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Kuniaki Kami, Hideyuki Adachi, Koichi Umeyama, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Seiji Yamaguchi, Eiichi Fuse, Michio Sato, Masakazu Nakamura, Yasundo Tanaka, Takashi Fukaya, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Katsuya Suzuki: Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, August 23, 1994: US05339799 (641 worldwide citation)

A medical system according to the present invention comprises a medical apparatus including an operation unit manipulated by a surgeon and a treatment section formed away from the operation unit for treating a subject, a detector or a pressure sensor for detecting a state of contact between the subj ...


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Akinobu Uchikubo, Akihiro Taguchi, Junichi Onishi, Kyou Imagawa, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Yukiko Nagaoka, Yoshito Ichikawa, Mamoru Kaneko, Tsutomu Hirai, Kuniaki Kami, Satoshi Takemoto, Kouji Tanikawa, Kenji Harano, Hiroshi Takahashi, Makoto Tsunakawa, Kenya Inomata: System control apparatus, medical system control apparatus and image-plane display method of medical system control apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 21, 1997: US05678568 (225 worldwide citation)

A medical system control apparatus including a plurality of pieces of medical equipment having respective identification numbers thereof individually, and having display portions on which setting conditions or operating conditions are displayed and operating portions for modifying the setting condit ...


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Mamoru Kaneko, Kuniaki Kami, Masakazu Gotanda, Shuichi Takayam, Ichiro Nakamura, Kazunari Nakamura, Eiichi Fuse, Susumu Takahashi, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Hiromasa Suzuki: Examined body interior information observing apparatus by using photo-pulses controlling gains for depths. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, April 26, 1994: US05305759 (179 worldwide citation)

A photo-pulse from a photo-pulse generating apparatus is branched, where one branch is radiated to an examined body and the reflected light reflected within the examined body is delayed in time in proportion to the depth from the surface of the examined body and is led to a time-analyzing reflected ...


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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 (172 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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Kuniaki Kami, Hideyuki Adachi, Koichi Umeyama, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Seiji Yamaguchi, Eiichi Fuse, Michio Sato, Masakazu Nakamura, Yasundo Tanaka, Takashi Fukaya, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Katsuya Suzuki: Endoscope system with automatic control according to movement of an operator. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, September 24, 1996: US05558619 (96 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system includes a movement detector for detecting an operator's movement, a signal processor for processing a signal the detector detects, and a control for controlling drive which drives a medical device according to an output signal of the signal processor. The endoscope system bends ...


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Katsuyuki Saito, Akihiko Mochida, Kotaro Ogasawara, Noboru Kusamura, Makoto Tsunakawa, Hideki Tashiro, Shinji Yamashita, Kanichi Matsumoto, Wataru Ohno, Masahiro Hagihara, Kazutaka Nakatsuchi, Kuniaki Kami: Endoscopic imaging system in which still image-specific or motion picture-specific expansion unit can be coupled to digital video output terminal in freely uncoupled manner. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, February 6, 2001: US06184922 (68 worldwide citation)

A camera control unit for processing a signal output from an imaging device incorporated in an endoscope is provided with an analog video signal output terminal through which a video signal is output to a monitor, and a digital video signal output terminal to which a still image-specific or motion p ...


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Kuniaki Kami, Hideyuki Adachi, Koichi Umeyama, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Seiji Yamaguchi, Eiichi Fuse, Michio Sato, Masakazu Nakamura, Yasundo Tanaka, Takashi Fukaya, Kiyotaka Matsuno, Katsuya Suzuki: Medical system having object information reproduction means for palpation. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 4, 1994: US05351677 (61 worldwide citation)

A medical system has a detecting device for detecting three dimensional image information about a living body, a signal processing circuit for processing the image signal transmitted from the detecting device, and an object information reproduction device. The object information reproduction device ...


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Kanichi Matsumoto, Katsuyuki Saito, Kotaro Ogasawara, Kuniaki Kami, Shinji Yamashita, Noboru Kusamura, Akihiko Mochida, Wataru Ohno, Makoto Tsunakawa, Hideki Tashiro, Manabu Yajima: Imaging apparatus offering dynamic range that is expandable by weighting two image signals produced during different exposure times with two coefficients whose sum is 1 and adding them up. Olympus Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, January 13, 2004: US06677992 (58 worldwide citation)

An object is imaged continuously during a first exposure time and a second exposure time shorter than the first exposure time. Weights, one of which decreases monotonously and the other of which increases monotonously, are applied to first and second resultant image signals under the condition that ...


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Kuniaki Kami, Takahiro Echizenya, Kazuhiro Misono: Ultrasonic observing apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong & Kubovcik, April 28, 1992: US05107844 (49 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic observing apparatus includes an ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving apparatus for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves, a first scanning apparatus for moving the direction in which the ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving apparatus transmits and receives waves so th ...


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Kuniaki Kami, Masashi Abe, Masao Izawa, Takanao Fujimura, Yukihiko Sawada, Masaaki Hayashi, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Takeaki Nakamura, Masanori Hamazaki, Takahiro Echizenya, Yoshihisa Taniguchi, Hironobu Aoki, Fukashi Yoshizawa, Yoshiro Nishimura, Hiroshi Suzushima: Ultrasonic probe. Olympus Optical, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, January 5, 1993: US05176140 (42 worldwide citation)

In an ultrasonic probe for use in ultrasonic endoscope, ultrasonic diagnosing apparatus and other ultrasonic apparatuses, an ultrasonic vibrator is arranged in a recess formed in a cylindrical housing and is secured thereto such that portions of first and second electrodes are exposed out of the rec ...