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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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Koji Kanbara: Flexible tube assembly for endoscope. Olympus Optical, Ladas & Parry, February 21, 1989: US04805595 (28 worldwide citation)

A flexible tube assembly for an endoscope has outer diameter D and includes a helical tube constituted by a helically wound belt-like member having width l and thickness t. The helical tube has inner diameter d, and gaps s are formed between adjacent coils of the belt-like member of the helical tube ...


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Akira Suzuki, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Michio Sato, Koji Yamaya, Koji Kanbara, Akira Hasegawa, Masaaki Hayashi, Hideo Adachi, Takeaki Nakamura: Endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, May 15, 1990: US04924852 (14 worldwide citation)

An endoscope, which has an insertion section with a moving part, comprises a stator for generating a surface wave as a combination of a transverse wave and a longitudinal wave; a rotor rotatably disposed facing the stator; an urging mechanism for bringing the rotor intimately into contact with the s ...


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Akira Suzuki, Susumu Takahashi, Takeaki Nakamura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Takashi Tsukaya, Tsutomu Yamamoto, Masanao Murata, Kazunari Kobayashi, Yoshikazu Tojo, Kenichi Kikuchi, Koji Kanbara, Yoshihito Shimizu, Akira Hasegawa, Shinichiro Hattori, Iwao Kanamori, Akira Yokota, Kimihiko Nishioka, Minoru Okabe, Katsuyuki Kanehira, Nobuo Yamashita, Masayoshi Naito, Tomoaki Sato, Koichi Matsui, Kenji Hirooka, Hiroki Hibino: Endoscope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, September 19, 1989: US04867136 (8 worldwide citation)

An endoscope apparatus for inspecting an object including an insertion section insertable into the object and having a distal end and a proximal end, an image guide arranged within the insertion section and having entrance and exit ends arranged at the distal and proximal ends of insertion section, ...