Global Patent Index - EP 1159640 A1

EP 1159640 A1 2001-12-05 - MINIATURIZED OPTO-ELECTRONIC MAGNIFYING SYSTEM

Title (en)

MINIATURIZED OPTO-ELECTRONIC MAGNIFYING SYSTEM

Title (de)

MINIATURISIERTES OPTO-ELEKTRONISCHES VERGRÖSSERUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'AGRANDISSEUR OPTRONIQUE MINIATURISE

Publication

EP 1159640 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99966190 A

Priority

  • US 9929559 W
  • US 11217298 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0036440A1] An opto-electronic image magnifying system. The magnifiying system includes: a light source (38, 39) which illuminates an object to be viewed; a miniaturized opto-electronic magnifier module (MOM), made of a lens (31) and a photodetector array (32), which receives the light from the illuminated object; an electronic circuit (34) which receives the signal from the MOM; a video-monitor (35) which receives the magnified signal from the electronic circuit and displays the image. The opto-electronic image magnifying system allows for small objects or features of small objects to be observed in which historically compound microscopes or specialized optical viewing systems were required to observe the small objects.

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

G02B 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 21/65 (2006.01); G01N 21/27 (2006.01); G01N 21/35 (2006.01); G02B 21/00 (2006.01); G02B 21/24 (2006.01); G02B 21/36 (2006.01); H04N 5/228 (2006.01); H04N 5/335 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 21/36 (2013.01); G02B 21/0008 (2013.01); G02B 21/24 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0036440 A1 20000622; AU 2179500 A 20000703; EP 1159640 A1 20011205; EP 1159640 A4 20030122; JP 2002532726 A 20021002; JP 2011043508 A 20110303; JP 5337774 B2 20131106

INPADOC legal status


2005-10-12 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20050522

2004-05-26 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE GB

2003-05-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030401

2003-01-22 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20021206

2003-01-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE GB

2003-01-22 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 02B 3/00 A, 7G 02B 21/00 B, 7G 01N 21/55 B

2001-12-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010630

2001-12-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE GB

2001-12-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2001-12-05 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI