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Title:
ENDOSCOPE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2002301016
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide an endoscope protecting a lens and a solid-state image pickup element from exposure of steam during autoclave sterilization.

An element frame 10, with the lens unit 11 and the solid-state image pickup element 12 disposed thereon, is constructed of two frames. A first element frame 51 with the lens unit 11 and a second element frame 52 with the solid-state image pickup element 12 are disposed thereon. An end lens 13 is hermetically soldered to the leading end of the first element frame 51 and a connector 14 is hermetically joined to the trailing end of the second element frame 52. The inner peripheral surface of the leading end of the second element frame 52 is fitted over the outer peripheral surface of the trailing end of the first element frame 51. The first element frame 51 and the second element frame 52 are axially movable relative to each other before being joined together.


Inventors:
Aono, Susumu
Nakamura, Ichiro
Yoshimoto, Yousuke
Futaki, Yasuyuki
Higuma, Masaichi
Tatsuno, Yutaka
Yamaguchi, Takao
Saito, Hidetoshi
Kishi, Takahiro
Hiroya, Jun
Kura, Yasuto
Nakamura, Takeaki
Application Number:
JP2002000026041
Publication Date:
October 15, 2002
Filing Date:
August 27, 1998
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO LTD
International Classes:
G02B23/24; A61B1/00; A61B1/04; G02B23/26; (IPC1-7): A61B1/00; A61B1/04; G02B23/24; G02B23/26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
伊藤 進