Global Patent Index - EP 1066502 A1

EP 1066502 A1 2001-01-10 - AUTOMATED STAINING APPARATUS

Title (en)

AUTOMATED STAINING APPARATUS

Title (de)

AUTOMATISCHER FÄRBEAPPARAT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL AUTOMATISE DE COLORATION

Publication

EP 1066502 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98915168 A

Priority

US 9805919 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949295A1] Disclosed is an automated staining apparatus including an arm (30) moveable in three dimensions, and a hollow tip head (70) located on the arm including integral reagent tip head (40), wash tip (41) and blow tip (42) for selectively dispensing gas and liquid onto microscope slides. Also disclosed are various sub-components of the apparatus that are specifically adapted to the processing of specimens on slides.

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

G01N 1/30; G01N 35/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/30 (2006.01); G01N 1/31 (2006.01); G02B 21/34 (2006.01); G01N 35/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/312 (2013.01); G01N 35/109 (2013.01); G01N 2001/317 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9949295A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9949295 A1 19990930; AU 6941798 A 19991018; AU 762808 B2 20030703; CA 2325583 A1 19990930; EP 1066502 A1 20010110; JP 2002507738 A 20020312

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060902

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001020

2001-01-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE