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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: 2016-12-21

The teachings herein provide an instrument comprising a forceps. The forceps comprise a hand piece; a tubular member connected to the hand piece; and a jaw assembly connected to the hand piece. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw element and a second jaw element. The first jaw element includes a gripping section and a flexing section. The flexing section includes an arcuate section. The second jaw element opposes the first jaw element and includes a gripping section. The tubular member is moveable onto the arcuate section of the first jaw clement so that the flexing section of the first jaw element is flexed and the jaw assembly is moved into a closed position. The first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both include a stiffening spine so that the jaw assembly is substantially rigid in the closed position.


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: 2017-02-15

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: 2016-05-17

A stone retrieval device includes a sheath and a stone retrieval basket that includes a distal region with a plurality of basket wires and a proximal region with one or more core wires. The stone retrieval basket is contained within the sheath and is movable out a distal opening of the sheath to cause the plurality of basket wires to open into a basket shape. The stone retrieval device further includes a lock mechanism that locks the position of the stone retrieval basket with respect to the position of the sheath and a basket force controller that includes a first control stage and a second control stage. The first control stage includes a sensor for measuring force on the stone retrieval basket when the lock mechanism is in an unlocked position, and the second control stage includes a sensor for measuring force on the stone retrieval basket when the lock mechanism is in a locked position. The stone retrieval device further includes an automatic release mechanism that releases the stone retrieval basket when the force on the stone retrieval basket exceeds a predetermined maximum force.

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