06951536 is referenced by 148 patents and cites 13 patents.

The capsule-type medical device in accordance with the present invention is advanced the inside of the somatic cavities and lumens of humans being or animals for conducting examination, therapy, or treatment. The capsule-type medical device comprises a plurality of hard units and a soft linking unit which links the plurality of hard units and has a diameter less than that of any of the hard units, wherein one of the plurality of hard units is different in size from other hard units.

Title
Capsule-type medical device and medical system
Application Number
10/205513
Publication Number
6951536 (B2)
Application Date
July 25, 2002
Publication Date
October 4, 2005
Inventor
Hisao Yabe
Hachioji
JP
Hiroki Moriyama
Akishima
JP
Hideyuki Adachi
Sagamihara
JP
Hitoshi Mizuno
Koganei
JP
Hidetake Segawa
Hachioji
JP
Hironobu Takizawa
Hachioji
JP
Takeshi Yokoi
Hino
JP
Agent
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser
Assignee
Olympus Corporation
JP
IPC
A61B 001/00
A61B 001/05
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