With Tool Carried On Endoscope Or Auxillary Channel Therefore Patents (Class 600/104)
  • Patent number: 10980606
    Abstract: A remote-control manipulator system includes a manipulator configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator, a slave arm configured to perform a series of works comprised of a plurality of processes, a camera configured to image operation of the slave arm, a display device configured to display an image captured by the camera, a storage device configured to store information related to environment in a workspace as an environment model, and a control device. The control device is configured, while operating the slave arm manually or hybridly, to acquire circumference information that is information related to a circumference area of an area imaged by the camera based on the environment model stored in the storage device, and display on the display device so that the image captured by the camera and the circumference information are interlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10973501
    Abstract: An endoscopic treatment tool includes a sheath; a treatment portion capable of protruding and retracting from a distal end of the sheath; a manipulation main body; a slider which advances and retracts in a longitudinal axis direction to cause the treatment portion to protrude and retract from the sheath; a first locking mechanism which locks the slider at a position at which the distal end of the treatment portion is accommodated in the sheath in accordance with a retracting manipulation of the slider; a second locking mechanism provided at further distal side than the first locking mechanism and restricts advance of the slider by being locked to the manipulation main body; a fixing mechanism provided in the second locking mechanism and fixed to the manipulation main body by sliding; and a restricting portion which restricts fixing of the fixing mechanism to the manipulation main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Eto, Yasuhiko Kikuchi, Katsuji Uemichi, Masatoshi Tonomura, Jin Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 10973540
    Abstract: Provided is an endoscopic surgical device includes: a sheath having a pipe for delivering a liquid and inserted into a channel of an endoscope; a pair of forceps components disposed so as to protrude from a distal end cover of the sheath; an operable member that is connected to the forceps components and opens and closes the forceps components; and a flow-path formation member positioned at proximal end side rather than the forceps components and is disposed in a rotatable manner about a central axis of the sheath together with the forceps components. The flow-path formation member includes a recess disposed in a direction orthogonal to an opening-closing direction of the forceps components and recessed radially inward. The recess forms a gap between the flow-path formation member and an inner peripheral surface of the distal end cover so as to constitute a liquid delivery hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kuriki, Haruhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10973524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for transcatheter treatment for tricuspid regurgitation and, more particularly, to a device for patients suffering from tricuspid regurgitation. The device for transcatheter treatment for tricuspid regurgitation according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention includes: a hollow coronary sinus tube (22) for engaging into coronary sinus tissue; and a hollow tricuspid valve tube (24) for crossing over tricuspid valve tissue and anchoring at interventricular septum tissue, wherein the coronary sinus tube and the tricuspid valve tube are laterally coupled with each other from upper portions thereof by a predetermined length, and lower portions thereof are separated from each other; and the lower portion of the tricuspid valve tube (24) is provided with a blocking part (30) for blocking a space resulting from incomplete closure of the tricuspid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TAU-PNU MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: June-Hong Kim
  • Patent number: 10932766
    Abstract: A surgical device includes one or more cameras integrated therein. The view of each of the one or more cameras can be integrated together and provided to a surgeon display and/or an assistant display. A surgical tool that includes an integrated camera may be used in conjunction with the surgical device. The image produced by the camera integrated with the surgical tool may be associated with the images generated by the one or more cameras integrated in the surgical device. The position and orientation of the cameras and/or the surgical tool can be tracked, and the surgical tool can be rendered as at least partially transparent. A surgical device may be powered by a hydraulic system, thereby reducing electromagnetic interference with tracking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CamPlex, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tesar, Steven T. Charles
  • Patent number: 10925470
    Abstract: An endoscope system sets a hardness variation of a thick flexible tube portion and a hardness variation of a thin flexible tube portion such that their respective ratios against base hardness are constant, and as each flexible tube portion becomes thicker, the hardness variation increases and an endoscope with a relatively thin flexible tube portion has a smaller hardness variation. This makes it possible to avoid situations like an endoscope with a thick flexible tube portion lacking hardness or an endoscope with a thin flexible tube portion becoming too hard, and makes it possible to perform optimum insertion operation in accordance with the thickness of a flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Okaniwa, Seisuke Takase, Hidehiro Joko, Isamu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10925609
    Abstract: A system including an anoscope having a first channel extending along a longitudinal axis and a second channel positioned at an angle to the first channel. For hemorrhoid treatment, an elastic band ligation device is insertable into the second channel, the elastic band ligation device carrying an elastic band and having an advancer movable in a distal direction to dislodge the elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory Piskun
