System and method for deposition and removal of an optical element on an endoscope objective

Patent Number: 9386909

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

An applicator suitable for converting a white-light endoscope into an endoscope for combined white-light/fluorescence imaging is disclosed. The applicator facilitates attachment of an optical element, for example an optical filter, to a distal optical port of an endoscope. The applicator engages with alignment feature on the endoscope's distal end and releasably supports the optical element in an opening that is aligned with the optical port. The optical element is released in a proximal direction by pressing down on an actuator.


First Name Last Name City State Country
John P. Fengler - - -
Gary Bernhard Jenne - - -
John Senger - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 B 1 00
A 61 B 1 05
B 29 C 65 48
B 32 B 37 10
A 61 B 1 04
A 61 B 1 06
B 29 C 65 58


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
Nyko Technologies, Inc. - - - - -