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1. (WO2018125935) SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR PROVIDING ILLUMINATION IN AN ENDOSCOPIC IMAGING ENVIRONMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125935    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068582
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 28 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 1/05
A61B 1/06
A61B 5/00
H04N 5/341
H04N 5/374
Applicants: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: TALBERT, Joshua, D.
WICHERN, Donald, M.
Title: SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR PROVIDING ILLUMINATION IN AN ENDOSCOPIC IMAGING ENVIRONMENT
Abstract:
The disclosure relates to an endoscopic system that includes an image sensor, an emitter and an electromagnetic radiation driver. The image sensor includes a pixel array and is configured to generate and read out pixel data for an image based on electromagnetic radiation received by the pixel array. The pixel array includes a plurality of lines for reading out pixel data. The pixel array also has readout period that is the length of time for reading out all the plurality of lines of pixel data in the pixel array. The emitter is configured to emit electromagnetic radiation for illumination of a scene observed by the image sensor. The electromagnetic radiation driver is configured to drive emissions by the emitter. The electromagnetic radiation driver includes a jitter specification that is less than or equal to about 10% to about 25% percent of the readout period of the pixel array of the image sensor.