Yutaka Takahashi, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Hiroki Hibino, Katsunori Sakiyama, Yoshihito Shimizu, Sakae Takehana, Yoshinao Oaki, Koji Koda, Yoshinobu Soeda, Masato Toda, Toshiaki Noguchi, Yuichi Yamada, Akira Osawa: Insertion position and orientation state pickup for endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 19, 1993: US05253647 (201 worldwide citation)

A position and orientation state pickup is designed to detect the position and orientation state of an endoscope inserted into a living body without any adverse effect on the living body, which is often observed in X-ray analysis. The position and orientation state pickup, generating an electro-magn ...

Yoshihiro Okada, Toshiaki Noguchi, Mitsuhiro Ito, Akira Taniguchi, Sumihiro Uchimura: Endoscope apparatus using programmable integrated circuit to constitute internal structure thereof. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, February 9, 1999: US05868666 (80 worldwide citation)

An endoscope apparatus including an endoscope, a supply portion for supplying a required signal or energy to a peripheral unit relating to the endoscope; and a control portion for controlling the supply portion, wherein the control portion is constituted to have at least one field programmable gate ...

Toshiaki Noguchi, Seiichi Hosoda, Ichiro Nakamura: Electrosurgical apparatus. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, January 5, 1988: US04716897 (51 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) power source for supplying an RF signal to an object to be cauterized through a treatment tool and an electrode plate. A dummy load with a certain impedance is coupled in the current path from an active terminal to which the treatment tool ...

Toshiaki Noguchi, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Masanori Gocho, Eiri Suzuki, Hisashi Kuroshima: Endoscope system. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, September 1, 2009: US07582056 (39 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system includes an endoscope having an image pickup device, a control unit, signal lines, a first earth electric wire, a light guide and a scope connector. The scope connector is formed by collecting a first electric contact, a first non-contact power transmitting portion serving as a n ...

Toshiaki Noguchi: Out-body observing apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, February 6, 1990: US04898175 (37 worldwide citation)

In this out-body observing apparatus, an illuminating light fed by an illuminating device is emitted from the tip part of an insertable part of an endoscope inserted into a body cavity and is radiated onto a part to be observed. This illuminating light having passed through a living body tissue is i ...

Sumihiro Uchimura, Akira Taniguchi, Fumiyuki Onoda, Toshiaki Noguchi, Katsuya Suzuki: Endoscope with non-contact signal transmission and reception. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy and Presser P C, March 29, 2011: US07914443 (32 worldwide citation)

An endoscope is provided that can reduce examination costs by realizing commonality of an operating unit by making an inserting unit and the operating unit attachable/detachable with respect to each other to enable the exchange of inserting units. The endoscope of this invention includes an operatin ...

Toshiaki Noguchi: Endoscope light source apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, May 15, 1990: US04924856 (29 worldwide citation)

This endoscope light source apparatus can feed an illuminating light to an endoscope requiring a white color light as an illuminating light and to an endoscope having a field sequential type imaging apparatus and requiring as an illuminating light a field sequential light sequentially switched to li ...

Hisao Ogiu, Toshiaki Noguchi: Color-image sensing apparatus. Olympus Optical, Ladas & Parry, December 13, 1988: US04791479 (27 worldwide citation)

An electronic endoscope comprising an endoscope unit and a light source unit. The endoscope includes a light guide and a CCD for imaging the object. The light source unit includes a continuously lighting lamp (e.g., xenon lamp), for use as a light source for observation, and a flashing stroboscope a ...

Sumihiro Uchimura, Akira Taniguchi, Toshiaki Noguchi, Fumiyuki Onoda, Katsuya Suzuki: Endoscope with first and second imaging and illumination units. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, March 1, 2011: US07896804 (26 worldwide citation)

First and second illumination and image pickup units are provided in the container body having opposite reference view field directions and are respectively freely tilted in an arbitrary direction within predetermined inclination angles from the reference view field direction.

Toshiaki Noguchi: Endoscope light source apparatus with a light emitting timing delaying circuit. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein & Kubovcik, January 24, 1989: US04800424 (17 worldwide citation)

A white light of a lamp which can flash is passed through a rotary filter fitted with a plurality of color filters to output colored lights of a field sequential type. An output signal of a color filter detecting device, detecting the timing when the color filters are interposed in a light path, is ...