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Akira Taniguchi, Sumihiro Uchimura, Tsukasa Ishii, Masanao Hara, Nobuyuki Matsuura, Yasuo Miyano: Endoscope form detecting apparatus in which coil is fixedly mounted by insulating member so that form is not deformed within endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, May 9, 2000: US06059718 (248 worldwide citation)

Magnetic-field generating elements or magnetic-field detecting elements are fixed into an insertion part having elasticity, which is inserted into a subject, by an insulating material while ensuring that forms of the respective magnetic-field generating elements or the respective magnetic-field dete ...


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Akira Taniguchi, Nobuyuki Matsuura, Yasuo Miyano: Endoscope form detecting apparatus in which coil is fixedly mounted by insulating member so that form is not deformed within endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, November 24, 1998: US05840024 (186 worldwide citation)

Magnetic-field generating elements or magnetic-field detecting elements are fixed into an insertion part having elasticity, which is inserted into a subject, by an insulating material such that forms of the respective magnetic-field generating elements or the respective magnetic-field detecting elem ...


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Susumu Takahashi, Akira Takano, Hirofumi Miyanaga, Hisanari Shimazu, Kimihiko Nishioka, Akitoshi Toda, Masaru Shiraiwa, Akira Taniguchi: Imaging apparatus having electrooptic devices comprising a variable focal length lens. Olympus Optical, Cushman Darby & Cushman, September 22, 1992: US05150234 (119 worldwide citation)

An imaging apparatus is provided with a negative lens, a variable focussing lens unit including a material with an electrooptic effect, a light blocking unit, including the material with the electrooptic effect, capable of changing an aperture diameter, and a switch, interlocked with each other, cap ...


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Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi: Therapeutical apparatus of extracorporeal type. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, January 12, 1993: US05178135 (112 worldwide citation)

A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave o ...


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Yoshihiro Okada, Toshiaki Noguchi, Mitsuhiro Ito, Akira Taniguchi, Sumihiro Uchimura: Endoscope apparatus using programmable integrated circuit to constitute internal structure thereof. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, February 9, 1999: US05868666 (80 worldwide citation)

An endoscope apparatus including an endoscope, a supply portion for supplying a required signal or energy to a peripheral unit relating to the endoscope; and a control portion for controlling the supply portion, wherein the control portion is constituted to have at least one field programmable gate ...


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Akira Taniguchi, Kenji Kasama, Jun Hasegawa, Tetsuo Nonami, Hirokazu Nishimura, Katsumi Hirakawa: Method of locating a coil which consists of determining the space occupied by a source coil generating a magnetic field. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, December 7, 1999: US05997473 (73 worldwide citation)

Insertion of a probe comprising an array of 16 source coils through a forceps channel of an electronic endoscope prepares the source coils in the insert of electronic endoscope for use in monitoring work objects. To a bed where a patient lies, are mounted two sets of sensor coils crossing at a right ...


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Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi: Extracoporeal ultrasonic lithotripter with a variable focus. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, November 19, 1991: US05065741 (68 worldwide citation)

A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave o ...


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Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi: Therapeutical apparatus of extracorporeal type. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, January 15, 1991: US04984575 (49 worldwide citation)

A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave o ...


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Akira Taniguchi, Chieko Aizawa, Yasuhiro Yoshizawa, Fumiyuki Onoda, Seiki Toriyama, Takeshi Kawabata, Katsuyoshi Sasagawa, Sumihiro Uchimura, Masanao Hara, Kazutaka Tsuji, Takayasu Miyagi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hiroshi Ishii, Yoshinao Oaki, Tsugio Okazaki, Jun Hasegawa, Yasuo Hirata, Tetsuo Nonami: System for detecting the shape of an endoscope using source coils and sense coils. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, January 28, 2003: US06511417 (47 worldwide citation)

An endoscope shape detection system has a CPU included in a control unit. The CPU performs frequency sampling on digital data to calculate coordinates indicating the spatial positions of source coils incorporated in an insertion unit of an endoscope and of marker coils. An inserted state of the inse ...


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Akira Taniguchi, Chieko Aizawa, Yasuhiro Yoshizawa, Fumiyuki Onoda, Seiki Toriyama, Takeshi Kawabata, Katsuyoshi Sasagawa, Sumihiro Uchimura, Masanao Hara, Kazutaka Tsuji, Takayasu Miyagi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hiroshi Ishii, Yoshinao Oaki, Tsugio Okazaki, Jun Hasegawa, Yasuo Hirata: Endoscope shape detecting apparatus wherein form detecting processing is controlled according to connection state of magnetic field generating means. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, August 13, 2002: US06432041 (44 worldwide citation)

A source coil line-break/short-circuit detecting circuit and a probe connection detecting circuit are provided to the source coil driving circuit unit of an endoscope shape detecting apparatus. The source coil line-break/short-circuit detecting circuit detects line-breaks and short-circuits of the s ...