Global Patent Index - EP 1332396 A2

EP 1332396 A2 20030806 - CYTOLOGICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Title (en)

CYTOLOGICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Title (de)

CYTOLOGISCHE ABBILDUNGSSYSTEME UND -METHODEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEMES ET PROCEDES D'IMAGERIE CYTOLOGIQUE

Publication

EP 1332396 A2 20030806 (EN)

Application

EP 01989956 A 20011105

Priority

  • US 0146810 W 20011105
  • US 24597100 P 20001103

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0237158A2] The present invention relates to the analysis of specimens. Specifically, the invention relates to methods and apparatus for reviewing specimen slides, including apparatus for holding the slides. The invention also relates to an automatic focusing method for an imaging system and methods for accommodating vibration in the imaging system. In particular, the methods and apparatus may be applied to the automated analysis of cytological specimen slides.

IPC 1-7

G02B 21/00; G02B 21/32

IPC 8 full level

G01N 33/48 (2006.01); G01N 1/30 (2006.01); G01N 21/01 (2006.01); G01N 21/17 (2006.01); G02B 21/00 (2006.01); G02B 21/26 (2006.01); G02B 21/32 (2006.01); G02B 21/34 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G02B 21/241 (2013.01); G02B 21/244 (2013.01); G02B 21/365 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0237158A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0237158 A2 20020510; WO 0237158 A3 20030130; WO 0237158 A8 20040429; AU 2002228837 B2 20070628; AU 2007219377 A1 20071018; AU 2007219377 A2 20071018; AU 2007219377 B2 20101125; AU 2883702 A 20020515; EP 1332396 A2 20030806; EP 2299307 A2 20110323; EP 2299307 A3 20110504; JP 2004517349 A 20040610; JP 2008112190 A 20080515

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 0146810 W 20011105; AU 2002228837 A 20011105; AU 2007219377 A 20070928; AU 2883702 A 20011105; EP 01989956 A 20011105; EP 10180715 A 20011105; JP 2002539859 A 20011105; JP 2008010873 A 20080121