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Scott C Simmons, John R Pohl, Terrell M Guess, Douglas A Rushing, Michael P Caputo Jr, Roger D Billica: Telemedicine instrumentation pack. Krug International, Jacox Meckstroth & Jenkins, December 30, 1997: US05701904 (109 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns a portable medical diagnostic apparatus which includes three types of data-gathering instruments: (1) visual instruments (eg, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, rhino-laryngoscope, macro lens and fundus camera); (2) an audio instrument (eg, electronic stethoscope); and (3) data-gatheri ...


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Paul E Chandler, John W Sliwa, Joan C Main, Worth B Walters: Ultrasound otoscope. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 25, 2000: US06093150 (86 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic imaging device for imaging the middle and inner ear is here described. It includes a thin, flattened shaft, a deformable support structure, a mounting surface, and an ultrasonic imaging array. Imaging is effected by the introduction of an acoustically conductive fluid into the middle e ...


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Richard A Monroe, Robert J Wood, Gregory E Pasik, Robert R Huntley: Remote hand-held diagnostic instrument with video imaging. Welch Allyn, Harris Beach & Wilcox, June 18, 1996: US05527261 (79 worldwide citation)

A hand-held, fully remote diagnostic instrument having video capability is configured for any one of a number of clinical or industrial applications. The instrument has a casing that includes a hand-holdable body portion, a neck portion that extends from the body portion to a head portion that is fo ...


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David M Sheehan, Mark J Nitzberg, Patrick J Fitzgerald: Portable data collection device. Lahive & Cockfield, November 20, 2001: US06319199 (70 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device is provided for diagnostic image and data collection at a remote location. The device is implemented as an otoscope including a speculum and light source for illumination of the ear canal. A digital camera element collects the reflected images and provides the image ...


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Philip D Mattson: Otoscope and flexible, disposable curette for use therewith. Beveridge DeGrandi & Weilacher, November 22, 1988: US04785796 (66 worldwide citation)

An otoscope having a coupling device and a curette having a corresponding coupling device for releasably attaching the curette to the otoscope are useful for examining and treating small cavities such as the ear canal. The otoscope includes a lens for viewing the ear canal. The curette is fabricated ...


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Mark Yelderman, Daniel S Goldberger, James R Braig: Noncontact infrared tympanic thermometer. Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 3, 1992: US05159936 (65 worldwide citation)

A noncontact infrared tympanic thermometer which does not require environmental stabilization or waveguide temperature control because it utilizes an optically stabilized infrared detector for detecting the infrared energy emitted by the tympanic membrane. The optical stabilization renders the instr ...


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Jonathon S Sillman: Speculum for simultaneously viewing and removing obstructions. Bromberg & Sunstein, June 29, 1999: US05916150 (55 worldwide citation)

An ear speculum is provided for use with a standard otoscope for simultaneously viewing and removing an obstruction from a patient's ear canal. Alternative embodiments can perform like functions in other body canals. Affixed to the speculum is a guide tube through which an elongated, flexible probe ...


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Joseph D Kieffer III, John Cecil Jr, Barden A Conroe: Soft tip speculum. Welch Allyn, Bruns & Jenney, April 26, 1983: US04380998 (51 worldwide citation)

A removable speculum for use in conjunction with an otoscope. The speculum contains a soft, rubber-like tip bonded upon the distal end thereof for protecting the ear canal and forming a seal therewith. An internal seal is also provided that acts between the speculum and a receiving surface upon the ...


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James Z Cinberg, Peter J Wilk: Myringotomy ventilliation tube, method, applicator and kit. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, October 19, 1993: US05254120 (48 worldwide citation)

A tympanic ventilation tube device for releasing fluid from the middle ear includes a tubular member, a first flange connected to a proximal end of the tubular member, a second flange connected to a distal end of the tubular member, and a cutting element connected to either the tubular member or the ...


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Ronald A Priest, Donald A Carignan: Video otoscope and optical lens system therefor. MedRx, Neil F Markva, August 19, 1997: US05658235 (48 worldwide citation)

A video otoscope comprises an image forming assembly for producing an optical image of selected portions of an ear canal and a video camera for converting the optical image into a video image and transmitting the video image to a display system. The image forming assembly includes a speculum portion ...



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