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Nagasaki Tatsuo, Fujimori Hiroyoshi, Mori Takeshi, Matsui Shinzo, Akamine Yoshikazu, Wakamatsu Seiichi, Morita Kazuhiko: Dot code and information recording/reproducing system for recording/reproducing dot code.. Olympus Optical Co, September 6, 1995: EP0670555-A1 (183 worldwide citation)

A long time optical recording and repeated reproduction of multimedia information is possible. Using a printer system or printing process system, on a recording medium such as a sheet, the so-caled multimedia information in the form of dot codes (36) together with images (32) and characters (34) is ...


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Sakashita Kiyotoshi, Shimizu Toru, Hashiguchi Toshihiko, Kimura Kenichi, Sasaki Katsumi, Murakami Eiji, Iida Koji, Kikuchi Yasuhiko, Sugai Toshiya: Medical instument for use in combination with endoscopes. Olympus Optical Co, February 6, 2002: EP1177771-A1 (144 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument (1) for use in combination with an endoscope having an operating shaft (12) and a pair of tongs (5). The instrument (1) has a drive mechanism (8) provided between the operating shaft (12) and the tongs (5), for opening and closing the tongs (5). The drive mechanism (8) can apply ...


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Okada Takao, Nakamura Takeaki, Nishioka Kimihiko, Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Kouchi Toshihito, Tomsbechi Hideo: Liquid crystal lens having a variable focal length. Olympus Optical Co, July 9, 1986: GB2169417-A (115 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal lens having variable focal length includes a cell in which a liquid crystal (6) is confined. The magnitude of a voltage applied across the liquid crystal may be changed to control the focal length of the lens. The cell is defined by transparent plates (1, 2), at least part of which ...


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Matsuno Kiyotaka, Sato Yukio, Sadamasa Akihito, Shinozuka Minoru, Yanuma Yutaka: Endoscope operative instrument. Olympus Optical Co, October 23, 1996: EP0738501-A1 (111 worldwide citation)

An endoscope operative instrument according to the invention is adapted to be introduced into the interior of the body through the channel of an endoscope and permit a manipulating force of a remote manipulating section (4) to be transmitted to an operating section (2) on a distal end site, thereby ...


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Masaaki Hayashi, Koichiro Ishihara, Yutaka Ohshima, Yutaka Yanagawa, Motoyuki Tagawa, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Makoto Inaba, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Hiroki Hibino, Hiroyuki Sasa: Radioactive ray detecting therapeutic apparatus. Olympus Optical Co, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, May 14, 1991: US05014708 (83 worldwide citation)

The radioactive ray detecting therapeutic apparatus of the present invention has an insertable part to be inserted toward an affected part. A therapeutic apparatus for treating the affected part, and a radioactive ray detecting apparatus for detecting radioactive rays discharged out of the affected ...


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Fumihiro Sasaki, Hiroshi Shinmen, Akira Suzuki, Keiichi Arai: Flexible, multilayered tube. Japan GORE TEX, Olympus Optical Co, Wayne D House, August 4, 1998: US05789047 (82 worldwide citation)

A flexible, multilayered tube with superior chemical resistance, heat resistance, and airtightness, as well as superior flexibility and resistance of the inner surface to staining. The tube comprises a flexible, multilayered tube having a first layer comprised of a non-porous polytetrafluoroethylene ...


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Oota Yoshinori, Okada Takao, Mimura Yoshiyuki, Yamada Hidetoshi, Mihara Takashi, Isono Yasuo, Morimoto Masamichi: Memory cell and multidimensinal memory device constituted by arranging the memory cells.. Olympus Optical Co, November 7, 1990: EP0395886-A2 (71 worldwide citation)

A memory cell (10) includes a nonlinear conductivity element (12) constituted by an insulating layer (16; 56; 102) and conductor layers (18a, 18b; 86c, 100) opposite to each other to sandwich the insulating layer (16; 56; 102), and a charge holding element (Ca) which has charge holding characteristi ...


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Kogasaka Takahiro, Ogawa Akihisa, Nakada Akio, Kimura Shuichi, Kobayashi Norio, Kuramochi Makoto: A cavity retaining tool for bone surgery, a cavity retaining tool for general surgery, an endoscopic surgery system involving the use of a cavity retaining tool, and a procedure for surgery. Olympus Optical Co, November 19, 1997: EP0807415-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

The cavity-retaining tool for bone surgery of this invention comprises: a cavity-retaining sheath (1) which is inserted into the body and forms a cavity to act as a work space for bone surgery; a treatment channel (11) which is placed in the cavity-retaining sheath (1), and guides treatment tools ne ...


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Tamagawa Akira, Ozaki Kazuho, Makino Tohru, Miyakawa Atsuo: Fluorescence microscope system.. Olympus Optical Co, November 2, 1989: EP0339582-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

A fluorescence microscope system for measuring the analytical characteristic of a sample (10) from either the fluorescence spectrum or excitation spectrum of the fluorescence probe introduced in the sample (10). In this system, an interference filter (5) allows the passage of only an excitation ligh ...