Global Patent Index - EP 1187555 A4

EP 1187555 A4 2004-12-01 - IMPROVED METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-PHOTON PHOTO-ACTIVATION AND DETECTION OF MOLECULAR AGENTS

Title (en)

IMPROVED METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-PHOTON PHOTO-ACTIVATION AND DETECTION OF MOLECULAR AGENTS

Title (de)

VERBESSERTE VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR MULTIPHOTON PHOTOAKTIVIERUNG UND ZUR BESTIMMUNG MOLEKULARER SUBSTANZEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET APPAREIL AMELIORES POUR LA PHOTO-EXCITATION MULTIPHOTONIQUE ET LA DETECTION D'AGENTS MOLECULAIRES

Publication

EP 1187555 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 00937691 A

Priority

  • US 0014169 W
  • US 13588699 P
  • US 56998200 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0071028A1] A method and apparatus for diagnosis or imaging of a particular volume of material, including the steps of treating the particular volume of material with light sufficient to promote a multi-photon excitation of at least one photo-active agent contained on or within the particular volume of the material, wherein the at least one photo-active agent becomes active in the particular volume of the material, thereby resulting in the production of an optical signal, and wherein such optical signal is captured in electronic form for diagnosis or imaging of the particular volume of material.

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

A61B 6/00; A61B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 21/64 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 10/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/103 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/444 (2013.01); A61B 5/0059 (2013.01); A61B 5/0091 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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 0071028 A1 20001130; AR 024101 A1 20020904; AU 5283000 A 20001212; EP 1187555 A1 20020320; EP 1187555 A4 20041201; JP 2003500094 A 20030107; TW 487565 B 20020521

INPADOC legal status


2007-04-25 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070313

2005-06-01 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050415

2004-12-01 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20041020

2004-12-01 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 61B 6/00 A

2004-12-01 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 61B 5/00 B

2002-03-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011217

2002-03-20 [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

2002-03-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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