Patents by Inventor Kosuke Kishi

Kosuke Kishi 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: 10321965
    Abstract: A medical manipulator system including: a medical manipulator having a joint; an operating section having an operating system; and a control unit controlling the medical manipulator according to an operation applied to the operating section. The operating section includes a switch enters or releases a command. The control unit determines whether a deviation between the joint and the operating system exceeds a threshold while the command is entered, carries out a first motion for moving the joint by a displacement corresponding to the displacement of the operating system if the deviation is equal to or smaller than the threshold, carries out a second motion for approaching the joint to the operating system angle if the deviation exceeds the threshold, and stops the motion for approaching the joint to the operating system angle when the command is released when the deviation exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Ogawa, Kosuke Kishi, Keigo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10307212
    Abstract: A medical manipulator includes: an insertion section having a main movable section and a distal end rigid section; a manipulator at which a treatment section is provided; an auxiliary movable section configured to move the treatment section; an imaging section configured to acquire an image in a field-of-vision range; a manipulation unit configured to output an instruction that specifies a position to which the treatment section is moved; a display configured to display the image; a determination unit configured to determine whether a condition is a partial movement condition or an entire movement condition when the determination unit receives the instruction; and a driving unit configured to drive the auxiliary movable section, the main movable section, and the imaging section based on determination of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Inoue, Kosuke Kishi
  • Publication number: 20190142538
    Abstract: A flexible-manipulator guide member is provided in an inserted portion of a flexible manipulator including the elongated flexible inserted portion, the movable portion disposed at the distal end of the inserted portion, a drive portion disposed at the base end of the inserted portion, and the elongated driving-force transmitting member that transmits motive power of the drive portion to the movable portion, and is provided with a lumen through which the driving-force transmitting member passes in the longitudinal direction, wherein the lumen has a twisted shape about the longitudinal axis of the inserted portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji HYODO, Kosuke KISHI, Noriaki YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190131005
    Abstract: A medical-information providing system includes an electronic medical record system configured to accumulate medical-record information about patients; a medical device system configured to accumulate operation logs of medical devices; and a computer configured to provide medical-activity-related information from the medical-record information and the operation logs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo TAKAHASHI, Kosuke KISHI
  • Publication number: 20190117325
    Abstract: Provided is a wire driving device including: wires one ends of which are attached to a movable member; pulleys to which the other ends of the individual wires are secured; driven gears that are coaxially secured to the individual pulleys; a drive gear that is connected to a driving source; and movable gears that are disposed between the drive gear and the individual driven gears and that can transmit the motive power of the driving source to the driven gears from the drive gear. The movable gears are provided in a movable manner so that the movable gears engage with the drive gear and the driven gears when the drive gear is rotated in a direction, and so that the engagements of the movable gears with at least one of the drive gear and the driven gears are released when the drive gear is rotated in the other direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke KISHI
  • Patent number: 10258420
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical manipulator system including: a manipulator provided with a treatment tool having at least one joint and a drive portion that is attached to the treatment tool to drive the treatment tool; a manipulation input portion with which manipulation for causing, by driving the drive portion, the treatment tool to perform a desired operation is input; and a control portion that controls the drive portion on the basis of the manipulation that has been input via the manipulation input portion, wherein the treatment tool is provided with an identification-information retaining portion that retains identification information of the treatment tool, the manipulation input portion is provided with a manipulation-side reading portion that performs short-distance communication with the identification-information retaining portion, thus reading the identification information of the treatment tool, and the control portion controls the drive portion based on the read identification information of the treatm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Ogawa, Masaru Yanagihara, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10245114
    Abstract: A medical manipulator includes a treatment part; a joint part that is provided at an end of the treatment part and configured to be operated through turning of a rotating body; an elongated member that has a longitudinal axis and is connected to the end of the joint part opposite to a side where the end effector is provided; a driving part that is provided on a proximal side of the elongated member and is configured to supply a driving force for operating the second coupling member or the like; a driving wire member that is connected at least to the second coupling member of the joint part and is stretched between the second coupling member and the elongated member; and a wire relaxation mechanism that is configured to relax the driving wire by changing the path length of the driving wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10245111
