08000784 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 332 patents.

Lumen-traveling devices and associated methods and systems are described. Lumen-traveling devices capable of traveling within a body lumen may include a propelling mechanism to produce movement of the lumen-traveling device within the lumen, as well as additional components such as a sensor, an active portion, and/or control circuitry. In some embodiments, a sensor may be used to detect a local condition, and an action may be performed within the body lumen. Actions that may be performed include, but are not limited to, transmitting information, releasing a material within the lumen, performing a surgical step, or collecting a sample, among others.

Title
Lumen-traveling device
Application Number
11/645358
Publication Number
8000784 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2006
Publication Date
August 16, 2011
Inventor
Victoria Y H Wood
Livermore
CA, US
Lowell L Wood Jr
Bellevue
WA, US
Clarence T Tegreene
Bellevue
WA, US
Elizabeth A Sweeney
Seattle
WA, US
Nathan P Myhrvold
Medina
WA, US
Eric C Leuthardt
St. Louis
MO, US
Edward K Y Jung
Bellevue
WA, US
Muriel Y Ishikawa
Livermore
CA, US
Roderick A Hyde
Redmond
WA, US
W Daniel Hillis
Encino
CA, US
Bran Ferren
Beverly Hills
CA, US
Assignee
The Invention Science Fund I
WA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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