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US20060089531 Method and apparatus having an elongate guide and controllable portion  
An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically...
US20060089530 Method and apparatus for advancing an instrument along an arbitrary path  
An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically...
US20060089529 Endoscope with regidizable introducer sheath  
An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically...
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...
US20110213206 FIBER OPTIC IMAGING CATHETER  
A steerable imaging catheter is provided, including an elongated catheter tube, at least one steering cable extending along the catheter tube to control the movement of the distal end thereof, and...
US20060258912 Activated polymer articulated instruments and methods of insertion  
An electro-polymeric articulated endoscope and method of insertion are described herein. A steerable endoscope having a segmented, elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal...
US20060252993 Medical devices and systems  
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...
US20060089532 Method and apparatus for advancing an instrument along an arbitrary path using an introducer sheath  
An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically...
US20050085693 Activated polymer articulated instruments and methods of insertion  
An electro-polymeric articulated endoscope and method of insertion are described herein. A steerable endoscope having a segmented, elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal...
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...
US20080045794 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...
US20070225556 DISPOSABLE ENDOSCOPE DEVICES  
Various methods and devices are provided for endoscopic procedures. In particular, the device can include an elongate flexible insertion element adapted for delivery within a patient. In one...
US20060178560 Endoluminal tool deployment system  
Systems, devices and methods for endoscopic procedures are provided involving accessing and manipulating tissues beyond the capabilities of traditional endoscopic instruments. Embodiments of the...
US20050182298 Cardiac tissue ablation instrument with flexible wrist  
The present invention is directed to an articulate minimally invasive surgical instrument with a flexible wrist to facilitate the safe placement and provide visual verification of the ablation...
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...
US20050215859 Endoscopic imaging system including removable deflection device  
A steerable endoscopic sheath has a proximal end, a distal end and a working channel lumen disposed therein. A plurality of solid state light emitting devices such as light emitting diodes are...
US20120130173 CONTROL DEVICE  
A control device is provided, particularly for use in endoscopes or the like. The control device has proximal and distal end sections which each incorporate an articulation zone and a bending...
US20070232858 Steering system tension control devices  
A steerable shaft of a medical instrument is steered by one or more control cables. The control cables are in contact with a steering system tension control device that reduces the tension in the...
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...
US20060241347 Systems and methods relating to colposcopic viewing tubes for enhanced viewing and examination  
Colposcopic viewing tubes for use with external colposcopes, otoscopes, velscopes. The colposcopic viewing tube is configured to be placed in front of the viewing lens of the colposcope, is...
US20060089528 Method of navigating a therapeutic instrument with an apparatus having a handle coupled to an overtube  
An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically...
US20100280320 FLEXIBLE AND STEERABLE ELONGATE INSTRUMENTS WITH SHAPE CONTROL AND SUPPORT ELEMENTS  
An instrument having a flexible and elongated body includes at least a lumen and a flex member disposed within the lumen. The flex member may be capable of providing steering control to a first...
US20090143639 TRANS-DOUGLAS ENDOSCOPICAL SURGICAL DEVICE (TED) AND METHODS THEREOF  
The present invention discloses means and methods for providing trans-Douglas endoscopic surgical procedures in the pelvis and in other body portions, and especially gynecological, cardiological,...
US20070149852 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope is provided which has good operability, such as ease of varying the rigidity of an insertion portion, as well as a lighter-weight bending mechanism for changing the shape of a bending...
US20050154261 Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion  
A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented...
US20100004508 MULTIJOINTED BENDING MECHANISM AND MULTIJOINTED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT HAVING MULTIJOINTED BENDING MECHANISM  
A multijointed bending mechanism having a first bending piece, a second bending piece connected to the first bending piece so as to be rotatable around a first rotation shaft, a third bending...
US20050165276 Methods and apparatus for accessing and treating regions of the body  
Methods and apparatus for accessing and treating regions of the body are disclosed herein. Using an endoscopic device having an automatically controllable proximal portion and a selectively...
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...
US20060200000 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes an insertion section to be inserted from a distal end into a subject. The endoscope further includes a bendable bend portion disposed between the distal end and a proximal...
US20140275763 PARTIALLY DISPOSABLE ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE  
An endoscopic device having a one-handed, either-handed steering mechanism is presented. The endoscopic device includes some components that are sterile and used on only a single patient. The...
US20130060088 BENDING PORTION-EQUIPPED MEDICAL APPARATUS  
A bending portion-equipped medical apparatus includes: a bending portion; a grasping portion having a long axis and including a sheath portion to be grasped by a finger other than a thumb of a...
US20110230718 MEDICAL FLEXIBLE SECTION AND INSERTION SECTION OF MEDICAL APPARATUS  
A medical flexible section includes an inner tube body which has a first bend allowing section configured to allow bending in a predetermined direction provided on a side surface thereof and forms...
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...
US20080200763 ENDOSCOPE  
An endoscope includes an elongated insertion section inserted into a body cavity from a distal end portion, a hard base section provided on a proximal end side of the insertion section, a...
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...
US20070265500 Electric bending endoscope device  
To provide an electric bending endoscope device provided with a bending operation input member having a configuration capable of obtaining desired operation resistance with a simple configuration...
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...
US20120053419 Highly Articulable Catheter  
A flexible highly-articulable dual-catheter device includes an outer catheter and an inner catheter. The outer catheter contains at least one lumen to support advancement and in-situ replacement...
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...
US20100160730 ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS  
An operation portion of an endoscope includes: an insertion-portion-side housing (12) including an insertion portion 2 having a bending portion; a main-unit-side housing (13); and an operation...
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...
US20060069310 Programmable brake control system for use in a medical device  
A system and method for providing programmable brake control in a fly-by-wire medical instrument system are provided. In one embodiment, the invention provides a brake control system that includes...
US20130204096 Medical Device with a Deflectable Shaft Section and Tension Control  
A catheter comprises an elongated shaft having a proximal shaft section and a shapeable shaft section distal to the proximal section, an inner lumen extending within the proximal and shapeable...
US20140012087 ENDOSCOPE  
In an embodiment of the present invention, an endoscope includes an insertion unit having a bending portion on a distal end side thereof, an endoscope main body provided on a proximal end side of...
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...
US20130331652 INSERTION APPARATUS  
An insertion portion, an operation portion, a pull wire, a joy stick, and a guide roller that is provided outside an action range of a frame body that acts by being linked with tilt of an...
US20090076330 ENDOSCOPE  
The endoscope includes an insertion section having a bending portion near a distal end of the insertion section, a manipulating unit that manipulates bending of the bending portion, a pulling unit...
US20080207998 ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS  
An endoscope apparatus includes an operation section main body configured to include a frame body and bumper members provided to cover plural surfaces of the frame body. An operation section is...
US20070015967 Autosteering vision endoscope  
A control mechanism for automatically steering the distal end of an endoscope into a body cavity. During advancement of the endoscope, the control mechanism directs the distal tip to be moved in a...
US20050065404 Endoscope  
An endoscope according to the present invention includes a bending section 12 which is bendable in a plurality of directions, and an inserting portion 2 having a distal-end portion 11 which is...

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