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Yasuhiro Ueda, Sakae Takehana, Hideyuki Adachi, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Takeaki Nakamura, Masakazu Gotanda, Masaaki Hayashi: Guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 28, 1997: US05681260 (312 worldwide citation)

A guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object is provided with an insertable body to be inserted into an inspected object, a guided part provided in at least a part of the insertable body and to be magnetically guided and a guiding device provided outside the inspecte ...


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Koichiro Ishihara, Masaya Yoshihara, Ryouji Masubuchi, Fumiaki Ishii, Shinji Hatta, Hiroki Hibino, Yutaka Ohshima, Masaaki Hayashi: Laser beam treatment device for an endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 21, 1990: US04950267 (206 worldwide citation)

A laser beam irradiation apparatus comprising a laser generating device, a laser beam irradiation probe for applying a laser beam from the laser generating device to a region of an object of irradiation, an ultrasonic transmitter/receiver for emitting ultrasonic waves toward the region to which the ...


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Shuichi Takayama, Akio Nakada, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Takeaki Nakamura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Yasuhiro Ueda, Hideyuki Adachi, Masakazu Gotanda, Koji Fujio, Katsunori Sakiyama, Masaaki Hayashi: Treating instrument. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, December 13, 1994: US05372124 (184 worldwide citation)

A treating instrument for medical treatment, comprises an insertion section to be inserted into a body cavity of a patient, biopsying forceps provided at a distal end of the insertion section, a pair of cups provided at the forceps, a grip member connected to an operator-end side of the insertion se ...


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Ichiro Takahashi, Minoru Okada, Satoshi Tatami, Tsutomu Yamamoto, Masahiro Kumakura, Hideki Okuwa, Hiroaki Noda, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Tatsuya Ito, Eiichi Fuse, Masaaki Hayashi, Katsuya Suzuki: Industrial endoscope system having a rotary treatment member. Olympus Optical, Armstrong & Kubovcik, October 20, 1992: US05155941 (178 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an industrial endoscope system having a rotary treatment member, attached to a hard top part at a distal end of an insertion unit, for effecting a treatment such as grinding by rotating this treatment member itself. The system includes a moving means for making a distal end of the treat ...


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Tatsuya Kubota, Takashi Fukaya, Koji Yasunaga, Masanori Kaneda, Hitoshi Karasawa, Kyo Imagawa, Tetsumaru Kubota, Hideyuki Adachi, Yoshinao Oaki, Kenji Yoshino, Masaya Yoshihara, Hitoshi Mizuno, Akihiro Taguchi, Yoshihiro Kosaka, Masaaki Hayashi: Apparatus for holding a medical instrument in place. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, December 16, 1997: US05697939 (129 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for holding a medical instrument, such as an endoscope, in place without exerting an undue force on an insertion hole in an abdominal cavity of a subject even when the arm of a scope-holding section is unlocked, includes a four-link parallelogram mechanism. The four-link parallelogram m ...


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Kazuhiko Ohnishi, Masaaki Hayashi: Bank bill identification device. Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, September 9, 1986: US04611345 (124 worldwide citation)

There has been proposed in prior art an identification device which identifies the denomination of a bank bill from the numerical figures thereon; however, it is of a simple type which recognizes the numerical figures by the variation of the light level reflected from the portion of a note having su ...


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Shuichi Takayama, Takeaki Nakamura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Akio Nakada, Yasuhiro Ueda, Hideyuki Adachi, Katsunori Sakiyama, Yasukazu Tatsumi, Koji Fujio, Masaaki Hayashi, Shinji Kaneko, Yasuo Hirata, Toshimasa Kawai: Multi-degree of freedom manipulator. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, April 29, 1997: US05624380 (121 worldwide citation)

A multi-degree-of-freedom manipulator includes a flexible tube having a plurality of flex portions provided therealong, a plurality of actuators made of shape memory alloy and respectively provided near the flex portions to correspond to the flex portions, for flexing the flex portions, two common e ...


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Naoki Uchiyama, Takashi Tsukaya, Kouichiro Ishihara, Sakae Takehana, Tetsumaru Kubota, Syuichi Takayama, Akira Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Watanabe, Naomi Sekino, Hiroki Hibino, Masaaki Hayashi: Therapeutical apparatus of extracorporeal type. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, January 12, 1993: US05178135 (112 worldwide citation)

A therapeutical apparatus includes a measuring apparatus including a probe which generates an X-ray or ultrasonic wave in order to detect the location of a target to be treated such as calculi situated within the kidney, liver, biliary ducts. A therapeutical energy generator generates a shock wave o ...


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Makoto Inaba, Masaaki Hayashi, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Hiroki Hibino, Hiroyuki Sasa, David E Barlow, Yutaka Ohshima, Kohichiro Ishihara, Yutaka Yanagawa, Motoyuki Tagawa, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Frank Klosterman, Jack Goodman: Radioactive ray detecting endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, February 26, 1991: US04995396 (100 worldwide citation)

A radioactive ray detecting endoscope comprises an elongated insertable part, an ultrasonic imaging apparatus provided in the tip part of the insertable part for transmitting ultrasonic waves toward an observed part, for receiving echoes from the observed part by these ultrasonic waves, and for outp ...


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Shuichi Takayama, Masaaki Hayashi, Eiichi Fuse, Koichiro Ishiwara, Mutsumi Yoshikawa, Motoyuki Tagawa, Makoto Inaba: Radioactive ray detecting endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, February 18, 1992: US05088492 (87 worldwide citation)

A radioactive ray detecting endoscope comprises an elongated insertable part having an observing window in the tip part, an imaging apparatus converting an image of an observed part obtained through the observing window to an electric signal and a radioactive ray detecting apparatus detecting radioa ...