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Katsumi Oneda, E Paul Harhen, Isao Fujimoto: Sheath for protecting and altering the bending characteristics of a flexible endoscope. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, January 16, 2001: US06174280 (227 worldwide citation)

A sheath for use with an endoscope having a flexible insertion tube to isolate at least a portion of the insertion tube from an external environment, and to alter the bending characteristics of at least a portion of the insertion tube, is shown and described. The sheath includes a compliant tube and ...


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E Paul Harhen: Endoscope with sheath retaining device. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, March 2, 1999: US05876329 (136 worldwide citation)

An endoscope for use with an elastomeric sheath for performing an endoscopic procedure. The endoscope includes a body, an insertion tube extending away from the body and terminating at a distal end portion, and a sheath retainer connected to the distal end portion of the insertion tube for releasabl ...


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Katsumi Oneda, E Paul Harhen: Endoscope sheath assembly with isolating fabric sleeve. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, October 27, 1998: US05827177 (101 worldwide citation)

An endoscope sheath assembly usable within an elongated flexible endoscope to isolate a portion of the endoscope from an external environment during a therapeutic or diagnostic endoscopic procedure. The sheath assembly has a sheath with an elongated flexible endoscope tube, a plurality of working ch ...


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E Paul Harhen: Endoscope with sheath retaining device. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, November 11, 1997: US05685822 (59 worldwide citation)

An endoscope for use with an elastomeric sheath for performing an endoscopic procedure. The endoscope includes a body, an insertion tube extending away from the body and terminating at a distal end portion, and a sheath retainer connected to the distal end portion of the insertion tube for releasabl ...


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E Paul Harhen: Disposable endoscopic sheath support and positioning assembly. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, December 30, 1997: US05702348 (42 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic sheath support assembly for supporting a sheath in a substantially fixed position for installation and removal of an endoscope insertion tube. The support assembly has an elongated rigid support tube with an interior area, and the sheath is in the interior area. The support tube is rel ...


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E Paul Harhen: Endoscopic location and vacuum assembly and method. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, February 20, 2001: US06190330 (42 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic assembly usable with an external first location indicator to assist an operator in positioning a distal end of the assembly at a desired location within a patient and creating a partial vacuum at or collecting a sample from the desired location during an endoscopic procedure, and a met ...


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E Paul Harhen, James M Goddard: Apparatus and method for forming complex-shaped components in a heated polymeric film. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, June 17, 2003: US06579582 (11 worldwide citation)

A thin-walled polymeric component that may have a selected complex shape, and a method of forming the component. The method includes heating a portion of a polymeric film to a selected malleable temperature, and forming a protrusion in the heated portion while it is malleable. The protrusion defines ...


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E Paul Harhen, James M Goddard: Methods for forming complex-shaped components in a heated polymeric film. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, April 11, 2006: US07025923 (8 worldwide citation)

A thin-walled polymeric component that may have a selected complex shape, and a method of forming the component. The method includes heating a portion of a polymeric film to a selected malleable temperature, and forming a protrusion in the heated portion while it is malleable. The protrusion defines ...


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E Paul Harhen, James M Goddard: Methods for forming complex-shaped components in a heated polymeric film. Dale C Barr Esq, Dorsey & Whitney, January 9, 2003: US20030008083-A1

A thin-walled polymeric component that may have a selected complex shape, and a method of forming the component. The method includes heating a portion of a polymeric film to a selected malleable temperature, and forming a protrusion in the heated portion while it is malleable. The protrusion defines ...