Patents by Inventor Ken Yamatani

Ken Yamatani 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: 9155551
    Abstract: A treatment instrument has a longitudinal-axis member having a longitudinal axis, a curved portion formed on a distal end side of the longitudinal-axis member, a lumen formed along the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal-axis member, and a through hole that communicates with the lumen, and opens toward the inner side of a curve of the curved portion when the curved portion is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko Kuroda, Ken Yamatani, Takuo Yokota, Masatoshi Tonomura
  • Patent number: 8911352
    Abstract: An endoscope holding device includes an insertion part that is long and holds the distal end part of an endoscope so as to freely protrude and retract; a distal end face that specifies a protruding direction of the endoscope, and is formed at the distal end of the insertion part, a displacement part which has a displacement face that is curved from the distal end toward a proximal end and provided at a position apart from the distal end face in order to displace living body tissue in front of the insertion part to secure a space for operating the distal end part of the endoscope protruded from the distal end face to curve; and a fixing portion that fixes the displacement part and the insertion part such that the distal end side of the displacement face intersects a direction orthogonal to the distal end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Seigo Kitano, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Takahiro Kogasaka, Kunihide Kaji, Ken Yamatani, Nobuko Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8857441
    Abstract: The present application relates to a biological tissue transfer method for transferring a biological target tissue within the body, the method comprising: (a) attaching part of a first traction member to a first position which is different from a connecting position at which the target tissue is connected to other biological tissue; (b) attaching part of a second traction member to a second position which serves as the apex of a triangle formed together with the connecting position and the first position that surrounds the target site; (c) extending the first traction member in the direction from the connecting position to the first position, and extending the second traction member in the direction from the connecting position to the second position; and (d) transferring the target tissue within the body by applying traction on the first traction member and the second traction member respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Nobuko Matsuo, Takahiro Kogasaka, Kunihide Kaji, Ken Yamatani, Seigo Kitano, Kazuhiro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8834353
    Abstract: A medical manipulator which includes: a plurality of arms formed in a cylindrical shape a distal end portion of which is made of a rigid member having a bending portion capable of bending; an insertion portion made of a rigid member having a plurality of channels in which base ends of the plurality of arms are connected to a distal end of the insertion portion so as to connect lumens of the arms to the plurality of channels; a photographic device provided at the distal end of the insertion portion; an operation portion that operates the bending portion; and a transmission member that connects the bending portion and the operation portion, in which the bending portion has: a first bending portion that is capable of bending in a predetermined direction by an operation of the operation portion, and a second bending portion provided in a base end than the first bending portion that is capable of fixing the plurality of arms in a bent state so as to mutually separate, and the transmission portion has: a first regi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takumi Dejima, Ken Yamatani, Ayano Ishioka, Kosuke Motai, Kazushi Murakami, Takayasu Mikkaichi
  • Patent number: 8801630
    Abstract: A method is provided to collect liquid, such as pancreatic juice water, and saline, from a body cavity of a subject. In the method, a tool is inserted through the body cavity to reach a target site in the body cavity. A body position of the subject is adjusted such that the wall surface of the body cavity including the target site intersects with a direction of gravitational force and the liquid present in the body cavity gathers on the wall surface intersecting with the direction of gravitational force. A recess is formed to be concaved on the wall surface in the direction of the gravitational force by making the tool press the wall surface of the body cavity. Therefore, the liquid present or discharged in the body cavity is accumulated in the recess. The liquid accumulated in the recess is taken out of the body of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Ken Yamatani, Kunihide Kaji
  • Patent number: 8764630
    Abstract: A minimally invasive endoscopic surgical procedure or an endoscopic surgical procedure through natural orifices which includes: introducing a spacial structure in a shrunken state into a body cavity by a spacial structure introduction portion; enlarging the spacial structure in the body cavity; setting the enlarged spacial structure in a predetermined position in the body cavity and supporting the tissues inside of the body cavity with the set spacial structure; inserting a distal end of at least an endoscope or a treatment instrument from at least a part of an opening portion of the spacial structure, and orienting the distal end to a pathological lesion located on the inner side of the tissues inside of the body cavity which is supported by the spacial structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Ken Yamatani
  • Patent number: 8696664
