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1. WO2007092533 - ENDOSCOPE WITH AN IMAGING CATHETER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF CONFIGURING AN ENDOSCOPE

Publication Number WO/2007/092533
Publication Date 16.08.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/003322
International Filing Date 06.02.2007
IPC
A61B 1/005 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
005Flexible endoscopes
A61M 25/01 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
25Catheters; Hollow probes
01Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
A61B 1/05 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
05characterised by the image sensor, e.g. camera, being in the distal end portion
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
CPC
A61B 1/00096
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
00071Insertion part of the endoscope body
0008characterised by distal tip features
00096Optical elements
A61B 1/00177
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
00163Optical arrangements
00174characterised by the viewing angles
00177for 90 degrees side-viewing
A61B 1/00181
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
00163Optical arrangements
00174characterised by the viewing angles
00181for multiple fixed viewing angles
A61B 1/0051
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
005Flexible endoscopes
0051with controlled bending of insertion part
A61B 1/0058
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
005Flexible endoscopes
0058using shape-memory elements
A61B 1/0125
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
012characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor
0125Endoscope within endoscope
Applicants
  • AVANTIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • BAYER, Lex [ZA]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • DESAI, Rupesh [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • HIGGINS, John [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BAYER, Lex
  • DESAI, Rupesh
  • HIGGINS, John
Agents
  • ZHU, Song
Priority Data
11/609,83812.12.2006US
11/626,18923.01.2007US
60/771,09906.02.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ENDOSCOPE WITH AN IMAGING CATHETER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF CONFIGURING AN ENDOSCOPE
(FR) ENDOSCOPE À ENSEMBLE CATHÉTER D'IMAGERIE ET PROCÉDÉ DE CONFIGURATION D'UN ENDOSCOPE
Abstract
(EN)
An endoscope includes an insertion tube having an end, and an imaging catheter assembly. The imaging catheter assembly includes a tubular body, an imaging device, and a shape memory link that connects the imaging device to the tubular body.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un endoscope comportant un tube d'insertion pourvu d'une extrémité et un ensemble cathéter d'imagerie. Cet ensemble cathéter d'imagerie comporte un corps tubulaire, un dispositif d'imagerie et une pièce de liaison à mémoire de forme qui relie le dispositif d'imagerie au corps tubulaire.
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