Global Patent Index - EP 1080358 A2

EP 1080358 A2 2001-03-07 - METHOD FOR FEEDING A SAMPLE OR A CUTTING KNIFE INTO A CUTTING PLANE OF A MICROTOME

Title (en)

METHOD FOR FEEDING A SAMPLE OR A CUTTING KNIFE INTO A CUTTING PLANE OF A MICROTOME

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR ZUSTELLUNG EINER PROBE ODER EINES SCHNEIDMESSERS IN EINE SCHNITTEBENE EINES MIKROTOMS

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'AMENER UN PRELEVEMENT OU UNE LAME DANS UN PLAN DE COUPE D'UN MICROTOME

Publication

EP 1080358 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 00929207 A

Priority

  • DE 0000727 W
  • DE 19911005 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0054020A2] The invention relates to a method for feeding a sample or a cutting knife into the cutting plane of a microtome, especially the cutting plane of a disc microtome, via a feeding carriage. According to the inventive method, the feeding carriage is moved and fed to a surface sensor by means of a motor drive. The position of the motor drive is determined and compared to a stored position of the cutting plane when the sample surface contacts the surface sensor. Control signals for the motor drive are calculated from both position values. The feeding carriage is fed into the cutting plane by means of the motor drive and in view of said control signals.

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

G01N 1/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 1/06 (2013.01); G01N 2001/066 (2013.01); Y10T 83/04 (2015.04); Y10T 83/05 (2015.04); Y10T 83/051 (2015.04); Y10T 83/152 (2015.04); Y10T 83/178 (2015.04); Y10T 83/538 (2015.04); Y10T 83/541 (2015.04); Y10T 83/6492 (2015.04); Y10T 83/6667 (2015.04)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0054020A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0054020 A2 20000914; WO 0054020 A3 20001228; CA 2331520 A1 20000914; CN 1302374 A 20010704; DE 19911005 A1 20000928; EP 1080358 A2 20010307; JP 2002539424 A 20021119; US 6634268 B1 20031021

INPADOC legal status


2007-03-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060921

2001-03-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001021

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2001-03-07 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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