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Stephen Martone, Katsumi Oneda: Endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, June 6, 2006: US07056284 (361 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance are disclosed. In one embodiment, an endoscope assembly includes a sheath having a body portion adapted to at least partially encapsulate an endoscopic insertion tube, and a working ...


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Stephen Martone, Katsumi Oneda: Endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, May 25, 2004: US06740030 (356 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance are disclosed. In one embodiment, an endoscope assembly includes a sheath having a body portion adapted to at least partially encapsulate an endoscopic insertion tube, and a working ...


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Robert Ailinger, Stephen Martone: Apparatus and method for forming thin-walled elastic components from an elastomeric material. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, February 26, 2002: US06350231 (45 worldwide citation)

A thin-walled elastic sheath that can be stretched axially over an elongated imaging device to closely conform to the device and isolate the device from an external environment, and a method of forming such a sheath, are shown and described. The method includes the steps of heating at least a portio ...


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Stephen Martone, Katsumi Oneda: Endoscope sheath assemblies having an attached biopsy sampling device. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, July 25, 2006: US07081097 (39 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for obtaining biopsy samples using an endoscope assembly are disclosed. In one embodiment, an assembly adapted for use with an endoscopic insertion tube includes a sheath having a body portion adapted to at least partially encapsulate a distal portion of the insertion tube, and ...


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Robert Ailinger, Stephen Martone: Apparatus and method for forming thin-walled elastic components from an elastomeric material. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, May 11, 2004: US06733440 (15 worldwide citation)

A thin-walled elastic sheath that can be stretched axially over an elongated imaging device to closely conform to the device and isolate the device from an external environment, and a method of forming such a sheath, are shown and described. The method includes the steps of heating at least a portio ...


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Stephen Martone, Katsumi Oneda: Endoscope sheath assemblies having an attached biopsy sampling device. Dorsey & Whitney, March 25, 2004: US20040059253-A1

Apparatus and methods for obtaining biopsy samples using an endoscope assembly are disclosed. In one embodiment, an assembly adapted for use with an endoscopic insertion tube includes a sheath having a body portion adapted to at least partially encapsulate a distal portion of the insertion tube, and ...


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Stephen Martone, Katsumi Oneda: Endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance. Edward W Bulchis Esq, Dorsey & Whitney, September 30, 2004: US20040193007-A1

Apparatus and methods for endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance are disclosed. In one embodiment, an endoscope assembly includes a sheath having a body portion adapted to at least partially encapsulate an endoscopic insertion tube, and a working ...


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Stephen Martone: Braided minimally invasive channel. Vison Sciences, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, April 19, 2007: US20070088319-A1

A probe assembly including an elongate tube for insertion into a body cavity, having a longitudinal central axis and a braided tube comprising a braid, coupled to the elongate tube, within the elongate tube or along side but not surrounding the elongate tube, wherein a central longitudinal axis of t ...


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Stephen Martone, Ron Hadani: Sheath with channel for endoscope. Vision Sciences, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, June 21, 2007: US20070142709-A1

A sheath assembly (100) for an invasive probe. The sheath assembly (100) includes an internal sheath (102) for covering a probe and at least one channel tube (112) external to the internal sheath (102), the channel tube (112) being foldable into a closed state in which the tube does not define a cha ...


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Tim Mulhern, Stephen Martone: Tapered endoscopic protective sheath. Vision Sciences, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, August 9, 2007: US20070185383-A1

A sheath apparatus for an invasive probe. The sheath apparatus includes a protective sheath, adapted to receive an insertion tube of an endoscope. The protective sheath is tapered over most of its length with a tapering of less than 0.2 degrees, but more than 0.001 degrees.