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1. (US20050085697) Gastrointestinal tract examining apparatus

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 10951100 Application Date: 27.09.2004
Publication Number: 20050085697 Publication Date: 21.04.2005
Grant Number: 7448993 Grant Date: 11.11.2008
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
A61B 1/00
A61B 5/07
A61B 1/05
A61B 1/273
A61J 3/07
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments 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
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
07
Endoradiosondes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments 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
04
combined with photographic or television appliances
05
characterised by the image sensor, e.g. camera, being in the distal end portion
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments 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
273
for the upper alimentary canal, e.g. oesophagoscopes, gastroscopes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
J
CONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
3
Devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms
07
into the form of capsules or similar small containers for oral use
Applicants: Olympus Corporation
Inventors: Yokoi Takeshi
Takizawa Hironobu
Segawa Hidetake
Kikuchi Akira
Agents: Scully, Scott, Murphy &; Presser, P.C.
Priority Data: 2003342417 30.09.2003 JP
Title: (EN) Gastrointestinal tract examining apparatus
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A gastrointestinal tract examining apparatus includes a capsular endoscope which examines the gastrointestinal tract, a flexible tube member, a flexible string member which is inserted in the tube member, and a connecting portion which is arranged to the capsular endoscope. In the gastrointestinal tract examining apparatus, the tube member is separated from the capsular endoscope by detachably connecting the string member to the connecting portion.


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EP1671575JP2005103092CN1859866WO/2005/032352