Patents by Inventor Manabu Shimogami

Manabu Shimogami 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: 20240164746
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic system includes an ultrasonic diagnostic device having a probe, a moving device configured to move the probe, and a control device. When ultrasonic diagnosis is performed on a subject, the control device controls the moving device such that the probe is pressed against a body surface of the subject, and in a case where a specific pattern is designated as a movement pattern of the probe, controls the moving device such that the pressing of the probe on the body surface is canceled or alleviated, then controls the moving device such that the probe is moved with the specific pattern, and when the movement with the specific pattern is ended, performs a specific control for controlling the moving device such that the probe is pressed against the body surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: FUJI CORPORATION, ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naofumi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro YAMASHITA, Shinya KONDO, Makoto NISHIUCHI, Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Fumiyoshi OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20230132761
    Abstract: A medical apparatus including an ultrasonic information acquisition unit that acquires ultrasonic information of inside of a living body obtained from an ultrasonic probe that has an ultrasonic sensor and emits ultrasonic waves inside the living body, a device magnetic field information acquisition unit that acquires device magnetic field information relating to a magnetic field generated from a medical device inserted in a blood vessel inside the living body, an echo image generation unit that generates an ultrasonic echo image of the blood vessel from the ultrasonic information, and a device position image generation unit that generates a device position image indicating the position of the medical device inside the blood vessel, based on the ultrasonic echo image and the device magnetic field information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Fumiyoshi OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220378317
    Abstract: A system for detecting a position of a long medical device includes a model acquisition portion that acquires a blood vessel model, a correspondence detection portion 1 that detects a position of a long medical device inserted into a blood vessel and detects a correspondence between the blood vessel model and the position of the long medical device, and a display portion that displays the position of the long medical device in association with the blood vessel model on the basis of a detection result of the correspondence detection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicants: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD., FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigo KODAMA, Takeshi SATO, Joji ISOZUMI, Yasuhiro YAMASHITA, Makoto NISHIUCHI, Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Fumiyoshi OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220378396
    Abstract: A system for operating an ultrasound probe that is provided with sensor operation portions for operating the ultrasound probe that acquires ultrasound echo images of a blood vessel, and a control portion that controls operations of the sensor operation portions. The control portion may switch the arrangement of the ultrasound probe using the sensor operation portions between a first arrangement for acquiring an image of a cross section in the transverse direction of the blood vessel and a second arrangement for acquiring an image of a cross section in the longitudinal direction of the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicants: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD., FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi YOSHIDA, Yasuhiro YAMASHITA, Keisuke HIRANO, Hiroyuki SAITO, Makoto NISHIUCHI, Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Fumiyoshi OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10617855
    Abstract: A balloon catheter includes a balloon, an inner shaft, an outer shaft, and a reinforcing member that includes a protruded part that contacts with an inner surface of the outer shaft and an outer surface of the inner shaft. A pushing force of an operator can be evenly transmitted to the outer shaft and the inner shaft from the distal end of the reinforcing member, reducing a relative displacement of the outer shaft and the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Takeharu Katsurada
  • Publication number: 20180169390
    Abstract: A balloon catheter includes a balloon, an inner shaft, an outer shaft, and a reinforcing member that includes a protruded part that contacts with an inner surface of the outer shaft and an outer surface of the inner shaft. A pushing force of an operator can be evenly transmitted to the outer shaft and the inner shaft from the distal end of the reinforcing member, reducing a relative displacement of the outer shaft and the inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Takeharu KATSURADA
  • Patent number: 9931491
