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Thomas Edward Pelchy, James Edward Grecco, Edward Arthur Johnson, Robert L Vivenzio, Douglas J West, Richard L Bingham: Tab imager assembly for use in an endoscope. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama Bilinski & Burr, January 12, 1999: US05857963 (160 worldwide citation)


A solid state imager assembly for use in an endoscope in which a TAB imager package is mounted within the horizontal leg of a T-shaped support member. Circuitry for servicing the imager is mounted on the vertical leg of the support member. In one embodiment of the invention, the vertical component o ...


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Raymond A Lia, Robert L Vivenzio: Endoscope steering section. Welch Allyn, Bruns and Wall, October 20, 1987: US04700693 (147 worldwide citation)


A steering section for an endoscope or borescope employs a plurality of steering cables passing through peripheral bores in axially aligned flat washers. Spacer beads are strung on the cables between the washers to define hinges for the bending of the steering section. Pairs of hemispherical beads a ...


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Thomas Edward Pelchy, James Edward Grecco, Edward Arthur Johnson, Robert L Vivenzio, Raymond Albert Lia, Douglas J West, Dominck Danna, Richard L Bingham: Imager assembly. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, May 19, 1998: US05754313 (108 worldwide citation)


A solid state imager assembly for use in an insertion tube of a video endoscope that includes a TAB imager package having fine pitch leads extending outwardly to either side of the imager. A transparent window covers the imager. A first hybrid board is attached to one set of leads and a second hybri ...


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Frederick F Schweitzer Jr, Raymond A Lia, Robert L Vivenzio, Kenneth J Burdick, Dominick Danna: Combination SPO2/temperature measuring apparatus. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama & Billinski, February 1, 2005: US06850789 (101 worldwide citation)


A medical diagnostic instrument includes at least one blood oxygen saturation sensor and at least one temperature sensor. The sensors are being capable of measuring blood oxygen saturation and temperature simultaneously after insertion of a probe portion of the instrument relative to a defined body ...


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Allan I Krauter, Robert L Vivenzio: Proximal steering cable adjustment. Welch Allyn, Harris Beach & Wilcox, November 1, 1994: US05359994 (81 worldwide citation)


A steering control unit for a cable-actuated bending neck of an elongated probe has a cable slack adjustment mechanism disposed on the proximal end of the unit. This permits field service of the probe and allows for a watertight housing. The adjustment mechanism employs hollow adjuster screws that a ...


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Chris R Roberts, Corinn C Fahrenkrug, Allan I Krauter, Shawn A Briggman, Michael A Pasik, Peter J Davis, John R Strom, Charles N Stewart, Jon R Salvati, Robert L Vivenzio: Electrical adapter for medical diagnostic instruments using LEDs as illumination sources. Welch Allyn, Marjama & Bilinski, October 2, 2007: US07276025 (78 worldwide citation)


An adapter for permitting a medical diagnostic instrument having an illumination source including at least one LED (light emitting diode) to be used with a power supply normally configured for use with a diagnostic instrument having at least one incandescent lamp as an illumination source. The adapt ...


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Allan I Krauter, Robert L Vivenzio: Elastomer-ePTFE biopsy channel. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, October 24, 1989: US04875468 (74 worldwide citation)


A biopsy channel for a borescope or endoscope is formed of a thin-wall elastomeric tubular sleeve or sheath that is interference fitted over an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) liner. An end fitting can be formed of a metal or plastic tube, preferably with an internal chamfer. This can be s ...


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Allan I Krauter, Robert L Vivenzio: Connector for optical sensor. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, March 5, 1991: US04998182 (62 worldwide citation)


A connector is provided for a highly miniaturized integrated circuit imager that is supported in a sealed package that has a transparent distal plate and a plurality of connector pins that extend proximally from the package. The connector pins are trimmed short and metal coil springs are disposed on ...


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Allan I Krauter, Robert L Vivenzio: Biopsy channel for endoscope. Welch Allyn, Bruns and Wall, December 22, 1987: US04714075 (60 worldwide citation)


A biopsy channel for use in the insertion tube of an endoscope or borescope having a reinforced length that passes through the steering section of the tube which can be bent to a small radius without collapsing or losing its circularity. The tubing is preferably a heat softenable thermoplastic and t ...


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Allan I Krauter, Michael P Kehoskie, Robert L Vivenzio: Torque override knob for endoscopes, borescopes, or guide tubes. Welch Allyn, Harris Beach & Wilcox, March 5, 1996: US05496260 (41 worldwide citation)


A manually rotated knob drive mechanism incorporates a torque override feature. If the knob turning force exceeds a predetermined torque limit the feature permits slippage between the knob and the associated stem or drive shaft. The knob can continue to rotate, under slippage, until the knob and ste ...



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