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1. (WO2005031436) APPARATUS AND METHODS RELATING TO EXPANDED DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING ENDOSCOPE SYSTEMS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/031436    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2004/001751
Publication Date: 07.04.2005 International Filing Date: 27.09.2004
IPC:
A61B 1/05 (2006.01), G01J 3/10 (2006.01), G01J 3/28 (2006.01), G02B 23/24 (2006.01)
Applicants: TIDAL PHOTONICS, INC. [CA/CA]; 1755 West Broadway, Suite 314, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 4S5 (CA) (For All Designated States Except US).
MACKINNON, Nicholas, B. [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
STANGE, Ulrich [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only)
Inventors: MACKINNON, Nicholas, B.; (CA).
STANGE, Ulrich; (CA)
Agent: CLARK, Neil, S.; Fetherstonhaugh & Co., Box 11560, Vancouver Centre, 650 West Georgia Street, Suite 2200, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N8 (CA)
Priority Data:
60/506,273 26.09.2003 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHODS RELATING TO EXPANDED DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING ENDOSCOPE SYSTEMS
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDES RELATIFS A DES SYSTEMES ENDOSCOPES A IMAGERIE AYANT UNE PLAGE DYNAMIQUE ELARGIE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The apparatus and methods herein provide light sources and endoscopy systems that can improve the quality of images and the ability of users to distinguish desired features when viewing tissues by providing methods and apparatus that improve the dynamic range of images from endoscopes, in particular endoscopes that have dynamic range limited because of small image sensors and small pixel electron well capacity, and other optical systems.
(FR)La présente invention se rapporte à un appareil et à des procédés permettant de disposer de sources de lumière et de systèmes d'endoscopie qui peuvent améliorer la qualité des images ainsi que la capacité des utilisateurs à distinguer des caractéristiques souhaitées lors de l'observation de tissus, du fait que ces procédés et cet appareil améliorent la plage dynamique des images issues des endoscopes, en particulier des endoscopes présentant une plage dynamique limitée en raison de la petite taille des capteurs d'image et de la faible capacité des puits à électron des pixels, et d'autres systèmes optiques.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)