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Tetsuya Yamamoto, Masahiro Ishikawa, Koichi Kawashima, Hideki Shimonaka, Koji Kanbara, Takayuki Suzuki, Hiroki Moriyama, Yasuhito Kura, Akira Suzuki: Endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 9, 2000: US06059719 (326 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of endoscope modules having different treatment instruments mounted therein, an endoscope to which the endoscope modules can be attached, and a coupling member fixed to the distal part of an insertion unit of the endo ...


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Yasuhito Kura, Takayuki Yokota, Koji Nakamoto, Masaaki Nakazawa, Hisao Yabe, Hideo Ito: Device for bending the insertion section of an endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, April 16, 1996: US05507717 (73 worldwide citation)

A device to be incorporated in the housing of the operation section of an endoscope, for operating a bending mechanism incorporated in the insertion section of the endoscope, comprises an operation shaft and a holder. The operation shaft has a distal end connected to the bending mechanism and a prox ...


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Hisao Yabe, Yoshio Tashiro, Yoshihiro IIda, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Itoh, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Yasuhito Kura: Cover type endoscope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, September 17, 1996: US05556367 (44 worldwide citation)

A cover type endoscope apparatus including an endoscope cover and an endoscope to be covered which is used by being inserted into the endoscope cover. The endoscope cover can be used in common for covering a plurality of endoscopes to be covered having different lengths without changing the length o ...


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Masakazu Higuma, Yasuyuki Futatsugi, Takeaki Nakamura, Yosuke Yoshimoto, Takahiro Kishi, Yasuhito Kura, Yutaka Tatsuno, Takao Yamaguchi, Susumu Aono, Ichiro Nakamura, Jun Hiroya, Hidetoshi Saito, Kazutaka Nakatsuchi: Endoscope capable of being autoclaved. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, April 15, 2003: US06547721 (40 worldwide citation)

An endoscope capable of being autoclaved in accordance with the present invention includes an insertion unit, an internal endoscope space, and contents. The insertion unit has a soft member, which is made of a soft polymeric material, as at least part of a casing thereof. The internal endoscope spac ...


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Masaaki Nakazawa, Hideo Ito, Koji Nakamoto, Yasuhito Kura, Seiji Kitano, Hisao Yabe, Tatsuya Furukawa: Endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, January 13, 1998: US05707344 (38 worldwide citation)

An endoscope includes an operating portion placed outside a living body, an insertion portion having a proximal end portion coupled to the operating portion, a distal end portion inserted in the living body, and an instrument insertion channel extending through the insertion portion, a raising mecha ...


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Takaaki Komiya, Kazushi Murakami, Hiroaki Ichikawa, Yoshio Onuki, Yasuhito Kura, Takehiro Nishiie: Endoscope system. Olympus Medical Systems, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, September 1, 2009: US07582055 (29 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system comprises multiple types of treatment tools including a treatment-tool insertion unit, and a function unit having a function for performing treatment; an electrically-driven operation device which electrically drives the function unit; an electrically-driven advance/retreat devic ...


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Seigo Kase, Yasuhito Kura, Yuji Sakamoto: Endoscope system. Olympus Medical Systems, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, July 3, 2012: US08212862 (28 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system of the present invention has an endoscope which acquires a direct-view field of view image and a side-view field of view image of an object to be observed, a light source apparatus which supplies an illuminating light for illuminating the object to be observed, a detection sectio ...


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Yasuhito Kura: Rotating self-traveling endoscope system, rotating self-traveling endoscope insertion assisting tool, and method for technique of inserting endoscope insertion portion into small intestine using rotating self-traveling endoscope system. Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, May 31, 2011: US07951068 (28 worldwide citation)

A rotating self-traveling endoscope system of the invention comprising an insertion portion having an image pickup unit at its distal end portion and a helical structure formed on the outer surface, a rotating driving device for rotating the insertion portion around a long axis, and a rotating self- ...


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Yasuhito Kura, Tetsuaki Mori: Endoscope system having transponder for discriminating endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, March 30, 2004: US06712756 (28 worldwide citation)

An endoscope system has at least one of an endoscope including a first discrimination section having readable characteristic information for discriminating each endoscope, a peripheral device including a second discrimination section having readable characteristic information for discriminating each ...


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Masaaki Nakazawa, Hideo Ito, Koji Nakamoto, Yasuhito Kura, Seiji Kitano, Hisao Yabe, Tatsuya Furukawa: Endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, October 29, 1996: US05569157 (24 worldwide citation)

An endoscope includes an operating portion placed outside a living body, an insertion portion having a proximal end portion coupled to the operating portion, a distal end portion inserted in the living body, and an instrument insertion channel extending through the insertion portion, a raising mecha ...