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Lumen-traveling device

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Lumen-traveling devices and associated methods and systems are described. Lumen-traveling devices capable of traveling within a body lumen may include a propelling mechanism to produce movement of the lumen-traveling device within the lumen, as well as additional components such as a sensor, an active portion, and/or control circuitry. In some embodiments, a sensor may be used to detect a local condition, and an action may be performed within the body lumen. Actions that may be performed include, but are not limited to, transmitting information, releasing a material within the lumen, performing a surgical step, or collecting a sample, among others.

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THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLCBELLEVUE, WA1264

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Ferren, Bran Beverly Hills, CA 486 3138
Hillis, W Daniel Encino, CA 649 5426
Hyde, Roderick A Livermore, CA 2981 5332
Ishikawa, Muriel Y Livermore, CA 1542 4382
Jung, Edward K Y Bellevue, WA 858 1963
Leuthardt, Eric C - 1396 4251
Myhrvold, Nathan P Medina, CA 1548 5295
Sweeney, Elizabeth A - 621 1434
Tegreene, Clarence T Bellevue, WA 2106 6165
Wood, Victoria Y H - 347 1036
Wood,, Jr Lowell L - 2935 4831

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