Patents by Inventor Gregor Kiedrowski

Gregor Kiedrowski 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: 20200375442
    Abstract: A medical endoscope including: an elongated shaft with a distal end region having a non-circular cross-section and a shaft main section arranged proximally from the distal end region, an at least one light guide having a plurality of individual fibres disposed longitudinally through the shaft, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of individual fibres in the distal end region are bonded over a length of at least 50% of the distal end region with an inflexible adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • 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
  • 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: 10642022
    Abstract: An eyepiece device for a surgical instrument, the eyepiece device including: an eyepiece frame; and at least one optical unit accommodated in the eyepiece frame, wherein the at least one optical unit comprises at least one first optical element and a second optical element connected with the at least one first optical element, wherein the second optical element is formed from a second material with abnormal dispersion and the first and the second optical elements together correct chromatic aberration; wherein the eyepiece frame comprises an expansion chamber for at least the second optical element, the expansion chamber forming an installation space for at least the second optical element in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor Kiedrowski
  • Patent number: 10595713
    Abstract: An ocular device for a surgical instrument having an ocular mount for an optical assembly. The ocular device including: an optical flat; and a holder for accommodating the optical flat, wherein the holder is configured to be connected to the ocular mount; wherein the optical flat having a widened side edge provided with a first contact surface for the ocular mount and a second contact surface for the holder, and a surface normal of the optical flat and the first contact surface of the optical flat facing the ocular mount form an angle different than 0° relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor Kiedrowski
  • Patent number: 10561408
    Abstract: An ocular device for a surgical instrument, the surgical instrument having an optical window frame and an optical assembly arranged in an interior space of the surgical instrument, the ocular device including: an ocular window separated from the optical assembly by a space; a holder configured to be connected to the ocular window frame; and at least one elastic element, wherein in a connected state, the at least one elastic element transmits a clamping force from the holder to bias the ocular window towards the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor Kiedrowski
  • Patent number: 10481383
    Abstract: An endoscopic optical system including: a fiber image conductor arranged in an elongated shaft tube, the fiber image conductor having a proximal face; an objective arranged distally relative to the fiber image conductor; an observation device arranged proximally relative to the proximal face of the fiber image conductor; a mask; and a transparent cover pane arranged between the proximal face of the fiber image conductor and the observation device; wherein the transparent cover pane is configured as a moire filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Gregor Kiedrowski, Peter Schouwink
  • Publication number: 20190159658
    Abstract: A rigid endoscope including: a shaft; a body disposed at a proximal end of the shaft, a fiber image guide mounted to move longitudinally within the shaft and body; a securing section for securing the fiber image guide, the securing section being positioned within the body; a sliding element mounted to move longitudinally within the body; and a protective sheath encasing the fiber image guide; wherein the fiber image guide is twisted, for image rotation, in a longitudinal portion corresponding to the protective sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20180368674
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including: a main body; an elongated shaft tube connected to the main body, the shaft tube having at least one working channel tube arranged in an interior of the shaft tube, the at least one working channel tube extending in a longitudinal direction of the shaft tube; and a connection body coupled to a proximal end region of the main body; wherein a proximal end region of the at least one working channel tube is accommodated inside the connection body and is sealed with respect to the connection body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20180078125
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, such as an ureteroscope, including: an elongated shaft tube; and at least two working channels arranged in an interior of the shaft tube; wherein, at least in the distal end area of the shaft tube, the at least two working channels, in cross-section, each comprise a profile edge or a profile nose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20180024347
    Abstract: An endoscopic optical system including: a fiber image conductor arranged in an elongated shaft tube, the fiber image conductor having a proximal face; an objective arranged distally relative to the fiber image conductor; an observation device arranged proximally relative to the proximal face of the fiber image conductor; a mask; and a transparent cover pane arranged between the proximal face of the fiber image conductor and the observation device; wherein the transparent cover pane is configured as a moire filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Gregor KIEDROWSKI, Peter SCHOUWINK
  • Publication number: 20170371146
