Patents by Inventor Naomi Sekino

Naomi Sekino 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: 5213571
    Abstract: A treatment apparatus for removing a coagulum such as a calculus or the like produced in an organism by dissolving it comprises irrigation with a medical fluid by using an irrigation pump and suction of the medical fluid by using a suction pump. In this apparatus, when a switch for stopping treatment is operated, the apparatus is not immediately stopped, but the apparatus is stopped after the medical fluid introduced into the organism has been completely discharged so that no medical fluid harmful to the organism remains in the organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Fujio, Naomi Sekino
  • Patent number: 5178135
    Abstract: A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave of sufficient energy for purpose of therapy externally of the physical body and focusses it upon the target. Structure is provided for causing a displacement of the generator and the measuring apparatus around the surface of a patient. Structure is provided to activate the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5156144
    Abstract: An ultrasonic wave curing device according to the present invention, can set the optimum ultrasonic wave focusing condition for curing, by using at least one of an ultrasonic wave oscillator, a conical reflector having a conical reflecting surface to reflect an ultrasonic wave, which comes from the ultrasonic wave oscillator, and a reflecting case having a concave, reflecting surface to focus to a position to be cured, an ultrasonic wave which is reflected, again, by the reflecting surface, after it is reflected by conical reflecting surfaces that are arranged around the periphery of the conical reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Iwasaki, Naoki Uchiyama, Naomi Sekino
  • Patent number: 5078144
    Abstract: An ultrasonic treatment system for conducting treatment by converging ultrasonic waves which are generated outside of a body to a part to be treated in the body comprising an ultrasonic wave generator for generating the ultrasonic waves to be converged to the part to be treated; and an insertion tube connected to the ultrasonic wave generator for guiding an instrument, such as a syringe, employed to introduce and/or return a treatment material to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Naomi Sekino, Shuichi Takayama, Masakazu Gotanda, Koichiro Ishihara, Naoki Uchiyama, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Masaaki Nakazawa, Tsuguhisa Sasai, Tsutomu Okada, Takeo Haneda, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5065741
    Abstract: A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave of sufficient energy for purposes of therapy externally of the physical body and focuses it upon the target. Structure is provided for causing a displacement of the generator and the measuring apparatus around the surface of a patient. Structure is provided to activate the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4984575
    Abstract: A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave of sufficient energy for purpose of therapy externally of the physical body and focusses it upon the target. Structure is provided for causing a displacement of the generator and the measuring apparatus around the surface of a patient. Structure is provided to activate the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4977902
    Abstract: A supersonic hyperthermia treating method comprises the steps of inserting a heat generating member having a high attenuation for supersonic waves into a diseased part in a body and leaving it there, then transmitting supersonic waves generated outside of the body from a supersonic wave generator for heating the heat generating member to hyperthermically treat the diseased part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naomi Sekino, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Masakazu Gotanda, Tetsumaru Kubota, Naoki Uchiyama, Koichiro Ishihara, Kuniaki Kami, Akira Murata, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4958639
    Abstract: An ultrasonic therapeutical apparatus observes the interior of a living body utilizing an ultrasonic wave, allows a location signal to be generated on the basis of an output from the observation system, and controls a focus shifting system in accordance with the location signal. Subsequently, a shock wave generating system is driven to generate an ultrasonic shock wave, which is directed to a focal point, thereby crushing a calculus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Akio Nakada, Akihiro Taguchi, Shinji Hatta, Syuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Sakae Takehana, Naomi Sekino, Masaaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4955366
    Abstract: A ultrasonic therapeutical apparatus comprises a plurality of ultrasonic vibrators which are disposed in a plurality of concentric circular rows and defining a ultrasonic shock wave generator. The apparatus also includes control means for independently controlling the frequency and the phase with which the ultrasonic vibrators in the respective raws are driven as well as the output levels thereof, thereby allowing only a positive pressure of the resultant ultrasonic wave to be increased while suppressing a negative pressure thereof to eliminate a cavitation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Uchiyama, Syuichi Takayama, Masakazu Gotanda, Tetsumaru Kubota, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Kuniaki Kami, Naomi Sekino, Akira Murata, Masaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4867141
    Abstract: A medical treatment apparatus utilizing ultrasonic waves according to this invention is applied to treatments such as breaking up a stone formed in a living body. The medical treatment apparatus utilizing ultrasonic waves includes a vibration generator (10) for generating ultrasonic vibrations and a vibration transmission member (16) for transmitting the ultrasonic vibrations generated by the vibration generator (10). The vibration transmission member (16) has a front end portion and a proximal end portion which is mounted on the vibration generator (10). The medical treatment apparatus further includes a cover member (20) for surrounding the outer surface of the vibration transmission member (16) and an exposing member (21) for exposing the distal end portion of the vibration transmission member (16) outside the cover member (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Nakada, Syuichi Takayama, Tatsuya Kubota, Tetsumaru Kubota, Koji Taguchi, Shinichi Imade, Naomi Sekino
  • Patent number: 4836211
    Abstract: A medical treatment apparatus utilizing ultrasonic vibrations includes an ultrasonic vibration generator having an ultrasonic oscillator with a first through-hole formed therein. A liquid supply device is communicated with one end of the first through-hole, and a second through-hole of a horn mounted on the ultrasonic vibration generator is communicated with the other end of the first through-hole. A transmission member for transmitting ultrasonic vibrations is connected to a front portion of the horn, and a tube member is arranged to surround the transmission member. A passage formed between the tube and transmission members is coupled to the second through-hole by coupling members, and the transmission member is slightly protruded from the distal end of the tube member. Therefore, a sufficient amount of the liquid supplied from the liquid supply device can be flowed through the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventors: Naomi Sekino, Yoshio Tashiro