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Tomohisa Sakurai, Shinji Hatta, Akira Shiga, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Koji Yasunaga, Masaru Karasawa, Hiroyuki Sangu, Takeaki Nakamura: Surgical apparatus permitting recharge of battery-driven surgical instrument in noncontact state. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, December 23, 2003: US06666875 (417 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can be disinfected or sterilized, and has a rechargeable secondary battery incorporated therein. A distal treatment section of the surgical instrument is ultrasonically oscillated or otherwise activated using the secondary battery as a driving power source to perform surgery on ...


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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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Akinobu Uchikubo, Takao Tabata, Junichi Onishi, Satoshi Honma, Takashi Ozaki, Makoto Tsunakawa, Kazunori Taniguchi, Takeaki Nakamura, Yoshia Hoshino, Masakazu Gotanda, Norihiko Hareyama: Medical apparatus supporting system. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, November 12, 2002: US06480762 (189 worldwide citation)

A plurality of pieces of medical equipment each of which includes a microcomputer and has a program used to control the microcomputer stored in a reproqrammable storage device such as an EEPROM is linked to a remote computer over a communication line. Using a rewriting/updating program sent from 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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Takao Okada, Takeaki Nakamura, Kimihiko Nishioka, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Toshihito Kouchi, Hideo Tomabechi: Liquid crystal spectacles. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, July 12, 1988: US04756605 (155 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal spectacle includes a pair of liquid crystal lenses and a frame holding the lenses. The frame has a pair of temples and a pair of ear pieces attached individually to the temples. Each ear piece houses a battery for supplying the voltage to the corresponding lens. Each temple houses a ...


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Tetsumaru Kubota, Takeaki Nakamura, Minoru Okabe, Hitoshi Karasawa, Hiroyuki Kusunoki, Tadao Hagino, Mototsugu Ogawa, Masato Toda, Teruaki Sugata, Shinichi Nishigaki: Rigid electronic endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kobovcik & Murray, September 19, 1989: US04867138 (146 worldwide citation)

This rigid electronic endoscope is formed of an endoscope body and an elongate tubular guide tube. An insertable part to be inserted through the guide tube is provided in front of this endoscope body. A solid state imaging device as an imaging means is provided in the tip part of this insertable par ...


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Naomi Sekino, Yasuhiko Kikuchi, Kazuya Hijii, Masahide Ohyama, Kouji Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Takahiro Kogasaka, Akio Nakada, Takeaki Nakamura, Masatoshi Tonomura, Hideto Yoshimine, Hiroaki Matsumoto: High frequency treatment apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C, May 7, 2002: US06383183 (129 worldwide citation)

A high frequency treatment apparatus of the present invention comprises a high frequency generation section for supplying high frequency power, a control section, which is connected to the high frequency generation section, and which controls output of the high frequency generation section, having a ...


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Hiroyuki Kusunoki, Koji Shimomura, Takeshi Yokoi, Shozo Shibuya, Mototsugu Ogawa, Takeaki Nakamura, Tadao Hagino: Surgical resecting tool. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, June 25, 1996: US05529580 (127 worldwide citation)

A surgical resecting tool (1) whereby a cartilage, cartilage knob or tumor within a body cavity, for example, such articulation cavity as of a knee is resected from outside the body cavity without being incised and is taken out of the body cavity is provided with a rigid outer tube (4) removably pro ...


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Takao Okada, Takeaki Nakamura, Kazuo Nakamura, Kimihiko Nishioka, Toshihito Kouchi, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Hideo Tomabechi: Liquid crystal eyeglass. Olympus Optical Company, Louis Weinstein, April 24, 1990: US04919520 (121 worldwide citation)

Liquid crystal eyeglasses include a detector for detecting a physical quantity which varies with the temperature of the liquid crystal, the orientation of molecules of the liquid crystal or a change in the refractive index of the liquid crystal. The voltage applied to the liquid crystal is controlle ...


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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 ...