Lumen-traveling device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8000784
APP PUB NO 20070156211A1
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11645358

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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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GEARBOX, LLCBELLEVUE, WA384

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Ferren, Bran Beverly Hills, US 339 5296
Hillis, W Daniel Encino, US 451 7156
Hyde, Roderick A Redmond, US 2592 11181
Ishikawa, Muriel Y Livermore, US 1246 8343
Jung, Edward K Y Bellevue, US 939 3339
Leuthardt, Eric C St. Louis, US 1085 8075
Myhrvold, Nathan P Medina, US 1236 9014
Sweeney, Elizabeth A Seattle, US 563 2696
Tegreene, Clarence T Bellevue, US 1722 11357
Wood, Victoria Y H Livermore, US 442 2275
Wood,, Jr Lowell L Bellevue, US 2529 10303

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