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1. US20160030120 - MANIPULATOR

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14821170
Application Date 07.08.2015
Publication Number 20160030120
Publication Date 04.02.2016
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61B 19/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A61B 1/005
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
005Flexible endoscopes
A61B 1/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
CPC
A61B 19/2203
Applicants OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Inventors Masaru Yanagihara
Kosuke Kishi
Title
(EN) MANIPULATOR
Abstract
(EN)

The invention has for its object to provide a manipulator wherein the size of a curved portion is reduced and the internal architecture of the curve portion is simplified. The manipulator 100 comprises an insert part that is capable of being inserted into the body cavity, a movable part that is located at a distal end of the insert part and movable in any direction, a drive unit that is provided on a proximal-end side of the insert part, a first elongated member that is connected to the drive unit and located in the insert part, and displaces in response to operation of the drive unit, a second elongated member that is different from the first elongated member and has a distal end connected to the movable part, and a deceleration mechanism that urges displacement of the second elongated member in association with displacement of the first elongated member, and makes a second amount of displacement of the second elongated member smaller than a first amount of displacement of the first elongated member.