Endoscope apparatus having electric bending endoscope

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7331924
APP PUB NO 20040034279A1
SERIAL NO

10393722

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An electric bending endoscope apparatus includes an electric bending endoscope, a bending control device for controlling a bending direction and the amount of bending of a bending portion based on a bending instructing signal outputted from a portion for instructing a bending operation in the electric bending endoscope, an image processing device for generating an observing image captured by the electric bending endoscope to a video signal, and a display device for displaying the video signal generated by the image processing device as an endoscope image, wherein the electric bending endoscope includes a bending driving portion for bending the bending portion arranged at an inserting portion, a bending motive portion for driving the bending driving portion, a portion for restoring transmission and disconnection of driving force that reversibly switches a status for transmitting the driving force by transmitting the driving force of the bending motive portion to the bending driving portion and a status for disconnecting the driving force, a portion for detecting a bending status which detects an operating status of the bending driving portion and detects the bending status of the bending portion, a portion for instructing a bending operation having a portion for inputting the bending instructing signal that outputs the bending instructing signal for relatively changing the bending direction and the amount of bending of the bending portion, a portion for detecting a predetermined bending status which detects that the bending portion is in at least one predetermined bending status, and a portion for notifying the predetermined bending status which sends a notification indicating that the bending portion is in the predetermined bending status based on a detecting result of the portion for detecting the predetermined bending status.

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OLYMPUS CORPORATIONTOKYO6334

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arai, Keiichi Hachioji, JP 34 2049
Honda, Takemitsu Hino, JP 50 561
Ikeda, Yuichi Tama, JP 100 2278
Kawai, Toshimasa Yokohama, JP 24 1396
Kimoto, Seiichiro Hachioji, JP 63 718
Maeda, Toshinari Hachioji, JP 19 465
Miyagi, Takayasu Hachioji, JP 22 664

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