  • Patent number: 10925632
    Abstract: A tissue-removing catheter for removing tissue in a body lumen includes an elongate body sized and shaped to be received in the body lumen. A handle is mounted at a proximal end portion of the catheter and is operable to cause rotation of the elongate body. A tissue-removing element is mounted on a distal end portion of the elongate body. The tissue-removing element is configured to remove the tissue as the tissue-removing element is rotated by the elongate body within the body lumen. A guidewire lumen extends through the elongate body from a distal end of the catheter to an intermediate location on the catheter spaced distally from the proximal end portion of the catheter. The guidewire lumen is configured to receive a guidewire such the catheter can be removed from the body lumen by pulling the catheter along the guidewire without removing the guidewire from the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Aram Jamous, John Kelly, Conor McMullen, Matthew Fleming, Colin William Meade, Grainne Teresa Carroll
  • Patent number: 10925472
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a plurality of cameras integrated therein. The view of each of the plurality of cameras can be integrated together to provide a composite image. A surgical tool that includes an integrated camera may be used in conjunction with the surgical device. The image produced by the camera integrated with the surgical tool may be associated with the composite image generated by the plurality of cameras integrated in the surgical device. The position and orientation of the cameras and/or the surgical tool can be tracked, and the surgical tool can be rendered as transparent on the composite image. A surgical device may be powered by a hydraulic system, thereby reducing electromagnetic interference with tracking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CamPlex, Inc.
    Inventor: John Tesar
  • Patent number: 10918402
    Abstract: An insertion device includes a body and a delivery shaft, and the body includes a longitudinal axis aligned with a central long axis of a proximal end of the delivery shaft. A holder may be coupled to the body of the insertion device, and the holder includes a medical device receiving chamber having a longitudinal axis that is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. H. Chu
  • Patent number: 10912601
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom, an outer sleeve disposed about the shaft and selectively translatable relative to the shaft, a first drive shaft disposed within the shaft and translatable relative to the shaft independently of the outer sleeve, a second drive shaft disposed within the first drive shaft and coupled to the outer sleeve to translate in conjunction with the outer sleeve, and a rotatable nose wheel. The rotatable nose wheel is mounted about a distal end of the housing and is rotatably coupled to each of the outer sleeve, the shaft, the first drive shaft, and the second drive shaft such that rotation of the rotatable nose wheel effects corresponding rotation of the outer sleeve, the shaft, the first drive shaft, and the second drive shaft in conjunction with one another and relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John J. Kappus, David N. Heard
  • Patent number: 10905322
    Abstract: The Bala Laparoscope System is a reusable and/or disposable embodiment of a modular, surgical laparoscope with removable interchangeable viewing angles that enable one laparoscope to be used in place of two separate conventional laparoscopes with different viewing angles. The invention provides for distal lens cleaning without removing the laparoscope from the body. In addition, the invention provides for integrated image-guided working channels for surgical tools; cauterization and laser ablation and internal drug delivery. The simplicity of its optical design allows a much longer useful instrument life than conventional laparoscopes and essentially eliminates the need to rebuild them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: John L. Bala
  • Patent number: 10905452
    Abstract: The Vertebra Pick Device represents a new instrument to bore pilot holes in vertebra pedicles while imaging the operation with an integrated endoscope. The pilot holes are bored to provide entry points for pedicle screws that serve as anchor points for spine stabilizing rods to treat several spine conditions. The device consists of a metal body that terminates in a tapered incision tip, an endoscope that runs inside said metal body, a handle to drive the device into pedicle boney tissue and a fiber optics bundle assembly that enters the device handle and is used to connect to imaging, illumination, irrigation and suction devices to enable the endoscopic functions of the device. The fiber optics bundle assembly connects to an imaging camera that provides an electrical signal to a monitor to view the operation in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Octavio Silva, Fernando Silva
  • Patent number: 10905434
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly having a pair of clip arms. Proximal ends of the clip arms engage a distal portion of a central member slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The central member includes the distal portion and a proximal portion connected to one another via a releasable connection which releases when subject to a force exceeding a predetermined threshold level. The system also includes an applicator releasably coupled to the clip assembly. The applicator includes an outer sleeve through which a control member extends. A distal end of the control member engages a cavity of the proximal portion to move the central member relative to the capsule. A lumen of the outer sleeve is sized and shaped to slidably receive the capsule therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Estevez, Naroun Suon
  • Patent number: 10893898
