05702347 is referenced by 43 patents.

In an endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section and an operation section and a disposable protection cover having an insertion section cover having formed therein a forceps channel and a forceps inlet opening through which a forceps can be inserted into the forceps channel, said forceps inlet opening is selectively closed by a forceps plug which is made of resilient material and separately formed from the insertion section cover. The forceps plug is preferably formed such that it can be detachably secured to a forceps inlet opening of an ordinary coverless (without-cover) endoscope.

Title
Endoscope system including endoscope and disposable protection cover
Application Number
36890
Publication Number
5702347
Application Date
April 12, 1996
Publication Date
December 30, 1997
Inventor
Koji Yamaya
Hachioji
JP
Masaaki Nakazawa
Hino
JP
Osamu Tamada
Hachioji
JP
Minoru Yamazaki
Hachioji
JP
Yoshio Tashiro
Hino
JP
Hideo Ito
Hachioji
JP
Akira Suzuki
Hachioji
JP
Yoshihiro Iida
Tama
JP
Hisao Yabe
Hachioji
JP
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
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