08210729 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 280 patents.

In an embodiment, an attachment system for communicating light energy from a light source to a light-conducting fiber includes a light pipe body sufficiently designed to engage a distal end of a light pipe, the light pipe body comprising at least one opening configured to dissipate heat buildup from light energy; a front assembly sufficiently designed to engage the light pipe body, the front assembly comprising an orifice and at least one opening configured to dissipate heat buildup from light energy; a light-conducting fiber body sufficiently designed to engage the front assembly and to hold a proximal portion of a light-conducting fiber, the light-conducting fiber body positioned in the orifice of the front assembly; and an optical taper assembly sufficiently designed to hold an optical taper, the optical taper assembly positioned between and spaced apart from the front assembly, and positioned between and spaced apart from the light pipe.

Title
Attachment system for light-conducting fibers
Application Number
12/755105
Publication Number
8210729 (B2)
Application Date
April 6, 2010
Publication Date
July 3, 2012
Inventor
Joshua M Morin
Newington
CT, US
Narissa Y Chang
Mansfield
MA, US
Douglas A Kornbluth
Foxboro
MA, US
Justin G Dye
Mansfield
MA, US
Dennis P Colleran
North Attleboro
MA, US
Robert A Rabiner
Tiverton
RI, US
Anthony W O Leary
Walpole
MA, US
Agent
Danielle T Abramson
David J Dykeman
Greenberg Traurig
Assignee
IlluminOss Medical
RI, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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