Patents by Inventor Takashi Kitaoka

Takashi Kitaoka 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: 20200222076
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed that can effectively destroy an object in a biological lumen, a method for controlling rotation of the medical device, and a rotation controller. The medical device to be inserted into a biological lumen to destroy a thrombus in the biological lumen includes a long shaft portion that is rotationally driven, a drive unit that rotates the shaft portion, a breaking member that is provided at a distal portion of the shaft portion and is rotatable, and a control unit that controls the rotation of the drive unit, in which the control unit controls the drive unit to repeat the rotation while interposing a stop of the rotation between rotations of the drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi KITAOKA, Masaomi IMAI, Kazuaki KANAMOTO, Yuki MASUBUCHI
  • Patent number: 10653433
    Abstract: Provided is a medical device designed to be inserted into a lumen of a living body, the medical device including: a long shaft part; and a cylindrical hollow body. The shaft part has a center axis at position which differs from a center axis of the hollow body on a cross section perpendicular to the center axis of the shaft part. The hollow body has a housing part extending along the center axis of the hollow body, the hollow body being a groove depressed from an outer peripheral surface to an inner peripheral surface or a slit penetrating from an outer peripheral surface to an inner peripheral surface. The shaft part is positioned between inner surfaces facing from the outer peripheral surface to the inner peripheral surface in such a way that at least a portion of the shaft part constitutes the slit or the groove of the housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuuki Masubuchi, Masaomi Imai, Takashi Kitaoka, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto
  • Patent number: 10517618
    Abstract: A medical device to be inserted into a body lumen to obstruct flow in the body lumen includes a shaft unit; a proximal slider and a distal slider that are slidable along the shaft unit; a first expanding member including a distal portion coupled to the proximal slider and a proximal portion coupled to the shaft unit; a second expanding member including a distal portion coupled to the distal slider and a proximal portion coupled to the proximal slider; and a cover that surrounds an outer periphery of the first expanding member and coupled to the proximal portion of the first expanding member, the cover being tubular and flexibly deformable independently of the first expanding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi Imai, Yuuki Masubuchi, Takashi Kitaoka, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto
  • Patent number: 10517619
    Abstract: A medical device designed to be inserted into a lumen of a living body so as to block a flow of fluid in the lumen of the living body. The medical device includes: a long shaft part; an expandable part; and a covering part. The expandable part is an elastically deformable cylindrical body, and the cylindrical body having a proximal part connected to the shaft part. The covering part takes on a cylindrical shape and is flexible and deformable independently of the expandable part, and the cylindrical shape has a proximal part connected to a proximal part of the expandable part or connected to the shaft part located at a proximal side with respect to the expandable part. The covering part defines a space in the radial direction between a distal side end part of the cylindrical shape and the expandable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi Imai, Yuuki Masubuchi, Takashi Kitaoka, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto
  • Publication number: 20190192175
    Abstract: A method for suctioning an object in a blood vessel, the method comprising: inserting an expansion portion connected to a shaft portion on a distal portion of the shaft portion into the blood vessel; expanding the expansion portion in the blood vessel; inserting a suction catheter along the shaft portion into the blood vessel; reciprocating at least the expansion portion or the suction catheter relative to each other along an axial axis of the shaft portion; and suctioning the object with the suction catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro CHIDA, Masaomi IMAI, Yuki MASUBUCHI, Takashi KITAOKA, Kazuaki KANAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190183519
    Abstract: A medical device to be inserted into a blood vessel for effectively removing an object flowing in a biological lumen while reducing the burden on the living body includes an elongated shaft portion, and an expansion portion which is an elastically deformable cylindrical body having a plurality of gaps and in which a proximal portion or a distal portion of the cylindrical body is interlocked with the shaft portion. The expansion portion has a ring-shaped or annular bent portion which protrudes toward a proximal side position radially outside the expansion portion in a bent state of being bent along an axial direction, and an axial length of a second portion from the bent portion to a proximal end of the expansion portion is shorter than an axial length of a first portion from the bent portion to the distal end of the expansion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi Imai, Takahiro Chida, Yuki Masubuchi, Takashi Kitaoka, Kazuaki Kanamoto
  • Publication number: 20190175212
