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Minoru Tsuruta, Toshihiko Suzuta, Akio Nakada, Seiji Kuramoto, Hiroki Hibino, Shiro Bito, Akito Mukaizawa: Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, November 21, 1995: US05467911 (708 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a surgical device for applying surgical fasteners to body tissues in order to fasten the body tissues together. The device comprises an operation section having a housing having an inner space completely sealed from the outside, drive elements electrically driven and arranged in ...


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Akira Suzuki, Hiroki Hibino, Yoshikatsu Nagayama deceased, Akemi Nagayama heiress, Yuuki Nagayama heir, Motokazu Nakamura: Endoscope apparatus capable of being switched to a mode in which a curvature operating lever is returned and to a mode in which the curvature operating lever is not returned. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, August 19, 1997: US05658238 (223 worldwide citation)

A curvature section provided in an insertable section is curved in response to a curving instructing signal output by the operation of a curving operating switch. In case the curving operating switch is of a joy stick type having an operating lever, in response to the operation of a switching switch ...


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Katsunori Sakiyama, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Hiroki Hibino, Yutaka Takahashi, Sakae Takehana, Yoshihito Shimizu, Yoshinao Oaki, Koji Koda: Apparatus for detecting insertion condition of endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, December 28, 1993: US05273025 (209 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for detecting an endoscopic inserting condition. The apparatus includes an irradiation arrangement for applying electromagnetic waves to the inside of an organism from outside the organism, an electromagnetic wave reception arrangement which is disposed in an insert section ...


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Koichiro Ishihara, Masaya Yoshihara, Ryouji Masubuchi, Fumiaki Ishii, Shinji Hatta, Hiroki Hibino, Yutaka Ohshima, Masaaki Hayashi: Laser beam treatment device for an endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 21, 1990: US04950267 (206 worldwide citation)

A laser beam irradiation apparatus comprising a laser generating device, a laser beam irradiation probe for applying a laser beam from the laser generating device to a region of an object of irradiation, an ultrasonic transmitter/receiver for emitting ultrasonic waves toward the region to which the ...


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Yutaka Takahashi, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Hiroki Hibino, Katsunori Sakiyama, Yoshihito Shimizu, Sakae Takehana, Yoshinao Oaki, Koji Koda, Yoshinobu Soeda, Masato Toda, Toshiaki Noguchi, Yuichi Yamada, Akira Osawa: Insertion position and orientation state pickup for endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 19, 1993: US05253647 (201 worldwide citation)

A position and orientation state pickup is designed to detect the position and orientation state of an endoscope inserted into a living body without any adverse effect on the living body, which is often observed in X-ray analysis. The position and orientation state pickup, generating an electro-magn ...


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Masahiro Kudo, Kuniaki Kami, Hiroki Hibino, Hitoshi Mizuno, Akihiro Horii, Susumu Takahashi, Noriyuki Tateyama: Image tracking endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, November 17, 1998: US05836869 (173 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system having an endoscope, a scope holder holding the endoscope, a magnetic three-dimensional position sensor, and a TV monitor. The sensor detects the position of an object and generates data representing this position. According to the data, the view field of the endoscope is switche ...


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Tatsuya Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Shinji Hatta, Masakazu Gotanda, Hitoshi Karasawa, Hiroshi Sasaki, Tadao Hagino, Hiroki Hibino: Ultrasonic vibration treatment apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, December 25, 1990: US04979952 (150 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic vibration treatment apparatus comprising an ultrasonic vibration treatment device including an ultrasonic vibrator and an ultrasonic wave transmitter probe, a detecting element opposing the transmitter for applying light to the transmitter and receiving the light reflected from the tra ...


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Akihiko Yajima, Tetsuo Nonami, Masahiko Sasaki, Masao Uehara, Takashi Tsukaya, Kenichi Kikuchi, Hiroki Hibino, Takao Tsuruoka, Hiromasa Suzuki: Stereo endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, September 5, 1989: US04862873 (133 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed which includes a first and a second optical guides inserted in an elongated insertion portion thereof, and which can transmit an optical image, and an optical system with a function of imaging at the end surface of the optical guide. By transmitting an illuminating light fr ...


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Hiroki Hibino: Endoscope system providing mutual operative communication between the drive control means and the video signal control means. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, September 14, 1993: US05243967 (130 worldwide citation)

The principal object of the present invention is to provide an endoscope system for making endoscope system operating information easily available and ensuring improved operability. The endoscope system comprises an endoscope to be inserted into body cavities, a light source for supplying illuminati ...