05368014 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 23 patents.

An endoscope, particularly an arthroscope, preferably composed of an illumination module (17) and a viewing module (1) which can be connected together, with the viewing module (1) being provided with an optical system carrying shaft (2) which can be inserted into an interior cannula (18) in the viewing module (17), with the optical system carrying shaft (2) being part of a rotary optical system (3) that is surrounded by an optical system guide sleeve (5). The rotary optical system (3) is mounted in a manner secure against rotation and displacement within the optical system guide sleeve (5) and the viewing module includes a coupling device (9) which is connected with the optical system guide sleeve for connection with a removable optical funnel (12) on the side of the eyepiece.

Title
Modular endoscope having easily replaceable parts
Application Number
602298
Publication Number
5368014
Application Date
August 6, 1992
Publication Date
November 29, 1994
Inventor
Gisbert Schich
Ansbach
DE
Emmanuel Anapliotis
Berlin
DE
Agent
Spencer Frank & Schneider
Assignee
Effner Biomet
DE
IPC
A61B 1/00
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