07591783 is referenced by 210 patents and cites 632 patents.

A video endoscope system includes a reusable control cabinet and an endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope may be used with a single patient and then disposed. The endoscope includes an illumination mechanism, an image sensor, and an elongate shaft having one or more lumens located therein. An articulation joint at the distal end of the endoscope allows the distal end to be oriented by the actuators in the control cabinet or actuators in a control handle of the endoscope. Fluidics, electrical, navigation, image, display and data entry controls are integrated into the system along with other accessories.

Title
Articulation joint for video endoscope
Application Number
10/956011
Publication Number
7591783 (B2)
Application Date
September 30, 2004
Publication Date
September 22, 2009
Inventor
Andrew Peter Kirouac
Chelmsford
MA, US
Francis T Macnamara
Newton Highlands
MA, US
Dennis R Boulais
Danielson
CT, US
Agent
Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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