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Edwin L Adair: Sterilizable endoscope with separable disposable tube assembly. Fields Lewis & Rost, February 6, 1996: US05489256 (532 worldwide citation)

An endoscope has a sterilizable, elongated, optical capsule section and a separable, disposable, sterile channel section. The capsule has a window at a distal end in front of an image sensor. Image transmitting electronic cables, connected to the image sensor, extend proximally from the capsule. Lig ...


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Edwin L Adair: Sheridan Ross Fields & McIntosh, August 18, 1981: US04284079 (487 worldwide citation)

A male incontinence device is provided including a flexible, thin sheet including a rim positioned along the outer edge of the sheet and a covering layer overlying the space within the rim. The rim comprises a first surface and a second surface with a foam layer connected therebetween. The rim also ...


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Edwin L Adair: Sterilizable endoscope with separable auxiliary assembly. Fields & Johnson P C, May 20, 1997: US05630782 (400 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with separable auxiliary assembly is provided that includes a cylindrical shaped endoscope that is insertable within a sterile end cap with attached sterile drape, the drape being extendable over the length of the endoscope and its trailing cables thus isolating the endoscope and its tr ...


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Edwin L Adair: Parallel channel fixation, repair and ligation suture device. Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith, August 9, 1994: US05336231 (392 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic fixation, repair and ligation suture; and device has a central passageway with first and second parallel channels on opposite sides thereof. A suture extends through the central channel passageway and has a loop with a slip knot on the distal end and a pull on the proximal end. By pul ...


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Edwin L Adair: Steerable sheath for use with selected removable optical catheter. Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith, July 5, 1994: US05325845 (346 worldwide citation)

A steerable sheath for use with one of several optical catheters is provided to be positioned in a passageway leading to a body cavity of a patient for observation and/or treatment. The apparatus includes an elongated, deformable, hollow body having a distal end and a proximal end. An optical cathet ...


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Edwin L Adair: Gas insufflation needle with instrument port. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, September 26, 1989: US04869717 (305 worldwide citation)

The disposable trochar in the form of a gas insufflation needle having a removable rod and needle portion within an outer sheath is provided. The rod has a blunt end and is retractable during insertion so that the needle edge cuts through the abdominal wall. Once passing through the wall the rod ext ...


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Edwin L Adair: Rigid video endoscope with heat sterilizable sheath. Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, November 7, 1989: US04878485 (236 worldwide citation)

A video endoscope is provided which has an inner cylindrical body member containing the optics and electronics in a manner which is impervious to liquid so that the inner member can be soaked in a disinfectant between uses. An outer rigid cylindrical sheath is provided into which the inner member is ...


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Edwin L Adair, Jeffrey L Adair, Randall S Adair: Reduced area imaging devices incorporated within surgical instruments. Fields and Johnson P C, November 16, 1999: US05986693 (198 worldwide citation)

A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. In one configuration of the imaging device, the image sensor is placed remote from the remaining circuitry. In another configuration, all of the circuitry to include the image sensor is placed in ...


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Edwin L Adair, Jeffrey L Adair, Randall S Adair: Reduced area imaging devices incorporated within surgical instruments. Fields and Johnson P C, July 27, 1999: US05929901 (195 worldwide citation)

A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. In one configuration of the imaging device, the image sensor is placed remote from the remaining circuitry. In another configuration, all of the circuitry to include the image sensor is placed in ...


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Edwin L Adair, Jeffrey L Adair, Randall S Adair: Reduced area imaging devices. Fields and Johnson P C, March 28, 2000: US06043839 (186 worldwide citation)

A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. In one configuration of the imaging device, the image sensor is placed remote from the remaining circuitry. In another configuration, all of the circuitry to include the image sensor is placed in ...