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Kuniaki Kami, Hideyuki Adachi, Koichi Umeyama, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Seiji Yamaguchi, Eiichi Fuse, Michio Sato, Masakazu Nakamura, Yasundo Tanaka, Takashi Fukaya, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Katsuya Suzuki: Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, August 23, 1994: US05339799 (648 worldwide citation)

A medical system according to the present invention comprises a medical apparatus including an operation unit manipulated by a surgeon and a treatment section formed away from the operation unit for treating a subject, a detector or a pressure sensor for detecting a state of contact between the subj ...


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Mamoru Kaneko, Kuniaki Kami, Masakazu Gotanda, Shuichi Takayam, Ichiro Nakamura, Kazunari Nakamura, Eiichi Fuse, Susumu Takahashi, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Hiromasa Suzuki: Examined body interior information observing apparatus by using photo-pulses controlling gains for depths. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, April 26, 1994: US05305759 (181 worldwide citation)

A photo-pulse from a photo-pulse generating apparatus is branched, where one branch is radiated to an examined body and the reflected light reflected within the examined body is delayed in time in proportion to the depth from the surface of the examined body and is led to a time-analyzing reflected ...


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Ichiro Takahashi, Minoru Okada, Satoshi Tatami, Tsutomu Yamamoto, Masahiro Kumakura, Hideki Okuwa, Hiroaki Noda, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Tatsuya Ito, Eiichi Fuse, Masaaki Hayashi, Katsuya Suzuki: Industrial endoscope system having a rotary treatment member. Olympus Optical, Armstrong & Kubovcik, October 20, 1992: US05155941 (178 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an industrial endoscope system having a rotary treatment member, attached to a hard top part at a distal end of an insertion unit, for effecting a treatment such as grinding by rotating this treatment member itself. The system includes a moving means for making a distal end of the treat ...


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Kuniaki Kami, Hideyuki Adachi, Koichi Umeyama, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Seiji Yamaguchi, Eiichi Fuse, Michio Sato, Masakazu Nakamura, Yasundo Tanaka, Takashi Fukaya, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Katsuya Suzuki: Endoscope system with automatic control according to movement of an operator. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, September 24, 1996: US05558619 (96 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system includes a movement detector for detecting an operator's movement, a signal processor for processing a signal the detector detects, and a control for controlling drive which drives a medical device according to an output signal of the signal processor. The endoscope system bends ...


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Shuichi Takayama, Masaaki Hayashi, Eiichi Fuse, Koichiro Ishiwara, Mutsumi Yoshikawa, Motoyuki Tagawa, Makoto Inaba: Radioactive ray detecting endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, February 18, 1992: US05088492 (87 worldwide citation)

A radioactive ray detecting endoscope comprises an elongated insertable part having an observing window in the tip part, an imaging apparatus converting an image of an observed part obtained through the observing window to an electric signal and a radioactive ray detecting apparatus detecting radioa ...


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Kuniaki Kami, Hideyuki Adachi, Koichi Umeyama, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Seiji Yamaguchi, Eiichi Fuse, Michio Sato, Masakazu Nakamura, Yasundo Tanaka, Takashi Fukaya, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Katsuya Suzuki: Medical system having object information reproduction means for palpation. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 4, 1994: US05351677 (61 worldwide citation)

A medical system has a detecting device for detecting three dimensional image information about a living body, a signal processing circuit for processing the image signal transmitted from the detecting device, and an object information reproduction device. The object information reproduction device ...


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Mitsugu Nagayoshi, Atsushi Miyazaki, Hirofumi Miyanaga, Sakae Takehana, Hideyuki Adachi, Yasuhiro Ueda, Eiichi Fuse, Yoshisada Aoki: Endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, January 19, 1993: US05179934 (53 worldwide citation)

An endoscope comprises an insertion section, and this insertion section has a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a bendable portion located between the distal and proximal end portions. A fluid-pressure actuator is coupled to the insertion section, so as to bend the bendable portion. Th ...


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Tomohisa Sakurai, Masakazu Gotanda, Toshihiko Suzuta, Tatsuya Kubota, Kazuya Hijii, Yuichi Ikeda, Hitoshi Karasawa, Hiroaki Kagawa, Eiichi Fuse, Tetsumaru Kubota, Tadao Hagino: Ultrasonic treating apparatus with device for inhibiting drive when ultrasonic element is determined to be defective. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 27, 1991: US05042460 (16 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic treating apparatus includes an inpedance detection unit for detecting the impedance of an ultrasonic vibration element for transmitting ultrasonic vibrations and a determining unit for determining whether the ultrasonic vibration element is good or not. If the ultrasonic vibration elem ...


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Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Ichiro Takahashi, Morihide Mizumoto, Saburo Hosono, Tutomu Yamamoto, Minoru Okada, Shinichi Nishigaki, Yoshio Shishido, Kazuhiro Misono, Atsushi Miyazaki, Yasuhiro Ueda, Toshiaki Nishikori, Takeaki Nakamura, Eiichi Fuse, Akibumi Ishikawa, Yoshisada Aoki: Borescope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, March 17, 1992: US05096292 (15 worldwide citation)

A borescope apparatus comprising a flexible insertion section, a jet port formed at the insertion section, a moving device for supplying a compressed fluid to the jet port, whereby the insertion section is moved by an impellent force of the fluid ejected from the jet port, and a stabilizing device f ...


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Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Yoshio Shishido, Masahiro Kumakura, Morihide Mizumoto, Morihide Tojo, Ryouji Masubuchi, Atsushi Miyazaki, Satoshi Tagami, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Shinichi Nishigaki, Yasuhiro Ueda, toshiaki Nishikiori, Kunio Kinoshita, Takeaki Nakamura, Eiichi Fuse, Yoshisada Aoki, Kazuhiro Misono: Borescope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, February 12, 1991: US04991957 (15 worldwide citation)

A borescope apparatus having a borescope and a pressurized fluid supply device. The borescope has an operation unit and an insertion unit. The insertion unit comprises a bending tube portion, a jet port member coupled to a proximal end of the bending tube portion, and a flexible tube portion. The be ...