Patent Number: 6,295,082

Title: Camera head with digital memory for storing information about the image sensor

Abstract: An apparatus sends electrical signals that represent an optical image to a processor for conversion to video signals suitable for display on a display device. The apparatus includes a device for insertion into a region to be viewed for developing an optical image of the region, an imager for generating electrical signals that represent the optical image, and a digital memory for storing information about the imager. The device is adapted to be connected to the processor so that the processor can receive the electrical signals from the imager and obtain information from the digital memory. The processor uses the information from the digital memory in performing the conversion.

Inventors: Dowdy; Clifford A. (Piedmont, OK), Fields; William P. (Edmond, OK), Womack; Garry L. (Edmond, OK), Burnett; Michael R. (Oklahoma City, OK)

Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 5/232 (20060101); H04N 007/18 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018