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Number: 600/150
Name: Surgery > Endoscope > Having flexible tube structure > With bending control means > With deflection recovery
Description: Subject matter wherein the bending portion of the endoscope is provided with means which permits the unbending of that portion engaging the body orifice or body cavity when the bending control mechanism is not operating.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8702595 Insertion instrument endoscope Apr. 22, 2014
8602976 Endoscope Dec. 10, 2013
8591404 Bending device for endoscope Nov. 26, 2013
8556805 Rotational force transmission mechanism, force-attenuating apparatus, medical device, and medical instrument-operation mechanism Oct. 15, 2013
8529438 Endoscopic instrument Sep. 10, 2013
8517926 Endoscope Aug. 27, 2013
8366607 Manually controlled endoscope Feb. 5, 2013
8308634 Endoscope Nov. 13, 2012
8277375 Flexible segment system Oct. 2, 2012
8133170 Endoscope Mar. 13, 2012
8133171 Wire spring guide for flexible endoscope Mar. 13, 2012
7789826 Manually controlled endoscope Sep. 7, 2010
7785252 Articulating sheath for flexible instruments Aug. 31, 2010
7762948 Endoscope system Jul. 27, 2010
7060027 Electric bending endoscope apparatus Jun. 13, 2006
6595914 Electric bending endoscope device operating during power failures Jul. 22, 2003
6551237 Centering mechanism for controlling the bending of an electrically bendable endoscope, and an endoscope system Apr. 22, 2003
6432043 Endoscope Aug. 13, 2002
6371907 Endoscope apparatus driving manipulation wires with drive motor in drum portion Apr. 16, 2002
6319195 Endoscope Nov. 20, 2001
6203494 Endoscope capable of varying hardness of flexible part of insertion unit thereof Mar. 20, 2001
5938588 Superelastic control wire sheath for flexible endoscope Aug. 17, 1999
5779626 Endoscope Jul. 14, 1998
5752912 Manipulator for flexible portion of an endoscope May. 19, 1998
5683348 Endoscope Nov. 4, 1997
5667476 Endoscope articulation system to reduce effort during articulation of an endoscope Sep. 16, 1997
5658238 Endoscope apparatus capable of being switched to a mode in which a curvature operating lever is returned and to a mode in which the curvature operating lever is not returned Aug. 19, 1997
5656011 Endoscope tube system Aug. 12, 1997
5549542 Deflectable endoscope Aug. 27, 1996
5257618 Endoscope Nov. 2, 1993
5197457 Deformable and removable sheath for optical catheter Mar. 30, 1993
5179935 Endoscope provided in the insertable section with a flexible part which can be made linear Jan. 19, 1993
5109830 Apparatus for navigation of body cavities May. 5, 1992
4924852 Endoscope May. 15, 1990
4748969 Multi-lumen core deflecting endoscope Jun. 7, 1988
4718407 Operating mechanism for bendable section of endoscope Jan. 12, 1988
4655257 Guide tube assembly for industrial endoscope Apr. 7, 1987

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