05910816 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 23 patents.

In order to protect body members adjacent an invasive procedure on a body, the member to be protected is illuminated preferably with infrared light energy and the entire site of the invasive procedure is viewed through an optical system that conducts both infrared and visible light energy to one or more video cameras. Various structures may be employed to separate the visible and infrared light energies so that the signals representing such light energies may be processed separately and differently if desired and then recombined for display or separately displayed on a video color monitor.

Title
Imaging system with independent processing of visible an infrared light energy
Application Number
472785
Publication Number
5910816
Application Date
June 7, 1996
Publication Date
June 8, 1999
Inventor
Howard Katz
Potomac
MD, US
Richard Feinberg
Bellingham
WA, US
Mark G Fontenot
Lafayette
LA, US
Agent
Howard L Rose
Assignee
Stryker Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04N 5/238
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