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Fred E Silverstein, Eric A Opie: Protective endoscope sheath and method of installing same. Opielab, Seed and Berry, March 3, 1987: US04646722 (710 worldwide citation)

An endoscope sheath having a flexible tube surrounding the elongated core of an endoscope. The flexible tube has a transparent window near its distal end positioned in front of the viewing window of the endoscope. Channels for taking biopsies, injecting air or injecting water to wash the window of t ...


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David C Auth, Eric A Opie, Dale M Lawrence: Multipolar electrosurgical device and method. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Perman & Green, August 6, 1985: US04532924 (550 worldwide citation)

A multipolar electrosurgical device is described for use in neurosurgery or through the channel of an endoscope or other precision surgery procedures. The device is formed with an insulative probe body, which, in the described embodiment, is sized to pass through a channel of an endoscope to enable ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Eric A Opie deceased: Endoscope with potential channels and method of using the same. Opielab, Seed and Berry, June 25, 1991: US05025778 (383 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing an endoscope with a plurality of potential channels is disclosed. A tubing having a radially flexible wall is positioned adjacent the endoscope insertion tube. The tubing is collapsed prior to inserting the insertion tube into the patient's body. After the inser ...


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Fred E Silverstein, Eric A Opie deceased, David R Kreft, Bandula Wijay: Antiglare tip in a sheath for an endoscope. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, March 16, 1993: US05193525 (195 worldwide citation)

An antiglare tip for the sheath of an endoscope to prevent glare in an image viewer is disclosed. The antiglare tip includes an interfitting region with the endoscope to ensure that all light entering the image viewer is reflected from objects external to the endoscope. An opaque projection extends ...


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Eric A Opie, Fred E Silverstein: Endoscope for use with a disposable sheath. OpieLab, Seed and Berry, September 26, 1989: US04869238 (168 worldwide citation)

An endoscope specially adapted for use with a disposable sheath having an outer casing and one or more internal channels. The endoscope includes a tip portion connected to a control handle through a flexible insertion tube. The insertion tube is formed by a braided wire tube covered by a flexible wa ...


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Eric A Opie, Thomas J Clement: Electrodynamic transluminal angioplasty system. E R Squibb & Sons, Lawrence S Levinson, Sanford J Asman, July 14, 1987: US04679557 (68 worldwide citation)

An electromechanical system which may be used in conjunction with spinning catheters, such as those which have differential cutting burrs, includes an electric prime mover which attaches to an advancer assembly. The advancer assembly has an off-axis drive and apparatus for loading a catheter unit, w ...


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Eric A Opie, Fred E Silverstein: Contamination-free endoscope valves for use with a disposable endoscope sheath. Opielab, Seed & Berry, August 1, 1989: US04852551 (60 worldwide citation)

An endoscope and valve system specially adapted for use with a disposable sheath having a plurality of channels and respective resilient tubes extending therefrom. In one embodiment, the resilient tubes extend along grooves formed in the side of an endoscope control handle and are captured behind a ...


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Eric A Opie, Fred E Silverstein: Needle safety system and method. Seed and Berry, May 7, 1991: US05013305 (47 worldwide citation)

A device and method for preventing accidental needle sticks. A sleeve having an annular shaft is slidably connected to a needle. A cord is rigidly affixed to the hub of the needle at one end thereof and to a blocking member at the other end thereof is also slidably coupled to the sleeve. After the n ...


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Eric A Opie deceased, Fred E Silverstein: Endoscope for use with a disposable sheath. Opielab, Seed and Berry, October 27, 1992: USRE034110

An endoscope specially adapted for use with a disposable sheath having an outer casing and one or more internal channels. The endoscope includes a tip portion connected to a control handle through a flexible insertion tube. The insertion tube is formed by a braided wire tube covered by a flexible wa ...