    Abstract: The cryoapplicator for minimally invasive surgical cardiac ablation includes a fastening part, an insulation part and an effector tip. A pin is connected with the fastening part on one end, and with the effector tip on the second end. The effector tip is bent by 60° to 90° angle in the side view in relation to pin longitudinal axis, and by 5° to 60° angle in the top view. A thermal insulation cover is located on the pin with the possibility to slide along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIDATA SP. ZO.O
    Inventors: Piotr Suwalski, Sebastian Stec, Sanjeev Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10881278
    Abstract: The endoscope apparatus includes an endoscope insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject and including a distal end portion, a distal end covering portion configured to cover at least an outer periphery of the distal end portion of the endoscope insertion portion and held by the distal end portion, a suction conduit provided with an opening in the distal end covering portion and configured to discharge a fluid including gas generated from an inside of the subject to outside of the subject via the opening, and a positioning portion configured to define a position of the opening of the suction conduit in a rotation direction with a long axis of the endoscope insertion portion as a center when the distal end covering portion is held by the distal end portion of the endoscope insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminori Wake, Kazuhiko Hino
  • Patent number: 10869683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of medical devices generally and specifically, to endoscopic systems and methods for resection of malignant and pre-malignant lesions within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for delivering injectable compositions between tissue layers (e.g., between the muscularis and submucosa layers) to elevate and stabilize the lesion for fast and efficient resection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Samuel Raybin, Matthew B. Hollyer
  • Patent number: 10869658
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for introducing a plurality of instruments to a target site through a working channel. The working channel can include a surface adapted to guide one or more instruments into select positions. The working channel can be defined by a portion of a guide tube or tip that may be coupled with an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre D. St. Onge, Naroun Suon, Barry Weitzner
  • Patent number: 10835254
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly and a first locking feature. The stapling head assembly has a cartridge housing, a staple deck, a plurality of staples, a staple driver, a cylindraceous knife, and a trocar. The cartridge housing extends along a longitudinal axis that is configured to removably couple with a portion of a shaft assembly. The staple driver is configured to translate distally from a proximal driver position toward a distal driver position to thereby drive each of the plurality of staples distally from an annular array of staple pockets, respectively, for forming the plurality of staples in a tissue of a patient. The first locking feature is operatively connected to the cartridge housing and configured to removably couple against the portion of the shaft assembly for selectively coupling and decoupling the stapling head assembly relative to the portion of the shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10817060
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a control device comprising an actuator for generating a haptic feedback. The method includes providing at least two flat anchors each of which comprises a connecting element for connection to a support component. The connecting element is arranged differently on each of the flat anchors. An actuator solenoid and the support component are mounted within the control device. A distance between the actuator solenoid and a predetermined point on the support component is determined to obtain a determined distance. One flat anchor is selected from the flat anchors based on an actual distance to the actuator solenoid when the one flat anchor is connected to the support component corresponding to a specific requirement, the actual distance being determined based on the determined distance. The one flat anchor selected is mounted within the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Ottmar Gleissner, Frank Then
  • Patent number: 10813533
    Abstract: A direct vision cryosurgical and methods of use are described herein where the device may generally comprise an elongated rigid structure with a distal end, a proximal end, and a central lumen. The distal end may comprise a non-coring optically transparent needle tip with at least one lateral fenestration in communication with the central lumen. The distal end may also house at least one imaging device configured for distal imaging. A proximal end of the device may comprise a handle with a means for connecting the imaging device(s) to an imaging display(s), and a means for accessing bodily tissue in the vicinity of the distal end with a cryo-ablation probe through the central lumen and the lateral fenestration(s) for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Arrinex, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Matthew Herron, Richard C. Ewers
  • Patent number: 10799093
    Abstract: An endoscope adapted to insert a treatment tool includes: an opening portion from which the treatment tool protrudes, the opening portion being provided on a distal end of the endoscope; a rotary shaft rotatably mounted in the opening portion, a direction of a shaft center being perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the endoscope; and a raise base that is attachable to the rotary shaft and detachable from the rotary shaft in a predetermined attaching/detaching direction through the opening portion and is capable of rising around the rotary shaft while being attached to the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kodama
  • Patent number: 10779979
    Abstract: Devices and methods of endolumenal formation of gastric sleeves are described. Some embodiments allow templating of a gastric sleeve by a gastric bougie, exposing a selected amount of tissue for suturing access, while maintaining sufficient internal working space for suturing within the template lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nitinotes Ltd.
