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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...
US20050059861 Flexible tube of endoscope and method for manufacturing the same  
A first flexibility-varying portion is disposed in an outer sheath of a flexible tube having a distal end and a base end. The thickness of the outer sheath in the distal end side of the first...
US20110130628 Method for Transmitting Torque and Variably Flexing a Corrugated Insertion Device  
A method for transmitting torque and variably flexing an insertion device for receiving an instrument includes the steps of providing a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for...
US20070043261 Endoscope and method for inserting endoscope into colon  
A first bendable section which can be bent in an arbitrary direction and a second bendable section which can be bent in the bending direction of this first bendable section are provided at the tip...
US20070208224 VARIABLE STIFFNESS MEDICAL DEVICE SHAFT  
A medical device shaft with varying flexibility along its length is provided. The shaft includes at least first and second elongate shaft portions that have differing geometries and differing...
US20060025652 Cannula system and method of use  
A cannula coupled to a displacement limiting coupling. The cannula includes at least one rigidizable segment and means for rigidizing the rigidizable segment. The displacement limiting coupling...
US20070270649 Medical instrument including a catheter having a catheter stiffener and method for using  
A medical instrument including a medical catheter having a distal end insertable within a body lumen of a patient, having a first flexible catheter segment, and having a second flexible catheter...
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...
US20060058582 Disposable shapelocking system  
Disposable shapelocking systems are disclosed herein. A shapelock assembly generally comprises an elongate body defining at least one lumen therethrough for advancement of an endoscope or other...
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...
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...
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...
US20060135848 Endoscope guiding device  
An endoscope guiding device has a main wire body made of nitinol memory wire to retain its shape after bending, a handle fixed to the proximal end of the wire body and, at the distal end a rounded...
US20100099951 SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN INSTRUMENT USING SHAPE SENSORS  
The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the...
US20090005643 Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device and method for operating the insertion device  
A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument, a distal end with a tip for protrusion...
US20070015965 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COLONIC CLEANING  
Apparatus and methods are provided for cleaning a patient's colon in preparation for colonoscopy. A rigidizable overtube is described, as well as several variations of a colon-cleaning element...
US20050261549 Body cavity inspection system and method of using the same  
Transportation apparatus for transportation of an inspection device within a body cavity such as the colon and inspection apparatus for inspecting a body cavity is disclosed. In one embodiment,...
US20070173693 Endoscope  
An endoscope (1000) comprising a flexible elongated solid body (110) comprising cavities wherein at the distal portion of the body there is a section with greater flexibility than other portions...
US20090124857 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RIGIDIZING FLEXIBLE MEDICAL IMPLEMENTS  
A flexible steerable device comprising a plurality of interconnected segments configured to pivot relative to each other, each of the plurality of segments having a cavity disposed therein. The...
US20130178705 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope includes an insertion section, a bending section, a bending operation section and a shift mechanism. The bending section includes a first bending section and a second bending section...
US20060178562 Apparatus and methods for obtaining endoluminal access with a steerable guide having a variable pivot  
Methods and apparatus for obtaining endoluminal access are provided comprising a steerable endoluminal guide having a variable pivot for altering steering dynamics. In one variation, variable...
US20130190567 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope includes a second bending drive mechanism. The second bending drive mechanism passively bends the second bending portion in accordance with external force when the drive force is not...
US20100324370 Flexibility/Rigidity Adjustable Apparatus  
There is provided a flexibility/rigidity adjustable apparatus which can change over its state between a flexible state in which such apparatus is freely bendable and a rigid state in which such...
US20060100480 Apparatus and methods for achieving endoluminal access  
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for pleating at least a portion of a patient's body lumen, such as the colon. Pleating is achieved via relative motion between an endoscope and...
US20150025320 Stiffening Assembly  
A stiffenable structure is made of longitudinal beams that are positioned around a longitudinal axis. In one state, the longitudinal beams are bendable so that the structure is bendable. As the...
US20130096384 INSERTION DEVICE  
An insertion device includes: a linear member inserted into an insertion portion to be movable; a plurality of mobile bodies provided in a state of being strung together on an outer periphery of...
US20120053417 ENDOSCOPE AND HARDNESS ADJUSTER  
The endoscope includes: a hardness adjusting device which changes the flexibility of the flexible portion of an endoscope insertion unit; and a handling member that handles the hardness adjusting...
US20100217083 SHAPE CONTROL ENDOSCOPE  
Methods and devices are provided for controlling an endoscope in a body cavity. In one exemplary embodiment, a stiffening element for an endoscopic surgical system includes an elongate member...
US20170127910 ENDOSCOPE AND HARDNESS ADJUSTMENT DEVICE  
Provided are an endoscope and a hardness adjustment device configured so that an arrangement space of built-in components in an operation portion can be ensured and that burden on a coil spring...
US20170065151 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope includes: an operation portion; an insertion portion pivotable relative to the operation portion; a pivot state switching instruction portion; a sliding member slidable in a...
US20170055809 ENDOSCOPE INSERTION SHAPE OBSERVATION APPARATUS  
An endoscope insertion shape observation apparatus includes an endoscope, a magnetic field generation coil provided at an insertion portion of the endoscope and configured to generate a magnetic...
US20160287054 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope includes: a long insertion portion sequentially provided with first and second bending portions and a flexible tube portion, from a distal end side; first and second tubular portions...
US20150272425 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope includes an insertion unit, a hardness varying member, a hardness varying wire and a relay member. The insertion unit includes a tip portion, a bending portion, and a flexible...

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