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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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Yasuhiro Ueda, Sakae Takehana, Hideyuki Adachi, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Takeaki Nakamura, Masakazu Gotanda, Masaaki Hayashi: Guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 28, 1997: US05681260 (312 worldwide citation)

A guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object is provided with an insertable body to be inserted into an inspected object, a guided part provided in at least a part of the insertable body and to be magnetically guided and a guiding device provided outside the inspecte ...


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Sakae Takehana, Yasuhiro Ueda, Masakazu Gotanda, Tomohisa Sakurai, Hideyuki Adachi: Apparatus for bending an insertion section of an endoscope using a shape memory alloy. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, June 5, 1990: US04930494 (287 worldwide citation)

The distal end of an insertion section of an endoscope is divided into a plurality of segments each including a pair of SMA coils which are arranged symmetrically with respect to an axis and memorize a close-winding shape. As the SMA coils recovers their memorized shape, the distal end of the insert ...


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Shuichi Takayama, Akio Nakada, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Takeaki Nakamura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Yasuhiro Ueda, Hideyuki Adachi, Masakazu Gotanda, Koji Fujio, Katsunori Sakiyama, Masaaki Hayashi: Treating instrument. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, December 13, 1994: US05372124 (184 worldwide citation)

A treating instrument for medical treatment, comprises an insertion section to be inserted into a body cavity of a patient, biopsying forceps provided at a distal end of the insertion section, a pair of cups provided at the forceps, a grip member connected to an operator-end side of the insertion se ...


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Hideyuki Adachi, Sakae Takehana, Yasuhiro Ueda, Yasuo Hirata, Kazuhiro Takahashi: Bending actuator having a coil sheath with a fixed distal end and a free proximal end. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, July 2, 1996: US05531664 (158 worldwide citation)

A bending drive member to bend a bending member is arranged to extend in the direction of length of an elongate tube having flexibility, and attached to near the distal end of the tube with the distal end of the bending drive member being restricted in its position. The bending member drive member c ...


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Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideyuki Adachi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hisao Yabe: Capsule-type medical device and medical system. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, October 4, 2005: US06951536 (148 worldwide citation)

The capsule-type medical device in accordance with the present invention is advanced the inside of the somatic cavities and lumens of humans being or animals for conducting examination, therapy, or treatment. The capsule-type medical device comprises a plurality of hard units and a soft linking unit ...


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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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Shuichi Takayama, Takeaki Nakamura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Akio Nakada, Yasuhiro Ueda, Hideyuki Adachi, Katsunori Sakiyama, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Koji Fujio, Masaaki Hayashi, Shinji Kaneko, Yasuo Hirata, Toshimasa Kawai: Multi-degree of freedom manipulator. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, April 29, 1997: US05624380 (121 worldwide citation)

A multi-degree-of-freedom manipulator includes a flexible tube having a plurality of flex portions provided therealong, a plurality of actuators made of shape memory alloy and respectively provided near the flex portions to correspond to the flex portions, for flexing the flex portions, two common e ...


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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 ...