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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Laser endoscope for spectroscopic imaging. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, June 7, 1994: US05318024 (238 worldwide citation)

A laser endoscope is disclosed for generating a spectrally resolved spatial image of tissue. Fiber optics positioned within an optically shielded endoscope are used to deliver laser radiation to tissue to be imaged. Radiation returning through the fiber optics from the tissue is spectrally resolved ...


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Helmut Wurster: Laser endoscope. Richard Wolf, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, February 27, 1979: US04141362 (183 worldwide citation)

Endoscope equipped both with an observation optic and a Laser beam, including a deflectable reflector enabling the laser beam to scan the body tissue and a focus enabling the laser beam focal plane to be varied depth-wise in the body tissue.


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James D Barath, Steven K Case: Laser endoscope. Medical Dynamics, Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, May 20, 1986: US04589404 (104 worldwide citation)

A laser endoscope includes a micro-thin optic cable assembly which may be inserted into a body cavity by micro-surgical or non-surgical procedures. A coherent jacketed fiber optical bundle is provided in the center of the assembly having a diameter of no more than 3.5 mm. with an optical lens system ...


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Theodore A Boutacoff, David M Buzawa, Thomas S Nelsen: Mid-infrared laser endoscope. Coherent, Limbach & Limbach, September 15, 1992: US05147354 (93 worldwide citation)

A Ho:YAG laser is coupled to a needle tip through a flexible, fiber optical cable for performing endoscopic and arthroscopic surgery.


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Bredemeier Herbert C: Stereo laser endoscope. Lane Aitken Dunner & Ziems, March 12, 1974: US3796220 (58 worldwide citation)

A converging laser operating beam is directed to a target site by a gimbal mounted mirror having a pair of apertures through which the work site is viewed simultaneously by a stereo microscope. To locate the focal point of the operating beam, diverging light from a marker light point source is refle ...


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Helmut Wurster: Laser endoscope. Richard Wolf Medical Instruments, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, July 8, 1980: US04211229 (53 worldwide citation)

An endoscope having a sheath containing both a telescope and a laser lens system with attachments for both ranging and distancing the laser focal point and for reducing the diameter of laser beam source.


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James D Barath, Steven K Case: Laser endoscope. Medical Dynamics, Fields Lewis Pittenger & Rost, June 28, 1988: US04754328 (35 worldwide citation)

A laser endoscope includes a micro-thin optic cable assembly which may be inserted into a body cavity by micro-surgical or non-surgical procedures. A coherent jacketed fiber optical bundle is provided in the center of the assembly having a diameter of no more than 3.5 mm. with an optical lens system ...


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Hisao Ogiu: Laser endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, December 13, 1983: US04419987 (30 worldwide citation)

A laser endoscope has a distal end portion detachably fitted with a holder which can cover the distal end of a channel extending through the laser endoscope body in a liquid-tight state and whose distal end holds a glass cover. The detachable attachment of the holder to the distal end portion of the ...


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Polanyi Thomas G, Pejchar Jan, Wallace Robert A: Micro-surgical laser system. American Optical Corporation, Wall Joel, Nealon William C, Berkenstock Jr H R, October 7, 1975: US3910276 (21 worldwide citation)

A micro-surgical laser system wherein a carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) laser is fixedly attached to the freely positionable combination of an operation or surgical microscope and a stereo laser endoscope. This arrangement completely eliminates the need for a bulky and/or complex laser-beam-guiding articu ...


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Karcher Gilles, Amor Max, Niddam Roger, Villemot Jean Pierre: Laser endoscope. Karcher Gilles, August 22, 1986: FR2577410-A1 (12 worldwide citation)

The endoscope 3 carries two inflatable balloons 4, 5 of toric shape which fix the endoscope in position in the artery 1 and delimit between them an isolated operating zone in which emerge: optical fibres for the laser 10 and the endoscopic observation 11, 12, and channels 8 for rinsing and removing ...