    Inventors: Dvir Keren, Yekaterina Dlugach, Irit Yaniv, Tamir Wolf, Slava Starobinsky
  • Patent number: 10765302
    Abstract: A converter device for a laryngoscope intended to be linked to a blade (6) of a laryngoscope, having a straight section (7) and a curved section (8), along with a light source (14) typical of the laryngoscope, for providing it with an additional viewing system in tracheal intubation procedures. The device comprises a central body (1) of tubular section with a through hole (2) for housing an imaging system (3), an upper wing (4) which can be coupled to the curved section (8) of the blade (6), provided with an elastic adjustment portion (11) for adapting to the curved section (8) of the blade (6), and a fastening portion (12) for preventing lateral movement and movement of the device, and a lower wing (5) which can be coupled on the straight section (7) of the blade (6) with an elastic fastening section (13) for adapting to the edge of said straight section (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AIMPLAS ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÒN DE MATERIALES PLÁSTICOS Y CONEXAS, FUNDACIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO Y POLITÉCNICO LA FE DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
    Inventors: Lucas Rovira Soriano, Vicente Ruedas Abarca
  • Patent number: 10765804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection device for endoscopy, and provides: a feature of inserting a needle for endoscopy into a tissue, in a state of holding a body tissue, which is a region to receive an injection, and then injecting an injection solution thereinto; and a feature enabling stanching of the bleeding region if bleeding occurs. That is, tissue is held by holding forceps and a needle is inserted thereinto, corresponding to a series of operations from a state in which the needle is accommodated between the holding forceps for holding the tissue, and then an injection solution is injected into the tissue through the needle. In addition, a bleeding region is stanched by the heat transferred to the holding forceps without using a separate hemostat if bleeding occurs during the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Dae Kyung Sohn, Kwang Gi Kim, Na Ri Yang
  • Patent number: 10765454
    Abstract: An oocyte retrieval needle is provided. The needle comprises a first tubular region in fluid communication with a second tubular region. The first tubular region comprises a sharp point leading end configured for insertion into a subject. The second tubular region comprises an open trailing end. The leading and trailing ends form respective opposite ends of the needle. Internal passages of the first and second tubular regions form a continuous open passage extending from the leading end to the trailing end. The first tubular region has an outer diameter which is less than an outer diameter of the second tubular region and the internal passage of the first tubular region has an inner, luminal diameter which is less than an inner diameter of the internal passage of the second tubular region. The oocyte retrieval needle is a double lumen needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VITROLIFE SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Urban Hagby
  • Patent number: 10765301
    Abstract: Provided are a surgical apparatus for an endoscope and an exterior tube that can supply a pneumoperitoneum gas into a body cavity without causing degradation of operability. An exterior tube is sheathed to an outer tube insertion part of an outer tube that is inserted into a body cavity through a body wall and guides an endoscope and a treatment tool into the body cavity, and an outer peripheral surface of the exterior tube is provided with a locking part that restricts the forward and backward movement of the exterior tube with respect to the body wall and the rotation of the exterior tube around an axis. A gap between an inner peripheral surface of the exterior tube and an outer peripheral surface of the outer tube insertion part is used as an air supply passage for supplying the pneumoperitoneum gas within the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takumi Dejima
  • Patent number: 10758335
    Abstract: Medical systems, devices and methods for creation of autologous tissue valves within a mammalian body are disclosed. One example of a device for creating a valve flap from a vessel wall includes an elongate tubular structure having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a longitudinal axis; a first lumen having a first exit port located on the distal portion of the elongate tubular structure; a second lumen having a second exit port located on the distal portion of the elongate tubular structure; a recessed distal surface on the distal portion of the elongate tubular structure, wherein the recessed distal surface is located distally to the first exit port; and an open trough on the recessed distal surface extending longitudinally from the first exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: InterVene, Inc.
