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Solid-state imaging device Patent #: 4442456
ApplicationNo. 06/426927 filed on 09/29/1982
US Classes:348/71, Color TV348/373, Support or housing600/110Having signal wires
ExaminersPrimary: Britton, Howard W.
Assistant: Peng, John K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH04N 5/225 (20060101)
H04N 7/18 (20060101)
A61B 1/05 (20060101)
AbstractA compact image sensor package for use in an endoscope or borescope in which a lens system, a solid state image sensor and a circuit board are mounted in tandem within a cylindrical sealed housing. The assembly is positioned within the viewing head of the instrument so that an image of a given target is recorded on the sensor and an electrical output signal indicative of the image data is transmitted out of the package via either an optical or electrical transmission line.