IPG Photonics. has filed a patent for a surgical laser system that uses optical data from reflected light to analyze treatment targets. The system includes a surgical fiber, photodetectors, and a computing device to control laser operation based on the analysis. GlobalData’s report on IPG Photonics gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Surgical laser system with fiber, photodetectors, and computing device

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: IPG Photonics Corp

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240016543A1) describes a surgical laser system designed to enhance precision and efficiency during surgical procedures. The system includes a surgical fiber that receives reflected light from a treatment target and surrounding area, along with at least two photodetectors that analyze the reflected light in different selected wavelength bands. A computing device then simultaneously evaluates the optical data from each photodetector based on characteristic criteria to determine whether the treatment target is a target material or a non-target material. This innovative system aims to improve surgical outcomes by providing real-time feedback and analysis during procedures.

Furthermore, the patent outlines a method for operating the surgical laser system, which involves positioning the surgical fiber to receive reflected light, analyzing the optical data using a computing device, and determining the nature of the treatment target. The method also includes utilizing a broad spectrum illumination light source or a treatment laser source to generate the necessary light for the procedure. By incorporating advanced technology and data analysis, this system offers a comprehensive approach to surgical laser procedures, allowing for precise targeting of materials and improved control over the laser source based on real-time feedback. Overall, the patent highlights the potential for enhanced surgical techniques and outcomes through the integration of advanced optical data analysis in laser systems.

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