    Abstract: A balloon catheter can evenly transmit a pushing force applied to a reinforcing member to an outer shaft and an inner shaft by fixing the distal end of the reinforcing member to an adhesion part of the outer shaft and the inner shaft. In a balloon catheter, the distal end of a reinforcing member is fixed by an adhesion part of an outer shaft and an inner shaft. Thus, a pushing force of an operator is evenly transmitted to the outer shaft and the inner shaft from the distal end of the reinforcing member through the adhesion part, reducing a relative displacement of the outer shaft and the inner shaft. Moreover, the adhesion part can reduce the detachment of the distal end of the reinforcing member from the outer shaft or the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Takeharu Katsurada
  • Publication number: 20150088186
    Abstract: A balloon catheter can evenly transmit a pushing force applied to a reinforcing member to an outer shaft and an inner shaft by fixing the distal end of the reinforcing member to an adhesion part of the outer shaft and the inner shaft. In a balloon catheter, the distal end of a reinforcing member is fixed by an adhesion part of an outer shaft and an inner shaft. Thus, a pushing force of an operator is evenly transmitted to the outer shaft and the inner shaft from the distal end of the reinforcing member through the adhesion part, reducing a relative displacement of the outer shaft and the inner shaft. Moreover, the adhesion part can reduce the detachment of the distal end of the reinforcing member from the outer shaft or the inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Takeharu KATSURADA
  • Patent number: 8814890
    Abstract: In a medical equipment, a hollow shaft body is made of single-wound or plurally-wound coil line elements, and has a cylindrical tip portion formed on a distal end of the hollow shaft body, and a manipulative grip connected to a proximal side portion of the hollow shaft. At least one of an inner surface mid an outer surface of the hollow shaft, and at least one of an inner surface and outer surface of the tip portion are provided with a screw-like concave-convex streak of projection. The hollow shaft body has a diameter-reduced portion at the manipulative grip having a transparent portion, through which the diameter reduced portion is visible from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiko Miyata, Manabu Shimogami, Masaaki Nihonmatsu, Shinichi Goto
  • Patent number: 8540695
    Abstract: A catheter body includes a hollow coil whose outer and inner surfaces are coated with outer and inner resin layers. A resin tip is provided at a distal end of the catheter body. The tip has a tapered section at a distal end of the tip. Also, an axially extending braid is embedded in the catheter body and the tip to extend from the catheter body to the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Nobuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7985204
    Abstract: A needle-like tubular body (12) with its tip formed as a needle, a first guide wire (14), and a second guide wire (16) are inserted into a main tube (10). A first opening and a second opening (28 and 36) through which a first guide wire and a second guide wire (14 and 16) are respectively extended out of the main tube (10) are provided in the main tube (10). A projection aperture (32) through which the needle of the needle-like tubular body (12) is projected out of the main tube (10) is provided in the main tube (10). A support tube (60) that supports the part of the second guide wire (16) extending from the second opening (36) is further provided in the main tube (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignees: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd., Osamu Katoh
    Inventors: Osamu Katoh, Manabu Shimogami, Atsushi Kureha
  • Publication number: 20110144538
    Abstract: Provided is a guidewire effectively usable for a retrograde approach. A guidewire has a body portion, and a first tip portion and a second tip portion provided at ends of the body portion. Flexural stiffnesses of the first tip portion and the second tip portion increase in a continuous or stepwise manner from the respective tips of the first and second tip portions toward the body portion. The flexural stiffness of the first tip portion is not smaller in value than the flexural stiffness of the second tip portion in first distance ranges from the respective tips of the first and second tip portions toward the body portion. The flexural stiffness of the first tip portion is smaller in value than the flexural stiffness of the second tip portion in second distance ranges beyond the respective first distance ranges of the first and second tip portions toward the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Masanori KITAGAWA
  • Patent number: 7909779
    Abstract: A catheter body includes a coil body (10) which is formed by winding or stranding metal wires (12) and having a distal portion (16) and a proximal portion. The distance between coils (12) adjacent to each other in the distal portion (16) is greater than the distance between coils (12) adjacent to each other in the proximal portion (18 or 14). The pitch in the distal portion (16) of the coil body (10) is substantially or nearly the same as the pitch in the proximal portion (18 or 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Shinichi Goto, Masaaki Nihonmatsu
  • Publication number: 20100094258
    Abstract: A catheter body includes a hollow coil whose outer and inner surfaces are coated with outer and inner resin layers. A resin tip is provided at a distal end of the catheter body. The tip has a tapered section at a distal end of the tip. Also, an axially extending braid is embedded in the catheter body and the tip to extend from the catheter body to the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu SHIMOGAMI, Nobuyoshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 7381200
