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Fujio Okada, Shigeo Suzuki: Electronic endoscope apparatus with imaging unit separable therefrom. Fuji Photo Optical, Ronald R Snider, August 5, 1997: US05653677 (389 worldwide citation)

An electronic endoscope apparatus has an imaging unit separable from the distal end portion of an endoscope and is capable of easily handling and operating the separated imaging unit. In the apparatus, the imaging unit having an imaging device is arranged as a separate member so that the imaging uni ...


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Toru Nakamura: Electronic endoscope apparatus capable of warning lifetime of electronic scope. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Foley & Lardner Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans, March 5, 1991: US04996975 (203 worldwide citation)

In an electronic endoscope apparatus, comprising: there are provided an electronic scope having an image sensor at a distal end thereof and an angle operation portion adjacent to the image sensor; a scope unit coupled with the electronic scope, including an endoscopic operation switch mechanically c ...


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Akihiko Miyazaki, Tetsuo Nonami, Yuji Ikuno: Electronic endoscope apparatus. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, October 10, 1989: US04873572 (173 worldwide citation)

This electronic endoscope apparatus comprises an elongate insertable part, two image forming optical systems provide in the tip part of the insertable part and an integrated imaging device provided in the tip part of the insertable part and having two imaging regions in which object images are forme ...


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Tetsumaru Kubota, Takeaki Nakamura, Minoru Okabe, Hitoshi Karasawa, Hiroyuki Kusunoki, Tadao Hagino, Mototsugu Ogawa, Masato Toda, Teruaki Sugata, Shinichi Nishigaki: Rigid electronic endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kobovcik & Murray, September 19, 1989: US04867138 (145 worldwide citation)

This rigid electronic endoscope is formed of an endoscope body and an elongate tubular guide tube. An insertable part to be inserted through the guide tube is provided in front of this endoscope body. A solid state imaging device as an imaging means is provided in the tip part of this insertable par ...


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Kazunari Nakamura, Kei Takasugi: Endoscope system with a plurality of synchronized light source apparatuses. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland Naughton, February 16, 1993: US05187572 (137 worldwide citation)

An electronic endoscope is provided with a photoelectrically converting solid state imaging device and a light guide transmitting an illuminating light. A video signal processing circuit processes signals for the solid state imaging device. The electronic endoscope, the light guide and the video sig ...


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Tatsuo Nagasaki, Hiroyoshi Fujimori: Noise suppressor for electronic endoscope. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, October 7, 1986: US04615330 (134 worldwide citation)

A noise suppressor is provided for an electronic endoscope which incorporates a diathermic cutter or an ultrasonic diagnosis system. The electronic endoscope utilizes a solid-state camera, and in order to prevent noises from being superimposed upon the signal fed to an image display, a transmission ...


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Hiroki Hibino, Yoshikatsu Nagayama, Mutsumi Yoshikawa, Toshiyuki Takara, Masahito Goto, Akira Suzuki, Sakae Takehana, Yoshinao Oaki, Koichi Yoshimitsu, Yoshisada Aoki: Electronic endoscope system provided with a separate camera controlling unit and motor controlling unit. Olympus Optical, Armstrong & Kubovcik, October 27, 1992: US05159446 (124 worldwide citation)

At least one controlling unit of a controlling unit for controlling a bending driving motor bending driving a bendable portion, a controlling unit for controlling an advancing and retreating driving motor advancing and retreating moving an insert section and a controlling unit for controlling a rota ...


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Masao Suda: Power supply apparatus for electrosurgical unit including electrosurgical-current waveform data storage. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, April 25, 1995: US05409485 (114 worldwide citation)

In an electrosurgical power supply apparatus combined with an electronic endoscope system, there is provided an electrosurgical signal generator. The electrosurgical signal generator includes PROM for previously storing data representative of electrosurgical high-frequency currents. In response to a ...


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Yasuo Hirata, Yutaka Konomura, Yasundo Tanaka, Katsunori Sakiyama: Electronic endoscope. Olympus Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, September 28, 2004: US06796939 (108 worldwide citation)

An electronic endoscope having an illuminating section in which an LED for illumination that emits illuminating light to illuminate an observed site is provided and a C-MOS image sensor which has an image pickup surface on which an optical image is formed and outputs a video signal.


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Hisao Yabe: Electronic endoscope tip. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein Kubovcik & Murray, May 23, 1989: US04832003 (108 worldwide citation)

A solid state imaging device chip is contained in a tip of an insertable part and has its imaging surface arranged in parallel with the axis of the insertable part. The solid state imaging device chip is fitted to one surface side of a base member. A circuit substrate fitted with an electronic part ...