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Lex Bayer, Jack Higgins: Surgical port with embedded imaging device. Avantis Medical Systems, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 19, 2011: US07927272 (41 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a disposable access port for use in endoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic procedures. The access port includes a cannula with an embedded camera in communication with an external control box. In operation, a trocar is combined with the access port to facilitate insertion of the ...


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Lex Bayer, Fred Rasmussen: Endoscope assembly with retroscope. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, August 7, 2012: US08235887 (26 worldwide citation)

An endoscope includes an insertion tube having a distal end and an imaging device with a steerable extension. The proximal end of the extension is attached to the distal end of the insertion tube. An endoscope includes an insertion tube having a distal end region and a rear-viewing imaging device at ...


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Lex Bayer, Rupesh Desai, John Higgins: Endoscope having detachable imaging device and method of using. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, May 22, 2012: US08182422 (24 worldwide citation)

An endoscope assembly with a main imaging device and a first light source is configured to provide a forward view of a body cavity, and further includes a detachable imaging device with an attachment member engageable with the distal end region of the endoscope, a linking member connected to the att ...


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Lex Bayer: Method and device for examining or imaging an interior surface of a cavity. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, November 22, 2011: US08064666 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for examining an interior surface of a cavity includes the steps of capturing partial images of an interior surface of a cavity; joining the captured partial images to form a complete image of said interior surface of the cavity; and providing an warning if the joined partial images does no ...


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Lex Bayer, Rupesh Desai, John Higgins: Endoscope with an imaging catheter assembly and method of configuring an endoscope. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, October 16, 2012: US08289381 (21 worldwide citation)

An endoscope includes an insertion tube having an end, and an imaging catheter assembly. The imaging catheter assembly includes a tubular body, an imaging device, and a shape memory link that connects the imaging device to the tubular body.


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Lex Bayer, Robert Okas, Peter C Okas legal representative, Alex Niel: Device and method for reducing effects of video artifacts. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, November 13, 2012: US08310530 (17 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing an effect of a video artifact includes adjusting a phase of a second imaging device's video clock signal so that a phase of the second imaging device's video synchronization signal matches a phase of a first imaging device's video synchronization signal. An endoscopic system in ...


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Lex Bayer, Michael Stewart: System and method for producing and improving images. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, June 12, 2012: US08197399 (17 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying images includes adjusting at least one characteristic of an image from a first imaging device of an endoscope to match at least one corresponding characteristic of an image from a second imaging device of the endoscope. The at least one characteristic may be one or more of co ...


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Lex Bayer, Robert Okas, Alex Niel: Device and method for reducing effects of video artifacts. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, November 19, 2013: US08587645 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing an effect of a video artifact includes adjusting a phase of a second imaging device's video clock signal so that a phase of the second imaging device's video synchronization signal matches a phase of a first imaging device's video synchronization signal. An endoscopic system in ...


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Lex Bayer: Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, October 16, 2012: US08287446 (16 worldwide citation)

An endoscope assembly includes an insertion tube including a channel and a vibratory device inserted into the channel of the insertion tube.


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Lex Bayer, Rupesh Desai, Alex Niel: Endoscope assembly with a polarizing filter. Avantis Medical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, October 28, 2014: US08872906 (15 worldwide citation)

An endoscope includes an imaging device, a first polarizing filter disposed in front of the imaging device, a light source, and a second polarizing filter disposed in front of the light source. The planes of polarization of the first and second polarizing filters are at a substantially 90° angle.