05924977 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 41 patents.

In an endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section insertable into a cavity under inspection and an operation section having at least one operation switch, the operation section being connected to a proximal end of the insertion section and a disposable protection cover having an insertion section cover for covering said insertion section of the endoscope and an operation section cover for covering the operation section of the endoscope, the insertion section cover includes a forceps channel through which existing forceps for use in ordinary coverless endoscopes can be inserted. An inner diameter of the forceps channel is determined to be slightly larger than an outer diameter of most frequently used forceps or standard forceps whose number is maximized in the outer diameter series of the forceps.

Title
Endoscope system including endoscope and disposable protection cover
Application Number
38720
Publication Number
5924977
Application Date
June 6, 1995
Publication Date
July 20, 1999
Inventor
Keiichi Arai
Hachioji
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
IPC
A61B 1/04
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