    Abstract: An eyepiece device for a surgical instrument, the eyepiece device including: an eyepiece frame; and at least one optical unit accommodated in the eyepiece frame, wherein the at least one optical unit comprises at least one first optical element and a second optical element connected with the at least one first optical element, wherein the second optical element is formed from a second material with abnormal dispersion and the first and the second optical elements together correct chromatic aberration; wherein the eyepiece frame comprises an expansion chamber for at least the second optical element, the expansion chamber forming an installation space for at least the second optical element in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20170332885
    Abstract: An ocular device for a surgical instrument having an ocular mount for an optical assembly. The ocular device including: an optical flat; and a holder for accommodating the optical flat, wherein the holder is configured to be connected to the ocular mount; wherein the optical flat having a widened side edge provided with a first contact surface for the ocular mount and a second contact surface for the holder, and a surface normal of the optical flat and the first contact surface of the optical flat facing the ocular mount form an angle different than 0° relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20170319191
    Abstract: An ocular device for a surgical instrument, the surgical instrument having an optical window frame and an optical assembly arranged in an interior space of the surgical instrument, the ocular device including: an ocular window separated from the optical assembly by a space; a holder configured to be connected to the ocular window frame; and at least one elastic element, wherein in a connected state, the at least one elastic element transmits a clamping force from the holder to bias the ocular window towards the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Patent number: 9477075
    Abstract: A rigid endoscope including: a fiber tube; a window disposed at a the distal end of the fiber tube; an objective lens arranged in the fiber tube; a spacer tube to maintain the objective lens at a predetermined-distance from the window; and an objective lens tube for holding the objective lens, the objective lens tube being disposed in the fiber tube between the window and at least a portion of the spacer tube; wherein the spacer tube is supported on a distal end against the window and on a proximal end against the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor Kiedrowski
  • Publication number: 20160206181
    Abstract: A shaft of an endoscope including a locking coupling which is designed to connect the end piece of the shaft to a counter piece, and which includes a coupling piece which is mounted on the end piece or on the counter piece so that it can be slidingly moved transversely to the axis thereof, the coupling piece being designed so it can be placed, when being moved in a traverse manner, in or out of the locking engagement with the counter piece or end piece, the transverse bearing of the coupling piece is provided with a locking device which can be brought into contact for suppressing the transverse movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GmbH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20160054557
    Abstract: A rigid endoscope including: a fiber tube; a window disposed at a the distal end of the fiber tube; an objective lens arranged in the fiber tube; a spacer tube to maintain the objective lens at a predetermined-distance from the window; and an objective lens tube for holding the objective lens, the objective lens tube being disposed in the fiber tube between the window and at least a portion of the spacer tube; wherein the spacer tube is supported on a distal end against the window and on a proximal end against the objective lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Patent number: 8634149
    Abstract: A system tube of an endoscope optical system, designed to contain cylindrical elements of an image guide provided with lenses and to support the elements by tongues cut out of the wall of the system tube and deformed nonelastically. Wherein the tongues are deformed toward the outside and are bent elastically by a holder toward the inside to below the level of the outer surface of the system tube. In a system tube of an endoscope optical system, designed to contain cylindrical elements of an image guide provided with lenses and to support the elements by means of nonelastically deformed tongues cut out of the wall of the system tube, the tongues are deformed toward the outside and are elastically bent by a holder toward the inside to below the level of the outer surface of the system tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Winter & IBE GmbH
    Inventor: Gregor Kiedrowski
  • Publication number: 20120176669
    Abstract: A system tube of an endoscope optical system, designed to contain cylindrical elements of an image guide provided with lenses and to support the elements by tongues cut out of the wall of the system tube and deformed nonelastically. Wherein the tongues are deformed toward the outside and are bent elastically by a holder toward the inside to below the level of the outer surface of the system tube. In a system tube of an endoscope optical system, designed to contain cylindrical elements of an image guide provided with lenses and to support the elements by means of nonelastically deformed tongues cut out of the wall of the system tube, the tongues are deformed toward the outside and are elastically bent by a holder toward the inside to below the level of the outer surface of the system tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Gregor KIEDROWSKI
  • Publication number: 20050192479
    Abstract: A rigid endoscope (1) including a fiber optics (12) running within a guide tube (5) that is rigidly connected to the endoscope (1), an objective (14) mounted in the guide tube in front of a distal end of the fiber optics, and an ocular (22) mounted in front of the fiber optics' proximal end. The fiber optics (12) rests in an axially displaceable manner in the guide tube (5) and is detachably affixed by its proximal end (15) to the endoscope (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Forster, Gregor Kiedrowski