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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: 2017-02-01

An electrosurgical device (20) includes a pair of jaws including a first jaw (36) disposed adjacent to a second jaw (38). The pair of jaws is movable between open and closed positions. Each jaw comprises an electrode (60, 62), and each jaw has an active surface (64, 66). The first jaw active surface (64) is disposed adjacent to the second jaw active surface (66) in the closed position. An actuating member (34) is coupled to one or more of the first and second jaws (36, 38). The actuating member (34) is configured to move the pair of jaws between the open position and the closed position. In one form, an insulating ring (368) is disposed around the first jaw (36). In another form, a shield system (168) is disposed on first and second side surfaces (196, 197) of the first jaw (36) and a portion of the first jaw active surface (64). In yet another form, the shield system forms a lip (192) extending from the first jaw (36).


A semiconductor-based light source device for an endoscope that provides for a even power distribution and/or color distribution of light. The semiconductor-based light source device includes a plurality of semiconductor light sources and a plurality of fiber bundles, in which the respective fiber bundles are each segregated into a plurality of fiber sub-bundles for directing substantially the same amount of illumination from a respective semiconductor light source to each of a corresponding plurality of illumination windows disposed at a distal end of the endoscope. By providing such a semiconductor-based light source device, in which the respective semiconductor light sources are operative to adjust the intensity and/or color or wavelength of the light emitted by the respective semiconductor light sources, a desired color temperature and/or color balance for illumination of tissue and/or other matter under examination by the endoscope can be achieved.


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.

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