Patents by Inventor Sebastian JUNGBAUER

Sebastian JUNGBAUER 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: 20220015239
    Abstract: An electronic device including: a multilayer printed circuit board; and a molded retaining body; wherein the printed circuit board is formed of structured layers of conducting and non-conducting materials adhered together, the conducting materials form conductor tracks and contact areas, the printed circuit board being stiffened in a rigid region by stiffening material, the rigid region having electronic components and encapsulated in an epoxy; the printed circuit board having a flexible region that is more flexible than the rigid region, the flexible region having contact areas; the retaining body having an arc-shape formed on a radial inner side of the retaining body for arrangement on an inner tube of an endoscope; the retaining body having, on a radial outer side, a receiving contour for receiving and shaping the printed circuit board; and the retaining body having a retainer for holding the printed circuit board in a bent state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian JUNGBAUER, Sven PABST, Martin WIETERS
  • Publication number: 20210378104
    Abstract: An autoclavable electronics unit for an endoscope, the autoclavable electronics unit including: a multi-layer printed circuit board having a rigid region and a flexible region, the rigid region being reinforced by stiffener material to have a greater rigidity than the flexible region and the flexible region is configured to be bendable. Where the multi-layer printed circuit board is formed from structured layers made of conductive and non-conductive materials adhered together, in which the conductive structures form conductor tracks and contact surfaces; the rigid region is provided with one or more electronic components; and the rigid region is covered by an epoxy resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sven PABST, Sebastian JUNGBAUER
  • Publication number: 20210369099
    Abstract: A method for operating a heating system of an endoscope. The endoscope including a heating element and a temperature sensor in a distal region of the endoscope and a supply unit outside of the endoscope, the supply unit being connected to the heating element and the temperature sensor, wherein the supply unit activates and deactivates a power supply for the heating element on a basis of a temperature measurement value ascertained by means of the temperature sensor using two-state control, and a monitoring unit including a monitoring circuit which is powered by the power supply for the heating element. The method including: monitoring, with the monitoring circuit, the temperature sensor for a malfunction; and interrupting the power supply to the heating element if the malfunction of the temperature sensor is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten JUERGENS, Sven PABST, Sebastian JUNGBAUER
  • Publication number: 20210368160
    Abstract: A device for determining a parasitic resistance of an electronic circuit for a video endoscope, the device including: a potential determining device; a printed circuit board; and a potential-determining conductor which is connected to the potential-determining device, the potential-determining conductor being situated on the printed circuit board. Wherein the potential-determining conductor is arranged along a path on the printed circuit board next to a reference potential conductor, and the potential-determining device is configured to determine a parasitic resistance between the potential-determining conductor and the reference potential conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sven PABST, Sebastian JUNGBAUER
  • Publication number: 20210290044
    Abstract: A plug connection between distal video and proximal cable units, including: a plug; and a connector inserted into the plug, the plug is a glass cast part arranged at a proximal end of the distal video unit; the connector is arranged at a distal end of the proximal cable unit; the plug is connected to a housing of the distal video unit,_has electrical feedthroughs and is connected on a distal side to a first flexboard in the distal video unit and has a connector receptacle; the connector is enclosed in a housing formed to fit the connector receptacle; the connector has a plurality of electrical feedthroughs arranged in accordance with an arrangement of the electrical feedthroughs of the plug; and the electrical feedthroughs are connected proximally to a second flexboard having a planar solder pad structure having solder pads, to which signal and connecting cables are soldered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Alrun THUEMEN, Sebastian JUNGBAUER
  • Patent number: 10085625
    Abstract: A housing for accommodating optical and electronic components of a video camera of a medical video endoscope. The housing including: a first housing part, a second housing part, the housing parts assembled together to form inner chambers for mounting the optical and electronic components and an axial passage for optically connecting the inner chambers; a window disposed in an end opening in the assembled housing parts, electrical connectors disposed in a wall in the assembled housing parts, wherein, in an unassembled configuration, the inner chambers are accessible from a surface substantially transversely to a longitudinal axis of the housing parts, and the first and second housing parts are configured to mate with each other in such a way that the inner chambers are hermetically sealed from an exterior of the assembled first and second housing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Stuehle, Patrick Scherr, Sebastian Jungbauer
