Patents by Inventor France M. Bessette

France M. Bessette has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4054128
    Abstract: The disclosure herein describes a carrier adapted to receive observation and/or manipulation instruments; the carrier consists of a train of articulated segments whose angular displacement is controlled by a series of magnetic clutches; the leading segment is guided from the carrier's proximal end, and the guide angle is repeated automatically at the articulations of all following segments; a central channel in each segment accepts instruments for observation and manipulation. One advantageous application of the present carrier is its use as an endoscope for inspecting a hollow portion in a living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1977
    Assignee: Universite de Sherbrooke
    Inventors: Wolf D. Seufert, France M. Bessette