    Abstract: A bipolar cutter includes a bipolar cutting treatment portion having a pair of electrodes provided at a front-end portion of an insertion unit inserted in a body of a living thing, a guide portion having a lead passage which captures a living tissue of a cutting target and which leads the living tissue to the treatment portion, the guide portion configured to vary a width of the passage, and a manipulation portion which manipulates the guide portion to vary the passage width. Alternatively, a shape of the lead passage is enlarged from its inner end to its outer end and a lead passage width regulating member being movable between the inner end and the outer end of the lead passage is included. Alternatively, a plurality of lead passages having widths being different from each other is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Yamatani, Shingo Nogami
  • Patent number: 8617054
    Abstract: The medical treatment endoscope according to the present invention includes a sheath having a flexibility; at least one arm member having a bending part that projects out from a front end of the sheath and performs bending actions; an open/close mechanism which directs the arm member from a direction along a central axis of the sheath to a direction deviated from the central axis of the sheath, and from a direction deviated from the central axis of the sheath to a direction along the central axis of the sheath; and a viewing device and an illuminating member that are disposed to the front end side of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Manabu Miyamoto, Takahiro Kogasaka, Takumi Dejima, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Ken Yamatani, Saori Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130338580
    Abstract: An endoscopic device has a longitudinal member having a longitudinal axis, a bending portion formed on a distal end side of the longitudinal member, a lumen formed along the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal member, and an opening portion that communicate with the lumen, and opens toward the inner side of a bend of the bending portion when the bending portion is bent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ken YAMATANI, Kunihide KAJI
  • Publication number: 20130331645
    Abstract: An endoscopic device includes a longitudinal shaft member having a lumen, a curved section formed at a distal portion of the longitudinal shaft member and having a first recovering force, and a guide section formed at a proximal end portion of the curved section of the longitudinal shaft member and having a second recovering force. The curved section has an opening section in communication with the lumen at a surface of an inner section of the curved shape recovered by the first recovering force, and a pressing surface configured to press a tissue by the second recovering force is formed at a surface of an outer section of the curved shape of the curved section opposite to the opening section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Ken YAMATANI, Kunihide KAJI
  • Patent number: 8562513
    Abstract: An endoscope device comprising: an elongated tubular insertion part; a plurality of arm members which is provided in the distal portion of the insertion part so as to protrude forward and is capable of treatment with a treatment tool inserted thereinto; an observation main body provided in the distal portion of the insertion part so as to freely separate from the insertion part; an energization member which energizes the observation main body disposed within the distal portion of the insertion part toward the direction opposite to the plurality of the arm members in the radial direction of the insertion part; and a holding mechanism which resists the energization member to hold the observation main body in a state where the observation main body is disposed within the distal portion of the insertion part and is capable of releasing the holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Ken Yamatani
  • Patent number: 8465488
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical instrument includes an insertion section which is inserted into a body cavity, and a surgical section which is disposed on a tip of the insertion section and treats an object. The surgical section includes a body section, and a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode which are disposed on the body section. The surgical section coagulates and cuts the object by using a combination of not less than two of the first electrode, the second electrode, and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Maeda, Hideyuki Kasahara, Ken Yamatani, Akihito Kano, Randal James Kadykowski, Lyne Madeleine Charron-Keller
  • Patent number: 8444547
    Abstract: The medical treatment endoscope according to the present invention includes a sheath having a flexibility; at least one arm member having a bending part that projects out from a front end of the sheath and performs bending actions; an open/close mechanism which directs the arm member from a direction along a central axis of the sheath to a direction deviated from the central axis of the sheath, and from a direction deviated from the central axis of the sheath to a direction along the central axis of the sheath; and a viewing device and an illuminating member that are disposed to the front end side of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Manabu Miyamoto, Takahiro Kogasaka, Takumi Dejima, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Ken Yamatani, Saori Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20130085414
