07511733 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 11 patents.

A battery self-containing body, which self-contains a battery or a battery accommodating body, which accommodates a battery removably is attached to a capsule body including a drive circuit for driving an imaging device and an illuminating device. Thus, the power supply can be turned ON easily. In addition, the inside portion is sealed water-tightly. Thus, the battery self-containing body or a battery can be exchanged easily, which allows the easy reuse. The direction of the visual field of the imaging device is diagonal with respect to the axis of the capsule body. Furthermore, spiral-shape projections are provided on the peripheral surface of the cylinder form. Thus, the rotation allows the surface of canal cavity wall to be examined easily.

Title
Capsule-type medical apparatus
Application Number
10/205530
Publication Number
7511733 (B2)
Application Date
July 25, 2002
Publication Date
March 31, 2009
Inventor
Hiroki Moriyama
Akishima
JP
Hisao Yabe
Hachioji
JP
Hitoshi Mizuno
Koganei
JP
Hideyuki Adachi
Sagamihara
JP
Hironobu Takizawa
Hachioji
JP
Agent
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C
Assignee
Olympus Corporation
JP
IPC
H04N 7/18
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