  • Patent number: 9955855
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connection piece for a video endoscope having a hermetically closed video unit in a shaft of the endoscope, a video endoscope, and a method for producing an electrical connection in a video endoscope. The electrical connection piece according to the invention includes an at least partially flexible printed circuit board having conductive tracks, wherein the printed circuit board has a base surface with openings for contact pins of a hermetic feedthrough, and a flexible first arm and a flexible second arm that branch off in different, in particular opposite, directions from the base surface, wherein the first arm and the second arm each have a flat end surface at the respective ends facing away from the base surface, wherein the conductive tracks extend between the openings on the base surface and electrical contacting surfaces in the end surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Wieters, Sebastian Jungbauer, Alrun Thuemen, Nils Torkuhl, Enno Ehlers
  • Patent number: 9931020
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, such as an endoscope, having a hermetically sealed housing for accommodating, optical and/or electrical devices therein. The housing having a wall with a via provided in the wall to electrically connect an electrical contact formed on the inside of the wall with an electrical contact formed on the outside of the wall, wherein the via has a penetration in the wall, and the penetration is filled with a filling material to form a hermetically sealed housing, wherein the electrical contacts are formed as at least one electrically conductive conductor path on the inside of the wall and on the outside of the wall, wherein one conductor path on the inside of the wall, and one conductor path on the outside of the housing are connected to each other by means of the via, and wherein the filling material of the via consists of metal or solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Stuehle, Sebastian Jungbauer
  • Patent number: 9717396
    Abstract: A video endoscope with sideways viewing direction including an endoscope shaft having a jacket tube, an entry window joined hermetically to the jacket tube at the distal end of the jacket tube, a sideways viewing optical subassembly and a sensor module having an optical sensor, wherein the sensor module is disposed on a distal side of a longitudinally extended sensor module carrier that is rotatably mounted with respect to the jacket tube. In the video endoscope, the sideways viewing optical subassembly can be formed as an attachment which can be plugged distally onto the sensor module and/or the sensor module carrier and which is rotatably mounted with respect to the sensor module and/or the sensor module carrier, wherein the attachment has at least one lock which interacts with at least one corresponding lock on the jacket tube, such that the attachment is rotationally fixed with respect to the jacket tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Jungbauer, Sebastian Stuehle, Patrick Scherr, Ronny Huebl
  • Publication number: 20170105612
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board for use in a video endoscope is provided. The flexible printed circuit board including: a body extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end, the body having two end sections provided at the first end, the two end sections being spatially separate from each other relative to the longitudinal axis and each of the two end sections being configured to be connected to an imaging apparatus. A video endoscope having a flexible printed circuit board is also provided, where the first end of the flexible printed circuit board is arranged in the distal region of the video endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin WIETERS, Thorsten JUERGENS, Sebastian JUNGBAUER
  • Patent number: 9277851
    Abstract: A video endoscope including: a tube forming an interior, a window formed at a distal end of the tube; an image sensor; a support in the interior for supporting the image sensor, said image sensor viewing through the window; a conductor arranged on the support, the conductor electrically connecting the image sensor, and a closing wall at a proximal end of the tube through which a pin extends, said pin being in contact with the conductor on the support, wherein the support abuts an inner face of the closing wall such that a surface region of the support on which the conductor is mounted contacts the closing wall at an angle at the point where the pin is located such that a portion of the pin protrudes into the interior and rests in a parallel manner on the surface region of the support and makes contact with the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Stuehle, Sebastian Jungbauer
  • Publication number: 20150340133
    Abstract: A hermetic feedthrough for a video endoscope for feeding electrical lines from a first partial space into a second partial space, the hermetic feedthrough including: a partition wall for hermetically sealing the two partial spaces, and a printed circuit board produced by a thin-film technique and in which the electrical lines are embedded in a plastic, is cast with a plastic compound in a mold and post-cured, wherein the plastic compound forms the partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian JUNGBAUER, Sebastian STUEHLE, Martin WIETERS, Alexander BRUSS
  • Publication number: 20150216399
