Patents by Inventor Thorsten Juergens

Thorsten Juergens 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: 20220233229
    Abstract: A method and a system for controlling a surgical HF generator during a HF surgical procedure performed with a handheld HF surgical instrument supplied with HF energy by the HF generator. The method includes evaluating a succession of images of an operating area that are captured in an image sequence during the HF surgical procedure, including subjecting the images to automatic real-time image recognition to detect a predetermined structure and/or a predetermined operating situation, and in response to detection of the structure and/or operating situation, suggesting or performing a change of an operating parameter and/or operating mode of the HF generator. The system can include the HF generator, at least one handheld HF surgical instrument, a display device, a video endoscope, and a processor that is capable of receiving and evaluating image signals from the video endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten JÜRGENS, Andreas MÜCKNER, Per SUPPA, Jakob MÜCHER, Dennis BERNHARDT, Andrea SCHWENDELE, Veronika HANDRICK
  • Publication number: 20220087770
    Abstract: A method for monitoring consumables during a medical procedure, wherein unused consumables are provided in a supply area, consumables are used in a surgery area, and used consumables are deposited in a collection area. The method including: observing the supply area and the collection area with at least one first camera, registering, by a first automatic image processing method, when unused consumables are removed from the supply area, registering, by a second automatic image processing method, when used consumables are deposited in the collection area, and balancing the consumables removed from the supply area and the consumables deposited in the collection area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventors: Borg ENDERS, Thorsten JUERGENS
  • Publication number: 20220079427
    Abstract: A method for the stereoendoscopic measurement of fluorescence in a tissue to which a fluorescent agent has been added, wherein a stereo-optical system of a stereo videoendoscope is directed toward a region of the tissue to be investigated, and the fluorescent agent is excited by means of an excitation light to emit florescent light that is detected by the stereo-optical system of the stereo videoendoscope in a pair of stereoscopic images, or a sequence of pairs of stereoscopic images, the method including: using an optical disparity of at least one pattern arising in the stereoscopic image pair or the stereoscopic image pairs, determining a distance of the tissue from the stereo-optical system by using a stereo base and a stereo angle of the stereo-optical system of the stereo videoendoscope, and normalizing the fluorescence signal with a normalization factor depending on the determined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventor: Thorsten Juergens
  • Patent number: 11213193
    Abstract: An endoscopy system including: an endoscope; a light source; an optical cable connecting the light source to the endoscope; wherein the endoscope includes at least one bundle of endoscope optical fibers; the cable includes at least one bundle of cable optical fibers; a light source coupling point provided where light is coupled into the cable optical fibers; an endoscope coupling point provided where light is coupled from the cable optical fibers into the endoscope optical fibers; and the light source is configured to selectively illuminate individual cable optical fibers or groups of cable optical fibers at the light source coupling point, the light source including a controller to control the light source such that at least some of the cable optical fibers not coupled to endoscope optical fibers at the endoscope coupling point are not illuminated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten Juergens
  • Publication number: 20210397865
    Abstract: A method for endoscopic imaging including: capturing white light images with a video endoscope under white light illumination; evaluating the captured white light images for a structure having a predefined characteristic, when the presence of the structure having the predefined characteristic is found in a white light image, setting a special light imaging mode in which a light source generates special light illumination using the at least one special light and one or more images of a video stream are captured under the special light illumination and subjected to image processing in the set special light processing mode; identifying a subregion of the at least one white light image that contains the structure with the predefined characteristic and reading out only the subregion of a CMOS image sensor associated with the video endoscope, and processing the image data read out from the subregion as one or more special light images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten JUERGENS
  • 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: 20200281453
    Abstract: A user assistance system for reusable medical devices and a method for monitoring processing. The user assistance system includes data glasses and a data memory in which a plurality of type datasets are saved that each include information relating to an identifying feature of a specific medical device type, and information relating to instructions for reprocessing these medical device types. The user assistance system records a user identifying feature and activates an associated user profile, to record a location identifying feature and to activate an associated location profile, and to display, as visual information, instructions assigned to the active user profile and the active location profile for reprocessing the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten JUERGENS, Kristin ROSENKRANZ
  • Patent number: 10667672
    Abstract: An endoscope including: a main body; a shaft; and an optical fiber bundle extending through the shaft from the main body to a distal end of the shaft, wherein the optical fiber bundle terminates at the distal end of the shaft at an illumination exit, and the optical fiber bundle terminates at the main body at a light-guiding connector for attachment of an optical cable, and the light-guiding connector is configured to reduce an absorption, by a material of the light-guiding connector, of light that cannot be coupled from the optical cable into the optical fiber bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten Juergens
  • Publication number: 20200060533
    Abstract: An endoscopy system including: an endoscope; a light source; an optical cable connecting the light source to the endoscope; wherein the endoscope includes at least one bundle of endoscope optical fibers; the cable includes at least one bundle of cable optical fibers; a light source coupling point provided where light is coupled into the cable optical fibers; an endoscope coupling point provided where light is coupled from the cable optical fibers into the endoscope optical fibers; and the light source is configured to selectively illuminate individual cable optical fibers or groups of cable optical fibers at the light source coupling point, the light source including a controller to control the light source such that at least some of the cable optical fibers not coupled to endoscope optical fibers at the endoscope coupling point are not illuminated by the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten JUERGENS
  • Publication number: 20200060522
