Patents by Inventor Marc O. Schurr

Marc O. Schurr 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: 10245026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, and methods for using the devices, to create and secure a tissue fold during an endoluminal medical procedure. The devices and methods may be used for folding and securing, for example, a fundus wall onto an esophagus wall or esophageal tissue in the region of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to reduce the diameter of the esophagus opening in that region. One aspect of the invention includes forming the tissue fold by closing a grasping arm that is pivotably connected to an overtube that has been positioned at the juncture of the fundus wall and esophagus wall. A further aspect of the invention includes tissue clips configured to be inserted and positioned through an endoluminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc O. Schurr, Kurt Geitz, Robert Sakal, Gerhard F. Buess, Daniel Kalanovic
  • Publication number: 20180125343
    Abstract: The present invention concerns capsule endomicroscope having a predetermined axial length and a diameter being smaller than the axial length the capsule endomicroscope being adapted to acquire images of a surface of a hollow organ, comprising a microscopic image acquisition assembly the optical axis thereof is orientated into the radial direction of the capsule endomicroscope in a way to acquire microscopic images of a section of the surface of a hollow organ present in a predetermined image acquisition area on an radial outer surface of the capsule endomicroscope through a housing of the capsule endomicroscope consisting of at least sectionally light-transparent material, and a light source adapted to emit light rays in the radial direction of the capsule endomicroscope through the light-transparent material of the housing during image acquisition, wherein the light source and the light-transparent material of the housing located between the light source and the predetermined image acquisition area are inter
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Schostek, Alyssa Albiez, Marc O. Schurr
  • Patent number: 9603614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an endoscope cap with a holding and withdrawal device for a tissue clip (4) that can be placed onto a spreading sleeve (3) of the endoscope cap (1). The endoscope cap comprises an end groove (7) that opens at the front edge of the spreading sleeve (3) and that slits open the cap wall on both sides, and a withdrawal thread or web (11) that radially traverses the end groove (7) in a forward axial cap section and that is introduced or can be introduced slideably into an endoscope channel for actuation thereof at a radial inside of the endoscope cap (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG
    Inventors: Marc O. Schurr, Chi-Nghia Ho, Andreas Kirschniak, Gunnar Anhoeck
  • Patent number: 9522040
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an endoscopic surgical instrument with a hose-shaped outside jacket, in which a likewise hose-shaped inside jacket is supported relatively displaceable, on whose distal end section a sleeve or shaft-shaped instrument head is formed or mounted. In the instrument head is fixed a needle-shaped RF electrode electrically-insulated, whose electrical supply line is routed through the inside jacket, and which projects freely beyond the distal end of the instrument head in the axial direction. In the instrument head is formed a flush channel, extending at least axially, opening at both instrument head ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG
    Inventors: Gunnar Anhoeck, Sebastian Menge, Chi-Nghia Ho, Marc O. Schurr
  • Publication number: 20160128755
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a spacer in the form of an attachment (15) to be mounted to an endoscope (1), said attachment being formed like a cap, enclosing a spatial volume (16) and being made of an insulating material. The attachment (15) is further equipped with a mounting device/adapter (6) designed to be coupled to a distal end of the endoscope (1). The attachment (15) comprises an area (11) designed to be in contact with a target tissue and further forms an aperture (12) enclosing a surface area (12a). Within the spatial volume, there is arranged an electrode (9) comprising a distal (9b) and a proximal (9a) end, the distal (9b) end of the electrode (9) having a predetermined minimum distance to the closest point of the surface area (12a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Chi-Nghia Ho, Gunnar Anhock, Gabor Conrad, Marc O. Schurr, Thomas Gottwald
  • Patent number: 9295470
    Abstract: A resection device comprising a cup-shaped cap for a shaft-type inserting means is disclosed which is fixed at the distal end of the shaft-type inserting means or is formed at the same and includes an expanding sleeve portion to which a spring-biased tissue clip is attached which can be withdrawn by means of a releasing or withdrawing device over the distal front edge of the cap. In accordance with the invention, inside the expanding sleeve portion a cutting device is arranged which is held at the inner wall of the expanding sleeve portion at a predetermined axial distance from the distal front edge of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ovesco Endoscopy AG
    Inventors: Franziska Baur, Chi-Nghia Ho, Marc O. Schurr, Gunnar Anhoeck, Thomas Gottwald
  • Publication number: 20160051256
