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Reick Franklin G, Wilder Joseph R: Fiber optics illumination system. Ebert Michael, Picut Frederick R, Reick Franklin G, Wilder Joseph R, February 8, 1972: US3641332 (130 worldwide citation)

A fiber optics illumination system provided with a light source whose output is distributed among a plurality of flexible light pipes, the light transmitted by the pipes being applied to light tips or other instruments. The source includes a tungsten-halogen lamp submerged in water to effect filtrat ...


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Iglesias Jose J: Endoscope with continuous irrigation. September 17, 1974: US3835842 (96 worldwide citation)

Urological endoscopic instruments known before this invention do not permit continuous clear vision of the operative field because such vision is periodically obscured by the turbid fluid produced at the operative field. The invention produces continuous clear vision of the operative field by causin ...


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Iglesias Jose J: Endoscope with continuous irrigation. Scrivener Parker Scrivener and Clarke, November 26, 1974: US3850162 (80 worldwide citation)

An endoscope for transurethral examination and operations has two conduits within the sheath of the instrument, one to provide continuous inflow of clear irrigating fluid to the operative field, and the second to provide continuous outflow of turbid fluid from the operative field, the distal ports o ...


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Iglesias Jose J: Resectoscope with continuous irrigation. Scrivener Parker Scrivener & Clarke, November 26, 1974: US3850175 (79 worldwide citation)

An improved resectoscope for transurethral resection of prostate and bladder tumors provides continuous irrigation of the operative field with clear fluid and continuous drainage of bloody fluid from the bladder. This is accomplished by means of an outflow conduit positioned above the telescope shaf ...


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Ozbey Ahmet M: Laryngoscope with disposable blade and light guide. October 23, 1973: US3766909 (74 worldwide citation)

A laryngoscope including a wireless, disposable blade containing a relatively stiff light guide for transmitting light from a light source associated with the handle to a point substantially midway between the ends of an upper curved section of the blade. The preferred embodiment includes a blade ha ...


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Ersek Robert A, Wall Donald E, Garity Michael C: Sterile sheath apparatus for fiber optic illuminator with compatible lens. Med General, May 7, 1974: US3809072 (72 worldwide citation)

A sterile sheath for enclosing certain surgical illuminating lamp structures having elongated light-transmitting shafts with a light-transmitting lens means disposed at the tip end of the light-transmitting shaft. The sheath means of the present invention comprises an elongated tubular sheath having ...


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Keller Ronald F: Dental apparatus utilizing fiber optics. Fiber Photics, January 25, 1972: US3638013 (68 worldwide citation)

Dental apparatus having a case with a lamp mounted in the case and producing a focused source of light at a predetermined focal point. A socket assembly is mounted in the case in the vicinity of the lamp. The socket assembly has at least first and second openings therein with the first opening being ...


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Sadowski Henry B W: Annular illuminator for dental tools or the like. Radioptics, June 29, 1971: US3590232 (58 worldwide citation)

A fiber-optic apparatus including a long flexible fiber-optic light guide formed of a bundle of transparent fibers of glass or synthetic resin material. One end of the bundle of fibers is intensely illuminated by a projection lamp and suitable optics for concentrating light on the end of the bundle, ...


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Komiya Osamu: Forceps means for removing cellular tissue from the body cavities. Olympus Optical, Cushman Darby & Cushman, September 9, 1975: US3903892 (55 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument means for removing cellular tissue from the body cavities arranged to shape a loop easily by using a wire having at least two bent portions formed by plastic deformation.


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Ersek Robert A, Wall Donald E, Garity Michael C: Sterile sheath for surgical illuminator. Med General, February 26, 1974: US3794091 (45 worldwide citation)

A sterile sheath for enclosing certain surgical illuminating lamp structures having elongated light transmitting shafts with a light transmitting lens means disposed at the tip end of the light transmitting shaft. The sheath means of the present invention comprises an elongated tubular sheath having ...