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Title:
INTRAVAGINAL IMAGING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2016154848
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve the problem that use of a speculum with an external light source has undesirable qualities, such as excessive expansion of the vagina wall throughout the entire length of the vagina, as well as the vicinity of the cervix.SOLUTION: An intravaginal imaging device 200 is housed within an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end includes: a sealing endcap window; an objective disposed behind the window and having a first lens group 240 and a second lens group 241 configured to focus on a target; an image detector 207 disposed behind the objective; and an LED light source configured to illuminate the target. A connecting portion in communication with the image detector is disposed at the proximal end. The connecting portion is configured to convey an image from the image detector to an external device. The intravaginal imaging device is configured to be used in conjunction with a speculum, where the intravaginal imaging device is inserted within the jaws of the speculum and positioned within the spacers of the speculum.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 2

Inventors:
KLAUS GOTSCH
ULRICH PARTHEYMUELLER
BERNHARD MUMM
THOMAS BALBACH
Application Number:
JP2016019473A
Publication Date:
September 01, 2016
Filing Date:
February 04, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
QIOPTIQ PHOTONICS GMBH & CO KG
International Classes:
A61B1/303; A61B1/00; A61B1/04; A61B1/307; A61B1/31; G02B3/14; G02B23/24
Domestic Patent References:
JP2014521373A2014-08-28
JP2009297426A2009-12-24
JP2004065316A2004-03-04
JP2012529970A2012-11-29
JP2012518794A2012-08-16
Foreign References:
US20100305406A12010-12-02
WO2015015289A22015-02-05
US6896653B12005-05-24
US20110188716A12011-08-04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
稲葉 良幸
大貫 敏史
江口 昭彦
内藤 和彦