ENDOSCOPE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING COMPONENTS OF AN OPTICAL SYSTEM

  • US 20090182199A1
  • Filed: 03/30/2009
  • Published: 07/16/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An endoscope, comprising:

  • a tubular shaft,an optical system having several components, said components of said optical system are contained in an interior of said tubular shaft,said components of said optical system are surrounded by a support piece made of a shrunk material, whereinsaid shrunk material is a transparent material,said support piece made of said transparent material has a shape of a tube, andsaid tube containing said components of said optical system has been shrunk prior to inserting said tube into said interior of said tubular shaft, for allowing a visual check of a position of said components relative to one another.

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