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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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Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope provided with function of being locked to flexibility of insertion part which is set by flexibility modifying operation member. Olympus Optical, Louis Weinstein, November 2, 1999: US05976074 (157 worldwide citation)

A densely wound coil and a wire which passes through the coil are inserted into a flexible part which has a flexibility. The coil which is fixed in the vicinity of a distal end of the wire has a proximal end thereof which is regulated in movement toward a rearward side by a stopper. The wire which e ...


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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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Ryouji Masubuchi, Osamu Tamada, Yoshihiro Iida, Jin Kira, Hiroki Moriyama, Hidetoshi Saito: Endoscope cover assembly and cover-system endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 24, 1995: US05460168 (145 worldwide citation)

A cover-system endoscope comprises the main body of an endoscope and an endoscope cover assembly for covering the main body of the endoscope. The endoscope cover assembly includes a direction changing means such as a tube body, an erecting base having a hinge section or a balloon for erecting the er ...


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Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope provided with function of being locked to flexibility of insertion part which is set by flexibility modifying operation member. Olympus Optical, Louis Weinstein, September 22, 1998: US05810715 (101 worldwide citation)

A densely wound coil and a wire which passes through the coil are inserted into a flexible part which has a flexibility. The coil which is fixed in the vicinity of a distal end of the wire has a proximal end thereof which is regulated in movement toward a rearward side by a stopper. The wire which e ...


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Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope hood. Olympus Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, July 12, 2005: US06916284 (92 worldwide citation)

An endoscope hood of the present invention is provided with a cylindrical main hood body attached to an endoscope. The main hood body includes a fixing portion located substantially in a center. The fixing portion allows the inner circumferential surface of the main hood body to be forcibly fixed to ...


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Hironobu Takizawa, Hideyuki Adachi, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hisao Yabe, Hiroki Moriyama: Capsule-type medical apparatus. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, March 31, 2009: US07511733 (59 worldwide citation)

A battery self-containing body, which self-contains a battery or a battery accommodating body, which accommodates a battery removably is attached to a capsule body including a drive circuit for driving an imaging device and an illuminating device. Thus, the power supply can be turned ON easily. In a ...


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Koichi Umeyama, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Yasuhiro Ueda, Sakae Takehana, Hiroki Moriyama, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yutaka Fujisawa, Ichiro Takahashi, Masami Hamada, Keiichi Arai, Yutaka Tatsuno, Kenji Yoshino, Tomoki Funakubo: Actuator apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, February 6, 1996: US05490015 (47 worldwide citation)

An actuator apparatus for driving a focus adjusting lens of a focus adjusting mechanism of an endoscope comprises a moving member put in slidable frictional engagement with a base of the endoscope, the moving member having coupling means for coupling with the movable portion within the endoscope, a ...


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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 ...