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Aoki Harumi, Morisawa Tahei, Ogawa Kimiaki, Mogamiya Makoto: A mode changing device for a camera. Asahi Optical, August 4, 1993: GB2263841-A (106 worldwide citation)

A mode changing device for a camera having a date/time function comprises a function mode switch (18) for selecting a camera function mode from a plurality of camera function modes that are available to be changed on said camera, including a date mode and a time mode. A mode actuator switch (19) is ...


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Nakajima Masaaki, Nakanishi Taichi, Ninomiya Ichiro, Nakamura Tetsuya, Fushimi Masahiro, Eguchi Masaru, Ohara Kenichi: Imaging instrument for capusle endoscope. Asahi Optical, August 21, 2001: JP2001-224553 (71 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a small-sized imaging instrument for capsule endoscope with small power consumption.SOLUTION: This imaging device for capsule endoscope comprises a lighting means for lighting a subject part within a body cavity, an image sensor having a photoelectric converting mean ...


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Nakajima Masaaki, Nakanishi Taichi, Ninomiya Ichiro, Nakamura Tetsuya, Fushimi Masahiro, Eguchi Masaru, Ohara Kenichi: Capsule endoscope. Asahi Optical, August 21, 2001: JP2001-224551 (48 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a miniaturized capsule endoscope capable of receiving power supply when required.SOLUTION: This capsule endoscope comprises a lighting means for lighting in vivo and an imaging means for talking the image of the part lighted by the lighting means, which are provided ...


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Hirayama Yasuhiko C O Asahi Ko, Ikata Haruko, Ojima Satoshi, Matsuzaki Hiromi: Artificial intervertebral disc.. Asahi Optical, May 31, 1989: EP0317972-A1 (47 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disc (10) comprising a pair of end bodies (1) which are provided, on their outer surfaces, with apatite layers (4) and a medical synthetic polymeric intermediate (3) which is held between the end bodies (1) through connecting members (2).


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Ichitsuka Takeshi, Yokoo Akihiko: Porous calcium phosphate based bone prosthesis.. Asahi Optical, May 18, 1988: EP0267624-A2 (43 worldwide citation)

A porous calcium phosphate based bone prosthesis having open pores with an average size of 0.01-2,000 mu m and closed pores with an average size of 0.01-30 mu m. The bone prosthesis has both good workability and an adequate degree of biocompatibility.


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Tanaka Hitoshi: Focal point adjusting device for zoom lens. Asahi Optical, June 16, 1993: GB2262356-A (40 worldwide citation)

Appareil photo (10) comportant une pluralité de groupes de lentilles mobiles (11, 12, 13) qui constituent un objectif zoom, et un dispositif qui est utilisé pour ajuster la position du groupe de lentilles le plus en arrière (13) de la pluralité de groupes de lentilles mobiles dans la direction de l' ...


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Nomura Hiroshi, Azegami Kazuyoshi, Sasaki Takamitsu: Lens cam mechanism with tapered slot and follower and stopper. Asahi Optical, June 14, 2000: GB2344662-A (40 worldwide citation)

A cam mechanism used for a photographic lens has a movable barrel (19) and a cam ring (17) fitted on the movable barrel such that the moving barrel is movable relative to the cam ring along an optical axis of the photographic lens. The cam mechanism includes: at least one tapered cam slot (17b) form ...


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Nomura Hiroshi, Azegami Kazuyoshi, Sasaki Takamitsu: Lens barrel having a linear guide mechanism. Asahi Optical, June 14, 2000: GB2344661-A (40 worldwide citation)

A lens barrel (10) is disclosed that includes a barrel (12) provided on an inner periphery thereof with a linear guide groove (12b) extending in a direction of an optical axis of the lens barrel and an annular member (17) arranged concentrically with the barrel. The annular member is provided with a ...


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Nomura Hiroshi, Azegami Kazuyoshi, Sasaki Takamitsu: Lens barrel having a linear guide groove. Asahi Optical, July 30, 1997: GB2309551-A (40 worldwide citation)

A lens barrel 10 includes: an outer barrel 12 provided on an inner periphery thereof with a first thread 12a and at least one linear guide groove 12bi intersecting the first thread and extending in a direction of an optical axis of the lens barrel; a middle barrel 16 provided on an outer periphery t ...


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Nomura Hiroshi, Yamazaki Yoshihiro, Okuda Isao, Nakamura Satoshi: Lens barrel. Asahi Optical, September 25, 2002: JP2002-277719 (40 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain a zoom lens barrel where a cam groove in which a follower pin is smoothly actuated in formed on the cam ring without making the diameter of the cam ring large even when the number of lens groups is increased, and which can restrain the lowering of the strength of the ...