Global Patent Index - EP 0964641 A4

EP 0964641 A4 2000-04-19 - TISSUE EXAMINATION

Title (en)

TISSUE EXAMINATION

Title (de)

GEWEBE-UNTERSUCHUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'EXAMEN DE TISSUS

Publication

EP 0964641 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98902445 A

Priority

  • US 9800377 W
  • US 78244297 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9831283A1] A tissue examination device includes a sensor which produces signals in response to pressure imposed on the sensor as the sensor is pressed against the tissue. A vibrator (38) vibrates the tissue and a processor detects the response of underlying tissue structures to the vibrations from the signals produced by the sensor, and discriminates between different types of underlying tissue structures based on the response. The processor (35) may determine the extent to which the underlying tissue structures are vibrated within the tissue based on the signals produced by the sensor, and discriminate between the different tissue types based on the extent to the vibration.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 5/103; A61B 9/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/103 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/4312 (2013.01); A61B 5/0051 (2013.01); A61B 2562/0247 (2013.01); A61B 2562/046 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR

EPO simple patent family

WO 9831283 A1 19980723; CA 2277328 A1 19980723; EP 0964641 A1 19991222; EP 0964641 A4 20000419

INPADOC legal status


2002-02-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010801

2000-04-19 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000303

2000-04-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE FR

2000-04-19 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 61B 5/103 A, 7A 61B 9/00 B

1999-12-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990705

1999-12-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR