Patents by Inventor Eiri Suzuki

Eiri Suzuki 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).

  • Publication number: 20200060535
    Abstract: An endoscope connecting tube includes a liquid feeding index including: an exterior; an exposure hole provided on the exterior; and a flow path; and a movable member that is brought into a convex warp state toward a surface direction of the exterior when an inner pressure of a flow path reaches a predetermined value or higher, and remains in the convex warp state even when the inner pressure of the flow path reaches less than the predetermined value; and a marker that projects from the exposure hole by the movable member being brought into the convex warp state; a releasing portion that releases the convex warp state of the movable member by causing the marker to slide and push the movable member; and an insertion path into which the releasing portion is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiri SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9278149
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus of the invention includes: a processing tank including an opening portion; an apparatus main body which performs processing on an endoscope arranged in the processing tank; a lid member which opens and closes the opening portion; an electric actuator which is connected to the lid member and which generates a pressing force for pressing the lid member toward the opening portion; and a control section connected to the apparatus main body and the electric actuator, the control section causing the electric actuator to continue to generate the pressing force for pressing the lid member toward the opening portion in a predetermined period during execution of the processing, and causing the electric actuator to stop generating the pressing force in a period other than the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiri Suzuki, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150272680
    Abstract: An endoscope transportation instrument includes: a holding portion that holds the endoscope and includes a through hole for discharging liquid dripping from the endoscope when the endoscope is arranged at an upper position; and a liquid receiving portion including a liquid-tight recessed portion that opens upward and receives the liquid dripping from the endoscope when the endoscope held by the holding portion is arranged at the upper position, the liquid receiving portion being connected to the holding portion at a position where the liquid receiving portion does not block the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiri SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8870005
    Abstract: The present invention includes a storing section that stores a chemical, an opening provided in an upper surface, a concave portion formed in a first side face, and an inclined face that is formed at a face on an upper surface side of the concave portion and that inclines towards the upper surface side. The center of the concave portion is positioned so as to deviate from the central axis at the first side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hisashi Kuroshima, Eiri Suzuki, Hideto Onishi
  • Publication number: 20140134071
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus of the invention includes: a processing tank including an opening portion; an apparatus main body which performs processing on an endoscope arranged in the processing tank; a lid member which opens and closes the opening portion; an electric actuator which is connected to the lid member and which generates a pressing force for pressing the lid member toward the opening portion; and a control section connected to the apparatus main body and the electric actuator, the control section causing the electric actuator to continue to generate the pressing force for pressing the lid member toward the opening portion in a predetermined period during execution of the processing, and causing the electric actuator to stop generating the pressing force in a period other than the predetermined period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Eiri SUZUKI, Kenichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8715425
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus for processing an endoscope in a cleaning tank using a diluted chemical obtained by diluting a chemical with hot water in a dilution tank of the present invention introduces the hot water into the cleaning tank immediately before processing, introduces the hot water into the dilution tank after the temperature of the hot water introduced into the cleaning tank falls within a specified temperature range, generates the diluted chemical, introduces the diluted chemical into the cleaning tank and processes the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Ryuta Sewake, Eiri Suzuki, Masahiko Tomita, Shinichiro Kawachi, Naoya Taya
  • Publication number: 20120298615
    Abstract: The present invention includes a storing section that stores a chemical, an opening provided in an upper surface, a concave portion formed in a first side face, and an inclined face that is formed at a face on an upper surface side of the concave portion and that inclines towards the upper surface side. The center of the concave portion is positioned so as to deviate from the central axis at the first side face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Takaaki Komiya, Hisashi Kuroshima, Eiri Suzuki, Hideto Onishi
  • Patent number: 8267102
