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1. WO1997015144 - HAND-HELD IMAGING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH ENDOSCOPES

Publication Number WO/1997/015144
Publication Date 24.04.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1996/016594
International Filing Date 18.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.05.1997
IPC
A61B 1/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments 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
A61B 1/04 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments 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
04combined with photographic or television appliances
H04N 7/18 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
18Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
CPC
A61B 1/00048
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00002Operational features of endoscopes
00043provided with signal output arrangements
00045Display arrangement
00048Constructional features of the display
A61B 1/00052
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00002Operational features of endoscopes
00043provided with signal output arrangements
00045Display arrangement
00052positioned at proximal end of the endoscope body
A61B 1/00105
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00064Constructional details of the endoscope body
00105characterised by modular construction
A61B 1/00112
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00112Connection or coupling means
A61B 1/00126
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00112Connection or coupling means
00121Connectors, fasteners and adapters, e.g. on the endoscope handle
00126optical, e.g. for light supply cables
A61B 1/042
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
04combined with photographic or television appliances
042characterised by a proximal camera, e.g. a CCD camera
Applicants
  • UROHEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • SHAPIRO, Stephen, J. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SOSNOWSKI, Stephen, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • KO, Michael, J. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • SHAPIRO, Stephen, J.
  • SOSNOWSKI, Stephen, A.
  • KO, Michael, J.
Agents
  • FREILICH, Arthur
Priority Data
60/005,75320.10.1995US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) HAND-HELD IMAGING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH ENDOSCOPES
(FR) IMAGEUR A MAIN A UTILISER AVEC DES ENDOSCOPES
Abstract
(EN)
An apparatus particularly configured for coupling to the proximal end of a medical endoscope for presenting a video image of the target site at the distal end of the endoscope. The apparatus is comprised of (1) a camera housing containing a solid state electronic imaging sensor, (2) a video monitor, and (3) an endoscope coupler, wherein the camera housing contains no motor driven parts and the housing exterior is dimensioned and shaped so that it can be readily held in a user's hand. The video monitor is configured for detachable attachment to the camera housing via an electromechanical connector which affords both an electrical interconnection and an adjustable substantially rigid structural attachment.
(FR)
Cette invention concerne un appareil conçu spécialement pour être couplé à l'extrémité proximale d'un endoscope médical et permettre l'affichage d'une image vidéo du site cible situé au niveau de l'extrémité distale dudit endoscope. Ledit appareil est composé (1) d'un boîtier de caméra contenant un capteur d'images électronique à circuits intégrés, (2) un moniteur vidéo et (3) un coupleur d'endoscope, la caméra ne comportant aucune pièce motorisée et l'extérieur du boîtier ayant des dimensions et une forme permettant à un utilisateur de le tenir facilement dans la main. Le moniteur vidéo est conçu pour pouvoir être fixé de manière détachable au boîtier de la caméra par l'intermédiaire d'un connecteur électromécanique qui constitue assure à la fois une interconnexion électrique et un lien structural ajustable sensiblement rigide.
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