US Patent No: 8,000,784 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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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, WA1162

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Ferren, Bran Beverly Hills, US 332 4453
Hillis, W Daniel Encino, US 440 6468
Hyde, Roderick A Redmond, US 2431 8647
Ishikawa, Muriel Y Livermore, US 1175 6740
Jung, Edward K Y Bellevue, US 902 2696
Leuthardt, Eric C St. Louis, US 1042 6467
Myhrvold, Nathan P Medina, US 1176 7443
Sweeney, Elizabeth A Seattle, US 521 2128
Tegreene, Clarence T Bellevue, US 1625 9225
Wood, Victoria Y H Livermore, US 411 1757
Wood,, Jr Lowell L Bellevue, US 2403 7932

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