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On August 11, 2015, the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 9,101,266 to Endochoice, Inc., which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.
11 Aug, 2015
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The '266 patent is directed towards a tip section of a multi-camera endoscope. The tip section has a front looking camera and a front discrete illuminator to essentially illuminate the Field Of View (FOV) of said front looking camera, a right side looking camera and a right discrete illuminator to essentially illuminate the FOV of said right side looking camera, a left side looking camera and a left discrete illuminator to essentially illuminate the FOV of said left side looking camera, and a multi component cover configured to cover and seal the tip section such as to essentially prevent entry of fluids from the environment of said endoscope to inner parts of said tip section.

Independent Claim 1 describes "a tip section of a multi-camera endoscope, the tip section comprising: an electronics and fluid channeling component, wherein said electronics and fluid channeling component comprises a front looking camera and a front discrete illuminator to essentially illuminate a field of view of said front looking camera; a right side looking camera and a right discrete illuminator to essentially illuminate a field of view of said right side looking camera; a left side looking camera and a left discrete illuminator to essentially illuminate a field of view of said left side looking camera; and a multi component cover configured to cover and seal said electronics and fluid channeling component so as to essentially prevent physically exposing said electronics and fluid channeling component to fluids, wherein the multi component cover comprises: a distal component configured to cover a distal part of said electronics and fluid channeling component, wherein the distal component comprises two curved side walls wherein each curved side wall comprises a recess configured to accommodate a portion of one of the left side looking camera or right side looking camera; and a proximal component configured to cover a proximal part of said electronics and fluid channeling component, wherein said distal component and said proximal component are configured to abut to cover said electronics and fluid channeling component, wherein the proximal component comprises two curved side walls wherein each curved side wall comprises a recess configured to accommodate a portion of one of the left side looking camera or right side looking camera and wherein the recess of the proximal component abuts the recess of the distal component.”