Patents by Inventor Jyue Boon Lim

Jyue Boon Lim 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: 20190133710
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument includes a light source, a first conductor, a second conductor, an insulation material positioned between the first conductor and the second conductor, and a light pipe that carries light from the light source to the insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Theodore C. Blus, Jyue Boon Lim, Kester J. Batchelor
  • Patent number: 9936963
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a stone fragment suction device. An apparatus includes a steerable access sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a tip at the distal end, and a suction conduit positioned within a central lumen of the steerable access sheath from the distal end to the proximal end, the steerable access sheath containing an outer lumen surrounding the central lumen with one or more channels therethrough, an outer circumference of the outer lumen and an outer circumference of the central lumen forming concentric circles, the steerable access sheath further including a radiopaque material at the distal end or along a length of the steerable access sheath to enable tracking with a remote fluoroscopic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Jyue Boon Lim, Kurt G. Shelton, Alexander Carroux, Koji Shimomura, Shweta Bhola, Christopher A. Cook
  • Patent number: 9918774
    Abstract: A medical device is provided that includes a hand piece, a heating power supply, and a therapy power supply. The hand piece includes a first electrode including a heater. The heating power supply selectively provides heating power to the heater. The therapy power supply selectively provides therapeutic power to the first electrode. The medical device is changeable between operating a first electrosurgical configuration and a second electrosurgical configuration. In the first electrosurgical configuration, the heating power supply provides the heating power to the heater to heat the first electrode and the therapy power supply provides the therapeutic power to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, John Mensch, Jyue Boon Lim, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 9913635
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device are shown and disclosed for closing a vascular access puncture site following percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic interventional procedures. The vascular closure device is configured to safely and accurately deploy a sealing material that undergoes a phase change when deployed inside the tissue tract. The sealing material may be a solid at room temperature and a liquid or gel at body temperature. Also, the sealing material may change from a liquid or gel to a cubic phase when it comes into contact with bodily fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC
    Inventors: Catherine A. Pipenhagen, Melissa K. Gardner, Jyue Boon Lim, William R. Fiehler, Gary J. Schorr, Janet L. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9439716
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device that can be used to remove pedunculated tissue structures such as polyps and certain uterine fibroids includes bipolar surface electrodes and a bipolar snare. The device includes a probe having a proximal end and a distal end, bipolar surface electrodes adjacent to the distal end of the probe, and a bipolar snare extending distally from the distal end of the probe and including first and second snare electrodes. The bipolar surface electrodes are separated from each other by a gap and extend over a portion of the distal end of the probe. Providing both a bipolar snare and bipolar surface electrodes advantageously reduces thermal spread from occurring (compared to the use of a monopolar snare) when using the snare to excise the tissue. The bipolar surface electrodes can be used to coagulate the point of excision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester Batchelor, Tracey Dobbs, Jyue Boon Lim, Nikhil Murdeshwar, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, Richard Curtis
  • Publication number: 20160113636
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device are shown and disclosed for closing a vascular access puncture site following percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic interventional procedures. The vascular closure device is configured to safely and accurately deploy a sealing material that undergoes a phase change when deployed inside the tissue tract. The sealing material may be a solid at room temperature and a liquid or gel at body temperature. Also, the sealing material may change from a liquid or gel to a cubic phase when it comes into contact with bodily fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC
    Inventors: Catherine A. Pipenhagen, Melissa K. Gardner, Jyue Boon Lim, William R. Fiehler, Gary J. Schorr, Janet L. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9289294
    Abstract: An annuloplasty prosthesis for a heart valve has a sewing cuff added to the conventional structure. The sewing cuff is preferably an extension of the fabric cover that is provided around the core of the prosthesis. The sewing cuff preferably extends radially outwardly from cross sections of the remainder of the prosthesis. Methods of making such a sewing cuff are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jyue Boon Lim, Andrea L. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9282953
    Abstract: A vascular closure device includes a main body and an expandable portion that can be selectively expanded and contracted. The vascular closure device may be used to close the hole in a wall of a vessel after a medical procedure. For example, the vascular closure device may be used to close the hole in an artery after a medical procedure that required access to the artery. In one embodiment, the expandable portion may be oriented at an oblique angle relative to the main body. This may be desirable in situations where the vessel puncture is oriented at an angle relative to the vessel. Orienting the expandable portion at an oblique angle relative to the main body may help the expandable portion to cover the hole in the wall of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC
