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Minoru Tsuruta, Shiro Bito, Shuichi Kimura, Akito Mukaizawa, Seiji Kuramoto, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Akio Nakata, Akihiro Taguchi, Kazuhiko Oozeki, Hitoshi Mizno, Shuichi Takayama, Yoshinao Oaki, Keisuke Saito, Toshihiko Suzuta: Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, February 14, 1995: US05389098 (932 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues, comprises an insertion section extending from an operation section for insertion into a body cavity, stapling member connected to a distal end of the insertion section, for treating body tissues with a high-frequency current within a body ca ...


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Seiji Kuramoto, Shiro Bito, Minoru Tsuruta, Shuichi Kimura, Akito Mukaizawa, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Akihiro Taguchi, Akio Nakada: Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, March 7, 1995: US05395030 (780 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues, which comprises a staple-applying section containing a plurality of staples, a staple pusher incorporated in the staple-applying section, for applying the staples, an anvil section for deforming the staples, thereby to staple the body tissue ...


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Akinobu Uchikubo, Akihiro Taguchi, Junichi Onishi, Kyou Imagawa, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Yukiko Nagaoka, Yoshito Ichikawa, Mamoru Kaneko, Tsutomu Hirai, Kuniaki Kami, Satoshi Takemoto, Kouji Tanikawa, Kenji Harano, Hiroshi Takahashi, Makoto Tsunakawa, Kenya Inomata: System control apparatus, medical system control apparatus and image-plane display method of medical system control apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 21, 1997: US05678568 (228 worldwide citation)

A medical system control apparatus including a plurality of pieces of medical equipment having respective identification numbers thereof individually, and having display portions on which setting conditions or operating conditions are displayed and operating portions for modifying the setting condit ...


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Akihiro Taguchi, Akira Shiga: Observation assisting forceps. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, March 20, 1990: US04909789 (180 worldwide citation)

Observation assisting forceps wherein a shaft member is retractably inserted through a hollow sheath, a plurality of linear members given a characteristic of expanding on the tip sides are provided at the front end of this shaft member and spherical parts are provided at the tips of the respective l ...


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Nobuaki Akui, Satoshi Honma, Iwao Kanamori, Susumu Takahashi, Toyoharu Hanzawa, Takashi Fukaya, Hitoshi Karasawa, Tetsumaru Kubota, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Akihiko Mochida, Akihiro Taguchi, Akio Nakada, Kenji Yoshino, Atsushi Kidawara: Three-dimensional vision endoscope with position adjustment means for imaging device and visual field mask. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, November 26, 1996: US05577991 (151 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional vision endoscopic apparatus according to the present invention comprises a pair of optical systems for transmitting an image of a subject as two subject images having a parallax between them, a pair of imaging devices for picking up subject images transmitted by the optical syste ...


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Tatsuya Kubota, Takashi Fukaya, Koji Yasunaga, Masanori Kaneda, Hitoshi Karasawa, Kyo Imagawa, Tetsumaru Kubota, Hideyuki Adachi, Yoshinao Oaki, Kenji Yoshino, Masaya Yoshihara, Hitoshi Mizuno, Akihiro Taguchi, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Masaaki Hayashi: Apparatus for holding a medical instrument in place. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, December 16, 1997: US05697939 (129 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for holding a medical instrument, such as an endoscope, in place without exerting an undue force on an insertion hole in an abdominal cavity of a subject even when the arm of a scope-holding section is unlocked, includes a four-link parallelogram mechanism. The four-link parallelogram m ...


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Susumu Takahashi, Masao Uehara, Shingo Kato, Atsushi Kidawara, Katsuyuki Saito, Masahito Goto, Wataru Ohno, Iwao Kanamori, Toyoharu Hanzawa, Kenji Yoshino, Akio Nakada, Akihiro Taguchi, Nobuaki Akui, Hitoshi Karasawa, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Akihiko Mochida, Takashi Fukaya, Shinji Yamashita, Akira Murata, Hideki Koyanagi, Keisuke Saito: Stereoscopic endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, December 31, 1996: US05588948 (76 worldwide citation)

A stereoscopic endoscope including an objective lens system for forming an image of an object which objective lens system is arranged at the front end of an inserting section and has a single optical axis; an image transmission device coaxially arranged with the objective lens system and adapted to ...


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Tetsumaru Kubota, Akira Shiga, Akio Nakada, Syuichi Takayama, Ryouichi Konou, Yasuhiro Ueda, Hitoshi Karasawa, Tatsuo Nagasaki, Koji Taguchi, Hiroyoshi Fujimori, Shinichi Imade, Shinji Hatta, Yutaka Ohshima, Hiroyuki Kusunoki, Toshiki Terayama, Masaaki Hayashi, Tadao Hagino, Akihiro Taguchi: Medical treatment device utilizing ultrasonic wave. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, February 5, 1991: US04989588 (63 worldwide citation)

A medical treatment device for resecting, e.g., a prostate or breaking a bladder stone, which includes a vibrator for generating ultrasonic vibrations, a horn connected to the vibrator, a casing for accommodating the vibrator and the horn, a probe connected to the front portion of the horn to transm ...


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Tetsumaru Kubota, Tatsuo Nagasaki, Koji Taguchi, Hiroyoshi Fujimori, Akio Nakada, Syuichi Takayama, Daisaku Negoro, Toshiki Terayama, Hiroyuki Kusunoki, Shinji Hatta, Hitoshi Karasawa, Masaaki Hayashi, Tadao Hagino, Akihiro Taguchi: Resecting device for living organism tissue utilizing ultrasonic vibrations. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, September 10, 1991: US05047043 (53 worldwide citation)

A medical resecting device is disclosed in which, a living organism tissue is resected with ultrasonic vibrations while the corresponding body cavity is observed with an optical observation pipe. The resecting device includes an ultrasonic vibrator for generating ultrasonic vibrations, a horn connec ...


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Akihiro Taguchi: Rigid endoscope of oblique window type. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein & Kubovcik, October 7, 1986: US04615333 (52 worldwide citation)

A lens tube capable to view obliquely forwards through an observation optical system having the oblique tip face inclined from a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of tubular sheath tube comprising the outer periphery of probe of endoscope is arranged eccentrically from the central axis of ...