US 11,653,820 B2
In-body image capturing device and in-body monitoring camera system
Hitoshi Aoki, Sakai (JP); Toshihisa Gotoh, Sakai (JP); Kei Urakawa, Sakai (JP); Kishoh Takamatsu, Sakai (JP); Tomohiro Konishi, Sakai (JP); and Tsuguhisa Inoue, Sakai (JP)
Filed by Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Sakai (JP)
Filed on Jul. 13, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/373,875.
Application 17/373,875 is a continuation of application No. 15/735,643, abandoned, previously published as PCT/JP2016/070049, filed on Jul. 6, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-139241 (JP), filed on Jul. 10, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2021/0338068 A1, Nov. 4, 2021
Int. Cl. A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/04 (2006.01); A61B 1/313 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 1/05 (2006.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 1/00147 (2013.01) [A61B 1/00018 (2013.01); A61B 1/00135 (2013.01); A61B 1/041 (2013.01); A61B 1/051 (2013.01); A61B 1/3132 (2013.01); A61B 17/29 (2013.01); A61B 90/361 (2016.02); A61B 1/00027 (2013.01); A61B 1/00045 (2013.01); A61B 90/37 (2016.02)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method of manufacturing an in-body image capturing device, the method comprising:
providing an image capturing unit that includes a lens and an illumination unit, the in-body image capturing device being capable of being introduced into a body;
integrally molding a casing with a light-transmitting body and a light shielding body by fitting, in an interior of a die of a whole of the casing, the light shielding body that has been molded in advance and pouring a transparent resin into gaps in the die, or by, in one molding machine, pouring a black resin into an interior of a die of the light shielding body, hardening the black resin, setting, in a die of a whole of the casing, the black resin thus hardened, and pouring the transparent resin into the die of the whole of the casing; and
housing the image capturing unit and the illumination unit in the casing, wherein
the light-transmitting body includes an illumination cover portion that covers the illumination unit and a lens cover portion that covers the lens, and
the light shielding body includes a lens surrounding portion that surrounds the lens.