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Title:
ENDOSCOPE HAVING DISPOSABLE ILLUMINATION AND CAMERA MODULE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/056106
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An endoscope (10) having a single-use disposable illumination and camera module (11) is provided in which an imaging element (31) is disposed within an annular tube (21) of optically transparent material having proximal (22) and distal (23) ends, wherein the proximal end is configured to engage a plurality of LEDS (27) and the distal end has a cross-section in the form of an arc of a circle or ellipse, so that the annular tube serves as a light mixer and diffuser, providing uniform illumination within the field of view of the imaging element. Methods of analyzing and displaying the output of the endoscope also are provided.

Inventors:
STEVRIN, Peter, Magnus (Lyckevägen 6, Kallinge, S-37251, SE)
KHATABI, Siamak (Äggsvampsgatan 9, Färjestaden, S-38639, SE)
Application Number:
IB2014/002878
Publication Date:
August 20, 2015
Filing Date:
October 16, 2014
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Assignee:
STEVRIN, Peter, Magnus (Lyckevägen 6, Kallinge, S-37251, SE)
KHATABI, Siamak (Äggsvampsgatan 9, Färjestaden, S-38639, SE)
International Classes:
A61B1/04; A61B1/05; A61B1/06; G02B19/00; G02B23/24
Foreign References:
US20080300457A12008-12-04
GB2485767A2012-05-30
US20090082629A12009-03-26
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