    Inventors: Fletcher T. Wilson, Douglas Sutton, Christopher Scott Jones, Benjamin K. Cline, Mariel Fabro
  • Patent number: 10758117
    Abstract: Insufflation is currently considered to be a necessary part of an endoscopic procedure. However, it introduces risks and costs that would be beneficial to eliminate. The endoscopic assistance devices and methods disclosed herein facilitate the performance of endoscopic procedures without insufflation. The devices attach directly or indirectly to the distal end portion of the endoscope. One or more resilient, curved bars extend from the attachment point around an internal void space to form a resilient, curved cage that spreads tissue gently during the advance of the endoscope. The resilient, curved bars define the windows of the cage that enable the visualization of the internal anatomy via a lens on the distal face of the endoscope and the passage of treatment devices from the operative channel of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Endocages, LLC
    Inventors: Boris Reydel, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: 10744304
    Abstract: A method for thermal bonding of an inverted balloon neck on a catheter, including placing an inverted balloon neck (84) on a shaft (86) of a catheter, and characterized by applying heat at an internal hollow (85) of the shaft (86) where the inverted balloon neck (84) is placed, while applying internal pressure to attach an external surface of the shaft (86) to the inverted balloon neck (84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Lea Waisman, Boaz Manash, Dan Rottenberg, Abi Zakay
  • Patent number: 10736613
    Abstract: A tissue sampling device including a flexible sheath, a cannula inserted into the sheath so as to be movable back and forth and punctured into body tissue, and an operation unit provided on a proximal end side of the sheath to move the cannula back and forth, wherein the cannula has a distal end part including a slit extending from a distal end opening toward a proximal end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Dejima, Shinichi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10737265
    Abstract: A device and methodology for concomitant ejection and suction of a perfusate (CESOP) within a region of interest without spillover of the perfusate to a juxtaposed anatomical region. An inflow line, connected to a perfusate cistern, is coupled to an outflow line, connected to outflow control mechanisms, via an elongate rigid support. Perfusate can flow through the inflow line to the region of interest, and nearly simultaneously, the outflow line can suction the perfusate out of the region of interest. The amount of time that the perfusate remains in the region of interest is sufficient to take effect in the region of interest. The rigid support helps control the inflow and outflow lines. A micromanipulator can also be used to control the lines and application tip thereof. Either or both lines may also have adjustable flow rates therethrough and may include stoppers/regulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjay S. Kumar
  • Patent number: 10736659
    Abstract: A cannula assembly configured to receive a surgical instrument therethrough includes an elongated body portion, a housing coupled to a proximal end portion of the elongated body portion, and an annular-shaped light member. The housing defines a longitudinally-extending channel therethrough dimensioned for passage of the surgical instrument. The light member is disposed within the housing and about the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Rajat Rokde
  • Patent number: 10722255
    Abstract: A catheter system can be used to remove obstructions, deliver implantable devices or substances, and/or restore flow through body lumens. The system can include an outer shaft having a lumen, sidewall, and a longitudinal window in the sidewall, an inner shaft disposed within the lumen, and an expandable member having a first end coupled to the outer shaft and a second end coupled to the inner shaft through the window. The expandable member can be positioned adjacent to a target region while in the collapsed configuration. The expandable member can be expanded to an expanded configuration by relative movement of the outer shaft and the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jay Lenker, Brian Strauss, Lynn Shimada
  • Patent number: 10709393
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing dynamic displays. In one embodiment, a method is provided wherein health parameters having goals associated therewith are displayed; data relating to the health parameters is received and the display is incremented according to a progress of the user toward the goal. When collection of the data is completed, it is determined whether a current value of a first one of the health parameters within a predetermined range of the goal associated therewith. When the current value of the first one of the health parameters is within the range, a portion of the display relating thereto is upgraded. When the current value of all of the health parameters is within the range, the entire display is upgraded. The display upgrades may comprise display of an animation and/or using color, light, and/or flashing to simulate a shining or shimmering of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Piña, Gloria Shee Ching Wu, Andrew Moore, Scott Laing
  • Patent number: 10709603
    Abstract: A surgical hand piece has a solid surgical knife connected to a source of ultrasonic energy. Two or more rigid plastic irrigation and aspiration tubes are provided alongside the knife and they may be supported with respect to the knife by tube holders fastened to the hand piece housing for the source of ultrasonic energy. The rigid plastic tubes may be connected toward their distal ends by a support in the form of bands about the tubes and knife, a sleeve about the tubes and knife or a sleeve about the knife with the tubes supported on the external surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SURGICAL DESIGN CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Banko
