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Minoru Tsuruta, Shiro Bito, Shuichi Kimura, Akito Mukaizawa, Seiji Kuramoto, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Akio Nakata, Akihiro Taguchi, Kazuhiko Oozeki, Hitoshi Mizno, Shuichi Takayama, Yoshinao Oaki, Keisuke Saito, Toshihiko Suzuta: Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, February 14, 1995: US05389098 (919 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues, comprises an insertion section extending from an operation section for insertion into a body cavity, stapling member connected to a distal end of the insertion section, for treating body tissues with a high-frequency current within a body ca ...


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Hitoshi Mizuno, Yuuichi Ikeda, Akihiro Horii, Shuichi Takayama, Akio Nakada, Naoki Uchiyama, Yasuhiro Ueda, Koichi Umeyama, Sakae Takehana: Surgical manipulation system. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, March 2, 1999: US05876325 (532 worldwide citation)

A surgical manipulator system comprising at least one surgical manipulator, at least one guide, a detector, and a drive controller. The surgical manipulator has a surgical device for performing a desired operation. The guide guides the surgical device. The detector detects a position and/or orientat ...


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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 (178 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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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 (120 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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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 ...


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Masaaki Hayashi, Koichiro Ishihara, Yutaka Ohshima, Yutaka Yanagawa, Motoyuki Tagawa, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Tsukaya, Makoto Inaba, Toshihiko Hashiguchi, Hiroki Hibino, Hiroyuki Sasa: Radioactive ray detecting therapeutic apparatus. Olympus Optical Co, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, May 14, 1991: US05014708 (82 worldwide citation)

The radioactive ray detecting therapeutic apparatus of the present invention has an insertable part to be inserted toward an affected part. A therapeutic apparatus for treating the affected part, and a radioactive ray detecting apparatus for detecting radioactive rays discharged out of the affected ...


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Katsuo Kurabayashi, Shuichi Takayama, Steven J Skerlos, Dongeun Huh, James B Grotberg, Yi Chung Tung: Flow cytometers and detection system of lesser size. The Regents of the University of Michigan, Brooks Kushman P C, September 12, 2006: US07105355 (62 worldwide citation)

Gas focusing flow cytometers are fabricatable employing simple and inexpensive manufacturing techniques. When such cytometers or conventional cytometers are combined with fiber optical light paths and laser diode and semiconductor photodetectors, light weight and handheld, optionally disposable devi ...


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Hiroaki Kubokawa, Takashi Tsukaya, Yasuhiro Ueda, Yutaka Ohshima, Takeaki Nakamura, Hiroki Hibino, Shuichi Takayama, Tadao Hagino: Endoscope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, July 30, 1991: US05035231 (59 worldwide citation)

This endoscope apparatus adapted to meter NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) is provided with an endoscope having a channel and an NMR metering probe insertable through the channel. The endoscope has an elongate insertable part having an observing window and illuminating window in the tip part, an obs ...


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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: Method of manufacturing a multi-degree-of-freedom manipulator. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, October 21, 1997: US05679216 (57 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 ...