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US20120209073 IN-VIVO VISUALIZATION SYSTEM  
Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and resuable components, such as catheters, functional...
US20120245419 Devices, Systems and Methods For Diagnosing and Treating Sinusitis and Other Disorders of the Ears, Nose and/or Throat  
Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated...
US20090030282 CONTROLLABLE DEXTEROUS ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE  
A selectively rigidizable endoscopic device is described. In one aspect, an endoscopic medical device is described that includes a flexible inner tube having a first lumen, a flexible outer tube...
US20070135683 Alternating propulsion type endoscope and continuous drive type endoscope  
An endoscope preferably comprising an alternating propulsion system in which an endoscope shaft is advanced by means of an auxiliary means (e.g. a hose preferably including fluid pads or a guiding...
US20150141756 CONTINUUM STYLE MANIPULATOR ACTUATED WITH PHASE CHANGE MEDIA  
A continuum style manipulator is actuated by jammable media within an envelope of a module, which is also actuated by a tensile element, such as a cable and spooler motor. Multiple modules may be...
US20140187961 CATHETER HAVING IMAGING FUNCTION, AND BLOOD VESSEL INSIDE OBSERVATION SYSTEM USING SAME  
Hood 2 is formed to extend forward from the outer periphery of the tip of the tubular body 1. The tubular body is provided with at least a fluid delivery channel 11, an imaging channel 12 and a...
US20120190988 PROBE WITH AN ADAPTIVE BENDING SECTION  
When transesophageal echocardiography is used to obtain a transgastric short axis view of the left ventricle of the heart, the best place to position the transducer is in the fundus of the...
US20080045795 Variable shaft flexibility in endoscope  
A flexible endoscope providing increased control to an operator or user, the flexible endoscope utilizing an ionic polymeric material positioned in the shaft of the endoscope, such that, upon...
US20120165609 BENDING DEVICE  
A bending device includes a bendable unit which has a bendable body extending in a direction and a soft pipe extending in the same direction and fixed to the bendable body. The soft pipe is...
US20080234547 Deflectable Autoclavable Endoscope  
An endoscope has a shaft housing a lighting and an image transmission system and said endoscope being designed to be autoclavable. The shaft has a distal end portion which is made deflectable. An...
US20080091073 INFLATABLE ACTUATION DEVICE  
An actuation device for an endoscope, the actuation device includes a tubular sheath configured to be provided around a shaft of the endoscope. An actuation bladder that is configured to be...
US20070244354 Vibratory Device, Endoscope Having Such A Device, Method For Configuring An Endoscope, And Method Of Reducing Looping Of An Endoscope.  
An endoscope assembly includes an insertion tube including a channel and a vibratory device inserted into the channel of the insertion tube.
US20070238927 Power driven bending endoscope with detachable insertion portion  
A power driven bending endoscope with detachable insertion portion 2 is formed of an insertion body 3 having a flexible bending portion 3B, and a motor unit 4 having an electric motor 23 for...
US20100099952 Steerable Shaft Having Micromachined Tube  
A shaft of a steerable medical device includes a torque tube that allows the tip of the shaft to be torqued from the proximal end. In one embodiment, the torque tube includes a metal tube having a...
US20080132761 Articulation Section  
The invention is an articulation section for an endoscope (10). The articulation section (50) is characterized in that each one of its vertebrae (52) is comprised of several pieces that can be...
US20090192355 SCOPE FOR MANAGING DIFFICULT PATHWAYS AND METHOD TO IMPROVE VISIBILITY OF THE SAME  
A scope adapted for insertion, manipulation and improved visibility in a difficult pathway is disclosed. The scope comprises at least one module for manipulating the scope. The scope may further...
US20080097159 ENDOSCOPIC TREATMENT INSTRUMENT AND TREATMENT INSTRUMENT APPARATUS FOR ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscopic treatment instrument includes: a long tube body to be inserted into a body cavity, including a flexible member; a first bending portion provided to a distal end part of the tube...
