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Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Louis Weinstein, March 23, 1999: US05885208 (41 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system has a first endoscope in which a hardness variation mechanism for use in adjusting the hardness level of a soft part of an insertion unit is incorporated in the soft part, and at least one second endoscope having a soft part. A range of levels of the adjustable hardness of the so ...


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Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope capable of varying hardness of flexible part of insertion unit thereof. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, March 20, 2001: US06203494 (38 worldwide citation)

An endoscope capable of varying the hardness of a soft part of an insertion unit thereof includes a hardness adjustment unit and a location changing mechanism. The hardness adjustment unit includes an elongated coil and a wire lying through the coil, and adjusts the hardness of the soft part of the ...


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Chieko Aizawa, Akira Taniguchi, Jun Hasegawa, Katsuyoshi Sasagawa, Seiki Toriyama, Takayasu Miyagi, Tsugio Okazaki, Hiroki Moriyama, Yasuo Hirata, Hiroshi Ishii, Yoshinao Oaki: 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, July 8, 2003: US06589163 (36 worldwide citation)

An endoscope shape detecting system displays an endoscope image and an insertion form image simultaneously on a display means. A first memory stores an endoscope image and a second memory stores an insertion form image. A control device controls a switching action such that the insertion form image ...


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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 Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, August 10, 2004: US06773394 (21 worldwide citation)

An endoscope shape detection system has a CPU included in a control unit. The CPU performs frequency sampling of digital data to calculate coordinates indicating the spatial positions of source coils incorporated in an insertion unit of an endoscope received in a patient and of marker coils placed o ...


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Kota Ishibiki, Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope hood member and endoscope system. Olympus Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, February 15, 2005: US06855108 (16 worldwide citation)

It is provided an endoscope apparatus including an observing device that displays an observation view area. The observation view area is displayed on the observing device of this endoscope as a non-circular observed image. A hood member is mounted on an end of an inserted section of the endoscope an ...


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Hiroki Moriyama: Cover-sheathed endoscope. Olympus Optical, David E Dougherty, December 9, 1997: US05695449 (10 worldwide citation)

An operating portion cover for covering an operating portion of a cover-sheathed endoscope is provided with a finger putting portion to which a finger of the operator can be put in order to operate a movable operating member such as a bending operation knob inside of the operating portion cover. The ...


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Hiroki Moriyama: Endoscope device. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, January 20, 2004: US06679835 (10 worldwide citation)

The endoscope device comprises an endoscope suitable for high temperature autoclave sterilization, an endoscope not suitable for high temperature autoclave sterilization, an external endoscope device to which these endoscopes are connected, and an identification part for identifying whether the endo ...


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Hiroki Moriyama, Takehiro Nishiie, Seisuke Takase, Masaaki Miyagi, Atsushi Watanabe: Method for high-temperature high-pressure steam sterilization treatment of endoscope and endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, July 15, 2008: US07399273 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for autoclave sterilization of an endoscope 2 of the present invention includes the step of making a space, which is defined by the outer side of a channel and an outer covering member of the endoscope 2, communicate with the outside of the endoscope, while at least one end of the channel c ...


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Hiroki Moriyama, Takehiro Nishiie, Atsushi Watanabe: Sterilizing container and endoscopic system. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, August 9, 2011: US07993602 (6 worldwide citation)

A sterilizing container houses an endoscope having openings and an inner region communicating with the openings at a time of an autoclave sterilization. In the sterilizing container, a gap portion of a predetermined volume is formed at a position to which the opening faces when the endoscope is hous ...


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Hiroki Moriyama, Seisuke Takase, Masaaki Miyagi: Endoscope system and endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, March 29, 2011: US07914444 (5 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system includes a first endoscope that includes a first distal end portion, a first observation window provided at the first distal end portion, a first objective optical system optically coupled to the first observation window and having a first viewing angle, and a first treatment ins ...