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, and methods for using the devices, to create and secure a tissue fold during an endoluminal medical procedure. The devices and methods may be used for folding and securing, for example, a fundus wall onto an esophagus), all or esophageal tissue in the region of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to reduce the diameter of the esophagus opening in that region. One aspect of the invention includes forming the tissue fold by closing a grasping arm that is pivotably connected to an overtube that has been positioned at the juncture of the fundus wall and esophagus wall. A further aspect of the invention includes tissue clips configured to be inserted and positioned through an endoluminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Marc O. SCHURR, Kurt GEITZ, Robert SAKAL, Gerhard F. BUESS, Daniel KALANOVIC
  • Publication number: 20160022356
    Abstract: A surgical implant-cutting instrument of the bipolar type, operated with direct current, is disclosed, with an instrument head which is located at the distal end of an instrument shank and which is provided for minimally invasive insertion of the instrument into a patient's body, wherein at least two mutually opposing instrument branches, preferably of the linear type, are arranged on the instrument head and between them define a cutting gap for receiving an electrically conductive implant or implant section between them. According to the invention electrodes are formed on the mutually facing longitudinal sides of the branches or these are each equipped with at least one electrode, which electrodes are in turn shaped at their mutually facing longitudinal sides to form a cutting edge in order to effect a quasi linear or punctiform physical contact engagement with the electrically conductive implant or implant section for an electrical short circuit of the mutually opposing electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Sebastian SCHOSTEK, Chi-Nghia HO, Michael MELBERT, Marc O. SCHURR, Thomas GOTTWALD
  • Patent number: 9215968
    Abstract: A magnetic guiding device (robotics) for an intracorporeal object includes a motor-driven positioning device having a maximum of three degrees of freedom to be activated for translational motion of a connecting interface of the positioning device to which a magnetic end effector is connected or connectable, the latter including a maximum of two degrees of freedom to be activated for rotational motion of a magnetic field generator. At least one of the two degrees of freedom of the magnetic end effector is encased in an effector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ovesco Endoscopy AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Schostek, Thomas Gottwald, Marc O. Schurr
  • Patent number: 9173656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, and methods for using the devices, to create and secure a tissue fold during an endoluminal medical procedure. The devices and methods may be used for folding and securing, for example, a fundus wall onto an esophagus wall or esophageal tissue in the region of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to reduce the diameter of the esophagus opening in that region. One aspect of the invention includes forming the tissue fold by closing a grasping arm that is pivotably connected to an overtube that has been positioned at the juncture of the fundus wall and esophagus wall. A further aspect of the invention includes tissue clips configured to be inserted and positioned through an endoluminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc O. Schurr, Robert Sakal, Kurt A. E. Geitz, Gerhard Buess, Daniel Kalanovic
  • Patent number: 9138227
    Abstract: An endoscope-like implanting instrument includes an endoscope cap having a holding and withdrawing mechanism for a tissue clip adapted to be slipped onto an expanding sleeve of the endoscope cap. The endoscope cap has a front groove opening at the front edge of the sleeve. A withdrawing thread radially crosses the front groove at an axial front cap portion. The instrument further includes a tissue grasping mechanism being shiftably inserted into the working channel for manually grasping and drawing the tissue inside the endoscope cap. A clamping mechanism is integrally arranged inside the endoscope cap in axial extension to the working channel, holding a capsule-like device and connected with the tissue clip via a thread, band or string such that the capsule-like device will be automatically detached by the grasping mechanism when being manually actuated for tissue grasping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ovesco Endoscopy AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Schostek, Stefan Zamida, Thomas Gottwald, Marc O. Schurr
  • Patent number: 8961616
    Abstract: A medical implant is disclosed, said implant having a flexible hollow body (1) which can be implanted inside the stomach (8) of a patient and which has a first tube-like end section (2) and a second tube-like end section (3), wherein the first tube-like end section (2) is dimensioned such that it can be fitted into the esophagus (7) of the patient, and the second tube-like end section (3) is dimensioned such that it can be connected to the small intestine loop (9) of the patent in a sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Marc O. Schurr
  • Patent number: 8784436
    Abstract: A proctological instrument is disclosed comprising an instrument handle to which at its proximal end a bending-resistant tubular shaft is mounted at the distal end of which a cap is fixed or formed to which a tissue clip adapted to be withdrawn from the cap by means of a releasing or withdrawing device is attached in a preferably spring-elastic manner. In accordance with the invention, the tubular shaft is offset at its distal end portion in an area directly ahead of the cap and/or the cap itself is offset at a predetermined fixed angle so that the withdrawing direction for the clip defined by the cap is aligned at the angle with respect to the tubular shaft axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ovesco Endoscopy AG
    Inventors: Chi-Nghia Ho, Gunnar Anhoeck, Franziska Baur, Marc O. Schurr, Ruediger Prosst, Thomas Gottwald
  • Patent number: 8728104
