Patents by Inventor Klaus-Peter Hipp

Klaus-Peter Hipp 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: 8608645
    Abstract: A stereo-endoscope is provided having a hollow shank with two axially parallel optical channels, which channels run through the hollow shank and respectively form at least a section of an image path to respective oculars of a binocular observation device arranged on the proximal end of the hollow shank. Moreover, the stereo-endoscope includes a camera connection, and one of the optical channels also forms at least one section of an image path to the camera connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Boebel, Alexander Frank, Klaus-Peter Hipp, Rudolf Heimberger, Felix Bitrolf, Friedrich Haehnle, Carl-Sebastian Wagner, Stephan Prestel, Gerhard Fritz Buess
  • Patent number: 8118729
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument with a hollow shank which on the proximal side is provided with a connection part with at least one suction connection and/or rinsing connection, with a coupling part for fixing a working insert. The coupling part is mounted rotatably with respect to the connection part and the coupling part is detachably connected to the connection part. The endoscopic instrument further includes an annular axial seal which is arranged between the connection part and the coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Hipp, Ludwig Bonnet, Michael Fritz, Thomas Ernst, Hubertus Riedmiller
  • Publication number: 20090292170
    Abstract: A stereo-endoscope is provided having a hollow shank with two axially parallel optical channels, which channels run through the hollow shank and respectively form at least a section of an image path to respective oculars of a binocular observation device arranged on the proximal end of the hollow shank. Moreover, the stereo-endoscope includes a camera connection, and one of the optical channels also forms at least one section of an image path to the camera connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: RICHARD WOLF GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred BOEBEL, Alexander FRANK, Klaus-Peter HIPP, Rudolf HEIMBERGER, Felix BITROLF, Friedrich HAHNLE, Carl-Sebastian WAGNER, Stephan PRESTEL, Gerhard Fritz BUESS
  • Publication number: 20060063975
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument with a hollow shank which on the proximal side is provided with a connection part with at least one suction connection and/or rinsing connection, with a coupling part for fixing a working insert. The coupling part is mounted rotatably with respect to the connection part. The endoscopic instrument furthermore includes means for the detachable connection of the coupling part and the connection part, as well as an annular axial seal which is arranged between the connection part and the coupling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Hipp, Ludwig Bonnet, Michael Fritz, Thomas Ernst, Hubertus Riedmiller
  • Publication number: 20050267448
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument, having a shank (2) envisaged for introduction into a body opening (8), has on its outer surface raised parts (10) lying at the corner points of a polygon, so that an essentially linear contact is formed between the shank (2) and the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Ludwig Bonnet, Klaus-Peter Hipp, Thomas Ernst, Michael Fritz
  • Patent number: 5707340
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device which serves to connect an endoscope with an auxiliary apparatus, for example to a video camera, an objective or an ocular funnel. The device comprises a main body with a central recess for receiving the proximal end of the endoscope. Within the main body at least one lever is pivotably mounted, which juts into the central recess by an impinging spring force. This lever can be locked into the position in which it juts into the recess, by means of a clamping ring arranged on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Peter Hipp, Klaus Schrumpf
  • Patent number: 5706143
    Abstract: A magnetically actuated optical focusing device is provided. The focusing device comprises a housing with an optical component being displaceably and rotatably arranged therein. The optical component is ferromagnetically coupled, via an internal magnet arranged thereon, to an external magnet arranged outside of the housing, the external magnet being fixed to a focusing ring which is rotatably mounted on the housing. When the focusing ring is rotated, the ferromagnetic attraction between the magnets is sufficient to drive the internal magnet through a helical channel defined on the internal surface of the housing, thus causing the optical component to be longitudinally displaced within the housing. The helical channel exerts sufficient restraining force on the inner magnet so that the inner magnet remains in a particular position along the channel even if the ferromagnetic coupling between the magnets is broken down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Hipp