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Title:
ENDOSCOPE SHAFT WITH BENDABLE END PORTION
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2003275166
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a distal end portion structure for an endoscope shaft that is inexpensively manufacturable, is bendable in an arbitrary direction at an arbitrary angle and is fixable in a bent state.

An endoscope shaft with a bendable cylindrical distal end portion 2 is bendable by means of an operating device. The cylindrical distal end portion 2 has at least one decentralized hose member extending along the end portion. The hose member is shaped into a plurality of directly united expansion bellows, and forms a continuous pressure chamber longitudinally expandable when pressure is applied.


Inventors:
Viebach, Thomas
Pauker, Fritz
Application Number:
JP2003000058737
Publication Date:
September 30, 2003
Filing Date:
March 05, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
STM MEDIZINTECHNIK STARNBERG GMBH
International Classes:
A61B1/00; A61B1/005; A61B1/015; A61M25/01; F15B7/00; F15B7/08; (IPC1-7): A61B1/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
朝日奈 宗太 (外3名)