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1. WO2021003345 - OPTIC LIGHT GUIDE, ENDOSCOPE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND USING AN OPTIC LIGHT GUIDE

Publication Number WO/2021/003345
Publication Date 07.01.2021
International Application No. PCT/US2020/040623
International Filing Date 02.07.2020
IPC
A61B 1/07 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
06with illuminating arrangements
07using light-conductive means, e.g. optical fibres
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
G02B 6/40 2006.01
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
24Coupling light guides
36Mechanical coupling means
40having fibre bundle mating means
G02B 6/24 2006.01
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
24Coupling light guides
Applicants
  • INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • JOSEPH, Hannes
  • STENGEL, Philip
  • KLEISER, Ralf
  • KUHWE, Björn
  • PETSCH, Sebastian
Agents
  • JEPPSEN, Jeffrey R.
  • LAIRD, Travis K.
  • NGUYEN, Frank
  • ALLENBY, Christopher B.
  • CHENG, Wendy
  • ISON, Lisa
  • KUBODERA, John M.
  • LEE, Hwa C.
  • MEI, Yiming
  • CHANG, Jeffrey H.
  • KOPLOW, Michael A.
Priority Data
19184544.504.07.2019EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) OPTIC LIGHT GUIDE, ENDOSCOPE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND USING AN OPTIC LIGHT GUIDE
(FR) GUIDE DE LUMIÈRE OPTIQUE, ENDOSCOPE, PROCÉDÉ DE FABRICATION ET D'UTILISATION D'UN GUIDE DE LUMIÈRE OPTIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
The invention relates to an optic light guide 1, 19, 20 with a plurality of light-guiding single fibres 3 which are combined into a bundle 2 and at least one sheath 4, 5 which encloses at least one section of an outer circumference of the bundle, the at least one sheath 4, 5 being made of ceramic.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un guide de lumière optique 1, 19, 20 avec une pluralité de fibres individuelles de guidage de lumière 3 qui sont combinées en un faisceau 2 et au moins une gaine 4, 5 qui entoure au moins une section d'une circonférence externe du faisceau, ladite au moins une gaine 4, 5 étant en céramique.
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