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Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hitoshi Mizuno, Hideyuki Adachi, Hiroki Moriyama, Hisao Yabe: Capsule-type medical device and medical system. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, October 4, 2005: US06951536 (148 worldwide citation)

The capsule-type medical device in accordance with the present invention is advanced the inside of the somatic cavities and lumens of humans being or animals for conducting examination, therapy, or treatment. The capsule-type medical device comprises a plurality of hard units and a soft linking unit ...


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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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Masahide Kanno, Hisao Yabe, Takeshi Yokoi, Jun Yoshinaga, Kazuhiko Ohzeki: Endoscope light source apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, November 28, 1989: US04884133 (79 worldwide citation)

The endoscope light source apparatus of this invention can be selectively connected with an endoscope having a light guide means which can transmit an illuminating light for an object and an endoscope having a light source which can illuminate an object. The endoscope connected to the endoscope ligh ...


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Yuji Ikuno, Takeaki Nakamura, Yoshikazu Tojo, Shinichi Nishigaki, Hiromasa Suzuki, Hisao Yabe, Jun Yoshinaga, Takeshi Yokoi, Kazuhiko Ohzeki, Masahide Kanno: Video scope system. Olympus Optical, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, February 13, 1990: US04901142 (67 worldwide citation)

A video scope system including a video scope in which a solid state image sensor is disposed in a distal end of an insertion to be inserted into an object under inspection and picks up an image of the inside of the object under inspection illuminated by a light fed by a light guide extending in the ...


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Hisao Yabe, Masahide Kanno, Jun Yoshinaga, Takeshi Yokoi, Kazuhiko Ozeki, Takeaki Nakamura, Yoshikazu Tojo, Shinichi Nishigaki, Hiromasa Suzuki: Endoscope and endoscope washing apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, September 5, 1989: US04862872 (67 worldwide citation)

This endoscope system comprises an endoscope and a washing apparatus. The endoscope is provided with an elongate insertable part having an observing window and illuminating window in the tip part, an observing system receiving the returning light from an object entering through the observing window, ...


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Akira Suzuki, Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Hideo Ito, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Hiroshi Ishii, Jin Kira, Takeshi Yokoi: Endoscope system including endoscope and protection cover. Olympus Optical, Watson Cole Stevens Davis P L L C, October 7, 1997: US05674182 (57 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section which extends from a proximal end to a distal end and is inserted into a cavity under inspection and an operation section connected to the proximal end of the insertion section, and a protection cover including an insertion secti ...


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Takeshi Yokoi, Hironobu Takizawa, Hidetake Segawa, Hideyuki Adachi: Encapsulated medical device and method of examining, curing, and treating internal region of body cavity using encapsulated medical device. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, August 1, 2006: US07083579 (53 worldwide citation)

An encapsulated medical device includes a radio antenna through which the encapsulated medical device transmits or receives a radio wave to or from an extracorporeal device. The encapsulated medical device is passed through the lumen of a body cavity in order to examine, cure, or treat an internal r ...


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Takeshi Yokoi: Ultrasonic biopsy endoscope with extensible guide sheath. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 16, 1988: US04763662 (51 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an operation section and an insertion section adapted to be inserted into the body cavity of a human being. The insertion section has an insertion channel extending therethrough. A guide sheath is slidably inserted into the channel and has a distal end por ...


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Takeshi Yokoi, Masahiro Kawashima, Koichi Matsui, Yasuhiro Ueda, Michio Sato, Akibumi Ishikawa: Ultrasonic endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, July 19, 1988: US04757819 (49 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic endoscope according to the present invention comprises an insertion portion having a hard distal end portion. A first holding member is provided to the hard distal end portion, and an ultrasonic vibrator is mounted on the first holding member. A second holding member, detachably mounte ...


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Takeshi Yokoi, Akira Hasegawa, Shinya Matsumoto, Takayuki Suzuki, Hidetake Segawa, Hironobu Takizawa: Capsule endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Arnold International, Bruce Y Arnold, February 15, 2005: US06855111 (47 worldwide citation)

A capsule endoscope is provided with lighting means for illuminating the interior of a living body, an image pickup means for capturing an image of a site illuminated by the lighting means, and a transparent cover which houses the image pickup means and the lighting means within a sealed, cylindrica ...