    Abstract: An endoscope including: a main body; a shaft; and an optical fiber bundle extending through the shaft from the main body to a distal end of the shaft, wherein the optical fiber bundle terminates at the distal end of the shaft at an illumination exit, and the optical fiber bundle terminates at the main body at a light-guiding connector for attachment of an optical cable, and the light-guiding connector is configured to reduce an absorption, by a material of the light-guiding connector, of light that cannot be coupled from the optical cable into the optical fiber bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten JUERGENS
  • Patent number: 10524649
    Abstract: A video endoscope including: a shank; an image-recording device arranged in a distal region of the shank; a flexible circuit board electrically connected to an image-recording device; and a cooling element; wherein the flexible circuit board rests on the cooling element and at least portions of an exterior of the cooling element fit an inner contour of the shank in a stress-free manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Wieters, Thorsten Juergens, Jens Schnitger
  • Publication number: 20190343588
    Abstract: An operating method for a medical system for performing a surgical procedure, where the medical system includes at least one artificial intelligence, an intraoperative artificial intelligence and an output unit. The operating method including: supplying the intraoperative artificial intelligence with preoperative output data and intraoperative data; processing the preoperative output data and the intraoperative data by the intraoperative artificial intelligence; and outputting output data from the intraoperative artificial intelligence to the output unit that provides a user output based on the output data from the intraoperative artificial intelligence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventor: Thorsten JUERGENS
  • Publication number: 20190214130
    Abstract: A medical data communication system including: at least one medical device; at least one wireless access point; and a central computer; wherein the at least one wireless access point and the central computer are coupled via a network; the at least one medical device comprises a logic module and a transmit/receive module coupled thereto; the transmit/receive module and the at least one wireless access point are configured to establish a wireless data link at least intermittently; and the logic module comprises at least one input interface to receive data, the logic module being configured to transmit the received data via the transmit/receive module and via the wireless data link to the access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten JUERGENS
  • Patent number: 9993286
    Abstract: A high-frequency surgical device for treating a tissue surface, device having an electrode device, in which a first electrode is formed on a working surface intended for contact with the tissue, and having a high-frequency generator, to the one pole of which the first electrode can be connected for operation. The surgical device is wherein a second electrode is formed on the working surface which electrode can be connected to the same pole, wherein a control device is connected to this and is designed initially to connect the first electrode and then to switch on the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Jürgens, Dennis Trebbels, Thomas Freitag, Josef Bartolic
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170071462
    Abstract: A video endoscope including: a shank; an image-recording device arranged in a distal region of the shank; a flexible circuit board electrically connected to an image-recording device; and a cooling element; wherein the flexible circuit board rests on the cooling element and at least portions of an exterior of the cooling element fit an inner contour of the shank in a stress-free manner
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin WIETERS, Thorsten JUERGENS, Jens SCHNITGER
  • Patent number: 9510735
    Abstract: A method for displaying video-endoscopic image data of a video endoscope having at least one lateral viewing direction, wherein at least one objective which is movable relative to an image sensor about the longitudinal axis of a shaft of the video endoscope and has at least one lateral viewing direction is arranged on the distal end of the shaft of the video endoscope, wherein the viewing direction is changed over from a first viewing direction to a second viewing direction on account of a viewing direction changeover command. Also provided are a video endoscopy system wherein the viewing direction can be changed over from a first viewing direction to a second viewing direction on account of a viewing direction changeover command and a software program product comprising program code means for carrying out the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Jürgens, Peter Schouwink
  • Publication number: 20160128549
    Abstract: A video endoscopy system, including: a video endoscope having an image capturing sensor for recording image data, a controller comprising hardware configured to control the video endoscope, and a coupling for connecting the video endoscope to the controller. The coupling including: a first coupling unit on the video endoscope, a second coupling unit on the controller, an inductive interface between the first and second coupling units for supplying the video endoscope with electrical energy, and an optical interface between the first and second coupling units for transmitting one or more of control data and image data recorded by means of the image capturing sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Thorsten JUERGENS
  • Publication number: 20150201992
    Abstract: A high-frequency surgical device for treating a tissue surface, device having an electrode device, in which a first electrode is formed on a working surface intended for contact with the tissue, and having a high-frequency generator, to the one pole of which the first electrode can be connected for operation. The surgical device is wherein a second electrode is formed on the working surface which electrode can be connected to the same pole, wherein a control device is connected to this and is designed initially to connect the first electrode and then to switch on the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Jürgens, Dennis Trebbels, Thomas Freitag, Josef Bartolic
  • Patent number: 8810197
    Abstract: The invention relates to an autoclavable charging device (12, 13, 15-20) for an electrical and rechargeable energy store (30) of a surgical instrument (11). The invention further relates to a method for charging a rechargeable energy store (30) in an autoclaved surgical instrument (11) or for an autoclaved surgical instrument (11). The charging device according to the invention is characterized in that this device comprises a receiving device (13) for receiving and converting an electromagnetic field into an alternating current voltage, and comprising charging electronics (12) galvanically connected to the receiving device (13), wherein the charging electronics (12) convert the alternating current voltage into the charging voltage, and wherein the charging device (12, 13, 15-20) comprises at least one galvanic output connection (17, 18, 19, 20) for galvanically connecting to the energy store (30) of the surgical instrument (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Winter & Ibe GmbH
    Inventor: Thorsten Juergens