    Abstract: A method is provided to collect liquid, such as pancreatic juice water, and saline, from a body cavity of a subject. In the method, a tool is inserted through the body cavity to reach a target site in the body cavity. A body position of the subject is adjusted such that the wall surface of the body cavity including the target site intersects with a direction of gravitational force and the liquid present in the body cavity gathers on the wall surface intersecting with the direction of gravitational force. A recess is formed to be concaved on the wall surface in the direction of the gravitational force by making the tool press the wall surface of the body cavity. Therefore, the liquid present or discharged in the body cavity is accumulated in the recess. The liquid accumulated in the recess is taken out of the body of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Yamatani, Kunihide Kaji
  • Publication number: 20120232336
    Abstract: An endoscope holding device includes an insertion part that is long and holds the distal end part of an endoscope so as to freely protrude and retract; a distal end face that specifies a protruding direction of the endoscope, and is formed at the distal end of the insertion part, a displacement part which has a displacement face that is curved from the distal end toward a proximal end and provided at a position apart from the distal end face in order to displace living body tissue in front of the insertion part to secure a space for operating the distal end part of the endoscope protruded from the distal end face to curve; and a fixing portion that fixes the displacement part and the insertion part such that the distal end side of the displacement face intersects a direction orthogonal to the distal end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Seigo KITANO, Kazuhiro YASUDA, Takahiro KOGASAKA, Kunihide KAJI, Ken YAMATANI, Nobuko MATSUO
  • Patent number: 8241279
    Abstract: An overtube including an insertion portion having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, at least the distal end portion being inserted into an examination subject; a first lumen formed in the insertion portion and in which a device for carrying out medical procedures in the examination subject is freely inserted and removed; a tissue cutting portion that is to be disposed at the distal end portion of the insertion portion traversing the first lumen and that cuts the tissue of the examination subject; and a holding portion that holds the tissue cutting portion at a position removed from a position traversing the first lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Takumi Dejima, Manabu Miyamoto, Ken Yamatani, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Saori Takeuchi, Takahiro Kogasaka
  • Publication number: 20120006337
    Abstract: The present application relates to a biological tissue transfer method for transferring a biological target tissue within the body, the method comprising: (a) attaching part of a first traction member to a first position which is different from a connecting position at which the target tissue is connected to other biological tissue; (b) attaching part of a second traction member to a second position which serves as the apex of a triangle formed together with the connecting position and the first position that surrounds the target site; (c) extending the first traction member in the direction from the connecting position to the first position, and extending the second traction member in the direction from the connecting position to the second position; and (d) transferring the target tissue within the body by applying traction on the first traction member and the second traction member respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Nobuko MATSUO, Takahiro KOGASAKA, Kunihide KAJI, Ken YAMATANI, Seigo KITANO, Kazuhiro YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20120010460
    Abstract: An organ displacing method implemented for performing a procedure in a patient's body cavity, the method includes a gravitational movement step in which the body position of the patient is changed, whereby surrounding organs adjacent to a hollow organ are moved in a primary direction by gravity; and a non-gravitational movement step in which, by using a medical instrument inserted into the hollow organ, the hollow organ is moved in a secondary direction where the hollow organ is separated from the surrounding organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Seigo KITANO, Kazuhiro YASUDA, Takahiro KOGASAKA, Kunihide KAJI, Ken YAMATANI, Nobuko MATSUO
  • Patent number: 8092371
    Abstract: The medical treatment endoscope according to the present invention includes a sheath having a flexibility; at least one arm member having a bending part that projects out from a front end of the sheath and performs bending actions; an open/close mechanism which directs the arm member from a direction along a central axis of the sheath to a direction deviated from the central axis of the sheath, and from a direction deviated from the central axis of the sheath to a direction along the central axis of the sheath; and a viewing device and an illuminating member that are disposed to the front end side of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Manabu Miyamoto, Takahiro Kogasaka, Takumi Dejima, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Ken Yamatani, Saori Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8048100
    Abstract: A blunt dissector for separating a blood vessel from surrounding tissues in a body comprises a longitudinal rod having a proximal end, a distal end, and an internal passage for conducting insufflation gas between the proximal and distal ends. An interior sleeve is mounted within the longitudinal rod for receiving an endoscope at the proximal end. A transparent tip is mounted to the distal end of the longitudinal rod. A handle is mounted to the proximal end of the longitudinal rod. The longitudinal rod has an outer surface along substantially all of the longitudinal rod between the proximal and distal ends consisting essentially of a fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, Corp.
    Inventors: Randal J. Kadykowski, Lyne M. Charron-Keller, Seiji Maeda, Susumu Komagata, Hideyuki Kasahara, Akihito Kano, Ken Yamatani