    Inventors: Catherine A. Pipenhagen, Jyue Boon Lim, Neil J. Modeland
  • Patent number: 9254346
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device are shown and disclosed for closing a vascular access puncture site following percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic interventional procedures. The vascular closure device is configured to safely and accurately deploy a sealing material that undergoes a phase change when deployed inside the tissue tract. The sealing material may be a solid at room temperature and a liquid or gel at body temperature. Also, the sealing material may change from a liquid or gel to a cubic phase when it comes into contact with bodily fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC
    Inventors: Catherine A. Pipenhagen, Melissa K. Gardner, Jyue Boon Lim, William R. Fiehler, Gary J. Schorr, Janet L. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20150305758
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a stone fragment suction device. An apparatus includes a steerable access sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, a tip at the distal end, and a suction conduit positioned within a central lumen of the steerable access sheath from the distal end to the proximal end, the steerable access sheath containing an outer lumen surrounding the central lumen with one or more channels therethrough, an outer circumference of the outer lumen and an outer circumference of the central lumen forming concentric circles, the steerable access sheath further including a radiopaque material at the distal end or along a length of the steerable access sheath to enable tracking with a remote fluoroscopic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Jyue Boon Lim, Kurt G. Shelton, Alexander Carroux, Koji Shimomura, Shweta Bhola, Christopher A. Cook
  • Patent number: 9144454
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical colpotomy device includes a colpotomy cup and a tissue containment bag. The colpotomy cup includes a first electrode located adjacent to a rim of the cup, the rim being configured to contact an internal surface of a patient's cervico-vaginal junction. The tissue containment bag includes an opening and a second electrode located adjacent to the opening. The tissue containment bag is configured to surround the patient's uterus and the opening is configured to fit over an external surface of the patient's cervico-vaginal junction. Applying a voltage potential between the first and second electrodes vaporizes tissue at the patient's cervico-vaginal junction by electrosurgical energy passing through the tissue disposed between the first and second electrodes. The tissue containment bag then can be used to remove the uterus from the patient, possibly after masticating the uterus within the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Nikhil M. Murdeshwar, Tracey L. Dobbs, Jyue Boon Lim, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 9107656
    Abstract: A suture delivery device for insertion into an internal tissue wall opening and delivery of a suturing apparatus to the internal tissue wall is provided. In one embodiment, the suture delivery device comprises at least one carrier tube, at least one leg, and a tensioning device. The at least one carrier tube is configured to house a pusher and a suturing apparatus, the carrier tube having an expulsion end. The at least one leg is coupled to the at least one tube at a first end of the leg. The tensioning device is pivotally coupled to the at least one leg at a second end of the leg. When the at least one leg is in an open position, the tensioning device exerts tension on the leg such that the leg is movably suspended and can pivot about the tensioning device in response to contacting a tissue wall, and the pusher and suturing apparatus are in an delivery configuration for delivery of the suturing apparatus to the internal tissue wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Gary James Schorr, Jyue Boon Lim
  • Patent number: 9089337
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system includes a grasper and a snare that each includes electrodes. The grasper includes a first electrode that is attachable to a first output of an energy supply. The snare includes a second electrode that is attachable to a second output of the energy supply. When the first and second electrodes are coupled to the energy supply, the grasper and snare operate as a bipolar electrosurgical system. By grasping the tissue with the jaws of the grasper, the current path between the electrode on the snare and the electrode on the grasper is relatively short, and thus the system operates like a bipolar electrosurgical system. Accordingly, the applied energy can be focused to a small area, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. In addition, energy suitable for coagulating the cut portion of the stalk of the removed tissue can be readily applied with the bipolar electrosurgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester Batchelor, Tracey Dobbs, Jyue Boon Lim, Nikhil Murdeshwar, Tsuyoshi Hayashida
  • Publication number: 20150201964
