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1. (WO2007008731) BIOLOGICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/008731 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/026633
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 06.07.2006
IPC:
A61B 1/04 (2006.01) ,A61B 1/00 (2006.01)
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
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
Applicants:
PEREZ, Timothy [US/US]; US
Inventors:
PEREZ, Timothy; US
Agent:
GRAFE, V., Gerald; P.O. Box 2689 Corrales, NM 87048, US
Priority Data:
60/698,20709.07.2005US
Title (EN) BIOLOGICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
(FR) SYSTEMES D'IMAGERIE BIOLOGIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention includes a laparoscopic imaging apparatus including a housing mountable in a known relationship to a patient, an image capture element mounted with the housing, and an image control system connected to the image capture element. The image capture element is mounted with the housing such that when in use, the image capture element is within the body of the patient, and further such that the image capture element is adapted to generate a signal representative of an image of portions of the volume within the body of the patient. The image control system is adapted to be responsive to the signals generated by the image capture element as well as control inputs provided by a user. The image control system is further adapted to select a portion of an image represented by the signal, wherein the portion of the image is less than the whole image.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un dispositif d'imagerie laparoscopique comprenant un logement pouvant être monté selon une configuration connue sur un patient, un élément de saisie d'images monté sur le logement, ainsi qu'un système de contrôle d'image relié à l'élément de saisie d'images. En pratique, l'élément de saisie d'images est conçu pour être introduit à l'intérieur du patient et pour produire un signal représentatif d'une image de certaines parties d'un volume situé à l'intérieur du corps du patient. Le système de contrôle d'image est sensible aux signaux produits par l'élément de saisie d'images et à des commandes fournies par un utilisateur. Le système de contrôle d'image permet de sélectionner une partie d'une image représentée par le signal, cette partie de l'image représentant une fraction de l'image dans sa totalité.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (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, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, 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)