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Title:
DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ADVANCING AND POSITIONING TETHERED CAPSULE MICROENDOSCOPES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/140174
Kind Code:
A2
Abstract:
In some embodiments, devices, systems, and methods for advancing and positioning tethered capsule microendoscopes are provided. In some embodiments, a device for capsule endomicroscopy is provided, comprising: a tether having a proximal end and distal end; an optical fiber disposed within the tether; a tube enclosing at least a portion of the tether, the tube having a proximal end and a distal end, a diameter of the tube being larger than the diameter of the tether; a housing coupled to the distal end of the tether and the distal end of the tube; and an optical element disposed within the housing, the optical element being optically coupled to the distal end of the optical fiber and configured to direct light received from the optical fiber toward a periphery of the housing.

Inventors:
TEARNEY, Guillermo, J. (12 Fairmont Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139, US)
HYUN, Chulho, Daryl (270 Third Street, Apt. 703Cambridge, MA, 02142, US)
GARDECKI, Joseph, A. (22 Mohegan Road, Acton, MA, 01720, US)
Application Number:
US2019/013172
Publication Date:
July 18, 2019
Filing Date:
January 11, 2019
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Assignee:
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, US)
International Classes:
A61B1/02
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DURNFORD, Dillon, E. (Quarles & Brady LLP, 411 E. Wisconsin Ave.Milwaukee, WI, 53202, US)
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