    Abstract: Endoscopic devices and methods used for fastening multiple tissue layers, such as, for example, an endoscopic fundoplication procedure, are disclosed. The device may include, for example, an elongated tubular member having a proximal end for extending outside of the body and a distal end for positioning proximate the multiple tissue layers, a grasper configured for positioning proximate the distal end of the tubular member and for grasping at least one of the multiple tissue layers, a device coupled to the distal end of the tubular member for folding the multiple tissue layers together, a tissue fastener configured to be inserted into the tissue layers to hold the tissue layers together, and a fastener head for inserting the tissue fastener into the tissue layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B DeVries, William J Shaw, Kristian DiMatteo, Gerhard F Buess, Daniel Kalanovic, Marc O Schurr, Roy H Sullivan, Marc Tassy, Jr., John Griego, Patrick Gutileus, Paul DiCesare
  • Patent number: 8721528
    Abstract: The present application relates to a medical gripping device (1) with a flexible shaft (2) with a front end (13) and a rear end (14) and a web (5) comprising at least one web element, wherein the web (4) is attached to the front end (3) of the shaft (2). The medical gripping device additionally has at least two branches (5, 6) which are hinged on the web (4), and at least two at least partly flexible control mechanisms (7, 151, 155, 8, 152, 156) which are at least partly arranged in the shaft (2), wherein each individual branch (5, 6) can be moved individually with respect to the web (4) by means of its individual control mechanism (7, 151, 155, 8, 152, 156). Furthermore, the medical gripping device has a grip (150) at the rear end (14) of the flexible shaft (2), by mans of which grip the medical gripping device (1) can be held and actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ovesco Endoscopy AG
    Inventors: Chi-Nghia Ho, Gunnar Anhoeck, Marc O. Schurr
  • Patent number: 8663241
    Abstract: A full-thickness resection system is disclosed. In an embodiment for the resection system, the system may include a flexible shaft, a flexible guide member disposed within the flexible shaft, a stapling mechanism disposed around the flexible guide member, and a grasper. The stapling mechanism has an elongated portion that is at least partially disposed within the flexible shaft. The stapling mechanism includes a stapling arm and an anvil arm. The stapling arm has a longitudinal axis and includes a stapling head having a longitudinal axis. The anvil includes an anvil head. The stapling arm and anvil arm extend from the elongated portion of the stapling mechanism and are moveable with respect to each other between a tissue receiving position and a stapling position. The grasper extends through the flexible shaft and is adapted to grasp a portion of a tissue that is to be excised from an organ in the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Adams, Roy H. Sullivan, Gerhard F. Buess, Marc O. Schurr
  • Publication number: 20130296842
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an endoscopic surgical instrument with a hose-shaped outside jacket, in which a likewise hose-shaped inside jacket is supported relatively displaceable, on whose distal end section a sleeve or shaft-shaped instrument head is formed or mounted. In the instrument head is fixed a needle-shaped RF electrode electrically-insulated, whose electrical supply line is routed through the inside jacket, and which projects freely beyond the distal end of the instrument head in the axial direction. In the instrument head is formed a flush channel, extending at least axially, opening at both instrument head ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Gunnar Anhoeck, Sebastian Menge, Chi-Nghia Ho, Marc O. Schurr
  • Publication number: 20130060264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, and methods for using the devices, to create and secure a tissue fold during an endoluminal medical procedure. The devices and methods may be used for folding and securing, for example, a fundus wall onto an esophagus wall or esophageal tissue in the region of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to reduce the diameter of the esophagus opening in that region. One aspect of the invention includes forming the tissue fold by closing a grasping arm that is pivotably connected to an overtube that has been positioned at the juncture of the fundus wall and esophagus wall. A further aspect of the invention includes tissue clips configured to be inserted and positioned through an endoluminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Marc O. Schurr, Robert Sakal, Kurt A.E. Geitz, Gerhard Buess, Daniel Kalanovic
  • Publication number: 20120209400
    Abstract: A medical implant is disclosed, said implant having a flexible hollow body (1) which can be implanted inside the stomach (8) of a patient and which has a first tube-like end section (2) and a second tube-like end section (3), wherein the first tube-like end section (2) is dimensioned such that it can be fitted into the esophagus (7) of the patient, and the second tube-like end section (3) is dimensioned such that it can be connected to the small intestine loop (9) of the patent in a sealing manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Marc O. Schurr
  • Patent number: 8182543
    Abstract: A medical implant is disclosed, said implant having a flexible hollow body (1) which can be implanted inside the stomach (8) of a patient and which has a first tube-like end section (2) and a second tube-like end section (3), wherein the first tube-like end section (2) is dimensioned such that it can be fitted into the esophagus (7) of the patient, and the second tube-like end section (3) is dimensioned such that it can be connected to the small intestine loop (9) of the patent in a sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Marc O. Schurr