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Eric Swanson, Christopher L Petersen, Edward McNamara, Ronald B Lamport, David L Kelly: Ultra-small optical probes, imaging optics, and methods for using same. LightLab Imaging, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, September 3, 2002: US06445939 (452 worldwide citation)

Ultra-small optical probes comprising a single-mode optical fiber and a lens which has substantially the same diameter as the optical fiber. The optical fiber and lens are positioned in a probe housing which is in the form of an insertional medical device such as a guidewire. Connector elements are ...


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Eric A Swanson, Christopher L Petersen: Methods and apparatus for high speed longitudinal scanning in imaging systems. Lightlab Imaging, Fleshner & Kim, February 20, 2001: US06191862 (360 worldwide citation)

An imaging system wherein an optical signal is transmitted to both a sample to be measured and a rotating element which is calibrated to the system. A return signal is detected by the system, and a scan analyzer and correction unit uses the system calibration information along with synchronization i ...


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Paul Magnin, John W Goodnow, Christopher L Petersen, Joseph Schmitt: Apparatus and method for selective data collection and signal to noise ratio enhancement using optical coherence tomography. LightLab Imaging, Fleshner & Kim, April 22, 2003: US06552796 (287 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are provided for performing optical imaging on a sample. The method and apparatuses continually adjust the path-length of a reference arm or data acquisition in a manner such that imaging information is obtained only from a longitudinal range that contains a selective portion ...


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Jay Wei, David Huang, Christopher L Petersen: Optical coherence tomography with new interferometer. Carl Zeiss, Michael B Einschlag, April 25, 2000: US06053613 (228 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention are method and apparatus for simply and economically providing efficient scanning in an optical coherence tomography ("OCT") apparatus. In particular, an embodiment of the present invention is an OCT apparatus which examines an object, which OCT apparatus compris ...


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Christopher L Petersen, Edward I McNamara, Ronald B Lamport, Michael Atlas, Joseph M Schmitt, Paul Magnin, Eric A Swanson: Scanning miniature optical probes with optical distortion correction and rotational control. LightLab Imaging, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, May 10, 2005: US06891984 (120 worldwide citation)

Optical probes having a diameter less than substantially 500 μm for use in scanning light from a long, highly flexible fiber to a sample. In one embodiment the probe includes a viscous damping fluid suitable to prevent non-uniform rotational distortion (NURD).


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Edward I McNamara, Ron B Lamport, Christopher L Petersen, Joseph M Schmitt: Fiber optic endoscopic gastrointestinal probe. Lightlab Imaging, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, April 12, 2005: US06879851 (88 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic probe and a balloon catheter used in conjunction with optical imaging systems, in particular with systems which deliver and collect a single spatial mode beam, such as a single photon, a multiphoton, confocal imaging and ranging systems, such as fluorescence imaging systems.


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Christopher L Petersen, Thomas Hellmuth: Short coherence length, doppler velocimetry system. Carl Zeiss, Michael B Einschlag, March 26, 1996: US05501226 (48 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for measuring the speed of blood in blood vessels in biological samples, for example, in retinal blood vessels, which apparatus includes: (a) a source of a beam of radiation having a principal wavelength, which radiation is substantially spatially coherent and has a temporal coherence leng ...


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Christopher L Petersen, Thomas Hellmuth: Short coherence length, doppler velocimetry system. Carl Zeiss, Michael B Einschlag, August 27, 1996: US05549114 (41 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for measuring the speed of blood in blood vessels in biological samples, for example, in retinal blood vessels, which apparatus includes: (a) a source of a beam of radiation having a principal wavelength, which radiation is substantially spatially coherent and has a temporal coherence leng ...


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Christopher L Petersen, Stephen M McCartin, Joseph M Schmitt, Joel M Friedman: Imaging catheter with integrated reference reflector. LightLab Imaging, K&L Gates, February 14, 2012: US08116605 (32 worldwide citation)

In part, the invention relates to a lens assembly. The lens assembly includes a micro-lens; a beam director in optical communication with the micro-lens; and a substantially transparent film. The substantially transparent film is capable of bi-directionally transmitting light, and generating a contr ...


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Neil Judell, Robert Steinbrecher, Joel Friedman, Christopher L Petersen: Apparatus, systems, and methods of in-vivo blood clearing in a lumen. Lightlab Imaging, K&L Gates, April 2, 2013: US08412312 (29 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the invention relates to a computer-implemented method of triggering optical coherence tomography data collection. The method includes collecting optical coherence tomography data with respect to a vessel using an optical coherence tomography probe disposed in the vessel; determining ...