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The Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. patent solves the following problem:
Medical laser used in the method of treatment that involves various areas of practice, including, for example, urology, neurology, otorhinolaryngology, general anesthetic in eye, dentistry, gastroenterology, cardiology, gynecology, and thoracic and orthopedic procedures. Usually, these methods require precisely controlled delivery of laser energy, and often the places where the laser energy delivered is located deep within the body; for example, the prostate or the Fallopian tube. Because of the location of the target tissues deep within the body, the medical procedure requires that the optical fiber that is flexible and maneuver. Various sources of light can be used with optical fiber devices dependent upon the need for light source; for example, pulsed laser, diode laser and neodymium laser can be used as a light source. Representative laser used in medical treatment methods include Ho: YAG laser and Nd: YAG laser.
Our analysis of this patent is as follows:
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.’s patent US 9456871 B2 deals with Side-firing fiber delivery device with active cooling cap.
An optical fiber includes an internal fiber, an end face, a first cap member and a second member of the cap. The internal fiber ends of a fiber tip. The end face pass laser energy delivered through the internal fiber. The first member of the cap has on the face at the end and includes a first end of a first side of the face end and a second end of a second side of the face end. The second member of the cap provided on the first of the cap and includes a first end of the first side of the face end and a second end of the second side of the face, the second end of the second member of the cap is attached to the second end of the first members of the cap.
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