05681260 is referenced by 312 patents and cites 8 patents.

A guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object is provided with an insertable body to be inserted into an inspected object, a guided part provided in at least a part of the insertable body and to be magnetically guided and a guiding device provided outside the inspected object and to magnetically guide the guided part. The guiding device includes a guiding part for guiding the guided part and a driving device for moving the guiding part at least two-dimensionally, the guided part and guiding part are to generate a magnetic force acting between them and the guiding part is to guide the guided part with the magnetic force.

Title
Guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object
Application Number
567463
Publication Number
5681260
Application Date
December 9, 1994
Publication Date
October 28, 1997
Inventor
Masaaki Hayashi
Hachioji
JP
Masakazu Gotanda
Tsukui-gun
JP
Takeaki Nakamura
Hino
JP
Tatsuya Yamaguchi
Hino
JP
Hideyuki Adachi
Hachioji
JP
Sakae Takehana
Machida
JP
Yasuhiro Ueda
Kokubunji
JP
Agent
Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 1/01
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