution element. The apparatus may further include a cutting member configured to cut the vascular tissue and to illuminate the vascular tissue with light to seal at least one cut surface of the vascular tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: BORIS CHERNOV, IGORIS MISUCHENKO, GEORGY MARTSINOVSKIY, MIKHAIL VERBITSKY
  • Patent number: 9456870
    Abstract: Optical energy-based methods and apparatus for sealing vascular tissue involves deforming vascular tissue to bring different layers of the vascular tissue into contact each other and illuminating the vascular tissue with a light beam having at least one portion of its spectrum overlapping with the absorption spectrum of the vascular tissue. The apparatus may include two deforming members configured to deform the vascular tissue placed between the deforming members. The apparatus may also include an optical system that has a light source configured to generate light, a light distribution element configured to distribute the light across the vascular tissue, and a light guide configured to guide the light from the light source to the light distribution element. The apparatus may further include a cutting member configured to cut the vascular tissue and to illuminate the vascular tissue with light to seal at least one cut surface of the vascular tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 9402685
    Abstract: Optical energy-based methods and apparatus for sealing vascular tissue involves deforming vascular tissue to bring different layers of the vascular tissue into contact each other and illuminating the vascular tissue with a light beam having at least one portion of its spectrum overlapping with the absorption spectrum of the vascular tissue. The apparatus may include two deforming members configured to deform the vascular tissue placed between the deforming members. The apparatus may also include an optical system that has a light source configured to generate light, a light distribution element configured to distribute the light across the vascular tissue, and a light guide configured to guide the light from the light source to the light distribution element. The apparatus may further include a cutting member configured to cut the vascular tissue and to illuminate the vascular tissue with light to seal at least one cut surface of the vascular tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 9265568
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween, at least one jaw member adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy to seal tissue disposed between jaw members during a sealing process. At least one of the jaw members includes an activator configured to selectively impart mechanical perturbations to the at least one jaw member during the sealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Coviden LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Publication number: 20150327931
    Abstract: Optical energy-based methods and apparatus for sealing vascular tissue involves deforming vascular tissue to bring different layers of the vascular tissue into contact each other and illuminating the vascular tissue with a light beam having at least one portion of its spectrum overlapping with the absorption spectrum of the vascular tissue. The apparatus may include two deforming members configured to deform the vascular tissue placed between the deforming members. The apparatus may also include an optical system that has a light source configured to generate light, a light distribution element configured to distribute the light across the vascular tissue, and a light guide configured to guide the light from the light source to the light distribution element. The apparatus may further include a cutting member configured to cut the vascular tissue and to illuminate the vascular tissue with light to seal at least one cut surface of the vascular tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: BORIS CHERNOV, IGORIS MISUCHENKO, GEORGY MARTSINOVSKIY, MIKHAIL VERBITSKY
  • Publication number: 20150112330
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween. Each of the opposing jaw members includes a non conducting tissue contact surface and an energy delivering element configured to perforate the tissue to create an opening, extract elastin and collagen from the tissue and denaturize the elastin and the collagen in the vicinity of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: BORIS CHERNOV, IGORIS MISUCHENKO, GEORGY MARTSINOVSKIY, MIKHAIL VERBITSKY
  • Publication number: 20140163553
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween. The assembly also includes a thread-like member having a first end coupled to at least one jaw member and a drive member coupled to a second end of the thread-like member. The drive member is configured to position the thread-like member between a first position and a second position, wherein the thread-like member cuts tissue when positioned in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: BORIS CHERNOV, IGORIS MISUCHENKO, GEORGY MARTSINOVSKIY, MIKHAIL VERBITSKY
  • Publication number: 20120296238
    Abstract: An energy-based tissue-sealing system and method provide higher sealing quality by measuring and using optical feedback parameters that are directly correlated to structural changes of tissue. The tissue-sealing system includes a sealing energy source, an instrument having a mechanism for grasping and deforming the tissue and for delivering sealing energy to the tissue, a light source, optical sensors, and a controller for controlling parameters of the sealing energy generated by the sealing energy source based upon the optical parameters of the tissue structure sensed by the optical sensors. At the beginning of a sealing procedure, the controller may monitor an initial optical parameter of the tissue and select a target trajectory of tissue optical parameters based on the initial optical parameter. During the sealing procedure, the controller monitors at least one optical parameter of the tissue structure and controls at least one parameter of the sealing energy based on the at least one optical parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Publication number: 20120296205
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for optically recognizing tissue parameters during an energy-based tissue-sealing procedure involve grasping tissue with a tissue-sealing instrument, illuminating the grasped tissue or tissue adjacent to the grasped tissue with light, analyzing the light that is transmitted, scattered, or reflected by the tissue, and recognizing the tissue based on the result of analyzing the light. The wavelength of the light may be selected so that a vessel is sufficiently recognizable in tissue containing the vessel. A marker may also be introduced into fluid flowing in the vessel to increase the contrast between the vessel and tissue containing the vessel. Analyzing the light includes analyzing the spatial and spectral distribution of light. Analyzing the light may also include forming the light into an image of the illuminated tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky, Nataliya Chernova
  • Publication number: 20120296239
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween, at least one jaw member adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy to seal tissue disposed between jaw members during a sealing process. At least one of the jaw members includes an activator configured to selectively impart mechanical perturbations to the at least one jaw member during the sealing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky