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Jimmie B Allred III, Richard Bingham: Ball-and-socket bead endoscope steering section. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, December 13, 1988: US04790294 (261 worldwide citation)


A steering section for an endoscope or borescope employs a plurality of steering cables that pass through peripheral bores of axially aligned flat washers. Pairs of beads are strung on the cables between the washers to define hinge points for the bending of the steering section. Each pair of beads i ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Richard Bingham: Endoscope steering section. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, January 10, 1989: US04796607 (130 worldwide citation)


A steering section for an endoscope or borescope employs a plurality of steering cables that pass through peripheral bores of axially aligned flat washers. Spacer beads are strung on the cables between the washers to define hinge points for the bending of the steering section. The spacer beads are t ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Allan I Krauter: Force relieving, force limiting self-adjusting steering for borescope or endoscope. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, November 29, 1988: US04787369 (120 worldwide citation)


A self-adjusting mechanism ensures that the collective force on the steering cables of an endoscope or borescope is limited or relieved when a predetermined force is reached. The mechanism includes a frame, a slider that moves on the frame and restrains the proximal ends of the steering cable sheath ...


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Jimmie B Allred III: Video equipped endoscope with needle probe. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, August 8, 1989: US04854302 (83 worldwide citation)


An instrument for penetrating a small opening for closely examining an interior target. The instrument has a narrow needle probe that forms an image of the target and carries it into a main housing. In the housing, a miniature solid-state imager receives the image and forms a video signal that is tr ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Allan I Krauter: Self-adjusting steering mechanism for borescope or endoscope. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, August 9, 1988: US04762119 (56 worldwide citation)


In a cable-steerable endoscope or borescope, in which opposing cables are displaced to deflect the tip of the endoscope or borescope, a self-adjusting mechanism in the control section ensures a maximal differential force and a minimal total force is applied to the two steering cables. The self-adjus ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Richard A Kokosa, Allan I Krauter, Richard W Newman: Video hysteroscope. Welch Allyn, June 6, 1989: US04836189 (33 worldwide citation)


A video hysteroscope has an elongated flexible insertion tube containing a video imager head at its distal end, with a channel for a surgical laser fiber and a saline channel which emits a continuous stream of saline solution distally from the head. The articulation section is kept as short as possi ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Earl R Holdren III, Jack A Belstadt, Charles L Mozeko, Richard W Mott, Jeffrey B Mallon, Philip S Wutz, Michael F Pyszczek: Laryngoscope having low magnetic susceptibility and method of assembling. Minrad, Hodgson Russ Andrews Woods & Goodyear, March 14, 2000: US06036639 (27 worldwide citation)


A laryngoscope constructed of materials including metal components having very low magnetic susceptibilities is described. The battery powering the laryngoscope lamp is a lithium battery also constructed of materials having low magnetic susceptibilities. The battery further includes a unique termina ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Peter Bettis, Karl Decerce: Self-advancing endoscope. Welch Allyn, Harris Beach & Wilcox, September 13, 1994: US05345925 (24 worldwide citation)


There is provided a propulsion unit that is incorporated in an endoscope or borescope. Advancement of the insertion tube through a passageway is attained by a series of washers or similar members that can be mounted on the insertion tube of the borescope and can independently move coaxially with res ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Earl R Holdren III, Richard W Mott, Charles L Mozeko, Jack A Belstadt, Jeffrey B Mallon, Philip Wutz, Michael F Pyszczek: Penlight having low magnetic susceptibility. Minrad, Hodgson Russ Andrews Woods & Goodyear, May 2, 2000: US06056415 (23 worldwide citation)


A penlight constructed of materials including metal components having very low magnetic susceptibilities is described. The battery powering the penlight lamp is a lithium battery also constructed of materials having low magnetic susceptibilities. The penlight is particularly useful in the vicinity o ...


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Kenneth E Kadziauskas, Mark E Steen, Jimmie B Allred III: Handpiece system for multiple phacoemulsification techniques. Advanced Medical Optics, Peter J Gluck, David C Weber, February 8, 2005: US06852092 (23 worldwide citation)


A handpiece system for multiple phacoemulsification procedures is provided which includes a housing having a distal end adapted for sealably and releasably engaging a plurality of nose cones and a sonic generator disposed within the housing. A horn having a body connected to the sonic generator and ...



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