    Abstract: A uterine manipulator for manipulation of a uterus of a patient is provided. The uterine manipulator includes an elongate member having a distal end. The elongate member is configured to be inserted into a patient's anatomy, and the elongate member defines a center line through a center of the elongate member. An expandable membrane is coupled with the distal end of the elongate member. The expandable membrane has an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, wherein in the expanded configuration, the expandable membrane is configured to manipulate the patient's anatomy. A sensor is disposed adjacent to the elongate member and arranged non-coaxially with the center line of the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: NIKHIL M. MURDESHWAR, TRACEY L. DOBBS, JYUE BOON LIM, KESTER J. BATCHELOR, JOHN C. HANNEMAN
  • Publication number: 20150133923
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical colpotomy device includes a colpotomy cup and a tissue containment bag. The colpotomy cup includes a first electrode located adjacent to a rim of the cup, the rim being configured to contact an internal surface of a patient's cervico-vaginal junction. The tissue containment bag includes an opening and a second electrode located adjacent to the opening. The tissue containment bag is configured to surround the patient's uterus and the opening is configured to fit over an external surface of the patient's cervico-vaginal junction. Applying a voltage potential between the first and second electrodes vaporizes tissue at the patient's cervico-vaginal junction by electrosurgical energy passing through the tissue disposed between the first and second electrodes. The tissue containment bag then can be used to remove the uterus from the patient, possibly after masticating the uterus within the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kester J. BATCHELOR, Nikhil M. MURDESHWAR, Tracey L. DOBBS, Jyue Boon LIM, Tsuyoshi HAYASHIDA, Riyad MOE
  • Publication number: 20150126998
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system includes a grasper and a snare that each includes electrodes. The grasper includes a first electrode that is attachable to a first output of an energy supply. The snare includes a second electrode that is attachable to a second output of the energy supply. When the first and second electrodes are coupled to the energy supply, the grasper and snare operate as a bipolar electrosurgical system. By grasping the tissue with the jaws of the grasper, the current path between the electrode on the snare and the electrode on the grasper is relatively short, and thus the system operates like a bipolar electrosurgical system. Accordingly, the applied energy can be focused to a small area, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. In addition, energy suitable for coagulating the cut portion of the stalk of the removed tissue can be readily applied with the bipolar electrosurgical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester BATCHELOR, Tracey DOBBS, Jyue Boon LIM, Nikhil MURDESHWAR, Tsuyoshi HAYASHIDA
  • Patent number: 9011433
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical assembly is for use in female pelvic surgical procedures. A first shaft includes a uterine manipulator, a second shaft that fits over the first shaft includes a colpotomy cup and first and second electrodes, and a third shaft can be provided over the second shaft and carries a seal for maintaining pneumoperitoneum. The colpotomy cup uses the first and second electrodes for resecting uterine tissue. Incision and resection may be performed by positioning the colpotomy cup near the cervico-vaginal junction, activating the first electrode, and moving one or both of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Nikhil M. Murdeshwar, Tracey L. Dobbs, Jyue Boon Lim, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, Riyad Moe
  • Publication number: 20150094719
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device that can be used to remove pedunculated tissue structures such as polyps and certain uterine fibroids includes bipolar surface electrodes and a bipolar snare. The device includes a probe having a proximal end and a distal end, bipolar surface electrodes adjacent to the distal end of the probe, and a bipolar snare extending distally from the distal end of the probe and including first and second snare electrodes. The bipolar surface electrodes are separated from each other by a gap and extend over a portion of the distal end of the probe. Providing both a bipolar snare and bipolar surface electrodes advantageously reduces thermal spread from occurring (compared to the use of a monopolar snare) when using the snare to excise the tissue. The bipolar surface electrodes can be used to coagulate the point of excision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kester BATCHELOR, Tracey DOBBS, Jyue Boon LIM, Nikhil MURDESHWAR, Tsuyoshi HAYASHIDA, Richard CURTIS
  • Publication number: 20140378963
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for ablating blood vessels in treatment of uterine fibroids. A monopolar electrode provided on a needle probe is positioned in an artery supplying blood to a uterine fibroid. Energy is supplied to the electrode to ablate the artery. In this way, the uterine fibroid and the surrounding tissues remain relatively undamaged, and the uterine fibroid, deprived of its blood source, is allowed to necrose and eventually shrink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: GYRUS ACMI, INC., D.B.A. OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA
    Inventors: Kester BATCHELOR, Tracey DOBBS, Jyue Boon LIM, Nikhil MURDESHWAR, Tsuyoshi HAYASHIDA
  • Patent number: 8906044
    Abstract: A knot pusher device for deploying a plurality of pretied knots to a surgical site is provided. In one embodiment, the knot pusher device comprises a shaft, an inner tubular member, and an inner rod, each having a proximal end and a distal end. The inner tubular member is provided within the shaft and is radially translatable with respect to the shaft. The inner rod is provided within the inner tubular member and is slidably coupled to the inner tubular member and is axially translatable with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Jyue Boon Lim, Raimar Boehlke