US20070219412 Flexible arthroscope and method of using the same  
A flexible arthroscope comprising a semi-flexible examination tube having means for bending at its distal end, and removably connected to a handheld module at its proximal end. The semi-flexible...
US20080208003 CURVILINEARLY CONTROLLING WIRE MEMBER OF ENDOSCOPE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
A wire member 50 is received in a flexible part 22 of an endoscope 20 and adapted to remotely curvilinearly control a bendable part 27 at a distal end of the flexible insertion part 22. The wire...
US20090253958 ENDOSCOPE, CONNECTION METHOD OF BENDING SECTION AND FLEXIBLE SECTION IN ENDOSCOPE, PRODUCTION METHOD OF ENDOSCOPE PROVIDED FOR THIS CONNECTION METHOD, ENDOSCOPE OVERTUBE, CONNECTION METHOD OF BENDING SECTION AND FLEXIBLE SECTION IN ENDOSCOPE OVERTUBE AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF ENDOSCOPE OVERTUBE PROVIDED FOR THIS CONNECTION METHOD  
An endoscope includes a bending section formed to be bendable by aligning a plurality of substantially cylindrical node rings and coupling the adjoining node rings to each other to allow them to...
US20070112251 Apparatuses and methods for delivering one or more deliverables into a body  
Apparatuses and methods for delivering one or more deliverables into a body are provided. In some embodiments, apparatuses for delivering one or more deliverables into a body are provided, the...
US20060069311 Manually controlled endoscope  
A control handle for use with a steerable endoscopic device. The endoscopic device having a pair of control wires to effect steering. The control handle includes a steering mechanism that includes...
US20070078301 Endoscope system comprising endoscope to which medical instrument is attached  
An endoscope system comprises an endoscope, medical instrument, operating unit, first and second drive units, and control unit. The endoscope comprises a flexible insertion tube being inserted...
US20080262309 ENDOSCOPE AND ROTARY SELF-PROPELLED ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope of the present invention includes an insertion portion including a bending portion, an operation portion separate from the insertion portion, a bending operation wire that is inserted...
US20070249899 Deflectable tip videoarthroscope  
A deflectable tip videoarthroscope of 5.4 mm diameter or smaller, comprising a miniaturized chip-in-tip CCD with four-way angulations mounted on the distal end of the arthroscope. The deflectable...
US20090270796 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR FRONTAL SINUS IRRIGATION  
A surgical instrument for irrigating a frontal sinus target site of a patient including a handle, an introducer, an irrigation channel, a nozzle, and an actuator assembly. The introducer extends...
US20050256375 Handle for steerable catheter  
A handle for controlling a steerable catheter can be aligned so that the direction of movement of the catheter is aligned with the orientation of an image on a monitor. In one embodiment, the...
US20110245615 BENDING-INSERTION ASSISTING INSTRUMENT AND INSERTION PATH SECURING APPARATUS  
An insertion path securing apparatus includes a bending-insertion assisting instrument and a sheath tube that includes a first lumen where the bending-insertion assisting instrument is inserted....
US20080300462 ACTIVE CONTROLLED BENDING IN MEDICAL DEVICES  
A flexible endoscope includes a handle and a flexible shaft extending from the handle. The shaft includes a distal portion having a tubular wall defining a central lumen and a least two smaller...
US20060041188 Flexible endoscope  
An endoscope including a handle; and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft has a front end with a first active deflection section and a second active deflection section. The first active...
US20050203340 Steerable colonoscope probe with variable stiffness  
An assembly for advancing a colonoscope through the colon comprises a colonoscope 2, a tube 4 and means for steering the tube 4. The steering means comprises a series of wires 20 extending along...
US20100076267 ENDOSCOPE HAVING FORCEPS CHANNEL  
An endoscope of a transnasal type includes an elongated tube for entry in a patient's body. A steering mechanism is provided in the elongated tube and on a proximal side from a distal end thereof,...
