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Garry S Brody, Alexander S Borsanyi: Surgical illuminator. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Gordon L Peterson, June 24, 1986: US04597030 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical illuminator comprising a plurality of elongated, flexible, optical fibers having proximal and distal end portions and a strip of tape for retaining at least the distal end portions of the optical fibers in a ribbon-like pattern. A connector is coupled to the proximal end portions of the o ...


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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 ...


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Steven T Charles: Gradient index surgical illuminator. Alcon, Jonathan E Prejean, November 2, 2010: US07824089 (18 worldwide citation)

A gradient index wide-angle illuminator is disclosed, one embodiment comprising: a light source for providing a light beam; an optical cable, optically coupled to the light source for receiving and transmitting the light beam; a handpiece, operably coupled to the optical cable to receive the light b ...


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Ian E McDowall: Image capture unit in a surgical instrument. Intuitive Surgical Operations, June 13, 2017: US09675236 (1 worldwide citation)

In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical stru ...


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Rein Teder, Roger William Heegaard: Surgical illuminator. Enova Illumination, Mitchell A Rossman, Terra Nova Patent Law PLLC, March 1, 2016: US09271636 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical illuminator. The surgical illuminator includes: a cylindrical lens barrel, a base, a printed circuit board, a light emitting diode, an aspheric lens, and a double-convex lens. Methods of using the surgical illuminator are also provided.


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Ian E McDowall: Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field. Intuitive Surgical Operations, October 10, 2017: US09782056

In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical stru ...


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Rein Teder, Roger William Heegaard: Surgical illuminator. Enova Illumination, Mitchell A Rossman, Terra Nova Patent Law PLLC, December 26, 2017: US09851074

The present invention provides a surgical illuminator. The surgical illuminator includes a base, a guide barrel, a cam barrel, a grip ring, a lens barrel, a printed circuit board having three light emitting diodes, a triple aspheric lens, a first lens mask, a triple double-convex lens and a triple d ...


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