    Abstract: An operation support device includes a manipulation input unit and an operating section to which a surgical instrument is attached and which operates the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a treatment section, a flexible insertion section, and a manipulation section which is fixed to the flexible insertion section. The manipulation input unit further includes a detection body which is attached to the manipulation section, and a detecting device which detects the detection body. The detecting device calculates information which is capable of specifying a position and/or an orientation of the detection body. On the basis of the information which is calculated by the detecting device, a control device controls an operation of the surgical instrument by outputting to the operating section an order of moving the surgical instrument as a manipulation order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Inoue, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10213265
    Abstract: A manipulator and a manipulator system adjust the initial tension easily yet unerringly during assembling. The manipulator includes a main unit, an elongated portion that extends from the main unit, a distal end that is connected to the elongated portion, a wire for transmission of power for putting the distal end into actuation, a drive unit for generation of power to the wire, a rotary unit which is located in the main unit, around which the wire is wound and which is rotated by the drive unit, and an elastic unit for connecting the wire to the rotary unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Yanagihara, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10213094
    Abstract: The slack correction mechanism includes a distal-end pulley that is rotatable with respect to a given axis, a distal-end wire wound around the distal-end pulley, a first supporting part including a first base, a first friction portion around which the distal-end wire is looped on one side and a first biasing portion that biases the distal-end wire in a pulling direction on one end side with respect to the first friction portion, the first supporting part being adapted to support one side of the distal-end wire, and a second supporting part including a second base, a second friction portion around which the distal-end wire is looped on the other side and a second biasing portion that biases the distal-end wire in a pulling direction on the other side with respect to the second friction portion, the second supporting part being adapted to support the other side of the distal-end wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Hyodo, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10213263
    Abstract: A flexible-manipulator guide member is provided in an inserted portion of a flexible manipulator including the elongated flexible inserted portion, the movable portion disposed at the distal end of the inserted portion, a drive portion disposed at the base end of the inserted portion, and the elongated driving-force transmitting member that transmits motive power of the drive portion to the movable portion, and is provided with a lumen through which the driving-force transmitting member passes in the longitudinal direction, wherein the lumen has a twisted shape about the longitudinal axis of the inserted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Hyodo, Kosuke Kishi, Noriaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10201394
    Abstract: In order to improve work efficiency of inserting manipulators into proximal ends of an over tube, a medical manipulator system includes: manipulators having, at the proximal ends, proximal-end driving parts; an over tube having channels through which the manipulators pass; and a base provided with support parts to which proximal end parts of the over tube are attached, and driving sources that supply driving force to the proximal-end driving parts, wherein each support part includes a movable part movable between a first position where the longitudinal axis of the proximal end part is supported horizontally and a second position where the proximal end is supported at a further position from the top surface, and an urging part that moves the movable part to the second position during the proximal-end driving part is not connected to the driving source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Yanagihara, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10188469
    Abstract: A manipulator system includes a medical instrument which is capable of being inserted into a body; a manipulator which is capable of holding the instrument; a holding detector which detects a holding state where the manipulator holds the instrument; an instruction-receiving part which detects an instruction for operating the instrument; and a controller which operates the instrument only in a case where the instruction-receiving part detects the instruction when the holding detector detects the holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Iida, Takumi Isoda, Noriaki Yamanaka, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10188473
