04741326 is referenced by 168 patents and cites 9 patents.

A protective sheath assembly for use with a medical instrument is disclosed. The assembly comprises an elongatable hollow sheath attached to a transparent distal end plate. A tube extends from the end plate and is surrounded by the sheath. In order to provide for suctioning or irrigation of bodily cavities, a biopsy valve or other instrument is accommodated in the tube. An air or water channel may be provided for passing cleaning media over the transparent end plate, and nozzles can be embedded in the end plate to direct the cleaning media onto the end plate.

Title
Endoscope disposable sheath
Application Number
6/914730
Publication Number
4741326
Application Date
October 1, 1986
Publication Date
May 3, 1988
Inventor
Robert L Savitt
White Plains
NY, US
Christopher O R Sidall
Rye
NY, US
Agent
Marks Murase & White
Assignee
Fujinon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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