    Abstract: A washing tube of the present invention is a washing tube for supplying a washing and disinfecting fluid to an endoscope conduit of an endoscope placed in an endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus, includes: a tube body, one end of which is connected to fluid supply sections of the endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus for sending a fluid, a connector section disposed at the other end of the tube body and loosely and detachably fitted to a base of the endoscope conduit, a sealing member that is provided inside the connector section and comes into close contact with the base to keep the base and the connector section connected in a watertight manner, a valve body that moves forward by a liquid sending pressure of the supplied fluid and a biasing member provided inside the connector section for biasing the valve body backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Hideto Onishi, Eiri Suzuki, Masahiko Tomita, Toshiaki Noguchi, Ryuta Sewake, Hitoshi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120125878
    Abstract: The present invention includes a storing section that stores a chemical, an opening provided in an upper surface, a concave portion formed in a first side face, and an inclined face that is formed at a face on an upper surface side of the concave portion and that inclines towards the upper surface side. The center of the concave portion is positioned so as to deviate from the central axis at the first side face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Takaaki KOMIYA, Hisashi KUROSHIMA, Eiri Suzuki, Hideto ONISHI
  • Patent number: 8176771
    Abstract: An endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus includes: a connecting portion connected to a bending transmitting portion of an endoscope to transmit driving force; a distal end driving portion for transmitting the driving force to the bending transmitting portion through the connecting portion; a fluid supplying unit for supplying gas into an inner space of the endoscope; and a control unit for controlling a pressure detecting portion for detecting pressure in the inner space and the distal end driving portion to provide the bending portion with bending motion, and for determining occurrence or nonoccurrence of water leak in the endoscope by comparing the pressure detected by the pressure detecting portion and a preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Hideto Onishi, Kenichi Kobayashi, Keisuke Nozaki, Shintaro Suzuki, Naoya Taya, Masahiko Tomita, Toshiaki Noguchi, Eiri Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8034193
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus 1 according to the prevent invention includes an apparatus body 2 including a cleaning tank 6 for storing an endoscope retaining tray 4 in which an endoscope 5 is stored, a top cover 3 provided to the apparatus body 2 and caused by a cover body opening/closing mechanism unit to rotationally move between an open-state stop position and a closed-state stop position, a wireless tag 14 provided to either one of the endoscope retaining tray 4 and the endoscope 5 stored in the endoscope retaining tray 4 and transmitting information for identifying the type of the endoscope 5, a wireless receiver unit 22 provided to the apparatus body 2 and receiving the information of the wireless tag 14, and a control unit 10 provided to the apparatus body 2 and determining whether or not to cause an opening movement of the top cover 3 on the basis of the information obtained by the wireless receiver unit 22 to thereby control the rotational movement by the cover body opening/closing me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Eiri Suzuki, Toshiaki Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20110232700
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning instrument and an endoscope cleaning apparatus are provided that have a simple configuration and that can be manufactured easily and at a low cost. An endoscope cleaning instrument of the invention cleans a distal end portion of an endoscope by ejecting a fluid fed from a fluid supply section towards a side face and a front face of the distal end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Eiri SUZUKI, Hideto ONISHI, Takahiko KAWASE
  • Patent number: 7943086
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing and disinfecting an endoscope is provided. First and second chemicals and dilution water, which dilutes the chemicals to be used for disinfecting the endoscope, are charged into a tank. The tank includes a first portion, a second portion having an area of base smaller than that of the first portion, a first sensor detecting that the dilution water is charged into the first portion up to a first level, a second sensor detecting that the first chemical is charged into the second portion up to a second level, and a third sensor detecting that the second chemical is charged into the second portion up to a third level. A unit measures a first volume of the first chemical based on a result of the second sensor and measures a second volume of the second chemical based on results of the third sensor and the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kawachi, Eiri Suzuki, Shintaro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7918234