  • Patent number: 10702253
    Abstract: Disclosed is a natural orifice translumenal minimally invasive surgical apparatus comprising a control box assembly sequentially connected with a hose assembly, a serpentine structure and a tip assembly at a middle position at a distal end of the control box assembly. Axes of the hose assembly and the serpentine structure are coincident with an axis of the tip assembly. The control box assembly is configured to position and replace a minimally invasive surgical instrument, support the surgical tool when being operated, and perform a minimally invasive surgery. The hose assembly is configured to provide passageways for the minimally invasive surgical instrument and a transmission wire and to output motions and loads. The tip assembly is configured to support the minimally invasive surgical instrument when being operated and enable the surgical instrument to have an enlarged motion space range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TIANJIN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shuxin Wang, Guokai Zhang, Junbo Wei
  • Patent number: 10694928
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an insertion part having a bending part; an observation unit; an operation unit configured to operate the bending part; a driving mechanism configured to generate a driving force used to drive the bending part; a control unit configured to control the driving mechanism; and a display unit configured to display a visual field image acquired by the observation unit, wherein the control unit has a normal mode and a lock-on mode as control modes, and the control unit is configured to stop an automatic driving of the bending part temporarily and allow the operation unit to perform a resetting of an interested position when an output from the operation unit exceeds a predetermined threshold value, and resume the automatic driving on the basis of the updated interested position when an output from the operation unit satisfies a predetermined termination condition during the lock-on mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shintaro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10687693
    Abstract: The invention relates to an endoscope with a shaft, in which at least one working channel is arranged, and with an endoscope head arranged at the distal end of the shaft, wherein a deflection lever is arranged in the endoscope head and is adjustable between a non-deflected starting position and a deflected working position relative to the shaft, and wherein the deflection lever is adjustable via a Bowden wire, the proximal end of which is mounted via a collet on a control handle arranged at the proximal end of the shaft, wherein the collet fixing the proximal end of the Bowden wire is arranged on a slide that is movable proximally out of a housing of the control handle, which slide is coupled to the control handle via a rod. In order to create an endoscope which, having a simple structure, can be easily dismantled, in particular for cleaning purposes, and reassembled, the invention proposes that the slide can be coupled to the rod via a clamping connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Maryam Akhoondi, Hans Appenzeller, Vitali Jerjomin, Igor Monakov, Mauno Poldmann
  • Patent number: 10682041
    Abstract: A sheath for a medical instrument includes an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal face. The elongate body may be configured to axially extend from a first length to a second length greater than the first length. The sheath may include a first hollow lumen extending from a first end proximate the proximal end to a second end proximate the distal face, and a second hollow lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal face. The second lumen may be open at the distal face. The sheath may also include a transparent window positioned at the second end of the first lumen to seal the first lumen at the second end. The transparent window may be configured to transmit light therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Barry Weitzner, Robert B. Devries
  • Patent number: 10646108
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention there is provided a colon cleaning system comprising: a working channel, a vacuum source, a separate vacuum pipe provided alongside the working channel, and a sensor positioned at a conduit connected externally to the working channel, the sensor configured for providing an indication related to pressure within at least a segment of the working channel. In some embodiments, the system comprises a controller configured for controlling one or more parameters of a vacuum induced in the separate vacuum pipe, the parameter determined according to the pressure related indication provided by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Motus GI Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Hassidov, Eyal Kochavi, Tzach Arnon, Kobi Luleko
  • Patent number: 10624808
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving adenoma detection, including applying compression to the abdomen of a patient and maintaining compression of the abdomen of the patient during withdrawal of an endoscope. The compression may be applied by wrapping a band of elastic material around the abdomen of a patient and connecting one end of the band to another portion of the band to maintain tension in the band in order to apply compression to the abdomen of the patient. Aspects may also include tensioning the band prior to connecting the one end of the band to the another portion of the band to apply a desired degree of pressure to the patient's abdomen through contraction of the band across at least a portion of the patient's abdomen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: COLOWRAP, LLC