    Abstract: Provided is a wire driving device including: wires one ends of which are attached to a movable member; pulleys to which the other ends of the individual wires are secured; driven gears that are coaxially secured to the individual pulleys; a drive gear that is connected to a driving source; and movable gears that are disposed between the drive gear and the individual driven gears and that can transmit the motive power of the driving source to the driven gears from the drive gear. The movable gears are provided in a movable manner so that the movable gears engage with the drive gear and the driven gears when the drive gear is rotated in a direction, and so that the engagements of the movable gears with at least one of the drive gear and the driven gears are released when the drive gear is rotated in the other direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kosuke Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180360551
    Abstract: A manipulator system includes: a manipulator including an elongated flexible section, a movable section provided at a distal end of the flexible section, and a driver that is provided at a proximal end of the flexible section and that drives the movable section; an insertion section having a channel into which the manipulator is inserted; an advancing/retreating section that advances/retreats the manipulator and that causes the movable section of the manipulator to protrude from, and to be withdrawn into, a distal end of the channel; a protrusion-state acknowledgement section that acknowledges a protrusion state in which an entirety of the movable section protrudes from the distal end of the channel; and a restricting section that, when the protrusion state is acknowledged with the protrusion-state acknowledgement section, restricts further retreating motion of the driver performed by the advancing/retreating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei OGAWA, Keigo TAKAHASHI, Kosuke KISHI
  • Patent number: 10155315
    Abstract: There is provided a medical system that includes a multi-joint slave arm; a master arm having a joint structure structurally similar to the slave arm; and a control unit that can switch between a first control mode for controlling the rotational motion of each joint of the slave arm on the basis of the amount of rotation of each joint of the master arm so that the slave arm takes a shape similar to the master arm and a second control mode for controlling the rotational motion of each joint of the slave arm on the basis of a displacement of a predetermined region of a distal end section of the master arm so that a predetermined region of a distal end section of the slave arm follows the movement of the predetermined region of the distal end section of the master arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Ogawa, Kosuke Kishi
  • Patent number: 10143453
    Abstract: In a surgical tool, the treatment tool piece operating joint includes a first operating rotation member which is coupled to the moving member and is rotated around a predetermined rotation center; a second operating rotation member which is coupled to the first operating rotation member so as to relatively rotate around a rotation center coaxial with the second bending rotary shaft in a rotation direction opposite to a rotation direction of the first operating rotation member or around a rotation center that is a position closer to the first bending rotary shaft than the second bending rotary shaft in a rotation direction opposite to a rotation direction of the first operating rotation member; and a link which converts a rotational force of the second operating rotation member into the operation of the treatment tool piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Hyodo, Kosuke Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180338809
    Abstract: Provided is a manipulator system including: a driver provided at a proximal end of a flexible elongated guide member to drive a distal end of the elongated guide member, a slider that is fixed to the proximal end of the elongated guide member and that is movable with respect to the driver in a longitudinal direction of the elongated guide member, and a controller that is configured to control the driver so as to change a moving amount of the slider in accordance with a bending state of the elongated guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru YANAGIHARA, Kosuke KISHI
  • Patent number: 10117716
    Abstract: A medical manipulator system including: a manipulator provided with an elongated portion, a movable portion which has one or more joints, and a driving portion which is disposed at a proximal end of the elongated portion and which drives the movable portion; a medical device having a channel that can accommodate at least a portion of the elongated portion and the movable portion; a manipulation input portion that generates an operation instruction for moving the manipulator between a treatment state in which the movable portion protrudes from a distal end of the channel and an accommodated state in which the movable portion is accommodated in the channel in accordance with a manipulation instruction input; and a notifying portion that notifies a situation in which the manipulator is shifting from the treatment state to the accommodated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Ogawa, Kosuke Kishi
  • Publication number: 20180296288
    Abstract: A manipulator system is provided with: a manipulator including an elongated flexible portion, a movable portion provided at a distal end thereof, and a driving portion that is provided at a proximal end of the flexible portion and that drives the movable portion; an inserted portion that includes a channel through which the manipulator is made to pass and that possesses flexibility; a reciprocating portion that moves the driving portion forward and backward in a longitudinal direction of the flexible portion; a movable-portion-state identifying portion that identifies a state of the movable portion; a restricting portion that, when the movable portion is identified to be in a protruded state, restricts the driving portion from being moved backward any farther; and a restriction releasing portion that, when the movable portion is identified to be in a retractable state, releases the restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Keigo Takahashi, Ryohei Ogawa, Kosuke Kishi