    Abstract: A medical device and a treatment method are disclosed capable of breaking an object in a body lumen efficiently with a lower burden on body lumen tissues. A medical device is disclosed that is inserted into the body lumen so as to crush an object in the body lumen, the medical device including: an elongated shaft that is to be rotatably driven, and a deformable breaking member that is connected to the shaft so as to be rotatable and extends along the shaft. The breaking member has a first contact portion and a second contact portion. The first contact portion is located most outward in the radial direction of the breaking member in a state in which the breaking member is expanded radially outward. The second contact portion is located more outward in the radial direction of the breaking member than the first contact portion in a contracted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi KITAOKA, Masaomi Imai, Yuki Masubuchi, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto, Hideki Fujimagari
  • Publication number: 20190175874
    Abstract: A medical elongated body is disclosed that suppresses elongation in an axial direction while maintaining high flexibility and has high torque transmission capability even in a bent state. The medical elongated body includes a tube shaped body. The tube shaped body has a slit extending in a spiral shape while meandering, the slit is formed from a pair of a first opposing surface and a second opposing surface, the first opposing surface forms a first convex portion, the first convex portion has a first wide portion having a width wider in a circumferential direction Y, the second opposing surface forms a first concave portion which surrounds and accommodates the first wide portion, the first convex portion has a first plane portion and a first side portion connected to both end portions, and in a circumferential developed view, the first side portion and the first plane portion have tangential discontinuity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi TADA, Takashi KITAOKA, Mizuho HIRAO
  • Publication number: 20190151615
    Abstract: A medical elongated body includes a tube shaped body provided with a spiral slit. The tube shaped body has a pair of opposing surfaces, on both sides of the slit, opposing surfaces have a first side and a second side, a first convex portion protrudes from the first side and a second convex portion protrudes from the second side, the first convex portion and the second convex portion are adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction of the tube shaped body, and base portions of the first convex portion and the second convex portion are located on a common first spiral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi KITAOKA, Yuuichi TADA
  • Publication number: 20190000500
    Abstract: A medical device for crushing an object in a body lumen, the medical device including: an elongated shaft portion rotatably driven; a crushing unit provided with bendable wire rods and rotatable together with the shaft portion; and a sliding unit fixed to each of end portion of the wire rods on at least one of a distal side of and a proximal side of the wire rods and is interlocked with the shaft portion so as to be slidable in an axial direction of the shaft portion. The shaft portion is provided with contact portions that come into contact with the sliding unit during rotation and limit relative rotation of the shaft portion and the sliding unit. After the sliding unit is attached to the contact portions, the sliding unit rotates in the same direction as the shaft portion along with the rotation of the shaft portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Masubuchi, Masaomi Imai, Takashi Kitaoka, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto, Yukitoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20180103971
    Abstract: A medical device and a treatment method are disclosed that can be applied to body lumina with a wide range of inside diameters and can enhance a property for suction of a substance from the inside of a body lumen by restricting flow within the body lumen. The medical device includes an elongated shaft section; an expanding section that is an elastically deformable tubular body provided with a plurality of openings; a flexibly deformable tubular cover section that is coupled to an end portion on a proximal side of the expanding section, surrounds an outer periphery of the expanding section on the proximal side, but does not surround, and externally exposes, an outer periphery of the expanding section on a distal side; and a sheath capable of accommodating the expanding section and the cover section in a diameter-reduced state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi Imai, Yuuki Masubuchi, Takashi Kitaoka, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto
  • Publication number: 20170238949
    Abstract: A medical device designed to be inserted into a lumen of a living body so as to block a flow of fluid in the lumen of the living body. The medical device includes: a long shaft part; an expandable part; and a covering part. The expandable part is an elastically deformable cylindrical body, and the cylindrical body having a proximal part connected to the shaft part. The covering part takes on a cylindrical shape and is flexible and deformable independently of the expandable part, and the cylindrical shape has a proximal part connected to a proximal part of the expandable part or connected to the shaft part located at a proximal side with respect to the expandable part. The covering part defines a space in the radial direction between a distal side end part of the cylindrical shape and the expandable part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi IMAI, Yuuki MASUBUCHI, Takashi KITAOKA, Takahiro CHIDA, Kazuaki KANAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170238948
    Abstract: Provided is a medical device designed to be inserted into a lumen of a living body, the medical device including: a long shaft part; and a cylindrical hollow body. The shaft part has a center axis at position which differs from a center axis of the hollow body on a cross section perpendicular to the center axis of the shaft part. The hollow body has a housing part extending along the center axis of the hollow body, the hollow body being a groove depressed from an outer peripheral surface to an inner peripheral surface or a slit penetrating from an outer peripheral surface to an inner peripheral surface. The shaft part is positioned between inner surfaces facing from the outer peripheral surface to the inner peripheral surface in such a way that at least a portion of the shaft part constitutes the slit or the groove of the housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuuki MASUBUCHI, Masaomi IMAI, Takashi KITAOKA, Takahiro CHIDA, Kazuaki KANAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170224364