    Inventor: James Hathorn
  • Patent number: 10624532
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an insertion device for a robotic surgery apparatus can include a first portion with a plurality of instrument channels configured to removably house a plurality of surgical instruments and first and second camera channels positioned in an interior of the first portion and extending along substantially the entire length of the first portion. The first camera channel can removably house a primary camera tube, and the second camera channel can include a secondary camera. The device can include a second portion with an insertion channel terminating at a first end with a first opening permitting the primary camera tube to pass through and terminating at a second end opposite the first end with a second opening aligned with the first camera channel of the first portion. The insertion channel can permit the primary camera tube to pass through the insertion channel and enter the first camera channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Perry A. Genova, Hans Christian Pflaumer, Aki Hannu Einari Laakso, Allan Katz, Alejandro Espinosa, Eduardo A. Ampuero
  • Patent number: 10617858
    Abstract: A surgical port includes a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the first end and the second end. An outer sidewall extends between the first end and the second end. First and second channels extend through the port from the first end to the second end. A first electrically conductive portion extends from the first channel to the outer sidewall, and a second electrically conductive portion extends from the second channel to the outer sidewall. The first electrically conductive portion provides a first electrically conductive path between the first channel and the outer sidewall and the second electrically conductive portion provides a second electrically conductive path the second channel and the outer sidewall. The second electrically conductive path is separate from the first electrically conductive path. Devices and methods relate to surgical ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hurst, Sam Crews, Bryan E. Blair
  • Patent number: 10614918
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a circuit for receiving an authentication signal. The delivery device contains a substance encapsulated therein. The delivery device determines whether a user is authenticated based upon the authentication signal and an identifier stored within the delivery device. The delivery device heats, responsive to determining that the user is not authenticated within a predetermined time period after the delivery device being ingested by the user, the substance encapsulated within the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10610237
    Abstract: A system for treating tissue includes an applicator and a clip assembly. The applicator includes a catheter extending longitudinally and a lumen extending therethrough, a control member extending through the lumen of the catheter. The assembly is releasably coupleable to a distal end of the applicator. The assembly includes a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within a channel of a capsule, a pair of opposing coupling elements extending proximally from the proximal ends of the arms to be fixed over the distal end of the member so that the arms are movable relative to the capsule via a longitudinal motion of the member between a tissue receiving configuration, in which distal ends of the arms are separated from one another, and a tissue clipping configuration, in which distal ends of the arms are moved toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Estevez, Shawn Ryan, John Golden
  • Patent number: 10603051
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for creating a curvilinear void created in a bony structure. The method includes inserting a distal end of a reamer device through a cannula and into a curvilinear void created in a bony structure, the reamer device having a flexible reamer shaft assembly which includes (i) a pivotable reaming element at a distal end thereof, and (ii) a mechanism for pivoting adjustably the reaming element. The method also includes deploying the reaming element within the curvilinear void and manipulating the reaming element to enlarge the curvilinear void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Patent number: 10582940
    Abstract: Laparoscopic tool shafts and devices and methods for enhancing their rigidity in general or in specific directions are provided. Laparoscopic tool shafts having rigid external shafts and relatively rigid rods and laparoscopic tool shafts having flexible external shafts and relatively rigid rods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Igor Igov, Jonatan Epstein, Rami Lore, Gilad Lavi
  • Patent number: 10582834
    Abstract: A method and device is provided for accessing a target location within a branched network. The device may be passed through the working channel of a standard endoscope and includes a three-dimensional location sensor at its distal tip and an expandable extended working channel. The device has a very thin body proximal of the distal sensor such that, once the sensor is extended outside of the working channel of the endoscope, nearly all of the working channel may be used to pass tools through the extended working channel of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Paige B. Hastings
  • Patent number: 10575722
    Abstract: A device and method for cleaning or defogging a surgical scope during minimally-invasive surgery, including a casing which houses a sponge and a heating element configured to be accessible to the surgical scope and the casing is configured to removably attach to a trocar during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Medix3d LLC
    Inventor: Claude Fiset