US Patent No: 8,000,784

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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, WA1035

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ferren, Bran Beverly Hills, CA 435 2126
Hillis, W Daniel Encino, CA 600 4369
Hyde, Roderick A Livermore, CA 2173 2737
Ishikawa, Muriel Y Livermore, CA 1292 2274
Jung, Edward K Y Bellevue, WA 714 1086
Leuthardt, Eric C - 1192 2143
Myhrvold, Nathan P Medina, CA 1271 3529
Sweeney, Elizabeth A - 500 663
Tegreene, Clarence T Bellevue, WA 1695 3799
Wood, Victoria Y H - 259 437
Wood,, Jr Lowell L - 2286 2175

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