Flow guide

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO RE46062
SERIAL NO

14688150

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A flow guide directs a fluid flow across a surface of a device, for example a lens surface of an endoscope, in a controlled manner to facilitate flow attachment to the surface. Embodiments include features that impart a non-uniform velocity profile and/or include guide surfaces for facilitating flow attachment and/or coverage.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ENDOGUARD LIMITEDSUFFOLK, GB3

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chen, Jie Sidcup, GB 270 996
James, Adam Graham London, GB 3 9
Wills, Anthony Arthur London, GB 12 71

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
5167220 Systems and methods for maintaining a clear visual field during endoscopic procedures 164 1990
5419309 Tip cleaning accessory for rigid endoscopic instrument 48 1992
5348555 Endoscopic suction, irrigation and cautery instrument 86 1993
5514084 Retractable wipe for cleaning endoscopic surgical devices 49 1994
5651757 Endoscope warmer 32 1996
5725478 Methods and apparatus for providing suction and/or irrigation in a rigid endoscope while maintaining visual contact with a target area through the endoscope 49 1996
* 8047215 Laparoscopic lens cleaner 15 2008
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
5392766 System and method for cleaning viewing scope lenses 139 1993
 
XOMED SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6110103 Disposable endoscope sheath 66 1998
 
DEVMED GROUP INC. (2)
5313934 Lens cleaning means for invasive viewing medical instruments 112 1992
5339800 Lens cleaning means for invasive viewing medical instruments with anti-contamination means 131 1993
 
XOMED, INC. (2)
5237984 Sheath for endoscope 131 1991
5413092 Sheath for endoscope 77 1993
 
CIRCON CORPORATION (1)
5207213 Laparoscope having means for removing image impeding material from a distal lens 119 1991
 
TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5575756 Endoscope apparatus 144 1994
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
6416462 Sheath and applicator for surgical instrument 19 2000
 
Hamamatsu ENT Surgicenter (1)
5637075 Apparatus for observing inside of body cavity 41 1995
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
2008/0277,853 CLIP FOR COUPLING A SURGICAL TOOL AND SCOPE 8 2007
 
UNITED STATS SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5518502 Compositions, methods and apparatus for inhibiting fogging of endoscope lenses 108 1994
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (3)
* 2009/0247,831 ENDOSCOPE, DISTAL END CAP-EQUIPPED ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE CLEANING SHEATH 22 2009
* 2009/0253,964 ENDOSCOPE, DISTAL END CAP-EQUIPPED ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE CLEANING SHEATH 5 2009
2009/0253,965 ENDOSCOPE, DISTAL END CAP-EQUIPPED ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE CLEANING SHEATH 8 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
2007/0225,556 DISPOSABLE ENDOSCOPE DEVICES 54 2006
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (5)
6767322 Endoscope device 15 2000
6755782 Endoscope dirt remover 41 2001
* 2008/0188,715 Endoscope cleaning sheath, and endoscope apparatus and endoscope comprising the cleaning sheath 44 2007
* 2009/0247,830 ENDOSCOPE, DISTAL END CAP-EQUIPPED ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE CLEANING SHEATH 2 2009
* 8439829 Endoscope, distal end cap-equipped endoscope and endoscope cleaning sheath 20 2011
 
MICRO-MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
5402768 Endoscope with reusable core and disposable sheath with passageways 156 1993
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
2005/0234,297 Endoscopic surgical access devices and methods of articulating an external accessory channel 108 2005
 
FUJINON CORPORATION (2)
6309347 Air and water supply system for endoscopes 53 1999
* 6409657 Cleaning device for cleaning view window of endoscope 47 2000
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 6699185 Medical endoscopic instrument 50 2001
* 8062213 Endoscope with a deflecting element for flushing media 1 2006
 
BECKER, STEPHEN (1)
* 6712757 Endoscope sleeve and irrigation device 135 2001
 
Cannuflow, Inc. (1)
6695773 Surgical instrument fluid shield 3 2002
 
FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5894369 Lens device with anti-fogging 33 1997
 
KARL STORZ IMAGING, INC. (1)
5125394 Endoscopic adapter with lamina interface 24 1990
 
EndoMedical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5201908 Sheath for protecting endoscope from contamination 232 1991
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (2)
4770163 Fiberscope 19 1983
4576146 Fiberscope 52 1984
 
GRANIT MEDICAL INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
5217001 Endoscope sheath and related method 141 1991
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
4633855 Endoscope apparatus 14 1985
4667656 Endoscope apparatus having nozzle angularly positioned image sensor 28 1986
 
KOBAYASHI CONSUMER PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
6231596 Surgical instrument warming device 27 1998
 
VISION-SCIENCES, INC. (1)
5483951 Working channels for a disposable sheath for an endoscope 166 1994
 
M.S. VISION LTD. (1)
* 7341556 Endoscope with cleaning optics 14 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 2006/0173,244 System and method of obstruction removal 36 2005
 
MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. (3)
6447446 Method and apparatus for cleaning an endoscope lens 97 1999
* 7811228 Disposable endoscope sheath having adjustable length 21 2004
* 2006/0020,165 Disposable endoscope sheath having adjustable length 39 2004
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 5685823 End structure of endoscope 100 1995
* 5725477 Front end structure of endoscope 52 1996
 
GYRUS ENT, L.L.C. (1)
6126592 Endoscope cleaning and irrigation sheath 70 1998
 
FLOSHIELD, INC. (1)
2008/0319,266 DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING VISUALIZATION WITH SURGICAL SCOPES 32 2007
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

  • No Forward Cites to Display

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Jan 12, 2020
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jan 12, 2024
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jan 12, 2028
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00