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Hisao Ogiu, Hideki Shimonaka: Apparatus for suturing coeliac tissues. Olympus Optical, November 25, 1980: US04235238 (819 worldwide citation)

A coeliac tissue-suturing apparatus comprising a flexible tubular member having a passage extending therethrough and inserted into a channel of an endoscope, a needle having one end concentrically fixed to that end of the tubular member which is inserted into the endoscope and having the other end m ...


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Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahiro Ishikawa, Koichi Kawashima, Hideki Shimonaka, Koji Kanbara, Takayuki Suzuki, Hiroki Moriyama, Yasuhito Kura, Akira Suzuki: Endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 9, 2000: US06059719 (326 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of endoscope modules having different treatment instruments mounted therein, an endoscope to which the endoscope modules can be attached, and a coupling member fixed to the distal part of an insertion unit of the endo ...


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Yoshio Onuki, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideki Shimonaka: Endoscopic suture apparatus. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, June 20, 2006: US07063715 (282 worldwide citation)

A holding member has an opening portion which opens to an distal end. The opening portion, the distal end of an endoscope and a holding member define a treatment space. A clamping member can project and retreat from and into the opening portion through the treatment space. The puncture member can mo ...


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Hideki Shimonaka: Device for operating a coeliac tubular member-closing implement. Olympus Optical, April 27, 1982: US04326531 (138 worldwide citation)

A device for operating the coeliac tubular member-closing implement comprises an outer tube, a hollow cylindrical needle which is inserted into the outer tube and whose forward end portion contains the coeliac tubular member-closing implement, a push tube for forcing the coeliac tubular member-closi ...


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Yuta Okada, Yoshio Onuki, Hideki Shimonaka, Koichi Kawashima: Endoscope suitable to body cavity. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, February 16, 2010: US07662089 (71 worldwide citation)

An endoscope for treatment suitable to the treatment in a body cavity comprises an elongated soft observing optical unit having at least an observing optical system; and a unit inserting tool having a unit inserting channel in which the observing optical unit is inserted and a treatment tool inserti ...


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Hideki Shimonaka, Yosuke Yoshimoto, Masaaki Nakazawa: Suction control unit for an endoscope. Olympus Optical, January 3, 1989: US04794913 (69 worldwide citation)

In a suction control unit used with an endoscope having a channel, a tubular main body has a suction port in the side wall and a bore and in the bore, an inner tube with a through hole communicating with the channel of the endoscope is installed. A sliding tube is located slidably in the axial direc ...


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Hideki Shimonaka, Yosuke Yoshimoto, Masaaki Nakazawa: Endoscopic fluid changing device. Olympus Optical, April 12, 1988: US04736732 (42 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a construction of an endoscopic fluid changing device which, attached to an endoscope, regulates the flow of a fluid in a channel of the endoscope. The fluid changing device comprises a cylindrical casing having a suction port, in the side wall thereof, a channel pipe provided in the ce ...


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Ko Kimura, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Takayuki Suzuki, Junichi Muramatsu, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Hideki Shimonaka: Living tissue ligation device. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, June 1, 2010: US07727247 (33 worldwide citation)

This invention includes a clip having arms which grip living tissue, a press tube serving as a clamping member which is fitted and mounted on the clip to close the arms of the clip, a coupling member which can be inserted into the press tube and engages with the clip, and projections serving as lock ...


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Yoshio Onuki, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideki Shimonaka: Endoscopic suture apparatus. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, August 17, 2010: US07776066 (23 worldwide citation)

A holding member has an opening portion which opens to an distal end. The opening portion, the distal end of an endoscope and a holding member define a treatment space. A clamping member can project and retreat from and into the opening portion through the treatment space. The puncture member can mo ...