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Toshiya Sugai, Hiroyuki Nagamizu, Minoru Tsuruta, Yoshihito Shimizu, Toshihiko Suzuta, Norikiyo Shibata, Shinichi Nishigaki, Naoki Uchiyama, Yoshinao Oaki: Medical treatment instrument. Olympus Optical, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, August 8, 2000: US06099537 (564 worldwide citation)

A medical treatment instrument is provided with a treatment section for treating issue, an insertion section which has at one end the treatment section, and an operating section which is provided at the other end of the insertion section, operates the treatment section, and has a fixed portion and a ...


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Katsunori Sakiyama, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Hiroki Hibino, Yutaka Takahashi, Sakae Takehana, Yoshihito Shimizu, Yoshinao Oaki, Koji Koda: Apparatus for detecting insertion condition of endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, December 28, 1993: US05273025 (204 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for detecting an endoscopic inserting condition. The apparatus includes an irradiation arrangement for applying electromagnetic waves to the inside of an organism from outside the organism, an electromagnetic wave reception arrangement which is disposed in an insert section ...


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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 (199 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 ...


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Yoshihito Shimizu, Masashi Abe: Bending sheath for probe. Olympus Optical, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher L, August 8, 2000: US06099464 (82 worldwide citation)

A bending sheath for a probe being inserted in a channel of a forceps of an endoscope inserted in a body cavity of a patient for observing the diseased part thereof is disclosed. The bending sheath comprises a hollow sheath, at least one extended portion extending in the sheath axis direction from t ...


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Yoshihito Shimizu, Tatsuya Yamaguchi: Endoscope with a device for raising a medical instrument. Olympus Optical, June 27, 1989: US04841949 (35 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with a device for raising a medical instrument, comprising an operating section and an insertion section having a distal end portion. A storage room having an opening is provided in a distal end portion and a channel duct communicating with the storage room is located in the insertion s ...


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Hirotoshi Horizoe, Yoshihito Shimizu, Jun Sato, Shizuo Yasuda, Yuji Kaihara, Yoshimasa Kawami: Method and apparatus for producing superheated steam using heat from the incineration of waste material. Mitsubishi Heavy, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, October 17, 2000: US06133499 (22 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, boiler water is pressurized so that its boiling point is set at approximately 200.degree. C. to 320.degree. C. The boiler water is heated in at least two stages. Thermal energy of gases containing chlorine compounds is used to heat the water to its boiling point. ...


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Kouji Kanbara, Kenichi Kikuchi, Yoshihito Shimizu, Shinichiro Hattori, Yoshikazu Tojo, Akira Hasegawa, Tatsuya Yamaguchi, Takashi Tsukaya, Kazunari Kobayashi, Masanao Murata, Tsutomu Yamamoto, Takeaki Nakamura: Endoscope system. October 3, 1989: US04870950 (20 worldwide citation)

This endoscope system is provided with an endoscope and an image receiving apparatus to be fitted to the eyepiece part of this endoscope. The endoscope has an elongate insertable part, an objective optical system provided in the tip part of the insertable part, an eyepiece part provided on the rear ...


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Hideki Itoh, Tsutomu Okada, Fumiaki Ishii, Minoru Shinotsuka, Yoshihito Shimizu: Body depth heating hyperthermal apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, December 25, 1990: US04979518 (17 worldwide citation)

A hyperthermal apparatus comprises a hollow tube insertable into a body cavity. The tube has a body liquid draining path, and is formed of a heat generating substance or a substance generating heat by absorbing an electromagnetic energy fed from outside the body. The tube is detainable in a position ...


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Yoshihito Shimizu: Leakage detector of endoscopes. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, March 26, 1985: US04506544 (13 worldwide citation)

A leakage detector of endoscopes inspects cracks and pinholes within an endoscope of the perfect watertight structure by detecting leaked air therefrom while applying compressed air in the endoscope and, when no defect such as cracks and pinholes exists, controls by means of a relief valve so that t ...


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Yoshihito Shimizu, Hiroki Honda, Masao Takuma, Toshihisa Goda, Shiro Sasatani: Operating method of fluidized-bed incinerator and the incinerator. Mitsubishi Heavy, Crowell & Moring, July 16, 2002: US06418866 (11 worldwide citation)

The objective of the present invention is to provide a fluidized bed incinerator which will increase the thermal capacity of the freeboard to respond to fluctuations of the load imposed by waste matter such as sludge or garbage with a high moisture content; which would absorb local and momentary tem ...