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1. (US20180160884) IMAGING APPARATUS WITH BALLOON AND SHAPED TIP

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 15834348 Application Date: 07.12.2017
Publication Number: 20180160884 Publication Date: 14.06.2018
Publication Kind : A1
IPC:
A61B 1/00
A61B 5/00
A61B 1/05
A61B 1/273
A61B 1/267
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
04
combined with photographic or television appliances
05
characterised by the image sensor, e.g. camera, being in the distal end portion
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
273
for the upper alimentary canal, e.g. oesophagoscopes, gastroscopes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
267
for the respiratory tract, e.g. laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes
CPC:
A61B 1/00082
A61B 1/05
A61B 1/267
A61B 1/273
A61B 5/0066
Applicants: NINEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
Inventors: Tsung-Han Tsai
Eman Namati
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) IMAGING APPARATUS WITH BALLOON AND SHAPED TIP
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Exemplary imaging apparatuses are described. Various imaging apparatuses may implement optical coherence tomography (OCT) and/or optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) gastrointestinal tissue imaging methods and technologies. Furthermore, the imaging apparatuses may include a rotatable imaging element to scan a bodily lumen, such as the esophagus. The imaging element may be housed within an inflatable balloon. Still further, the imaging apparatuses may include a shaped tip. The shaped tip may aid in guiding an imaging apparatus through the esophagus, or other bodily lumen.