Patent Number: 6,801,325

Title: Method and devices for inspecting and calibrating of stereoscopic endoscopes

Abstract: Methods and devices for inspecting and calibrating a stereoscopic imaging device, such as a binocular endoscope. In one exemplary embodiment, the method of the present invention measures a fringe pattern from light emitted through two channels of the device. An angle of each of the fringe pattern can be measured so as to allow a diopter difference between the channels to be calculated.

Inventors: Farr; Mina (Palo Alto, CA), Petersen; Alan (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

International Classification: G01M 11/00 (20060101); G01B 009/02 (); A61B 001/00 (); A61B 001/05 ()

Expiration Date: 10/05/2021