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Takizawa Hironobu, Tanaka Shinsuke, Hirakawa Katsumi, Uchiyama Akio, Yokoi Takeshi: Apparatus for placing capsule type medical device, apparatus for placing capsule endoscope in the body and capsule type medical device for placement. Olympus Medical Systems, Olympus, March 26, 2008: EP1902663-A1 (60 worldwide citation)

An already-existing and general-purpose capsule endoscope for alimentary canal is enabled to be used to monitor a body cavity by directly diverting the already-existing and general-purpose capsule endoscope to a body-cavity-indwelling capsule endoscope in a simple and secure manner. An indwelling de ...


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Adachi Hideyuki, Mizuno Hitoshi, Takizawa Hironobu, Hirata Yasuo: Capsule endoscope for medical use. Olympus Optical, May 22, 2001: JP2001-137182 (58 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an endoscope for home care by which deglutition is easy without sedation and operation to pull back oral capsule part reached to stomach is performed easily and without fail. SOLUTION: The outer shape of the base end of the capsule body 22 is formed as an outer shape ...


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Yokoi Takeshi, Takizawa Hironobu, Uchiyama Akio: Examination data managing method. Olympus, November 11, 2004: JP2004-313242 (50 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make a medical institution surely acquire required information only from among examination information of a subject which is obtained on the outside of the medical institution, without requiring labor of the subject, easily and without leaking the information to a third part ...


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Kono Hironao, Uchiyama Akio, Takizawa Hironobu, Kikuchi Akira: Body inside observing device. Olympus, May 19, 2005: JP2005-124708 (38 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To observe an affected part in the digestive tract (especially in the intestine) without performing the intestinal lavage.SOLUTION: This body inside observation device 1 is provided with a capsuled casing 2 orally input in the organism, an observation system 3 provided inside t ...


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Takizawa Hironobu, Uchiyama Akio, Yokoi Takeshi, Adachi Hideyuki, Segawa Hidetake, Homitsu Masatoshi: Capsule-type medical apparatus. Olympus Optical, July 29, 2003: JP2003-210395 (31 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a capsule-type medical apparatus such as capsule-type endoscope in which the switch of a power source or the like can be easily turned on in simple configuration.SOLUTION: Inside a main body 15 of a capsule water-tightly structured from a transparent cover 17 overlay ...


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Takizawa Hironobu, Adachi Hideyuki, Yabe Hisao, Moriyama Hiroki, Mizuno Hitoshi: Encapsulated endoscope. Olympus Optical, February 12, 2003: JP2003-038424 (26 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an encapsulated endoscope suitable for expanding a lumen part to be tested with the encapsulated endoscope to obtain a desired observation image. SOLUTION: In this encapsulated endoscope 3, an illuminating LED15, an image pickup objective lens 16 and a CMOS imager 17 ...


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Uchiyama Akio, Kono Hironao, Yokoi Takeshi, Takizawa Hironobu, Arai Kenichi, Ishiyama Kazuyuki, Sendo Masahiko: Medical device guiding system. Olympus, September 16, 2004: JP2004-255174 (25 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a medical device guiding system capable of magnetically and smoothly guiding a medical device body to be inserted into the body cavity.SOLUTION: A capsule body 3 which is to be inserted into the body cavity and on the outer peripheral face of which a spiral protrusio ...


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Tanaka Shinsuke, Kawano Hironao, Takizawa Hironobu: Device for introduction into subject. Olympus, February 6, 2008: EP1884259-A1 (20 worldwide citation)

A body-insertable apparatus that can reduce the apparatus size and perform projection operation of an injection needle in a power saving manner is provided. A body-insertable apparatus 1 according to the present invention has a balloon 4 for storing a medical fluid in a capsule-like casing 2, and an ...


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Tanaka Shinsuke, Takizawa Hironobu: Endoscope insertion auxiliary device. Olympus, February 9, 2006: JP2006-034627 (20 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an endoscope insertion auxiliary device which obtains sufficient driving force by rotation.SOLUTION: At the front end of a flexible tube 16, a front end member 17 with an outer diameter larger than that of the tube 16 is fitted. On the outer circumferential surface o ...


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Suzuki Takayuki, Matsumoto Shinya, Hasegawa Akira, Yokoi Takeshi, Segawa Hidetake, Takizawa Hironobu: Endoscopic capsule. Olympus Optical Co, September 10, 2003: EP1342447-A2 (16 worldwide citation)

A capsule endoscope is disclosed that includes means for illuminating an object, means for imaging the object, and a transparent cover having a center of curvature. The transparent cover covers the illumination means and the imaging means, and the imaging means includes an objective optical system a ...