07316647 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 18 patents.

In a capsule endoscope illuminating units are disposed around an image capturing unit in such a manner that an optical axis of the illuminating units do not intersect with an optical axis of the observation unit, and illumination areas of the illuminating units overlap at substantially a central portion of an image capturing area of the image capturing unit.

Title
Capsule endoscope and a capsule endoscope system
Application Number
10/830846
Publication Number
7316647 (B2)
Application Date
April 23, 2004
Publication Date
January 8, 2008
Inventor
Kazutaka Nakatsuchi
Tokyo
JP
Tatsuya Orihara
Tokyo
JP
Masayuki Hashimoto
Tokyo
JP
Katsuya Suzuki
Tokyo
JP
Katsuyoshi Sasagawa
Tokyo
JP
Takemitsu Honda
Tokyo
JP
Hatsuo Shimizu
Tokyo
JP
Tetsuo Minai
Tokyo
JP
Ayako Nagase
Tokyo
JP
Tsutomu Nakamura
Tokyo
JP
Toshiaki Shigemori
Tokyo
JP
Hiroshi Suzushima
Tokyo
JP
Noriyuki Fujimori
Tokyo
JP
Seiichiro Kimoto
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C
Assignee
Olympus Corporation
JP
IPC
A61B 1/06
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