    Abstract: A housing for accommodating optical and electronic components of a video camera of a medical video endoscope. The housing including: a first housing part, a second housing part, the housing parts assembled together to form inner chambers for mounting the optical and electronic components and an axial passage for optically connecting the inner chambers; a window disposed in an end opening in the assembled housing parts, electrical connectors disposed in a wall in the assembled housing parts, wherein, in an unassembled configuration, the inner chambers are accessible from a surface substantially transversely to a longitudinal axis of the housing parts, and the first and second housing parts are configured to mate with each other in such a way that the inner chambers are hermetically sealed from an exterior of the assembled first and second housing parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Stuehle, Patrick Scherr, Sebastian Jungbauer
  • Publication number: 20150216395
    Abstract: A video endoscope including: a tube forming an interior, a window formed at a distal end of the tube; an image sensor; a support in the interior for supporting the image sensor, said image sensor viewing through the window; a conductor arranged on the support, the conductor electrically connecting the image sensor, and a closing wall at a proximal end of the tube through which a pin extends, said pin being in contact with the conductor on the support, wherein the support abuts an inner face of the closing wall such that a surface region of the support on which the conductor is mounted contacts the closing wall at an angle at the point where the pin is located such that a portion of the pin protrudes into the interior and rests in a parallel manner on the surface region of the support and makes contact with the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Stuehle, Sebastian Jungbauer
  • Publication number: 20150065800
    Abstract: A video endoscope including: an elongated housing; an image sensor unit arranged in the elongated housing; an optical transmitting unit arranged in the elongated housing and connected to the image sensor unit; and a through contact device, wherein the optical transmitting unit is arranged at a proximal end of the elongated housing on the through-contact device, the through-contact device penetrates through a wall of the elongated housing and the through-contact device is arranged such that it is mounted in a hermetically sealed manner in the wall of the elongated housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian JUNGBAUER, Patrick SCHERR, Sebastian STUEHLE, Sven PABST
  • Publication number: 20140371530
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connection piece for a video endoscope having a hermetically closed video unit in a shaft of the endoscope, a video endoscope, and a method for producing an electrical connection in a video endoscope. The electrical connection piece according to the invention includes an at least partially flexible printed circuit board having conductive tracks, wherein the printed circuit board has a base surface with openings for contact pins of a hermetic feedthrough, and a flexible first arm and a flexible second arm that branch off in different, in particular opposite, directions from the base surface, wherein the first arm and the second arm each have a flat end surface at the respective ends facing away from the base surface, wherein the conductive tracks extend between the openings on the base surface and electrical contacting surfaces in the end surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin WIETERS, Sebastian JUNGBAUER, Alrun THUEMAN, Nils TORKUHL, Enno EHLERS
  • Publication number: 20140288370
    Abstract: A video endoscope with sideways viewing direction including an endoscope shaft having a jacket tube, an entry window joined hermetically to the jacket tube at the distal end of the jacket tube, a sideways viewing optical subassembly and a sensor module having an optical sensor, wherein the sensor module is disposed on a distal side of a longitudinally extended sensor module carrier that is rotatably mounted with respect to the jacket tube. In the video endoscope, the sideways viewing optical subassembly can be formed as an attachment which can be plugged distally onto the sensor module and/or the sensor module carrier and which is rotatably mounted with respect to the sensor module and/or the sensor module carrier, wherein the attachment has at least one lock which interacts with at least one corresponding lock on the jacket tube, such that the attachment is rotationally fixed with respect to the jacket tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian JUNGBAUER, Sebastian STUEHLE, Patrick SCHERR, Ronny HUEBL
  • Publication number: 20130303850
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, such as an endoscope, having a hermetically sealed housing for accommodating, optical and/or electrical devices therein. The housing having a wall with a via provided in the wall to electrically connect an electrical contact formed on the inside of the wall with an electrical contact formed on the outside of the wall, wherein the via has a penetration in the wall, and the penetration is filled with a filling material to form a hermetically sealed housing, wherein the electrical contacts are formed as at least one electrically conductive conductor path on the inside of the wall and on the outside of the wall, wherein one conductor path on the inside of the wall, and one conductor path on the outside of the housing are connected to each other by means of the via, and wherein the filling material of the via consists of metal or solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sebastian STUEHLE, Sebastian JUNGBAUER