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Raifu Matsui, Ryuta Sekine, Keiichi Arai: Endoscopic surgery apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C, March 5, 2002: US06352503 (824 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an endoscopic surgery apparatus for performing treating operation in a body cavity of a patient with the use of treating tools in combination with an endoscope, in which insertion sections allowing the insertion of treating tools are externally arranged in a side ...


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Hitoshi Mizuno, Yuichi Ikeda, Toshimasa Kawai, Toshinari Maeda, Koji Takamura, Keiichi Arai, Raifu Matsui, Atsushi Amano, Kazuhiko Arai, Hiroyuki Fukuda: Endoscope holder and endoscope device. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, May 27, 2003: US06569084 (102 worldwide citation)

An endoscope device is provided which includes a manipulation portion and an inserted portion connected thereto, and an endoscope holder is provided at an elevated position, for example, on a ceiling. The endoscope device is rotatably suspended from the endoscope holder with its inserted portion ext ...


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Keiichi Arai, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Keita Suzuki, Yoshihiko Sugi, Koichi Kawashima, Masahiro Ishikawa: Treatment apparatus for endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, February 10, 2004: US06689130 (93 worldwide citation)

A treatment apparatus to treat a tissue in a body cavity is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a base disposed in the vicinity of a tip-end portion of an endoscope, and an in-tissue inserting portion including a base end supported by the base and a tip end insertable in the tissue in the body cavity ...


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Fumihiro Sasaki, Hiroshi Shinmen, Akira Suzuki, Keiichi Arai: Flexible, multilayered tube. Japan GORE TEX, Olympus Optical Co, Wayne D House, August 4, 1998: US05789047 (82 worldwide citation)

A flexible, multilayered tube with superior chemical resistance, heat resistance, and airtightness, as well as superior flexibility and resistance of the inner surface to staining. The tube comprises a flexible, multilayered tube having a first layer comprised of a non-porous polytetrafluoroethylene ...


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Raifu Matsui, Keiichi Arai, Ryuta Sekine: Endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, October 1, 2002: US06458074 (78 worldwide citation)

An endoscope is provided which has a first forceps raising base and a second forceps raising base. The first forceps raising base is provided at a distal end opening of a first treating tool insertion channel formed at a distal end of an insertion section, and is adapted to be raised in a first dire ...


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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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Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Ito, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Keiichi Arai: Endoscope system including endoscope and disposable protection cover. Olympus Optical, July 20, 1999: US05924977 (42 worldwide citation)

In an endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section insertable into a cavity under inspection and an operation section having at least one operation switch, the operation section being connected to a proximal end of the insertion section and a disposable protection cover having ...


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Toshinari Maeda, Haruhiko Ueno, Keiichi Arai, Yuichi Ikeda, Takayasu Miyagi: Electrically-bent endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, August 23, 2005: US06932761 (41 worldwide citation)

An electrically-bent endoscope includes a bend driving portion for bending a bending portion. The bend driving portion has a motor for generating driving force, a gear train for transmitting driving force generated in the motor, a sprocket for converting driving force of the motor to a back and fort ...


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Yuichi Ikeda, Toshinari Maeda, Haruhiko Ueno, Keiichi Arai, Takayasu Miyagi: Electric bending endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, March 7, 2006: US07008376 (29 worldwide citation)

An electric bending endoscope includes a bending portion arranged to an inserting portion and a bending driving unit which bends the bending portion. In the electric bending endoscope, the bending driving unit includes a motor which generates driving force for bending the bending portion, a first un ...


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Hisao Yabe, Hideo Itoh, Yoshio Tashiro, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Shigeru Nakajima, Keiichi Arai: Cover type endoscope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 17, 1995: US05458133 (21 worldwide citation)

A cover type endoscope apparatus includes a cover, a covered endoscope which is inserted into this cover and used, and a cover holder for holding various peripheral units connected to the covered endoscope and the cover, wherein an indication device for indicating whether or not an apparatus should ...