Olympus America Inc.

Sun City Center, PA, United States

Olympus America Inc.

Sun City Center, PA, United States

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Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-01-19

An endoscope sheath is provided comprising a sheath tube extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end, the sheath tube is configured to receive at least a portion of an endoscope; a hub connected to the proximal end of the sheath tube; and a hub adapter engaging the hub and configured to engage the endoscope, wherein the sheath tube can rotate about the longitudinal axis without rotation of the hub adapter, and wherein the sheath tube is restricted from moving axially along the longitudinal axis relative to the hub adapter.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-04-26

An electrosurgical device (2): forceps (4) having: a first working arm (6), a second working arm (6), wherein the electrosurgical device (2)has a first electrosurgical configuration (100, 102) where the first working arm (6) and the second working arm (6) are in an opposed position so that the forceps (4) deliver a first therapy current that flows between the first working arm (6) and the second working arm (6); and wherein the electrosurgical device (2) has a second electrosurgical configuration (100, 102) when the first working arm (6), the second working arm (6), or both are repositionable relative to each other so that the first working arm (6) is extended with respect to the second working arm (6) or vice versa and a second therapy current is delivered from the first working arm to a remote electrode.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-01-04

A device is provided that includes an elongate first member and an elongate second member disposed adjacent to the first member and at least movably coupled to the first member. A first electrode or forceps end is coupled to the first member, and a second electrode or forceps end is coupled to the second member. At least a portion of the electrodes or forceps ends are movable with respect to the members to which they are coupled. In one variation, an electrosurgical device kit is provided that includes removable electrode heads.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-03-15

A medical apparatus, including a lithotripsic device (46) configured to break a stone (30) into one or more fragments (30A, 30B. 30C) in a body lumen (12) and an endoscope (26) which is configured to obtain a captured image (32) in the body lumen. The medical apparatus further includes an image processor (16) which is configured to process the captured image and create a processed image for display on a monitor (24), and which is also configured to process and display a track (178, 182, 186, 190) of a movement of at least one of the stone or the one or more fragments.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22

A mechanical converter assembly includes an input, a lever stack (multiple levers), and an output. The input is configured to receive a mechanical drive force (or mechanical input signal) from a driver resource. The lever stack translates the received drive force into a mechanical output force (or mechanical output signal). The output of the mechanical converter assembly is configured to apply the mechanical output force produced by the lever stack to a driven element. In one embodiment, use of the lever stack in the mechanical converter assembly provides translational gain in which an amount of translational movement at the input of the mechanical converter assembly results in a substantially greater amount of corresponding translational movement at the output.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22

An apparatus (10) is configured to deliver destructive energy to a stone (24). The apparatus (10) includes a detector (18) operative to obtain image data from the stone (24), a generator (42) operating according to one or more producing parameters for producing the destructive energy, and a video processor unit (32) receiving the image data from the detector (18). The video processor unit (32) is operative to analyze the image data to determine a displacement of the stone (24) relative to a previous location of the stone (24). A controller linked to the video processor unit (32) and to the generator (42) is operative to vary the one or more producing parameters of the generator (42) responsively to the displacement of the stone (24). Methods carried out by the apparatus (10) are further provided..


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

An electrosurgical device comprising: forceps including: (i) a first working arm; (ii) a second working arm; (iii) a blade electrode; wherein the electrosurgical device is capable of being switched between a first electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a first therapy current through the first working arm, the second working arm, or both, and a second electrical configuration so that the electrosurgical device delivers a second therapy current through the blade electrode; and wherein the electrosurgical device includes a heat pipe in the first working arm, the second working arm, or both.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-06-28

A cutting instrument comprising: an outer tube comprising a distal end and a proximal end; an inner tube rotatably disposed within said outer tube, said inner tube comprising a distal end, a proximal end and a region intermediate said distal end and said proximal end, said region comprising a plurality of slits formed in said inner tube so as to render said region of said inner tube flexible; and a bellows disposed adjacent to said plurality of slits so as to render said region of said inner tube fluid-tight.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-02-15

Surgical device employs a longevity circuit for preventing operation after a specified time based on safe use expectations. The surgical device delivers a therapy signal via a handpiece having electrodes in proximity to the surgical site. The therapy signal is a high frequency electrical signal delivered from a generator coupled to the handpiece, and activated by a control signal. Therapy circuit established by coupling the handpiece and generator delivers the therapy signal, and is monitored for activation based on a time since a first activation, a number of activations, or an aggregate time of activated intervals. A usage limit defines the activation lifespan, and is employed for monitoring either the therapy circuit or the control circuit, to determine a usage history. Following expiration of a safe usage limit, a longevity circuit in the handpiece disables the handpiece for successive uses, and is independent of a connection to a particular generator.


Patent
Olympus America Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

An endoscope sheath comprising: (a) a proximal end, (b) a distal end having a distal end region, (c) a surface extending between and connecting the proximal end and the distal end, (d) a plurality of positioning devices located along the surface; and (e) one or more drip retention features; wherein the sheath is configured to: (i) receive all or a portion of an endoscope and (ii) provide a conduit for communicating fluid between the proximal end of the endoscope sheath and the distal end of the endoscope sheath when the endoscope is inserted inside the sheath; and wherein the plurality of positioning devices are located in a distal end region at the distal end of the endoscope sheath so that the endoscope is secured within the endoscope sheath; and wherein the one or more drip retention features are configured to produce a region bounded by the endoscope sheath and the endoscope to retain a volume of liquid by capillary action.

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