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9039605 Endoscope  
To provide excellent illumination over entire range from near view to distant view to achieve clear observation over entire range from near view to distant view. Provided is an endoscope including...
9039604 Endoscope system and method of controlling endoscope system  
An endoscope system including an endoscope insertion part to be inserted into a body cavity via a trocar stabbed in a body wall, the endoscope system comprising: a detecting device detecting...
9039606 Encapsulated medical device guidance system, and a method of controlling the same  
An encapsulated medical device guidance system, and a method of controlling the system, in which a magnetic generator acts on a magnet built into a capsulated medical device, and generates a...
9039608 Method and system for automatically maintaining an operator selected roll orientation at a distal tip of a robotic endoscope  
In a robotic endoscope system, the orientation of a captured camera view at a distal tip of a robotic endoscope and displayed on a screen viewable by an operator of the endoscope is automatically...
9014851 Systems and methods for tracking robotically controlled medical instruments  
Systems and methods are described herein for tracking an elongate instrument or other medical instrument in an image.
8998797 Surgical system  
A surgical system performs a surgical procedure on a patient with manipulators and an endoscope. The surgical system has a display unit for simultaneously displaying a plurality of items of...
8986198 Image display apparatus and capsule endoscope system  
An image display apparatus includes: a storage unit storing in-vivo image data and information associated with the in-vivo image data and related to a position of a capsule endoscope in a subject;...
8986244 Needleless delivery systems  
A method of treating a prostate condition, including the steps of providing a needleless injector that includes a body at a proximal end, an injection shaft extending from the body to a distal end...
8979737 Control apparatus, bio-optical measurement apparatus and endoscope system  
A control apparatus controls a bio-optical measurement apparatus which is configured to be inserted into a subject through an endoscopic device and is configured to perform an optical measurement...
8979884 Method and apparatus for stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or body cavity so as to provide increased visualization of the same and/or increased access to the same, and/or for stabilizing instruments relative to the same  
The present invention comprises the provision and use of a novel endoscopic device which is capable of stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or...
8974373 Capsule-type medical device  
The position of an antenna incorporated in a capsule-type endoscope 3 that moves in a body is estimated using a plurality of antennae, and where the distance dij between two positions Pti and...
8968185 Magnetically guiding system and magnetically guiding method  
A magnetically guiding system includes: a capsule medical device that has a magnet provided therein; an information acquiring unit that acquires physical information about magnetic guiding of the...
8961399 Medical robotic system having entry guide controller with instrument tip velocity limiting  
A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments extending out of its distal end, an entry guide manipulator providing controllable four degrees-of-freedom movement...
8960519 Shaft, e.g., for an electro-mechanical surgical device  
A shaft being, e.g., flexible, that includes an elongated outer sheath, at least one drive shaft disposed within the outer sheath and a ring non-rotatably mounted on the at least one rotatable...
8944999 Coil system for the contactless magnetic navigation of a magnetic body in a work space  
A coil system for the contactless magnetic navigation of a magnetic body in a work space, has a plurality of coils and a current controller for controlling the respective currents in the plurality...
8939892 Endoscopic image processing device, method and program  
Endoscopic images and virtual endoscopic images are obtained. Then, an endoscopic image captured at a predetermined position of the anatomical structure is extracted from the obtained endoscopic...
8939898 Rotary self-advancing endoscope system, program, and method for driving rotary self-advancing endoscope system  
A rotary self-advancing endoscope system which produces propulsion by rotating, with a motor, a rotating cylindrical body provided on an outer periphery side of an insertion portion main body and...
8932207 Integrated multi-functional endoscopic tool  
A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being...
8926501 Intelligent endoscopy systems and methods  
Endoscope sheaths and associated endoscopy data collection and analysis systems and methods are described. In one implementation an endoscope sheath include a body and one or more sensors disposed...
8915839 In-vivo information acquiring system  
An in-vivo information acquiring system previously sets synchronization signals for each imaging unit which captures an image. In the in-vivo information acquiring system, a capsule endoscope...
8911360 System and method for controlling power consumption of an in vivo device  
A method and device may control energy consumption of in an in vivo imaging device by determining or estimating an amount of energy needed to capture images at a frame rate until a complete...
8908089 Implantable imaging device  
An imaging device for in vivo medical applications that enables minimally invasive surgical procedures. The imaging device includes an elongated frame having a base, a module housing, and an...
8900130 Otoscanner with safety warning system  
An otoscanner including an otoscanner body, the body comprising a hand grip, the body having mounted upon it an ear probe, a tracking illumination emitter, a plurality of tracking illumination...
8899236 Minimally invasive surgical stabilization devices and methods  
The various embodiments of the present inventions provide stabilization devices and methods for use of the stabilization devices with minimally invasive gynecological procedures such as methods of...
8900131 Medical system providing dynamic registration of a model of an anatomical structure for image-guided surgery  
A medical system provides navigation assistance to a surgeon so that the surgeon may navigate a flexible medical device through linked passages of an anatomical structure to a target in or...
