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, WA1286

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Ferren, Bran Beverly Hills, US 315 1743
Hillis, W Daniel Encino, US 424 4215
Hyde, Roderick A Redmond, US 2140 3034
Ishikawa, Muriel Y Livermore, US 1070 2408
Jung, Edward K Y Bellevue, US 819 1951
Leuthardt, Eric C St. Louis, US 982 2656
Myhrvold, Nathan P Medina, US 1051 3201
Sweeney, Elizabeth A Seattle, US 438 790
Tegreene, Clarence T Bellevue, US 1453 3745
Wood, Victoria Y H Livermore, US 329 995
Wood,, Jr Lowell L Bellevue, US 2161 3226

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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
6,921,413 Methods and devices for optical stimulation of neural tissues 120 2001
 
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