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an infusion device that can be easily inserted into the body and that when inserted into a blood vessel reliably ensures the flow of blood. The infusion device is provided with a needle-shaped tube member having a sharp tip in any one lumen of the three lumens provided within a tubular member that can be inserted into the body in such a manner that it can move axially, an extrusion aperture provided in the tubular member through which the needle-shaped tube member is extruded, and a reagent supplier for supplying a predetermined reagent into the needle-shaped tube member. Additionally, recessed portions extending axially are formed in an outer circumferential surface of the tubular member in such a manner that the cross sectional shape perpendicular to the axial direction of the tubular member is a shape in which at least a portion of the outer circumference of an annular shape has been recessed radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignees: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Katoh, Manabu Shimogami
  • Publication number: 20080039823
    Abstract: In a medical equipment (1), tubular insertion device (10A) and tubular insertion device having the medical equipment (1), the medical equipment (1) has a main body (2) regulated to rotate around an axis of the tubular insertion device (10A) and having a cylindrical body (3) provided in contact with the main body (2) to rotate integrally with the main body (2). A torque regulation mechanism (4) is provided to release the integral rotation in unison with the main body (2) so as to block a torque transmission to the tubular insertion device (10A) when a torque applied to the cylindrical body (3) is more than a predetermined value. The block of the transmission renders it incapable to further rotate the tubular insertion device (10A), whereby preventing a torsional buckling from being induced on the insertion device (10A), and enabling the operator to quickly perceive an excessive torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Shinichi Goto, Masaaki Nihonmatsu
  • Publication number: 20070299404
    Abstract: A needle-like tubular body (12) with its tip formed as a needle, a first guide wire (14), and a second guide wire (16) are inserted into a main tube (10). A first opening and a second opening (28 and 36) through which a first guide wire and a second guide wire (14 and 16) are respectively extended out of the main tube (10) are provided in the main tube (10). A projection aperture (32) through which the needle of the needle-like tubular body (12) is projected out of the main tube (10) is provided in the main tube (10). A support tube (60) that supports the part of the second guide wire (16) extending from the second opening (36) is further provided in the main tube (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Osamu Katoh, Manabu Shimogami, Atsushi Kureha
  • Patent number: 7172576
    Abstract: It is a purpose to provide a medicinal-liquid injection apparatus in which a needle-like tubular member is smoothly movable in a lumen without damaging an inner circumferential surface of the lumen. It includes that the needle-like tubular member having an acuminate needle portion as a free end portion thereof, in which a medicinal liquid can flow, is inserted in the lumen of a tubular main body insertable in a body of a living being, and a protection member having a flexible portion provided in a state such that the protection member is movable together with the needle-like tubular member and such that the flexible portion is interposed between an inner circumferential surface of the lumen and a tip of the needle portion of the needle-like tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Sawa, Satoshi Taketani, Shinji Ozawa, Manabu Shimogami
  • Publication number: 20060178653
    Abstract: A catheter body includes a coil body (10) which is formed by winding or stranding metal wires (12) and having a distal portion (16) and a proximal portion. The distance between coils (12) adjacent to each other in the distal portion (16) is greater than the distance between coils (12) adjacent to each other in the proximal portion (18 or 14). The pitch in the distal portion (16) of the coil body (10) is substantially or nearly the same as the pitch in the proximal portion (18 or 14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Manabu Shimogami, Shinichi Goto, Masaaki Nihonmatsu
  • Publication number: 20060025720
    Abstract: It is a purpose to provide a medicinal-liquid injection apparatus in which a needle-like tubular member is smoothly movable in a lumen without damaging an inner circumferential surface of the lumen. It includes that the needle-like tubular member having an acuminate needle portion as a free end portion thereof, in which a medicinal liquid can flow, is inserted in the lumen of a tubular main body insertable in a body of a living being, and a protection member having a flexible portion provided in a state such that the protection member is movable together with the needle-like tubular member and such that the flexible portion is interposed between an inner circumferential surface of the lumen and a tip of the needle portion of the needle-like tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicants: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd., Cardio Incorporated
    Inventors: Yoshiki Sawa, Satoshi Taketani, Shinji Ozawa, Manabu Shimogami