    Abstract: A medical device to be inserted into a body lumen to obstruct flow in the body lumen includes a shaft unit; a proximal slider and a distal slider that are slidable along the shaft unit; a first expanding member including a distal portion coupled to the proximal slider and a proximal portion coupled to the shaft unit; a second expanding member including a distal portion coupled to the distal slider and a proximal portion coupled to the proximal slider; and a cover that surrounds an outer periphery of the first expanding member and coupled to the proximal portion of the first expanding member, the cover being tubular and flexibly deformable independently of the first expanding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi IMAI, Yuuki MASUBUCHI, Takashi KITAOKA, Takahiro CHIDA, Kazuaki KANAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170065288
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed for restricting a flow in a body lumen by being inserted into the body lumen. The medical device including an elongated shaft part; an expansion part which is a tubular body having a plurality of gaps and elastically deformable, with the shaft part being connected to at least one of both side end portions of the tubular body; a cover part which is flexibly deformable independently from the expansion part while surrounding an outer circumference of the expansion part, which is tubular in shape, both end portions of the tubular shape being connected to both end portions of the expansion part; and a sheath in which the expansion part and the cover part both contracted in diameter can be accommodated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaomi Imai, Yuuki Masubuchi, Takashi Kitaoka, Takahiro Chida, Kazuaki Kanamoto
  • Patent number: 9314357
    Abstract: A stent for placement in living body is substantially in a tubular form and includes a plurality of wave-shaped struts extending in the axial direction from one end to the other of the stent. The axially-extending wave-shaped struts are arranged in a circumferential direction, and connection struts interconnect the respective circumferentially adjacent wave-shaped struts. The circumferentially adjacent wave-shaped struts include a plurality of closer sections and farther sections. The connection struts interconnect between the closer sections of adjacent wave-shaped struts, and each has at the center thereof a bent portion extending in the axial direction of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Kitaoka, Ryota Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20150305903
    Abstract: A self-expandable stent system is disclosed, which includes an inner structure and an outer tube, and a self-expandable stent, which is arranged between the inner structure and the outer tube. A distal end dilating portion is disposed in a distal end of the inner structure, and the distal end dilating portion closes an opening disposed in a distal end of the outer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi KITAOKA
  • Publication number: 20150265444
    Abstract: A stent delivery device is disclosed, which includes a stent arranged in a self-expandable state between a shaft and an inner sheath. In a state where an outer sheath is moved rearward and an expansion limiting portion is exposed outward, the expansion limiting portion formed in a distal portion of the inner sheath limits expansion of the stent so that an outer diameter of a distal end of the stent becomes a first diameter (D1) which is larger than an inner diameter (Da) of the outer sheath, and in a state where the inner sheath is moved rearward and the stent is exposed outward, the stent expands so that the outer diameter of the distal end of the stent becomes a second diameter (D2) which is larger than the first diameter (D1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi KITAOKA
  • Publication number: 20150265350
    Abstract: Disclosed is a treatment device for occluding a body lumen, including: an elongated body which can be inserted into the body lumen; a flat portion forming section which is supported by the elongated body, is expandable widthwise on a more distal side than the elongated body, and deforms the body lumen into a form having a flat portion at a distal portion of the flat portion forming section upon the expansion of the flat portion forming section within the body lumen; and an administering section which administers, toward the flat portion formed by the flat portion forming section, a treatment which acts to occlude the flat portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko SHIMIZU, Takashi KITAOKA, Youichirou KUWANO
  • Publication number: 20150250489
    Abstract: A method of treating varicose veins includes inserting an assembly into a vein, wherein the assembly includes an outer sheath, a self-expanding member inside the outer sheath, and a cutting member mounted on the self-expanding member. The method involves relatively moving the outer sheath and the self-expanding member while the assembly is in the vein to expose the distal end of the self-expanding member distally beyond the distal end of the outer sheath so that the self-expanding member outwardly toward the inner wall of the vein, with the cutting member being moved into direct contact with the inner wall of the vein. The method further includes rotating the self-expanding member together with the cutting member while the cutting member is in direct contact with the inner wall of the vein so that the cutting member damages the inner wall of the vein and forms blood clots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Shimizu, Takashi Kitaoka