8900128 Otoscanner with camera for video and scanning  
An otoscanner including an otoscanner body, the body comprising a hand grip, the body having mounted upon it an ear probe, a tracking illumination emitter, a plurality of tracking illumination...
8900127 Otoscanner with pressure sensor for compliance measurement  
An otoscanner including an otoscanner body, the body comprising a hand grip, the body having mounted upon it an ear probe, a tracking illumination emitter, a plurality of tracking illumination...
8900129 Video otoscanner with line-of-sight probe and screen  
An otoscanner including an otoscanner body, the body comprising a hand grip, the body having mounted upon it an ear probe, a tracking illumination emitter, a plurality of tracking illumination...
8900126 Optical scanning device  
A device for scanning a body orifice or surface including a light source and a wide angle lens. The light from the light source is projected in a pattern distal or adjacent to the wide angle lens....
8900125 Otoscanning with 3D modeling  
An otoscanner including an otoscanner body, the body comprising a hand grip, the body having mounted upon it an ear probe, a tracking illumination emitter, a plurality of tracking illumination...
8894566 Endoscope system  
An endoscope system includes: an image processing portion that constructs three-dimensional data based on preoperative multi-slice image data and extracts a predetermined luminal organ; a position...
8888685 Medical system  
A medical system includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion that can be inserted into a body cavity of a subject, and an image pickup section provided at a distal end portion of the...
8888680 Method and apparatus for foreign matter detection for blood content sensors  
Apparatus and methods for detecting foreign material obstructing a blood content sensor window to facilitate higher data accuracy from such sensors, in accordance with one embodiment of the...
8882657 Instrument having radio frequency identification systems and methods for use  
One RFID equipped instrument includes an elongate body with a plurality of uniquely identified radio frequency identification chips spaced along the length of the elongate body. One system used...
8876700 Medical apparatus, method for controlling marker display in medical image and medical processor  
A processor of an endoscope apparatus that is a medical apparatus generates two images that are a normal-light observation image and a special-light observation image that are obtained by picking...
8870751 Endoscope system, endoscope image recording apparatus, endoscope image acquisition assisting method and computer readable medium  
Plural predetermined examination parts of a patient are imaged sequentially and still images of the respective examination parts are thereby acquired by inserting an endoscope insertion unit...
8870750 Imaging method for medical diagnostics and device operating according to this method  
In an imaging method for medical diagnostics and a device operating according to this method, during an endoscopic examination of a body region of a patient with an endoscope, an image is...
8864655 Fiber optic instrument shape sensing system and method  
An instrument system that includes an elongate body, an optical fiber, and a controller is provided. The optical fiber is operatively coupled to the elongate body and has a plurality of strain...
8864652 Medical robotic system providing computer generated auxiliary views of a camera instrument for controlling the positioning and orienting of its tip  
A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. To supplement the view provided by an image captured by the camera, an auxiliary...
8858432 Ingestible event marker systems  
Ingestible event marker systems that include an ingestible event marker (i.e., an IEM) and a personal signal receiver are provided. Embodiments of the IEM include an identifier, which may or may...
8852083 Self-stabilized encapsulated imaging system  
Wireless capsule endoscope technology has been used to image portions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, particularly the small bowel. However in other GI organs, especially those having...
8845524 Steerable segmented endoscope and method of insertion  
A steerable endoscope has an elongated body with a selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled proximal portion. The endoscope body is inserted into a patient and the...
8834358 Cannula with integrated camera and illumination  
A cannula assembly includes a tubular element forming a lumen, a deployable element of a subassembly, and an electronic component mounted to the deployable element. The tubular element has a...
8834488 Magnetically coupleable robotic surgical devices and related methods  
The present invention relates to magnetically coupleable robotic surgical devices. More specifically, the present invention relates to robotic surgical devices that can be inserted into a...
8831710 Medical observation system and processor  
A medical observation system, which includes a medical probe that observes a subject by scanning on the subject with laser light; a laser source that supplies the laser light to the medical probe;...
8827988 Apparatus and methods for hybrid endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery  
Apparatus and methods are described allow the techniques of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery to be combined into a minimally invasive hybrid surgical technique called NOTES-assisted...
8821379 Industrial endoscope apparatus  
This endoscope apparatus includes: an insertion portion configured to include a bend portion; an image pickup portion configured to capture an image of an object to be inspected; an operation...
8821386 Micro robot system and capsule endoscope system for examining a tubular digestive system  
A micro robot system movable on three dimensional space includes a micro robot unit including a magnet module having a certain magnetization direction and configured to rotate and proceed along a...
8821398 Capsule medical apparatus guidance system  
A system includes a capsule body having a casing introduced into a subject to perform, in liquid, examination of or treatment on the interior of the subject, the casing containing a permanent...
8821376 Devices and methods for performing medical procedures in tree-like luminal structures  
Apparatus is described for use with an imaging device (31) that acquires a pre-procedure image of a portion of a subject's body disposed at a pre-procedure position. An input unit receives from a...