Patent Number: 7,714,885

Title: Endoscope imaging apparatus

Abstract: An endoscope imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit in which an imaging optical unit that contains at least one optical lens in a rigid member the one end side of which is airtightly sealed is airtightly joined to an imaging element unit that contains at least one imaging element in a rigid member the one end side of which is airtightly sealed through a tubular member to which a bellows portion having an elastic force is formed.

Inventors: Yazawa; Nobuyoshi (Hachioji, JP), Tanahashi; Fuminori (Shirakawa, JP), Shimizu; Masami (Hachioji, JP), Yamaguchi; Takao (Hachioji, JP), Kuroda; Hiroyuki (Hachioji, JP), Takekoshi; Satoshi (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Corporation

International Classification: A62B 1/04 (20060101); A61B 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018