    Abstract: An endoscope washer disinfector washes and disinfects an endoscope with a mouth ring communicating with an endoscope duct. The washer disinfector comprises a washing disinfecting bath; a nozzle arranged with the bath, loaded into the mouth ring, and formed to supply fluid to the duct via the mouth ring; a tray on which the endoscope is mounted. In this washer disinfector, a bilateral positioning member positions the endoscope and the tray so that the mouth ring of the endoscope mounted on the tray is located at a given position on the tray; and a trilateral positioning member positions the washing disinfecting bath, the tray, and the endoscope so that, when the tray is loaded into the washing disinfecting bath, the mouth ring of the endoscope positioned at the given position on the tray by the bilateral positioning member is positioned at a position that is across is from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Hideto Onishi, Eiri Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7905831
    Abstract: In a washing/disinfecting tank of an endoscope washing/disinfecting device, an endoscope connection portion to be joined to a connector portion of an endoscope body is provided, and receiving-side bases to be connected to each of pipelines of the endoscope body are provided. In washing/disinfecting the endoscope body, the connector portion is opposed to the endoscope connection portion in the predetermined positioned state, and then, a switch is turned on. Then, an electromagnet disposed at the endoscope connection portion is excited so as to attract and fix the connector portion by a generated magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Noguchi, Eiri Suzuki, Masanori Gocho, Hisashi Kuroshima, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Satoshi Itoya, Akio Ogawa, Noriaki Ito
  • Patent number: 7875126
    Abstract: There is provide an apparatus for washing and disinfecting an endoscope having a duct for detecting a water leakage, the duct having an opening to which a fitting is attached. The apparatus comprises a nozzle unit having a nozzle to supply a gas into the duct via the fitting in a case where the nozzle is inserted into the fitting and a base member holding the nozzle member. The apparatus further comprises a gas supplying unit capable of supplying the gas to the nozzle, a shifting unit capable of shifting the base member toward the fitting of the endoscope, and a controlling unit controlling drive of the shifting unit to shift the base toward the fitting and to drive of the gas supplying unit to allow the nozzle to blow the gas from before the nozzle reaches the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Noguchi, Eiri Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100252074
    Abstract: An endoscope cleaning/disinfecting apparatus for processing an endoscope in a cleaning tank using a diluted chemical obtained by diluting a chemical with hot water in a dilution tank of the present invention introduces the hot water into the cleaning tank immediately before processing, introduces the hot water into the dilution tank after the temperature of the hot water introduced into the cleaning tank falls within a specified temperature range, generates the diluted chemical, introduces the diluted chemical into the cleaning tank and processes the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryuta SEWAKE, Eiri SUZUKI, Masahiko TOMITA, Shinichiro KAWACHI, Naoya TAYA
  • Publication number: 20090217956
    Abstract: A medical instrument cleaning/disinfecting system 1 comprises an endoscope 20 in which the opening portions 25g and 25h of a plurality of tube paths 25a and 25b including the aspiration tube path 25c are provided in the proximal portion 21; and the cleaning/disinfecting apparatus 2 provided with the cleaning bath 5 and a plurality of tube path cleaning nozzles 31, 32, and 33; for performing the cleaning/disinfecting process on the external surface of the endoscope 20 after use and the inside of the tube paths 25a, 25b, and 25c. At least the opening portion 25g of the aspiration tube path 25c among a plurality of opening portions 25g and 25h provided in the proximal portion 21 of the endoscope 20 is configured to be spaced by a predetermined distance from the other opening portions 25h of the tube paths 25a and 25b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Noguchi, Eiri Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20090220377
    Abstract: An endoscope washing and disinfecting apparatus includes: a fluid supply unit that supplies fluid for washing and disinfecting; an electromagnetic valve provided in each of a plurality of connecting channels which are connected to a plurality of channels of an endoscope; a single flow rate meter provided between the fluid supply unit and the electromagnetic valve; and a flow rate limiting section for limiting flow rate so that the flow rate falls within a flow rate measurement range in which flow rate measurement by the flow rate meter is possible; or a flow rate padding section for padding a flow rate with a flow rate that can be detected by the flow rate meter; or a flow rate diverting section for diverting part of flow rate that flows to the flow rate meter through a bypass channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Hitoshi HASEGAWA, Shinichiro KAWACHI, Eiri SUZUKI, Kenichi KOBAYASHI, Keisuke NOZAKI, Toshiaki NOGUCHI, Hideto ONISHI, Hisashi KUROSHIMA
  • Patent number: 7582056
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes an endoscope having an image pickup device, a control unit, signal lines, a first earth electric wire, a light guide and a scope connector. The scope connector is formed by collecting a first electric contact, a first non-contact power transmitting portion serving as a non-contact electromagnetic induction and coupling device, a first non-contact signal transmitting portion, and a first illumination light transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Noguchi, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Masanori Gocho, Eiri Suzuki, Hisashi Kuroshima