Patents by Inventor Hideki Shimonaka

Hideki Shimonaka 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: 8900254
    Abstract: The present invention has an introducing tube capable of being inserted into a living body cavity, a manipulating wire movably inserted into this introducing tube, at least two or more clips, and a ligating wire causing the clip and the manipulating wire to be engaged with each other wherein, when the clip is ligated, a tensile stress of the manipulating wire is always applied only to the clip located at the most distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Kobayashi, Junichi Muramatsu, Takayuki Suzuki, Ko Kimura, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 8632459
    Abstract: An intra-subject observation system includes a first liquid inserted into a desired organ of a subject; and a second liquid inserted into the organ without being mixed with the first liquid due to a specific gravity lighter than that of the first liquid. The system also includes a capsule medical apparatus inserted into the organ with an intermediate specific gravity between the specific gravity of the first liquid and that of the second liquid to acquire intra-subject information, which is output out of the subject by radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Sytems Corp.
    Inventors: Isao Aoki, Katsumi Hirakawa, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hironao Kawano, Hideo Ito, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 8348964
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 8157824
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 8152824
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7998148
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument used to form an artificial valve for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Hideki Shimonaka, Koichi Kawashima, Takayuki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Yoshio Onuki
  • Publication number: 20100217293
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Publication number: 20100217294
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Publication number: 20100217292
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7776066
    Abstract: A holding member has an opening portion which opens to an distal end. The opening portion, the distal end of an endoscope and a holding member define a treatment space. A clamping member can project and retreat from and into the opening portion through the treatment space. The puncture member can move in the treatment space, in a direction that intersects with the longitudinal direction of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Onuki, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7727247
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7662089
    Abstract: An endoscope for treatment suitable to the treatment in a body cavity comprises an elongated soft observing optical unit having at least an observing optical system; and a unit inserting tool having a unit inserting channel in which the observing optical unit is inserted and a treatment tool inserting channel in which a treatment tool is inserted. The unit inserting channel of the unit inserting tool has a branching portion at which the unit inserting channel is branched into a first inserting channel and a second inserting channel. An observing window which is arranged at the end opening of the first inserting channel is provided in a surface at the distal-end and an observing window which is arranged at the end opening of the second inserting channel is provided in a surface at the halfway portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Okada, Yoshio Onuki, Hideki Shimonaka, Koichi Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20080300453
    Abstract: An intra-subject observation system includes a first liquid inserted into a desired organ of a subject; and a second liquid inserted into the organ without being mixed with the first liquid due to a specific gravity lighter than that of the first liquid. The system also includes a capsule medical apparatus inserted into the organ with an intermediate specific gravity between the specific gravity of the first liquid and that of the second liquid to acquire intra-subject information, which is output out of the subject by radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Isao AOKI, Katsumi HIRAKAWA, Hironobu TAKIZAWA, Hidetake SEGAWA, Hironao KAWANO, Hideo ITO, Hideki SHIMONAKA
  • Patent number: 7156857
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument used to form an artificial valve for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Hideki Shimonaka, Koichi Kawashima, Takayuki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Yoshio Onuki
  • Publication number: 20060282100
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument used to form an artificial valve for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Pankaj Pasricha, Hideki Shimonaka, Koichi Kawashima, Takayuki Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Yoshio Onuki
  • Publication number: 20060190016
    Abstract: A holding member has an opening portion which opens to an distal end. The opening portion, the distal end of an endoscope and a holding member define a treatment space. A clamping member can project and retreat from and into the opening portion through the treatment space. The puncture member can move in the treatment space, in a direction that intersects with the longitudinal direction of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Onuki, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7063715
    Abstract: A holding member has an opening portion which opens to an distal end. The opening portion, the distal end of an endoscope and a holding member define a treatment space. A clamping member can project and retreat from and into the opening portion through the treatment space. The puncture member can move in the treatment space, in a direction that intersects with the longitudinal direction of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Onuki, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Publication number: 20060100645
    Abstract: The present invention has an introducing tube capable of being inserted into a living body cavity, a manipulating wire movably inserted into this introducing tube, at least two or more clips, and a ligating wire causing the clip and the manipulating wire to be engaged with each other wherein, when the clip is ligated, a tensile stress of the manipulating wire is always applied only to the clip located at the most distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa Kobayashi, Junichi Muramatsu, Takayuki Suzuki, Ko Kimura, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Patent number: 7011667
    Abstract: The present invention has an introducing tube capable of being inserted into a living body cavity, a manipulating wire movably inserted into this introducing tube, at least two or more clips, and a ligating wire causing the clip and the manipulating wire to be engaged with each other wherein, when the clip is ligated, a tensile stress of the manipulating wire is always applied only to the clip located at the most distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Kobayashi, Junichi Muramatsu, Takayuki Suzuki, Ko Kimura, Hideki Shimonaka
  • Publication number: 20050143767
    Abstract: This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock portions which hold the arms of the clip in a closed state when the clip engages with the press tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka