Patents by Inventor Tae Zar Lwin

Tae Zar Lwin 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: 20210186309
    Abstract: An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus includes a main body and flexible elongate shaft. The main body comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a housing that extends to the proximal end and the housing comprises a plurality of surfaces and a plurality of insertion inlets which reside on at least one of the surface of the housing at the proximal end of the main body, through which a plurality of channels for endoscopy are accessible. Each of the insertion inlets has insertion axis corresponding thereto, along which flexible elongate assemblies are insertable, with the insertion axes of the insertion inlets being parallel to the central axis of the flexible elongate shaft at the proximal end of the flexible elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Tae Zar Lwin, Isaac David Penny, Tomonori Yamamoto, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
  • Patent number: 10939804
    Abstract: An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus includes a main body and flexible elongate shaft. The main body comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a housing that extends to the proximal end and the housing comprises a plurality of surfaces and a plurality of insertion inlets which reside on at least one of the surface of the housing at the proximal end of the main body, through which a plurality of channels for endoscopy are accessible. Each of the insertion inlets has insertion axis corresponding thereto, along which flexible elongate assemblies are insertable, with the insertion axes of the insertion inlets being parallel to the central axis of the flexible elongate shaft at the proximal end of the flexible elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ENDOMASTER PTE LTD
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-Ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
  • Publication number: 20210007583
    Abstract: An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus includes a main body and flexible elongate shaft. The main body comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a housing that extends to the proximal end and the housing comprises a plurality of surfaces and a plurality of insertion inlets which reside on at least one of the surface of the housing at the proximal end of the main body, through which a plurality of channels for endoscopy are accessible. Each of the insertion inlets has insertion axis corresponding thereto, along which flexible elongate assemblies are insertable, with the insertion axes of the insertion inlets being parallel to the central axis of the flexible elongate shaft at the proximal end of the flexible elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-Ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
  • Publication number: 20200315716
    Abstract: An endoscope system is provided, which comprises an endoscope having a hollow tube formed therein, a flexible elongate member having a first end for operational control and a second distal end for operation of robotic members, one or more actuators coupleable to the flexible elongate member at the first end thereof, and an anti-buckling tube arranged with respect to the hollow tube at the first end of the endoscope to prevent buckling of the flexible elongate member during translation of the one or more actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: EndoMaster Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Isaac David Penny, Tae Zar Lwin, Jen Hui Teo
  • Publication number: 20200315720
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is an endoscopy system with newly designed docking block, brake control, wire tension adjustment, bending angle sensor, memory chip data storage, valve control, imaging lens cleaning, optimized lumen arrangement and distal position sensor. The docking block can have a one-touch retaining mechanism. Braking control can be accessed by the endoscopist at the hand grip or knobs. Wire tension can be relaxed or tightened in response to surgeon or endoscopist control. Bending angle sensors can protect surgical instruments. Memory chip can store usage data of the endoscope. Multiple valves can have priority control. Lenses can be cleaned with one touch of a button. Lumens can be arranged to maximize imaging and lighting angles. Position markers accompanied with sensors can position the distal end of the endoscope automatically in the optimal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: ENDOMASTER PTE LTD, HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Zar Lwin, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Tomonori Yamamoto, Naoyuki Naito, Tetsu Hirayama, Takahiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200237191
    Abstract: An endoscopy apparatus includes an elongate member for insertion into a shaft of a transport endoscope, a surgical tool, and a visible feature on the elongate member, the surgical tool or both. The surgical tool is coupled to a distal end of the elongate member and has an effector at an opposite end. The location of the visible feature is fixed relative to a roll orientation of the effector, so that a position of the visible feature during use indicates the roll orientation of the effector. Other embodiments include an endoscopy surgical instrument controller to control the movements of a pulling tendon and a pushing tendon, an adaptor for coupling a motor shaft to actuate a tendon of an endoscopy surgical instrument, an endoscopy surgical instrument controller to actuate a terminal joint, and a transport endoscope docking station comprising a base and a platform to which the base is rotatably coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Isaac David PENNY, Tae Zar LWIN, Tomonori YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190191967
    Abstract: A flexible robotic endoscopy slave system includes an endoscope body and a flexible elongate shaft extending therefrom into which at least one tendon driven robotic endoscopic instrument is insertable; a docking station with which the endoscope body is releasably dockable; and a translation mechanism for selectively longitudinally displacing the endoscopic instrument(s) within the flexible elongate shaft when the endoscope body is docked. The translation mechanism can carry and selectively displace actuators that drive each robotic endoscopic instrument by way of tendons. At least one degree of freedom (DOF) of robotic instrument motion is controlled by a pair of actuators and a corresponding pair of tendons. Actuation engagement structures releasably couple the actuators to an adapter structure for driving each endoscopic instrument. Tendon pretensioning can occur automatically under programmable control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
  • Publication number: 20190053861
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is an endoscopy system with newly designed docking block, brake control, wire tension adjustment, bending angle sensor, memory chip data storage, valve control, imaging lens cleaning, optimized lumen arrangement and distal position sensor. The docking block can have a one-touch retaining mechanism. Braking control can be accessed by the endoscopist at the hand grip or knobs. Wire tension can be relaxed or tightened in response to surgeon or endoscopist control. Bending angle sensors can protect surgical instruments. Memory chip can store usage data of the endoscope. Multiple valves can have priority control. Lenses can be cleaned with one touch of a button. Lumens can be arranged to maximize imaging and lighting angles. Position markers accompanied with sensors can position the distal end of the endoscope automatically in the optimal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Tae Zar Lwin, Isaac Davis Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Tomonori Yamamoto, Naoyuki Naito, Tetsu Hirayama, Takahiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20170332882
    Abstract: An enhanced flexible robotic endoscopy apparatus includes a main body and flexible elongate shaft. The main body comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a housing that extends to the proximal end and the housing comprises a plurality of surfaces and a plurality of insertion inlets which reside on at least one of the surface of the housing at the proximal end of the main body, through which a plurality of channels for endoscopy are accessible. Each of the insertion inlets has insertion axis corresponding thereto, along which flexible elongate assemblies are insertable, with the insertion axes of the insertion inlets being parallel to the central axis of the flexible elongate shaft at the proximal end of the flexible elongate shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-Ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi
  • Publication number: 20170127911
    Abstract: A flexible robotic endoscopy slave system includes an endoscope body and a flexible elongate shaft extending therefrom into which at least one tendon driven robotic endoscopic instrument is insertable; a docking station with which the endoscope body is releasably dockable; and a translation mechanism for selectively longitudinally displacing the endoscopic instrument(s) within the flexible elongate shaft when the endoscope body is docked. The translation mechanism can carry and selectively displace actuators that drive each robotic endoscopic instrument by way of tendons. At least one degree of freedom (DOF) of robotic instrument motion is controlled by a pair of actuators and a corresponding pair of tendons. Actuation engagement structures releasably couple the actuators to an adapter structure for driving each endoscopic instrument. Tendon pretensioning can occur automatically under programmable control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicants: Endomaster PTE LTD, Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Yamamoto, Isaac David Penny, Christopher Lee Shih Hao Sam Soon, Hoang-Ha Tran, Tae Zar Lwin, Tsun En Tan, Naoyuki Naito, Takahiro Kobayashi, Makio Oishi