US20090171151 Steerable, follow the leader device  
A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between...
US20070244362 SEGMENTED COLONOSCOPE  
A colonoscope includes an elongated body extending between a proximal and a distal end, a tip arranged on the distal end of the elongated body, and a handle arranged on the proximal end of the...
US20090137875 ENDOSCOPE INSERTION PORTION  
An easy-to-manufacture endoscope is provided. An endoscope insertion portion includes an inside tubular member (28a) shaped substantially a cylinder, and extended over at least a bending portion...
US20090149710 SELECTIVE STIFFENING DEVICES AND METHODS  
Methods and devices are provided for selectively stiffening a surgical device. In one exemplary embodiment a surgical device is provided that includes a flexible elongate insertion element and a...
US20100030029 Instrument for endoscopic surgery with knee in shaft and shaft stable handpiece  
An endoscopic surgical instrument having a handpiece supporting an operating shaft. Said shaft having a knee enabling its distal end to bend away from the shaft axis, with its operative elements...
US20080139886 Endoscope and bending operation device for endoscope  
An endoscope includes an inserting section having a bending portion, an operating section provided to the inserting section, a bending operation device provided to the operating section, and an...
US20090270676 ARTICULATING CANNULA ACCESS DEVICE  
Devices and methods are disclosed for less invasive surgery. More particularly, methods and devices described herein permit improved access within a body cavity when performing a minimally...
US20080275303 OPERATION DEVICE AND BENDING OPERATION DEVICE OF ENDOSCOPE  
In the present invention, there are provided a movement member which includes an engaging section, which is engaged with an intermediate part of an operation shaft of a joystick device, and...
US20050250990 Shape lockable apparatus and method for advancing an instrument through unsupported anatomy  
Apparatus and methods are provided for placing and advancing a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument in a hollow body organ of a tortuous or unsupported anatomy, comprising a handle, an overtube...
US20090171154 BENDING INSTRUMENT FOR AN ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE SET  
A bending instrument for an endoscope which is used when a fibrescope is inserted into a gastrostomy catheter. The bending instrument comprises a sheath which covers a fibrescope shaft of the...
US20060111617 Flexible shaft for an endoscope and such an endoscope  
A flexible shaft for an endoscope comprises a shaft body which, in the longitudinal direction of the shaft, has a first portion with a first degree of flexibility, and, proximally from the first...
US20090287054 Bending tube and medical apparatus  
A bending tube, provided with a bending section capable of bending, the bending tube comprising: a main unit having a lumen; a pair of transfer members having distal ends of the transfer members...
US20080119696 Endoscope And Supportive Member For Bending Operation Of The Same  
An endoscope includes an insertion portion having a bendable portion; an operation portion from which the insertion portion extends; a first bending operation knob arranged on a surface of the...
US20050272978 Bendable portion of an insertion tube of an endoscope and method of producing it  
A bendable portion, which is arranged at the distal end of an insertion tube of an endoscope, comprises a plurality of tube segments, each of said tube segments having connecting means that...
US20140221751 Endoscopic Instrument  
Endoscopic instrument with a control element, an instrument shaft, an adjustment element, a pull element, an actuator, an intermediate element which is operatively connected to the control element...
US20060189844 Endoscopic devide  
An endoscopic device is proposed. The endoscopic device has a control guiding wire or guiding sleeve and a shape memory hollow catheter to adjust angle of rotation for a front end of the...
US20080287738 MOTOR-DRIVEN BENDING ENDOSCOPE  
A motor-driven bending endoscope includes a removal restriction mechanism which restricts removal of a trackball from a trackball mounting portion, and an operation section engaging portion which...
US20070173694 Bending control device  
At a distal end side of an insertion portion of an endoscope, an image pickup portion for capturing an image and a bending portion capable of being bent are provided, and a bending instruction...

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