05730701 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 3 patents.

A tip ring 18 for forming a lock mechanism for locking a tip cover 51 is formed in a circumferential part with a lock projection 22 for forming a lock groove 26 which becomes a recess of the lock mechanism on the endoscope tip side between the lock projection and curved rubber 19. A lock piece which becomes a projection of the lock mechanism of the tip cover 51 is locked into the lock groove 26 made by disposing the tip ring 18 and the curved rubber 19. To enhance the attachment property of the lock piece 52 to the lock groove 26, the lock projection 22 is formed with a slant projection 27 which becomes a slope for guiding the lock piece 52 to the lock groove 26. The slant projection 27 is formed as a slope projecting to the tip side from the lock projection 22 and rising from the tip bottom face to the top face of the lock projection 22.

Title
Endoscope
Application Number
8/601119
Publication Number
5730701
Application Date
February 14, 1996
Publication Date
March 24, 1998
Inventor
Koji Nakamoto
Hachioji
JP
Yoshihiro Iida
Hachioji
JP
Tatsuya Furukawa
Hachioji
JP
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 1/04
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