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Yoshio Tashiro: Intra-observation apparatus. Teac Optical, Ladas & Parry, May 9, 1989: US04827907 (132 worldwide citation)

An intra-observation apparatus comprises an endoscope inserted into the blood vessel, a television camera for converting to an image signal an image which is obtained from the distal end of the endoscope, an endoscopic image analyzer for determining the state of observation at a region of interest o ...


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Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Ito, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Tsutomu Ishiguro: Covered endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, July 16, 1996: US05536236 (67 worldwide citation)

A covered endoscope system according to the present invention comprises a cover and a coverable endoscope to be inserted into the cover for use. Herein, an optical filter is mounted in the distal part of a cover abutting on the front of an observation optical system of the coverable endoscope.


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Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Ito, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada: Endoscope system including endoscope and protection cover. Olympus Optical, Watson Cole Stevens Davis P L L C, September 3, 1996: US05551945 (60 worldwide citation)

In an endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section to be inserted into a cavity under inspection, a bending portion which is provided in said insertion section near a distal end thereof and is bendable in at least two different directions and an operation section to which a pr ...


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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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Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Itoh, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada: Endoscope cover-sheathed endoscope system. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 17, 1995: US05458132 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an endoscope cover-sheathed endoscope having an endoscope in which an insertional part is extending from an operational part, and an endoscope cover made up of an insertional part cover, an operational part cover, and a universal cord cover, which shield the endoscop ...


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Yoshio Tashiro: Endoscope having transparent resin sealing layer. Olympus Optical, Ladas & Parry, December 13, 1988: US04790295 (49 worldwide citation)

The endoscope of the invention has a very fine insertion section which is capable of being inserted into, for example, a blood vessel. The insertion section has at its outer periphery a thin-walled hollow cylindrical sheath, one end of which has an opening to the outside. The sheath contains a light ...


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Hisao Yabe, Hideo Itoh, Yoshio Tashiro, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Tatsuya Furukawa: Endoscope cover with channel. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 24, 1995: US05460167 (44 worldwide citation)

An endoscope cover with a channel covers at least an inserted portion of an endoscope. The endoscope cover has a treatment tool channel into which a treatment tool is inserted and incorporates a treatment tool raising device for moving, to a predetermined position, the treatment tool inserted into t ...


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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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Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Ito, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Masaaki Nakazawa, Koji Yamaya: Endoscope system including endoscope and disposable protection cover. Olympus Optical, December 30, 1997: US05702347 (43 worldwide citation)

In an endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section and an operation section and a disposable protection cover having an insertion section cover having formed therein a forceps channel and a forceps inlet opening through which a forceps can be inserted into the forceps channel, ...


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Hisao Yabe, Yoshihiro Iida, Akira Suzuki, Hideo Ito, Yoshio Tashiro, Minoru Yamazaki, Osamu Tamada, Keiichi Arai: Endoscope system including endoscope and disposable protection cover. Olympus Optical, July 20, 1999: US05924977 (42 worldwide citation)

In an endoscope system including an endoscope having an insertion section insertable into a cavity under inspection and an operation section having at least one operation switch, the operation section being connected to a proximal end of the insertion section and a disposable protection cover having ...